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avatar Petra Marquardt-Bigman
Petra Marquardt-Bigman is a German-Israeli freelance writer and researcher with a Ph.D. in contemporary history. Her blog, The Warped Mirror, has been published by The Jerusalem Post since late 2006, and her writings have appeared at The Guardian's Comment is Free, World Politics Review, The Commentator and other sites.

ARTICLES BY: Petra Marquardt-Bigman


October 2, 2015 5:01 am
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Amnesty International Defends Palestinian Who Uses His Children to Provoke Israeli Soldiers

How would you like your children being taught about human rights by a veteran Palestinian activist who has pushed his own children for years to...

June 8, 2015 5:31 pm
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No Truth in Advertising: Max Blumenthal’s New Book on Gaza

With his last book Goliath published in fall 2013, Max Blumenthal hoped to popularize the antisemitic comparison between Israel and Nazi Germany. But he and...

March 20, 2015 10:40 am
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Guardian Promotes Anti-Israeli Pundit Max Blumenthal to ‘Israel Affairs Specialist’

A recent Guardian article celebrating reports that Tony Blair was about to "step back from his role as a peace envoy for the Middle East" referred to...

September 2, 2014 8:29 pm
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Ken Roth’s Twitter War Against Israel

After I recently wrote about Ken Roth's preposterous defense of the tunnels dug by Hamas in order to attack Israeli communities near Gaza, I realized...

August 22, 2014 2:35 pm
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Human Rights Watch Official Justifies Hamas’ Use of Terror Tunnels

Tuesday night, just when Hamas got ready to launch rockets at Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion airport, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Ken Roth took...

June 15, 2014 3:57 pm
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Anti-Israel Activists Thrilled by Abduction of Israeli Teens

Shaped largely by its co-founder and "Executive Director" Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada (EI) is described on its own website as an award-winning and widely...

May 16, 2014 9:47 am
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Max Blumenthal Attracts Jew Haters of All Stripes

Max Blumenthal, the proud author of a book that equates Israel with Nazi Germany, keeps complaining that he is being unfairly accused of anti-Semitism. According to...

April 27, 2014 11:30 am
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The Palestinians and the Holocaust

In the past few weeks, several reports highlighted the vitriolic backlash that followed a visit by a group of Palestinian students to Auschwitz at the...

February 19, 2014 11:12 am
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Free Speech and Antisemitism: Max Blumenthal’s Goliath

When the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) released its 2013 list of the "Top 10 Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs" at the end of December, Max Blumenthal reacted with...

February 6, 2014 1:27 pm
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How The New York Times Whitewashed the Anti-Semitism of the BDS Movement

A few days ago, anti-Israel activists noted with considerable satisfaction that several recently published New York Times (NYT) articles seemed to justify the conclusion that the...

December 18, 2013 11:05 am
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Democratic Think Tank Spreads Max Blumenthal’s Hateful Lies Against Israel

Since I wrote a few weeks ago about the publication of a vicious anti-Israel screed authored by Max Blumenthal, there have been some noteworthy new developments....

November 15, 2013 10:29 am
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David Duke, Other Anti-Semites Praise Max Blumenthal’s ‘I Hate Israel Handbook’

Coinciding with last weekend's 75th anniversary of the "Kristallnacht" pogrom by the Nazis, several institutions in Berlin, including the Jewish Museum, organized an "International Conference...

July 3, 2013 10:17 am
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Dumb and Dumber About Antisemitism in Germany

Really, what could be antisemitic about picturing Israel as an ugly greedy monster with horns? Why on earth would anybody take offense to see Israel...

May 3, 2013 10:32 am
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Stormfront Material from Columbia University Professor Joseph Massad

In one of his recent columns for Al Jazeera, Columbia University professor Joseph Massad holds forth on the topic of "Israel and the politics of...

Culture

Film Documenting New Immigrant Wins ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat praised the winners of the recent "Inspired by Israel"...

Driver’s or Pilot’s License? Israeli Company to Develop Flying Electric Car

JNS.org - Metro Skyways, a subsidiary of Israeli company Urban Aeronautics based in Yavne,...

Features

After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv

JNS.org - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...

Holocaust Survivors’ Grandchildren Keep Stories Alive With Help of Vast Archives

JNS.org - As the world marks Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) this week, staffers...

On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Educating the Next Generation

JNS.org - As Sunday evening approached in Israel, stores and businesses shuttered early while the...

World

Leading US Jewish Groups Laud Trump’s ‘Clear, Forceful’ H...

Leading American Jewish groups were quick to praise President Donald Trump's forthright condemnation of antisemitism during a Holocaust commemoration speech...

Israel

Israel-Germany Relationship ‘Unchanged,’ Says Sigmar Gabriel Af...

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel moved quickly to defuse a diplomatic row with Israel on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Iranian Opposition Group: Tehran Violating JCPOA With Covert Nukes Research...

Iran is cheating on its historical deal with the US by secretly conducting research into nuclear weapons components such as...

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