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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017


David Collier

Blogger and activist

A pro-Israel online researcher and commentator, David Collier is notable for his strong stomach. He not only argues with anti-Zionists and antisemites, he examines their ideology, claims, and writings in excruciating detail, relentlessly going back to the sources to fact-check every one of their accusations.

Collier lived in Israel for two decades, and has maintained contacts across the political spectrum. On his website, he posts detailed research and rebuttals of Israel’s detractors, venturing into some of the darkest corners of the Internet where neo-Nazis and supporters of terrorism are lurking, even arguing with Holocaust deniers.

His work places special emphasis on revisionist histories of Israel and particularly the BDS movement, which he says is an existential threat because it “destroys any possibility of mutual empathy between Israelis and Palestinians, making peace impossible. Increasingly, it is also making any mutual empathy between gentiles and Jews impossible.” (Photo credit: Facebook.)


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