Tuesday, February 08, 2011


This blog has moved to http://largebluefootballs.wordpress.com/

This site will remain.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Iranian regime rewrites the story of Esther

Given that the Iranian regime sponsors denial of the twentueth centiry Holocaust, I guess it shouldn't surprise us that the regime is now rewriting the Purim story. Here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ernest Lloyd, 1913-2010

A very sad day for the Messianic movement. Here.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Antisemitism: the anti-imperialism of fools

Steve Silver with a brilliant piece, here. I believe that, as well as beiong a freelance investigative journalist, Steve Silver is also a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. What is the world coming to, when an adherent to a transparently godless ideology has clearer thinking on antisemitism than some evangelicals?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"These things were written down for our instruction"

So, can someone please tell me what lessons God's people are to draw from this passage? Genuine question.

UCU: A schizophrenic union?

UCU will be marking Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January. Does this mean UCU is now taking antisemitism seriously? I doubt it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

UCU: can the last one out, please turn out the lights

For the last few years, my trade union has been obsessed with boycotting Israeli (and only ever Israeli) academics. In the process, it has treated legitimate concerns about antisemitism with contempt, click here for a long list of evidence. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, UCU invited a man who has been charged with hate speech against Jews to strategise an anti-Israel boycott. As if that wasn't bad enough, senior figures within UCU have subsequently sought to justify this, here and here. Reasons to remain a member of UCU on a postcard, please.