Daily Archives: December 31, 2015

Richard Burden MP, the anti-Israel troll?

Richard Burden, a Labour Member of Parliament for a Birmingham constituency, accuses me of being a troll. He tweeted as much on 29th December (see below).

All I have been doing is pointing out to him the amount of time he dedicates to undermining Israel as opposed to helping the people in his constituency.


Burden’s twitter profile describes him as “Labour MP & community advocate for Birmingham Northfield. Shadow Minister for aviation, shipping, strategic networks & road safety.”

As you can see there is no mention of Israel in his job description. Yet, a large proportion of his tweets are spent dedicated to attacking Israel.

Obviously, the time he spends attacking Israel on twitter is less time for him to spend on thinking about how to improve the lives of the good people of Birmingham Northfield.

Considering his salary is paid for partly by the people of Birmingham Northfield, via their taxes, surely he should dedicate his time to working for them as well as fulfilling his shadow ministry duties.

Only yesterday (30th December) Burden was attacking Israel yet again.


AP Jerusalem correspondent Matti Friedman describes Breaking The Silence like this:

Today, like B’Tselem and others, it’s a group funded in large part by European money which serves mainly to provide international reporters with the lurid examples of Israeli malfeasance that they crave. They are not speaking to Israelis, but are rather exploiting Israelis’ uniquely talkative and transparent nature in order to defame them.

Over the next year I will publish on this page all of Richard Burden’s tweets about Israel. Then we can see who the real troll is; myself for merely pointing them out or Richard Burden MP in his constant trolling of the Jewish state.

The people of Birmingham Northfield can then decide whether Burden is more dedicated to working for them or to defaming the Jewish state.

Oh, did I mention that Burden met Hamas in 2007? As we know Hamas, in its own words, is dedicated to the destruction of the Jewish state as well as to every single Jewish person whether in Israel or not (see Article 7 of the Hamas Charter).

In the meantime wishing you a happy new year and thank you for visiting here over the last year.