Some Israellycool Achievements

Going Beyond the Echo Chamber

  • A pro-palestinian female Arab blogger set up a Wikipedia page for Israellycool after she became a regular listener of our podcast
  • Dubai businessman Thani Al Shirawi gave David a shoutout at the Israel-Dubai conference. In the shoutout, which you can view here, Thani acknowledged their longtime friendship (predating the Abraham Accords), and spoke in defense of Zionism, which is something he learned more about through David. Thani is a staunch supporter of Israellycool and has even helped David in his fundraising efforts
  • A former Palestinian Salafi radical is a huge fan of Israellycool and has chosen it as the platform to tell his story
  • A Syrian refugee approached us in order to connect with Jewish people
  • Legendary singer Alan Parsons shared an Israellycool post to rebuff infamous antisemite Roger Waters
  • David Gilmour, Roger Waters’ former Pink Floyd bandmate, starting following Israellycool on Twitter after we posted a video documenting Waters’ history of antisemitism
  • David’s connections with celebrities like Disturbed (band) lead singer David Draiman and Hollywood actor Mark Pellegrino have led to them writing for Israellycool and being interviewed for the website
  • Our pieces on Israel-hating APAN President Nasser Mashni have been picked up by Sky News Australia and other mainstream media outletsin Australia, leading to his “Mr Nice Guy” persona being ripped apart

Going on the Offense

  • number of people posting antisemitic things have renounced their ways and promised to promote tolerance following Israellycool exposes on them
  • “Shirley Temper” Ahed Tamimi was arrested for incitement following an Israellycool expose of her Instagram story
  • An Israellycool post on the anti-Semitic social media postings of doctor Lara Kollab, including a tweet suggesting she would give Jews the wrong medications, led to the story hitting the mainstream media, and the State Medical Board of Ohio permanently revoking her medical training certificate.
  • Our expose on the antisemitic social media postings of Robert Chikindas, a tenured professor at Rutgers University, led to much media attention, resulting in him being removed from teaching required courses, removed from his leadership position as director of the Center for Digestive Health, being required to participate in a cultural sensitivity training program, and being subject to ongoing monitoring.
  • Following a post on how Jew-hater Suhair Nafal received a leadership award from the California State Assembly (with the award being signed by an Assemblywoman), the award was withdrawn and Nafal made to delete her post announcing she had won it
  • Baseball hall of famer Johnny Bench apologized for an antisemitic “joke” following an Israellycool video of the “joke” going viral

Credibility

  • The Simon Wiesenthal Center called for the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security to investigate possible links between Iran and the antisemitic Mapping Project following an Israellycool post demonstrating the likely connection. Subsequently, Rep. Jack Bergman called on the Justice Department to investigate.
  • Israellycool’s posts on antisemitic Adelaide University student newspaper editor Habibah Jaghoori led to high-profile Australian journalist Andrew Bolt covering the story, which helped put pressure on the student union to sack her as editor.
  • In 2013, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon used an Israellycool rebuttal to a Palestinian video in order to create his own rebuttal video .
  • Israellycool’s groundbreaking research, scoops, huge archive of materials, and diverse content has meant that larger organizations like StandWithUs, Honest Reporting, Camera, Canary Mission, Ireland-Israel Alliance, and Im Tirtzu are regularly using and building off Israellycool posts.
  • Israellycool has been cited in many published books, including:
    • Anti-Zionism on Campus: The University, Free Speech, and BDS (Andrew Pessin, ‎Doron S. Ben-Atar, 2018)
    • Judaism, Antisemitism, and Holocaust: Making the Connections (David Patterson, 2022)
    • Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, Volume 46 (Yoram Dinstein, ‎Jeff Lahav, 2016)
    • Media Dictatorship, How Schools and Educators Can Defend Freedom of Speech (Cedrick Ngalande, 2022)
    • Jihad and the West: Black Flag over Babylon (Mark Silinsky, 2016)
    • Swimming Against the Current Reimagining Jewish Tradition in the Twenty-First Century. Essays in Honor of Chaim Seidler-Feller (2020)
    • Israeli Discourse and the West Bank Dialectics of Normalization and Estrangement (Elie Friedman, Dalia Gavriely-Nuri, 2017)
    • Education under attack (Brendan O’Malley, 2010)
    • The Sephardim in the Holocaust: A Forgotten People (Isaac Jack Lévy, ‎Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt, 2020)
    • Can “The Whole World” Be Wrong? Lethal Journalism, Antisemitism, and Global Jihad (Richard Landes, 2022)
    • A Brief and Visual History of Antisemitism (Israel B. Bitton, 2022)

Scoops

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