web analytics
May 23, 2015 / 5 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


Melanie Philips: What Makes Her Tick?


             Rarely does a week pass without my encountering brilliant commentary from Melanie Philips in the international media on a variety of subjects, among them human rights, anti-Semitism, human evolution, science, multiculturalism, freedom of speech and political responsibility. The primary target of her keen eye however, is Islam – Islamic terrorism, shariya law, Islamic education and methods of indoctrination. Among journalists she is incomparable in her clear vision and acute sense of observation. I do not cease to marvel at her courageous outspokenness not only in the British press — her professional territory — but in the written and electronic media worldwide.
 Melanie Philips claims that U.S. President Obama adheres to “revolutionary Marxism.” She firmly believes that he is “adopting the agenda of the Islamists“, being “firmly in the Islamists’ camp,” and appointing “fifth columnists” for Iran to his administration! She wonders if Obama is secretly a Muslim. She writes: “We are entitled to ask precisely when he stopped being a Muslim, and why. Did Obama embrace Christianity as a tactical maneuver to get himself elected?”
Among others, Melanie Philips has, unlike any journalist abroad or in Israel, insinuated that the Obama administration seeks “a final solution” for Israel, warning that the “new distortions supplied by Obama” now “pose the greatest single danger to Israel’s security and existence!”
            Who is Melanie Philips and what makes her tick?
Melanie was born into a Jewish family in London where her father was a dress salesman and her mother ran a children’s clothing shop. She was educated at Putney High School, a girls’ independent school in Putney, London, and later graduated from St Anne’s College in Oxford where she majored in English. She trained as a journalist on the Evening Echo, a local newspaper but after winning the Young Journalist of the Year award in 1976, Melanie was appointed to The Guardian newspaper as its social services correspondent and social policy writer.
After leaving The Guardian, Ms Phillips took her opinion column to the Guardian’s sister-paper The Observer in 1993, and then to the Sunday Times in 1998, before writing regularly for the Daily Mail in 2001. She occasionally writes for the Jewish Chronicle and other periodicals. Since 2003, she has written a blog, now hosted by The Spectator.
Among her brilliant activities, Melanie found time to become the mother of two children after marrying Joshua Rozenberg, a former legal affairs correspondent for the BBC, and now Legal Editor of the Daily Telegraph.
             In 1996 Mrs. Philips-Rozenberg was awarded the Orwell Prize for Journalism and in 2009, the Sappho Prize by the Danish Free Press Society, an award given to a “journalist who combines excellence in his/her work with courage and a refusal to compromise.”
           Excellence, courage and refusal to compromise is unfortunately a rare combination and that much more admirable in a woman of such versatility and worldliness.

Kol HaKavod, Melanie.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Melanie Philips: What Makes Her Tick?

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Tzipi Hotovely, new Deputy Foreign Minister.
Foreign Minister Hotovely: Tell the World ‘God Gave Israel to the Jews’
Latest Sections Stories
Schonfeld-logo1

To what extent is your child displaying defiance?

Respler-052215

This therapist kept focusing on how “I could do better,” never on how we could make the marriage work.

South-Florida-logo

Mistrust that has lingered after the fiasco in Ferguson, Missouri, has edged the issue forward.

“The observance of a kosher diet is a key tenet of Judaism, and one which no state has the right to deny,” said Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy of the Orthodox Union.

Two weeks of intense learning in the classroom about Israel culminated with Yom Ha’Atzmaut. Students attended sessions with their teachers and learned about history, culture, military power, advocacy, slang, cooking, and more.

The nations of the world left the vessel to sit rotting in the water during one of the coldest winters in decades and with its starving and freezing passengers abandoned.

Rabbi Yisroel Edelman, the synagogue’s spiritual leader, declared, “The Young Israel of Deerfield Beach is looking forward to our partnership with the OU. The impact the OU has brought to Jewish communities throughout the country through its outreach and educational resources is enormous and we anticipate the same for our community in Deerfield Beach as well.”

Our goal here is to offer you recipes that you can make on Yom Tov with ingredients you might just have in the house. Enjoy and chag sameach!

Gardening can be a healthy, wholesome activity for the whole family.

Unfortunately, the probability is that he will not see a reason to change as he has been acting this way for a long time and clearly has some issues with respecting women.

All of these small changes work their way into the framework of the elephant and the rider because they are helping the elephant move forward.

It’s hard not to be intrigued by recipes with names like Thanksgiving Stuffing Soup, Braised Chicken with Rhubarb Gravy and Vidalia Onion Fritters with Sambal Yogurt Dip.

More Articles from Prof. Livia Bitton-Jackson
Sarit Ben Yehuda Georgi

This belief was coupled with the spirit of “Am Yisrael HaShalem” (One United People), in the Ben Yehuda household: to love and help all Jews without distinction.

Lia van Leer

It was Lia van Leer who changed the image of filmmaking in Israel so that it is now seen as an expression of culture and not mere entertainment.

In 1756, when the ominous threat of Islamic terror against Jews reached Tunis as well, Friha became one of its tragic victims.

Brigitte was a nine-year-old girl when Islamic militants launched an assault on a Lebanese military base and destroyed her home.

This led to a shouting match between the judges and what could have been the end of the show.

In 1939, Chuchill challenged the common notion that Jewish immigration to Palestine uprooted Arabs

Her cherished plan to take the Hebrew theater group Habimah to Eretz Yisrael was not greeted with enthusiasm by the actors.

“Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples shall divide within you.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/jewess-press/impact-women-history/melanie-philips-what-makes-her-tick-2/2010/05/26/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: