Mira Bar Hillel is the Property and Planning Correspondent for London’s Evening Standard. But that’s not why she has written four consecutive opinion pieces attacking Israel in The Independent during this month alone.
You see, Mira is an expatriate Israeli who hates the country of her birth so much that she writes about how she is on the brink of burning her Israeli passport. She has even admitted that she is prejudiced against Jews.
But being able to speak “as a Jew” or “as an Israeli” makes Mira that much more compelling for The Independent, a newspaper that makes little effort to hide its disdain for Israel.
In her latest harangue, Bar Hillel writes about how “As a child growing up in Israel, I saw how Palestinians became increasingly dehumanised.” She begins by imagining how Israeli leaflets dropped on Gaza would look like if they were from the British to the Irish during the height of the troubles between the two: