This expert search is part of a Google Coop project. You can join the project and recommend sites for our search, or recommend that sites with mis-information be removed. If you are an expert in the area, adding your own site is most welcome. In fact, we'd welcome exchanging links with other experts as well.
In the section below we explain why using the regular version of Google as a research tool on topics related to Zionism and Israel has problems and can lead to incorrect assumptions and the spread of racism. Helping to combat this is easy. You can do so by encouraging others to use our filtered search rather than standard google. You can replace the normal google search bar on your site with our expert search bar, or you can simply provide a button or a link to this page. Linking to us and other sites that provide factual information also helps tip the balance.
Searches for Zionism and on Zionism or Israel related topics tend to give rather nasty results. This is a result of a small number of antisemitic sites who work closely with each other, combined with a dose of far left anti-Zionism mixed with propoganda from Arab states. Take the case of a student doing a project on Zionism. Using the regular version of Google they are likely to "find out" that:
By using our expert search engine you filter out the racist sites, the antisemitic sites and the Arab propoganda. We give a higher rank to sites that factual, academic and from trusted sources. We also rank favourably those sites that provide solid arguments against the often repeated lies and hate speech.
Google works on an algorithm, without human intervention to check the sources and filter out the rotten apples, this algorithm treats David Irving's views on the Holocaust as equally valid to those of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Authority. Given that Irving was found by a UK court of law to be lying in his "Holocaust Research" and intentionally misleading the public (all this before he was jailed for Holocaust denial in Austria), and given that Yad Vashem is the leading authority on the Holocaust in the World... there is clearly something wrong with relying on Google's algorithm. A side effect of the algorithm is that minority opinions gets a nuch higher ranking. This is simply becuase there are less places people wanting to talk about these opinions can link to. the way the google algorithm works, 10 people all linking to each other makes those sites rank much more highly than 100 people each linking to 10 out fo the hundred sites.
There are a number of ways of adding this search to your site. Choose which method you want and copy the code provided to your site.
As a graphic:
As a link (pick one):
Expert Search on Israel
Expert Search on Zionism
As a search box:
Please note that if you replace an existing google search box that is giving you adsense "search results" revenue with this code you the adsense money "for search" will stop. You income from ads on the site will not be effected. For most sites the money from adsense for search will be close to zero and this is not an issue, but you may want to check your adsense account before making this change. Feel free to e-mail us if this is not clear.
Have your own results page:
Unless you reproduce the explanation here to encourage others to join the project and explain the urgent need for action, we would naturally prefer that you use one of the other options so visitors realise why this search is being promoted and how they too can help. If you do have a reason for needing your own results page can use the following code to generate the result, and change the address for the "action" in the code above to make the search bar use your page instead of this one.
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We'll be happy to add a link to our directory for any site on Israel, Zionism, the Middle East, or Judaism that links to us. You can add your site and if you have a link to us we'll aprove it. You can aslo e-mail us at for an additional link on our links page.