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I am a researcher and translator, a trade unionist and a political activist. I live in Walthamstow, in north-east London. My main area of knowledge and interest is the Middle East, the history and politics of Israel and Palestine, Zionism and Jewish matters. I also contribute on political issues, London and other places I know about, and literary and other cultural topics.

I am old enough to remember when television was black-and white, and there was only one channel. When I was born, Britain had a king; to my regret, it is still a monarchy. When I went to university, one of my lecturers built a computer. We were fascinated by this object, which — if you attached a tape recorder to run a programme — could add up figures entered on a keypad, and print out the answer on an electric typewriter.

"We can not allow nazis to use dignified Palestinian cause as a platform to launch racial hatred. I beg you all to reproduce this cartoon all over Internet. Let's say louder that we are fighting against those racist Jews who deny human rights to Palestinians, AS WELL AS racists who deny human rights to Jews" Carlos Latuff, 27 December 2002[1]
About Me
Battle-of-Cable-Street-red-plaque.png This user lives in London.
Karl Marx coloured.gif This user identifies as a Marxist.
Leon trotsky.jpg This user is a supporter of the Fourth International Logo of the Fourth International.svg
Judenstern JMW.jpg This user is of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Map showing percentage of Jews in the Pale of Settlement and Congress Poland, c. 1905.png
Zionism This user is an anti-Zionist.
Palestinian refugees.jpg This user recognizes the Palestinian Right of Return. Flag of Palestine.svg
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This user will oppose racism and fascism "by any means necessary". Malcolm-x.jpg
According to Political Compass this user is:
Economic Left (−8.88) and
Social Libertarian (−8.82)
dad² This user is a grandfather.

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My Languages
en This user is a native speaker of the English language.
משתמש זה מסוגל לתרום ברמה קרובה לשפת אם של עברית.‏
This user is a translator from Hebrew to English on Wikipedia:Translation.
My Projects
Peasant Family of Ramallah 1900-1910.jpg This user participates in WikiProject Palestine. Flag of Palestine.svg
בּונד This user is a member of the Jewish Labour Bund Task Force.
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H This user had access to HighBeam through The Wikipedia Library.
Reliable Sources?
"One may be surprised to discover that chief amongst ‘Wikipedia Jews’ is alleged ‘Anti Zionist’ (RolandR)... a London based Jewish Marxist who spends most of his time peppering Wikipedia entries with Judeo-centric context." Gilad Atzmon, 20 August 2010 [2] "The worst anti-Semite on Wikipedia is a British Stalinist "editor" named (RolandR), closely allied to Holocaust Deniers Gilad Atzmon and Paul Eisen. He systematically distorts and vandalizes all items related to Israel to give it an anti-Semitic twist." "Ben", 19 August 2010 [3]

My Barnstars

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For identifying a poem (A Life) that I was looking for. Bless sins 22:48, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
for your contributions, including extensive translations of source material, and a voice of reason with attention to detail, all beautifully displayed on talk pages and in your edits Tiamut 12:41, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
Rosetta Barnstar.png The Rosetta Barnstar
For your kind assistance helping me usurp the account at the Hebrew Wikiquote, and your ongoing contributions to translations on Wikimedia projects, I award you this small token of our appreciation. –xeno (talk) 21:59, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
You're a star ... so thought to send you one. Hope you don't mind, but I pilfered your userpage to populate my own with some boxes. Really glad to know that you're on Wikipedia ... Abedwayyad (talk) 15:04, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
This is to say thanks for digging out that citation, including the quote, for me to use on the National Front (UK) article, despite my blunder of accidentally calling them "EDL". Thanks! – Richard BB 13:38, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
WikiDefender Barnstar.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
I, User:Jehochman, award User:RolandR the Defender of the Wiki Barnstar for stopping a campaign of ethnic POV pushing or sneaky vandalism by a disruptive editor. Jehochman Talk 00:22, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Thanks for your contributions, RolandR. I award barnstars to users who have been contributing to fields such as vandalism and fixing articles. I saw you've been active in these and I thought I would give you an award. Face-smile.svg SwisterTwister talk 02:21, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Two of my edits were either corrected, or acknowledged by Rolandr in a 24 hour period. As someone very new to wikipedia, I want to thank you for your diligence. Diogenes The Cynic II (talk) 23:33, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Countries I have visited

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