It took thirteen years for the Israeli Government to announce what every rational person already knew. Mohamed al Durrah was in all reasonable likelihood not shot by the IDF at Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip on September 30, 2000. The lives of at least some of the estimated 3,354 Palestinians and 1,010 Israelis killed in the Second Intifada plus hundreds or even thousands of innocents killed around the world under the inspiration of the narrative might have been saved if a proper investigation had been conducted earlier. Continue reading
Two Irish Parliamentarians Oppose Israel Boycott by Teachers Union Ireland
Members of Irish Parliament, Joanna Tuffy (Labour) and Charlie Flanagan (Fine Gael) have both said publicly that they oppose the recent motion by the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) to boycott Israel. Continue reading
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Israeli Tourism Posters Vandalized in Ireland
Ireland is called the Land of Saints and Scholars in popular lore, but that image has been tarnished by the actions of a small but vocal group of Israel haters. Last month tourism posters headlined “Visit Israel” with photos of smiling Israelis but no religious or political content were vandalized on the streets of Cork.
Here is one of the original posters: Continue reading
Mona Seif – will she take the prize?
Mona Seif supports blowing up gas pipelines, invading embassies and attacks on civilian targets. She helps impoverish her country, ruin its reputation and was unintentionally responsible for sending it back to the 7th century. Soon, she might be awarded a human rights prize for her efforts.
Mona Seif, for many the face of Egypt’s Arab Spring has been nominated for the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders 2013. Given the names on the jury, I guess her support for overturning the sovereignty of foreign embassies; military-type attacks on the gas pipeline between Egypt and Israel; rocket attacks on civilians and the just the plan classiness of repeatedly tweeting #F*ckIsrael† won’t be a great hindrance. Continue reading
Facebook Community Standards?
I reported a Facebook Page Death to Israel.† Facebook replied ‘Thanks for your recent report of a potential violation on Facebook. After reviewing your report, we were not able to confirm that the specific page you reported violates Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. If a page with pictures of dead babies and acts of violence (many not from Israel/Palestine but labelled as such) is borderline what would Facebook describe as not OK?
Here is my reply:
How can anyone say a page whose name is DEATH TO ISRAEL (or any other country) with a profile picture of a National Flag spattered with blood doesn’t violate Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities? Continue reading
One could come away from this article imagining, as the photograph suggests, there is a struggle in the media reflecting the struggles between the two major leadership factions. If you did, you would be wrong. The Palestinian Authority keeps a tight grip on the media and no pro Hamas publications are allowed. Similarly in Gaza no pro Fatah publications are allowed.
There are some interesting omissions, as we might expect. Continue reading
Complain to near 90.3fm Community Radio
Community radio always has problems filling dead air but that’s no excuse for allowing it to become a propaganda mouthpiece for the Palestinians without a balancing opinion. Follow the complaint form instructions and tell this Dublin-based radio station that they are obliged to follow their own guidelines. Continue reading
The first thing one notices in the profile on Leaders is that Fatah/PNA head Mahmoud Abbas receives more than twice the coverage of Hamas leader, Ismail Haniya. Why is that?
The second thing is that recently resigned Salam Fayyad, the Prime Minister the West has supposedly preferred for his honest, technocrat approach receives nothing at all. I wonder how long it will take for the BBC to acknowledge his resignation and/or the new boy in the profile?
Just out of curiosity when does the BBC use Palestinian National Authority and when Palestinian Authority? Continue reading
Facts are supposed to be, well, factual.
So what do we make of intended seat of government East Jerusalem? Fatah also intends Revolution until Victory. Is that a fact, a promise or wishful thinking that has no place in a profile section labeled Facts?
East Jerusalem is also a misnomer. No Palestinian ever talks about anything other than Jerusalem, without the East. Continue reading