Apology for the headline but not the article
BBC Response: We accept that our original headline did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events and subsequently changed it. Whilst there was no intention to mislead our audiences, we regret any offence caused.
Most of the discussion revolves around the appalling BBC headline. They have changed it. The article is still appalling … and, yes, it is still misleading.
My issues with article now headlined Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem.
Hunger-striking terrorist caught eating
For some of us the Saltwater Challenge is a stupid and dangerous teenager craze from about one year ago, something like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014. For others it’s a series of videos about fishing on the ocean waves.
There is a third option. In the last few weeks supporters of the hunger strike by Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli prisons, have attempted to mimic the viral success of the ALS challenge by posting videos of them drinking a glass of salt water, in solidarity.
The stunt was introduced by Aarab Marwan Barghouti the son of gaoled convicted murderer and sometime Palestinian Authority politician Marwan Barghouti.
And then Barghouti Snr. was caught by cameras hidden in his cell eating while his fellow prisoners abstain from food – drinking saltwater to stabilize their health, if they are to be believed. Continue reading
To the good ship Israel
& all who sail in her
or with her
Yom Atzmaut Sameach
Happy Independence Day
Today is a very interesting day distant but not unrelated to Israel’s independence. Continue reading
Could the Palestinians actually sue the United Kingdom for the Balfour Declaration?
With so much coverage of a Palestinian threat to sue the United Kingdom for the 1917 Balfour Declaration I was surprised to find no one had investigated if they actually make a go of it. To my surprise, it’s a long, long shot but, yes, it’s a possibility. They could have their day in court. Continue reading
All you need is a credit card
I just joined Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). All I needed was a credit card – not even a real one. They will probably catch on – eventually but I bet they will still number me among the members for a long time to come. Continue reading
Purim – What’s with that?
Purim parade in Tel Aviv with a float of a dangerous 3-headed Nazi dragon (Library of Congress 1934)
The festival of Purim is sort of cross between Halloween and Mardi Gras (closer to the first on the spectrum) although the origins are completely different. Continue reading
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Deconstructing the Israeli Apartheid Week poster 2017
If you have recently visited a university, college or in not a few cases a church you have probably seen the latest Israeli Apartheid Week poster. You will find quite a change of public approach from the IAW Israel Haters. Yet as far as I am aware no one has analyzed it in-depth. Continue reading