BBC as Palestine propagandist — again!

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.
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Saltwater Challenged

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

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Independence Day 2017

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

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Balfouria

star-balfour_150Could 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

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Happy Pessach

To all our readers
who celebrate it
Chag Pessach Sameach
Happy Pessach

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Petition to recognise Jewish history

Demand the UN recognise Jewish History in Jerusalem

The Israel Project has launched a petition against attempts in the UN to deny Israel’s rights to any part of Jerusalem. This includes that part of Jerusalem that was in Israeli hands after 1948 and Jewish long before. Continue reading

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I just joined Jewish Voice for Peace!

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

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Purim Sameach

Purim – What’s with that?

Purim Tel Aviv 1934

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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IAW 2017 Poster

star-IAW 2017Deconstructing 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

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie No, No, No

star-SydneyMorning-Herald_150-Petition the Sydney Morning Herald –
Tel Aviv is NOT Israel’s capital

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW, Australia), which presumably means the entire Fairfax Media group refused to acknowledge that Tel Aviv IS NOT the capital of Israel when this error is pointed out to them.

This is a clear failure of the news site of the year. They claim to be Australia’s leading news source. Make your disapproval known. Sign the petition. Share widely. Continue reading

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