Crikey Glenn Le Lievre

Eight frames – all wrong

Editorial cartoonists make great propagandists – for either side. Even though they appear in news media a genuinely neutral cartoonist would probably be dead boring. ‘Crikey’† cartoonist Glenn Le Lievre is far from dead boring but one of his latest cartoons is simply dead wrong. Continue reading

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Capital Jerusalem

JerusalemWhy Israel’s capital and not Palestine’s?

My answer to a Facebook question. I only realised after that the question really wasn’t addressed to me but to intellectuals and politicians in Arab states, a status I clearly don’t hold. The information is still valid. Pity to waste the effort. Continue reading

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Thank you President Trump

  • Jerusalem – Israel’s capital

Pity it took 70 years to do the right thing. Let’s hope others follow America’s lead. There are reports that Czechoslovakia and Hungary responded by publicly recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but I have no formal confirmation. Russia recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to deafening silence, six months ago although may have backtracked in response to Trump trumping them. Continue reading

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Allenby

After Balfour the war still had to be won

His Majesty’s Government may have viewed with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. In 1917 the British still had to defeat the Ottoman who had ruled for five hundred years.

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Recycled road rage

More Fauxtography

This is how minor accidents are recycled into anti Israel propaganda. Decide for yourself whether this is lazy journalism or straight out deception. Continue reading

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UK: a Balfour apology

One hundred years after Balfour
Should Britain apologise… to Israel?

With all the Balfour centenary kerfuffle and Palestinian demands for an apology for the Balfour declaration I don’t think anyone has discussed whether Perfidious Albion should issue an apology to Israel.
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2 from 4 ain’t bad

Postscript to ‘The Palestinians are upset’

We are pleased to note that two of the four complaints we made have been addressed. All references to the head of the Palestinian delegation in Australia as ambassador have been corrected. The offensive illustration has been removed. Continue reading

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The Palestinians are upset

Palestinian ‘symbol of struggle’?
Palestinian ‘ambassador’ to Australia?

We can’t imagine why the New South Wales Police (Australia) might associate ‘Palestinian’ head scarfs with terrorism. Can you? </SARC> Continue reading

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Nobel

Congratulations to the four Jewish Nobel Prize winners of 2017

There is some discussion about five or even six members of the tribe getting a gong. I will add to the four already identified if evidence is produced.

In the meantime congratulations to Richard Thaler, Michael Rosbach, Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss.

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Jerusalem Trumped

Trump: Giving Peace ‘A Shot’

The President of the United States could have worded his failure only just a little worse. He could have ‘taken a stab’ at peace negotiations before not moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Continue reading

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