Moral flagging

Yet another Palestine flag to fly in Ireland

I hope that PM Netanyahu or someone has the gumption to tell visiting Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney how pissed off we are by yet another Irish local council flying the red, black, white and green (like most Arab states in various combinations) Palestine flag in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

Assuming they don’t Five Minutes for Israel has a graphic solution. Continue reading

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Oh Ali

BBC Persian ‘personality’ supports Hezbullah …
no one cares

How can the BBC continue employing someone who proudly parades with the Hezbollah flag?

Just what is Ali Alizadeh’s official position with BBC Persian? We’ve seen him labelled as commentator. We have seen him labelled as Iran expert. He certainly appears often on the BBC.  Continue reading

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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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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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