Why 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
- 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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