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
How the BBC prepares us for the Paris Peace Conference
Yolande Knell displays her ‘half a story’ cred. Fisking Can Paris summit save fading two-state solution? Continue reading
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Just in the interests of symmetry the Paris Peace Conference due to take place next week should have waited two more years. It won’t of course, not even four more months, because the organisers are aware that not only would U.S. President Obama be replaced by President Trump but French President François Hollande has announced he would not seek re-election in the upcoming 2017 French presidential election. For both of them properly screwing Israel before their term ends is a last hurrah.
“You have to swallow it whether you like it or not”
Why two years? That would be the centenary of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, otherwise known as the Treaty of Versailles. The first was tragedy, leading ultimately and perhaps inevitably to the Second World War by way of a failed international body, the League of Nations. The second …? Continue reading