Tag Archives: Abbas

UN-Bibi

 Disappointed by Bibi at the UN? All over the social media Israel supporters are trumpeting that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s United Nations speech was a triumph. Am I the only one who was UNDERwhelmed?

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Metaphorically speaking

Death-defying figures of speech Some Grammar Nazi (that’s a metaphor, isn’t it?) will probably comment that I am really writing about similes. Similely speaking doesn’t have the same ring does it? Too close to smiley ;-). Feel free to quote these … Continue reading

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The Week That Wuz Wuz Wuz

Proactive on war crimes and other bits and pieces It’s been an interesting week (month, whatever): Back-to-back Abbas/Netanyahu speeches at the UN; Qatar receives a human rights commendation; Rosh Hashana and the first rains – sprinkles if you must; the bombing … Continue reading

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Conversation peace

Who’s that we are NOT talking to? Two events happened this week that may or may not be very significant. Mahmoud (Abbas) threatened to leave the dollhouse, take his toys and go home and then decided that he and Ismail … Continue reading

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Abbas Jnr. loses in court

Yasser Abbas libel case dismissed The critics who look at every alleged Israeli infraction through a distorted microscope and every Palestinian one with the lens cap on will ignore this. The libel case against an analyst who accused Mahmud Abbas’s … Continue reading

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Why ROR sounds like ROAR

2 December 2012 Israel and the Arab Right of Return I was asked an apparently serious question why Israel objects to the Palestinian Right of Return. This was my extended answer. The short answer So why doesn’t Israel accept a … Continue reading

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