Tag Archives: Operation Protective Edge

Criminals call for Court

Israel charged with war crimes at International Criminal Court (ICC) Will ICC will accept jurisdiction? I doubt it. It has refused in the past. Palestine is not a member state, neither is Israel, and only member states can raise charges. … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

There is a way to end the Gaza tragedy … but playing the blame game is not it Contributed by Ira Weiss It is tempting for activists on both sides to cynically use the tragedy of this war to advance their … Continue reading

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Sympathy and cynicism

Anyone but the Jews From Jack Cohen on ISBLOG 23 July 2014 There was a time when Jews generated a lot of sympathy amongst the liberal western elite, because of course they were defenceless and were being murdered at an alarming … Continue reading

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Let’s win this one

End Game? My philosophy: Avoid wars. If you can’t avoid them, win them! BTW when does an operation become a war? Just asking. I began writing well aware that events might make this post obsolete before it is published. This morning (Tuesday) … Continue reading

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Crossing the red (nose) line

Jon Stewart wins Red Nose Award at 2nd attempt Almost two years ago Jon Stewart came close to being awarded the clown’s red nose for a gormless and badly misinformed attempt to explain Gaza’s economic problems (see Economics of Intifada). … Continue reading

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Guide for the Hasbara Perplexed

25 Short Answers to Tough Questions about Israel The enemies of Israel frequently use the language of human rights for the most inhuman of purposes. StandwithUs has produced a short, online pamphlet demolishing 25 of these claims masquerading as tough … Continue reading

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