Category Archives: International relations

Rumours of Israel’s isolation in the Middle East are dead wrong

Israel is constantly being warned by its erstwhile allies and their wagging fingers that if we don’t correct our behaviour, or if we don’t agree to suicidal ceasefires with an implacable genocidal enemy, we are going to become isolated.  There … Continue reading

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Operation Protective Edge weekend roundup: more IDF casualties, Israel reject’s Kerry’s idea of a ceasefire

As Operation Protective Edge ends its 2nd week we hear that sadly 6 more soldiers were killed over Friday and Shabbat, bringing the death toll to 40:  The IDF announced early Saturday evening that three soldiers had been killed in the … Continue reading

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The FAA ban on Ben Gurion airport – blackmailing Israel to sign a one-sided ceasefire?

The shocking and outrageous announcement by the FAA that it was instituting a ban on flying in or out of Ben Gurion Airport for 24 hours sounds like nothing so much as a not-so-subtle Mafia threat, as if they were … Continue reading

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The disproportionate hatred of Israel

This post was originally going to be yet another article about media bias against Israel, but as I began compiling links it dawned on me (my brain is on a go-slow through internet-overload) that this media bias is but a … Continue reading

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Anti-semitism and Anti-Israelism: First the bad news, then the (almost) good

The news in recent days has been full of items about antisemitic acts, attitudes and outbursts committed around the world. It is getting to be exceedingly depressing to read a newspaper or simply glance at the headlines online. However, read … Continue reading

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UNESCO can’t admit that Jews have a connection to Israel

This post has been sitting half-written in draft form for days, but the kidnapping of the three boys has taken all my attention. Still, the world continues to turn, and with it the usual anti-Israel activity of UNESCO. You may … Continue reading

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