Tag Archives: 1948

The artificial Palestinian identity and the “right of return”

The Palestinians claim that since they are separate national identity, they are entitled to “the right of return” as a basic inalienable right, and this forms a central, irrevocable platform in the “peace” negotiations with Israel. I have addressed this … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Israel in 1948, vindicated by those who lived at the time

This is another guest post by Brian Goldfarb (with some input from me). The thesis of this article, “Israel Vindicated“, from The Times of Israel is hardly new to (most) readers of this site: that the Jews of the Yishuv … Continue reading

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How the media narrative on Israel has changed over 65 years

In honour of Israel’s 65th birthday (according to the Gregorian calendar), Life Magazine has published a series of fascinating photos (and at least one extremely graphic and gory one) from those early days. Click on this link to view the … Continue reading

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The birth of the Israeli Air Force

The Israeli Air Force has been starring in the news over the last couple of days with their successful attack on a Syrian “military center”, (which was more likely a missiles convoy to Hezbollah or a chemical weapons depot) and … Continue reading

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Post-Zionist Avram Burg claims he is a Zionist – and defends settlements boycott

Avram Burg has written an opinion article in today’s Independent where he makes the absurd claim that even he, a Zionist, supports a settlement boycott. In order to understand the absurdity of Burg’s claim, one first has to understand Burg … Continue reading

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Yom Hazikaron 2012 – Israel’s Memorial Day

Yom Hazikaron has begun just a short while ago, and with it the usual mix of sadness leading to joy a day later on Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day). Here are a few links to bring the atmosphere over to you. … Continue reading

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