Tag Archives: human rights

Ground operation day 6: IDF and civilian casualties, UN condemnations, rockets and IDF onslaught continue

The 6th day of the ground operation of Operation Protective Edge has drawn to a close and with it comes the sad news of 5 more IDF casualties over the last 2 days: On Tuesday evening 2 soldiers were killed: … Continue reading

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Those Gaza casualty figures and Hamas’ use and abuse of civilian human shields

Regular readers of this blog will be well-used to reports of Hamas using human shields in order to cause maximum Palestinian physical casualties and maximum damage to Israel’s reputation. Here are several links which help to illustrate this war crime … Continue reading

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The UN and Middle East as satire

Sometimes when reading the news one gets the strong feeling that truth is stranger than fiction, that we are living through a satire, for surely what we are reading cannot possibly be true. Alas, the truth is indeed both sad … Continue reading

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In other news, water is wet, night is dark, the UNHRC condemns Israel

Ho hum, here we go again. In case we might have been allowed to forget, the UN’s favourite whipping boy is back in the stocks. In its annual Bash-Israel day (or week, or month, or year) Israel was the subject … Continue reading

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Apologies – and a midweek link-dump

My apologies for my recent absence on this blog. A combination of recovering from sad news, preparations for good news, pressure of work and volunteer work plus a bout of mild flu have kept me from writing, despite the dozens … Continue reading

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Out of the mouths of babes and UN interpreters

They say that “out of the mouths of babes and fools comes the truth”. We can now add UN interpreters to that little list. A UN interpreter was recorded on an open mike remarking how “weird” it is that there … Continue reading

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