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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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Israel’s 2nd stupid decision of the week – returning to the UNHRC

The first stupid decision was the much-decried release by Israel of 26 Palestinian murderers in exchange for … not much at all; ostensibly in order to bolster Mahmoud Abbas so that he will deign to come to the negotiation table, … Continue reading

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Let’s play the “Blame Israel” game

It was only going to be a matter of time until Israel got the blame for Egypt’s upheaval, or for anything else going wrong in the Middle East at the moment, so here’s a short list of the latest players … Continue reading

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The UN hits bottom, keeps digging

A UN-sponsored global tourism conference is being hosted by that bastion of human rights and enlightened democracy, Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, although we need to be thankful that at least Britain and Canada are refusing to attend: The non-governmental advocacy group … Continue reading

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