Tag Archives: Palestinians

Money aplenty for reconstructing Gaza but no money to fight Ebola

After Israel’s defensive war this summer against Hamas, the world as usual is in a great hurry to help the Palestinians reconstruct the damage to Gaza, and no matter how much Mahmoud Abbas promises to be transparent in the handling … Continue reading

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Antisemitism: The good, the bad and the ugly

Three reports in recent days illustrate the good, the bad and the ugly in views about and actions towards Israel and Jews. There are many other reports in a similar vein, but these three incidents simply occurred at the same … Continue reading

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Abbas slanders Israel in incendiary UN speech, angering Israel and the US

It’s a New Year but at the UN it’s the same old same old. At the annual General Assembly opening speeches Palestinian Authority (unelected) “President” Mahmoud Abbas made an incendiary speech against Israel and the US which effectively put an … Continue reading

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Catching up on the news

This is going to be another catch-up post since I’ve been too busy to keep up with the news in recent days. I’m not sure how on earth this news item flew in under the radar of all the mainstream … Continue reading

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The state of the nation September 2014

Now that the school year has safely opened (much to the surprise of many of us) and the war is behind us for the moment, it would be a good time to sit back and take stock of the state … Continue reading

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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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