Tag Archives: Palestinians

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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Operation Protective Edge day 20 – Ceasefire see-saw

Israel has swung back and forth between 3 ceasefires today. First there was the ceasefire that was agreed yesterday to last from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m tonight. However that ceasefire was rejected early this morning (late last night?) by … Continue reading

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Operation Protective Edge Day 18 – another casualty, more rockets, Islamic Jihad leaders targeted

We’re now halfway into the 18th day of Operation Protective Edge and the 8th day of the ground operation. Here’s a quick summary which I won’t update until after Shabbat unless something very dramatic happens before Shabbat. Day 18 … … Continue reading

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Operation Protective Edge Day 17: FAA flight ban rescinded, President Rivlin sworn in; Gaza school hit , Palestinians riot in Jerusalem

Thursday was the 17th day of Operation Protective Edge and the 7th day of the ground operation (I think. It’s becoming hard to keep count). The salient incidents of the day were as follows: The FAA ban on flying in … Continue reading

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The disproportionate focus on Israel’s proportionality

One of the favourite weapons of Israel’s opponents (when they aren’t using rockets, missiles and bombs) is to accuse it in the court of public opinion of using “disproportionate force” in its response to the attacks on it.  Besides the … Continue reading

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