Tag Archives: UNHRC

Anti-semitism and Anti-Israelism: First the bad news, then the (almost) good

The news in recent days has been full of items about antisemitic acts, attitudes and outbursts committed around the world. It is getting to be exceedingly depressing to read a newspaper or simply glance at the headlines online. However, read … Continue reading

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Chutzpah of the week

This post might be the start of an occasional (or even regular) series, but certainly there is no shortage of candidates for the Chutzpah of the Week award.  This week we go for a two-fer. Or even a three-fer. The … 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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How the Russian-Ukrainian conflict affects the Middle East

We like to think that what happens on the other side of the world has nothing to do with us, so we ought to keep our heads down and just stay out of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis. Unfortunately, international crises have … Continue reading

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Israel’s isolation is a myth

Israel’s haters and detractors love to stress Israel’s “isolation”. Even those who are ostensibly our friends warn us of the isolation we will suffer if we don’t listen to their good advice by which they want to save us from … 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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