Monthly Archives: June 2012

Baruch Dayan Emet: Former PM Yitzchak Shamir, 96

Israel’s former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir has died at the age of 96. He led a full, action-packed life and was one of the founding fathers of the State of Israel. Shamir fought in radical pre-state undergrounds to oust the … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

More in my Good News Friday series: The renowned Israeli kinetic artist Yaacov Agam has been given the honour of having his artwork displayed along with that of Picasso and Matisse in the Centre Pompidou mobile museum: His work will … Continue reading

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Never a dull moment in the Middle East

This post is going to be a link dump of sorts because there has been a lot happening in our corner of the world (as if there is ever a quiet time…) while my own family life has become rather … Continue reading

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With politicians and academics like these…

Alon Liel, the former director of Israel’s Foreign Ministry is supporting the South African call for a boycott of the settlements. He even goes one step further and endorses the writer Alice Walker’s antisemitic boycott of the Hebrew language itself. … Continue reading

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Putin’s visit to Israel

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Israel yesterday for a short visit, and speculation is rife as to the implications of this visit. First there were the diplomatic niceties, with pretty words spoken by both sides (from the link above): … Continue reading

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Ulpana neigbourhood eviction under way

The eviction/evacuation of the residents of Bet El’s Ulpana neighbourhood is under way at this moment, and it appears that it is proceeding peacefully. (via ToI): The evacuation of five homes from the Givat Ulpana illegal outpost began as planned … Continue reading

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