Monthly Archives: February 2013

The silencing of Israeli voices on British campuses

Whilst anti-Israel activism on British campuses is well known for its severity and hostility, two incidents in recent days seem to have raised the bar to a whole new level. The most widely talked about incident took place at Oxford … Continue reading

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Hezbollah’s spreading influence as a proxy for Iran

The fighting in Syria has not only approached Israel’s borders, but equally as important, is embroiling Lebanon via Hezbollah, who have been involving themselves in the fighting in Syria, to the extent of conducting ground offences there. (h/t Legal Insurrection): … Continue reading

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Syrian civil war edges closer to Israel

Over the weekend we learned that 7 Syrian fighters who were injured near the border with Israel were first treated by IDF personnel and then taken for further treatment in hospital in Israel Ziv Hospital “An IDF force administered medical … Continue reading

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Australia and Israel trade counter-accusations about “Prisoner X”

Yesterday it was reported that Canberra was seeking answers from Israel over the “Prisoner X” affair – the secret arrest and apparent suicide of Ben Zygier in an Israeli jail 2 years ago. Australia has asked Israel to explain the … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Here’s the latest installment in my Good News Friday series. My first item comes from the world of literature against the background of “BDS syndrome”. The Spanish writer Antonio Munoz Molina received the Jerusalem Prize and refused to give in … Continue reading

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The strange case of “Prisoner X”

Israel woke up today to a story seemingly out of 1001 Arabian Nights. Even by the lunatic standards of Middle Eastern conspiracy theories this story ranks way above anything any of us could have imagined. And yet almost nothing definite … Continue reading

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