Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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Good News Friday

As always, despite the bad news during the preceding week, it’s time for another Good News Friday post to cheer us up for Shabbat. The first item is  a wonderfully heart-warming story (h/t Mark) of the Israeli mother of a … Continue reading

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Petach Tikva – the organized crime capital of Israel?

I’ve been trying to avoid this subject for the simple reason that I don’t like to post bad news about Israel. There are more than enough outlets that are only too happy to bad-mouth Israel, whether truthfully or not, and … Continue reading

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Latest #BDSFails

The efforts to delegitimize and stigmatize Israel, alone amongst the nations, never cease. Considering the number of failures and the meagre successes the boycotters have achieved you would think they would have learned a lesson by now. You would be … 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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Counter-terrorism updates

The IDF has achieved a couple of successful strikes against Palestinian terrorism in recent days. The first occurred at the weekend when IDF soldiers uncovered a huge tunnel  (yet another one) – leading from Gaza hundreds of meters into Israel. … Continue reading

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