Monthly Archives: August 2014

Good News Friday

This week’s Good News Friday installment is going to be a little bit different for this very strange week. My first item comes from Saudi Arabia of all places: The Saudi Foreign Minister has said that “we must denounce our … Continue reading

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A reporter’s inside story about the disproportionate focus on Israel

If you read nothing else about the war, aka Operation Protective Edge, read this article. Matti Friedman, a former AP correspondent, explains how he and his colleagues got Israel so wrong in this seminal article “An Insider’s Guide to the … Continue reading

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Yet another ceasefire: Einstein’s definition of insanity

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. — Albert Einstein Never before have I seen so many glum faces at a wedding – and not because anyone disapproved of the match. On the contrary, … Continue reading

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Victory over Hamas will come when our leaders care more for our children than for the enemy’s

The picture below sums up the entire absurd situation in which we find ourselves, where the IDF takes extra-special care not to harm the enemy’s civilians, but that “special care” in fact endangers our own civilians, not to mention our … Continue reading

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The Media Intifada – looking at the media’s anti-Israel bias

As regular readers of this blog know well, media bias is a “favourite” bugbear of mine. The outrageous injustice and unfairness of the mainstream media’s bias against Israel, expressed in tendentious stories, slanted reports, manipulation of facts and statistics, and … Continue reading

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Gaza war update: 4 year old Israeli boy killed by mortar, several Israeli civilians injured

With all the fanfare about Hamas’s missiles and rockets it’s easy to overlook the danger of mortars, which seem to be little more than glorified stones – until they hit someone.  In fact as many soldiers were injured or killed … Continue reading

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