Monthly Archives: June 2016

Ken Livingstone unapologetic at Parliamentary hearing on antisemitism

In the wake of the Labour Party antisemitism scandal, on Tuesday the House of Commons held an inquiry into antisemitism, at which witnesses appeared both from the Jewish Community and Ken Livingstone himself, the former Mayor of London who was … Continue reading

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UN denies accreditation to press freedom NGO – for all the wrong reasons

(A slightly edited version of this article was first published last week in the Algemeiner under a different headline.) An interesting news item caught my eye the other day. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) was denied press credentials at … Continue reading

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From Tel Aviv to Orlando – head in the sand syndrome

After last week’s terrorist attack on the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, in which 4 Israelis were killed, Tel Aviv’s mayor, Ron Huldai “clearly” understood the motivations of the terrorists and wasted no time in bestowing of his wisdom to … Continue reading

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Chag Shavuot Same’ach!

It’s hard to move from sadness to joy, but that is the story of the Jewish People since time immemorial. Tonight we are heading into the festival of Shavuot, which runs straight on from Shabbat, beginning on Saturday night (so … Continue reading

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Empty gestures make the most noise

My headline above is no mistake, it’s just my own take on the classic saying “empty vessels make the most noise”.  What empty gestures am I talking about? First, we have the Palestinian Museum of Art, History and Culture, which … Continue reading

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The four victims of the Tel Aviv terror attack

The four victims of the Sarona shooting attack were named earlier today: The four victims of Wednesday night’s shooting attack in central Tel Aviv have been named as 41-year-old Ido Ben-Ari of Ramat Gan; Ilana Naveh, 39, of Tel Aviv; Ben Gurion University … Continue reading

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