Category Archives: Media and journalism

More water libels, this time from Germany

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Palestinians’ water libels against Israel in which Israel was accused of cutting off water to Palestinian villages. The water libel has not gone away but, just like the antisemitism that fed this … Continue reading

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Elder of Ziyon speaks in Jerusalem

The Elder of Ziyon in the title is the world-famous pro-Israel blogger and activist, and most definitely NOT related to the vile antisemitic forgery “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”. (Note the extra “y” in the Elder’s name). I … Continue reading

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Slandering Israel – who cares about the inconvenient truth?

Last week the UK’s Independent ran an extremely nasty hit-piece on Israel, claiming that Israel deliberately cut off water supplies to a Palestinian town during Ramadan, purely for the sheer sadistic pleasure in it.  The Israellycool blog was all over … 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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Netanyahu’s appointment of Liberman as Defence Minister: Gewald on the Left, cautious welcome on the right

The last few days in have been a roller-coaster in Israeli politics, with coalition talks going on behind the scenes – but constantly leaked to the public – between Likud and, alternately, Zionist Union and Yisrael Beitenu. In the end, … Continue reading

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Howard Jacobson on anti-Zionism: “It’s chutzpah with blood on it”

The renowned British Jewish writer and columnist Howard Jacobson, famous for coining the term “as-a-Jew” or “ASHamed Jews”, was interviewed by the BBC’s Chris Cook on the subject of the intersection of antisemitism and anti-Zionism. Jacobson was very hard-hitting and … Continue reading

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