Category Archives: Media and journalism

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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One killed, several injured as another wave of terror sweeps Israel – and the headlines fail again

After a period of relative calm, in which there were “only” minor stabbing, shooting or car-ramming attempts , which “only” injured Israelis, today (Tuesday) saw a serious escalation in 3 separate terror attacks. It started in my hometown of Petach … Continue reading

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