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The Woes of the Women’s Flotillette to Gaza

We thought that the ridiculous flotillas to Gaza had come to an end after Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza was declared legal by the UN itself. But we were wrong. The latest stunt is a women’s flotilla, henceforth named by … Continue reading

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Israel and Turkey restore relations – peace in our time?

On reading the terms under which Israel and Turkey are to restore diplomatic relations today I felt I ought to title this piece by paraphrasing Neville Chamberlain: “I have here a piece of paper…”. Let’s start with the terms of … Continue reading

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Flotilla fools’ follies fizzle and flop

Summer time, and the sailing is easy (to paraphrase the song). As was pointed out on Twitter: Another #foolishFlotilla has come to an end. Why do they always happen during the best cruising weather? — Margie in Tel Aviv (@MargieInTelAviv) … Continue reading

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Anti-Anti-Semitism

The world is not all black (well, maybe dark gray) and when it comes to confronting antisemitism there are occasional spots of light. Within Israel, the revolting Balad Party MK Hanin Zoabi (or Zouabi) has never had any compunction in … Continue reading

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Richard Falk and John Kerry’s wrongful statements about Israel

The terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon last week and the attempted thawing of relations between Israel and Turkey were exacerbated by outrageous and idiotic statements by diplomats and politicians, people who really ought to know better but it seems … Continue reading

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We want our apology back

Most Israelis greeted Netanyahu’s apology to Turkey for “operational errors” in the Mavi Marmara episode with mixed feelings to say the least. After various op-eds and articles assured us that the apology was simply in order to enable relations with … Continue reading

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