Tag Archives: presidential elections

Trump’s inauguration and the bad losers of the Left

President Donald Trump’s inauguration took place on Friday accompanied by huge crowds of supporters, and – unusually – large and some violent anti-Trump demonstrations. The depth of the hatred for Trump has not surprised me but one would have thought … Continue reading

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Obama’s last day as President – and his last act of spite

The day we have all been praying for for the last 8 years has come: Barack Obama is leaving the White House today, and not a day too soon! But before Donald Trump can get a foot in the door … Continue reading

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Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States

Confounding nearly all the opinion polls, exit polls and media pundits, Donald Trump achieved an impressive victory over Democrat candidate Hilary Clinton. The fact that I am not a fan of Trump did not detract from my huge schadenfreude at … Continue reading

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News catch-up: Palestinian claims; the US vote

In case you were wondering why I’ve gone quiet during a rather noisy news cycle, it’s because I’m on a much-needed mini-break in Eilat. But holiday or not, it’s hard to avoid the news entirely, so here is a very … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Jerusalem speech

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrived in Israel yesterday for some pre-election diplomatic talks and fund-raising for his election campaign, and his wonderful speech to the Jerusalem Foundation has delighted one side of the political spectrum while enraging the other. … Continue reading

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Opinion article in Independent hits all the classic antisemitic tropes

A nasty, very mean-spirited opinion article by Rupert Cornwell in today’s (Sunday’s) Independent managed to hit all the “correct” antisemitic tropes while not even making an attempt to hide its snide attitude towards US-Israel relations. Cornwell starts off with a … Continue reading

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