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Aug 3, 2014, 2:03 PM
Westerners who wish to isolate Israel are dangerously naive
Addressing the reasons for the genuinely disproportionate global interest in Israel means comparing and contrasting. To other wars. To other death tolls. Hamas to the IRA. The IDF's methods to other militaries' around the world. But when massive bodycounts,...
Jul 21, 2014, 6:55 PM
If it’s proportionality you want, don’t be half-assed about it.
There is little doubt that the Palestine supporter's favourite word is "disproportionate." Everything Israel does in battle is disproportionate, as if war is like playing video games with a ten-year-old child wherein being the grown-up you need to let...
Feb 28, 2014, 4:40 AM
America’s slide into intolerance
Don't think too deeply about it and it appears a clear cut victory for tolerance and a blow against bigotry. Arizona governor Jan Brewer's decision to strike down a law which would have permitted business owners to refuse service...
Jan 12, 2014, 5:59 PM
Everyone’s an expert on Israel, less so everywhere else
By now you may have heard of The Irish Times' Frank McDonald and his depressingly predictable comments about Ariel Sharon. Sharon was a brilliant military strategist who fought to protect Israel from neighbours who wished to annihilate them but...
Oct 9, 2013, 10:12 PM
Dear BDS Movement: Please Don’t Be Hypocrites.
Israel continued its remarkable performance at the Nobel Prizes this week, with two of its citizens picking up the award for Chemistry, the fourth time Israelis have won it since 2004. Arieh Warshel, Michael Levitt (both Israeli) and Martin...
Jul 28, 2013, 12:07 PM
Iceland Is A Microcosm Of How Europe Views Israel
Iceland made history of sorts recently by becoming the first European country to sign a free trade agreement with China. The island nation of 320,000 people can expect a boost in seafood and other exports to the world’s most populous...
Derek Hopper is a native of Ireland, where he studied history at the National University of Ireland. He lives in Bangkok.