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Dec 24, 2015, 12:41 AM
Recognise Palestine Now!?
I am at odds with everyone on recognising Palestine. I have friends and acquaintances who will cut me out of their wills when they read this. There are others who will think I want to extend the Evil Occupation. Now remember that I am the founder...
Nov 2, 2014, 11:40 PM
Breaking the Silence or Stopping the Noise?
Today at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem, where I am a student, we heard speakers about Hebron, the occupation, and the IDF. One of these was Shai Davidovich, educational director of the group Breaking the Silence. I asked him a question. Not very well....
Aug 11, 2014, 8:11 AM
Just Wars and Unjust News
The pillars of the liberal left in Britain when I was younger were the New Statesman magazine and the Guardian and Observer newspapers. Later joined by the Independent daily. Now these lead the lynch mob against Israel. The Observer last year had to...
Aug 5, 2014, 6:41 PM
Planet Zog visits Gaza
My new friend is Splff from planet Zog. I met him in the bomb shelter of my Jerusalem apartment building. You meet all sorts of interesting people there. He is not lovable to look at: purple with tentacles and teeth...
Aug 3, 2014, 10:45 PM
Year 2021: The Caliphate Vs. Israel
Reuters/AP June 3, 2021 The UN Commissioner for Human Rights condemned Israel today. She said 'Israel is to be condemned in the strongest terms for refusing to protect Palestinians. Israel should provide Palestinians the same protection as Israelis. As a direct result...
Jul 31, 2014, 2:56 PM
All Aboard the Gaza Bus!
We are on a bus at the station. Its destination is 'Free Gaza'. My brochure tells me this is a demilitarized Gaza. The world has rebuilt Gaza so its people can live free and prosperously. It exports fruit, flowers and vegetables to Europe. Its beaches and...
Jul 28, 2014, 5:30 PM
A Field Guide to Liberal British Israel Haters
'I'm shocked, shocked to find that hating is going on in here! ' Casabalanca - almost. Really, I am not shocked that many Muslims and Arabs show their displeasure in Europe at Israel by attacking synagogues. Nor am I shocked that old time fascists crawl...
Jul 24, 2014, 6:33 PM
International Lynching and Law
Navi Pillay is the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Her title is one of the great misnomers of our time. The group she represents contains countries that are serial human rights violators, such as Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and Russia. It should...
Jul 22, 2014, 9:37 AM
Should Israel Abandon the Rules of War?
"Mr, Winston Churchill was sentenced to death today at the International Military Tribunal in Cambridge today for 'War Crimes' and 'Crimes against Humanity'. The judges (from the Reich, Italy, Russia, and Sweden) made special reference to his responsibility for the...
Jul 20, 2014, 2:23 PM
Gaza: Barbarism, Morality, and Mistakes
Apparently two Israeli soldiers were killed when attacked by Hamas fighters wearing IDF uniforms. This is a crime under the rules of war. You can disguise yourself to move around (a 'ruse de guerre'), but not to attack enemy combatants. There is logic...
Born in UK. Migrated to Australia. Now retired and living in Jerusalem.