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Feb 26, 2018, 3:35 PM
Anti-Semitism at the core of progressive Europe
Judging from the media coverage in Israel in the past few weeks, one could easily draw the conclusion that the biggest threat to Jewish life in Europe and Israel is to be found in Poland. This assumption is not...
Dec 28, 2016, 10:51 PM
The reason for the season — now outlawed by the UN?
There could not have been a more bizarre backdrop to the already infamous UN Security Council Resolution 2334 than the simple fact that the resolution was passed on December 23rd, when world leaders tried to contradict the core message...
Oct 28, 2016, 1:01 PM
An Open Letter to Hagai El-Ad of B’Tselem
Dear Hagai, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tomas Sandell and I am a friend of Israel. Please do not stop reading here because I have more to say. Although we have not met in person, I had...
Oct 21, 2016, 3:30 PM
Israel’s best friends?
As soon as the UNESCO resolution had been ratified by the executive board of the UN agency for culture, science and education on Tuesday, the blame game started in Jerusalem. How could this happen? Why did the Foreign Ministry...
May 9, 2016, 11:33 PM
Good news is also news — even when the glass is only half-full
A lot of bad news has been coming out of Europe in recent months. Jews are leaving France in record numbers as they no longer feel safe in the land of “liberté, égalité and fraternité”. In Britain there is...
Jul 18, 2015, 12:52 AM
There was not much sympathy for Israel in the comments made by senior European leaders after the nuclear deal with Iran announced on Tuesday. German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier was quick to point out that ”the Israeli Government...
Jul 2, 2014, 4:45 PM
Gilad, Naftali and Eyal – obstacles to peace?
When one of the largest and most influential groups at the UN, the Arab group, was to issue a statement in response to the Israeli reaction to the brutal kidnapping of the three Israeli teenagers last week, their conclusion...
Dec 3, 2013, 9:43 AM
Israel and its sucker’s deals
If Israel got a ”sucker´s deal” last week in Geneva, that is nothing new. The very existence of the modern state of Israel is based on what French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius may call ”sucker’s deals”, in that its...
Nov 8, 2013, 9:11 PM
Europe marks 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht with new calls for boycotts
The 75th anniversary of the pograms against Jewish homes and businesses is being marked by a boycott of Jewish businesses
Aug 13, 2013, 4:03 PM
Who gave peace a chance?
Ev'rybody's talking about Revolution, evolution, mastication, flagellation, regulation, integrations, meditations, United Nations, Congratulations. All we are saying is give peace a chance (“Give Peace a Chance”, John Lennon, 1969) If the unexpected happens and there is peace in the Middle East...
Tomas Sandell is a Finnish journalist who has been accredited by the European Union. He is today the Founding Director of European Coalition for Israel.