David Guy

Jerusalem Trumped.

Trump: Giving Peace ‘A Shot’ The President of the United States could have worded his failure only just a little worse. He could have ‘taken a stab’ at peace negotiations before not moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her …

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Ireland: Don’t do it.

Virtue signalling is NOT a good reason for Ireland, or anyone else, to recognise the Palestinian State. This post is a response to Symbolic step of Ireland recognising Palestine would mean so much by T.P. O’Mahony in the Irish Examiner on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017. Ireland should not recognise a Palestinian …

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Kevin Myers and the definition of antisemitism.

Does the punishment fit the crime? The Internet is humming over the story of Kevin Myers, veteran Irish columnist who received his marching orders for an off-the-cuff antisemitic reference in an article that he penned. Speaking as someone both Jewish, Zionist (chose to move to Israel as an adult) and …

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Saltwater Challenged- Hunger-striking terrorist caught eating.

For some of us the Saltwater Challenge is a stupid and dangerous teenager craze from about one year ago, something like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014. For others it’s a series of videos about fishing on the ocean waves. There is a third option. In the last few …

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Could the ‘Palestinians’ actually sue the UK for the Balfour Declaration?

With so much coverage of a Palestinian threat to sue the United Kingdom for the 1917 Balfour Declaration I was surprised to find no one had investigated if they actually make a go of it.  To my surprise, it’s a long, long shot but, yes, it’s a possibility.  They could …

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I just joined Jewish Voice for Peace!

All you need is a credit card I just joined Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).  All I needed was a credit card – not even a real one.  They will probably catch on – eventually but I bet they will still number me among the members for a long time …

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Deconstructing the Israeli Apartheid Week poster 2017.

If you have recently visited a university, college or in not a few cases a church you have probably seen the latest Israeli Apartheid Week poster. You will find quite a change of public approach from the IAW Israel Haters. Yet as far as I am aware no one has …

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How the BBC prepares us for the Paris Peace Conference.

Yolande Knell displays her ‘half a story’ cred. Fisking  Can Paris summit save fading two-state solution?  For many, the holy city of Jerusalem is meant to be a shared capital for Israel and the Palestinians – two peoples in two nations, living peacefully, side-by-side. At least that is the dream …

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We’ll always have Paris.

Déjà Versailles History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Karl Marx Just in the interests of symmetry the Paris Peace Conference due to take place next week should have waited two more years. It won’t of course, not even four more months, because the organisers are aware that not …

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Abstained.

Tzipi Livni

The World against Israel or Israel against the World The question about whether Obama would deliver a last minute FU to Israel by abstaining on a United Nations Security Council vote has been answered. YES HE WILL That leads to two additional questions. The first is will he repeat the …

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1977 revisited.

Gvirotai veRabotai – Mahapakh! Does anyone recall an election in a democracy which generated so many apocalyptic rants from the losers? I do. 1977’s Israel’s Mahapakh … and the more I think about it the more similarities I find. This follows from a brief conversation on Facebook (screen grab) with a Clinton …

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Basket of Deplorables.

Random thoughts loosely connected by the U.S. election. This week someone called me ‘White’ and clearly considered that to be an insult. Unless her Facebook profile picture was a lie or she was a black Rachel Dolezal, she was no less Caucasian than me. It did get me thinking. The conversation, minus …

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Red-flagging November 8th.

Voting for Israel – a rough guide Like most of us, I guess, Five Minutes for Israel has been obsessing about the upcoming American Presidential election. I concede, something that partisans on both sides seem to find impossible, that there are genuine Israel advocates and it-is-politically-convenient-for-me-to-appear-to-support-Israel advocates on both sides. There …

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Hack in a Flak Jacket.

Peter Stefanovic exposes what passes for Middle East journalism − and doesn’t acknowledge that he is doing it Aussie journalist Peter Stefanovic chases the bang-bang in a way that reminds me of a young Jeremy Bowen. That was not meant as a compliment. News is only the first rough draft of history. Alan …

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Cruisin’: Women’s Boat to Gaza.

What you should know about the Women’s Boat to Gaza A ‘single boat’ flotilla, passengered and probably skippered by women is currently on route in an attempt to breach the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Yes, I know that a single boat flotilla might be a contradiction in terms but no more …

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Lebanon-Israel-Olympics. Reply to Ruby Hamad .

Reply to Ruby Hamad’s Don’t ask athletes to set aside politics ‘in the spirit of the Olympics’ Is there even one Palestinian in the Lebanese Olympic team? There are few things more hypocritical than Lebanese claiming to snub Israel because of what we allegedly do to the Palestinians.  If there is …

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How Trump SHOULD have answered the Khans.

If one judges by the continuing media reaction the one and only thing worth remembering from the Democratic National Convention was the mother and father of a deceased Muslim soldier coupled with Donald Trump’s tone-deaf, self-centred response. Did Hillary Clinton say anything, remotely memorable or even jeerable? The bottom line is …

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France-Israel not lovers/not friends?

If we can’t have France as a lover, can we at least have a genuine friend? French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the decision to vote in favour of a UNESCO report that ignores any Jewish link to Jerusalem was a ‘mistake’. French President Francois Hollande says it was a …

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Open Letter to the Honourable Julie Bishop MP

To the Honourable Julie Bishop MP Minister for Foreign Affairs Deputy Leader of the Australian Liberal Party UNRWA is the problem not the solution Dear Minister, When Pierre Krähenbühl, UNRWA Commissioner General came around begging did you throw him out of your office? You should have. UNRWA is part of …

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Kids throwing stones.

Stop calling Mohammad Kosba a kid. He was a 17 year old terrorist who attempted murder. It was just chance his intended victim was a soldier and not a civilian, the same age as he. To call him a teen on his way to pray, as did Mondoweiss is truly …

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