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Kerry Oblivious To Demise Of Palestinian Authority

Written By David Singer. US Secretary of State John Kerry and the US State Department continue to cling to the illusion that the Palestinian Authority still exists – despite PLO insistence that it does not following this Decree on 3 January 2013: Decree No. 1 for the year 2013 On …

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On Law, Lies and Propaganda

There are two matters that are playing out in this part of the world right now that have captured some attention. One is the sudden emergence of the “legality” of the “settlements” as an issue for national debate. Or non-debate. Whatever. It is difficult to even appreciate how much this …

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From the desk of Dr. Ron Weiser AM.

Each and every person has their own ideas about how to resolve matters in the Middle East. Each person I meet tells me with confidence that what needs to be done, or not done, is clear and obvious. And almost every day you can read some of the comments written …

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NYT Article; Conflict of Faith or Conflict of Interest?

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. I see this weekly update as having a dual purpose. The first; to enhance community members’ understanding and insight into issues they have probably already heard or read about. The second; to inform …

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PM Netanyahu Visits IDF Base Treating Wounded from Syria

Published on Feb 18, 2014 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits an IDF field hospital in the Golan Heights where people who have been wounded in the fighting in Syria are being treated by Israel. ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו מבקר בבית חולים שדה בבסיס צה”ל ברמת הגולן בו מטופלים פצועים מהקרבות …

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On Settlements and Stupidity: Chapter 3 Synopsis – The Palestinian Colonization of the Progressive Jewish Mind*

*The former book project under the title “ZioNazi” has been changed… mainly for sad practical reasons… to the working title of “On Settlements and Stupidity.” General Outline Chapter One Synopsis and Thesis Statement Chapter Two Synopsis – Erasing and Confiscating Jewish History When Barack Obama snubbed the Knesset, and Jews …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner. Dealing with Farce Sometimes, my friends, I take a look at one or another political/diplomatic situation, and I think, “This is just sooo outrageous.  So counter-intuitive in terms of how things ‘should’ be. How do I deal with it?” Actually, on occasion it occurs to …

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Palestine – Kerry Confronts Ghosts In State Of Confusion

Written by David Singer. The semantic circus that first created a people known as the “Palestinians” in 1964 – who now claim an entitlement to their own independent State in ” the occupied Palestinian Territories” – reached absurd heights with the following bizarre news item this week: “The Israeli authorities …

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A Settler’s Blog – Why I live in the “Settlements”

Written by Paula R. Stern First published on Times of Israel – reprinted with the permission of the author (me). I had a choice when I moved to Israel – the whole country was open to me. It wasn’t like I had family living in a place they expected me …

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Israeli-born Academic Slams The Israel-Hating Left: “To be anti-Israel is to be anti-Jewish. Israel is the Jewish state”

This is cross-posted from my blog here Tel Aviv-born academic Dr Dahn Hiuni, who moved to New York with his sabra parents in the 1970s and has a doctorate in art history, has expressed his disgust with a pervasive left-wing Israel-demonising atmosphere that “owing to his pro-Israel and pro-Jewish views …

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Leo’s Legacy: What You Might Not Know About The Balfour Declaration

Here’s another timeless post from my blog’s archives.  This one (originally titled “The Mosque-Founder’s Nephew Who Drafted The Balfour Declaration”, drew a lot of attention, and no doubt surprised many unsuspecting readers, not least those who belong to the mosque concerned.  Although many readers might already have seen this blog, …

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ZioNazi: Chapter Two Synopsis – Erasing and Confiscating Jewish History

A large part of the Long Arab War against the Jews of the Middle East is the delegitimization and erasure of Jewish history. In the Arab-Muslim world this delegitimization and erasure is almost entirely complete and it has a significant influence in the way that westerners, including Jewish westerners, discuss …

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A Settler’s Blog – an Introduction

Written by Paula R. Stern First posted to Times of Israel on September 4, 2012 – reposted with the permission of the author (that would be me) – updated a bit February, 2014. A Settler’s Blog – an Introduction If I were to tell you that as a Jew, I …

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Zionist Federation of Australia – Israel Advocacy Update

Israel Advocacy Update – Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. ‘THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN/ 4 CORNERS ONE-SIDED INVESTIGATION: WHAT CAN YOU DO? Many of you will have come across two articles written by John Lyons in this week’s The Weekend Australian. These featured as part of …

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Settlements: What Israeli lawyers really think.

On January 27, the Australian‘s Middle East correspondent John Lyons reported that a group of “eminent Israelis” and, separately, four “leading lawyers” had written to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in response to her comments questioning the so-called conventional wisdom that Israel’s settlements are illegal. The group, Lyons reported, urged …

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My Heroes Have Always Killed Invaders

In response to the SFSU story, Geoffff has a few words: Can you imagine the fury if a campus Jewish group did this? “My heroes have always killed invaders”. T-shirts with the face of Baruch Goldstein on sale” “. the only ‘peace’ I’m interested in is the head of this …

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The fine line between constructive and contemptible.

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. – Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia..   It all started last Saturday against a bright blue backdrop in a room filled with diplomats and reporters. It was the Munich Security Conference and the US Secretary of State was …

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Arlene from Israel – More Dangerous Nonsense

Before I get to the nonsense, which increases daily, I note with sadness the untimely passing yesterday of commentator, writer, and author Barry Rubin, who served as director of GLORIA (Global Research in International Affairs).  He succumbed after a long battle with cancer, at the age of 64.  Enormously astute …

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BBC: Oxfam and SodaStream talk !!

After the Scarlett Johansson controversy, Oxfam’s Director of Policy Ben Phillips and SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum speak separately to Newsnight about the legitimacy of West Bank settlements, and what is in the best interests of Palestinians. This interesting little item just came in  too. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100257864/the-darker-side-of-oxfam/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Blame it on the JOOOOOOOS !!!!

This is a fun piece I wrote in December 2010, which was published on a site that is no longer in existence. I thought for a bit of fun I’d revamp it  to lighten the mood if possible. You may have well heard that this summer Sharks were attacking swimmers …

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