David Guy - 5 Minutes for Israel.

Expensive Toys.

What’s the F-uss with F-35? It’s time to weigh in about the F-35 next-gen fighter that may or may not be sold to the United Arab Emirates. That may or may not be sold to Qatar. That may or may not be sold to Turkey. Here are some random thoughts.

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YES, IT IS A BIG DEAL.

Not shooting is not the same as peace The Internet is full of comments claiming Israeli agreements between Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan mean nothing because they were already at peace. Is there any explanation other than Trump Derangement Syndrome to explain the blindness? Had former POTUS Barak …

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Carry On Cleopatra.

What’s all the fuss about Gal Gadot? Dozens of beautiful women have played the role of Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt on film, television and virtually every other media. As a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy …

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ICC Blues responses.

The response to this post has been far more immediate than usual ~ something I am profoundly grateful for. So what do they say? Hat tips to: Avi Eshel who wrote: They signed but did not ratify. They can lodge without being a state party under Art 12(3). Article 12 …

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Trumped.

Resigned acceptance of the inevitable? Why is everyone so much more upset with Trump than with Turkey? My first ‘contact’with the Kurds was when I wrote a piece about Mustafa al-Barzani for Sydney University student newspaper Honi Soit in the middle 1970s. Then, as apparently now, the response was deafening disinterest. …

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Air BDS.

airbnb = air BDS To quote Kulanu Knesset member and Deputy Minister Michael Oren. “Airbnb’s policy is the very definition of antisemitism. No one should use its services.” The call came in response to an airbnb blacklist, which has removed all Jewish apartments in Judaea and Samaria from its listings — …

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Corbyn: Walking like a Duck? Pt II.

Speaking for the Defence (MAYBE?) Criticism of Israel is not (necessarily) antisemitism. Just remember: Lies are not criticism. Relabelling Nazi or medieval antisemitism as criticism of Israel is still antisemitism. Sharing a platform with those who don’t bother to hide their antisemitism is antisemitism by proxy Jeremy Corbyn made his …

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What concentration camps, Mr.Horgan?

Fault-finders of Edward Horgan‘s ‘Standing up for Palestine’ in this week’s Ireland’s Sunday Independent newspaper (print, digital online) and Irish Examiner’s reader’s blog with slight changes in all three expect to be hit by the standard ‘Criticism of Israel isn’t antisemitism’ cliché. Well here’s a message.  Lies aren’t criticism. Here’s …

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