Arab/Palestinian – ME

A day of pity.

joining terror organizations

 I think it is time to have pity, as they say in Yiddish, rachmunas, for Palestinians. Maybe  “A Day of Pity.” Think about it.  They are from an honour/shame culture that revolves around vengeance.  What greater embarrassment for them than waking up every day to see that Israel, the Jewish …

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40 years since Victoria and 80,000 others fled Iran.

I never gave liquorice much thought until I met Victoria. This lady, now in her 80s, had lived in Iran until 1979.  Her late husband’s business was to harvest the roots of the liquorice plants which proliferate naturally near the town of Kermanshah, and to sell the liquorice  for food …

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What crossing ‘red lines’ really mean.

Unsurprisingly, in the aftermath of the assassination of PIJ – known in the West as simply Palestinian Islamic Jihad, terror mastermind Bahaa Abu al Ata and his wife in an Israeli airstrike, PIJ in Gaza has stated that Israel has crossed a red line and is now at war with …

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Turkey’s Hajj of Hypocrisy.

The leader of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, was given the floor at the United Nations in September 2019. The brutal ruler who denies the Ottoman genocide of the Armenian people which killed over one million people, even while he accuses Israel of genocide for defending itself against Palestinian Arab terrorist resulting …

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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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“Occupation”-Washing Honour Killings.

“Occupation”-washing, the defense of any of the vile attitudes and actions of Palestinian Arabs by portraying them as victims of Jews living and controlling their holy land, took another turn this week as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives claimed that Arab men kill women in their families …

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Palestineism is Toxic Racism.

Racism is a form of hatred which believes that all members of a particular group are inferior and/or evil.  In itself, it is ugly but not dangerous, a localized noxious belief system based on bigotry.  Racism becomes toxic when it spreads and obtains power. Such is the state of Palestineism, …

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Palestinians, The Bluff.

Palestinian Nationality is an Entity Defined by its Opposition to Zionism, Not its National Aspirations. What unites Palestinians has been their opposition to Jewish nationalism and the desire to stamp it out, not aspirations for their own state.  Local patriotic feelings are generated only when a non-Islamic entity takes charge …

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Into the fray: The Bahrain Conference – Failure Foretold.

The endeavor to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by economic means not only shows a grave defect in understanding its underlying causes, but inverts the causal relationship that generates & sustains it. When senior representatives of the Trump administration, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt woke up this morning in Israel (May …

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