Does Israel belong to the Jews or have they usurped ancient Arab land? This question, or it’s seemingly endless variant, crops up with concerning regularity on various social and mainstream media fora, and particularly in the mass of anti-Israel posters, some partly knowledgeable, most hopelessly not. The 100 year Arab–Israeli …Read More »
Deactivating Palestinian dog whistles
Israel should counter fictitious Palestinian narratives, like the “threat” to Al-Aqsa, by ceaselessly telling the truth to the world In a geopolitical version of the movie “Groundhog Day,” the Palestinians have continually employed a series of dog whistles that are intended both to rally the faithful and gain the sympathy …Read More »
From Israel: “A Vile Penchant for Making It Up!!”
New Year’s Eve is on the secular calendar. My usual comment is that I pay scant attention to it – other than making sure I change the date on my postings. For me, new year is Rosh Hashanah, marked by contemplation and prayer. But this year I am paying attention. …Read More »
Into the Fray: Escalating antisemitism – The Blame Israel bears
There is a symbiotic link between the abysmal (mis)conduct of Israel’s public diplomacy and the building crescendo of Judaeophobic frenzy across the globe. Israel is losing the war for international opinion because – in the final analysis – she does not really want to win it! Or at least the …Read More »
From Israel: Damn, and Damn Again!!
There is no room for niceties. We must tell it as it is. It has been a while since I have had to write about a terrorist murder, but this fact makes it no easier. Esther Horgan, 52, was a mother of six and a grandmother; her youngest child had …Read More »
Was there a Palestinian “national identity” prior to 1964?
On the 5th April, 2020, Yahya Sinwar, terror leader of Hamas in Gaza promised that if one “Palestinian” died in Gaza he would ensure that 6 million Jews would be rendered by his forces unable to breathe. Low-base Arab-media-ready histrionics aside, this article asks if there is or was ever …Read More »
Funded by the EU, driven by Palestinians. BDS activism in EU clothing.
WHICH ONE IS WHICH? Those of us involved in fighting back against spreading antisemitism and the lies about Israel understand that the deeper we dig – the more unbelievable the situation becomes. As I said to someone yesterday when news broke of a UK KS3 schoolbook which suggests the creation …Read More »
Trump’s deal highlights the great Jewish rift.
There are numerous lamentations about the negative implications for Palestinians and the manifest injustice being paid to them. One of the less remarked upon, but nevertheless most painful series of reactions to President Donald Trump’s long awaited “Deal of the Century” has been the response of the organized American Jewish …Read More »
Trumps vision: knocking the Palestinian cause off its perch.
For two days now, there have been a stream of articles calling Trumps ‘peace plan’ everything from a conspiracy to Apartheid. Quite a few of the ‘predictable’ politicians from the UK and US have bitterly attacked the initiative. Judging by Emily Thornberry’s comments in parliament it seems that many of …Read More »
A century of unbroken Palestinian intransigence – Opinion piece July ’19.
The Palestinians have only themselves to blame for unifying the bulk of the Israeli public and for not being a hot issue of division in the forthcoming Israeli elections. A century of unbroken Palestinian intransigence is best expressed by the Palestine Arab Executive Committee’s statement in 1921, “Either us or …Read More »
Stand With Us, if you won’t, who the heck will?
StandWithUs (SWU) is among the best pro-Israel organizations and resources available to the Jewish community in the diaspora. I hope that I will be excused for my bias – given that SWU stood with me during the Reem’s Cafe litigation in Oakland – but these guys tread a razor’s edge with steady feet …Read More »
Orchestrated chaos: Palestinian rejectionism again proves its futility.
Written by Peter Wertheim AM. co-CEO of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry Events at the Israel-Gaza security barrier on May 15 followed what has become an all too predictable pattern. Hamas starts a confrontation with Israel; Israel defends itself; the world condemns Israel. Why did Hamas start the confrontation …Read More »
Arab leaders not Britain to blame for Palestinian plight.
It is often argued by critics of Israel that the British custodianship of the land that is now Israel between the end of WWI and Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948, essentially handed the land to the Jews at the expense of the hapless, helpless Palestinians. It is true that Britain hardly …Read More »
Heritage Theft: A Response to Dani Ishai Behan.
We say to him [Netanyahu], when he claims that they [Jews] have a historical right dating back to 3000 years B.C.E.—we say that the nation of Palestine upon the land of Canaan had a 7,000-year history B.C.E. This is the truth, which must be understood, and we have to note …Read More »
Running from the truth.
I accidentally found myself caught up right in the middle of the Run for Palestinian Human Rights event yesterday. Yes, me. A proud Zionist. I was just trying to find a parking spot outside the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne on a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning when I saw small …Read More »
Into the Fray: The Humanitarian Paradigm – Answering FAQs (Part 2)
Sequel to the dispelling of doubts regarding the feasibility – and morality – of largescale, financially incentivized emigration as the only non-kinetic approach for resolution of the Israel-Palestinian impasse. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – widely attributed to Winston Churchill …Read More »
United Nations agency continues to incite antisemitic violence.
A recent report presented by UN Watch to the United States congress has uncovered more than 40 alarming new cases of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) school teachers in Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria inciting Jihadist terrorism and antisemitism. The 130-page report, titled “Poisoning Palestinian …Read More »
Chris Trotter’s dark reading of Israel’s dilemma.
In one of the most polarizing trials in Israeli army history, 20 year old Sergeant Elor Azaria, who shot and killed a wounded Palestinian terrorist in Hebron, was found guilty of manslaughter. Three judges presiding over the military court ruled that he had violated the ‘Purity of Arms doctrine’ of …Read More »
The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia.
Where is the hue and cry against the news that Saudi Arabia has built a 600-Mile (965 klms) ‘Great Wall’ to Shield Itself From ISIS? Not a peep. Where are the Greens, where are these do-gooders and ‘Palestinian’ supporters ? Israel built a barrier to separate Herself from murderers, Jihadists …Read More »
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 …Read More »