Tag Archives: Palestinians

Into the Fray: And I quote…

Pat Condell is listed as being “a writer, comedian and Internet personality.” However, he is, above all, a supremely incisive and caustic political satirist. … for once we, in the terminally guilt ridden West, really can blame ourselves. – Pat Condell, in “Boo-hoo Palestine” This week I thought I would …

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Antisemites? Anti-Zionists? Who US?

Prof. Anne Bayefsky condemns UN & Global Antisemitism @ THE UN, Sept 8, 2014. Professor Anne Bayefsky declared from the belly of the beast: “The United Nations is the leading global purveyor of AntiSemitism; it has launched a legal pogrom against the Jewish state as it singles out Israel disproportionally …

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INTO THE FRAY: Unfit to govern?

It is possible Operation Protective Shield could have been conducted with greater ineptitude. But it is not easy to see how. Israel has no foreign policy, only domestic policy.  – Henry Kissinger He who becomes compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the compassionate. – Midrash Rabba, Ecclesiastes …

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Palestinians: The Invented People.

  “The history of the Palestinian people goes back as far as”… This is where Arab “historians” disagree. Some say the “Palestinian people” have a proud 4000-year history; others say 10,000 years, 30,000 years, and even –don’t laugh- 200,000 years, which makes the Neanderthals pretty young people compared to the …

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Gaza – Hamas Evil Must Be Confronted And Defeated.

One month of fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas has resulted in an enormous propaganda victory for Hamas as horrific pictures of dead and wounded Gazan children and civilians, their destroyed homes and other buildings have appeared daily in social media and newspapers around the world. Why these tragedies need …

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What’s behind the Green’s Door?

Green is the colour of the Environmental Movement. It is also the colour of Hamas. What they have in common is they are both anti-freedom. The Green Movement has been around for a few decades now. Ostensibly concerned about our earth and everything in it – that is, unless you’re …

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The Iron Lady of Syria

Syria's Roadmap to peace

The Iron Lady of Syria In January 2009, Asma al-Assad, the first lady of Syria, gave an interview on CNN criticizing Israel’s first war against Hamas in Gaza. The FirstOneThrough review with an overlay of news stories went viral and is below. The irony of the interview can be viewed …

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Antisemitism at RALLY for GAZA.

I decided, against my better judgement and curiosity, to attend a pro-Gaza rally in the city (Sydney) on Sunday 13th July with a friend. …………… but let’s forget that for the moment. The night before, Saturday,  I and a few other Israel supporters, were posting on the Facebook page for …

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Palestine – Australia rejects fiction to recognise reality.

Australia will no longer be referring to East Jerusalem and the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) as “occupied territories”. Attorney-General George Brandis made this clear when he read a statement to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee this week indicating the language of “occupation” was: “judgmental”, “freighted with pejorative implications” and …

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So, Just What is a “Palestinian,” Anyways?

The Philistines, of course, were a seafaring people of the Aegean islands. They were one of the rivals for regional dominance competing with the ancient Israelites along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea over one thousand years before Jesus of Nazareth walked the land. They were, needless to say, …

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On Peace and Palestinian unity.

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia..   Some weeks ago I wrote about the peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, which had then been meandering along with little progress for eight months. From the outset of the talks, …

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Contentions BDS on a Roll? Not So Fast

An article by Evelyn Gordon at Commentary Magazine. One of the BDS movement’s greatest assets is the fact that its every success gets massive media coverage while its failures (ScarJo excepted) are largely ignored. That’s why anyone following the news in recent weeks would probably conclude that boycott, divestment, and …

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From Mahmoud Abbas: The truth in a nutshell.

Abbas Denies His Authority to Make Cardinal Decisions for a Lasting Peace Agreement. Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi Mahmoud Abbas – “the president of the state of Palestine,” chairman of the Palestinian Authority, leader of the PLO, and head of Fatah – must recognize that he is not a …

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The Racist Israeli anti-Rapist

On any given day I never know what is going to leap out. My wife has asked me how it is that I never seem to get writer’s block and my response is that when you cover the Arab-Israel conflict there is always, but always, something to write about.  Not …

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