Category: Israel

Known unto God

First World War Centenary: My father threw away his poppy in disgust By Robert Fisk, Sunday 3 August 2014   Let the memorials gather grass and the commemorations be over. I wish all those dead men could lose their eternal youth beneath those ever-fresh graves, now that their natural lifespan has ticked past the final …

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Sign of latent anti-Semitism

AP bias   Why is the Associated Press so biased against Israel? Over the past few weeks, as the conflict instigated by Hamas raged, AP has shown numerous photos of the damage in Gaza. Remember the people of Gaza choose Hamas as their government! When you couple this with the considerable verbiage describing the number …

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Singapore of the Middle East

Gaza myths and facts: what American Jewish leaders won’t tell you By Peter Beinart, Jul. 30, 2014 1:44 PM   If you’ve been anywhere near the American Jewish community over the past few weeks, you’ve heard the following morality tale: Israel left the Gaza Strip in 2005, hoping the newly independent country would become the …

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Making a fetish of the word “freedom”

The United States Wants the World to Forget These Prisoners By Molly Crabapple, July 21, 2014   Andy Stepanian is one of the kindest humans I’ve ever met. An activist publicist, Andy draws attention to Americans imprisoned for their beliefs. He is straitlaced and gentle, and the only time he ever declined to buy me …

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The definition of anti-Semitism

Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘There’s nothing new about conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism’ By Mira Bar-Hillel, Friday 25 July 2014   I have arrived! On Tuesday morning at 7.55am, live on Radio 4, I said something so horrible that the usually mild-mannered husband of a fellow hack stood up and left his breakfast table in disgust. …

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We don’t care so much about the Palestinians, do we?

Eight hundred dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity By Robert Fisk, Friday 25 July 2014   Impunity is the word that comes to mind. Eight hundred dead Palestinians. Eight hundred. That’s infinitely more than twice the total dead of flight MH17 over Ukraine. And if you refer only to the “innocent” dead – ie no …

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Even Hitler was a child

Images from Gaza should trouble every Israeli By Gideon Levy, Jul. 24, 2014 8:50 AM   That’s the number, as of Wednesday: 155 children. On Wednesday morning, another three were killed. Ten children per day, on average. According to the UN, it’s more than the number of Hamas combatants that were killed. The Al Mezan …

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