Reality check for the EU

One wonders whether the EU’s paid officials (paid out of our tax revenues) really believe the nonsense they disseminate. If they don’t and all they are engaged in is cynical, money-grubbing play-acting at public expense, all well and good – at least they know what they are and whose errands they are running. What is […]

The thunderous Palestinian Arab silence

In early November 2009, an Israeli Jew, Ya’acov Teitel, was arrested by Israeli police on suspicion of terrorism. His alleged victims were Arabs, and his motivation was political: violence as a strategy for political gain. Here’s what the mainstream English-language Israeli press had to say: Jerusalem Post: “Analysis: How many Jewish terrorists are still out […]

A legal precedent

The Jerusalem Post reports that The European Initiative, a new European pro-Israeli lobby, has filed a lawsuit in Belgium against Hamas leaders from Gaza and Damascus, demanding that they be brought to justice for war crimes. About time too. The Belgian initiative is a welcome proactive move against terrorism and against support for intransigence, indoctrination, […]

The Aftonbladet non-story

Question:When is organ trafficking involving Palestinian victims not a headline-grabbing story? Answer 1:When Swedish extreme-Left tabloid Aftonbladet realizes that the despicable practice cannot be blamed on Jews, Israelis, Zionists or democrats. Answer 2:When Swedish extreme-Left tabloid Aftonbladet realizes that the despicable practice is in fact taking place among Muslims in Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza […]

Attack Bildt but not Sweden

The following is the English version of an article published in Israeli weekly Makor Rishon by Dr Manfred Gerstenfeld, Chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). The recent Swedish proposal to the European Union to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state was a […]

End the Illegal British Occupation of Australia, New Zealand and Canada

So the British are continuing their war on Israel. Not in the same way as in the run-up to the 1948 movement for independence – which should have seen the creation of two independent states as per agreement, one Jewish state of Israel and the other a second Muslim Arab state of Palestine in addition […]

The Swedish Board of Migration backs down

Swedish Board of Migration loses its precedent-setting anti-Israel case. In a landmark victory for democracy, human rights, freedom of speech and sound common sense, the Swedish Board of Migration has turned tail and decided to reinstate sacked employee Mr Lennart Eriksson. This after a senior officer at the Board of Migration, Mr Eugène Palmér, launched […]

Why Carl Bildt is driving the Israelis up the wall

“September 19, 2010, that’s the target. Send the best political campaign professionals in the world into Sweden’s national elections. Make Reinfeldt and Bildt pay a price.” That’s the suggestion of political consultant Michael Fenenbock in an op-ed in Israel’s largest daily, Yedioth Ahronoth. The reason is that the EU has once again proclaimed that Jerusalem […]

Racism or medically treatable obsessive-compulsive disorder?

You’ve got to hand it to the Swedes. Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt (he is nominally Foreign Minister but he pretty much sets the agenda and does as he pleases) thinks nothing of using his nation’s financial resources and political and diplomatic clout to push the EU to recommend giving away the Israeli capital Jerusalem […]