"What a wonderful world this would be"

What are the opening lines of that song by Sam Cooke? Don’t know much about history Don’t know much biology Don’t know much about a science book Don’t know much about the French I took This could be the anthem of “The Quartet” – that disparate alliance of the EU, UN, US and Russia – […]

Essential apps

Do you have a smartphone? What apps do you have in it? No doubt a whole lot that are informative, enjoyable and just plain amusing. In Israel certain apps are, well, kind of vital. In a life and death kind of way. That’s because of the various Palestinian Arab governments. There are two at the […]

The truth about the UN – and about Israel

This short video clip delivers a few well-expressed truths about the UN, about Israel, and about the “Palestinian state” and its fanatical backers in the Arab and wider Muslim worlds, aided and abetted by countries notorious for their serial human rights abuses.

Announcing The EU Humour Awards

Let’s see now: The EU has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The EU has received the Nobel Peace Prize because it did NOTHING to end Turkey’s illegal and continuing 40-year occupation of the northern half of EU member state Cyprus. The EU has received the Nobel Peace Prize because it did NOTHING to terminate […]

EU "logic"

The EU’s Mideast Policy: Land that at some stage in history made up the Kingdom of Israel is not part of Israel. Land that even in recent history did not belong to Arabs is not part of Israel. Land that never in history belonged to Arabs is also not part of Israel. You’ve got to […]

Ship to Gaza: The latest Scandinavian stunt?

A version of the following op-ed without hyperlinks was published in the Jerusalem Post on August 14, 2012. Here is the article with hyperlinks for reference purposes. You’ve got to hand it to the publicly funded Scandinavian pro-Hamas and anti-Israel lobby that goes by the name of “Ship to Gaza”. They sure know how to […]

Entertainment, Egyptian style

It’s just so great to know that the Egyptians are at peace with Israel. This video from MEMRI-TV shows the kind of raw anti-Semitism that passes for “entertainment” in Egypt’s Al Nahar TV. Beating up women, threatening them with guns and making coarse racist comments is all regarded as hugely funny – if the recipients of this […]

A view from Sweden: Sullying Raoul Wallenberg’s reputation

(A version of the following article was published as an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post on June 29, 2012) Raoul Wallenberg’s grandnephew Michael Wernstedt’s stance on Israeli policy in the West Bank is troubling. Sweden’s Raoul Wallenberg was the epitome of selflessness, bravery and principle. He refused to be silent in the face of evil, […]

UN inaction costs lives by the thousands

But that doesn’t really matter – UN publicly funded salaries are still paid out regularly so what are a few thousand civilian lives in Syria in the wider financial context, after all? With something like 10,000 deaths in Syria – systematic regime massacres of civilians would be a more accurate description – already documented, the UN continues […]

A Strategic Environment in the Making

Writing for Stratfor, a provider of global geopolitical analysis, George Friedman penned a wide-ranging, nuanced and admirably detailed study of the current situation in Israel and the wider Middle East. His article is entitled “Israel’s New Strategic Environment”. His analysis is interesting, but flawed or at best incomplete in certain respects. One factor George Friedman […]