The shocking hypocrisy of the West

“The French and British plan to ask the UN for … financial sanctions against Libya, and intend to take Libyan leaders to the International Criminal Court over crimes against humanity.” Jerusalem Post 25th February 2011). The French and British, and the US president and others, express outrage over the fact that the rulers and government […]

A troubling silence

Egypt’s long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak is now history. For 30 years the political leaders of the West – the EU, UN, USA – both encouraged and financed his heavy-handed regime. He was the tool that was used for doing the “dirty work” that the West wanted done, but that it did not want to be […]

Fact-ignoring visit to Gaza Plaza

“What we have been saying to the Israelis for a long time is that we need to allow aid into this region … for people to have the things they are clearly lacking.” EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on the “plight” of Gaza Arabs. Ashton’s statement came at the same time as a rocket […]

The silence of the lambs

As they are led to the Islamist slaughterhouse. January 2010: 2166 civilians (mostly Muslims) murdered by Islamists in terror attacks. Silence. February: 1556 civilians (mostly Muslims) murdered by Islamists in terror attacks. Silence. March: 2536 civilians (mostly Muslims) murdered by Islamists in terror attacks. Silence. April: 1768 civilians (mostly Muslims) murdered by Islamists in terror […]

Jingoism – or plain old-fashioned racism?

Since Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s visit to Israel and the mutual promises of “no more war”, the two former foes are at peace and no armed conflicts have taken place between them since the signing of the peace accords. There have been plenty of armed skirmishes on the border, however, although Israel has never been […]

Hamas can win it all

Hamas can have all they want, but they refuse to pay the price. The price is immensely high – the terrorist organisation will have to release from illegal incarceration a young Israeli kidnapped from Israel while he was still a teenager. That boy’s name is Gilad Schalit. It’s naturally a price Hamas cannot accept. We […]

The EU goes to school and learns nothing

Catherine Ashton is high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and vice president of the European Commission. At considerable public expense (she and her extensive retinue are funded by European taxpayers), she recently traveled to the Gaza Strip on what she termed was a mission “to see whether European assistance […]

Out with the old, in with the new. Maybe.

So 2009 has ended. Here’s how it ended in Israel. With a powerful missile fired from a civilian residential area in Gaza into a civilian residential area in Netivot, Israel. Palestinian Arab President Mahmoud Abbas is the head of the Fatah political party. The rocket was fired from Hamas-controlled territory by the Al-Aqsa Brigade, a […]

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 […]