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 […]

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 noble cause?

So the Nobel Awards for 2009 have come and gone. US Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Hussein Obama – who was nominated for the prize within mere days of taking up office – arrived in Oslo, accepted the award and promptly left. Obama said that “the instruments of war do have a role to play […]