Hamas for Dummies

Truth be told, the title of this piece should instead be “Hamas are Dummies”. Here’s why. All the intel indicates that the three Israeli Jewish schoolboys kidnapped on June 12 were abducted by Hamas. Almost a week later, their whereabouts are still not known. Palestinian Arab society erupted into paroxysms of joy, public celebration and calls for more kidnappings. And […]

The invisible, non-existent threat that nobody will talk about

Sunni Muslim terrorists are battling Shia Muslim terrorists in Lebanon. Sunni Muslim ISIL terrorists are attacking Shia Muslim terrorists in Syria. Sunni Muslim ISIS terrorists are fighting Shia Muslim civilians in Iraq. Sunni Muslim ISIS terrorists are threatening Kurdish Peshmerga forces. Al Shabab Muslim terrorists have just attacked civilian Christian Kenyans. Boko Haram Muslim terrorists […]

The diplomacy of bullies and double-standards

The diplomacy of bullies and double-standards Private conversation overheard over an open mike: President 1: “I can’t stand him. He’s a liar.” President 2: “You’re sick of him, but I have to deal with him every day.” All spoken privately but accidentally broadcast over an open mike. President 1 was Nicolas Sarkozy, the head of […]

Palestine: a study in uncontrolled addiction

This article was first published in “The Times of Israel” on December 2, 2013. Palestinian Arabs want a country of their own. They want to call it Palestine. Many people find this offensive. Which is strange. When the Palestinian Jews declared the independent Jewish state of Israel in 1948, with the backing of the majority […]

The expensive joke that is the UN

The UN is one of the most underrated – and expensive – comedy shows ever. UN member state the Philippines has been devasted by a recent typhoon, with huge loss of life and the eradication of many communities and population centres. UN member state Syria increasingly resembles an apocalyptic graveyard. UN member state Lebanon is […]

Gibraltar is British – but Judea and Samaria cannot be Israeli

This business of keeping territory after winning it in war: where do we draw the line? Well, read Bret Stephens on the issue of Gibraltar, and it appears that no issue regarding territory taken in war is ever going to go to the UN for debate: not Gibraltar in Spain, not Tibet, not Ceuta and […]

Hypocrisy at the highest level

We live in interesting – and astonishingly hypocritical – times. The US forces Israel to release 104 Islamist terrorists tried and convicted of terrorism against civilians in Israel, because their release will allow the current US government to curry favour in the Muslim world. Their release will strengthen the USA’s hand in whatever political, diplomatic, […]

The Arab world is aflame – but the US, EU and UN focus on Israel

Here’s a question: Why is it that there are no less than THREE Palestines? Three Palestines whose official policy is ethnic cleansing of Jews from their nascent territory. Firstly there’s Palestine 1/aka Jordan, capital Amman, built on roughly 77 percent of the British Mandate area – the territory earmarked to be returned to the Jewish […]

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.