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 […]

"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.

More Pallywood

Pallywood propaganda at its worst. Palestinian-Arab children are indoctrinated by their society to deliberately put themselves in harm’s way by provoking Israeli soldiers with insults, verbal abuse and physical attacks, hoping the soldiers will lose their cool and respond. Luckily the Israeli soldiers seem to regard this sort of idiocy as some kind of rank amateur reality-TV […]

Egypt: "There is no Palestine!"

Following Sunday’s bloody Islamist slaughter that left 16 Egyptian soldiers dead, Egypt’s patience with the extremist Hamas regime of Gaza and with the Palestinian Arabs in general has evaporated. “There is nothing called Palestine, Palestinians are traitors!” shouts an Egyptian to widespread public applause. See the video below. Only well-paid, impeccably attired bureaucrats peddling their […]

The IOC disgrace

What does it take for well-paid (from public coffers) IOC officials to take a stance in favour of common decency and humanity? When will IOC officials choose right over evil? Apparently, never. Guri Weinberg, son of the Israeli athlete who was brutally tortured, castrated and murdered in the 1972 Munich Olympics by Palestinian terrorists aided by […]