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Deconstruction Zone: NGO No-Go Areas? Categories: Israel, NGOs     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Watching the debate, both in Israel and elsewhere, surrounding the proposed new NGO (Non-Government Organisation) laws in the Knesset, it is hard not to be struck by the hyperbole being employed. Some Israelis, primarily from the political left, are railing about "threats to the very foundation of I

Editorial: What Needs to be Done Categories: International Security, Iran, Israel     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Speaking to CNN recently, Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak posed a terrifying scenario: "Who would have come to rescue Kuwait when it was taken by Saddam Hussein 20 years ago, if Saddam could have said credibly enough that he has three or four crude nuclear devices?" The answer of course,

"Pinkwashing" pejorative wiping tolerance away

"Pinkwashing" pejorative wiping tolerance away Categories: Anti-Zionism, Gulf states, Islamic Extremism, Israel, Multimedia, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Fast becoming a viral sensation, a new YouTube video (below) shows two Spanish men "photobombing" an al-Jazeera broadcast by engaging in a long, passionate kiss in frame as the reporter is talking.  The irony of the video is that while the two were supposedly making a point about marriage equa

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Freedom to print falsehoods

Freedom to print falsehoods Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

A media stunt by a group of Palestinians trying to falsely tar Israel as an apartheid state not only caused some in the fourth estate to fall hook, line and sinker but to abrogate basic journalistic standards. Six Palestinians called The West Bank Freedom Riders cynically tried to lay claim to the

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Iran responds to IAEA by threatening to destroy Israel... again + Australia feels the fallout

Iran responds to IAEA by threatening to destroy Israel... again + Australia feels the fallout Categories: International Security, Iran, Israel, United Nations, United States, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

As outlined in yesterday's update, the UN's atomic energy watchdog has just released a report that just falls short of definitively stating that Iran has a nuclear weapons program - seemingly the closest that the UN ever comes to an unequivocal condemnation of a country that is not Israel. Th

Is Bibi getting a bad rap?

Is Bibi getting a bad rap? Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

As readers may have seen reported, a private conversation between US President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Cannes last week was accidentally overhead by reporters. In it, the two were talking rather unflatteringly about Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu. According to the reports

Another flotilla stunt on its way!

Another flotilla stunt on its way! Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

On Wednesday a flotilla of two ships - the Canadian ship Tahrir and the Irish ship Saoirse quietly left a Turkish port with the aim to breach the Gaza blockade by Friday. News of this latest flotilla "Freedom Waves to Gaza" was kept secret until the ships reached international waters. According to

Tutu spars with Goldstone over kangaroo court

Tutu spars with Goldstone over kangaroo court Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Richard Goldstone's op-ed in the New York Times earlier this week explaining why the claim that Israel is an "apartheid state" is baseless was primarily targeted against the so-called "Russell Tribunal on Palestine", due to take place this weekend in Cape Town, which will al

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