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Egypt and the Attack on Israel's Embassy

Egypt and the Attack on Israel's Embassy Categories: Egypt, Israel, Updates    

As readers are probably aware, there was a serious attack on Israel's embassy in Cairo on Friday by an Egyptian mob, which saw the Embassy ransacked, several staff members trapped inside for hours before they were rescued and, eventually, all staff evacuated from the country except

Turkey reaches new level of hypocrisy

Turkey reaches new level of hypocrisy Categories: Israel, Turkey, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Following the release of the UN "Palmer Report", which vindicated Israel's blockade of Gaza, Turkey has not only rejected the findings of the Report and maintained that Israel's blockade is illegal, but the Turkish government has been engaging in extremely provocative posturing regarding its stance

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"The People Demand Social Justice!" but how will they get it?

"The People Demand Social Justice!" but how will they get it? Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

"Dear government, share in the joy of your people, who will be hitting the streets again, en mass, Saturday night.... share in our joy. You have an opportunity, possibly the last one, to join the people and start marching. If you do not- if you dare not- you shall stay there alone, behind" wrote Sta

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UN Palmer Report - Blockade of Gaza is Legal

UN Palmer Report - Blockade of Gaza is Legal Categories: Israel, Turkey, United Nations, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The United Nation's "Palmer Report" into last year's flotilla incident on the Mavi Marmara has vindicated Israel by finding that the naval blockade of the Gaza strip, including Israel's right to enforce the blockade including in international waters is legal under international law and it has also r

Temple Denial

Temple Denial Categories: Antisemitism, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The phenomenon of ‘Temple Denial' is a campaign led by Palestinian political leaders, religious figures, academics and journalists to delegitimise the Jewish historical connection with the area of Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem - which according to Jewish tradition is Judaism's mos

The blind spot empowering Palestinian rejectionism

The blind spot empowering Palestinian rejectionism Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

In a hard-hitting analysis that raises some important reasons why the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has not been resolved, columnist David Warren in the Ottawa Citizen notes: The Palestinians, so far as they are a people, have now a long history of being able to do things without consequences. He c

Turkish Troubles

Turkish Troubles Categories: Israel, Turkey     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

Cabinet divisions over a US-brokered reconciliation deal to resolve the Mavi Marmara crisis, and, it was hoped, allow Turkey and Israel to renew a normal strategic dialogue, have exposed a deep suspicion and distrust in Israeli political circles of Ankara's ruling Islamist government. Prospects for

Gaza, Hamas and the PRC

Gaza, Hamas and the PRC Categories: Islamic Extremism, Israel, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: Jonathan D. Halevi

The terrorist attack in southern Israel on August 18 in which eight Israelis were killed - six civilians and two from the security forces - was initiated and executed by the Palestinian terrorist organisation known as the "Popular Resistance Committees", which operate as a terrorist arm of Hamas. Th

An In-Tents Time

An In-Tents Time Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

It seemed like a politician's nightmare: hundreds of thousands of people, often young and educated, swarming into the streets across the country, week after week, demanding a fundamental overhaul of domestic policies. When one August night the demonstrators totalled more than 300,000 people, it bec

AIR New Zealand: Suspicious minds Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

Question: Do the following characteristics/actions/behaviours seem suspicious? Having (and carrying) more than one passport while travelling. Wanting to contact your family and friends in any way possible after being caught up in a natural disaster. Leaving a country (to go home to your family) as

Scribblings: De-Press-ing in Egypt Categories: Anti-Zionism, Egypt, Israel     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

With the departure of the Mubarak dictatorship, one thing it would be nice to hope for would be a freer and more responsible and professional press in Egypt. Traditionally, the Egyptian press has been government controlled, and used to both bolster the regime and spread anti-Israel hatred together w

The Debate over Re-militarising the Sinai

The Debate over Re-militarising the Sinai Categories: Egypt, Israel, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Following the recent outbreak of terror attacks on the porous border between Egypt, Israel and Gaza, debate in Israel has been focussed on how best to prevent this violence from reoccurring. Egypt has been engaged in similar considerations, deploying 1,500 troops in the Sinai yesterday, su

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