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Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United Nations     Author: Marc Ginsberg

The unilateralist gambit by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to ram through a resolution on Palestinian statehood in the UN General Assembly will produce little more than the mirage of a fleeting diplomatic triumph. No matter the hoopla surrounding it, the UN vote will certainly not represent a water

Europa Europa: Turkish Delight Categories: Europe, Israel, Middle East, Turkey     Author: Douglas Davis

It is hard to remain unmoved by acts of blatant cynicism. Not those small, nasty gestures of crass stupidity that seek to advance a particular vested interest, but grand acts of faux-statecraft that leave the observer unsure whether to laugh or cry. Last month's antics of Turkey's Islamist Prime Min

Editorial: Autumn follows Spring Categories: Egypt, Israel, Middle East, Turkey     Author: Colin Rubenstein

It has become increasingly clear that, sadly, the Arab upheavals that swept the Middle East this year are not resulting in a democratic "Arab Spring". Rather an "Islamist awakening" seems to be occurring alongside a resurgence of extreme Arab nationalism. The middle class crowds demanding "freedom"

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In Palestinian statehood bid endgame, the real loser will be peace

In Palestinian statehood bid endgame, the real loser will be peace Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians, Quartet, United Nations, United States, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

As the day of reckoning for the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN, now reportedly slated for Friday, draws ever closer, there is a frantic last-minute effort to avert the potentially disastrous showdown in favour of peace talks. Such talks are widely recognised as the only possible way to rea

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Ethnic cleansing in Palestine

Ethnic cleansing in Palestine Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

According to a report by Oren Dorell in USA Today, the Palestinian emissary to the US has told a press conference that no Jews would be permitted to live in the planned Palestinian state. "After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I thi

Media Week - Undiplomatic posting; Missing link still not found; No conversion for this Paul; Seeing red over Greens' BDS support

Media Week - Undiplomatic posting; Missing link still not found; No conversion for this Paul; Seeing red over Greens' BDS support Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

Perhaps one can dismiss the opinion in the Canberra Times (8/09) of Peter Rodgers, former Australian ambassador to Israel, that Israeli intransigence prevents a Palestinian state on the basis that his tenure ended there in 1997. Perhaps Rodgers doesn't know that Israel offered a statehood deal in 2

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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