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Flotilla Wanted

Flotilla Wanted Categories: Syria, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The Syrian situation continues to simmer along, although it seems to be slipping out of the headlines..... A story that got almost no coverage but should have was the theme of the protests for last Friday - to call "for foreign protection" of Syrian civilians... This followed an appeal from the le

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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

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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

A nuclear Iran - Is it too late? Categories: International Security, Iran, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

With the world focussed on other issues, Iran is continuing to both illegally enrich uranium and rapidly building up the infrastructure to do so even more quickly and efficiently. It is clear that Iran is already well along on its course towards developing nuclear weapons for military purposes - an

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

Ahmadinejad commemorates 9/11

Ahmadinejad commemorates 9/11 Categories: Iran, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

While the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks were being commemorated around the globe, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad chose to participate in the remembrances in his inimitable and subtle way - that is, by re-iterating his belief that it was all a US plot to have an excuse to kill Muslims.

9/11 Ten Years Later

9/11 Ten Years Later Categories: Islamic Extremism, Terrorism, Updates    

This Update is devoted to three different pieces reflecting on where the world now is,  ten years after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks - both in terms of the current understanding of those events and in terms of the their consequences. First up is noted journalist and author

"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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