Bear in mind that this article was published in the far-right Jerusalem Post. Is it even conceivable that the N.Y. Times would run it? This past week one of Israel's main television networks broadcast the documentary AMERICAN RADICAL three times. An old Israeli friend wrote to ask whether it had been shown in the U.S. I had to smile.

On Friday, May 28th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Gaza is a paradise if Foreign Ministry statements are any indication. Don’t you just wish you lived in Gaza? Don’t you just envy those people who get to raise their kids amid such abundance? Look at all the stuff they’ve got: “Truckloads of meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, milk powder, baby food, wheat and other staples arrive in Gaza on a daily basis,” said the Foreign Ministry in advance of the “Freedom Flotilla,” due to either reach Gaza

Look what rat crawled back out of the sewer. Last we heard from Justus, he was trying to prove that Edward Said wasn't Palestinian

On Friday, May 28th, 2010 in News.

Radical groups are hijacking her name for their purposes. International “activists” are at it again. A nine-ship flotilla of “peace activists” is on its way from Turkey, Greece and other European countries toward the Gaza strip, laden with left-wingers and a variety of goods to supplement those available to Gaza residents. This represents the latest effort by a radical group known as the Free Gaza Movement (FGM). In an attempt to galvanize support and sympathy, and achieve a better result

Yentas for Zion organize fleet of bovine to counter Gaza freedom flotilla

On Friday, May 28th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Israel education group ‘StandWithUs’ to meet ‘Free Gaza’ activists at sea. The European “Freedom Flotilla” will have a surprise waiting when it reaches Israel’s southern waters this weekend. Israel advocacy non-profit StandWithUs plans to greet the European convoy with its own demonstration at sea. The organization expects the flotilla of European left-wing activists to reach Israeli waters this weekend, although their arrival has been delayed. A fleet of privately owned Israeli boats will leave the Ashdod and Herzliya marinas in

"Analyze My Brain," Says Corpse of Deceased Nazi

On Thursday, May 27th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Robert Benzie/Toronto Star JERUSALEM—Israeli President Shimon Peres has made Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty an offer he can’t refuse. In an extraordinary one-hour meeting, which was open to the media travelling with McGuinty, the Nobel Prize-winning Peres asked Ontario to partner with Israel on leading-edge brain research. “I would like to suggest to you something that doesn’t exist between countries,” the Israeli head of state told the premier at Beit Hanassi, the presidential palace here. “Let’s make as a start a

Judging from his prose, an Israeli at heart

On Thursday, May 27th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Eric Grossman, the bass player for Belgian rock band K’s Choice, which performed in Tel Aviv last week, has referred to English singer Elvis Costello as a “douchebag” for calling off his concerts in Israel. Grossman, who fell in love with Israel during his stay, wrote on his Facebook page on Friday, “Well done. You’re an idiot. Ditto to Santana, Bono, and all the other self important ego-maniacs, who think the Israeli people don’t deserve their presence.” Grossman added, “You

Fifty student government presidents apply for jobs at Jewish law firms

On Monday, May 24th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER US Campuses sign a letter saying the Israeli Ambassador is welcome at their universities. WASHINGTON – More than 50 student body presidents at campuses across America have signed a letter saying Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren is welcome at their universities. The letter follows incidents in which a speech by Oren was disrupted at the University of California-Irvine and some Brandeis students expressed opposition to him as their commencement speaker. “We would be delighted – and honored

Canadian lunacies

On Monday, May 24th, 2010 in News.

By Scott Weinstein Leave a comment One group’s feeble witch-hunt won’t deter legitimate criticism of Israel’s actions It started out on a hopeful note. To kick off the second hearing of the Canadian Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism, Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, director of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, flew to Ottawa at the committee’s request to testify [PDF]that Canada is a “pioneer” of university-campus anti-Semitism. Faster than you can say “Oy vey!,” his statement became the headline on a press

How terrible: The Israeli Vandals can't rampage in Lebanon again

On Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

JERUSALEM — Ten years after withdrawing all its troops from south Lebanon, Israel is still wrestling with the results of the unilateral move which cost the Jewish state dearly in terms of deterrence. In the decade since Israeli troops ended their 22-year occupation of south Lebanon on May 24, 2000, Israel and Hezbollah have fought a bloody war, and the Shiite militia has transformed itself into a well-equipped military force. Tensions remain high, with Israel accusing Hezbollah of stockpiling sophisticated

Reply to an Indian writer

On Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Dear Dr Finkelstein, As you know, Amitav Ghosh and Margaret Atwood are recipients of this year’s Dan David Prize. A groups of scholars, writers and activists of South Asian origin wrote a letter to Ghosh urging him not to accept the prize. Ghosh’s response, to say the least, was quite disingenuous. Our rejoinder which, as you can see, is heavily inspired by your tireless scholarship and your dictum ‘Truth and Justice are powerful weapons if we only learn how to

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