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Archive for 'Israel/Palestine'

‘Pinkwashing’ and Traitors to the Human Mind

This is the opening part of a longer post I wrote for Quillette. A link to the entire article can be found here or at the foot of this extract.
Last week, the neologism ‘pinkwashing’ made an unwelcome return to news headlines. On Friday January 22, protesters bearing placards denouncing Israel disrupted an event organized by [...]

Stop Bringing Cultural Appropriation into Israel/Palestine

This is a cross-post from the The Rambling Infidel
Cultural appropriation as a concept should be viewed with skepticism and suspicion especially in today’s internet rage culture. Occasionally it can be valid but often times it misses the point and is taken way too far.
This will make me unpopular and bring me many haters but I [...]

Why not bomb Al Aqsa TV?

After yet another stabbing assault, I’m wondering why the Israel doesn’t launch targeted attacks on Hamas’s Al Aqsa TV, which broadcasts to both Gaza and the West Bank, and any other media urging Palestinians to kill Jews. reports that Al Aqsa “has been devoting nearly all of its air time over the past four months [...]

Protesting “pinkwashing” in Chicago

And speaking of mindless idiots… I think these folks beat Donald Trump’s supporters by a mile.
Let them go to Gaza or the West Bank and protest the repression that forces gay Palestinians to seek refuge in Israel. Then I’ll take them seriously.

Is Limmud too Lefty?

I wasn’t present at Limmud, the annual Jewish community learning experience, but comments about it have been popping up on my Facebook feed since.
David Collier, the man to whom the Jewish community and those who are against bigotry have to thank for recording Kaufman’s latest diatribe, wrote a passionate blog post about what he sees as the embrace [...]

The Good Guy – On Peter Tatchell and BDS

This is a guest post by Saul Freeman
Peter Tatchell is perhaps one of the UK Left’s more recognisable characters. A long career as a social and political activist highlighting and challenging repression and human rights abuses has rightly won Peter Tatchell a place in the hearts of many on the Left. I doubt that anyone [...]

Bridges vs boycotts: Rowling and Oudeh

A letter, expressing opposition to Israel boycotts, recently appeared in the Guardian.
Cultural boycotts singling out Israel are divisive and discriminatory, and will not further peace. Open dialogue and interaction promote greater understanding and mutual acceptance, and it is through such understanding and acceptance that movement can be made towards a resolution of the conflict.
Ultimately we [...]

Please help me, I don’t want to die

This is a cross-post from The Times of Israel

Hello. My name is John Calvin, and I need your help. We’ve never met, and we probably never will, but please don’t stop reading.
I’m going to tell you a little about myself. But first I want to be totally up front with you and, before we go [...]

How UK taxpayers’ money is funding Palestinian terrorists

This is a guest post by Stephen Hoffman
Let me make this clear at the outset, I have no doubt whatsoever that many Palestinians suffer greatly and live in poverty. I’m even prepared to admit although a lot of this is due to Hamas turning Gaza into a terrorist training camp and Fatah running the West [...]


I’m quite surprised, I expect Cage would be quite surprised also.
After years and years of seeing apologies for terrorism on television and reading them in op-eds it turns out that the vast majority of people see through Jihadi propaganda in about 5 seconds flat. For all of the Facebook likes and shares very few people [...]