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Archive for 'Israel/Palestine'

Khalid El-Awaisi and FOSIS – A Perfect Pairing

“We are coming Palestine, you tried to kill us and you will die, it will be the end of Palestine, God willing!” What kind of welcome would a man who had made this annihilationist death threat receive on a British university campus? I think he’d be lucky to get anywhere near one. Flip it around. […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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. Ynet.com reports that Al Aqsa “has been devoting nearly all of its air time over the past four […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]