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"Thus saith the LORD God of Israel ... 'The LORD liveth ... which led the
seed of the house of Israel out of the north country,
and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land'" (Jeremiah 23:2,8)
"Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:1-4)
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For Israel-Bashers, Recantation is Heresy (06 April 2011)
"The reaction to Richard Goldstone’s recantation of his infamous report has been as instructive as it is predictable. The haters of Israel will not allow the facts to get in the way of the hate – even when the very author of the report they have used to foment that hate has now recanted his pivotal allegation and pulled the rug from under their feet..."
Ken Roth Keeps on Slandering Israel Based on Pure Ignorance (05 April 2011)
"Ken Roth of Human Rights Watch is predictably perturbed at Goldstone's Washington Post op-ed. Almost as predictably, he writes a letter about it..."
The Guardian and Goldstone (04 April 2011)
"By now many reading this will have read, or been informed about, Richard Goldstone’s semi-apology in the Washington Post on Friday, April 1 ... for his role in defaming Israel via the infamous 'Goldstone Report'..."
"The British Government is standing by the United Nations Goldstone Report alleging that Israel committed "war crimes" in its Operation Cast Lead in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009 even though Justice Richard Goldstone has now distanced himself from his report’s most controversial conclusions..."
Goldstone Report: The Judge is Still Lying (03 April 2011)
"So now, Judge Goldstone writes an op-ed in the Washington Post where he admits that the Israeli military did NOT intentionally target civilians in Gaza. But beyond the obvious disgust, there is one part of his “magnum oops” that you might have missed..."
Israel Cleared of War Crime Allegations by Judge Goldstone (03 April 2011)
"Now Judge Goldstone paints a very different picture from the original report and concludes that Israel has been truthful all along. Here are the major points in his remorse-full article:.."
False Allegations by NGOs Rejected by Goldstone (03 April 2011)
"In response to Judge Richard Goldstone's landmark article in the Washington Post, in which he retracted the main allegations of the 'Goldstone Report,' watchdog group NGO Monitor calls on the NGOs that were his main sources to withdraw and revise their discredited claims..."
Goldstone: If I Had Known Then What I Know Now... (03 April 2011)
"Judge Richard Goldstone, head of the infamous UN panel that issued the Goldstone Report in 2009, backtracked on his most serious accusations on Friday..."
Goldstone the Belated Penitent (03 April 2011)
"How dramatic the about-face. And how terrible that it was necessitated. How tragic, that is, that Goldstone so misplaced his moral compass in the first place as to have produced a report that has caused such irreversible damage to Israel’s good name. Tragic least of all for the utterly discredited Goldstone himself, and most of all for our unfairly besmirched armed forces and the country they were putting their lives on the line to honorably defend against a ruthless, murderous, terrorist government in Gaza..."
Goldstone's Feeble Backtrack (03 April 2011)
"In September 2009, it hit the diplomatic world like a tornado: Richard Goldstone, the respected South African jurist, issued a U.N.-sponsored report condemning Israel for 'war crimes' of intentionally targeting civilians in Gaza. “What I know now…” Goldstone wrote last week in the Washington Post, is 'that civilians were not intentionally targeted as a matter of policy.'..."
Goldstone Recants! Will the Left Follow His Example? (02 April 2011)
"A product of the Human Rights Council, an organization that is singularly dedicated to besmirching and attacking Israel while ignoring serious crimes elsewhere (including those committed by the nations that makes up its membership), the Goldstone Report was widely criticized for its one-sided nature and the inaccuracy of its claims. But with Goldstone, who is a prominent South African Jew, as its front man, the report became the centerpiece of a new round of efforts aimed at both delegitimizing the Jewish state and its right of self-defense..."
Richard Goldstone Recants. What Price the Israel Witch-Hunt Now? (02 April 2011)
"In an extraordinary article in the Washington Post, Richard Goldstone has now admitted that his infamous report was wrong..."
Half a Cheer For Goldstone (02 April 2011)
"Richard Goldstone backtracks somewhat concerning his already infamous report in a Washington Post op-ed:..."
Finally, a Hamas Leader Admits that Israel Killed Mostly Combatants in Gaza (17 December 2010)
"Since the end of the Gaza War in January 2009, Israel has stood accused of targeting civilians, rather than terrorist combatants. The Israeli Defense Force has claimed that during Operation Cast Lead it targeted only combatants in its efforts to protect its civilians from rocket attacks. It has also claimed that most of the dead were combatants and issued lists of names of many of the combatants killed and identified them as members of the specific Hamas military units..."
Chinkin's Gaza Letter Reveals Bias, But Also Skewed Facts (17 September 2009)
"Critics of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, also known as the Goldstone Commission, have convincingly argued that commission member Christine Chinkin had preconceived notions of Israeli guilt, and thus should not have been a part of an ostensibly impartial investigation. ... But the Chinkin letter reveals more than just the professor’s apparent bias. Its content also raises serious concerns about her dedication to accuracy and fairness when describing issues related to the Hamas-Israel war..."
30 Canadian Lawyers Challenge Biased UN Goldstone Report (16 September 2009)
"Thirty Canadian lawyers are challenging the refusal of a U.N. investigator to step down from an inquiry on the recent Gaza conflict, arguing that London School of Economics professor Christine Chinkin’s participation on the panel — after she declared Israel guilty prior to seeing any evidence — 'necessarily compromises the integrity of this inquiry and its report.'..."
Time to Buy More Italian Wine (08 February 2009)
"Last night, many people, Ministers and Members of Parliament, composed a very new, interesting mix of opinions. I think that when you are not overwhelmed by exotic thirdworldism, the images of children educated as hate machines, the speeches of jihad leaders ... that deny the holocaust and promise death to Jewish and Christians alike, you are left only with disgust..."
The Jihad Against Britain's Jews (06 February 2009)
"I am hearing ever more alarming accounts of the deepening attrition against British Jews in the wake of the incitement against Israel provoked by the war in Gaza..."
Did Israel Shell a UN School? The Truth Exposed (03 February 2009)
"In war, the saying goes. 'the first victim is the truth.' But an in-depth investigative report by the Canadian Globe and Mail's Middle east correspondent, Patrick Martin, proved to be the exception to the rule..."
Dear Citizen of Gaza (02 February 2009)
"While the world watches the ruins in Gaza, you return to your home which remains standing. However, I am sure that it is clear to you that someone was in your home while you were away..."
Palestinian Myth Machine (30 January 2009)
"[W]e are told that Gaza suffered 1,300 killed and up to 4,000 wounded. These numbers come exclusively from Hamas sources and have not been independently verified..."
An Incendiary Error (29 January 2009)
"Remember the UNRWA school in Gaza which was reputedly shelled by the Israelis during the war in Gaza with the reported deaths of 30-40 civilians who had taken refuge inside it?..."
Digging For the Truth (27 January 2009)
"Despite widespread charges leveled against Israel in the international media, some journalists have, to their credit, made the effort to dig deeper amidst the rubble to find out what really went on in Gaza..."
Basic Facts About Israel (26 January 2009)
"As Operation Cast Lead slowly winds down in Gaza there are some important lessons to be learned..."
A British Soldier's View of Operation Cast Lead (24 January 2009)
"Having completed numerous combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, I watched the television footage of Israeli soldiers deploying on Operation Cast Lead with a jolt of familiarity..."
Tunnel Vision in Gaza (23 January 2009)
"A new mechanism is apparently now in place, agreed between Israel, America and Egypt, to stop Hamas smuggling weapons through the tunnels on the Egyptian border with Gaza. That is one of the reasons Israel gave for stopping the war..."
Gaza Doctor Says Death Toll Inflated (22 January 2009)
"Is there more to the figures than meets the eye? ... The BBC's obsession with Israel ... Foreign media reporting reality? ... Jordanian aid seized by Gaza gunmen ... Resource: International law and the Gaza war..."
Hamas Breaks Cease-Fire, Britain Ignores It (21 January 2009)
"Well that didn't last long, did it. The Hamas-declared ceasefire lasted for the whole of Monday..."
The NGO Front in the Gaza War: Exploitation of International Law (21 January 2009)
"The exploitation of international legal rhetoric is a major weapon in the political war to delegitimize Israeli anti-terror operations..."
Britain's Surrender (20 January 2009)
"In Britain, the war in Gaza has revealed the extent to which the media, intelligentsia and political class have simply crumbled in the face of the global jihad..."
Gaza Returns to Rule by Thug (20 January 2009)
"Further evidence is surfacing that, far from having enhanced its reputation in the eyes of the people of Gaza, Hamas has been shown up as brutal thugs to their own people but cowards who run away when confronted by a proper army..."
Living Next Door to a Serial Killer (20 January 2009)
"Israel's goal is very modest: security for its citizens, no cross-border attacks. Hamas's goal is the destruction of Israel, ... and the creation of what it considers to be Allah's government on earth..."
"What the world cannot remember the Israelis cannot forget. The Israelis know the Jewish nation has been one defeat away from extinction for 70 years..."
Holding Fire: IDF Withdraws From Gaza (19 January 2009)
"Why believe Hamas casualty figures? ... Taking on white phosphorus allegations ... Video: From Disengagement to Operation Cast Lead ... More Videos: Hamas Abuses Civilian Infrastructure + Israel Opens Field Clinic ... Israeli TV satirizes foreign media coverage..."
Wisdom - or Insanity? (19 January 2009)
"We will not know for some time whether the tactical considerations behind Israel's cease-fire in Gaza are shrewd or insane. I have to say it seems to me crazy to leave Hamas still in control in Gaza, but I hear the counter-arguments..."
The Mild-Mannered British Desire for the Annihilation of Israel (19 January 2009)
"The British sociologist Frank Furedi reports what he has heard from Britain's educated classes since the Gaza crisis began:..."
Gaza Children Sacrificed to a Malevolent God (18 January 2009)
"Thousands of years ago, in the Middle East, cradle not just of civilisation but of many gods, was a deity named Moloch..."
Europe's Estrangement From Israel (17 January 2009)
"I am standing in a queue waiting to buy a train ticket from London to Canterbury. A well-dressed lady standing behind me informs her friend that she 'can't wait till Israel disappears off the face of the earth'..."
Friends of Israel Have a Lot of Repair Work to do - in America (16 January 2009)
"The US's abstention from the vote on Resolution 1860 is a stunning statement of US hostility towards Israel..."
Camera-Ready Victims (16 January 2009)
"We in the United States pay almost no attention to the resolutions, findings, and advocacy of the U.N., regarding it as a font of gasbaggery, stinking hypocrisy, and cant. But the rest of the world does pay attention..."
Israel's Scramble to End the War Too Soon (16 January 2009)
"With Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni heading off to the U.S. to sign a deal on stopping arms smuggling at the Gaza-Egypt border, and Defence Ministry official Amos Gilad shuttling to Cairo and back, Israel is clearly in a rush to end the war before Barak Obama takes office on Tuesday..."
Are Police Taking Sides in Anti-Israel Protests? (16 January 2009)
"Are they trying to avoid violent confrontation by pressuring the supporters of Israel, who are less likely to be violent or to cry 'Islamophobia'?..."
The Gaza Riviera (15 January 2009)
"[T]he other day, as my mind was numb from yet another report from the Gaza war zone, I saw something that made me go off on a wild dream..."
Media 'War Crimes' (15 January 2009)
"Phosphorus charges rebuked ... BBC throws journalistic integrity out of the window ... HR in the media ... Video and other resources..."
Molotov Latte To Go, Please (15 January 2009)
"A second Starbucks has been attacked in London by Islamist thugs..."
War, Lies and Credulity (15 January 2009)
"The grotesquely misnamed Human Rights Watch, among others, has been throwing around claims that Israel has been making illegal use of phosphorus shells in Gaza..."
Israel Must Defeat Hamas (15 January 2009)
"As Israel goes deeper into Gaza, and intensifies its bombardment of Hamas in Gaza City, a chorus is beginning to be heard: Israel is now committing war crimes; the condition of the people there constitute a humanitarian crisis..."
A Disproportionate Animus (14 January 2009)
"Having given Sir Jeremy Greenstock from the 'conflict resolution' group Forward Thinking virtual free rein to promote the cause of Hamas, BBC Radio Four's Today programme (0846) gave an unchallenged hearing this morning to a yet more dubious individual..."
Anti-Semitism Sweeps Europe in Wake of Gaza Operation (14 January 2009)
"A second front to the conflict in the Gaza Strip has opened up in Europe, where a wave of reprisal attacks against Jewish targets is stoking fears of a wider resurgence of anti-Semitism on the continent..."
Media Gives Platform to Radical Doctor (13 January 2009)
"Why does the media continue to quote propagandist Mads Gilbert?..."
Pretty Talk and Ugly Realities (13 January 2009)
"Since everybody seems to be criticizing Israel for its military response to the rockets being fired into their country from the Gaza strip, let me add my criticisms as well. The Israelis traded land for peace, but they have never gotten the peace, so they should take back the land..."
Law Professor: Hamas is a War Crimes 'Case Study' (13 January 2009)
"The fighting tactics and ideology of Hamas are a 'case study par excellence' of a systematic violation of international humanitarian law, according to a leading expert in international law who visited the Gaza periphery region on Tuesday..."
Guess Who Cares About Dead Palestinians? Jews! (13 January 2009)
"For those individuals - such as nearly all members of the world news media - who, in the light of Israel's invasion of Gaza - see moral equivalence between Israel and the Palestinians, here are some clarifying thoughts..."
A Spreading Sickness (12 January 2009)
"In Toronto, anti-Israel demonstrators yell, ... In Fort Lauderdale, Palestinian supporters sneer, ... In Amsterdam, the crowd shouts, ... In Paris, ... In Toulouse, ... In Bordeaux, ... In Villiers-le-Bel, ... In Helsingborg, ... In Odense, ... In Brussels, ... In Antwerp, ... In London, ..."
Peace and Hate (11 January 2009)
"Looks like there was a great pro-Israel demonstration today in London. ... demonstrating their determination to stand united in public disgust against the tidal wave of hatred and lies about Israel and sanitising of Islamic fascism in which the British media and much of its intellectual class are now drowning. And of course, by contrast with the thuggery and violence of the 'we are all Hamas' jihad rally yesterday, this one was entirely orderly..."
Massive Turn-Out for Pro-Israel Rally (11 January 2009)
"Today's rally will, of course, be given only a fraction of the media coverage of yesterday's pro-Hamas hatefest. But I'd like to think that anybody who witnessed both rallies will have been struck by the difference in the message today ... with that of yesterday..."
Rallying Against Israel (11 January 2009)
"There is a good reason why news reports describe the demonstrations that took place in many European cities on Saturday against the fighting in Gaza not as demonstrations for peace, but as 'anti-Israel rallies'..."
Israel at War - Day 15 (11 January 2009)
"Targeting the UN and humanitarian aid? ... Video: Hamas use of civilians as human shields ... Civilians or terrorists? ... Recommended Reading ... A personal thank you..."
Myths and Facts About the Gaza War (11 January 2009)
"This article will debunk the following ten myths..."
In the Face of This Madness, Some Facts (10 January 2009)
"Here are some facts that the western media might just possibly by some strange and uncharacteristic oversight fail to report..."
"Once again, the real news in France is conveniently not being reported as it should be. ... Here is a [report] that came from a Jew living in France..."
The Experience This Week of a London Jew (09 January 2009)
"I wrote below about the frightening thuggery on display at the anti-Israel demonstrations in London. Here is what a reader tells me of his recent experiences as a British Jew, including what happened to him after attending the pro-Israel counter demonstration, and how he feels therefore about the way in which the Gaza conflict and its implications are being reported in Britain..."
Believe It (09 January 2009)
"Those who refuse to believe that Hamas are using the population of Gaza as human shields/bomb fodder should watch this video. ... What people in the west find almost impossible to believe is that Hamas exult in and glorify the death of Palestinians as the highest form of spiritual attainment..."
The Foulest Fight (09 January 2009)
"Amid all the international criticism of Israel's fighting tactics in Gaza these past few days, from the gentle to the hysterical, from the supercilious chiding about disproportionate response to the vicious Nazi comparisons, one prominent aspect has curiously escaped marked comment..."
Where is Hamas in UN Cease-Fire Resolution? (09 January 2009)
"The UN Security Council has adopted Resolution 1860 calling for a cease-fire in Israel's war with Hamas. It is a remarkable document that acknowledges only one party in the conflict and it is not the one that started the war..."
Beware of Disinformation From Gaza (09 January 2009)
"Israel has learned that its enemies will do everything they can to manipulate the media to influence public opinion during conflicts such as the one going in the Gaza Strip..."
On Proportionality (08 January 2009)
"Let's talk about proportionality - or, more important, about its negative form. 'Disproportionate' is the favorite critical term in current discussions of the the morality of the war. But most of the people who use it don't know what it means in international law or in just war theory..."
Roots of the Gaza Conflict (08 January 2009)
"With the explosive current events in Gaza, the world needs to understand the roots of this eternal conflict, otherwise we are all kidding ourselves with hopes of peace..."
Israelis and Palestinians: Who's David, Who's Goliath? (08 January 2009)
"Much of the world buys the line - peddled by the Palestinians and the Arab Muslim world and, indeed, many Western countries - that paints Israel as the bad 'Goliath' that 'stole' the land from the 'Palestinians'..."
Yes, It's Anti-Semitism (08 January 2009)
"Criticizing Israel doesn't make you anti-Semitic: If it's been said once, it's been said a thousand times. ... Let's say it for the thousand-and-first time: Every negative comment about Israel is not an expression of bigotry. ... But it takes wilful blindness not to see that anti-Zionism today - opposition to the existence of Israel, rejection of the idea that the Jewish people are entitled to a state - is merely the old wine of anti-Semitism in its newest bottle..."
...And Even Uglier (08 January 2009)
"People who have been at the pro- and anti-Israel demonstrations in London have been producing some absolutely horrifying descriptions and images. [They] capture the violence and thuggery of the left/Islamist alliance at demonstrations last night and last week...
Britain Turns Ugly (08 January 2009)
"I know from the enormous response I have received to what I am writing that there is a terrifying increase in bigotry and hallucinatory hatred of Israel and the Jews now coursing through Britain. But I also know that there is a very large number of decent, sane people in Britain who understand exactly what Hamas are and the difficulties Israel has in stopping genocidal terrorism..."
The Jews Face a Double Standard (08 January 2009)
"The world-wide protests against Israel's ground incursion into Gaza are so full of hatred that they leave me with the terrible feeling that these protests have little to do with the so-called disproportionality of the Israeli response to Hamas rockets, or the resulting civilian casualties..."
The Hysteria That Dare Not Speak Its Name (07 January 2009)
"A video clip has been doing the rounds on the net, ... purporting to show the horrific aftermath of an Israeli airstrike on civilians in Gaza. ... [I]t was suddenly realised however that this amateur footage showed nothing of the sort..."
Pro-Israel Rally London: Nice People Versus the Nasties (07 January 2009)
"When we arrived ... we were greeted by a middle-aged white Englishman ... screaming relentlessly and with total hatred 'Murderers' at a small group of elderly people being escorted along the road by policemen..."
Depravity and Double Standards (07 January 2009)
"[F]or large swathes of western opinion there is virtually no depravity Hamas can commit which will even be reported, let alone condemned; yet when Israel goes to war to defend itself against slaughter the west is consumed by hysterical rage, so much so that it quite clearly would rather Hamas was allowed to survive to continue its murderous rampages..."
The Tragic Theater of War (07 January 2009)
"After 11 days of Israel's assault on Hamas in Gaza, the IDF is poised to potentially expand its ground operations. ...The question is whether Israel has calculated correctly about what can be achieved, and how best to achieve it, in the enormously complex theater of war that is Hamastan - where enemy gunmen operate, often indistinguishably, from the midst of the civilian population..."
The War Against Terror That No One Protested (07 January 2009)
"The jets bombed the daylights out of them. The ground forces invaded. At long last the murderous suicide-bombing terrorists were being suppressed in a military campaign. Their total defeat put an end to any notion that the terrorists and their sponsors would be granted their own state. Many civilians were killed and wounded, yet not a single protest was made against the invasion anywhere..."
Hamas Deploys its 'CNN Strategy' on World Opinion (07 January 2009)
"As Israel persists in its military efforts ... to protect its citizens from deadly Hamas rockets, and as protests against Israel increase around the world, the success of the abominable Hamas double war crime strategy becomes evident. The strategy is as simple as it is cynical:..."
The War and More (07 January 2009)
"Hamas can fire missiles from a day care [centre] knowing that Israel will retaliate within seconds ... as the missiles leave a print for Israel to zero in on. But the world tells the story like Israel deliberately destroyed a day care [centre] full of children. In Israel within Hamas missile range kids are not sent to school or anywhere that they can become targets. But Hamas sends the kids to day cares in hopes they can draw Israel fire and many of the kids are killed..."
Who Are the Real Nazis? (07 January 2009)
"'Go back to the oven! You need a big oven, that's what you need!' This is what one young woman thought passed for acceptable discourse during an anti-Israel rally last week in, of all place, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Other chants were similarly unlovely. You can watch it on YouTube if you like..."
Militant Islam Threatens Us All (07 January 2009)
"Imagine a siren that gives you 30 seconds to find shelter before a Kassam rocket falls from the sky and explodes, spraying its lethal shrapnel in all directions. Now imagine this happens day after day, month after month, year after year..."
World Citizens, Wake Up! (07 January 2009)
"Citizens of the world, wake up! If we agree to tolerate the rocket attacks, your own children will be next in line..."
UN School: Media Absolves Hamas (07 January 2009)
Human Shields Killed? Let's Blame Israel (06 January 2009)
"As soon as it was reported earlier today that around 40 Gazans ... had been killed when the Israelis fired on an UNRWA school in Gaza, the usual suspects could scarcely conceal their joy!..."
Hamas Uses Israel's Warnings to Prepare Human Shields (06 January 2009)
"Israel's notifications to civilians in Gaza to leave populated locations before they are bombed are cynically used by Hamas for organising human shields, a new study says..."
Hamas Stealing Aid Supplies to Sell to Residents (06 January 2009)
"A number of reports from the Strip paint a picture of very difficult humanitarian conditions, not least because of Hamas itself..."
An Endgame for Israel (06 January 2009)
"The argument that Israel's assault on Gaza is an exercise in futility has four main parts..."
Iran's Gazan Diversion? (06 January 2009)
"Since the IDF commenced its ground operations in Gaza on Saturday night, I have been hungrily eyeing my hat..."
The Hamas Broadcasting Corporation (Ctd) (06 January 2009)
"Last night's BBC TV News at Ten featured a highly partisan report about Gaza by Jeremy Bowen. Making no mention of the direct hit yesterday by a Hamas rocket on a kindergarten in Ashdod (which was empty for fear of precisely such an occurrence) Bowen concentrated heavily on the growing civilian casualty toll among Palestinians, making no acknowledgement of any Hamas operatives among these figures. ... the BBC [does] not tell its viewers the important fact that every single journalist and media utterance coming out of Gaza is controlled by Hamas. In other words, you can't believe a thing that anyone there tells you..."
In the Face of Evil, A Sudden Silence Descends (05 January 2009)
"So now Hamas says openly it will murder as many Jewish children as possible around the world..."
War is Terrible, But the Alternative in Gaza is Worse (05 January 2009)
"War is always terrible and to be avoided if humanly possible. War in Gaza, where Hamas terrorists are embedded within densely crowded areas, is particularly awful..."
An MP is Shocked by Al Beeb (05 January 2009)
"Michael Fabricant ... says he has been 'horrified and angered' by the BBC's coverage of the Gaza conflict..."
Jews Stand Accused (05 January 2009)
"If today's New York Times editors were in charge in 1943..."
Coming Soon? Hamas' Media Massacre (05 January 2009)
"The media is a potent weapon in the hands of terrorists and Israel has been on the receiving end many times..."
Double Standard Watch: Israel's Actions Are Lawful and Commendable (04 January 2009)
"The firing of rockets at civilians from densely populated civilian areas is the newest tactic in the war between terrorists who love death and democracies that love life. The terrorists have learned how to exploit the morality of democracies against those who do not want to kill civilians, even enemy civilians..."
The Real Agenda (04 January 2009)
"BBC World TV has spent much of the day whining that Israel is refusing to allow the international media entry into Gaza despite an Israeli court ruling that it should allow the media in. This is amongst the reasons why it isn't choosing to do so..."
The Moral Battleground (04 January 2009)
"And so now begins the second and most difficult stage..."
On the Ground in Gaza (04 January 2009)
"Israel didn't want to attack the Gaza Strip from the ground or from the air. Hamas, which had long broken the ceasefire, canceled it altogether..."
Will Israel Never Learn? Each Bomb is a Gift to Its Enemies (04 January 2009)
"Israel, and its friends, should ... grasp the simple point that the fate of the Middle East will not be decided by armed force, as it was in the wars of 1967 and 1973. It will be won on the TV screens of Europe and North America..."
The Rules of War and the Rules of Logic (04 January 2009)
"A major problem in debating about international issues nowadays is that it is so often hard or even impossible to respect our adversaries..."
Extermination of Jews (04 January 2009)
"To understand the causes of the Gaza conflict, it is essential to understand the Hamas ideology. Hamas presents itself as an Islamic supremacist movement. Its charter opens with a quote from the Quran..."
'We Are Hamas' (04 January 2009)
"Perhaps you remember the demonstrations during the Lebanon War in the summer of 2006, when protestors proudly carried placards announcing 'We are all Hizbullah'. Over at Z Word, you can admire the updated version: 'We are Hamas' - a slogan that ... was 'entirely predictable'. What Hamas - and therefore the people who identify so enthusiastically with the Islamist group - really stands for has been gruesomely illustrated in the past few days..."
Stop This Vicious Slaughter! (03 January 2009)
"This blog was filed on January 3rd 1944. There may have been a slight delay with the post appearing due to server problems..."
The Gaza Rules (02 January 2009)
"Watching both this week's war and the world's predictable reaction to it, we can recall the Gaza rules. Most are reflections of our postmodern age, and completely at odds with the past protocols of war..."
Israel's Policy is Perfectly 'Proportionate' (02 January 2009)
"Article 51 of the United Nations Charter reserves to every nation the right to engage in self-defense against armed attacks. The only limitation international law places on a democracy is that its actions must satisfy the principle of proportionality..."
Has Israel Gone Too Far? (02 January 2009)
"To judge by much of the world's response to Israel's actions since being besieged by Hamas rocket attacks is to answer in the affirmative..."
Israel, Hamas, and Moral Idiocy (31 December 2008)
"Israel's decision to take military action against Hamas rocket attacks targeting its civilian population has been long in coming..."
The Suffering that Hamas Causes (30 December 2008)
"Last months' commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provided the occasion to ask difficult questions about societies whose political leadership seriously violates them..."
On the Other Side From Civilisation (30 December 2008)
"When Ed Husain famously renounced Islamism there were some who warned that, despite his denunciation of Hizb ut Tahrir and Islamist ideology, he remained dangerously confused and should not be treated as a serious reformer. I thought this was too harsh..."
Why Israel Had No Choice (30 December 2008)
"Israel, which entered Gaza in 1967 after a successful war of self-defence, left the region unilaterally in 2005. ... This was the first chance in Gaza's history for its residents to govern their own affairs - something too many of Israel's detractors conveniently forget..."
Groundhog Day For the Fifth Column of Malice (29 December 2008)
"So there is indeed now a war. In Gaza. Actually, there are two wars going on: one involving rockets and warplanes, and the other involving the media..."
Palestinians Need Israel to Win (29 December 2008)
"A quarter century has passed since Israel last claimed to go to war in the name of peace..."
Israel's Gaza Defense (29 December 2008)
"Israel's air assault on Gaza in response to Hamas rocket attacks is inspiring familiar international denunciations. But the best commentary we've heard might be this one: 'If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I would do everything to stop that, and would expect Israel to do the same thing'..."
Israel at War: A Primer (29 December 2008)
"Background and key issues behind Israel's campaign against Hamas in Gaza..."
Did Israel Use 'Disproportionate Force' in Gaza? (28 December 2008)
"The charge that Israel uses disproportionate force keeps resurfacing whenever it has to defend its citizens from non-state terrorist organizations and the rocket attacks they perpetrate..."
Hamas Denying Gaza Wounded Treatment in Egypt (28 December 2008)
"Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Sunday the Islamist group Hamas was not allowing Palestinians wounded in Israel's attacks on Gaza to cross the border into Egypt for treatment..."
Yet Another War for Israel (28 December 2008)
"After 7 years of bombardment from Gaza into Israeli towns and villages [the] Israeli Government finally took action to stop Hamas, who were once a small terrorist group but [who are] today a 20,000 strong well-trained army supplied by Iran..."
The Cycle of Stupidity (28 December 2008)
"It was just a few days ago that Hamas mocked Israel for its failure to respond to the barrage of rockets that rained down on communities near the border with Gaza..."
Media Parrot Hamas on Casualty Numbers (27 December 2008)
"The U.S. and international news media have largely accepted as fact Hamas-provided casualty counts following a series of Israeli surgical strikes today in the Gaza Strip, despite Hamas' and the Palestinian Authority's long and sordid histories of greatly inflating casualty figures..."
Moral Clarity in Gaza (27 December 2008)
"Late Saturday, thousands of Gazans received Arabic-language cell-phone messages from the Israeli military, urging them to leave homes where militants might have stashed weapons..."
The Six Months of the Lull Arrangement (December 2008)
"On June 17, 2008, after several months of indirect contacts between Israel and Hamas ... Egypt and Hamas individually announced that a lull arrangement had been reached between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip..."
saith the LORD,
"For the LORD will not cast off His people, neither will He forsake His
trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion which cannot be removed, but