Saturday Aug 23, 2014
We all (I hope) saw the televised interview in which Khaled Meshal said,
"We do not target civilians, and we try most of the time to aim at military targets and Israeli bases," Meshaal said. "But we admit that we have a problem. We do not have sophisticated weapons. We do not have the weapons available to our enemy … so aiming is difficult. We do promise you, though, that we will try in the future and we will...
Friday Aug 22, 2014
At the US Jerusalem Consulate's Facebook site, you can find this:
except if you go to the recommended site, you can read:
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
This program is open to high school graduates from traditionally underserved communities in the Middle East and North Africa, who are qualified but unable to afford a college education. Students enroll at the undergraduate level in a four-year program. Applicants must be...
Tuesday Aug 19, 2014
I actually met Stephen Grabiner at the UK Limmud event at the end of last December at the University of Warwick. So this letter by Jack de Lowe regarding the publishing by the Jewish Chronicle of a controversial ad for charity collection for Gaza resonated:
To Stephen Grabiner
Chairman of the board of the JC
Attached you will find an advertisement which appeared in your publication last Friday (August 15). DEC,...
Tuesday Aug 19, 2014
Islamists have been complaining that women were prohibited from entering the Temple Mount compound recently.
From one report:
Israeli forces on Wednesday prevented all Palestinian women from entering the holy Al-Aqsa compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, and arrested two Palestinians in ensuing clashes. Israeli forces closed all but three of the gates to the compound by setting up barriers and seizing...
Monday Aug 18, 2014
I read this news item and I presume that it is quite legal according to international law:-
Kenya is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, the government has announced. Kenya Airways also announced that it would suspend its flights to Freetown and Monrovia when the government travel ban on passengers comes into effect on Wednesday....