Monday Apr 22, 2013
An Open letter to John Lyons
From Maurice Ostroff April 22, 2013
Dear Mr. Lyons,
I refer to your April 13, 2013 article in the Weekend Australian "UN's circle of unaccountability"
First of all I am as...
Friday Mar 08, 2013
By Maurice Ostroff
With "Israel apartheid week" (IAW) currently spreading its hate message around the world, it is timely to consider some little-known facts about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) that very successfully promotes these activities. IAW is a well-funded highly professional annual series of events that take place in over 250 cities.
.But did you know that BDS leaders oppose the Palestinian...
Monday Jan 28, 2013
By Maurice Ostroff
The total number of registered voters in Israel is 5,656,705. After over 99% of the votes had been counted it became apparent that 3,834,136 Israelis actually cast their votes equal to a 67.8% turnout. These included 40,915 spoiled or blank votes leaving a balance of 3,793,221 valid votes cast.
In terms of our proportional representation system the 120 Knesset seats are distributed among party lists that pass a...
Wednesday Jan 09, 2013
By Maurice Ostroff and Charles Abelsohn
In his January 7 article titled "No Holds Barred: Why Jews are so bad at PR" Rabbi Shmuley Boteach summarized the abject failure of Israel's public diplomacy. He wrote
"In truth, while the State of Israel was asleep the Arabs pulled off one of the great propaganda coups in global history.. The Palestinians in particular demonstrated a black belt in PR by...
Monday Dec 10, 2012
The November 2012 UN resolution that granted observer status to Palestine as a non-member state is in effect void ab-initio due to Abbas' lack of authority to represent all Palestinians and Hamas' rejection of the fundamentals of the resolution.
When Hams leaders publicly reject its basic terms, one need not be a lawyer to question the validity of the November 29 UN resolution A/67/L.28 that granted observer status to...