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....
Saturday Aug 16, 2014
In an article that contains some very good anti-Pal. positions, the writer makes this point:
The late Christopher Hitchens was right when he said this about Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories:
"In order for Israel to become part of the alliance against whatever we want to call it, religious barbarism, theocratic, possibly thermonuclear theocratic or nuclear theocratic aggression, it can'...
Monday Aug 11, 2014
You can read this in Haaretz:
Among proposed tunnel-detection technologies is the use of vehicle-mounted, ground-penetrating radar. However, this solution can only detect tunnels to a depth of 10 meters and the last tunnels discovered during the Gaza operation that reached Israeli territory were as much as 25 feet below ground.
You can also read this there:
IDF to test tunnel detection system on Gaza border
Monday Aug 11, 2014
I published an op-ed in this paper last week in which I discussed Israel's government attitude to the Temple Mount and noted:
Israel’s government is not obligated to begin the construction of the Third Temple. However, the government is obligated to not allow the destruction of state property, the trampling of basic human rights of non-Muslims, the provocative, violent behavior of male and female Islamists, the holding...