Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
This is a corrected version
Thanks to the American Center, a subsidiary of the Embassy of the United States, several dozen invitees benefited this week from listening to the New York Times’ Bureau Head, Jodi Rudoren, as well as to Danna Harman of Haaretz and gain insight into the workings of journalism. The topic was covering Israel in this digital age of journalism and although we were treated to occasional faults and failures...
Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
A friend who also attended the GA noted:
…residents of Judea and Samaria are one of Israel’s most pioneering, forward-thinking and creative societal and national contributors. Though boldly capable of withstanding and counterbalancing the most fierce international pressures and hate-based de-legitimization campaigns, something happens when our brothers and sisters from across the Atlantic are those who...
Saturday Nov 09, 2013
I have learned two things from the official transcript of US Secretary of State John Kerry's interview (of his fathership of a possible third intifada, I've dealt with here):
SECRETARY KERRY: ...Now, the Palestinian leadership made it absolutely clear they believe the settlements are illegal, they object to the settlements, and they are in no way condoning the settlements. But they knew that Israel would make some...
Monday Nov 04, 2013
As Dore Gold reminded us, there are those who still suggest that “Britain must atone for its sins in Palestine”.
Unfortunately, they mean sins against Arabs, not the Jews.
Dr Nabeel Shaath, member of the PLO Political Committee and Fatah Central Committee, - the institution that is the real power behind the throne in Ramallah - published last year in The Daily Telegraph, the main Arab claim...
Sunday Oct 27, 2013
As the Jerusalem Post informs us:
Government okays release of second group of 26 Palestinian prisoners for peace talks
IPS to publish names of pre-Oslo prisoners later Sunday night after bereaved families are notified; public has 48 hours to appeal release; after heated row, ministers nix bill seeking to ban future releases.
There has been some verbal contretemps between the Bayit Yehudi party and the...