More than one Holocaust

Benyamin Neuberger, Haaretz, April 28: In Israel, there is a conviction that the Holocaust is unique, that it cannot be compared to any other case of genocide. This perception is irrational, problematic from the moral perspective and also contrary to its aim – the intensification of Holocaust awareness. A number of years ago I participated…

Blame someone else, please

When does departmental bungling become criminal? The Australian government must fight the allegation made by Private Jake Kovco’s mother that it covered up her son’s death in Iraq in an attempt to salvage falling recruitment for an unpopular occupation. The Howard government is, of course, extremely accomplished at deflecting responsibility.

US loves nukes controlled by Jews

Last week, yet more evidence emerged that proved Israel’s nuclear weapon’s program was supported and defended by the US: Today the National Security Archive publishes for the first time 30 recently declassified U.S. government documents disclosing the existence of a highly secret policy debate, during the first year of the Nixon administration, over the Israeli…

Failure announced

The “war on terror” is a failure, according to the US State Department: The US state department acknowledged yesterday that there is a risk of Iraq becoming a safe haven for terrorists three years after the invasion of the country. The warning is contained in the state department’s annual country reports on terrorism. The report,…

Undermining the “enemy”

Two Danish journalists face jail for printing politically inconvenient, but truthful, material: Two Danish reporters who cited a secret government report casting doubt on the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before the US-led invasion have been indicted for violating national security, the state prosecutor said on Thursday. It is the first time…

My master calls

John Howard tells the world that he’s an independently minded leader: When you are talking about fighting terrorism or extremism, I’m not doing that for the US or Britain. I’m doing it for Australia. It’s not a question of being a poodle. I’m nobody’s poodle. I have enough strength of my own to lead. He…

Honesty pays

Major publishing house buys book by hot, young author. Film-rights are secured. Questions are asked. Plagiarism emerges. Disgrace follows. Public rehabilitation is possible. Will publishers never learn to properly fact-check?

Treat others with the respect they deserve

Finally, a principled nation treats Israel with the respect it deserves: Sweden is boycotting an international air force exercise in Italy next month due to the fact that Israel’s Air Force will take part. It has also decided to grant entry visas to Hamas members. Though not mentioning the Jewish State by name, Sweden’s Defense…

Real articulate, like

Dutiful, Murdoch mouthpiece, Andrew Bolt, explains to his Herald Sun readers why cars are so wonderful: We use them for shopping, or bringing stuff we made to people who want to buy it.…  Perhaps alternative transport would be more effective in “bringing stuff” to, like, you know, people, who, like, want to buy it. Just…