Watch them fall every year

Israel is the victim in the current crisis, didn’t you know? Yes, one of the strongest military powers in the world wants everybody to believe it’s scared of a few home-made rockets. The real victims are the children in Gaza. Thankfully, global public support for the Jewish state is diminishing and its supporters know it.…

A bigot in their heart

Moshe Feiglin, a racist, rightist Israeli who represents the future of the Jewish state? From a recent Haaretz profile: Feiglin dreams of a state guided by his perception of what the Jewish spirit means: a state that would remove all the muslim shrines from the Temple Mount, a state whose non-Jewish inhabitants would be entitled…

The “chosen” people lack history

Rami G. Khouri, Daily Star, December 29: God punished the arrogance and hubris of the Hebrews in the Old Testament by making them wander the wilderness for 40 years, before allowing a later, more humble, generation to enter Canaan. The current generation of Israeli Jews is not as proficient at learning these 40-year lessons, it…

The lobby still has long legs

Leading Jewish blogger Phil Weiss thinks the current Gaza strikes will “help end the Israel lobby“: It’s just a theory, and yes I’m an optimist. But the grotesque events in Gaza rise above, well, the previous grotesque events in Gaza. And here is the great Glenn Greenwald attacking Marty Peretz for his disgusting rationalization of…

We stand together

Yesterday I attended a 2000-strong march in Sydney against Israel’s behaviour in Gaza. Some people marched under a Hamas flag, some under a Hizbollah flag and many, such as myself, simply as an individual outraged by the Jewish state’s typically stupid action against the Palestinians. Some other Australian Jews are thankfully speaking out: More photos…

Why stop now?

Another day and more Israeli war crimes in Gaza. The latest here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Palestinian bloggers are filing on the ground reports of the attacks.

Bang, bang, everybody is dead

Robert Fisk in The Independent: Hamas’s home-made rockets have killed just 20 Israelis in eight years, but a day-long blitz by Israeli aircraft that kills almost 300 Palestinians is just par for the course. Israel will never receive security, nor deserve it, until it ends the occupation completely and treats Arabs with respect. In the…

Some begin to grow up

Much of the global mainstream Jewish establishment still denies ethnic cleansing took place in 1948, but in some countries things are beginning to change: Challenging 90 years of institutionalized denial of the massacre and deportation of the Ottoman Empire’s indigenous Armenian community during WWI, tens of thousands of Turkish intellectuals, academics, writers, journalists and dissidents…