When will reality hit?

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells the Washington Post, in a sign that even once friendly allies of the Jewish state are losing patience with its criminality, that its time to enter the league of civilised nations: Hamas is not an arm of Iran. Hamas entered the elections as a political party. If the…

Israeli “democracy” in all its glory

On Tuesday, a party representing Israeli Holocaust survivors joined forces with the pro-marijuana Green Leaf party for a run at Israel’s parliament. The new party launched its campaign in a near-empty, underground, graffiti-filled nightclub in south Tel Aviv, pledging to pursue two primary goals: to financially assist elderly Holocaust survivors and to legalize the consumption…

The Jewish state faces a necessary shift

MJ Rosenberg, from the liberal Israel Policy Forum, sees a major shift in American policy towards the Middle East and warns hardline Zionists that their time is up: Some pro-Israel activists are preparing for intensified war against this phenomenon [challenging Israeli policy]. They have long been in the business of shooting the messenger, believing that…

Time to take some responsibility

Israel is a sick society: A new study of Jewish Israelis shows that most accept the ‘official version’ of the history of the conflict with the Palestinians. Is it any wonder, then, that the same public also buys the establishment explanation of the operation in Gaza? A pioneering research study dealing with Israeli Jews’ memory…

Struggle for the future

Zaki Chehab, Arab journalist and author of a seminal book on Hamas, surveys the recent war in Gaza: Walk anywhere in Gaza and the impression one gets is that the Hamas government is still a force to be reckoned with. It shows no signs of losing its grip on this tiny 25-mile by 6-mile strip…

Legal rights, for all

And the justified legal avalanche against Israel continues: Israel reacted furiously to a decision by a Spanish judge on Thursday to open a probe of seven former top security officials for alleged war crimes in the 2002 bombing in Gaza that killed top Hamas terrorist Salah Shehadeh as well as 14 other people and is…