How Middle East partition still kills any chance of peace

The organisation Zochrot are a group of Israeli citizens working to raise awareness of the Nakba, the 1948 Palestinian catastrophe. They were asked by Israeli news service Ynet last week to write something on the partition plan… from 1947. Below is the translated piece of Ariella Azoulay: The United Nations partition decision of 29 November 1947…

Hacks can’t spin away Olmert’s shameful record

Following the news that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrived in Australia, I submitted the following (unpublished) letter to the major papers: It is revealing that Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert swung into Australia virtually unannounced this week and was given a “warm welcome” by the Parliamentary Speaker. Olmert is currently under investigation…

The Elders demand Sri Lanka abide by legal norms

The crisis in Sri Lanka still demands international attention. Here’s the latest statement by an influential group of people: The Elders – a group of eminent global leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela – have made a direct appeal to the President of Sri Lanka to protect the rights of civilians displaced after the government’s…

Please hold and cuddle us, begs pro-settler Jew

Australian-born Zionist Isi Leibler – a believer in ex-communicating ‘dissident” Jews – appears in the Melbourne Age to plead for poor, little Israel. The whole world hates her and it’s just not fair. We’re a thriving democracy, he claims. Oh sure, the Palestinians are “suffering” but it’s their own fault. But the more spurious claim…

Olmert is a Zionist legend (argues “journalist”)

When former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert visits America, he is welcomed as a war criminal. In Australia, Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan of Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian treats him like a glorious hero: Ehud Olmert is a giant of contemporary Middle East politics. As Israel’s prime minister he made war – twice – in Lebanon…

Settlers have every intention of building more colonies

Israel’s “settlement” freeze is causing the radical settlers to revolt. Here’s the latest missive from the notorious Women in Green: The announcement of the building freeze in Judea and Samaria is proof that Netanyahu, to our shame, is following in the path of Ariel Sharon – betraying the will of the Jewish majority that elected…