Category: Palestine

The pollution of argument: Zionists and HRW

Judge Goldstone and the pollution of argument | Comment is free | The Guardian Antony Lerman in today’s Guardian on the ongoing smear campaign against human rights activists who criticise the state of Israel,...

US casino funds Israeli settlements

Gambling with peace: how US bingo dollars are funding Israeli settlements — The Guardian Revealing how money raised from a casino frequented mostly by Latinos in California is funding Jewish settlement expansion in the...

Videos from the Palestine rally

I shot a few videos with my new camcorder at the rally for Palestine yesterday. Besides wanting to do this for its own sake as the first serious usage of my new toy, I...

Muslims and Neturei Karta

Reading Mas’ud Khan’s account of his recent exchange with Melanie Phillips ([1], [2], [3]), I noticed that he had mentioned Neturei Karta to her, asking her whether she regarded them as “self-hating Jews”. NK,...

Stupid Zionists

Johann Hari wrote this article in today’s Independent, regarding the tendency of supporters of Israel to smear their opponents with accusations of anti-Semitism. Hari wrote an article last week about his travels in the...

Here’s gratitude for you

The Spectator this week led with a “Happy 60th Birthday, Israel” feature by Melanie Phillips. Perhaps there is nothing unusual about that, given that it repeats a whole load of the usual pro-Israeli claims...

“Israel lobby” book is out

The book version of Mearsheimer & Walt’s The Israel Lobby is now out in the UK (I got it for £22 in Blackwell’s in Charing Cross Road; Borders didn’t have it at all, several...

The secret of Israel’s success

Naomi Klein (of No Logo fame) has an article in today’s Guardian about the current success of Israel’s economy, apparently despite its present “difficulties” and having lost out after the “dot com” bubble burst...

Pictures from yesterday’s Palestine demo

Here are a few pictures I took at yesterday’s Enough Occupation demonstration in London to mark the 40th anniversary of the Israel seizure of the West Bank and Gaza. The demonstration wasn’t massive -...

Wheatcroft on Tory neo-cons

Anglo-neocons are slaves to America and not serving us (Guardian Unlimited) Geoffrey Wheatcroft (The Strange Death of Tory England, Yo! Blair) on the clique of “Anglo-neocons” surrounding David Cameron whose position on the Iraq...

Jews, Muslims and free speech

Earlier this week, Leeds University cancelled a talk and a two-day workshop which was due to be delivered by the German academic and former adviser to his country’s Green Party, Matthias Küntzel, on what...

Ambulance attack “was no hoax”

The Guardian’s readers’ editor responds to speculation on various websites and blogs that a report, accompanied by photographs, of an attack on a Red Cross ambulance (which prompted Melanie Phillips to write this entry...

Demo on in London tomorrow

The Stop the War Coalition have organised a demonstration for a ceasefire in Lebanon and against “Blair’s support for Bush’s wars” for tomorrow (5th Aug), consisting of a march from Hyde Park (tube: Marble...

BBC puts words in to Brotherhood rep’s mouth

The BBC is commonly accused of being biased against Israel and of being unwilling to call terrorists what they are, but an interview with a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood on yesterday’s Today programme...