Category: Palestine

Netanyahu glorifies terrorism

From Thursday’s Times, a report on a meeting by Israelis including former PM Binyamin Netanyahu to “commemorate” the bombing in July 1946 of the King David Hotel, in which 92 people died, unveiling a...

Which side were the Nazis on?

Harry’s Place: Which side were the Nazis on? In which Gene notes that the Nazi leadership sought to support the Palestinian resistance to a Jewish state being established there because they believed it was...

Shiv Malik on HT and the Tel Aviv bombings

Our old friend Shiv Malik writes in the New Statesman with a profile of Omar Sharif, one of the two British Muslim men who were involved in the Tel Aviv pizza parlour bombing in April 2003. Sharif appears to have been a devotee of Omar Bakri Muhammad, although this of course does not demonstrate in any way that OBM was responsible. Malik can’t let go of his dog-and-bone obsession with Hizbut-Tahrir, however.

Amani Hissi update

For anyone who remembers the story of Amani Hissi, a Palestinian lady who lost her sight in childhood after she was hit in the face by an Israeli tear gas grenade, a guy called...

Interpal: no case to answer

Osama Saeed asks that I draw attention to his post regarding the ongoing Interpal controversy. It appears that the charitable organisation is looking into taking legal action against Stephen Pollard (right-wing blogger and biographer...

Interpal threatened yet again

The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that the governments of the US and Israel are yet again demanding that Interpal, a British charity for Palestine which has been investigated twice by the Charity Commission and...

Al-Aqsa Demo in London on Sunday

Rather late in the day I know, but I found this on MPACUK’s website and I’m not sure if I will be in attendance, but perhaps there are people in and around London who...

Juan Cole on Abramoff and the settlers

Juan Cole has a lengthy article on the disgraced American lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his links to, in JC’s words, “what are essentially terrorist activities by armed land thieves in Palestinian territory”. Among his...

Guide to “security fence”

The BBC has published a brief illustrated guide to the Israeli “security barrier”. Notice on the tab labelled structure, the “fence section” shows that the barrier consists of two fences, one being 3m high...

The Insufficient Bias Award

A pro-Israeli media monitoring outfit calling itself Honest Reporting recently issued one of its email circulars with a set of awards for what it calls “dishonest reporting”. HR’s website announces that it is dedicated...

Zahid and Parveen Sharif acquitted

The BBC reported this afternoon that Zahid and Parveen Sharif, who were accused of knowing about their brother Omar’s involvement in the Tel Aviv pizza-parlour bombings in 2003 and not saying anything, were acquitted...

Palazzi reveals his disbelief

Massimo “Abdul-Hadi” Palazzi hasn’t been heard from much lately in the sections of the Internet I inhabit - a couple of years ago one of his minions was a persistent presence on one of...

Banks dump pro-Palestinian groups’ accounts

Two British-based pro-Palestinian groups, the Friends of al-Aqsa and the Palestine Solidary Campaign, have had their bank accounts withdrawn by the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Alliance & Leicester bank respectively. This is...

Just bought my first PDA

Well, my Nan gave me £150 as Christmas money, and I decided to buy myself a Palm PDA (a Tungsten E). I got a penny change. Possibly Related Posts: Why I defend Jeremy Corbyn...

Israelis punish teenage bomber’s family

The BBC reports that the Israelis have demolished the home of the teenage suicide bomber who blew himself up in a Tel Aviv market yesterday. The report makes it clear that he did not...

Sharon’s Banana Republics

Bush and Blair have allowed Israel to dictate their Middle East policy and carry out a Palestinian politicide, writes Ali Safieh, Palestinian General Delegate to the UK and the Vatican. http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1194704,00.html Possibly Related Posts:...

Reaction to Rantisi murder

Israel’s assassination yesterday of yet another Hamas leader was shocking, but it should not surprise anyone that Israel, especially under the leadership of Ariel Sharon, would do such a thing. I haven’t bothered to...