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Sweet Hopes But A Not So Sweet Reality

And what of Mr Corbyn's support for boycotting and delegitimsing the state of Israel? A view which – even if the Labour leader cannot see it – helps fuel anti-Semitism, since unreconstructed protest groups seamlessly conflate anti-Zionism with antipathy towards world Jewry.”

Double Indemnity

The Obama Administration sides with the bad guys in a landmark court case against Palestinian terrorism By Ted Lapkin Just when you think Barack Obama’s... Read More

Flotilla Farce

I’m certainly no Marxist, but Karl was on to something when he observed that history repeats itself, “the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” There was something truly farcical about last week’s rerun of the so-called ‘Freedom Flotilla’ that attempted, once again, to run Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.

Bibi Concludes Coalition Negotiations Just Before Stroke of Midnight – Doesn’t Turn into Political Pumpkin … Yet

The Cinderella story of Israel’s post-election coalition negotiations has finally reached an eleventh hour conclusion. After seven weeks of tortuous negotiations filled with more backflips than an Olympic diving competition, Prime Minister Netanyahu managed to cobble together a coalition supported by the barest of bare minimums required to govern – 61 seats. Yet while Netanyahu barely managed avoid turning into a political pumpkin at the stroke of midnight, it remains to be seen whether he left behind a proverbial glass slipper that will haunt his government later down the track.
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