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.”
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.
The fingerprints of Israel-phobic UN Human Rights Council staffers are evident throughout the report into last year’s conflict in Gaza issued today by that body’s supposedly ‘Independent Commission of Inquiry’.
"The ZFA categorically rejects the findings and recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Commission of Inquiry into last year’s armed conflict in Gaza.
he Israeli Foreign Ministry today released its report on the legal and moral conduct of the IDF during 'Operation Protective Edge' last year in Gaza. This report conclusively refutes allegations of systemic war crimes on the part of the IDF made by Israel's detractors in the media.
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.
The moment I heard about the devastating earthquake in Nepal, I knew that one of the first countries to put its hand up to offer assistance would be Israel. The IDF and other Israeli rescue teams are well renowned for their expertise in the area of crises. In 30 years, the IDF has sent 24 missions to 22 countries around the world, including countries that would not exactly call Israel a friend.