Pyromanics set fire to the West Bank in the name of God

Haaretz reports that settlers associated with Kiryat Arba, the Jewish area above Hebron set fire to local Palestinian lands after the Israel authorities removed one of their tiny outposts in the area. Once again, Palestinians have been victimized and in this case,...

No Jews or Irish need apply…in reverse…

25 rabbis in south Tel Aviv have issued a prohibition forbidding residents to rent apartments to foreign workers. The document (pictured) uses quotations from scripture and commentaries to justify this and is supported by a councillor from the Shas party. This scandal...

End Demolitions

There is a petition campaign to the White House to end home demolitions in the Occupied Territories. This is a clearly discriminatory policy and has little do to with security, but lots to do with land grabs. Since 1967, the Israeli government has demolished over...

Judeophobia–warning, warning

A long exchange of correspondence with people who should know better last week in advocating the Palestinian cause concerning their ‘crude views about Jews’ led to me wasting too many hours looking at a variety of webites that deal with ‘the...

Birthright again-Gaza as a photo op.

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about a disturbing visit by Australian kids on the Birthright program to Hebron, where they were fed extremist propaganda,in contravention of Birthright’s own rules about visiting the occupied territories (and what gives a...