It cannot happen here!

Middle East News Service comments: For a few months now the Israeli Ethernet has been buzzing with mysterious rumours. I am told indirectly that there is a severe gag on mentioning a certain story in Israel. I cannot be told directly as there is a gag on the news of...

Raging Greg & contested Jerusalem history

[A version of this was also published in New Matilda 31 March 2010] When I first saw Greg Sheridan’s op-ed piece , I burst out laughing, because it reminded me of capucchino froth–he sure must have been raging and frothing when he wrote this in...

What did Petraeus say? Petraeus who?

This all might seem rather obscure in the scheme of things, but what goes on in the US bunkers is pretty relevant to the future of Israel. Commentators are buzzing because General David Petraues, the US Chief of Staff, offered remarks about Israel as a...