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...

Truth Against Truth

Israelis have one truth, Palestinians have another. It’s time we get to know what the other side thinks. Gush Shalom have a strong new brochure–read it and pass it on. It takes apart 120 ‘truths’ “The Arabs believed that the Jews had been...

Truth Against Truth

Israelis have one truth, Palestinians have another. It’s time we get to know what the other side thinks. Gush Shalom have a strong new brochure–read it and pass it on. It takes apart 120 ‘truths’ “The Arabs believed that the Jews had been...

Is 'the Lobby' out to bring down Obama?

Gershon Baskin, of IPCRI, the Israel-Palestine Centre for Research and Information suggests: “As I read the Israeli political map, Netanyahu, in coordination with his allies in Congress, AIPAC, and other US Jewish organizations have made a decision that...

The State of the 'Lobby'

John Mearsheimer, whose earlier comments with Stephen on the Israel lobby in the US brought forth a torrent of criticism of highly variable quality, now has this observation: “Siding with Israel against the United States was not a great problem a few years ago:...