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Evangelical TV channel turns the Negev into a forest

Wednesday, 16 February 2011, 2:09 pm | Middle East News Service

"The Lord gave me instructions: 'prepare the ground for the return of my children’. I asked: ‘Father, how do we do it?’ And the Lord answered ’plant a million trees.’ I believe this is what I heard, the spirit of God and I share this mission ... More >>

Israel's refugee parsimony

Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 10:14 am | Middle East News Service

The Interior Minister portrays Israel as a country that treats refugees fairly. But in practice it just about ignores asylum seekers’ visa applications. Sigal Rozen thinks we have a short memory More >>

Elderly man lets flat to Arabs; receives threats

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 2:34 pm | Middle East News Service

Zvi Eli, an 89-years-old Holocaust survivor, complained to police that after he let his flat in Safed to Bedouin students, he received a telephone call threatening to burn down his house. Earlier, the town’s chief rabbi tried to convince him to find ... More >>

Thousands protest loyalty oath bill

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 11:42 am | Middle East News Service

Both Ynetnews and Haaretz covered last night's demonstration in Tel Aviv against the new loyalty oath. Ynetnews ' coverage below is reasonable but there are three powerful paragraphs in Hebrew which are missing in the English. [There are also some ... More >>

Turkel Commission Has Already Made Its Decision

Sunday, 17 October 2010, 3:34 pm | Middle East News Service

Middle East News Service comments: If I were to be an enemy of Israel, I would really rejoice at the way the Turkel Commission is turning into a sham. Like the author, I never had great expectations of the commission but the description below make it ... More >>

Sol Salbe: Critique of Israeli loyalty oath

Thursday, 14 October 2010, 5:13 pm | Middle East News Service

Middle East News Service comments: The Australian Jewish News asked me to give my brief opinion on Israel's impending loyalty oath legislation. While I've not seen the paper as yet a friend read me the article over the phone. Hence the wording may ... More >>

Jewish Gaza-bound activists: IDF used excess force

Wednesday, 29 September 2010, 1:43 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments : Former IDF/IAF pilot Yonathan Shapira said that there were "no words to describe what we went through during the takeover." Shapira said the activists, who he said displayed no violence, were met with extreme ... More >>

Complaint Of Anti-Semitic Articles Is Dismissed

Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 1:11 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service Comments : Mike Carlton copped quite a serve for his article critical of Israel's raid on the Gaza flotilla in international waters. He replied forcefully but the charge of antisemitism was correctly dismissed. Anticipate ... More >>

Call It What It Is: Murder

Friday, 3 September 2010, 10:25 am | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: This News Service (as well as the Australian Jewish Democratic Society that has been sponsoring it) has always condemned those who use violence to achieve their aims in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We are ... More >>

Israel Convicts Another Palestinian Gandhi

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 9:01 pm | Middle East News Service

So what were the charges against Abdallah Abu Rahmah, the internationally-known organizer of the Bil'in protest, that stuck? Exonerated of stone-throwing and weapons possession (a charge that even John Stewart in his wildest satire could not have concocted), ... More >>

Middle East News Service: We are all Zuabi

Wednesday, 18 August 2010, 6:19 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: The situation of Palestinian citizens of Israel (as they prefer to call themselves --“Israeli Arabs” in the Israeli media parlance) has never been great. But this cry from the heart from a moderate voice suggests ... More >>

Israel's Useful Idiots (?) in the US Media

Tuesday, 17 August 2010, 11:39 am | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: Some people still take the Jeffrey Goldberg Atlantic Monthly article seriously. But Israel is simply extremely unlikely to bomb Iran. Jerry Haber reviews the discussion so far and why the bombing is simply not ... More >>

link: Deadly clash on Israel-Lebanon border

Wednesday, 4 August 2010, 8:23 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service Comments: The full story of last night's (Melbourne time) clashes between Lebanese Army and Israeli forces is still unclear. I have seen enough evidence to suggest that the Israelis were operating on the other side of the fence. More >>

Israel hasn't responded to the Arab peace initiate

Wednesday, 23 June 2010, 2:52 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service Comments: This an article that could be easily overlooked, after all Akiva Eldar has lamented about Israel’s ignorance of the Arab Peace Initiative before. But he does provide a new angle in terms of analysis. However , it is the ... More >>

Daniel Levy: A glimpse of the future

Friday, 11 June 2010, 8:26 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: As usual Daniel Levy sums up the wash form the Gaza Flotilla better, or at least as well, as anyone else I have read. The British-Born Levy who is a dual Israeli-American citizen, highlights the Occupation as the driving ... More >>

Israel’s Kent State

Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 2:52 pm | Middle East News Service

[It is good to know that while some people were busy ensuring that the news got out, others like Moshe Yaroni were penning their analysis. It so happens that I am in very broad agreement with it. –Sol Salbe] More >>

Obama and the Jewish minefield

Monday, 24 May 2010, 7:07 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments : Those of you who are on Facebook would be aware of the huge volume of discussion on the subject of the relationship between the Jewish Diaspora and Israel. Akiva Eldar looks at the implications for Israel itself. More >>

AI: Israel must stop Facebook harassment

Friday, 14 May 2010, 12:52 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service comments: The arrest of two well-known Palestinian citizens of Israel has been greeted with a larger degree of scepticism than usual by some Jewish Israelis. Journalist and writer Anat Saragusti, an honoured guest of Melbourne’s ... More >>

Elie Wiesel's Jerusalem

Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 1:08 pm | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News service comments: The debate on Jerusalem has intensified lately with the Netanyahu Government asking Diaspora Jews to intercede on its behalf with the Obama Administration. The full page ads by the likes of Ronald Lauder and Elie ... More >>

We're not nearing a Holocaust

Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 10:33 am | Middle East News Service

[ Middle East News Service Comments: Iran’s hostility to Israel should not be compared to the Jewish Holocaust in Europe. The editors of Haaretz provide a succinct case of why Binyamin Netanyahu is wrong when he makes the comparison, as he did yesterday. ... More >>

 

 

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