25 years ago, in 1991, Kuwait expelled over 350,000 Palestinians.And no one mentions this anniversary.Many of the Palestinians in Kuwait had lived there for over a generation. Entire families were raised there.But after the PLO embraced Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, the Palestinian residents became targets. There were four fatal bomb attacks in Palestinian neighborhoods in late 1990.
From Ian:Amid Syria talks, Netanyahu declares ‘Israel will never leave the Golan Heights’As UN-led peace talks on the future of Syria are being held in Geneva, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to the Golan Heights Sunday and declared that Israel will never leave the strategic region.
White shirts are apparently a "settler uniform" now, according to QPress, which puts up regular videos of Jews "storming Al Aqsa Mosque" and "attempting to perform Talmudic rituals."Here was the white uniform scene:Another recent visit that got some of the attention from the antisemitic bigots was this one where children visited the Temple Mount:There are more than the usual hysterical articles.
From Ian:Isi Leibler: The ‘Obama Doctrine’ Has Led to Global ChaosPresident Barack Obama’s determination to downgrade US international power has generated massive global instability and chaos with especially ominous implications for Israel.The Obama policies have undermined longstanding alliances within the Western bloc.
From Ian:At least 34 said killed as terror attacks rock Brussels airport, metroAt least 34 people were reportedly killed and dozens were wounded in twin attacks Tuesday morning on Brussels’s airport and metro, authorities said.By mid-afternoon official figures put the death toll at 26.
From Ian:Barkat slams Cameron: East Jerusalem better off now than under UKJerusalem mayor Nir Barkat on Thursday slammed comments by British Prime Minister David Cameron in which he criticized conditions in East Jerusalem, questioning Cameron’s knowledge of the region and pointing a finger at the UK for its policies during the pre-state British Mandate.
From Ian:Ben-Dror Yemini: Erdoğan is paying the priceThe Islamist trend led by President Erdoğan has succeeded above and beyond. Maybe even a bit more than it appeared. The Turkish regime tried to claim that the Kurdish resistance (the PKK) was behind the terrorist attacks. The truth has been revealed. It was jihad. In fact, this isn't surprising.
From Ian:Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: “Majoring in Anti-Semitism at Vassar”Wild charges against Israel have often been aired on U.S. campuses over the past several years, and their moral perversity pointed out. But Ms. Puar’s calumnies reached a new low. She spoke of Jews deliberately starving Palestinians, “stunting” and “maiming” a population.
From Ian:Bill Maher: After attacks maybe Europe will lay off IsraelLiberal comedian and commentator Bill Maher, who has become famous for his profanity-laced riffs on conservatives and organized religion, took aim at European treatment of the Jewish state on Friday.
From Ian:A few questions the Independent could have asked Roger WatersWhat’s the role of a journalist while conducting an interview about a charged political topic? In the UK, it seems that the accuracy clause of the Editors’ Code likely demands that questionable claims be challenged, or some minimal context provided to readers.
From Ian:Fred Maroun: The Lie of "Disproportionality"A Betrayal of both Israelis and PalestiniansBy making an accusation of disproportionality without defining the meaning of the term, Sanders and Haaretz betrayed not only the Palestinians and the Israelis, but also their professions.
From Ian:Border Police officer, 19, dies after Jerusalem terror attackA Border Police officer succumbed to wounds suffered during a shooting and stabbing attack near Jerusalem’s Old City Wednesday, after efforts to save her life at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus failed.The woman was identified as Hadar Cohen, 19, from Or Yehuda.
From Ian:Avni: Terror shouldn’t be rewardedMaking sense of death is a near-impossible task. But with more than four months having passed since the brutal murder of my father, Richard Lakin, a dual citizen of both Israel and the United States, some things have become clear to me.Firstly, the evil of terrorism does not discriminate, striking down the very best of people.
From Ian:JCPA: Interpreting Palestinian “Sign Language”The attempted terror attack at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on February 14, 2016 signifies that the effort to turn the “popular intifada” into armed terror does not only stem from Hamas, which opposed the popular struggle approach from the beginning, but also from the Fatah movement in the West Bank.