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Book Review: “I Am Not A Spy,” the adventures of a Zionist Jew in the Arab world (EoZ)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, books, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 6, 2019 I met Michael Bassin this past week. He is a super-nice, friendly, outgoing guy, and he told me about a book he wrote about his adventures in the Arab world and later in the IDF. If I hadn’t met him in person, I wouldn’t have believed the stories in the book. And […]

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The Zionist Movement Did Not Seek to Dispossess the Palestinian Arabs – Efraim Karsh (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 7, 2019  /  books, History, Human Rights, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 7, 2019 The Zionist Movement Did Not Seek to Dispossess the Palestinian Arabs – Efraim Karsh (Wall Street Journal) David Ben-Gurion’s stature as Israel’s founding father would seem to be eminently secure, given his crucial, perhaps indispensable, role in salvaging the Jewish people from political oblivion and reinstating it in its ancestral homeland. Tom Segev’s A […]

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Post-mortem of the Oslo Accords, explaining their failure (Fathom and Algemeiner via HonestReporting)

By   /  July 26, 2019  /  books, History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 25, 2019 One of the original architects of the Oslo accords, Yair Hirschfeld, penned an eye-opening post-mortem in Fathom explaining the failure of the agreements. Hirschfeld was responding to a new book blaming Israel for Oslo’s collapse. Mitchell Bard condensed Hirschfeld’s points and filled in additional details. Click on the links above to see the two articles….MM

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ARE ARABS WORSE OFF IN ISRAEL? THE NUMBERS SAY NO by Barbara Kay (cjnews)

By   /  July 25, 2019  /  apartheid, books, double standards, hypocricy, International, Islam, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 25, 2019 In 2008, a delegation from the Mossawa Center, an NGO that promotes equality for Arab-Israelis, came to Brussels to raise EU awareness about the socioeconomic gaps between Israel’s Muslim and Jewish citizens. Their evidence was meant to serve as proof of Israel’s discriminatory treatment of Arabs. The delegates rather awkwardly discovered, however, […]

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Let’s have some truth about the situation in Gaza, by Barbara Kay (National Post)

By   /  July 10, 2019  /  books, double standards, International, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 9, 2019 Compare Palestinians under Israeli rule with Palestinians in Jordan, who experience continual problems https://nationalpost.com/opinion/barbara-kay-lets-have-some-truth-about-the-situation-in-gaza (includes photos) In late June, the Globe and Mail published a front-page feature article by former Mideast bureau chief Mark MacKinnon concerning the depressed situation of Palestinians and Gazans under Israeli rule. The article does point to the […]

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The Muslim capitals of Palestine never included Jerusalem (EoZ)

By   /  June 30, 2019  /  books, History, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 28, 2019 “Palestine under the Moslems. A description of Syria and the Holy Land from A.D. 650 to 1500,” by Guy Le Strange, 1890, is a translation from Muslim geographers and pilgrims who traveled through and to Palestine from the Muslim conquest through the 19th century. It mentions the may capitals that Muslims set […]

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Palestinian Arabs Who Fought the Nazis – Maya Margit (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  books, friends/enemies, History, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 14, 2019 Palestinian Arabs Who Fought the Nazis – Maya Margit Jerusalem Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini’s ties with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy are well-documented. Less known is the story of 12,000 Palestinian Arabs who volunteered to serve in the British army during World War II in North Africa and Europe, often fighting side-by-side […]

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Ten ways the Palestinians failed to move toward a state during Oslo: Yair Hirschfeld’s critique of Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine (Fathom Journal)

By   /  June 11, 2019  /  books, History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

June, 2019 Yair Hirschfeld was one of the two original architects of the Oslo accords. In this extended critical review of Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine. A Political History From Camp David to Oslo (Princeton University Press, 2018), he argues that the book justifies Palestinian negativism, distorts history, and perpetuates a narrative that can only lead […]

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150 Years After Mark Twain’s Visit to Palestine, ‘Innocents Abroad’ Deemed Prophetic By Eliana Rudee (Breaking Israel News)

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  books, History, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 24, 2017 “This whole land shall be a desolate ruin. And those nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.” Jeremiah 25:11 (The Israel Bible™) On his landmark visit to Israel 150 years ago, American literary giant Mark Twain witnessed what he did not then know was the start of the prophetic return of […]

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Book Review: How the British Helped the Birth of Israel’s Intelligence Service – Matti Friedman interviewed by Calev Ben-Dor (Fathom via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  books, History, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 1, 2019 How the British Helped the Birth of Israel’s Intelligence Service – Matti Friedman interviewed by Calev Ben-Dor Spies of No Country, by Matti Friedman, tells the little known story of the origins of Israeli intelligence by following four young Jewish men from the Arab world who form the beginnings of Israel’s spy network through […]

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