Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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Arab Uprising Puts Palestinian Intelligentsia On Defensive

Arab Uprising Puts Palestinian Intelligentsia On Defensive

My antennae began twitching this morning when I saw Dr. Ahmed Tibi engaged in some damage control this morning. You see, Tibi visited Libya last year — a delegation of Arab-Israeli leaders were guests of Col. Gadaffi on a trip subsidized by the Libyan government. Tibi’s aware that these days, Latin American autocrats are the only people who think

February 27 Blogging

• Michael Coren wonders about the the BDS movement’s deafening silence over Gaddafi’s butchery. Where’s the outrage? Yet where are the massive street protests in Europe’s large cities? Where are the calls to boycott countries? Where are the labour unions demanding action? Where are the student groups using words like “apartheid” and “Nazi”? Where are

ICC Prosecutor: We Have No Jurisdiction Over Gaddafi War Crimes

I’m not a fan of universal jurisdiction, but this really takes the cake. Here’s a statement on Libya by Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, on Libya. “The decision to do justice in Libya should be taken by the Libyan people. Currently, Libya is not a State Party to the Rome Statute. Therefore,

Gaddafi’s State of Mind

Gaddafi’s preparing to sabotage Libyan oil facilities and turn the country into the next Somalia: Among other things, Gaddafi has ordered security services to start sabotaging oil facilities. They will start by blowing up several oil pipelines, cutting off flow to Mediterranean ports. The sabotage, according to the insider, is meant to serve as a

3 Snippets You Might Have Missed

1. Egypt can undermine its peace agreement with Israel without technically breaching it. Here’s how: In addition to terminating natural gas exports, which accounted for about 40% of Israel’s supply, a future Egyptian government might halt its assistance in stemming the flood of African immigrants through Egypt into Israel or weapons into the Gaza Strip,

How About a Bahraini Apartheid Week?

Just finished reading the latest from Nick Kristof, Is This Apartheid in Bahrain? Can you imagine the outrage if Israel treated Israeli Arabs and Palestinians the same way Kristof describes Bahrain’s Sunni elite treating Shias? There’s a fear of the rabble, a distrust of full democracy, a sense of entitlement. Apartheid isn’t exactly the right metaphor,

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