Author Archives: Simon Plosker

Jerusalem Weather Restored to Windows 8 App

In a change from diplomatic, security or political stories, Israel’s weather is making headlines as the country grinds to a halt under a deluge of rain. It’s definitely a good time to check out the weather forecast for the coming days, particularly if you are an Israeli. So yesterday we looked at the Weather App

Naftali Bennett

Who’s a “Pin-Up Zionist”?

The term “Zionist” is increasingly used in a pejorative manner by Israel’s detractors. Drawing an association between Israel’s founding ideology and other negative terms such as “racism”, “colonialism” and “apartheid” is part of the movement to delegitimize Israel. After all, at its most basic definition, Zionism is simply the national movement for the return of the

Haneen Zoabi

Arab Voting Becomes Stick to Beat Israel

Is it any wonder that Israel is perceived as a racist, apartheid and non-democratic state when articles such as Ben Lynfield’s latest appear in The Scotsman? Under the dubious sounding headline “Democracy fears as Arabs set to boycott Israeli poll,” according to Lynfield: Most of Israel’s Arab citizens are poised to boycott next month’s parliamentary


Press Tying IDF Hands?

The Times of Israel reports on a video released on the Internet showing IDF soldiers in the West Bank being forced to retreat under a hail of Palestinian rocks: The troops, from a company of combat engineers, told Maariv that their hands were tied by superiors, leading to the muddled effort to contain the rioting crowd without