Tag Archives: Israel Apartheid Week


Expulsion des activistes de BDS par Israël : le fond de l’histoire

Expulsion des activistes de BDS par Israël : le fond de l’histoire

Il y a quelques semaines, Israël a annoncé une nouvelle politique : l’expulsion des activistes de BDS se trouvant, ou essayant d’entrer, dans le pays. BDS signifie “Boycott, Désinvestissement, Sanctions” et se décrit comme un mouvement en faveur des droits de l’Homme ayant pour objectif d’isoler Israël de la communauté internationale. Les activistes de BDS


Historian: AP Cooperated With Nazi Regime

Today’s Top Stories 1. A controversial BBC documentary, Children of the Gaza War, was nominated for a BAFTA Award (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts). The video, in which reporter Lyse Doucet spent time with Gaza youngsters, left me with a loss for words because Israel’s existence was lost in BBC translation. Whenever


Egypt’s Parliament Expels Lawmaker Who Met Israeli Envoy

Today’s Top Stories 1. By a two-thirds vote, Egyptian parliamentarians expelled MP Tawfik Okasha for meeting with Israel’s Ambassador to Cairo, Haim Koren. I wonder if suspended Israeli-Arab MK Haneen Zoabi will show solidarity with the brave Egyptian lawmaker or the small-minded MPs who expelled him. 2. A letter by an Islamic State fighter to


Russia Using Israeli Drones in Syria?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egyptian MP Tawfik Okasha was attacked in parliament for hosting Israel’s ambassador, Haim Koren, for dinner. If you’re wondering what Okasha and Koren discussed, Reuters reports: Koren confirmed to Reuters that he and his staff had a three-hour dinner meeting at the Egyptian lawmaker’s home on Wednesday evening.   “He proposed


Hamas Detains Reuters’ Bureau Chief

Today’s Top Stories 1. Luke Baker, Reuters’ Jerusalem bureau chief and current head of the Foreign Press Association, had a rough day, being detained by Hamas. Baker went to the Strip to cover Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar’s meeting with the Foreign Press Association in Gaza. Will the FPA make an official complaint, or does that


Why The Independent Recycles ‘Apartheid’ Week Op-Ed

Pretty weak of The Independent to recycle a 2013 commentary by Matt Hill on whether Israel’s an apartheid state. An editor’s note at the bottom of the commentary acknowledges this, without explaining why. I’ll get to my theory in a moment. It’s Israel Apartheid Week in the UK, and Hill’s dusted-off argument is that the apartheid


Friendly Fire Kills Israeli Trying to Stop Stabbing Attack

Today’s Top Stories 1. A 30-year-old Israeli reserve officer, Eliav Gelman, succumbed to his wounds after being hit by errant IDF fire during a Palestinian stabbing attack this afternoon. The Palestinian terrorist was hospitalized after the attack at the Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem. ISRAEL: PHOTO – Eliav Gelman Z'L (30) killed by friendly fire


More Revelations of NSA Snooping on Netanyahu

Today’s Top Stories 1. Wikileaks released more documents highlighting US snooping on world leaders, including a tapped phone call between Benjamin Netanyahu and former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi in 2010. According to the documents, Berlusconi offered to help Israel mend frayed ties with the US. 2. A rash of Gaza suicides points to rising poverty

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South African News Puff Piece Promotes Israel Apartheid Week

South Africa’s SABC Newsroom is the main morning TV weekday news program on South Africa’s public broadcaster. On the morning of March 4, SABC gave a platform to two activists promoting Israel Apartheid Week. A professional and balanced presenter would have qualified his statements by acknowledging that Israeli “apartheid” is a perception rather than a