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Some truth

08.17.2006

Good letter in today’s Gazette: How can a terrorist group that provokes a war subsequently claim to be “resisters” when the going gets tough? This utter hypocrisy is echoed by Lebanon’s prime minister, who initially claimed to be held hostage by Hezbollah, only to proclaim subsequently his outright support for the terrorist group. How in […]

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Another anti-racism initiative that’s sure to miss the mark

08.16.2006

When will people understand that certain ways of dealing with racism only serve to compound the problem? Take, for example, the planned Quebec anti-racism initiative, which is being launched in response to public hearings and a report by the Task Force on the Full Participation of Black Communities in Quebec. Among the report’s recommendations: – […]

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Cease-fire update

08.16.2006

So let’s see, what can be said about the past 48 hours? Israel has begun pulling out of Lebanon. But the UN peacekeeprs aren’t going in – and nobody’s willing to hold Hezbollah to its obligations. In the meantime, the Lebanese army is moving to take positions in South Lebanon… but not to displace or […]

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Cease-fire round-up

08.13.2006

Meryl gives it a D. Allison believes Ehud Olmert’s days as PM are numbered. In an op-ed in Ha’aretz, Moshe Arens claims that Israel’s war was too much for its leaders to handle. The Jerusalem Post reports that Hezbollah has been strengthened immeasurably. Yoram Kaniuk in Ynet writes that the IDF lost this war and […]

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In Brief

08.07.2006

The London Times reports that Iran is trying to mine Uranium in Africa, with the goal of importing it to make, well, I’ll give you three guesses. (Via IrisBlog). Related to the above, Mark C. at Daimnation links to this excellent editorial in the New York Times by a French writer explaining the existential threat […]

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Why Naomi Ragen is wrong

07.31.2006

This piece by Jerusalem-based writer Naomi Ragen has been making the rounds online. I expect it will show up in my e-mail inbox about a dozen times over the next few days: Please remember this when you hear about the “atrocity” of the Israeli bomb that killed many civilians in Kafr Qana, a place from […]

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Around the Israeli blogosphere

07.30.2006

The Israeli blogosphere is already reacting to the Qana strike. Here is some of what is being said: Allison smells a rat, sensing that not all is as it may seem: I am waiting patiently for a logical explanation of how a building gets bombed between 12 midnight and 1 AM, remains full of people […]

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Time out

07.30.2006

Israel has agreed to temporarily suspend aerial bombardment of Lebanon for 48 hours, to permit “investigation” of today’s strike that killed dozens of civilians, including an estimated 37 children: “Israel deeply regrets, is greatly saddened, by this attack on innocent civilians in Lebanon. Israel takes full responsibility and is going to start an open investigation […]

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Worst. Analogy. Ever.

07.30.2006

I’ve read a lot of nonsensical analogies and analyses about the Israel-Lebanon war in the past couple of weeks. But I just had to highlight this editorial, written by a certain Marie Choi of Toronto, because it’s so ridiculous that it actually succeeded in making me laugh aloud: I think the actions of Stephen Harper’s […]

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Assigning blame

07.28.2006

The wife of the United Nations observer killed in Lebanon is blaming Israel for the death of her husband: Cynthia Hess-von Kruedener said Tuesday’s attack was not the first on her husband’s outpost. It’s difficult to blame a grieving woman for choosing to misdirect her anger. But her late husband apparently did not agree with […]

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