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Wow, 10 years!


Happy 10th blogiversary, Meryl!


Reports out of Egypt that Hamas is going to agree to a long-term truce with Israel for Gaza.

Read between the lines. We have:

  • The truce being contingent on the re-opening of border crossings. Translation: Hamas is low on weapons supplies, and wants a time-out with easy access to re-arm.
  • An expiry date on the truce of 18 months, after which all bets are off and the whole song-and-dance will start all over from scratch.
  • Hamas doesn’t refer to this as a “truce”, but as the Arabic word “hudna”, which has a completely different meaning. It’s got nothing to do with a desire for reconciliation; instead, it’s viewed as a tactical move.
  • And of course, no deal for the release of Gilad Shalit.

But we all know what will happen. Hamas will announce the truce with great fanfare. It will then blatantly proceed to ignore and violate the truce daily. Israel will close its eyes as long as possible before finally having no choice but to respond. And then the world will universally condemn Israel for “violating the terms” of the truce.

I wonder if Meryl Yourish will launch another Shudna Watch in her blog?


International EATAPETA Day


I nearly forgot. Luckily, Meryl reminded me. I had chicken for lunch, so I guess I participated. By the way, for anyone interested in why I support this day, or why I hate PETA so much, read this.

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Virginia senate race


Webb versus Allen is still too close to call. But never mind those clowns. Personally I think the winner should’ve been Meryl Yourish.

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Around the blogosphere


Lisa recently moved to her new blog home. She’s got photos of her daily life after Ariel Sharon’s stroke. Sometimes pictures really do say a thousand words. Meryl has numbers proving conclusively that the so-called “truce” was a myth all along. She’s been saying that since it started. Nobody’s been listening. I’m betting not too […]

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Dead terrorists don’t sell newspapers


That must be the new quote, replacing “if it bleeds, it leads”. Because Meryl wonders how it’s possible that one of the most wanted terrorists in the world was captured and nobody’s talking about it: The most feared terrorist in Asia, Azahari bin Husin, the man responsible for the two Bali bombings and an attack […]

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“All of Palestine”


Meryl has Hamas’s answer to those who dared hope that the Gaza withdrawal would be a step towards peace: Hamas leaders vowed to continue fighting Israel as tens of thousands cheered and waved the group’s green flags and masked gunmen hoisted assault rifles, rockets and anti-tank missiles. “We will not rest and will not abandon […]

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We all knew this would happen, but it’s still hard to witness


The situation in Gaza post-pullout is pretty much what most rational people predicted, and is a shattering disillusionment for those who’d held out hope that the pullout would jump-start the peace process. Meryl, of course, is all over the story – here, here, and here are a few recent postings. And Lynn had no illusions […]

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In the news / news you’d never see


In the news: A Jewish settler in the West Bank has been indicted by an Israeli court in the shooting deaths of four Palestinians in northern Israel earlier this month. News you’d never see: A Palestinian terrorist in the West Bank has been indicted by a Palestinian court in the shooting deaths of four Israelis […]

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Disengaged from disengagement


Imshin says we should not avert our eyes. She’s probably right. Israelis – and those of us who consider ourselves in solidarity with Israel – need to be engaged during this painful time of disengagement. But Meryl describes perfectly how horribly difficult it is: I have found myself unable to read the stories, or watch […]

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