Archive for April, 2010
In honor of Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day), MKs Shelly Yachimovich (Labor) and Haim Katz (Likud) have decided to throw some red meat to the Israeli masses.
It seems Palestinians and Israelis have found common ground on a recent Turkish television mini-series being rebroadcast around the Arab world.
The drama, which was first broadcast on Turkey’s state television last October, depicts IDF soldiers as cold-blooded murderers and rapists.
The Turkish drama, which has strained relations between Turkey and Israel, has also enraged many Palestinians, especially female prisoners held in Israeli jails.
The inmates are particularly outraged over scenes showing IDF soldiers “raping” a Palestinian [woman].
“This film defames the female prisoners and their struggles in occupation prisons,” the prisoners said in a statement. “We call on the producer of this Turkish drama More >
In the wake of the Obama administration’s recent heavy handedness with Israel, it is of little surprise that only 9% of Jewish Israelis see Obama as pro-Israel. While Israel may be getting some of the harshest treatment, the Jewish State has not been alone in experiencing that, as the Wall Street Journal put it, “[i]t’s better these days to be a U.S. adversary than its friend.”
In the sad club which Poland, the Czech Republic, and Honduras find themselves, one can also find Britain. From the infamous gift exchange gaffe to The Sunday Telegraph report that some in the US State Department hold that there is no “special relationship” between the More >