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"Israel is a very racist society"

By gordon bennett, January 23, 2010

No it's not some anti-Zionist who is making that claim, it's Israel's Absorption Minister Sofa Landver (ironically, from the far right racist Yisrael Beiteinu Party) in an interview with the Jerusalem Post -- not a newspaper that even the far right wing of the ZF (that is, its leadership) can claim is "Israel bashing".

Here's a taster of what she said:


Ethnic Cleansing in East Jerusalem

By gordon bennett, January 18, 2010

Panorama will no doubt be slammed by the usual suspects for being "anti-Israel", but it spoke to Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat and someone from the extremist settler group Elad -- which is funded to the tune of $40 million a year by Irving Moscowitz, the US casino tycoon, and others -- who made it clear that Israel discriminates against Palestinians in the allegedly united capital.
This is what they said:
Nearly 10 times more building permits are given to Jews in west Jerusalem than to Palestinians in the east of the city.


That Sarah Netanyahu, eh?

By gordon bennett, January 16, 2010

Last time hubby was PM, she fired a nanny because she allegedly burned the family soup. Now it appears that Sarah'le has been getting uppity with the new housekeeper.
According to Yediot Achronot, a 44-year-old woman who worked as housekeeper for the Netanyahu family for six years recently filed a lawsuit against Sarah.
"Sarah Netanyahu abused me, paid me a salary lower than minimum wage, failed to pay my social benefits, forced me to work during Shabbat - even though I observe Shabbat - and made me call her 'Mrs. Sarah Netanyahu'," the former employee was quoted as writing in the lawsuit.


New Israeli threats

By gordon bennett, January 16, 2010

Not satisfied with humiliating Turkey's Ambassador to Israel last week, deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon is now warning that any country that makes nasty comments about Israel will have its ambassador expelled.
Oh dear... Other punishments include:
If Obama calls for Israel to actually do something for peace, Israel will cut off all military and financial aid to the US.
The Scandinavian countries will have their ambassadors to Tel Aviv dragged through the streets of the city while Yisrael Beiteinu members will write something horrible on their embassies d residences.


Test Match Special

By gordon bennett, January 7, 2010

Just heard the most delicious piece of commentary on Test Match Special. It was Christopher Martin-Jenkins and he said: "Here comes Kallis steaming in from the Wynberg end".

Are there any more Jewish-sounding ends in cricket?


An open letter to HE the Israeli Ambassador, Ron Pros-or

By gordon bennett, January 5, 2010

Welcome back to Blighty, Your Excellency. The weather may be brass monkeys, but you mast be really pleased to be back from the tongue-lashing you and your fellow lily-livered Israeli diplomats received from your boss, the Foreign Minister Yvet Lieberman. Just remember, no more turning of the other cheek, no more appeasement. As if...

Meanwhile, here are a few points to ponder.


Sack Michael Gross

By gordon bennett, December 13, 2009

A news report in the Observer today (13.12.09) revealed that Michael Gross urged Ben-Gurion University to sack the British-born academic David Newman. He also wished that Newman would perish. That's the kind of line taken by the more rabid of the anti-Israel mob. Will the ZF and Board condemn this diaspora hero, Gross?


Call me a cynic

By gordon bennett, December 12, 2009

You can call me a cynic if you like, but looking at the activities of those who demonstrate against every perceived cough and fart against Israel would really hate it if they had nothing to protest about.
I can see the JC headline now: "Board/ZF despair as no one criticises Israel"
So a bunch of luvvy twats and their cronies holds a couple of "carol" singings. Big deal. The twats would have received the lack of publicity they deserved had people ignored them.