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israel and iran: nuclear weapons.

By steveabbott, November 13, 2011

I just read an interesting article in haaretz by Yossi Melman, entitled - 'Should, and can, Israel attack Iran's nuclear facilities'. I didnt though, see a mention of the enormous elephant in the room. Israel is already in possession of over 200 nuclear weapons.

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Israel's siege mentality.

By steveabbott, June 15, 2010

Have a look at this leader in the economist. i ahve been spouting on similar lines all week. what do you think? or is the economist an 'anti-semitic' organ.

http://www.economist.com/node/16274081?story_id=16274081

Also article from Chris Patten in the Guardian. Obviuosly i know the guardian is an 'anti-semitic' paper (yawn...), but have a look anyway.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/11/eu-show-courage-on-m...

comments welcome.

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Punchy and powerful posting from Eve Gerrard.

By steveabbott, June 12, 2010

Punchy and powerful posting from Eve Gerrard.

Whats to argue with? - nothing - so i wont. All the countries she lists have done terrible things. no decent person can defend those things, or argue that Israel is worse. But what does trouble me, is the implication that while israel does terrible things, so do lots of other countries, so its ok.

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why i am not an anti-semite.

By steveabbott, June 12, 2010

why i am not an anti-semite.

i believe the blood libel is a disgraceful slander against the jewish people.

i believe the protocols of zion are a lie and a forgery.

i believe that the jews have been victims of prejudice and inhuman treatment throughout much of their history.

i believe without reservation or qualification that the holocaust happened and that 6 million jews were killed by the nazis.

i believe that the jews are established in the land of Israel, and have right to live within the pre 1967 borders, without let or hindrance.

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Melanie Phillips - wrong again. Her article 10 June 2010.

By steveabbott, June 10, 2010

Another article from Ms Phillips - wrong again.

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How can Israel be rescued from militarism?

By steveabbott, June 10, 2010

I have recently started a debate about the extent to which Israel is a normal country, and if not, might a future major military defeat have a positive outcome - one that may result in a rejection of militarism, and the evolution into a more 'normal state'. Interestingly, that blog has now been removed from the JC. Am waiting for editorial to tell me why.

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define antisemitism

By steveabbott, February 24, 2010

Avraham Reiss 24 2 2010

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Melanie Phillips is wrong - her article 4th february 2010.

By steveabbott, February 22, 2010

Melanie Phillips (February 4th 2010) is as disingenuous as ever when it comes to (as she would see it) defending the Israeli state. It has been documented extensively that Israel played a very prominent role in pushing the US into war with Iraq. Just as it is now playing a prominent role into pushing the US into war with Iran – though on this occasion it is most unlikely to get its way.

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