Category Archives: Palestine and the Middle East

Israel, the United States, and the real Writing on the Wall

Peter Münch has been writing on Israel for ‘Die Süddeutsche Zeitung’ for a long time and his most recent article “Menetekel”, which translates as “the writing on the wall”, can only confirm a contention made in this blog exactly seven … Continue reading

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“Us” and “the Other”

There he is, a guy you hardly know, a self-proclaimed Zionist, who prefers to live in Innsbruck  than in the Oxymoronic “Jewish Democracy”; ranting and raving in your living room. “The  Arabs this, and the Arabs that …..”, “Muslims threaten … Continue reading

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UN Security Council condemns Israeli settlements

Still, in Hanoi and, while there is some time to gradually chew the cud, there will be no proper post for the time being. No, more just a celebration of good news from the planet as I read in the … Continue reading

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Palestine, Symptoms and Causes

Final day of the SNP conference and ego’s attention was focused on the ‘Friends of Palestine’ fringe meeting on Israel’s flouting of international law in the West Bank. One of the speakers repeated the same little anecdote from the Medical … Continue reading

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The United States and its Allies have no legal right to operate in Syria

The real news behind the story told in today’s ‘Guardian’ is out there somewhere and it might even be that the story is at least a part of the real news. We are told that  “a convoy of 31 trucks provided … Continue reading

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Image and Reality and the child pulled from Aleppo rubble

The reference is to a picture and an article in today’s ‘Guardian’ under the headline “Boy in the ambulance: shocking image emerges of Syrian child pulled from Aleppo rubble.” Of course, your heart goes out to the little boy in … Continue reading

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China, Historical Deception, and letting People speak the Truth

When I was back in Munich recently, I met an old friend whose father worked at the Hungarian embassy during the Cultural Revolution. His matter-of-fact account of what he could see from his apartment window was only out of the … Continue reading

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