Friday, February 27, 2009

More German-Iranian "Dialogue"

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder used the occasion of his four day visit in Tehran last week to criticize Iranian Holocaust denial. “The Holocaust is a historical fact,” Schröder is reported to have said, “and it makes no sense to deny this unparalleled crime.” This was perhaps intended as friendly advice, since Schröder evidently does not believe that the Iranian government’s Holocaust denial or its associated threats against Israel are any reason to curtail relations with Iran.

See my new article "Dialogue with Deniers" on here.

Monday, February 23, 2009

German Business Practices Holocaust Denial...Denial?

So it would seem from some recent remarks made by Helene Rang of Germany's Near and Middle East Association. See my new article on here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Waltz with Bashir: an "Israeli" Film?

So they say. But a look at the film's financing suggests otherwise. See Part 2 of my two-part series on the Oscar-nominated "documation" on Pajamas Media here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Waltz with Bashir: "Documation" as Anti-Israeli Propaganda

The “animated documentary” Waltz for Bashir is up for an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards. The film is based on a series of interviews with Israelis who are supposed to have been present in one capacity or another during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. It purports to examine Israeli responsability for the infamous Sabra and Shatila massacre and various other "horrors of war." Some of the most damning testimony comes from one "Carmi Can’an". But, as so happens, said Carmi Can’an does not exist...

See my new article on Pajamas Media here.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Al-Aqsa TV Vice-Director on Gaza: No Peace with "the Jews"

What are the chances of Israel achieving a durable peace with a Hamas-led Gaza? Some remarks made by the vice-director of Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV to Italian reporter Lorenzo Cremonesi provide an idea. See my new post on here.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Suicidal Proposition

There has been much talk recently of sending Guantánamo detainees to Europe. That the idea could even be seriously considered in America provides a measure of how woefully misinformed or under-informed the American public has been about the nature and methods of international Jihadist activism. See my new article on here.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Did Louis Michel Blame Hamas for Gaza Violence?

Last week, numerous news outlets, following the lead of the AFP, reported that EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Louis Michel had placed the blame for the violence in Gaza squarely on Hamas. Did he? Well, no. In fact, Louis Michel repeated the exact same charges against Israel that he had made two weeks earlier: accusing Israel of “flagrant violations of international humanitarian law” – otherwise known as war crimes. For the details, see my new article on Pajamas Media here.