Here are the Blogs in the Nidra Poller
Thursday, 2 June 2016
According to the calendar established by the Nuit Debout [standing up all night] movement, today would be the 78th of May; the world began on the 31st of March when protestors against a lukewarm labor reform bill set up shop at Place de la République to formulate a new world. Labor reform is a sure ...Read More...
Posted on 06/02/2016 6:26 AM by Nidra Poller
Sunday, 22 November 2015
Paris 20-21 November 2015
Friday: Steady cold rain is falling as the truth starts to sink in. Rain extinguishes the memorial candles and flattens the bouquets in front of the grieving restaurants and the horrified Bataclan and piled in terraces around the Marianne at Place de la République. The streets ...Read More...
Posted on 11/22/2015 5:20 AM by Nidra Poller
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
It is like the death of a loved one. The death of our city that we love despite its failings, misdeeds, and particular misbehavior that I have been chronicling over the past fifteen years. A city is more than its current events. And today the heart of our city is broken. We do not have the fibre of ...Read More...
Posted on 11/17/2015 4:45 AM by Nidra Poller
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Checkpoint at the entrance to Tel Aviv sur Seine
photo by Jiro Mochizuki
Ah ha ha, I’m chortling. Or maybe it’s better to imagine airy bell-like laughter, something silky and lacy. Ah ha ha, I’m laughing. The Big Bad Wolf said I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll… give an interview to a journalist. ...Read More...
Posted on 08/13/2015 2:42 PM by Nidra Poller
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
It’s the 14th edition of Paris Plages, a charming operation that transforms the banks of the Seine, from the Quai du Louvre all the way to rue de Crimée, into a summer playground. From mid-July to mid-August the quais are dressed up as sandy “beaches” with deck chairs, picnic tables, fun & games, rental ...Read More...
Posted on 08/12/2015 6:13 PM by Nidra Poller
Monday, 20 July 2015
[my translation of the original French version published in mid-June http://frblogs.timesofisrael.com/orange-amer-orange-pressee/ ].
The right word would be hazukashi, Japanese for “shame,” which means admitting you were wrong and making sincere amends. Sad to say, but “avoir honte,” being ...Read More...
Posted on 07/20/2015 6:00 PM by Nidra Poller
Thursday, 19 February 2015
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was on official business in Morocco when informed of the jihad attack against a free speech meeting in Copenhagen. He immediately flew to Denmark where he joined his personal friend François Zimeray, French ambassador to Denmark. Zimeray, who attended the “Art, ...Read More...
Posted on 02/19/2015 7:50 AM by Nidra Poller
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Paris 20 January 2015
PROLOGUE to an in-depth article to appear in the February issue of NER
[Three messages sent to close friends in response to hasty conclusions …]
Message N°1 January 12, 2015
I am certainly not gushing.
The Arab” spring” showed its face immediately. ...Read More...
Posted on 01/20/2015 4:02 PM by Nidra Poller
Sunday, 11 January 2015
January 11, 2015
The latest estimate is 1.5 million marching in Paris today. We have never seen anything like it. It’s 5:20 PM as I start to write and the Place de la République is still filled with an overflow crowd that will probably never get to follow the route to the official ...Read More...
Posted on 01/11/2015 11:15 AM by Nidra Poller
Friday, 9 January 2015
12 DEAD, 20 WOUNDED
Paris, 8 January 2015
Clash of civilizations, star wars, the big bang, a certain idea of France was murdered in cold blood on January 7th. An allahu akhbar commando stormed into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, executed twelve people, wounded another twenty; ...Read More...
Posted on 01/09/2015 5:08 AM by Nidra Poller
Thursday, 18 September 2014
There is no word to accurately express the weight and scope of the Jewish Question
Anti-Semitism, Judeophobia, Jew-hatred, anti-Zionism, self-hating Jews…none of these terms captures the full range of negative relations to all that is Jewish. We use them for practical purposes, but they make it difficult ...Read More...
Posted on 09/18/2014 9:02 AM by Nidra Poller
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Russians are stupid. They should send Hamas fighters into the Ukraine: they’re undetectable.
Media attention has shifted from Gaza to the Ukraine where more than 2000 people have been killed since April. How many civilians, soldiers, children? No breakdown is deemed necessary. But the situation is ...Read More...
Posted on 09/04/2014 7:13 AM by Nidra Poller
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The truth is hanging by a thread. Beheaded journalist’s father: “I didn’t know how brutal they were.”
This is what I wrote a month ago, in the first dispatch in this series:
“Western media fervently defend the fighting forces of a jihad movement that would just as easily behead them as enslave ...Read More...
Posted on 08/27/2014 3:28 PM by Nidra Poller
Saturday, 9 August 2014
August 7, 2014
“Never again” isn’t working. Let’s try “Don’t you dare.”
Don’t you dare solemnly declare your intention to kill all the Jews. Don’t you dare vote for a party that promises genocide and tools up for action. Don’t you dare hand out sweets when Jews are murdered, don’t you dare wave ...Read More...
Posted on 08/09/2014 8:08 AM by Nidra Poller
Monday, 28 July 2014
In Paris as in Gaza, human shields are the way to go!
Journal du dimanche correspondent Paul Guyonnet, reporting from the 5,000-strong banned demonstration at Place de la République on Saturday July 26 noted, at 5 PM: “Many peaceful pro-Palestinians have left the Square despite pressure from the ...Read More...
Posted on 07/28/2014 12:31 PM by Nidra Poller
Saturday, 26 July 2014
5,000 attend banned demonstration Place de la République (see my earlier post here with photos.)
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve set forth, in a solemn address to the nation, a severe warning to organizers and potential demonstrators. The right to demonstrate is indeed respected ...Read More...
Posted on 07/26/2014 6:54 PM by Nidra Poller
Saturday, 26 July 2014
So far, none.
Crédit : AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
Crudely scrawled poster caught by a cameraman at Place de la République and another here::
Credit: Dominique Albertini
Israel, your G-d is not your strength
Meaning, your G-d doesn’t give you strength anymore
Burly, aggressive ...Read More...
Posted on 07/26/2014 10:12 AM by Nidra Poller
Friday, 25 July 2014
According to a report in le Figaro the UN is disturbed by a fatwa from the Caliphate ordering excision (genital mutilation) for all women. Don’t expect the world’s cameras to take positions inside the clinics—or above dirty blankets spread on the ground—to witness the mutilation of a potential 4 million ...Read More...
Posted on 07/25/2014 12:03 PM by Nidra Poller
Thursday, 24 July 2014
The Christians of Mosul had 24 hours, the infidels of the West have a bit more time.
The just and merciful caliph gave the Christians of Mosul 24 hours to convert, leave, or die. The payment of the jizya (= dhimmitude) option, initially included in the multiple choice injunction, was withdrawn. A ...Read More...
Posted on 07/24/2014 7:17 AM by Nidra Poller
Monday, 21 July 2014
FOURTEEN YEARS AFTER THE al DURA BLOOD LIBEL FRANCE DISCOVERS BARE FACED ANTI-SEMITISM IN ITS MIDST.
It’s on all the lips, in all the media: burning Jewish shops in Sarcelles is anti-Semitic. PM Manuel Valls declared, in an excellent speech at the commemoration of the rafle du Vel d’Hiv [mass roundup ...Read More...
Posted on 07/21/2014 1:23 PM by Nidra Poller
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Nidra Poller is a Paris-based frequent contributor to the New English Review. She is the author of Al Dura: Long Range Ballistic Myth, a collection of her articles about l'affaire Al Dura that occurred in Gaza in September 2000 with the faked death of 12 year olf Mohammed ...Read More...
Posted on 07/20/2014 5:46 PM by Nidra Poller
Friday, 30 May 2014
American banking authorities are threatening to slap a 10 billion dollar fine on France’s top bank, BNP Paribas, accused of handling transactions in dollars from 2002-9 for customers from Iran, Cuba, and Sudan, in violation of an American embargo. What does this have to do with the Front National? Would ...Read More...
Posted on 05/30/2014 1:36 PM by Nidra Poller
Thursday, 29 May 2014
I endured a seven-hour TV marathon yesterday, beginning with Marine Le Pen’s press conference at the EU Parliament press center in Brussels, hopping from station to station, from newscast to debate, and ending with a 2-hour documentary on the Front National.
The Press Conference: a triumphant Marine ...Read More...
Posted on 05/29/2014 6:33 PM by Nidra Poller
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Follow the story in real time:
Having outdone the major opposition party—UMP—and trounced the governing Socialists in last week’s European elections, Marine Le Pen went off to Brussels today, looking for allies. If she can form a block of at least 25 deputies representing seven different countries, ...Read More...
Posted on 05/28/2014 10:17 AM by Nidra Poller
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
A Slap in The face to Every Jew - The UN's Latest Insult to Israel
Introduction by Wollf Bachner
Insult To Israel
Perhaps no recent incident illustrates the unrestrained bias towards the Jewish people better than last week’s shameful actions by UNESCO, when Director-General ...Read More...
Posted on 01/22/2014 12:00 AM by Nidra poller