Here are the Blogs in the Robert Harris
Sunday, 17 July 2016
by Robert Harris
Between 1978 and 2001, Ireland contributed significant personnel to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which were mandated to assist an orderly withdrawal of Israeli forces, and keep the peace in the border area of Southern Lebanon neighbouring Israel, after the ...Read More...
Posted on 07/17/2016 3:59 AM by Robert Harris
Friday, 8 July 2016
by Robert Harris
Since the release of the Chilcot Report, many have said former UK prime-minister Tony Blair is directly responsible for the rise of Islamic State. In an interview with RTE’s ‘Morning Ireland’ (7th July 2016), the BBC’s Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reiterated his claim that the ...Read More...
Posted on 07/08/2016 7:48 AM by Robert Harris
Monday, 20 June 2016
Pierre Kräehenbüehl, head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, was interviewed by Colm Ó Mongain on RTE’s ‘This Week’ current affairs radio show on June 19th. The interview largely focused on the rebuttal of a Syrian NGO’s claims recently, in which it is charged that the Assad regime has undue ...Read More...
Posted on 06/20/2016 7:24 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 11 June 2016
by Robert Harris
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, Chief of staff Yitzhak Rabin, Gen. Rehavam Zeevi (R), Gen. Narkis, in Old Jerusalem
(ILAN BRUNER 7/6/67, GPO; shared under the CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)
Those that criticise Israel ...Read More...
Posted on 06/11/2016 8:14 AM by Robert Harris
Thursday, 26 May 2016
RTE, the public service broadcaster of the Irish Republic, has the capacity to immensely influence the views and moral stances of the Irish nation as seasoned commentator (and one-time senior RTE insider) Eoghan Harris has often pointed out. Due to a virtual broadcasting monopoly, the way in which RTE ...Read More...
Posted on 05/26/2016 7:08 AM by Robert Harris
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Some readers may have experienced a head-scratching moment or two, when reading a recent Toronto Star article on the “Nabka” commemoration, which claimed that five million Arab-Palestinian refugees fled the 1948 ~Israeli War of Independence, and/or another piece by the AFP, claiming that a fifty-three ...Read More...
Posted on 05/17/2016 6:36 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 23 April 2016
Next month’s ‘International Literature Festival Dublin’, will feature numerous speakers of a certain political persuasion – the likes of Naomi Klein, Yanis “evilly grinning the IMF/EU into submission” Varoufakis, and so-called “peace activist” Margaretta D'Arcy.
The oddity of art events universally ...Read More...
Posted on 04/23/2016 1:58 PM by Robert Harris
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Euronews, supposedly Europe’s most viewed TV news channel, was quite happy, and indeed quite correct, to associate the words ‘terror’, ‘terrorist’, and ‘terrorism’ with the 22nd March bomb attacks in Belgium. However, such clear language does not feature in Euronews’ often-obsessive coverage of Arab-Paletsinian ...Read More...
Posted on 04/07/2016 10:50 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Pegida Ireland’s inaugural demonstration, outside the General Post Office on O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare, was planned for today. There is little to be found in the way of dissenting Irish opinion toward the recent Muslim migrations into Europe, where a large highly vocal set frequently ...Read More...
Posted on 02/06/2016 3:57 PM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 26 December 2015
We in the (still somewhat vaguely Christian) West have long been told that the Three Wise Men visited the newly born Jesus, when Mary, Joseph and baby were forced to shelter in a stable in Bethlehem, in the then-Roman province of Judea. However, according to this year’s Christmas Irish Times editorial ...Read More...
Posted on 12/26/2015 7:53 AM by Robert Harris
Monday, 9 November 2015
A July 2015 report by the Kohelet Policy Forum, authored by Professors Avi Bell and Eugene Kontorovich, entitled ‘Challenging the EU’s Illegal Restrictions on Israeli products in the World Trade Organization’, argues convincingly that the upcoming European Union policy initiative on labelling the produce ...Read More...
Posted on 11/09/2015 11:36 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 7 November 2015
In an interview with the Jerusalem Post, the European Union’s ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, expressed support for the move by the economic union to encourage its member states to reject and modify the labelling of items originating in East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank), ...Read More...
Posted on 11/07/2015 4:58 AM by Robert Harris
Monday, 26 October 2015
Yesterday Arutz Sheva reported on fresh efforts to reduce widespread Arab-Palestinian violence directed against Israel’s Jewish civilians, and its security forces:
“Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas has demanded that Israel provide him political incentives in exchange for his efforts to ...Read More...
Posted on 10/26/2015 5:22 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 24 October 2015
A report in 1947, by noted journalist Drew Pearson, in his syndicated 'Washington Merry-Go-Round' column provides some contrast with the mainstream media's failure to address Grand Mufti Haj Amin al Husseini's murderous record during this week's fuss over Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks.
St. Petersburg ...Read More...
Posted on 10/24/2015 12:33 PM by Robert Harris
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been widely castigated for highlighting the role of Haj Amin al-Husseini, a former Mufti of Jerusalem, in the Holocaust, during a speech at the 37th World Zionist Congress this week:
“…the premier claimed that Hitler's original intentions were solely ...Read More...
Posted on 10/21/2015 2:56 PM by Robert Harris
Monday, 14 September 2015
Highly disturbing video footage has recently emerged of Iran's systematic brutality toward dogs, in which the unfortunate animals are injected with acid. Stella Morabito, of The Federalist, describes the gruesome brutality of this footage:
“Dejected and terrified, a stray dog whimpers as a man methodically ...Read More...
Posted on 09/14/2015 9:06 AM by Robert Harris
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Inaccuracy is of course the issue when instances of bias are perceived in the media, but these problems often manifest as omissions of fact, rather than outright lies. The mainstream media tends to be highly selective in terms of which stories it chooses to report, where coverage of events damaging ...Read More...
Posted on 08/02/2015 10:24 AM by Robert Harris
Monday, 13 July 2015
Noted commentator Ehud Yaari has asserted that the Obama Administration has in recent weeks conceded on all the major bones of contention in an effort to successfully complete the P5+1 talks with Iran.
According to Yaari, Israel’s most respected Middle East analyst, the deal was reached because the ...Read More...
Posted on 07/13/2015 2:51 PM by Robert Harris
Thursday, 25 June 2015
It was widely predicted that the UN Human Rights Council’s Davis (formerly Schabas) Report would constitute another attack on Israel’s legitimacy, which is very much par for the course at the HRC. A preview was issued last Monday seems to affirm that will be the case.
NGO Monitor revealed that anti-Israel ...Read More...
Posted on 06/25/2015 6:57 AM by Robert Harris
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Earlier this year, a high ranking group of military experts and political leaders spent several months in Israel, studying the conduct of the IDF and terrorist groups based in Gaza to determine culpability for the 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict, Operation Protective Edge. A preliminary statement was issued ...Read More...
Posted on 06/17/2015 10:00 AM by Robert Harris
Friday, 29 May 2015
Anti-Israel activists are likely to be behind a bomb threat made against FIFA's conference today. The JTA reports that a bomb threat closely coincided with a highly vocal anti-Israel demonstration outside the building, as well as the actions of an infiltrator (or perhaps more, according to another report ...Read More...
Posted on 05/29/2015 8:14 AM by Robert Harris
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Robert Shortt, Gaza, Prime Time, May 7, 2015 (RTE Screen-grab).
Ireland’s principle broadcasting institution, RTE, ran a series of news reports by journalist Robert Shortt, which are concerned with the current troubles that the people of Gaza face, in the aftermath of ‘Operation Protective Edge’, ...Read More...
Posted on 05/27/2015 11:56 AM by Robert Harris
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
The United Nations’ ‘Board of Inquiry’ issued a report to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, in February of this year. He issued a summary of the report’s findings, on the 27th April, which asserts that Israeli military action killed and injured Arab-Palestinian civilians, who ...Read More...
Posted on 05/19/2015 2:22 PM by Robert Harris
Friday, 1 May 2015
The United States and United Nations have repeatedly asserted that Revolutionary Iran has complied with the terms of the 2013 Geneva Interim Agreement, which involved restrictions in the development of nuclear technology, as well as the scale of enrichment. However, intelligence recently supplied by ...Read More...
Posted on 05/01/2015 1:38 PM by Robert Harris
Sunday, 19 April 2015
The Lausanne framework deal, so celebrated by the Obama Administration as the breakthrough in efforts to prevent Iran obtaining nuclear weaponry, has unfortunately turned out to be another excuse to keep talking beyond the already breached deadline of March the 31st, with the Obama Administration seeming ...Read More...
Posted on 04/19/2015 6:27 AM by Robert Harris