Here are the Blogs in the 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
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Fresh off the press, Reuters provides some detail on the framework deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme:
Iran agreed to significantly reduce the number of installed uranium enrichment centrifuges it has to 6,104 from 19,000 and will only operate 5,060 under the future agreement with the six powers, ...Read More...
Posted on 04/02/2015 6:09 PM by Robert Harris
Thursday, 2 April 2015
My detailed study is in three parts:
Posted on 04/02/2015 2:17 PM by Robert Harris
Friday, 27 February 2015
Banksy, a popular British street-artist, has just issued a new video attacking Israel’s more recent conduct in Gaza. The video, ostensibly presented as a promotional film to attract tourism to Gaza, heavily applies sarcasm from the outset, with statements concerning Gaza’s appeal as a tourist destination, ...Read More...
Posted on 02/27/2015 7:02 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 12 July 2014
Faced with an asymmetrically powerful opponent, Arab-Palestinian terrorist groups have no realistic hope of winning conflicts militarily. However, they can use conflict to strengthen their hand in a number of ways. By bringing violence to Israel's door, in assaults where they have no hope of overwhelming ...Read More...
Posted on 07/12/2014 9:32 AM by Robert Harris
Monday, 7 July 2014
n July 6th 2014, Ireland’s public service broadcaster, RTÉ, broadcast a Sunday lunchtime news programme (repeated cyclically the RTE News Channel) featuring a report on the alleged beating of an Arab-Palestinian teenager, Tariq Khdeir, who possesses US nationality.
At two minutes, the length of the ...Read More...
Posted on 07/07/2014 9:58 AM by Robert Harris
Friday, 30 May 2014
A Northern Irish evangelical pastor, James McConnell, sparked controversy this month, at a sermon in the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle, when he sharply criticised the Islamic faith. The criticism set off a storm of controversy, both in the media, and amongst the political class. It came as manna ...Read More...
Posted on 05/30/2014 6:45 PM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 10 May 2014
The Spanish Inquisition was a time when considerable horror was visited upon the Jewish people of Spain, which subsequently spread to Portugal, one for which the authorities of both nations wish to make amends, even if in a belatedly and tokenistic fashion.
Commentators, such as Robert ...Read More...
Posted on 05/10/2014 3:22 PM by Robert Harris
Friday, 11 April 2014
An excellent article by John Podhoretz of the New York Post, on the folly of John Kerry’s recent attack on Israel, rightly describes Kerry’s behaviour as “contemptible”, and at substantive variance with very obvious truths. Past evidence demonstrates that ...Read More...
Posted on 04/11/2014 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 29 March 2014
The recent Geert Wilders controversy, in which he asked his supporters, during a political rally, if they want more, or fewer, criminally active Moroccans in their city, has attracted much attention, an led to a major counter-protest that surprisingly possessed an anti-Semitic component.
Dutch ...Read More...
Posted on 03/29/2014 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 22 March 2014
Many anti-Israel activists complain that Israel has long prevented the import of construction materials into Gaza to build homes. Despite this charge being repeatedly debunked by the Zio-Nazi media it has quite rightly stuck!
No, there is considerable truth to the charge after all, since Arab-Palestinians ...Read More...
Posted on 03/22/2014 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Sunday, 23 February 2014
A campaign for the National University of Ireland (Galway) students union is holding a vote, seeking to boycott Israel, at the behest of a little-known group called "Academics for Palestine". Irish4Israel noted that the debate leading up to the vote will likely side-line any defense ...Read More...
Posted on 02/23/2014 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Monday, 20 January 2014
The mainstream media has long exhibited a distinctive hostility toward Ariel Sharon, a former Israeli prime-minister (2001-2006), and military commander of some renown, due to his successes in the Six Day War (1967), and Yom Kippur War (1973). Media coverage, in the immediate aftermath of Sharon’s ...Read More...
Posted on 01/20/2014 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Thursday, 9 January 2014
The UK Independent carried a story on the 1st of January, by one Adam Withnall, charging that Arab-Palestinian children are tortured and caged. The article, entitled “Israel government tortures Palestinian children by keeping them in cages, human rights group says”, charged that Israel was ...Read More...
Posted on 01/09/2014 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 9 November 2013
Near FM, an Irish radio station based in Dublin, broadcast a show on March the 26th 2013, featuring the trenchant views of a group called ‘Gaza Action Ireland’. No less than four anti-Israel activists offered their views, which the presenter sympathised with. The radio presenter, and the ...Read More...
Posted on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Roger Waters (former member of Pink Floyd) with Sadaka Board Members
launching the Sadaka Education Resource on Palestine-Israel. (Source: Sadaka)
Former Pink-Floyd member, Roger Waters, endorsed and promoted an “education resource” for Irish second-level transition ...Read More...
Posted on 09/26/2013 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Roger Waters is using age-old anti-Semitic stereotype imagery about Jews during his concerts. Left: A pig-shaped balloon featuring the Star of David was released into the sky during a recent concert in Belgium, July 2013. Right: Images of planes dropping bombs in the shape of Jewish Stars of David followed ...Read More...
Posted on 09/18/2013 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Friday, 23 August 2013
An anti-Morsi protest at the White House, Washington,
August 22, 2013. [Source: ThinkProgress]
An idealistic policy undisciplined by political realism is bound to be unstable and ineffective; political realism unguided by moral purpose will be self-defeating and futile.
– ...Read More...
Posted on 08/23/2013 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Sunday, 18 August 2013
Ms. Esther Meshoe, daughter of Dr. Kenneth Meshoe, a noted South African parliamentarian and leader of the African Christian Democratic Party, has bluntly refuted the pro-Arab/Palestinian allegations that a condition of apartheid exists in Israel.
Ms. Meshoe cites examples of the ill-treatment ...Read More...
Posted on 08/18/2013 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People,
a meeting on the 30/7/13 - photo JC McIlwaine
Recently a United Nations entity, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP), awarded official UN ...Read More...
Posted on 08/15/2013 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Sunday, 4 August 2013
In recent weeks, a war of words broke out between David Walzer, Israel's envoy to the European Union, and Israel's Foreign Ministry. His rebuttals have suggested there may have been a form of conspiracy within the EU, where Israeli officials were intentionally misled over a pending EU Directive, ...Read More...
Posted on 08/04/2013 12:00 AM by Robert Harris
Sunday, 26 May 2013
In the aftermath of the frenzied bloodthirsty terror attack on a twenty-five year old soldier in Woolwich (London) on May the 22nd 2013, political leaders made concerted efforts to paint a harmonious gloss on Islamic relations. Whilst the media acknowledged an Islamist element, they attempted to deflect ...Read More...
Posted on 05/26/2013 5:42 AM by Robert Harris
Sunday, 26 May 2013
Asghar Bukhari, MPAC UK
Asghar Bukhari, leader and a founding member of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPAC UK) featured quite widely in the mainstream media in the aftermath of the shocking attack on Lee Rigby, a twenty-five year old soldier, in Woolwich (London, England) ...Read More...
Posted on 05/26/2013 5:29 AM by Robert Harris
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
According to a report by the Arabic language newspaper al-Hayat, Iran has obtained agreement from Syria that will allow Hizbullah to assault Israel from Syria's Golan Height’s border, as the Times of Israel reported.
Presumably the effort is a last-ditch attempt to save Assad's regime ...Read More...
Posted on 05/15/2013 12:28 PM by Robert Harris
Monday, 13 May 2013
Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs, is pushing through an attempt to label goods in the EU produced by Jewish Settlements in Judea and Samaria (West Bank). This relates to an aspect of a threat he made to last year to isolate Israel ...Read More...
Posted on 05/13/2013 11:01 AM by Robert Harris