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Sunday, 7 August 2016
by Robert Harris
Ireland’s public service broadcaster, RTE, featured reports of the visit to Ireland of young soccer players from Gaza, organised by trenchant anti-Israel group ‘Gaza Action Ireland’, on their premier ‘6.1 News’, and 9 PM News shows, on the 31st July 2016.
The report, by journalist ...Read More...
Posted on 08/07/2016 4:37 AM by 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