Tag: Politics

Perilous omens

Quote: “There is something coming this way and I don’t want to be here when it arrives.” Surveying the current international scene one cannot escape the inevitable conclusion that there is a multitude of potential...

Loud and clear

When the weather is about to turn nasty the early indications of impending storms are usually loud and clear. At that stage, we can either ignore the rumbling of approaching thunder in the hope that...

Fair dinkum

Non-Australians may be baffled by this expression therefore an explanation provided by Dr Google could help to clarify it. Depending on how you punctuate the words, fair dinkum, can either mean “honestly?” OR “yes, honestly.” Either...

A Guide to Fact Checking the New Israel Fund

REVIEW REPORT: DANIEL SOKATCH'S "CAN WE TALK ABOUT ISRAEL?" Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund since 2009 and founding Executive Director of Bend the Arc (formally, the Progressive Jewish Alliance) recently wrote a...

Can it get worse?

As we teeter on the edge of a new civil year the question on most people’s minds is whether 2022 will be worse than 2021. Although my crystal ball is just as murky as anyone...

They deserve each other

Either by design or mutual attraction, whenever Israel is in terror groups’ crosshairs one can unfailingly guarantee that not far behind will be the usual collection of anti-Israel groupies. These latter fellow travellers cover the...

Theatre of the absurd

This past week has witnessed yet more acts of folly performed at the United Nations and on the world stage. Multitudes of clowns and impersonators masquerading as politicians, experts and groupie lemmings all managed to...

Rock Solid

The term “rock solid” can be described as something or someone you can trust not to change or disappear. This can have positive and negative connotations. Not so long ago, President Joe Biden, in one of...

The battle for the US consulate in Jerusalem

The pessimistic scenario that Israeli diplomats have been describing with regard to the opening of an American consulate for the Palestinians in Jerusalem could materialize in the coming weeks after the Knesset approves the...

Incoming high tide warning

The high priests of climate change are predicting that in the near future we may be engulfed by rising ocean levels. Rising temperatures are certainly causing climatic extremes from severe droughts to torrential floods, ice...