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Jeremy Corbyn & the Balfour Centenary

Michael Segalov in the Independent, “. . . Next month will mark 100 years since this ill-fated declaration, and a celebratory dinner will be held in London to cement British and Israeli ties. In attendance at the dinner will be Israeli … read more

Paul Waugh in, “. . . Home Secretary Amber Rudd has distanced herself from an extreme Hindu nationalist who was hosted in Parliament by a Tory MP. Tapan Ghosh, who has called all Muslims ‘Jihadis’ and defended the genocide of the … read more

Saudi Arabia: Incorrect Diagnosis

Nesrine Malik in the Guardian, “. . . The crown prince [Muhammad bin Salman]  is a masterful marketer, beloved of the western media. So familiar are journalists with him now that he is often referred to as MBS. . . . … read more

The fate of ISIS fighters

Frank Jackson, former co-chair of World Disarmament Campaign, writes in a letter to the Guardian, Although not sharing Rory Stewart’s Conservative politics, I have always had a lot of respect for him. So I am appalled by his advocacy of … read more

Strange Linkages!

BBC reports, “A Texas city has required residents who are seeking government disaster relief funds in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to pledge not to boycott Israel. The city of Dickinson, about 30 miles (48km) south of Houston, posted grant applications … read more

Strange linguistic wonderland!

Professor Avi Shlaim and others write to the Guardian, “. . . The latest such move [by some members of the Labour Party] is the exclusion of Professor Moshe Machover, an academic and Israeli socialist, long resident in the UK. His … read more

Remembering Ahmed Timol

Sipho Mabena in, “Pretoria High Court Judge Billy Mothle has ruled that activist Ahmed Timol did not commit suicide but was brutally tortured and pushed from the 10th floor of the notorious John Vorster Square police building in October … read more

Turkey-US relations: What next? reports,’Top Turkish officials have lashed out at the US, stating that Turkey “is not a tribal state” and does not need Washington’s permission to detain and prosecute suspects. The Turkish prime minister promised to “retaliate” over the suspension of … read more

Al Jazeera: OFCOM ruling

Graham Ruddick in the Guardian, ‘ Ofcom has cleared al-Jazeera of antisemitism and breaching impartiality rules over an undercover investigation that caught an Israeli embassy official plotting to “take down” British MPs regarded as hostile towards Israel. The media regulator investigated … read more

Remembering Balfour in London, 100 years on

Middle East Monitor reports, ‘ The grey weather did not deter the hundreds of attendees who arrived early on Saturday [7 October]  morning at the British Library in London to attend MEMO’s conference to commemorate 100 years since the Balfour Declaration. … read more