Margie in Tel Aviv called attention today to a Christopher Hitchen’s quote.
This week we have seen a rise in open anti-Semitism throughout the world as protests against Israel spread in reaction to the Gaza conflict.
It is expected in places like Pakistan and some Arab countries, where hatred and demonization of Jews always is in the open.
It’s too simple to say that “far right” or “fascist” parties did well in the European Parliament elections. It does seem clear that “Euroskeptic” parties on the right and left did well.
Seems to me that what you are seeing is the long-awaited centrifugal forces of the EU showing the inherent instability...
A shooting at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels left three dead and another severely injured on Saturday. (Update: Fourth person has died.)
Three people were killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting Saturday at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels, Belgian officials said.
A person arrived by...
The decline and fall of birth rates.
Western lifestyle. Secular liberalism focused on ME ME ME.
You name it.
Via Hot Air:
Protesters in Ukraine ramped up activities Monday as they blocked entrances to government offices, blocked streets, and have called for a nationwide strike. The actions follow a weekend of protests, triggered by the Ukranian president’s refusal to sign an association agreement with the European Union.
From NBC News:
Thousands of Ukrainian protesters on...
There is no future left for Jewish communities in Europe.
That’s the inescapable conclusion of You Only Live Twice by Michel Gurfinkiel in Mosaic Magazine.
The lengthy article is a long trip down the death during World War II and then rebirth of Jewish communities in Europe, and how that rebirth is being snuffed...
Europe vs. Hezbollah
Yesterday, the European Union’s foreign minsters voted unanimously to designate Hezbollah’s “military wing” a terrorist organization. This will give European nations the authority to disrupt the organization’s finances.
The vote required unanimity and it was a long time in coming.
Last August, an article written by Nicholas Kulish of the New...
1) The Union Strikes Back
The European Union (EU) has just released new regulations governing certain dealings with Israel.
Starting in 2014, the EU (as a unit, individual states are not governed by these guidelines) will prohibit any dealings with private Israeli entities that liver or operate in Judea and Samaria, what is...
Via The Times of Israel:
Four people were shot and killed at a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse Monday morning.
A rabbi and his two young children were among the dead, as well as an 8-year-old girl. Several more people were injured.
Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30, was on his way to...
Some scary warnings out there, as reported by The Telegraph:
As the Italian government struggled to borrow and Spain considered seeking an international bail-out, British ministers privately warned that the break-up of the euro, once almost unthinkable, is now increasingly plausible.
Diplomats are preparing to help Britons abroad through a banking collapse and ...
… I don’t see much hope that the unemployment rate will come down to a remotely acceptable level any time soon. Realistically, America’s unemployed are here to stay. And we’re only just beginning to understand how that’s going to affect the political economy of the nation.
A near permanent dependent...
Good afternoon, all! I’m back from my summer at The Wall Street Journal Europe where I interned as a Bartley Fellow. I’m now in my senior year at Cornell & I will try to post here as much as I can as I search for a full-time job...
And the Kurdish State.
Via Israel Matzav, Spain to recognize ‘Palestine’ on the ’1967 lines’
The Palestinian Authority announced on Thursday that Spain has decided to recognize a Palestinian state along the 1967 lines before September. A spanish diplomat told Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath that Spain would support making the state...