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Countering bias and Misinformation mainly about the Arab-Israel conflict "If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed." (Mark Twain)   Sadly, Mark Twain's quip is possibly more ...

"God's Warriors" disappoints

First published in THE INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE

"If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed." (Mark Twain)

This is especially true of the overwhelmingly strident commentaries and "news" reports about the Arab-Israel conflict. On both the left and right, extremism has become the vogue and rational discussion is too often replaced by the loud and the...

"RIGHT OF RETURN" and RESOLUTION 194

Click here for more on the refugees click here to download Myths and Facts about resolution 194 by Eli Hertz

10 things you should know about the Iran nuke deal

By Maurice Ostroff April 7, 2015 1 Alternatives to this deal . War is not the only alternative as some pundits warn. The alternative is a better deal taking into accounts differences in Iranian and US interpretations as well as obvious flaws and...

10 things you should know about Netanyahu's speech to congress

By MAURICE OSTROFF  March 11, 2015 It has been interesting to observe how many of the commentators on Netanyahu's speech spend time speculating about his motives while avoiding the substance of the speech they criticize. As an Israeli I consider ...

10,000 BRITISH PASSPORTS ISSUED FRAUDULENTLY

The almost unanimous finger-pointing at Israel as the only possible culprit in the fraudelent passports used by the Dubai suspects is patently illogical in circumstances, where the British Home office has admitted that thousands of passports have been...

1948 ARAB-ISRAEL WAR

Setting the record straight about 1948 and Smoky Simon's interview The 1948 Arab-Israel war in a nutshell Maps of the 1948 Arab-Israel war Setting the record straight about the 1948 Arab-Israel War Jerusalem Post Correcting the new...

1967 & ITS CONSEQUENCES

Rabin on the 1967 lines The six-day war and resolution 242 Dealing with post-disengagement pressures From Australia - Bren Carlill on "The 40 year war" and "The long and winding war" More about the occupation The '67 war in...

24/7 nuclear inspections OR 24 day notice. We can’t have both

Several very disturbing aspects about the Iran nuclear deal have come to light which require clear thinking and firm action by all P5+1 parties to the agreement. For example it is impossible to reconcile assurances of 24/7 surveillance with the subsequently...

A FEW SEARCH TIPS

Capitalisation Google and this site search are not case sensitive. Hence peter black or Peter Black will be treated identically Quotation marks If you type in the search box, The Doha debate it implies you are seeking the words the OR Doha OR debate...

A JORDANIAN JOURNALIST ON ISRAEL

Published in QUDOSI CHRONICLES October 6, 2010 A fresh and bold perspective on all things Islam, minus the whiny attitude. http://qudosi.com/politics/64-mid-east--south-asia/932-israel-the-good-enemy

A love story that survived the Holocaust - Joseph (Yosef) Gelbart

Love Story David E. Kaplan, THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 7, 2007 When Rabbi Herschel Schechter entered Buchenwald he found a frightened eight-year-old boy amongst a pile of corpses. The rabbi burst into tears and then, hoping to reassure the child,...

A response to the Independent re Deir Yassin

Click here for more on Deir Yassin and the BBC video clip

A video glimpse behind the 1947 UN resolution leading to the birth of Israel

Click here for more on the 1948 war of independence The story behind the 1947 UN partition resolution Click here"http://www.youtube.com/v/QrIjzUK0FKg?

About Maurice Ostroff

Maurice Ostroff is a founder member of the international Coalition of Hasbara Volunteers, better known by its acronym CoHaV, (star in Hebrew), a world-wide umbrella organization of volunteers active in combating anti-Israel media and political bias...

About this Site

As the number of requests I receive for copies of my earlier articles and letters has become unmanageable, I decided to experiment with archiving some of them on the web for easy access. Maurice Ostroff

ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Justiified criticism of academics is not Mccarthyism McCarthy vs Voltaire Academic freedom and sloppy research Academic freedom and tenure Scary education prospects in Britain Letter to academic boycott advocate, TanyaReinhart

Academic Freedom

An open letter to professor Rachel Giora April 22, 2010  

Academic freedom and sloppy research about the Israel Lobby

First published in Intellectual Conservative Click here for more on Mearsheimer and Walt Posted By Maurice Ostroff On September 25, 2007 The much discussed articles and latest book by Professors Mearsheimer and Walt, attacking the Israel Lobby,...

ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND TENURE

Two misunderstood concepts Their use and abuse Click here for more on academic freedom By Maurice Ostroff (May 12, 2010) Because academic freedom and free speech are treasured commodities in a free society, both carry a duty to exercise responsibility...

ACADEMIC FREEDOM VS VOLTAIRE

Should a broadened and often misunderstoon interpretation of "academic freedom", reinforced by tenure, protect academics who promote boycotts and sanctions against their own universities? And is it legitimate to inform the public and donors to the...

ALLISTER SPARKS - RABBI GOLDSTEIN AND JUDGE GOLDSTONE

Click here for more on the Goldstein Report

Amendments to strengthen the Iran Nuclear deal
that should be uncontroversial

Note - Click here to view the text of the JCPOA with all annexes. A Significant development has received scant attention in mainstream media. One Democratic senator opposes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) while another supports it and...

American thinker

http://www.americanthinker.com/maurice_ostroff http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/factoids_and_the_green_line.html

Amnesty International - please help relieve the suffering of families of kidnapped soldiers

Click here for more on human rights An open letter to Amnesty International’s Urgent Action Network From Maurice Ostroff. July 19. 2006 To the Urgent Actions Network Amnesty International, International Secretariat, LONDON FAX +...

An alternative view of the Hamas victory

By Maurice Ostroff What should have been an unsurprising Hamas election victory has reverberated as a shock throughout the world, with politicians and editors universally expressing pessimism. Moscow's, RIA Novosti, commented "News of the Thursday...

An appeal to Judge Goldstone to review the report of the mission to Gaza

Click here for more on the Goldstone mission to Gaza From Judge Goldstone to Maurice Ostroff From:

An Arab view of the refugee tragedy

The writer, Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed is the general manager of Al -Arabiya television. Mr. Al Rashed is also the former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al- Awsat, and the leading Arabic weekly magazine, Al Majalla. He is also a senior Columnist in the daily newspapers...

An Arab view of the refugee tragedy

The writer, Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed is the general manager of Al -Arabiya television. Mr. Al Rashed is also the former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al- Awsat, and the leading Arabic weekly magazine, Al Majalla. He is also a senior Columnist in the daily newspapers...

An Israeli Artilleryman's experiences

Steve Linde, THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 8, 2006 Can you imagine how terrible the artillery troops who fired the shells at Beit Hanun yesterday must be feeling now? After serving in IDF Artillery, I can only say that this is every gunner's nightmare scenario:...

An open letter to
Atlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg (part 2)

May 29, 2015 Dear Jeffrey Goldberg, In my letter of May 27 I referred to my belief that much of the President Obama's views about Israel result from misinformed reports about Israel and in particular misquoted reports about what Netanyahu has said. Consequences...

AN OPEN LETTER TO AP REPORTERS

An open letter from Maurice Ostroff To AP reporters, Alexander G. Higgins, Frank Jordans and Steve Weizman . May 21, 2009 Dear Messrs. Higgins, Jordans and Weizman Your May 20 article, distributed worldwide "Prosecutor: Gaza probe goes on without...

An open letter to Archbishop Desmond Tutu

An open letter to Archbishop Desmond Tutu Copies to members of The Elders From Maurice Ostroff September 8, 2009 Sir, I am deeply saddened by your recent outright condemnation of Israel. As an admirer of yours, I recall how during...

An open letter to B'Tselem

Click here for more on humna rights

An open letter to BBC’s Tim Sebastian

November 13, 2015 Dear Mr. Sebastian, I enjoy your programs on Hardtalk and  the Doha debates and I also enjoyed your recent bout with Naftali Bennet although I found it to be disappointing.  You have been headlined by the BBC as “The man wit...

An open letter to Cosatu President, Willie Madisha

Click here for more on boycotts and divestment From Maurice Ostroff

An open letter to Dar Al-Hayat-LBC political editor, Zaki Chehab

From Maurice Ostroff August 9, 2006 As an Israeli, I am writing to you in your capacity as political editor of Al Hayat-LBC TV and consequently as a man of great influence in the present tragic conflagration overwhelming both our countries....

An open letter to Gideon Levy of Haaretz and Larry Derfner of the Jerusalem Post

An open letter to Gideon Levy and Larry Derfner From Maurice Ostroff October 17, 2009 Gideon Levy, when you were was asked by Robert Hirschfield in an interview on September 9 whether you agree that your articles are proof that Israel, for...

An open letter to Human Rights Watch's Fred Abrahams

Click here for more on human rights From Maurice Ostroff August 6, 2006 Dear Mr.Abrahams, While you deserve kudos for your unceasing work documenting human rights violations around the world, your appearance...

AN OPEN LETTER TO JUDGE ALBIE SACHS

re the Goldstone barmitzvah debacle Click here for more on the Goldstone Report

An open letter to Judge Goldstone re Cast Lead statistics

From Maurice Ostroff Click here for Judge Goldstone's response Click here for more on the Goldstone Report January 16, 2011 Dear Judge Goldstone, It has been a considerable time since I last wrote an open letter to you, but I believe...

AN OPEN LETTER TO JUSTICE CHASKALSON

From Maurice Ostroff in response to the letter in the right hand column below February 4, 2009 Dear Justice Chaskalson, “What’s happening to the right to a fair hearing” I refer to the document “Chaskalson and others speak out on inhu...

An open letter to Larry Derfner

Click here for follow-up correspondence

An open letter to Mary Robinson

former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and leader of the recent Elders Delegation to the Middle East From Maurice Ostroff (in cooperation with Australian author on international law, Ian Lacey - see http://www.maurice-ostroff.org/?page_id=134...

AN OPEN LETTER TO MEMBERS OF THE GOLDSTONE MISSION WHO DISGREE WITH HIS RE-EVALUATION

A follow-on from Judge Goldstone's oped in the Washington Post and the response in The Guardian by his fellow members of the Mission. Click here for more on the Goldstone Report An open letter from Maurice Ostroff To members of the UN Fact-finding...

An open letter to NY Times columnist Roger Cohen

Click here for Roger Cohen's response and a follow-up

AN OPEN LETTER TO NY TIMES COLUMNIST, TOM FRIEDMAN

Click here for comments on the cioncepts of nationhood and statehood

An open letter to Professor Gideon Shimoni

From Maurice Ostroff In response to the article in the right hand column

An open letter to Professor Rachel Giora of Tel Aviv University

An open letter to professor Rachel Giora From Maurice Ostroff April 22, 2010 Dear Professor Giora Re. Open letter by "BOYCOTT!" to CRH plc management I refer to the open letter to which you subscribed, addressed by BOYCOTT! (Supporting...

An open letter to S. African Minister of Trade and Industry re labelling of West Bank products

An open letter to South African Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies June 30, 2012 Dear Minister Davies I am writing to support your intention to enhance South Africa's exemplary consumer Protection Act, by adding a requirement for truth...

An open letter to South African Minister Ronnie Kasrils

Some facts about Israel and apartheid May 21, 2006 Dear Minister Ronnie Kasrils Your article “Israel should face sanctions” (The Guardian, May 19, 2006) I heartily agree with your statement, “There is no excuse for n...

An open letter to South African Minister Ronnie Kasrils

Some facts about Israel and apartheid May 21, 2006 Dear Minister Ronnie Kasrils Your article “Israel should face sanctions” (The Guardian, May 19, 2006) I heartily agree with your statement, “There is no excuse for not knowing the truth...

An Open Letter to the Arab World by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 15:27, Perry Ashley, Media Advisor to Foreign Minister's Office, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wrote "Today, 15th December, Asharq Alawsat, one of the largest pan-Arab daily newspapers printed an op-ed in Arabic by...

An open letter to the authors of the Chatham House Report on the Goldstone Report

The original Chatham House report may be viewed here http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/files/15572_il271109summary.pdf Click here for more on the Goldstone Report An open letter to the authors of the Chatham House Report on the Goldstone Report Ms...

An Open letter to the oped editor of the EU Observer

Click here for Alon Liel's article in the euobserver.com and the responese by Professor Steinberg that the editor accepted but changed his mind An Open letter to the oped editor of the EU Observer From Maurice Ostroff January...

An open letter to the president of CUPE

To the President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario From Maurice Ostroff June 14, 2006 Dear Mr. Ryan, Your article, “Protesting against Israeli apartheid” (To...

An open letter to the president of NATFHE

The AUT boycott of Israel - 2005 Click here for more on boycotts and divestment Opposing the motion to boycott Israeli academics Memorandum to the President of NATFHE From Maurice Ostroff May 25, 2006 Sir, NATFHE annual national...

An open reply to Martin Chulov re bombing of Red Cross ambulances

An open reply to Martin Chulov From Maurice Ostroff September 1, 2006 Note. Mr. Chulov's article of August 31, is a response to a speech by Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer. Click here for an extract Referring to your reports of August...

AN OPEN REPLY TO PROFESSORS BOESAK AND ESACK

from Maurice Ostroff, in response to their strong criticism of chief Rabbi Goldstein's letter to Archbishop Tutu and their allegation that Israel is an apartheid state Click here for follow-up correspondence with Dorothy Naor

AN OPEN RESONSE TO JUDGE GOLDSTONE

Extracts from the near verbatim report (below right) Questioner. On the same issue, because your answer is not quite clear. I was wondering whether the scope of the mission had been widened in terms of the scope of the resolution, because both you...

An open response to Atlantic columnist
Jeffrey Goldberg (part 1)

This letter is a response to Jeffrey Golberg's article in the Atlantic of  May 21, 2915, of which  selected portions have been widely quoted and which may be viewed in full here From Maurice Ostroff May 27, 2015 Dear Jeffrey Goldberg, I gre...

An open response to Judge Goldstone re the UN Mission's report on Gaza - Part 1

Click here for more on the UN Fact-finding mission Click here for Part 2 of the reply to the report Read the complete report here http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/specialsession/9/docs/UNFFMGC_Report.pdf From Maurice Ostroff...

An open response to Judge Goldstone re the UN Mission's report on Gaza - Part 2

Click here for part 1 Click here for more on the Gaza fact-finding mission Part 2 of an open response to Judge Goldstone and Mission Members re the Report of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict from Maurice Ostroff September...

An open response to Judge Goldstone's interview with Bill Moyers on PBS

October 23, 2009 An open response from Maurice Ostroff to Judge Goldstone's interview with Bill Moyers http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html Dear Judge Goldstone, I refer to your October 23, interview with Bill Moyers and in particular...

AN UNSEEMLY RUSH TO JUDGMENT

First published in the Intellectual Conservative by Maurice Ostroff | February 11, 2009 Critics of Israel seem to focus only on damaging media reports, while ignoring the wealth of credible evidence of the great lengths to which the Israeli...

APARTHEID, ISRAEL & SOUTH AFRICA

Click on the links below for the relevant articles South African Black Member of Parliament on Israel and apartheid . . Little known facts about how Israel covertly trained potential Black leaders in defiance of the South African...

ARAB COMMENTATORS

Click on the relevant link below for content Israel as seen by a Jordanian journalist Some surprising views Arab views of Hamas It seems that at every step that Hamas takes only sinks it further in the Palestinian mire, and in the process has...

Arab intellectuals on the Palestinian refugee question

Kuwaiti daily On the Impossible Idea of the Right of Return. March 5, 2007 Saudi columnist Yousef Nasser Al-Sweidan wrote in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, March 5, 2007, under the title "On the Impossible...

Arab intellectuals on the Palestinian refugee question

Kuwaiti daily On the Impossible Idea of the Right of Return. March 5, 2007 Saudi columnist Yousef Nasser Al-Sweidan wrote in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, March 5, 2007, under the title "On the Impossible [Idea] of the Right of Return." . . . Clearly,...

Arab students speak about apartheid in Israel

An open letter from a student at LSE Open letter from a student at LSE, written in 2005 against the AUT boycott Dear Friend, My name is Amir Kneifiss and I am an Israeli Druze currently studying towards an MSc. in Governance at...

Arafat's strategy long before 1967

A remider that current Palestinian violence is just a continuation of Arafat's strategy since long before 1967. The American Spectatot quotes Ostroff Symbolic Savage By Ilana Mercer Published 11/15/2004 12:06:11 AM Absolute and entire ugliness...

Archbishop Tutu appeals to Jewish journalist who turned her back on her religion

The letter below in the LH column is a response to an article by journalist Moira Levy as summarized in the right hand column below. Her article drew an appeal by Archbishop Desmond Tutu not to blame her faith as described below her letter Click...

ARCHIVE

Use CTRL F to find an article of interest See also   MISCELLANEOUS    and SITEMAP The Goldstone Mission to Gaza 2009   HE NATION HOOD STORM IN A TEACUP (GINGRICH ON PALESTINIAN NATIONHOOD) THE RUSSELL TRIBUNAL MEARSHEINMER AND W...

ARTHUR GOLDREICH - A TRIBUTE

Arthur Goldreich (L.) with the writer at a restuarant in Herzliya Pituach Appreciation: Arthur Goldreich By MAURICE OSTROFF 05/29/2011 23:38 Anti-apartheid icon, Machal volunteer, and abstract painter. Prof. Arthur Goldreich,...

ARTICLE BY ALON LIEL AND PROF. STEINBERG'S REJECTED RESPONSE

Click here for an open letter by Maurice Ostroff to the oped editor of the euobserver.com and the editor's reply.

Articles by Eugene W. Rostow

The Late Eugene W. Rostow was US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs between 1966 and 1969. He played a leading role in producing the famous Resolution 242. Click here to return to the article on the occupation Click here for more...

AVRAHAM BURG

French citizen Avraham Burg castigates Israel

B'TSELEM

Enter subhead content here B’Tselem’s response An open letter to B’Tselem B'TSELEM'S FLAWED STATISTICS B'TSELEM'S FLAWED STATISTICS CONTINUED

B'TSELEM'S FLAWED CASUALTY FIGURES

This correspondence arose from a letter by B'Tselem objecting to criticism of their statistics expressed by Maurice Ostroff during an interview with the Yediot Aharonot Hebrew newspaper Click here for more on the Goldstone Report Click here...

B'TSELEM'S FLAWED STATISTICS CONTINUED

This correspondence arose from a letter by B'Tselem objecting to criticism of their statistics expressed by Maurice Ostroff during an interview with the Yediot Aharonot Hebrew newspaper Click here for the earlier correspondence

BDS and counterproductive boycotts

August 22, 2012 Israeli technology helps grow lettuce in Senegal The Oxford English dictionary defines counterproductive behavior as having the opposite of the desired effect. Political activists would surely avoid the counterproductive behavior...

Behavior of Israeli Soldiers

Setting the record straight about 1948 and interview with Smoky Simon The highest ranking US military officer’s opinion on Israel’s 2014 Gaza war Letter from a soldier on Gaza border re African refugees Revelations by soldiers who fou...

BOTH PAKISTAN AND GAZA CALL FOR AID

Getting our priorities straight By Maurice Ostroff August 20, 2010 Where should SINCERE humanitarians direct their aid efforts? To Pakistan where 20 million desperate human beings have been rendered homeless in a tragedy that UN Secretary...

BOYCOTTS, DIVESTMENT & SANCTIONS (BDS)

Click on the links below to view the relevant articles Boycotts and counterproductive politics BDS opposes a peaceful solution (Click on the video below) Response to the Methodist Church of Great Britain The apartheid epithet and ...

Briitish foreign policy and Muslim extremism

With acknowledgement to snopes.com for the pictures of a march through London. Click here for more pictures of hatred Significantly, the anger shown here, has nothing to do with British foreign policy nor Israel. It was expressed world wide...

British Jews refuse to celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary

Click on the links below You Tube - BBC interview about Deir Yassin Re incitement

BRITISH MILITARY EXPERT'S ASSESSMENT OF THE ISRAEL ARMY IN 2009 & HIS JUNE 2011 UPDATE

This audio file is an excerpt from a BBC interview on January 9, 2009, with Colonel Richard Kemp CBE, a former Commander of British forces in Afghanistan, and a senior adviser on army issues to the British government. The assessment by an...

CAN GEORGE MITCHELL REPLICATE HIS SUCCESS IN N. IRELAND?

By Maurice Ostroff First published in The Intellectual Conservative http://www.intellectualconservative.com/2009/01/28/can-george-mitchell-replicate-his-success-in-northern-ireland/#comments See also incitement It is evident...

Canadian university president slammed for accepting JNF award

Faculty members at University of Western Ontario, attack the university president for accepting an award from the JNF. They claim that his "Speech obscures Palestinian suffering" For more info click on the relevant link Response by Professor Farah...

Cartoons (Dry Bones)

Reproduced with the kind permission of Yaacov Kirschen https://youtu.be/1YX__ysqetw?rel=0    

Chris McGreal's attack on Israel in the Guardian

What the Guardian refused to publish. A reply to Chis McGreal's lengthy, two-part, "explosive" report on Israel The Editor The Guardian February 12, 2006 I refer to Chris McGreal’s “...

Clinton's parameters

Enter subhead content here http://clinton6.nara.gov/2001/01/2001-01-07-remarks-by-the-president-at-israel-policy-dinner.html THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 7, 2001 ...

CNN's DOCUMENTARY - GOD'S WARRIORS

Click on the relevant link below to view the content CNN's "God's Warriors" disappoints (The Intellectual Conservative) An open letter to Christiane Amanpour Honest Reporting on God's Warriors An open letter to Jerusalm Post columnist...

Complete text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - the nuclear agreement

  For convenience of the reader each annex is shown separately rather than as part of one comprehensive document Note. After reading any of the documents, click on the left arrow at top of the page to return to this page J O I N T S T A...

Connecting the dots

Events that led to 9/11 Behind each terror attack is an elaborate infrastructure that must be tackled, starting with the incitement propagated under the very noses of host cities in Britain, Europe and the U.S., as well as in madrassas in...

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment
of the Crime of Genocide

Approved and proposed for signature and ratification or accession by General Assembly resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948 Entry into force: 12 January 1951, in accordance with article XIII The Contracting Parties , Having considered...

Correcting the new historians about 1948

    Two of the founders of the Israel Air Force, Smoky Simon, deputy Chief of Air Operations on the left and the late Sid Cohen who commanded 101 Squadron on the right. Maurice Ostroff, commander of radar station Gefen in the center. Click...

Correspondence with Arun Gandhi (Mahatma's grandson)

An Open Letter to Mr. Arun Gandhi from Maurice Ostroff August 28, 2004 Dear Mr. Gandhi, In Hebrew we have an expression “kol hakavod” which literally means all honor to you. It is used when one wishes to encourage someone for doing something adm...

Covenant of the League of Nations

Enter subhead content here THE COVENANT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS THE HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES, In order to promote international co-operation and to achieve international peace and security by the...

DEALING WITH IRAN

International experts demand that Ahmadinejad be indicted  for violating the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide View and hear them addressing the International symposium: “Bring Ahmadinejad to Justice For Incitement to G...

DEALING WITH POST-DISENGAGEMENT PRESSURES

See also occupation and 1967 and its consequences A call for intellectual honesty Maurice Ostroff June 5, 2005 In the aftermath of the disengagement from Gaza, intense pressure from all quarters is building...

Declaration of Human Rights

Click here for more historic documents and articles Universal Declaration of Human Rights (other language versions) Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948 On December 10,...

DEIR YASSIN - startling evidence

Hazem Nusseibeh, editor of the Palestine Broadcasting Service's in 1948, tells the BBC how a press report was compiled, falsely claiming that atrocities had occurred at Deir Yassin. Click here for a response to an article in the Independent...

Derfner's reply and a follow-up

Click here for the earlier correspondence

Disputed territories around the world

Click here for "The occupation in perspective" Disputed territories around the world Maurice Ostroff 10, 2011 Even in this post World War II era there are many situations, similar to those in Israel, where territories...

Disputed territories around the world

Maurice Ostroff 10, 2011 Even in this post World War II era there are many situations, similar to those in Israel, where territories are subject to dispute and the rights of a foreign presence are opposed. In practically all these...

DO THE PALESTINIANS HAVE A RIGHT OF RETURN?

First published in THE INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE Click here for more on Palestinian refugees

DOCUMENTS & ARTICLES

Convention on the prevention and punishment for the crime of genocide Fourth Geneva Convention The Rome Statute The UN Charter President Clinton's parameters Articles by the late Eugene W. Rostow Resolution 242 Resolution 338 Resolution...

Dorothy Naor replies re Chief Rabbi Goldstein and Professors Boesak and Esack

Click here for prior correspondence Click here for later correspondence

Dorothy Naor responds

Dorothy Naor's take on the Haifa fire disaster fund "if you are inclined to donate, make it conditional to Israel restoring land that it stole from Palestinians in both Israel and the OPT and also planting olive groves that it uprooted in the OPT....

Dubai - Security failure

  The above CCTV shot of "Gail" in the corridor, proves that the cameras covered the doors to the hotel rooms, leading to the critical question why they didn't  photograph the culprits entering and leaving the victim's room.   Click h...

DURBAN II & THE GENEVA SUMMIT

Gaining a better perspective on Durban II Maurice Ostroff Friday April, 17, 2009 For a better perspective and broader understanding of the forthcoming Durban II conference, be sure to log in to the web site of the Geneva Summit for Human Rights,...

Egypt and the Jews

EDITORIAL: Arab-Israeli dispute percolates Published: November 07, 2007 For some 60 odd years the Arab-Israeli conflict has been percolating, periodically exploding into open conflict then returning to a simmering position on the back-burner...

ETHNIC DISCRIMINATION IN LEBANON IS NOT CALLED APARTHEID. WHY?

In Lebanon, there are about 400,000 Palestinian refugees living in camps in poverty and crowded conditions, with fences separating them from the rest of Lebanese society.According to a December 2008 BBC report Palestinians are barred from 73 professions...

Evaluating the nuclear deal on its merits - part 2

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) affects the entire free world and we can’t afford to be side tracked by prejudice or political or commercial interests or blaming Israel for the widespread objections to obvious flaws. The random observations, q...

Evaluating the nuclear deal on its merits – Part 1

It would be irresponsible and indeed reckless to ignore the measured, carefully considered observations of this prestigious body on the merits of the JCPOA . While the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached with Iran may well be a beneficial...

Evaluation of, and submissions to
The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza war

TIP To return to this page after viewing a document click on the return arrow at top left of page EVALUATION OF THE REPORT AFTER  PUBLICATION ON JUNE 22, 2015 Comments by a military expert who knows what he is talking about Why did the report ...

Extend the boycotts

Britain, be consistent and extend the boycotts Maurice Ostroff Charles Boycott would feel at home in the current "Boycott Israel" season. British academics, journalists and trade unionists demanding boycotts of Israeli universities and products,...

Eyeless in Gaza

There are none so blind as those who will not see June 14, 2006 By Maurice Ostroff The time has come to strip off the blindfold and see things as they are. No matter who was responsible, the deaths of the seven Palestinian civilians...

FACTOIDS AND THE PALESTINIAN RIGHT OF RETURN

Maurice Ostroff In his 1973 biography of Marilyn Monroe, Norman Mailer coined the word "factoid" by adding the suffix "oid" to the word "fact". Tagged on to the end of a word, "oid" conveys the idea of resemblance to that word, for example asteroid...

Facts about Israel and the old apartheid South Africa

(See also " Is Israel an apartheid state? and Jews against apartheid ") By Maurice Ostroff Trade and Armaments If a truly objective and unbiased investigation were to be conducted of countries, which supported and cooperated with the apartheid...

Facts do support Israels' claims of self-defense

A reply to an article in the Kansas City Star

FACTS DON"T MATTER WHEN BLAMING THE JEWS

Reprinted from The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_6876280 Looking for a scapegoat, world again turns to Jews By Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Article Last Updated: 09/12/2007 11:46:04 PM MDT Who recently...

FATAH-HAMAS RECONCILIATION AND GILAD SHALIT

Letter from Maurice Ostroff to the editor of the Christian Science Monitor

FLOTILLA ACTIVIST ADMITS IT'S NOT A HUMAMNATARIAN OPERATION

First published in the Intellectual Conservative Setting the record straight about the flotilla FLOTILLA ACTIVIST ADMITS IT'S NOT A HUMANITARIAN EFFORT. IT'S A POLITICAL PROVOCATION By Maurice Ostroff Prominent flotilla activist Joe Catron...

Follow-up to open letter to NY Times columnist Roger Cohen

Click here for the open letter to which Roger Cohen responds below

Former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs criticizes the media

During his speech to the National Newspaper Publishers' Conference on August 28, 2006, The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP, former, Australia said he was disappointed with some of the recent reporting out of the Middle East, which he believed believe has brought...

FOURTH GENEVA CONVENTION

Click here for more documents FOURTH GENEVA CONVENTION Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949. Preamble The undersigned Plenipotentiaries of the Governments represented...

FP's writers' guidelines and Professor Walt's article on the Israel Lobby

From Maurice Ostroff To the editor Foreign Policy January 28, 2012 Sir With great respect I suggest that Professor Walt's January 20 article, "The Israel lobby's role in American politics" departs substantially from the following excerpt from...

Further correspondence with Judge Goldstone

"it is not merely of some importance but is of fundamental importance, that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done"? Click here for previous correspondence Click here for the full text of HRC resolution...

Gazans receive medical treatment in Israel

Israel-OPT: Gazan hearts saved in Israel as conflict rages on Source United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Integrated Regional Information Networks http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-7B2R9Z?OpenDocument...

General Dempsey, the highest ranking US military officer's opinion on Israel's 2014 Gaza war

. Click  here for submission by Colonel Kemp Israel has been criticized for civilian deaths during the conflict, including by the White House. According to a Reuters report of November 6, 2014 Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs ...

Geneva Convention re prisoners of war

Click here for more documents Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War Adopted on 12 August 1949 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of International Conventions for the Protection of Victims of War, held...

Gilo, settlements and the Green Line in perspective

Click here for a response to the South African govrnment's condemmnation of building houses in Gilo November 22, 2009 The map shows the location of Gilo in the south west of Jerusalem not far from the Knesset and very close to the 1949 armistice...

Harvesting human organs

SELECTIVE OUTRAGE A subject for an objective academic study China's Grisly Practices With the launching last month of David Matas and David Kilgour 's book "Bloody Harvest" every fair minded person must wonder why there has been no public outrage...

Has Finkelstein justiifid an economic boycott of Israel?

The AUT boycott of Israel - 2005 By Maurice Ostroff Originally written to the Norwegian newspaper, Aftenoposten , in response to an article by Norman Finkelstein that appeared in the January 14, 2005 issue It is disappointing that Norway's...

How debate audiences make up their minds - a study

The BBC Doha Debate "This House believes the Palestinians should give up their full right of return," broadcast on April 14, 2007, provided a fascinating lesson in how public rhetoric and emotion often override logic. First published in “intellectual C...

How did the Lebanon conflagration start?

By Maurice Ostroff Click here for more about Lebanon and Hezbollah Background to the War in Lebanon 2006 The following authentic information extracted from an official UNIFIL document[i] indicates clearly that the recent kidnapping of two IDF...

How the media misreported from Gaza

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” (Mark Twain) Sadly, Mark Twain’s quip could have been written about media reporting on the recent conflict in Gaza. While UN Secretary General...

HUMAN RIGHTS

Click on the links below to view the relevant pages ABOUT KENNETH ROTH"S VIEWS ON ISRAEL AND HUMAN RIGHTS The Brouhhaha surrounding allegations by HumanRights Watch Executive Director, Kenneth Roth Judge Richard Goldstone's attack on...

Human Rights Watch and the Kenneth Roth Brouhaha

Click here for responses by Professor Steinberg and Judge Goldstone Click here for more on human rights

Incitement - Teaching an infant to hate

With acknowledgement to MEMRI http://memritv.org 5/7/2002 Clip No. 924 3½-Year-old Basmallah: "Jews Are Apes and Pigs" How can we expect this indoctrinated child to react with Jews when she grows up? Below are excerpts from an interview ...

INCITEMENT - The root cause of violence

Pastor Niemoller and the spread of Extreme Islamic terror Incitement- teaching a 3 year old child to hate The incitement is still there - 2004 Washington Post re getting tough on Israel The main obstacle to a peaceful solution of...

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Iranian leaders must be punished in terms of UN resolution 260 (III) A The occupation, settlements and the Arab-Israel conflict INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE ARAB-ISRAEL CONFLICT by Ian Lacey, B.A., LL.B Extracts from “Israel and Palestine – ...

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE ARAB-ISRAEL CONFLICT

Extracts from "Israel and Palestine - Assault on the Law of Nations" by Professor Julius Stone Editor: Ian Lacey, AM, BA, LLB. The late Professor Julius Stone was recognised as one of the twentieth century's leading authorities on the Law...

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE SETTLEMENTS

By Maurice Ostroff September 2011 Click here for more on international law This article is intended neither as an argument for, nor against, Israel retaining some or all of the West bank settlements . Rather it urges that any discussion of the...

Iranian leaders must be punished in terms of UN resolution 260 (III) A

Article 3(c) of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, that was established by the above resolution, states unambiguously that punishable acts include “Direct and public incitement to commit genocide” And it is ...

Is British foreign policy fueling Muslim extremism?

Article submitted to Times on line in response to an article by Inayat Bunglawala, assistant secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain. (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,6-2309097,00.html ) Is British foreign policy fueling Muslim extremism?...

Is Israel an apartheid state?

By Maurice Ostroff February 2007 (Click here for "Jews against apartheid" and "The Israel - South Africa Connection ) Israel, apartheid and South Africa

Is it worth it,Sheik Nasrallah?

Click here for more about Lebanon and Hezbollah Are you counting the cost in human misery? Hundreds of people have been killed and more are dying hourly. I use the word "people" deliberately, not Israelis nor Lebanese, because human misery is human...

ISLAMIC EXTREMISM

Islamophobia or a serious threat? Letter to the Timesonline Is Briitish foreign policy fueling Muslim extremism? Muslims threaten violence Incitement- the root cause of violence

ISLAMOPHOBIA OR SERIOUS THREAT?

March 6, 2010 To the Editor The Independent Sir, While Chris Green's article "Islamophobia on tour: Wilders comes to Britain" (March 6) told us about Geert Wilder's resemblance to Mozart it offered no explanation for labeling his message as...

Israel and the Palestinians

Israel and the Palestinians : International Herald Tribune Friday, December 27, 2002 Mauric Ostroff

Israel congratulates South African Ambassador on Freedom Day

Address by Avi Granot, Head of the Africa Desk at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during Freedom Day celebrations at the SA Ambassador’s residence in May 2015 . Your Excellency Ambassador Sisa Ngombane and Mrs. Ngombane, Distinguished m...

Israel didn't fire into UNRWA school

Read more on media distortions Account of Israeli attack doesn't hold up to scrutiny PATRICK MARTIN From Thursday's Globe and Mail January 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM EST JABALYA, GAZA STRIP — Most people remember the headlines: Massacre O...

ISRAEL IN CONTEXT

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Israel-Jordan Armistice Agreement 1949

Jordanian-Israeli General Armistice Agreement, April 3, 1949 Preamble The Parties to the present Agreement, Responding to the Security Council resolution of 16 November 1948,( calling upon them, as a further provisional measure under Article 40...

Israeli cooperation with Black leaders during the apartheid era

Coming out from the cold By David Kaplan This article, written in 1997, tells the fascinating story of covert Israeli cooperation with anti-apartheid Black leaders in South Africa during the darkest apartheid period. If you chance to stroll along...

It all started when the Israelis hit back

THE JERUSALEM POST Letters to the editor, June 13, 2006 From Maurice Ostroff Sir, - Our countermeasures against rockets fired from Gaza would be better understood internationally if the Foreign Ministry were to flood the UN...

Jerusalem Post

See http://www.jpost.com/Search?search=maurice%20ostroff And http://www.jpost.com/Blogger/Maurice-Ostroff

Jimmy Carter on Palestine Peace and Apartheid

An open letter to former President Jimmy Carter From Maurice Ostroff “…how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? “ Luke 6:42 ...

John Mearsheimer - The lobby falters (March 2009)

London Review of Books Vol. 31 No. 6 · 26 March 2009 page 22 | 1487 words The Lobby Falters John Mearsheimer Many people in Washington were surprised when the Obama administration tapped Charles Freeman to chair the National Intelligence ...

Judge Goldstone and Gilad Shalit

Click here for More articles on the Goldstone UN Fact-finding mission

Judge Goldstone at Stanford University panel on January 20, 2011

An open response to Judge Richard Goldstone's views on international law in relation to civilians in war zones, with particular reference to the UN Report on Israel's Cast lead operation in 2008-9 Click here for more on the Goldstone Report Please...

Judge Goldstone defended by his colleagues and a response

Read the public defence in the left hand column below and a response in the right hand column Click here for more on the Goldstone Report

Judge Goldstone encountered no allegations of organ stealing

By Maurice Ostroff Click here for more on the Goldstone Report Click here for more on organ stealing If there had been any substance at all to the ghoulish allegations in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that Israeli soldiers stole organs...

Judge Goldstone's defence of Human Rights Watch

Click here for Kenneth Roth's original article which caused the furor

Judge Goldstone's response to part 1

Click here for part 1 Click here for more on the Goldstone Mission

Judgment on Goldstone by David Kaplan in the Jerusalem Post

Click here for more on the Goldstone Mission to Gaza JUDGEMENT OF GOLDSTONE By David E. Kaplan An abridged version of this article appeared in the Metro supplement of the Jerusalem Post on October 16, 2009 under the headline OUTCAST Over...

LA Times and Ken Roth of Human Rights Watch

Click here for more on human rights Honest Criticism of Israel is welcomed An open letter to Rosa Brooks

Larry Derfner continued (October 2007)

October 14, 2007 Hi Larry, I'm disappointed. In an earlier email you wrote that you enjoyed our exchanges of views, but now you refuse to answer some of my points. Am I unjustified in assuming that the reason is that it is inconvenient to actually...

LEBANON & HEZBOLLAH

Click on the links below to read the text Apartheid in Lebanon by legislation Hezbollah fires from behind civilians - evidence The Lebanon conflagration. How it began Was it worth it, Sheik Nasrallah? The Doha debate. Did Hezbollah...

LETTER ABOUT MAURICE OSTROFF IN JERUSALEM POST

Letter in the Jerusalem Post April 5, 2011 Sir, A large part of the credit for Judge Goldstone's retraction must go to Maurice Ostroff, an ex-South African who fought as a volunteer in the War of Independence and who now resides in Herzliya. Ostroff...

Letter from a soldier on Gaza border re African refugees

Aron Adler writing from the Israel/Gaza/Egyptian border. Click here for more on the behavior of Israeli soldiers My name is Aron Adler. I am 25 years old, was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Efrat Israel. Though very busy, I don't view...

Letter to International Herald Tribune re misleading photo caption and headline

A response to the article in the right hand column below

Letter to NY Times in response to "scientists praise nuclear deal"

August 10, 2015 To the Letters Editor, NY Times Re Scientists praise nuclear deal (Aug. 8) Informed debate about the merits of the nuclear agreement would be greatly enhanced if the eminent scientists would express their opinions on the following...

Machal-Nachal Reunion, October 10, 2006

Machal-Nachal Reunion October 10, 2006 For more on the 1948 War of Independence click here Emotional greetings and warm embraces were the order of the day on October 10, 2006 as former members of 1948 Machal and 1956 Machal-Nachal renewed acquaintanceships...

Mearsheimer & Walt - unanswered questions - June 2008

June 12, 2008 Professors Walt and Mearsheimer, famous for their book on The Israel Lobby, are presently in Israel at the invitation of Gush Shalom, They are delivering a lecture at a Gush Shalom forum tonight, Thursday, at 8 p.m. at Beit Sokolow in Tel...

Mearsheimer and Walt

articles and letters The Israel Lobby in London Review of Books March 2006 Reply to crtics by Mearsheimer and Walt in in London Review of books - May 2006 The Israel Lobby Brouhaha - May 2006 - An open letter to Professors Mearsheimer and...

Mearsheimer and Walt accuse presidential candidates of pandering

Pander. To cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses. (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Mearsheimer and Walt's reply to critics in the London Review of Books (May 5, 2006)

The storm over "the Israel lobby" http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n09/letters By John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago, and Stephen Walt, Harvard University. 5 May 2006 We wrote 'The Israel Lobby' in order to begin a discussion of a subject...

MEDIA
DISTORTIONS

THE POWER OF POLITICAL MISINFORMATION  An open letter to BBC's Tim Sebastian Open letter to Jeffrey Goldberg (Part 1) Open letter to Jeffrey Goldberg (Part 2) About Deir Yassin - startling admission to the BBC by the man who issued the ...

Media fraud - Bloggers expose evident deliberate media misinformation

Scandalous photo frauds revealed by bloggers By Maurice Ostroff Click here for video clips of misleading journalism The word "blog" has become a familiar part of our vocabulary. It is an abbreviated form of weblog, an evolving type of website...

Memo to UK Parliamentary Select Committee 2004

Memorandum submitted by Maurice Ostroff SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION This memorandum presupposes that any serious study of the effectiveness of Development Assistance requires an analytical approach, carefully distinguishing between the facts and...

Memo to UK Parliamentary Select Committee 2006

Memorandum submitted by Maurice Ostroff "All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes." (Winston Churchill) In planning for the future, the key is to avoid repeating past mistakes. As the declared main purpose of the inquiry...

Memo to UN Fact-finding mission re Gilad Shalit and Incitement

Is the UN fact-finding mission impartial? (Click here) Memorandum to the UN fact-finding mission into the recent conflict in Gaza From: Maurice Ostroff June 21, 2009 A missed opportunity to...

Memorable quotes

Politicians like diapers should be changed often and for the same reason  🙂  Four reasons to vote for nobody Nobody can fix the economy. Nobody can be trusted with their finger on the button. Nobody's perfect. Vote for him/her. (Unknown) ...

Memoranda to UK Parliament

Published reports submitted by Maurice Ostroff to UK Parliamentary Select Committees Click on the links below to read the memoranda 2004 memorandum 2006 memorandum

Memorandum number three to the Goldstone Mission

Click here for more about the Mission headed by Judge Richard Goldstone Fom Maurice Ostroff To the UN Fact-finding mission into Israel's Cast-lead operation in Gaza August 26, 2009 I feel compelled to write to you again, firstly...

Memorandum to the Human Rights Council

re the Goldstone Report Click here for more on the Goldstone Mission to Gaza Click here for a summary of this document Memorandum To the President, Ambassador Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi and Members of The Human Rights Council Re:...

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES

RECENT  ARTICLES President Obama calls for an undivided Jerusalem as Israel's capital and his early comments on Iran    OLDER ARTICLES TWO SHRINES PETER BEINART ARCHIVE B'TSELEM RESPONSE TO A LETTER BY SA JEWS TO T...

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE - IN DUBAI

By Maurice Ostroff February 24, 2010 Security failure in Dubai Click here for open letter to British Foreign Minister David Miliband about forged passports Click here for open letter to Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith about forged...

Niemöller and the spreading of terror

In all the years Israel has been facing Iranian sponsored Hamas and Hezbolla terror, few recognized that this tiny country has been, and is, in the front line against spreading extremist Islamic violence. The increasing persecution and slaughter of ...

Obama calls for an undivided Jerusalem as Israel's capital

As president of the USA, Mr. Obama confirmed the views he had expressed about Jerusalem when he was still a senator addressing Aipac in 2008 In 2012, on the insistence of President Obama, the sentence "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel” w...

Obama urges Israel to follow Rabin's footsteps

EXTRACTS FROM YITZCHAK RABIN'S LAST SPEECH October 5, 1995 See the complete text in the right hand column below We view the permanent solution in the framework of State of Israel which will include most of the area of the Land of Israel as it was...

Open letter to academic boycott of Israel advocate, Tanya Reinhart

Click here for more on boycotts and divestment Click here for more on academic freedom May 11, 2005 An Open letter to Professor Tanya Reinhart From Maurice Ostroff Dear Professor Tanya Reinhart, I was saddened but not surprised to...

Open letter to Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith

Click here for more on the Dubai imbroglio STRANGE BUT TRUE! The article below, published by Ma'an, the Palestine News Agency on the day Mabhou died, reported that he died of cancer. The official announcement of his death did not take place...

Open letter to Gideon Levy

From Maurice Ostroff November 11, 2006 Dear Gideon Levy, In the spirit of the constructive constructive correspondence we have exchanged in the past, I now refer to your article "No one is guilty in Israel" (Haaretz Nov. 11). While you deserve...

Open letter to members of the Association of Democratic Lawyers (S. Africa)

Click here for more on boycotts and divestment From Maurice Ostroff I refer to your recent call for South Africa to end diplomatic relations with Israel because of what you termed Israel’s flagrant breaches of international humanitarian law (The C...

Open letter to Rt. Hon. David Miliband,

British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Click here for more on the Dubai affair

Open letter to South African Ambassador, H.E. Ismail Coovadia re Gilo

Click here for a reponse to the South African government re condemmnation of buiding houses in Gilo Click here for Gilo, settlements and the Green Line in perspective November 27, 2009 To His Excellency, Ambassador Ismail Coovadia, Sir, In...

PALESTINIAN REFUGEES

Click on the following links to open the relevant pages "RIGHT OF RETURN" and RESOLUTION 194 Palestinian refugees,as seen by a woman whose father was assasinated by the Israel army What the leading Arab international daily newspaper has to say about...

Palestinian refugees, as seen by a woman whose father was assasinated by the Israel army

Nonie Darwish's father, who commanded Egyptian Army Intelligence in Gaza in the1950's, was assassinated by the Israeli army in 1956. Now, having studied the Arab Israel conflict intensely Nonie Darwish blames the assassination on the Middle Eastern Islamic...

PETER BEINART

Earlier correspondence published on Times of Israel web site Open letter from Maurice Ostroff of April 9 2012 http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/an-open-letter-to-peter-beinart/ Beinart's response and Ostroff's reply April 15, 2012 http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/beinart-responds-to-my-open-letter/...

Pictures of hate

With acknowledgement to http://www.zombietime.com Click here for more pictures of hatred

PLO'S Ten Point plan

Adopted at the 12th Session of the Palestine National Council (June 8, 1974) Cairo, 8 June 1974 The Palestine National Council, On the basis of the Palestine National Charter and the Political Program drawn up at the eleventh session,...

PM NETANYAHU'S SPEECH TO CONGRESS MAY 24 2011

May 24, 2011 Speech by PM Netanyahu to a Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress I am deeply moved by your warm welcome. And I am deeply honored that you have given me the opportunity to address Congress a second time. Mr. Vice President,...

President Davenport's award and his aceptance speech

For more info. click on the relevant link below Protest letter by faculty members Responses by Professor Heap Professor Farah

Professor Farah's response

For more info click on the relevant link below Dr Davenprrt's aeptance speech Protest by faculty members Open letter to the protesters Professor Heap's response [one_half_last"]Maurice Ostroff's current response June 27, 2008 Dear...

Professor Mearsheimer responds to Goldberg's smear

The professors and the Israel Lobby By Maurice Ostroff In view of the great deal of space FP recently devoted to articles by Professors Mearsheimer and Walt defending their controversial views on the Israel Lobby, I would appreciate adequate space...

Professors Mearsheimer and Walt. Follow-up letter of October 8, 2007

An open follow-up to correspondence with Professors Mearsheimer and Walt From Maurice Ostroff October 8, 2007 Dear Professors Mearsheimer and Walt, In response to my letter of May 6, 2006, you replied that you were preparing a lengthy "response...

Proof- Hezbollah fires from among civilians

Click here for more about Lebanon and Hezbollah The pictures show clearly how Hezbolla operates from civilian areas and that it is impossible to distinguish between Hezbolla fighters and civilians. This has been confirmed, for example, by...

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

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RABIN ON THE '67 LINES

Click here for more on the occupation and Israel's borders President Obama, Rabin's Legacy and the words we use President Obama's video message to the November 8, 2009 Rabin Rally in Tel Aviv was truly inspiring. One cannot help but be moved by...

RECENT POSTINGS

Open letter to Jeffrey Goldberg (Part 1) Open letter to Jeffrey Goldberg (Part 2 10 things you should know about Netanyahu's speech to congress It has been interesting to observe how many of the commentators on Netanyahu's speech spend time speculating...

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Redeem our captive soldiers

click here for more on human rights Pidyon Shevuyim Redeeming our 8 Captive Soldiers Article 70 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War clearly states that Immediately upon capture, or not more than one week after...

RELEASE OUR CAPTIVES

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Reply to Sunday Times re Palestine against the wall

by Maurice Ostroff Click here for a response by Faadiel ibn Suleiman Times Live http://www.timeslive.co.za/opinion/letters/article881427.ece/Wall-built-to-stop-suicide-bombers---and-it-works--Reader Johannesburg Sunday Times...

Resolution 338

Click here for more historic documents and articles United Nations Security Council Resolution 338 October 22, 1973 The Security Council 1. Calls upon all parties to the present fighting to cease all firing and terminate all military activity immediately,...

RESOLUTION S/9-1 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

The resolution enabling the Fact-finding Mission into war crimes in Gaza Click here for correspondence with head of the mission, Judge Richard Goldstone A/HRC/S-9/L.1 page A/HRC/S-9/L.1 UNITED  NATIONS   A ...

Response by Faadiel ibn Suleiman re Palestine against the wall

Click here for the original correspondence

Response by Professsor Heap

For more info click on the relevant link below Dr. Davenport's acceptance speech The protest letter and the open letter to the protesters Responseby Professor Farah Response by Professor Heap

Response memo to Methodist Church of Britain

Memorandum from Maurice Ostroff To members of the Methodist Church of Britain October 23, 2013 Consultation on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS) Congratulations on your decision to consult with the public on your support for BDS I refer...

RESPONSE TO "LICENSE TO KILL"

Click here for more on the Goldstone report

Response to a letter by British Jews urging PM Gordon Brown to endorse the Goldstone Report

See original advert in the Times and list of signatories below Click here for more on the Goldstone Report An open response to the December 1, letter in the London Times urging PM Gordon Brown to endorse the Goldstone Report December 9, 2009 From...

Response to a letter by SA Jews to the Minister of Trade and Industry

On July 13, the Cape Times published a letter under the title "SA Jews are divided on Israel" addressed to the South African Minister of Trade and Industry and supporting "proposed legislation that products made on the West Bank by Israeli companies must...

Response to Prof.Seaford's refusal to review Israeli's book

Click here for more on boycotts and divestment An open letter to Professor Seaford from Maurice Ostroff May 21, 2006 Dear Professor Richard Seaford, Having viewed your impressive web site, I share your interest in uncovering the relationship...

Response to Red Cross attack on Australian Foreign Minister Downer

An open reply to Martin Chulov From Maurice Ostroff September 1, 2006 Note. Mr. Chulov's article of August 31, is a response to a speech by Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (See extract below) An open letter to Mr. Balthasar Staehelin, ICRC...

Response to Scottish Jews who condemmn Israel

Click here for follow up correspondence March 5, 2008 From Maurice Ostroff To the Editor The Herald Israel must halt attacks on Gaza and begin talks While respecting the humanitarian motivation of the writers, it is illogical and...

Response to The Guardian on Israel-South Africa nuclear cooperation

See response below to Guardian article in the right hand column Click here for more on Israel and South Africa's apartheid regime Main Sources of information "Chronology of SA's Nuclear Program" by Zondi Masiza published in The Nonproliferation...

Response to the South African government's statement on Gilo

that appears below the following memorandum Click here for the covering letter to Ambassador Ismail Coovadia Click here for Gilo, settlements and the Green Line in Perspective Memorandum to South African Ambassador, His Excellency Ismail Coovadia...

ROME STATUTE

Click here for the original site Click here for more documents Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 17 July 1998 [as corrected by the procès-verbaux of 10 November 1998, 12 July 1999, 30 November 1999, 8 May 2000, 17 January 2001 ...

Ronnie Kasrils on myths

Over the past few weeks the Cape Times has published a series of letters by South African Minister of Intelligence, Ronnie Kasrils, castigating Israel as well as his several respondents. Kasrils letter under reply is copied in the right hand column...

SA Jewish Report

 The Cape Times contradicts its chairman's claim that newspapers in his group are unbiased. Dr Iqbal Survé, chairman of the group that controls The Star, Cape Times, and other publications told the SA Jewish report that editors have been given clear d...

Sample Page

This is an example page. It's different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something...

SC Resolution 1515

Click here for more documents and resolutions United Nations Security Council Resolution 338 United Nations S/RES/1515 (2003) Security Council ...

Scary education prospects

The AUT boycott of Israel - 2005 (First published Fri May 06, 2005 11:39 am on http://www.zionismontheweb.org/boards/viewtopic.php?p=22&sid=4a09aa06fe9437604f75615233e55001) By Maurice Ostroff The AUT's decision...

Scary education prospects in Britain

By Maurice Ostroff The AUT 's decision to boycott Israeli universities gives cause for despair to any British mother hoping to provide her children with a meaningful education. It is not the decision to boycott that disturbs, but...

Scottish Jews demand Israel halt actions in Gaza

Continuation of correspondence on the web site of The Herald, Scotland - following a letter by Scottish Jews calling on Israel to quit actions in Gaza Click here for previous correspondence

SCOTTISH PROFESSOR RESPONDS TO ISRAEL BOYCOTT CALL

Enter subhead content here A Scottish professor responds to The Edinburgh Student's Association motion to boycott Israel. Dr.Denis MacEoin, an expert in Persian, Arabic and Islamic History and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly...

SCOTTISH PROFESSOR RESPONDS TO ISRAEL BOYCOTT CALL

Enter subhead content here A Scottish professor responds to The Edinburgh Student's Association motion to boycott Israel. Dr.Denis MacEoin, an expert in Persian, Arabic and Islamic History and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly who earned...

Secretary of State Rogers, addressing an Adult Education Conference in Washington

Click here for more historic documents and articles December 9, 1969 Following the third Arab-Israeli war in twenty years, there was an upsurge of hope that a lasting peace could be achieved. That hope has unfortunately not been realized. There...

Selected Writings of Stephen M. Schwebel, Judge of International Court of Justice

(not written in any of his former official capacities) Justice In International Law See http://middleeastfacts.org/content/schwebel/what-weight-to-conquest.htm and http://tinyurl.com/ylpahbn Click here for more on international law ...

Setting the record straight about 1948

Feb. 16, 2004 20:59 Updated Feb. 16, 2004 23:08 Remembering 1948 the way it was By MAURICE OSTROFF Congratulations to Prof. Benny Morris for having the courage to publicly reconsider some of his earlier conclusions and for acknowledging that...

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT THE GOLDSTONE OPED

Click here for more on the Goldstone Report Setting the record straight on Goldstone First published in the Jerusalem Post  April 8, 2011 By MAURICE OSTROFF 04/08/2011 06:25 Contrary to the widely held speculation that his op-ed represents a...

Sheik Jarrah Evictions

Facts are unimportant when they contradict our preconceived opinions A Google search for Israel evictions yields 195,000 results, almost all condemning Israel because two families were evicted from homes in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on...

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SOUTH AFRICA, HAMAS-PLO RECONCILIATION AND GILAD SHALIT

Email letter from Maurice Ostroff to the South African Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Mr. Ismail Coovadia

South African Jews Against Apartheid

(See also 'Is Israel an apartheid state?" and The Israel-SA Connection ) Click here for more on Apartheid, Israel and South Africa THE FACTS ABOUT SOUTH AFRICAN JEWS IN THE APARTHEID ERA Maurice Ostroff Considering that Jews comprised...

Sowetan

http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/columnists/2011/11/07/russell-tribunal-on-apartheid

Status of Jerusalem

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Submision by Colonel Richard Kemp CBE to the 2014 UN Gaza war commission

SUBMISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON THE 2014 GAZA CONFLICT 21ST FEBRUARY 2015 BY COLONEL RICHARD KEMP CBE GENEVA, 20 FEBRUARY 2015 ( See also comment by General Dempsey  ) I was a Colonel in the British Infantry. ...

Submission by a group of Australian Lawyers to the Goldstone Mission

Click here for more on the Goldstone mission click here to download the the complete text of the submission Covering email from Adv. Wertheim, to Judge Richard Goldstone, head of the UN Hunan Rights Committee, Fact-finding Mission nto events...

Summary of the memorandum to the HRC re the Goldstone Report

Click here for the complete memorandum with appendices Click here for more on the Goldstone Mission to Gaza Summary of a Memorandum of September 27, 2009 to The President of The UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Martin Ihoeghian...

Supplementary memorandum to the Goldstone Mission

Click here for more on the UN Mission on Gaza, headed by Judge Goldstone Supplementary Memorandum From Maurice Ostroff July 17, 2009 To the members of the UN Human...

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The 1948 War of Independence in a nutshell

By Maurice Ostroff Edited by Zipporah Porath and Smoky Simon Click here for maps Click here for more about the 1948 war On November 29, 1947, the UN voted to partition western Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab States (GA Resolution...

The 1948 War of Indepenence in maps

Click here for "The 1948 War of Independence in a nutshell" Click here for more about the 1948 war The 1947 UN Partition Plan (Resolution 181) The borders of the proposed Jewish State would have been indefensible. Overall, it was to comprise...

The Algemeiner

Click here http://www.algemeiner.com/author/maurice-ostroff/

The Anti-terror Barrier - Where the International Court of Justice went wrong.

A Dangerous And Faulty Ruling Re Self-Defense By Maurice Ostroff                              ...

THE ANTI-TERROR CONFERENCE 2007

Confronting the terror threat David E. Kaplan , THE JERUSALEM POST Sep. 25, 2007 It began with Imagine, John Lennon's immortal song. The audience loved it. Some joined in singing quietly, others hummed. If some had forgotten the lyrics, most recalled...

THE APARTHEID EPITHET AND BDS

By Maurice Ostroff Click here for more on apartheid THE APARTHEID EPITHET and BDS The word “apartheid” is widely used as a pejorative propaganda epithet in the full knowledge that the description is unjustified. As with every cou...

THE APARTHEID EPITHET AND BDS

By Maurice Ostroff Click here for more on apartheid THE APARTHEID EPITHET and BDS The word “apartheid” is widely used as a pejorative propaganda epithet in the full knowledge that the description is unjustified. As with every country in ...

The Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate on Palestine

Click here for more historic documents and articles The Balfour Declaration November 2nd, 1917 Dear Lord Rothschild, I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with...

The bombing of Beirut in perspective

See also "How it began" By Maurice Ostroff Contrary to the impression created by the media, Israeli bombing of Beirut has been confined to only 1% of the city. The targets have been confined to Hizbollah terrorist command centers in the south. In...

The Doha Debates - did Hezbollah have the right to drag Lebanon into a war?

Qatar audience believes Hezbollah was justified in fighting a war on Lebanon's behalf Click here for more about Lebanon and Hezbollah The Doha Debates, a monthly public forum takes place in Qatar and hosted by BBc's Tim Sebastian are broadcast...

THE FORWARD IS MISTAKEN ABOUT SOUTH AFRICAN JEWS AND APARTHEID

Below is a letter the Forward didn't acknowledge Click here for more on apartheid Click here for more about Goldreich

THE FULLER PICTURE

Click here for WIZO's December 2007 newsletter, THE FULLER PICTURE

The GAZA OPERATION and JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY

The letter below is in response to the Haaretz article copied in the right hand column, which in turn relates to Melanie Phillips' article copied below

The GAZA OPERATION and JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY

The letter below is in response to the Haaretz article copied in the right hand column, which in turn relates to Melanie Phillips' article copied below

The Gaza War 2014

Click here for a methodically researched and documented paper on the 2014 Gaza War. It provides the factual material essential to evaluating the conflict by anyone who purports to judge impartially, including the UN commission, politicians, journalists...

The Gaza wars in context

GAZA AND ISRAEL HOSTILITIES WEINER AND BELL Protective edge - the 2014 war in Gaza    

THE GOLDSTONE MISSION TO GAZA 2009

For two video memoranda to the mission go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx-CW3UKoIg&feature=related and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLFAJK5LtwY Click on the relevant link Setting the record straight on Goldstone's Washington Post...

The Guardian on Israel and South Africa's nuclear program

Click here for more about McGreal's article as well as Israel and Souh Africa's apartheid regime

The Guardian re Goldstone and pollution of argument

Below is a submission sent to the Guardian in response to the article reproduced in the right hand column below. Question. Will the Guardian respect the right of reply? Click here for more on the Goldstone report

THE ICC and complementarity

Click here for Israel and the ICC The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute was established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an...

The ICC and Israel

Click here for ICC and complementarity Letters from the The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ) a) January 8, 2015 re jurisdiction, Hamas and Palestine To The Honorable Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor The Honorable ...

THE IMMINENT UN REPORT ON GAZA

Better late than never - Recent authoritative submissions Although the Israel government refused to cooperate with the UN commission of inquiry on the 2014 Gaza War, a number of concerned citizens and NGO's presented cogent well researched submissions...

The Incitement is still there - December 2004

Jerusalem Post By Maurice Ostroff      December 21, 2004 Palestinian textbooks and incitement have became topical subjects recently. Hanan Ashrawi lightly brushed off a question about Palestinian incitement put to her by Ruthie Blum in an interview pub...

The Iran nuclear deal

The VW debacle and superficial IAEA inspection of Iranian sites Amendments to the nuclear that should be uncontroversial; The complete JCPOA with annexes Evaluating the nuclear deal on its merits - Part 1 Evaluating the nuclear deal on...

THE ISRAEL ARMY

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has...

The Israel Lobby - London Review of Books - March 2006

By Ptofessors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt The Israel Lobby For the past several decades, and especially since the Six-Day War in 1967, the centrepiece of US Middle Eastern policy has been its relationship with Israel. The combination of unwavering...

The Israel lobby Brouhaha - An open letter to Professors Mearsheimer and Walt - May 2006

as well as a reply by Professor Walt and a letter to the presidents of the universities Click here for the article in London Review of Books to which this letter responds From Maurice Ostroff May 7, 2006 To Professors Mearsheimer...

THE ISRAEL-SOUTH AFRICA NUCLEAR ARMS STORY

The Guardian refused to publish the letter below, which refutes misleading claims in the Guarduan article that is reproduced below this letter To the editorThe GuardianFrom Maurice Ostroff May 29, 2010Response to the Guardian's sensational...

The Legalities in a nutshell

Extracts from "INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE ARAB-ISRAEL CONFLICT" by Ian Lacey, B.A., LL.B. The complete text is available at INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE ARAB-ISRAEL CONFLICT Click here for more on the occupation Click here for more on international...

The motivation of Gaza flotilla participants

Freda Keet responds to a letter in the Jerusalem Post

THE NATIONHOOD STORM IN A TEACUP

Click here for a letter to NY Times columnist Tom Friedman on Palestinian nationhood By MAURICE OSTROFF December 29, 2011 Validity of Palestinian claims to statehood are not affected one iota by external definitions. The international...

THE OBSTACLE TO A PEACEFUL SOLUTION OF THE HAMAS-ISRAEL CONFLICT

First published in the Intellectual Conservative See also incitement See also IDF behavior in Gaza battle By Maurice Ostroff January 4, 2009 President Sarkozy and other intermediaries should focus on the insidious role of incitement in the...

THE OCCUPATION

Click on the links below to view the relevant pages Yitzchak Rabin on Israel's future borders. Remarks in his last speech President Obama, Rabin's Legacy and the words we use  International law relating to occupation and settlements  The o...

The occupation in perspective

Click here for "Disputed territories around the world"   Click here for more about the occupation A call for a contextual understanding By Maurice...

The Palestinian application for statehood in a topsy-turvy world

By Maurice Ostroff October 14, 2011 It is strange that no query was raised at the UN when Mr. Abbas who has been prevented from visiting Gaza since the Hamas takeover, claimed that he was speaking on behalf of the...

The power of headlines

The power of headlines By Maurice Ostroff Op-ed in the Jerusalem Post, September 12, 2006 Headlines are .tightly written because of space limitations. They should, nevertheless, conform to minimum standards of joumalistic integrity. The...

The Power of Political Misinformation

By Shankar Vedantam Monday, September 15, 2008; A06 Have you seen the photo of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin brandishing a rifle while wearing a U.S. flag bikini? Have you read the e-mail saying Democratic presidential nominee...

The puzzling deferral of the UNHRC resolution

Click here for more about the Goldstone Report The puzzling deferral of the UNHRC decision Oct. 11, 2009 Maurice Ostroff Despite the controversy it has aroused, the decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to defer a recommendation...

The Road Map

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Peace+Process/Guide+to+the+Peace+Process/A+Performance-Based+Roadmap+to+a+Permanent+Two-Sta.htm Click here for more documents A Performance-Based Roadmap to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict...

THE RUSSELL TRIBUNAL

CLICK ON THE SUBJECT OF CHOICE BELOW

THE SAN REMO CONFEERENCE IN CONTEXT

It is impossible to understand the complex legal implications of the Arab-Israel conflict without an acquaintance with the basics of following context. THE SAN REMO CONFERENCE in relation to McMAHON, SYKES-PICOT, THE BALFOUR DECLARATION, AND...

THE SIX-DAY WAR & RESOLUTION 242

Click here for more on the six-day war and its consequences Click here for more historic documents and articles

The special matza that saved Kibbutz Sufa

Guest blogger Dan Gordon, an IDF reservist from Arizona, sent this post from Jerusalem to JN Blog. He wrote? Read more here The following  article was posted by Jewish Mom on July 30, 2014 in Current Events, Inspiration, Israel The ...

The stone the builders rejected and the Goldstone report

Click here for more about the Goldstone report First published in the Intellectual Conservative The Stone the Builders Rejected and the Goldstone Report by Richard Landes and Maurice Ostroff | November 9th, 2009 The UN Fact Finding Mission...

The UN fact-finding mission - is it impartial

This article was first published in the Global Politician http://www.globalpolitician.com/25693-israel-united-nations Memorandum to the fact-finding mission re Gilad Shalit and incitement (click here) Is the UN Fact-finding mission into Gaza impartial? By...

The UN report - part 2
What the report should have told us but didn’t

Human shields and casualty figures The report avoids mentioning the following verifiable reasons for the evidently high civilian casualty rate a) Gazan citizens were not allowed to take refuge in the vast number of tunnels controlled by Hamas. b)...

The UN report on the 2014 Gaza war part 4: Comments by a man who knows what he is talking about - Colonel Richard Justin Kemp CBE

Unlike the Commisioners who have no military experience, Colonel Kemp was commander of an infantry battalion of British Forces in Afghanistan. He served in the the Gulf War, the Bosnian War, the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. He is a Commander of...

The UN report part 1
Who is more credible in evaluating a military operation?

A judge and a politician in their armchairs in Geneva and Amman who obtain much of their information by telephone and Skype interviews as unambiguously admitted in the latest UNHRC report on the 2014 Gaza War and who lack the essential military background...

The UN report Part 3: The blockade of Gaza

The Commission's recommendation that Israel "lift, immediately and unconditionally , the blockade on Gaza" is highly irresponsible and reflects a dangerous lack of understanding of the Arab-Israel conflict The report refers persistently but incorrectly...

The VW debacle: is it the tip of an iceberg?

Who is supervising the IAEA, the EU, the World Bank, the world’s stock exchanges and the big banks? Roman poet Juvenal asked: And in 1887 Lord Acton, in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, wrote: The system of checks and balances i...

The wars in Gaza 2014

International Law and the Fighting in Gaza by WEINER AND BELL   © 2008 Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs    

The West caves in to Iran's continued refusal
to disclose nuclear information demanded by the IAEA

According to AP on June 12, 2015 Western diplomats reportedly back off requiring Iran to promptly disclose pre-2003 nuclear weapons work According to AP. much of Iran's alleged work on warheads, delivery systems and detonators predates 2003, when Iran's...

Times of Israel

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/author/maurice-ostroff/

Trevor Norwitz analyzes the flaws in the Goldstone report

A personal letter from NY attorney Trevor Norwitz to Judge Goldstone Click here for more on the Goldstone Mission and the report In a letter to friends, Norwitz apologizes for the length of the following letter he sent to Richard Goldstone, explaining...

Two articles from Australia

Click here for more on 1967 and its consequences

Two shrines

<iframe width="854" height="510" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q9JjEmgmaz4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Click here for a Youtube clip of Dr. Maceoin's "Two Shrines" presentation NOTE Among the very many enthusiastic...

TWO SHRINES - (IRAN AND ISRAEL)

2_Shrines_Xian ex Rufus    

UN CHARTER

Charter of the United Nations; June 26, 1945   WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought...

US Congress leaders write to the chairman
of UN inquiry into 2014 Gaza war

Senior leaders of both parties encourage the UN inquiry to rely on  independent, expert analysis of the conflict. The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee sent a ...

Victims can now sue supporters of apartheid - Latest news

The Johannesburg Mail & Guardian reported today, October 13, that a US appellate court has at last allowed claims by victims of apartheid including South Africa's non-profit Khulumani Support Group, against dozens of major companies to go forward. Ignoring...

Was the Qana tragedy staged?

Bloggers take Center Stage Maurice Ostroff The word “blog” has become a familiar part of our vocabulary. It is an abbreviated form of weblog, an evolving type of website on which “bloggers” express their views on everything from fo...

Washington Post re Getting tough on Israel

Letter from Maurice Ostroff in response to editorial in the Washington Post

What is a "factoid"?

Click here to return to Palestinian refugees What is a factoidWhat is a factoid Answers.com describes a factoid as a piece of unverified or inaccurate information that is presented in the press as factual, often as part...

What the professors should have told us, but didn't

The Jewish and Arab Lobbies By Maurice Ostroff

When Jews were forbidden to blow the shofar at their holiest site

Did you know that during the British mandate over Palestine, the British government prohibited Jews from blowing the shofar at their holiest site, the Western Wall? Echoes of a Shofar" is the premiere episode in the "Eyewitness 1948" short film series...

Why bother to check the content and implications
before concluding an agreement?

  https://youtu.be/95BNlWr1do4 The revelation by US Senator Tom Cotton and Rep. Mike Pompeo, that two secret side agreements were concluded by the IAEA with Iran requires the most serious examination of the agreement on its merits only, putting...

Why did the UN report on the 2014 Gaza war ignore these military experts?

High ranking experts who contradict the UN Gaza report Left to right Top row General Klaus Naumann, Former Chief of Staff of the Bundeswehr and Chairman of the NATO Military Committe Admiral Jose Maria Teran Former Chief of the Joint Staff...

Will Kerry’s framework honor Rabin’s legacy?

Published in Feb. 2014 but still highly relevant now in April 2015 Opinion Columnists COLUMNISTS By MAURICE OSTROFF February 9, 2014 As Israel and the Palestinians await US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework proposals, it is highly r...

WOW! The Guardian apologizes

http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1227171,00.html Open door A dangerous kind of ambiguity The readers' editor on ... a justified complaint about an indefensible headline Ian Mayes Saturday May 29, 2004 Guardian Among...

YNET AND YEDIOT

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3112791,00.html

YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/user/MACHAL1948 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLFAJK5LtwY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx-CW3UKoIg