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The Battle of Hastings, part two, Eagle Eye

The Battle of Hastings, part two

Zionism is founded not, as its critics claim, on the embrace of victimhood, but its rejection. Hounded from country to country, expropriated, beaten, humiliated and killed in their thousands and millions, the Jewish people finally said, in as many words, “OK, we get it. You don’t want us, and you won’t protect us. In that case, we’ll simply have to do it ourselves”.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 8 August 2014 at 9:01 am

The Battle of Hastings, Eagle Eye

The Battle of Hastings

To Max Hastings and others who would be critical allies of the Jewish state, I say this: the Jews are not an example, or a lesson, or a tragedy. They do not exist for your moral edification, nor to uphold an abstract thing called “civilisation” on your behalf. They are, in fact, human beings, with all that implies.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 7 August 2014 at 9:12 pm

War and Peace and SodaStream, Eagle Eye

War and Peace and SodaStream

Yesterday’s post was given over to the latest Depression Diary instalment, so I didn’t get a chance to write about our visit to the SodaStream factory. Yes, that SodaStream factory, the one inside the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.
Some people will need to hear no more. We all know what those settlers are like, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 19 February 2014 at 10:19 pm

In Solidarity, Eagle Eye

In Solidarity

I saw Schindler’s List again over Christmas, for the first time in some years. It’s a flawed movie – exactly how flawed is a subject deserving of its own post – but gets a lot more right than wrong and remains, I think, mainstream Hollywood’s best attempt to portray the Holocaust.
While the film is rightly [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 31 January 2014 at 2:17 pm

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