The Guardian’s lazy, pejorative characterization of Jews in Hebron

How many of the roughly 800 Jews living in the ancient city of Hebron has Harriet Sherwood interviewed?

My curiosity regarding the Guardian Jerusalem correspondent’s familiarity with Hebron’s Jews was piqued by the following sentence in her April 4 report about recent violence in the West Bank (after “five months of calm“) following the death of convicted Palestinian terrorist Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, titled ‘Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers in West Bank‘:

After the funeral Palestinian youths threw stones at Israeli soldiers close to an extremist Jewish settlement in the heart of the city. The Israeli military responded with teargas, stun grenades and rubber bullets

Hebron’s Jewish community, which currently includes some “90 families and 200-350 yeshiva students”, is perhaps the oldest Jewish community in the world (dating back to Biblical times) and is designated as the second holiest city in Judaism, containing sites of historical significance…

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Dating A Chinese Girl

1I asked a Chinese girl if she would come out with me for a date and I asked her number so that I could call her.

She got all excited and said: “SEX SEX SEX FREE SEX TONIGHT”

… wow such an open girl !…

but then, my friend told me what she really said was

6 6 6 3 6 2 9…..


Israel Enters the United Nations Lion’s Den Today

Beyond the Cusp

Thanks largely to Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, who sent an urgent letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu threatening serious and “severe diplomatic damage” should Israel once again not attend their United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Periodic Review, Israeli UN Ambassador Ron Prosser will be attending this dressing down from a body which has singled out Israel for special sessions and issued numerous critiques of presumed Israeli crimes against Palestinians and demanded that Israel withdraw from the entirety of Judea and Samaria returning them to what the UNHRC considers the rightful legal owners of these lands, the Palestinians, and the Israelis are to return the lands without any concern or expectations of any recognition or other concessions from the Palestinians. Ambassador Prosser will likely be demanded to take a message back to Tel Aviv, they do not recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel though they do recognize al-Quds…

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11 Acre Land Art Portrait is Largest Ever in the UK

In partnership with the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada and his team used 30,000 pegs, 2,000 tonnes of soil, 2,000 tonnes of sand and various stones on an 11-acre plot to create the largest land art portrait ever made in the UK.

Entitled Wish, the artwork is a portrait of an anonymous Belfast child. Located in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast, Ireland, the piece was originally planned to be 5 acres but ended up being 11. It is the largest piece the artist has ever done.

Completed in four weeks, Jorge and his team used Topcon GPS technology and elbow grease to plot out the site with stakes and builders’ line before scores of volunteers got involved in spreading the various natural materials throughout the site.

Those flying in and out of George Best Belfast City Airport got a bird’s eye view of the artwork while others could observe the piece from various buildings and viewing platforms. Visitors were also allowed to walk around at ground level for a completely different perspective.


What the Guardian won’t report: Details on 26 Palestinian terrorists to be released (and their victims).

The Guardian hasn’t yet published a report on the second round of prisoners who will soon be freed as part of a US-brokered deal for the resumption of peace talks. However, the Israeli Prison Service published a list (in Hebrew) of those 26 scheduled for release, so we’re posting the following information – translated and edited by Hadar Sela, managing editor of BBC Watch – on both the prisoners and their victims: 

Nasser Mohammed:  born in 1965, a member of Hamas and a resident of Judea & Samaria. Arrested in 1985 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Aharon Avidar.

Karaja Rafaa: born in 1962, a resident of Judea & Samaria.  Arrested in 1985 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Aharon Avidar.

Aharon (Roni) Avidarwas born in Jerusalem and was a computer programmer. He was 29 years old when, in February 1985…

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