Author Archives: Martin Solomon

Hiatus

Hi all. As of now, I’m sorry to say that Solomonia is on an indefinite hiatus. After over eight years of fairly consistent, almost always daily blogging, I’ve decided to sample what it would be like to just exist without reading and looking at everything with an eye to posting. It’s time to take back […]

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Spain: The “Most Anti-Semitic Country in Europe”

Spain: The “Most Anti-Semitic Country in Europe” – ‘Spain emerged as one of the most anti-Semitic countries in the European Union in 2010, and the Spanish government has done nothing about it, according to the authors of an annual report that tracks anti-Semitic violence on the Iberian Peninsula. The “dangerous” and “extraordinary” rise in anti-Semitism […]

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Russian Billionaire to Found ‘Jewish Al-Jazeera’

Russian Billionaire to Found ‘Jewish Al-Jazeera’ – ‘Alexander Mashevich says planned pro-Israel news channel will “represent Israel on an international level, with real information.”…’

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Human Rights Watch (and Amnesty International) on Goldstone Retraction

Human Rights Watch (and Amnesty International) on Goldstone Retraction – ‘…Amnesty issued a press release claiming that “Amnesty International has not argued that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) targeted Palestinian civilians ‘as a matter of policy’, but rather that IDF rules of engagement and actions during the conflict failed to take sufficient precautions to minimize […]

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CAMERA: Churches for Middle East Peace Invoked Goldstone Then – Says Nothing Now

CAMERA: Churches for Middle East Peace Invoked Goldstone Then – Says Nothing Now – ‘…CMEP invoked the Goldstone Report in its calls for investigations by both Hamas and Israel into their actions during Operation Cast Lead. According to Goldstone, Israel has investigated its behavior. But Hamas? Goldstone puts it bluntly: “Hamas has done nothing.” Good […]

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Richard Goldstone: “Oops”

Yeah, Richard Goldstone’s op-ed in the Washington Post is making major waves. Is this a mea culpa? Eh. Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes. Read it all, but here’s a snip: …The allegations of intentionality by Israel were based on the deaths of and injuries to civilians in situations where our fact-finding […]

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Afghan Mob, Hopped-Up on Friday’s Sermon, Murders 10 UN Workers

They beheaded two of them: Afghan Mob Kills 10 United Nations Workers KABUL, Afghanistan — Protesters angered by the burning of a Koran by a fringe American pastor in Florida mobbed offices of the United Nations in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing ten foreign staff members and beheading two of the victims, according to an […]

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Video: BBC Ethics Unveiled: Lies About Jerusalem, Lies About Guidelines

From CAMERA: BBC Ethics Unveiled: Lies About Jerusalem, Lies About Guidelines The BBC revealed its complete disregard of its own Editorial Guidelines when it defended an egregiously one-sided and inaccurate documentary about Jerusalem. This video investigates the flouting of these guidelines by Panorama and the disingenuous ruling of the BBC Trust’s Editorial Standards Committee in […]

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Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe: Defund the UNRWA – Ideally the UNRWA would be disbanded and Palestinians given the freedom—and the responsibility—to build their own society.

Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe: Defund the UNRWA – ‘…Ideally the UNRWA would be disbanded and Palestinians given the freedom—and the responsibility—to build their own society. Or, should the organization be found to carry out any necessary activities that Palestinians couldn’t better provide for themselves, these services could be transferred to agencies within the U.N. […]

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Smithsonian: What is Beneath the Temple Mount? “A toothbrush would be too large for brushing that soil, and they did it with bulldozers.”

Smithsonian: What is Beneath the Temple Mount? – ‘…“That earth was saturated with the history of Jerusalem,” says Eyal Meiron, a historian at the Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Eretz Israel. “A toothbrush would be too large for brushing that soil, and they did it with bulldozers.”…’

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Video: IDF Spokesman on Al Jazeera

Here’s another one that’s been making the rounds that I had meant to post but don’t think I ever got around to. It’s actually an old video of the last go-round with Hamas, but Capt. Avichai Adraee’s answers are excellent and all still relevant:

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Video: Melanie Phillips Discusses Itamar, the British Press and More

I had meant to post this the other day, but apparently never did. There’s some reason not to now?

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Israel, The Third Nation on the Moon? If all goes according to plan, by December 2012 a team of three young Israeli scientists will have landed a tiny spacecraft on the moon…

Israel, The Third Nation on the Moon? – ‘If all goes according to plan, by December 2012 a team of three young Israeli scientists will have landed a tiny spacecraft on the moon, explored the lunar surface, and transmitted live video back to earth, thereby scooping up a $20 million prize (the Google Lunar X […]

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[Devastating Must Read] Listen to Julian Speaking About His Fellow Jews – Movie producer and distributor Harvey Weinstein and film director Julian Schnabel, two Jews, got a cinema all for themselves…

Listen to Julian Speaking About His Fellow Jews – ‘Movie producer and distributor Harvey Weinstein and film director Julian Schnabel, two Jews, got a cinema all for themselves, no charge, to show their new creation. And what a place it is: The United Nations, to show a movie named “Miral.” Good people, these UN folks. […]

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Khaled Abu Toameh: Will Palestinians Be Deported From Syria? The Syrian authorities seem to be convinced that Palestinians played an active role in instigating anti-government demonstrations in a number of cities in the past few weeks…

Khaled Abu Toameh: Will Palestinians Be Deported From Syria? – ‘The Syrian authorities seem to be convinced that Palestinians played an active role in instigating anti-government demonstrations in a number of cities in the past few weeks. Buthaina Shaaban, an advisor to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, surprised many reporters last week when she announced that […]

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Joel Mowbray reports: J-Street defends the indefensible – J-Street suffered a humiliating defeat yesterday on Capitol Hill…

Joel Mowbray reports: J-Street defends the indefensible – ‘J-Street suffered a humiliating defeat yesterday on Capitol Hill — which means Israel scored an important victory. The George Soros-funded “pro-Israel” group inexplicably mobilized its machinery to oppose a bipartisan letter that merely called on President Obama to pressure the Palestinian Authority to end its longstanding practice […]

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NY judge cites PLO offices in US as he allows lawsuits over Israel bombings to proceed

NY judge cites PLO offices in US as he allows lawsuits over Israel bombings to proceed – ‘A New York judge has concluded that he has jurisdiction to preside over litigation resulting from a lawsuit filed against the Palestine Liberation Organization by victims of bombings in Israel. Federal Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said in […]

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Alan Dershowitz: Norway’s “Boycott” of Pro-Israel Speakers

Alan Dershowitz: Norway’s “Boycott” of Pro-Israel Speakers – ‘…My hosts expected…that their offer to have me present a somewhat different academic perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be eagerly accepted, since I have written half a dozen books on the subject presenting a centrist view in support of the two-state solution and against civilian settlements […]

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The Korean Study Of Talmud And The Asian Fascination With Jews

The Korean Study Of Talmud And The Asian Fascination With Jews – ‘In their quest for success, South Korea has eschewed all the other self-help books on the market and have decided learning Talmud is the key…’

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Alex Joffe: The Archeology War

Alex Joffe: The Archeology War – ‘…Israeli archeologists and the Israel Antiquities Authority have studied and preserved Islamic sites throughout the country. In the meantime, Islamic authorities and activists have exercised to the utmost their ability to deny and, if possible, obliterate evidence of any pre-modern Jewish connection to, in particular, the city of Jerusalem…’

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