Kuwait Jails Persian Cat for Insulting Emir

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Persian cat with green eyes, now on the run from Kuwaiti officials.   by Gidon Ben-Zvi (writing as Cliff Magnum) Kuwait’s lower court has sentenced a stray Persian cat to 11 years in jail for allegedly insulting the ruler of the oil-rich Gulf state on Twitter. Bernt Bystrom, Director of the International Feral Cat Initiative, said that […]

Age of Hysteria: The Reel Story Behind Mr. Netanyahu Going to Washington

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There is a deliciously cinematic quality to the entire speechgate drama. Prominent pro-Israeli lobby groups have attempted to frame the scene as being something out of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln movie: a noble, far sighted, embattled president vs. a rude, uncouth, divisive Israeli leader who is little more than a mouthpiece for a cabal of grim, […]

White House Confirms: Netanyahu’s Congress Speech to be Tape Delayed

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By U.S. Department of State [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons by Gidon Ben-Zvi (writing as Cliff Magnum) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has acquiesced to a request from the Obama administration that his March 3 speech to Congress be broadcast with a 30-second delay. White House Assistant Press Secretary C. Robert Smiley said on Thursday “We […]

Zionist Camp Economics 101: Out with the New, In with the Old

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Forget Hezbollah, Hamas, Abbas and Iran: the primary driver in Israel’s upcoming elections is the high cost of living. Recent polls have consistently shown that domestic policy and economics, rather than security and Palestinian peacemaking, are what most Israelis will be thinking about when they cast their votes on March 17. With Israeli Prime Minister […]

UK Leaders Accidentally Attend Public Execution in Riyadh on Way to Honoring Deceased Saudi King

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© Murdock2013 | Dreamstime.com – David Cameron Photo by Gidon Ben-Zvi (writing as Cliff Magnum) En route to offering their condolences following the death of King Abdullah, Prince Charles and British Prime Minister David Cameron inadvertently witnessed a stoning in Riyadh’s Deera Square of over two dozen men and women accused of adultery. “How unfortunate.” the […]

The Folly of Partition: ICC Ruling Seals Fate of Gaza Residents

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Authors: Harry and Gidon Ben-Zvi The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) announcement that it would pursue a war crimes probe against Israel over the summer war in Gaza is but the latest twist in the quixotic quest to end the Israeli-Arab conflict. Israel’s 2005 de-facto partition via unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip set the spark […]

Hamas Condemnation of Charlie Hebdo a Satirical Bit

by Gidon Ben-Zvi (writing as Cliff Magnum) Palestinian Islamist group Hamas’s condemnation of the attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s offices is itself a warped attempt at satire, The Israeli Daily reports. “With Qatar evicting [Hamas political leader] Khaled Mashal, we’re on the market for a new kingdom. Hamas is thus aligning itself with Queen Elizabeth, Vladimir […]