Here are the Blogs in the Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 16 June 2014
Namo Abdulla writes in Al Jazeera:
I am sitting with a group of friends at the outdoor restaurant of Chwar Chra Hotel in Erbil. Next to my table is an Arab family that has fled the recent violence. Their kids are happily running around while the grown-ups enjoy a barbecue and smoke hubbly-bubblies. ...Read More...
Posted on 06/16/2014 6:26 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Leon Klinghoffer was shot by Palestinian terrorists and dumped from his wheelchair on the deck of the Achille Lauro into the Med, murdered for being a Jew. Juxtaposed to this harsh reality, on November 15th the Metropolitan Opera will be simulcasting to 66 nations "The Death of Klinghoffer," an opera ...Read More...
Posted on 06/10/2014 9:59 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 7 June 2014
he Rolling Stones finally came to Israel last week. They loved the place, they loved the crowd, and the crowd loved them back. In defiance of Roger Waters, the politically correct, anti Israel British rocker from the Pink Floyd who demanded that the Stones boycott Israel, instead Mick Jagger and his ...Read More...
Posted on 06/07/2014 6:10 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Linda Frum writes in the National Post.
Currently on display at Ottawa’s city hall is a so-called “art” exhibit that memorializes terrorist murderers as “activists” and “leaders.” This is outrageous.
I know I speak on behalf of all decent and peace-loving Canadians who abhor terror as a means ...Read More...
Posted on 06/04/2014 3:53 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Last night I went to a screening of the new documentary film, the J Street Challenge sponsored by the Speakers Action Group of Toronto and facilitated by a well-informed panel of Canadian experts (Dr. Judith Cohen, John Thompson and Irving Weisdorf) who answered questions from the audience. The film ...Read More...
Posted on 06/03/2014 1:47 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Posted on 05/28/2014 3:49 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Stewart Bells writes in the National Post:
TORONTO — The Muslim Brotherhood has established a “significant presence” in Canada, says a study released Tuesday that asks whether the government should follow the lead of the United Kingdom and launch an investigation into the group.
Calling the Brotherhood ...Read More...
Posted on 05/27/2014 12:47 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 26 May 2014
Yesterday, an anti Semitic terrorist and accomplices killed four people, including two Israeli
tourists visiting the Jewish Museum in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, NATO and the
European Union. These murders come only a few weeks after Rabbi Menachem Margolin
briefed a high level delegation ...Read More...
Posted on 05/26/2014 2:11 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 23 May 2014
Not many Westerners know the name of Abdel Fattah Said El-Sisi. But they should. El-Sisi is the Egyptian Brigadier General who was instrumental in the overthrow of the previous government — which was constituted by the Muslim Brotherhood, a political/religious movement that argues that Islam and the ...Read More...
Posted on 05/23/2014 11:55 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Having been born to a Muslim Father, this woman is considered a Muslim and can never leave Islam or marry a non-Muslim - despite having been raised a Christian. From the BBC:
"We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged to death," ...Read More...
Posted on 05/15/2014 8:57 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
The externals of ex Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s life are well known. They can be summarized in two paragraphs. Born in Israel to a prominent political family, in 1973 he joined the Israeli Knesset in the Likud party, where his father had also been elected and served before him. By 1988 he had ...Read More...
Posted on 05/14/2014 1:11 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Last week the Nigerian Islamic militants, Boko Haram, struck again in a small town in northern Nigeria near the Cameroonian border, killing 300 people. This is part of a series of escalating attacks such as the one they carried out last August, as the men of Konduga, a small northern Nigerian riverine ...Read More...
Posted on 05/11/2014 10:15 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Jake Wallis Simons writes in The Telegraph:
We're not normally called upon to justify a decision to travel abroad. Few people would challenge me if I were visiting China, despite that country’s appalling human rights record, repression of free speech, and colonisation of Tibet. If I was ...Read More...
Posted on 05/07/2014 5:05 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 24 April 2014
I have worked in the fields of biodiversity, community development and poverty alleviation for years, in the West and in the third world. I know very well that the UN is one of the world's most mismanaged and corrupt organization. On this basis alone, I cannot understand why environmentalists keep ...Read More...
Posted on 04/24/2014 12:00 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Shiv Visvanathan writes in The Hindu:
My father loved to walk. It was his great ritual, his idea of prayer and work. Every morning at four, the house would echo with the thump of his shoes, the tumbler of coffee, as he hurried out. My dachshund, a wise ten-year-old would wait impatiently, grumbling ...Read More...
Posted on 04/23/2014 12:00 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 14 April 2014
On Monday, April 14, Jews around the world will invite their family and friends to join them for the feast of Passover, a holiday that celebrates the Biblical story of the Israelites, who were enslaved in Egypt under Pharaoh, and who fled from their cruel Egyptian masters across the Sinai desert to ...Read More...
Posted on 04/14/2014 12:00 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 11 April 2014
Brian Appleyeard writes in the New Statesman:
In his book The Future of the Mind, the excitable physicist and futurologist Michio Kaku mentions Darpa. This is America’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, the body normally credited with creating, among other things, the internet. ...Read More...
Posted on 04/11/2014 12:00 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 11 April 2014
Katha Pollitt writes:
On the left, prostitution used to be seen as a bad thing: part of the general degradation of the working class, and the subjugation of women, under capitalism. Women who sold sex were victims, forced by circumstances into a painful and humiliating way of life, and socialism would ...Read More...
Posted on 04/11/2014 12:00 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Max Samarov writes:
The anti-Israel movement on campus would like you to think that divestment is a form of pure, grassroots student activism. But recent developments at Loyola University of Chicago have shown that divestment promoters are deceiving the public regarding the true nature of their campaigns.
On ...Read More...
Posted on 04/10/2014 12:00 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 5 April 2014
For Boualem Sansal
The Death of Cheikh Reymond Leris
On June 22, 1961 Raymond Leyris was shot in the neck and killed by an unidentified assassin while he was shopping with his daughter Viviane in the Souk el Asser of the city of Constantine during the Algerian war of independence. As a high profile ...Read More...
Posted on 04/05/2014 12:00 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield