A few examples of the deep thinking that makes Antony Loewenstein the guy to go to for anyone wanting to know what's really going on in the Middle East:
"When the penny drop about the occupation?"And that's just from the front page of his blog.
"Israeli human rights group B’Tselem on driver Muhammad Id’is who claims he was beaten at an Israeli checkpoint this month."
"The global response to the Iranian uprisings proved that some dissent to authoritarian is more acceptable than others. "
"If the US fails to hold Israel to account, those with international law on their mind may."
"The fact that some people see Fayyad as a source of hope for the Middle East is itself a reflection of how jammed the situation really is."
"Although there is evidence to suggest that some Palestinians are supportive of the PA’s strategy — anything to make life under occupation more bearable — facts on the ground are moving in the opposite direction."
"All of that might suggest to observers that the current PA strategy is correct. But while nobody should begrudge the improvement of Palestinian lives, without justice and viability, the leadership’s acceptance of the scraps of Israeli “generosity” will only lead to further strife."
"Ahmadinejad is a man with a serious dislike of Jews"
"A democracy like any other Western state, such as America or Australia, that theoretically thrives on its multicultural mix, rather than Israel that wants ethnic and racial purity."
"Such thoughts, gathering pace across the world, are making defenders of the occupation status quo here in Australia rightly uncomfortable."
"So I opened the Age newspaper to find this embarrassingly parochial story on page one of the paper."
"On some days, such as today, I look at the Middle East “peace process” and wonder how any serious journalist can’t write about Israel and Palestine and not simply laugh (or cry)."
"Obama himself, speaking at the UN, issued more pretty sounding words with utterly no political clout behind them."
"Chaim Gans, author of A Just Zionism: On the Morality of the Jewish State, continues the grand Zionist tradition of endlessly debating the “rights” and wrongs of the occupation and the pain of the Right that believes God gave the land to the Jews."
"Here’s just one way that the internet is spreading the information to the world, away from government thugs."