Blimp deflator: Letting out the gas

‘We weren’t driven out,’ says Moroccan Jew

Posted in history, israel by Blimp deflator on July 30, 2011

'We weren't driven out,' says Moroccan Jew
An excerpt from an article entitled ‘Morocco’s Ancient City of Fez’, by Harvey Arden, in the March 1986 edition of National Geographic. I have posted it in connection with a debate at Shelfari.

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The Moroccan Jews were not ‘driven out’, Time admits

Posted in history, israel by Blimp deflator on July 30, 2011

The Moroccan Jews were not 'driven out', Time admits
I have posted this letter, sent to me by Time magazine in 1988, in connection with a debate at Shelfari. (I had written to Time with evidence that the Moroccan Jews were not forced to flee their country in the 1950s.)

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Quick! Throw some more money at this man

Posted in new zealand by Blimp deflator on July 28, 2011

Quick! Throw some money at this man
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of July 28, 2011, to commemorate Tony Blair’s fleeting visit to Auckland.

Israeli rescuer had ‘intelligence’ links

Posted in israel, new zealand by Blimp deflator on July 25, 2011

Israeli rescuer had 'intelligence' links
Article from the Manawatu Standard of July 23, 2011.

Israeli ‘spy’ story cracks New Zealand couch potato’s apathy

Posted in israel, new zealand, palestine by Blimp deflator on July 21, 2011

Israeli 'spy' story cracks Kiwi couch potato's apathy
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of July 21, 2011. Don’t worry, our lounge lizard will soon go back to sleep again. And next time the affable Israeli envoy comes calling, you can be sure the worthies of Palmerston North will give him a warm (if not rapturous) reception.

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Questions remain about suspicious Israelis

Posted in israel, new zealand by Blimp deflator on July 21, 2011

Questions remain about suspicious Israelis
Article from the Manawatu Standard of July21, 2011.

Israeli envoy to New Zealand plays Mr Nice Guy

Posted in israel, new zealand by Blimp deflator on July 21, 2011

Israeli envoy plays Mr Nice Guy
Shemi Tzur received a cordial welcome in Palmerston North, according to this article in The Tribune (a weekly community newspaper) on July 20, 2011. Meanwhile, some of his compatriots in Christchurch were apparently up to other tricks (see previous blog entry). If you want to read the article, click it to enlarge it.

NOTE TO MR TZUR: For the Palestinians, Israel is also an experience they’ll never forget. They will remember it long after you lot have scuttled back to Russia, Poland, Germany, the United States and all the other places you came from.

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Israeli ‘spy ring’ exposed in New Zealand

Posted in israel, new zealand by Blimp deflator on July 21, 2011

The article below was published in the Manawatu Standard on July 20, 2011. The banner headline — Quake exposes Israeli spy ring fears — was followed by an introductory paragraph: The SIS is probing the suspicious activities of groups of Israelis during and immediately after the Christchurch earthquake. Fred Tulett investigates.
Israeli 'spy ring' exposed in New Zealand

Flashback: Gadgets from 100 years ago

Posted in history by Blimp deflator on July 8, 2011

Gadgets from 100 years ago
I have reproduced this page, taken from The London Magazine of 1911, for my friend Mike at GeekAlerts — a blog that introduces its followers to the latest gadgets and gizmos. It’s further proof that, in every age, people are fascinated by the latest inventions.

Palestine Gallery: Pictures from 1879

Posted in history, palestine by Blimp deflator on July 4, 2011

Palestine Gallery: Pictures from 1879
My Palestine Gallery of historic engravings can now be accessed from The virtual world of adilbookz.

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