Sunday, June 03, 2007

Ha'Aretz' Bradley Burston wrote an excellent op-ed article about the attempts by the British UCU to boycott Israeli academics. He found an almost perfect description of such boycott attempts: moral masturbation.

I still have not read anything serious about the claim that Israel itself was somehow behind the hijacking of the Air France plane in June-July 1976. Notice that the BBC based this story only on one document in which one unnamed source is quoted by one British diplomat, a few days after the hijacking and before the Israeli rescue operation at Entebbe airport. Good enough for one small headline but apparently not enough for a thorough investigation and review of history. If the BBC took itself seriously - maybe it stopped doing so quite a while ago, I don't know - it would come up with such an investigation.

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