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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.

Israellycool Makes the News

Well kind of. We are directly responsible for a news item at least. You will recall that I posted about a death notice in the...

Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

Here is an eye-popping headline I came across while browsing the web site of the Palestinian Information Center 93% of Palestinian children fear violence Sucks...

Anything But a Gay Old Time

As I have previously reported, the palestinian treatment of gay people is horrendous. Now Reuters have an interesting article on this point. Of course, I...

Like a Demented Game of Chinese Whispers

Ha'aretz yesterday reported that immigrants from the former Soviet Union, with sharpshooting skills, have volunteered to serve in the disputed territories, protecting settlements from...

The Great Car Wash Conspiracy

I went to clean my car today. Well, it's not exactly my car, but the car that the company gives to me as part of...

Fatwa Candidate of the Day

Colin Powell's odds of having a fatwa issued against him skyrocketed today after this wonderful slip-up: During the public television interview, speaking about Washington's vision...

Quote of the Day

"There are only some 'militant Muslims' - as there are militant Hindus, Christians and Jews"Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, dismissing the idea that a "militant...

Terrorism Defined

Lebanon say that they are going after terrorists. The catch? Lebanon will define who the terrorists are. Lebanon claimed Monday it is combating groups it...

Khatami on..War and Peace

Iran's president Mohammad Khatami agrees that terrorism is a huge threat to the world. But his definition of terrorism is obviously different to that...

Admitting You Were Wrong

No, this does not involve me admitting I was wrong about anything, although my wife will tell you that I do occasionally regularly err. Here...

The Greens on Why It is Ok to Murder

The Green Left Weekly never fail to disgust me with their selective moral posturing and abhorrent views. This time, they have published an op-ed...

Exiling Afatrat..From the Closet

With much talk in recent weeks about outing Afatrat from the territories, Joseph Farah has almost done the job.... by outing him. Arafat is a...

Two Reasons for Palestinian Poverty

Reasons for the palestinians' dire economic situation is illustrated by a couple of news items that I have read over the past few days. Firstly,...

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