Another Israeli land-grab advert has been banned by authorities in the UK. The poster claims East Jerusalem is part of Israel – something which the UN, the UK and even the US rejects. East Jerusalem is part of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority said that “The status of the occupied territory […]
Entries from April 2010
April 14th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Travel
April 9th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Writers' Hall of Shame
This article is so bad that I’ve had to create a whole new category on the blog called the Writers’ Hall of Shame. Fly in fly out. Journalists who come into Damascus for 24 hours, think they have some enlightened view of the country’s politics and economics, file a piece of trash and then fly […]
A few articles you may have missed lately: A route to resolution for Syria and Israel Gabrielle Rifkind, The Guardian Muallem suggested that Syria was prepared to contemplate a step-by-step approach to the return of the Golan Heights, territory that Israel captured in the 1967 war. “There could be stages of withdrawal, the timing of […]
April 5th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Culture
Superstar photographer John Wreford snaps Damascus at Easter. (His new website is up and running at www.johnwreford.com).