Testing blog: The blog on the old site had me trying to catch up with the changing political map of the Middle East, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, the “Arab spring” and so forth. Events move too fast, but basic principles remain: Principles of human rights remain indivisible, whether they involve Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Iran etc… The focus may shift, but injustice, repression, state terror, militia terror against civilians, all should be condemned – not easy, for those who have adopted a cause, and stand by it, finding outrage in this corner, but indifference in another. I can’t promise to add my two cents’ worth at every twist and turn of history’s horror show, but I will probably be tempted, now and then… My excuse is that I feel I have dealt with these issues, at some length, in my fiction, mainly the Blok Saga, and the two Joe Dekel novels. If you want my opinions on Israel, Palestine, the Middle East, political madness, the criminality of nations, it is all there… Apart from that, one can always return to the movie clowns, for light relief… More anon, as the spirit and the software allows…