Don, Jr., and Eric Trump’s bad day



Donald Trump

Fig. 1. Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas, undated image credited to [bad link], via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.

Lee Moran, “George Conway Has Some Blunt Advice For Donald Trump In Fraud Trial,” Huffington Post, October 31, 2023,

Lauren Aratani, “‘Expect the unexpected’: Trump fraud trial becomes family affair,” Guardian, November 1, 2023,

Caleb Ecarma, “Don Jr. Has a Conveniently Fuzzy Memory of Trump Org Finances: ‘I Leave It to My CPAs,’ Vanity Fair, November 1, 2023,

Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, “Uh-Oh: Eric Trump Stumbles in Key “Gotcha” Moment in Fraud Trial,” New Republic, November 2, 2023,

Rozina Sabur, “Eric Trump loses temper during New York fraud trial testimony,” Telegraph, November 2, 2023,


United States

Fig. 1. “American Progress,” painting by John Gast, 1872, digital version 2006, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Tim Stanley, “We are witnessing the fall of the American empire,” Telegraph, November 2, 2023,



Fig. 1. The ruins of a terminal at the Gaza airport. Image by Said Khatib (Agence France-Presse) on September 9, 2018, via the Times of Israel,[1] fair use.

In the UK, US and Europe the mainstream media has largely parroted the rhetoric of senior politicians in accepting ‘Israel’s right to defend itself’, and claims of ‘proportionality’. The clear message being sent here is that Jewish Israeli lives are worth more than Palestinian lives.[2]

Ishaan Tharoor, “Israel’s Gaza offensive stirs a wave of global protest,” Washington Post, October 29, 2023,

Adam Gabbatt, “‘This war is prophetically significant’: why US evangelical Christians support Israel,” Guardian, October 30, 2023,

Joseph Stepansky and Farah Najjar, “Israel-Hamas war live: Dozens killed in Jabalia camp strike – Gaza official,” Al Jazeera, October 31, 2023,

Times of Israel, “Intelligence Ministry ‘concept paper’ proposes transferring Gazans to Egypt’s Sinai,” October 31, 2023,

Andrew Feinstein, “Has Netanyahu misjudged tolerance for his actions?” New Internationalist, November 1, 2023,

Hussein Ibish, “Israel’s Dangerous Delusion,” Atlantic, November 1, 2023,

  1. [1]Agence France-Presse and Times of Israel, “20 years after its opening, destroyed Gaza airport embodies grounded peace hopes,” Times of Israel, September 12, 2018,
  2. [2]Andrew Feinstein, “Has Netanyahu misjudged tolerance for his actions?” New Internationalist, November 1, 2023,

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