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Some reflections

the Palestinians are the only people on earth required to guarantee the security of the occupier, while Israel is the only country that demands protection from its victims.Hanan Ashrawi paraphrased by Gideon Levy, 'Even Gandhi would understand the Palestinians’ violence,' Haaretz 8 October 2015.

'Israel has a poor record of holding its own forces to account for serious laws-of-war violations; Hamas has not even claimed to investigate violations by Palestinian fighters. The involvement of the ICC could help to deter both sides from committing war crimes, while potentially offering victims a modicum of justice. With its UN observer-state status, Palestine is eligible to join the ICC, and it marked the New Year by finally doing so. The ICC will have jurisdiction over war crimes committed in or from Palestinian territory; that is, its mandate will apply to both sides in the conflict. However, the US and leading EU countries tried to prevent this development by placing misguided pressure on Palestine not to join the Hague-based court. But they take the opposite position in virtually every other situation of large-scale war crimes, where they recognize that curbing these crimes is often a prerequisite to building the trust needed for productive peace talks. No one has credibly explained why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be an exception to this rule.'World Report Events of 2014 Human Rights Watch January 2015 p.7.

The legal runaround to secure recognition of one's land by a hostile occupying power. An exemplary case. Madeline Buthod, Experiencing sumud in the West Bank Mondoweiss November 6, 2014

John V. Whitbeck, The only legally, politically and diplomatically correct ways to refer to the 22% portion of historical Palestine occupied in 1967 are now “the State of Palestine”, “Palestine” and “occupied Palestine”. “Palestinian Authority”, “occupied territories” and “occupied Palestinian territories” are no longer acceptable.’ at Counterpunch, Weekend Edition January 18-20, 2013

(The EU's 27 foreign ministers) have also received information from human rights organizations saying Israel is planning to evacuate some 2,500 Bedouins of the Jahalin tribe from their residence in the E1 area near Ma'aleh Adumim to the garbage removal site near the village of Abu Dis.Barak Ravid, 'EU voices protest over Israeli policies in East Jerusalem, West Bank,' at Haaretz, 23 December, 2011.

'Anti-Semitism exists today on the furthest margins of Western society, in obscure sinecures, on the Internet, but perhaps most prevalently in our feverish imaginations. And in our generation that is where it constitutes the biggest threat. ..It would make much more sense if they could outlaw calling people anti-Semites. Not because there aren’t any anti-Semites out there, but because of the damage we do ourselves with this incessant searching and name-calling.' Anshel Pfeffer, 'The new anti-Semitism is whatever Israelis want it to be,' at Haaretz 7 February 2014.[1]

欲以存亡繼絕, (淮南子, 卷二十一 要略 7a.)

ἄγνοια γὰρ ἡ μὲν τῶν ἰσχυρῶν ἐχθρά τε καὶ αἰσχρά— βλαβερὰ γὰρ καὶ τοῖς πέλας αὐτή τε καὶ ὅσαι εἰκόνες αὐτῆς εἰσιν—(Φίληβος,49ξ)

Of course english wikipedia is biased by the fact that the anglosphere is overwhelmingly Christian . .a fundamentally christian perspective, when I say deep-seated I'm referring to this permeation of christian thought in enlightenment thought which leaks into wikipedia.

'most - nearly all - websites created in HTML, will not outlive their creators, and the duration of the materials may well be much shorter even than that.' Jerome McGann, 'Our textual history: Digital copying of poetry and prose raises questions beyond accuracy alone,' TLS,November 20, 2009 pp.13-15,p.15

“The historian’s task is not to disrupt for the sake of it, but it is to tell what is almost always an uncomfortable story and explain why the discomfort is part of the truth we need to live well and live properly.” Tony Judt, in William Grimes, ‘Tony Judt, Chronicler of History, Is Dead at 62,’ NYT 7 August 2010

'The State of Israel is at war with the Palestinian people, people against people, collective against collective.' Israel's Ministry of Justice 2009, in Uri Avnery, 'Israel's Most Revolting Law?' Counterpunch, 23/03/2009

"Justice and freedom for the Palestinians are incompatible with the existence of the State of Israel." Binyamin Netanyahu, 'Boycott movement aims to destroy Israel: PM,' Yahoo News 8 June 2015.

'We're not obliged to give 'both sides of the story' when the 'other side' is irr(e)levant.' User:NoCal100 on the Lydda Death March talkpage. The other side consists of Palestinians

'no Palestinian can dig a hole more than 40cm below the ground.' Robert Fisk, ‘In the West Bank's stony hills, Palestine is slowly dying,’ Independent 30 January 2010

'Ainsley Cody . .lives by his own code of honor, which includes respecting others if they deserve it, defending yourself, and never backing down if you are right.' Margaret Atwood, reviewing E. O. Wilson, Anthill, NYRB April 8, 2010 pp.6-8 p.8.


'To engage with China's arguments concerning Tibet is to be subjected to the kind of intellectual entrapment, familiar in the Palestinian conflict, whereby the dispute is corralled into questions which the plaintiff had never sought to dispute. Tibetans complain of being robbed of their dignity in their homeland by having their genuinely loved leader incessantly denounced, and of being swamped by Chinese immigration to the point of becoming a minority in their own country. But China insistently condemns such complaints as separatism, an offence in China under the crime of 'undermining national unity', and pulls the debate back to one about Tibet's historical status. Foreigners raise questions about human rights and the environment, but China again denounces this as a foreign intervention in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation, and pulls the debate back to Tibet's historical status.' George Fitzherbert, 'Land of Clouds', Times Literary Supplement, June 30,2008 p.7

Gaza on the Mind

a picture isn't worth a thousand words, which here, as throughout history, would blush in silence. The picture is of Sahir Abu Namous, who looked like this when he was alive.

'It was as though the buildings destroyed by bombs and shells, the central courtyard ploughed up by the war - full of mounds of earth, heaps of twisted metal, damp acrid smoke and the yellow reptilian flames of slowly-burning insulators - represented what was left to him of his own life.'Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate p.246


'Toujours plus désolée et plus solitaire, la Palestine se déroule, infiniment silencieuse'. Pierre Loti, Jérusalem p.34

Hebron Hills on the Mind cf. (1)

"The South Hebron Hills are a place of great beauty. Gazelles roam the hillsides, birds are abundant in the sky. When you look out over the hills you can see ancient Palestinian villages where people are still living a simple, subsistence lifestyle. They have flocks of sheep and goats. They market lambs, and the women make delicious cheese and butter. In springtime, the valleys are brilliant green with crops of wheat and barley.
"But this beauty is marked with pain. As you look out across the horizon now, you also see the unmistakable mark of Israeli settlements. They appear as modern suburban developments dropped down on the hilltops in this rugged terrain. Settlement outposts extend the reach of these settlements, and confiscate increasingly more Palestinian land exclusively for Israeli use. Religiously zealous, ideological and violent settlers threaten and attack anyone who dares draw near. Palestinian shepherds here find they have less and less land to graze their flocks, and must take grave risks when they do.
"As we accompany these shepherds, they often speak of the stories this landscape holds for them. They speak of the land they knew as children; the places they used to roam; the valleys their fathers and grandfathers used to graze the flocks. Recently, as we accompanied one shepherd, Shaadi, he pointed out some of the landmarks in his memory along the way. From high on a hilltop, we can see the nearby settlement and outpost. Although he does not mention it, we are looking across at a place where his children have been repeatedly attacked while walking to school. He continues to send his children to school, knowing that to do so is defiance of the violence and threats to push him and his family off of their land.
"As we pause at the cistern to water the flocks, he recounts the time when three masked settlers from the outpost attacked him and his young son while they were watering the sheep. The settlers arrived in a truck and began firing stones at them with a slingshot. They broke the legs of two of his sheep. His nine year old son was also hit by the rocks. Shaadi tried to comfort his son, who would not speak after the attack. When he called the Israeli police to report the attack, the police refused to come to the village to take his report saying they were afraid of the settlers, 'We are only two police. We need a whole army to go in there. The settlers will break our windows.' Shaadi replied, 'If you are afraid of the settlers, how do you think I am?'
"A short walk later, we pass by the place where three years ago a settler from the illegal settlement outpost Havat Maon, stole fifteen sheep from his flock. Despite filing a police report, including video evidence of the entire incident and eyewitness testimony from an international observer, no charges were filed against the settler. As we approach his home, he talks about the forced removal of several hundred people from this area. On April 7, 1998 over one hundred families in the area, including Shaadi's, were served orders to abandon their homes by April 12th. In a dark irony, the deadline given was Easter Sunday. The families refused to leave. The military confiscated their meager belongings, and offered to return them if they agreed to leave. They refused. Shaadi's home is a simple place, closely connected with the homes of his extended family. But even home is a place of scarred memories. Settlers have come and attacked his family. Shaadi shares the painful memory of the time when armed settlers came to the village, and started shooting. His mother was shot in the leg, and his brother was also wounded. For him and his family, there is no safe place of refuge.
"As is typical in the area, they once had a toilet out-building adjacent to the house. In May of 2006, the Israeli Civil Administration issued a demolition order for the toilet. A few days later a bulldozer came and destroyed it. He has not been allowed to rebuild it. It seems even the basic human dignity and privacy of a toilet will be denied him.
"Shepherds in this area continue to face violence and threats on a daily basis. In January of this year, while Shaadi was out grazing his flocks with a few other local shepherds, settlers came out from the outpost and fired six shots at them. The flocks scattered, and the shepherds fled. The Israeli police refused to respond, saying they 'had better things to do'.
"A few weeks ago, Shaadi was one of several shepherds that went to graze their flocks in a valley called Mshaha, south of the illegal settlement outpost, Havat Maon. They went together as an act of resistance to threats and violence from the settlers. They went to recover the use of their land, and find sustenance for their flocks. On this day, Israeli soldiers arrived and demanded that the shepherds leave. The shepherds responded that this was their land, and that they wanted to appeal to the commander to decide the issue. Settlers from the outpost also came and spoke with the soldiers. The soldiers ran toward the flocks and kicked several sheep, trying to drive them away. Many of these shepherds reported injuries to their sheep, including broken teeth, and internal bleeding. Shaadi lost two lambs later that week from injured ewes.
"As we were finishing up this long walk, we paused along the way as a young lamb was born. Shaadi tended gently and expertly to the newborn, and invited us back to his house for a meal. We rejoiced in the new birth, hopeful that this might be finally a sign of new life for him and his family."
Christian Peacemaker Teams, Al-Tuwani Reflection: The Stations of Shaadi, 13 March, 2008.
CPT material is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. [1]
'Investigations fail to result in convictions even when eyewitnesses provide accurate descriptions of Jewish suspects seen at or fleeing the scene, holding incriminating evidence - as in a case reported earlier this month by the Jerusalem Post's Dan Izenberg. According to the April 6 article, a settler from Kedumim was caught by police last summer, fleeing a burning Palestinian orchard while holding a jerrican filled with flammable liquid, and with the smell of the liquid on his hands. The suspect refused to answer police questions during interrogation; and less than a year later, the courts dismissed the case for "lack of evidence." Michael Sfard, Yesh Din's legal advisor, described the court's decision as "scandalous." Lisa Goldman, ‘Who will protect Palestinians from growing settler extremism?,’ Haaretz 24/04/2010


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This Barnstar awarded in recognition of your careful and encyclopedic work in every article you touch. PalestineRemembered 08:25, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

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In recognition of the insults and other damage you received. As I think we all know by now, there is occasionally a price to be paid for acting with integrity. Thank you for having done so, despite the difficulties involved. John Carter 17:24, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

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In recognition of your fine contributions to a number of articles, including but not limited to Palestine Liberation Organization and Nabi Musa, I am pleased to award you this barnstar. Tiamuttalk 17:02, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

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The Barnstar of Diligence is hereby awarded in recognition of extraordinary scrutiny, precision, and community service, especially in regard to article improvement.

Awarded by PhilKnight (talk) 16:48, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

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The project needs scholars now more than ever. PRtalk 18:18, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

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You should know, Nishidani, that you have fans even far-removed from your areas of interest. Your wit and scholarship are only matched by your gentility. You have demonstrated admirable tenacity in the difficult editorial realms you frequent, and I hope you will keep up the exemplary work. Thibbs (talk) 17:19, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

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For your brave attempts to uphold scholarly standards in the Israel/Palestine-area of WP. Deep regards to Nishidani from Huldra (talk) 16:38, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

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For your robust defence of scholarly standards in Wikipedia Ian Pitchford (talk) 19:18, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

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For being bodily tossed through a sealed plexiglass window for your attempt to put over that you can get away with windbaggery in the defence of scholiastic puffery in the Israel/Palestine-area of WP. With wounded amour-propre to myself Nishidani (talk) 20:56, 2 April 2009 (UTC)Huldra (talk) 16:38, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested.
RolandR (talk) 18:59, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

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All the interesting people banned! Things will be pretty dull for a while. Will miss you --Ravpapa (talk) 16:15, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

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For hours of fruitless effort trying to protect Wikipedia from nationalist bias. Although you have been sanctioned unfairly, your thoughtful arguments and dogged research have given the community a strong background of information to draw on when denouncing future attempts to portray ideology as fact. untwirl(talk) 14:54, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

A Barnstar!
Added Sauce Award

I award this Added Sauce award to Nishidani for great efforts in hunting down sourcing my lexical queries (and articles are always better with sauces/sources). Cheers, Casliber (talk contribs) 14:13, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

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You beat me to it with your correction! RolandR (talk) 19:52, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

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Informally assigned here

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Even as an outsider to the discussion, I know that the Shakespeare authorship question was a swamp that could have sucked down a lot of editors. Congratulations on helping turn such a problematic topic into an FA. John Carter (talk) 18:24, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

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Awarded in gratitude for your efforts and diligence at Joseph's Tomb. Your valued additions have enhanced the article! Thank you.

Chesdovi (talk) 18:53, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

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In recognition of the long and winding road you've travelled in finally getting around to the Mufti. --NSH001 (talk) 21:14, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

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For your wisdom in the analysis of the mess that was the Gilabrand AE case, and the wisdom that your comments continue to show. The Israel-Palestine area needs more editors like you. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:56, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
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I was meaning to thank you months ago but I forgot to. You've single handedly turned the Khazars article into one worthy of FA status. Not only is it free of edit wars now, but it's nice to be able to read one of my favorite articles without seeing it shrink or inflate with original research. :)))) Khazar (talk) 20:08, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
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for working to keep POINTY articles off WP DocumentError (talk) 12:09, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

(this will have to do until they make an Anti-Zionism barnstar)


Updated DYK query On November 6, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Al-Azhar Mosque, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Updated DYK query On December 7, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Franz Baermann Steiner, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

The bodkins' quietus

Blocked 1: August 2007

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You have been temporarily blocked for violation of the three-revert rule. Please feel free to return after the block expires, but also please make an effort to discuss your changes further in the future.

The duration of the block is 8 hours. — Nearly Headless Nick {C} 16:53, 2 August 2007 (UTC)>

Blocked 2: October 2007

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 24 hours in accordance with Wikipedia's blocking policy for violating WP:3RR (see AN3 discussion). Please stop. You're welcome to make useful contributions after the block expires. If you believe this block is unjustified you may contest this block by adding the text {{unblock|your reason here}} below. Sandstein 22:07, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

The penalty was incurred while trying to restore a passage, vigorously deleted by several posters in tagteam edits, in which I cited Walter Laqueur, Benny Morris, and Lenni Brenner three highly reliable sources on Zionist history, two of whom pro-Zionist, whose statement of facts was not appreciated by the others. I thought they were vandalising the text. But rules are rules, as roses are roses, and ruses ruses.Nishidani (talk) 15:26, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Blocked 3: December 2007

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 72 hours in accordance with Wikipedia's blocking policy for violating the three-revert rule . Please be more careful to discuss controversial changes or seek dispute resolution rather than engaging in an edit war. If you believe this block is unjustified, you may contest the block by adding the text {{unblock|your reason here}} below. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry 02:31, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

For snoopers, this block was overruled, as I did not violate WP:3RR, or edit-war. Administrative snafu Nishidani (talk) 15:26, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

  • (4) Self-blocked for violation of WP:Civil for I month, 29-4-2008 to June 2, 2008.
  • (5) Self-blocked indefinitely for violation of protest at the triumph of legalism over substance, starting 7 November 2008

(6) Perma-banned by Arbcom, for the I/P area,

from 12 May 2009 here, along with User:Jayjg, User:Pedrito, User:NoCal100, User:Canadian Monkey, User:MeteorMaker, User:Nickhh, and User:G-Dett, in the West Bank/Judea and Samaria arbitration case.

For the historical record, the evidence against me was summed up as follows: Nishidani

(11) Nishidani (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) has engaged in repeated and extensive edit-warring ([2], [3]), as well as incivility, personal attacks, and assumptions of bad faith ([4], [5], [6]).

Passed 13 to 0, 15:35, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't challenge the verdict. I would simply note that the evidence in the judgement has almost no bearing on the formulation of misdemeanours attributed to me. I was so disinterested at the time that I never even checked through this until this evening, after I followed a long train of reflection on a wholly unrelated matter.Nishidani (talk) 19:18, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

(2) translates out to my being blocked twice for very brief periods in 2007, when I began to edit. The two other blocks (2007 December) (2009 April, concurrent with the arbitration) were for reports leading to administrative action that were almost immediately overturned after clarification on AN/I, where it was shown the administrators had made a mistake or misread. The only block I had from December 2007 to April 2009 was in April 2009 and lasted 1 hour, till it was cancelled as a mistake. I had therefore no operative block from October 2007 when this record was adduced as one of two items attesting to 'repeated and extensive edit-warring'.

(3) graphs revert behaviour, 8 reverts in 45 days, which is the only other evidence for 'repeated and extensive edit-warring'. The reverts I performed were to an expression that was subsequently adopted as the proper one for the area.

(4) consists of a link to a comical post I sent to my fellow editor, Ashley Kennedy, which Jehochman suspended me for, until it was explained to him that it was not an attack on Kennedy, but a note, on the wrong board, between friends, using humour and hyperbole to try and warn him not to exaggerate in editing, in a way that would get him banned. Jehochman's ban was, once this was clarified, immediately reversed.

(5) I thought arbitration was to analyse past behaviour. In the meantime, as deliberations ensued, I wrote up the page on Susya, esp. on the synagogue there. As soon as I touched the documentary evidence for the eviction of local people 4 editors stepped in and edit-warred. Two turned out to be the same person, socks of each other and were permabanned just a few months later, though informally the fact was well known.

(6) Anyone is welcome to read this, and the preceding, to check whether my measured and detailed analyses of the problems of editing there, over two days, constitute 'incivility, personal attacks, and assumptions of bad faith' as a characteristic of my editing over the three years to that date. The content of (5) and (6) are the essential evidence for banning me permanently from that area. Nishidani (talk) 19:38, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

This permaban was subsequently lifted by ARBCOM, after an appeal was made by User:Ravpapa and User:Nableezy in mid 2011. See here Nishidani (talk) 10:24, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Other slipups

  • (4) Self-blocked for violation of WP:IRR for I month, 8 August 2011 to Sept 8, 2011 at Ezra Nawi

This was after a long day and inadvertent. Details

(1)I removed one of two CATs placed by Off2riorob I didn’t think of this as a revert, but removal of one dubious CAT, i.e., a removal of one of the two things he had done in his previous edit(s).

(2)When Off2riorob restored that CAT, I then reverted him.

(3) Like a true gent, after a short discussion, Riorob self-reverted to the status-quo, which in turn meant my option of reverting my edit to what he had added was no longer possible.

To my mind at the moment I did my revert, the preceding partial deletion was not a revert, and therefore I was within the 1RR rule. I don’t really understand these things except very generically. I notified EdJohnson in case he didn't catch the sanctionable error, and slept on it. I woke to find an email by an authority, not an admin, not unfriendly to my presence here, who wrote that it did constitute a 1RR violation, and that I should pull my finger out. To save people and admins time, I have therefore applied the sanction myself. The law does not admit ignorance. Unless this is extended by the usual processes, I'll see you all sometime in September. Happy editing. Nishidani (talk) 06:50, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

  • (5) Self-blocked from editing articles for violation of WP:IRR for I month, 5 Decembert 2011 to 10 January, 2012 at Jerusalem

as per these notifications. The violation was inadvertent, but no excuses for clumsiness. here here

The error occurred when, as I pasted my edit in, it accidentally ran partially over the preceding sentence. Someone35, seeing the elision, but not taking any note of the two important additions I had made, rather than restore the elided bit, made a blanket revert, thus wiping out my RSs' important qualifications. I restored my edits, but inadvertently, in reverting, also removed the same sentence my first edit wiped out. All of this is an egregious example of editors not using their commonsense, and making a mountain out of a molehill. Editors still retain the habit of disregarding the page out of excessive scrutiny of the page's editors rather than of the literature required to write it. A simply query in these cases is sufficient to allow someone to correct an oversight. The same goes for 'Hadr', which drifted into the text instead of entering my 'search box' as I opened the page to edit. There is no need to agonize and dialogue in extenso over these things. One fixes them as a courtesy, and to prove that even in the I/P area, WP:COMMONSENSE still has a fragile toehold. A self-ban for a technical violation is a rule I wish to adopt for myself. It's a relief to not have to waste one's time for a month. Nishidani (talk) 18:30, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

I violated my own block, by slipping from a talk page to what I noted in poor editing at Al-Bireh. I'll extend the article ban by a few days to the 10th of January.Nishidani (talk) 16:54, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
  • (6) Self-blocked from editing articles for violation of WP:IRR at Zeitoun for I month, 4th May 2012 to 4th June 2012.

This may be modified if insufficient. See here. The block officially extends from the expiry of my self-block (4th June above for all of wikipedia) to 13 June 2012, but given my liability to make occasional slips, perhaps that is not sufficient, and I may roll it over month by month. Cheers

  • (7) Self-blocked for what looks like an (inadvertent in my view) 1R violation, for one month from today at Zion square assault.

In lieu of a decision at AE on this request by User:Activism1234, but not intended to preempt it. It was inadvertent but good faith demands I apply the principle. This is not preemptive of any more severe sanction, but merely the application of my standing rule. Unless admins consider the infraction worthy of a longer suspension I will refrain from editing wikipedia until October 3 2012.Nishidani (talk) 08:56, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Decision here
  • (8) Self-blocked for an inadvertent 1R violation, for one month from today 9 Dec 2012 at List of indigenous peoples. Failed to note that the page came under the Arbcom 2008 sanctions re 3 R. No excuses. See both this and this. Nishidani (talk) 19:48, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
  • 10) Self-suspended for a month for my (inadvertent) double revert (here and here) at Palestinian people 24 April, 2013 Nishidani (talk) 21:51, 23 April 2013 (UTC)