Jan 31 2015

Ana bahibak ya jeddi

A Hasidic Prayer at a Palestinian Conference

By , 01/30/2015 5:59 pm EST


I grew up in Israel, born into an Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish family, convinced that all Arabs desired my destruction, and totally unprepared for any genuine encounter with Muslims. So, my decision to participate in the seventh annual conference of AMP (American Muslims for Palestine) in Chicago was far from simple; and my anxiety soared when I saw the conference title: “Rising from the Ashes: … [more]

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Jan 26 2015

The border between satire and insult

Hook-nosed Jew vs. Mohammed cartoons: What’s the difference?

By , Jan. 21, 2015 11:50 AM


You won’t be surprised, in these post-Charlie Hebdo days, to hear that there’s a controversial cartoon going around the Internet. I’m not talking about a French cartoon, but a drawing from 2012 by Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff illustrating his belief that insults to Jews are derided by the West as anti-Semitism while insults to Muslims are hailed as free speech (see … [more]

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Jan 23 2015

Peaceable revolution

America’s Dumbest Congressman says ‘Selma’ shows why we should fight ‘radical Islam’

By Hunter (Daily Kos staff), Fri Jan 23, 2015 at 09:53 AM PST


One of the ways Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) retains his lock on the title of America’s Dumbest Congressman is sheer persistence. Other candidates may pipe up with occasional entries into the genre of mind-bending goofiness, but Louie Gohmert makes it a practice to demonstrate his skills on a regular basis in his very, very [more]

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Jan 19 2015

Cui bono

Waving in the first Row

By Uri Avnery, 17/01/15


THE THREE Islamic terrorists could have been very proud of themselves, if they had lived to see it.

By committing two attacks (quite ordinary ones by Israeli standards) they spread panic throughout France, brought millions of people onto the streets, gathered more than 40 heads of states in Paris. They changed the landscape of the French capital and other French cities by mobilizing thousands of soldiers and police officers to … [more]

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Jan 11 2015

A frenzy of empty bombast and portending

Ted Cruz & the new McCarthyism: Inside a dangerous response to the atrocity in Paris

By , Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 07:15 AM CST


Here are a few sentences I should not have to write but apparently must, all the same: Taking the life of another human being is an absolutely terrible thing for a person to do. By definition, murder is a crime — perhaps the most heinous one there is. No one should be physically … [more]

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Jan 11 2015

Purely on the enlightened continent

Meanwhile, Gideon Levy receives a death threat

By , Jan. 11, 2015 3:55 AM


“The European Court for Anti-Semitic Crimes. Court Execution squad.

“Re: Proceedings against participants in anti-Israeli activities.

“The Court has been asked to look at the activities against Israel by Gideon Levy, journalist.

“Witness Number 1 showed the article ‘Lowest deeds from loftiest heights’ (Haaretz, July 15, 2014) … Chairman of the court: The court has been convinced that pro-Nazi propaganda has taken place. … [more]

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Jan 10 2015

A mere image

On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks

By Joe Sacco, Friday 9 January 2015


http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2015/jan/09/joe-sacco-on-satire-a-response-to-the-attacks or http://bit.ly/1wCyUNj  [more]

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