Jul 21 2014

Our very own version of Somalia

Reaping what we have sown in Gaza

By Amira Hass, Jul. 21, 2014 5:42 AM


I’ve already raised the white flag. I’ve stopped searching the dictionary for the word to describe half of a boy’s missing head while his father screams “Wake up, wake up, I bought you a toy!” How did Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Greater Germany, put it? Israel’s right to defend itself.

I’m still struggling with the need to share details of the endless … [more]

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Jul 20 2014

The problem at its core

The heart of the problem with Israel: The mass expulsion of the Palestinian people

By , July 19, 2014


As Israeli government violence against the Palestinians in Gaza intensifies (the latest news being an aggressive ground invasion), I saw a discussion on-line about whether Israel has become more brutal or the brutality has simply become more visible to the public.

I remembered listening to Benjamin Netanyahu when he was at MIT in the 1970’s. He called himself … [more]

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Jul 18 2014

Complicity with aggression and oppression

Israel-Gaza conflict: Medical charity official likens job to ‘patching up torture victims in an open-air prison’

By Robert Fisk, Thursday 17 July 2014


In an unprecedented criticism of the Israeli siege of Gaza, a senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian charity has described his organisation’s work among the 1.8 million besieged Palestinian refugees as akin to being “in an open-air prison to patch up prisoners in between their torture sessions”.

Jonathan Whittall, head of humanitarian analysis … [more]

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Jul 10 2014

Perhaps we can find a way together

5 Ways You Can Spot A Jesus Follower

By , July 10, 2014


The word Christian may only be nine letters, but it’s a big ‘ole word.

With the reformation underway in American Christianity, there’s been a lot of talk over what that word actually means and who gets to use it. Some people on both the left and right see themselves as gatekeepers and are busy declaring who is, and who is not, a Christian. … [more]

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Jul 10 2014

It’s about land

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

By Robert Fisk, Wednesday 9 July 2014


OK, so by this afternoon, the exchange rate of death in two days was 40-0 in favour of Israel. But now for the Gaza story you won’t be hearing from anyone else in the next few hours.

It’s about land. The Israelis of Sederot are coming under rocket fire from the Palestinians of Gaza and now the Palestinians are getting their … [more]

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Jul 06 2014

One law for Jews and another for Arabs

Our wretched Jewish state

By , Jul. 6, 2014 5:34 AM


The youths of the Jewish state are attacking Palestinians in the streets of Jerusalem, just like gentile youths used to attack Jews in the streets of Europe. The Israelis of the Jewish state are rampaging on social networks, displaying hatred and a lust for revenge, unprecedented in its diabolic scope. Some unknown people from the Jewish state, purely based on his ethnicity. These are the children … [more]

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Jul 04 2014

The historical association was automatic

Berlin, 1933 and Jerusalem, 2014: When racist thugs are on the prowl

By Chemi Shalev, Jul. 2, 2014 8:10 PM


On March 9, 1933, brown-shirted Sturmabteilung went on a rampage. “In several parts of Berlin a large number of people, most of whom appeared to be Jews, were openly attacked in the streets and knocked down. Some of them were seriously wounded. The police could do no more than pick up the injured and take them off to hospital,” … [more]

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