Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana
By Robert Fisk, Wednesday 28 September 2016 11:00 BST
When the world heard that Shimon Peres had died, it shouted “Peacemaker!” But when I heard that Peres was dead, I thought of blood and fire and slaughter.
I saw the results: babies torn apart, shrieking refugees, smouldering bodies. It was a place called Qana and most of the 106 … [more]
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September 21, 2016
“Some People Push Back”: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens
By Ward Churchill, September 12, 2001
When queried by reporters concerning his views on the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, Malcolm X famously – and quite charitably, all things considered – replied that it was merely a case of “chickens coming home to roost.”
On the morning of September 11, 2001, a few more chickens – along with some half-million dead Iraqi children – came home … [more]
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What Ari Shavit Doesn’t Understand About Palestinian Children and Jews
By Ziona Ziyona Snir , Sep 14, 2016 9:56 AM
Dear Ari Shavit,
Despite my bemusement at your demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state 68 years after it was recognized as such by the whole world, I don’t mean to get into that issue. I want to focus on one sentence in your article: “Only when every Palestinian child in Dheisheh and Balata knows that there’s a … [more]
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Judaism is not a major player in the history of humankind
By Yuval Noah Harari, Jul 31, 2016
Though many Israelis are convinced that the history of the human race revolves around Judaism and the Jewish people, in truth, Judaism has played a relatively minor role in the annals of our species. Unlike such universal religions as Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, Judaism is a tribal creed. It focuses on the fate of one small nation and one tiny … [more]
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January 18, 2016
The name “Mission: Meeting” is sort of an inside joke for missionaries and MKs (children of missionaries are called “missionary kids” or “mishkids”) who endured endless¹ “mission meetings” (planning and business meetings). It also conveys the idea that this project’s mission is to allow web site visitors to “meet” real people of the Middle East from the points of view of Americans who actually lived and worked among them.
Hopefully, the perspective of unimpeachable (e.g., American + Christian) … [more]
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What do you call a Christian who opposes the occupation of Palestine by undermining its socio-economic and religious underpinnings?
By Theo Horesh, Jan 11, 2016
Among other things, you might call him Christ.
There is a quiet sea of change in support for Israel among American Christians. This transformation is so powerful it might ultimately end the occupation of Palestine by shifting support away from Israel, but it has largely gone ignored. More conservative evangelical Christians, who have … [more]
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December 13, 2015
By Jacques, d’Nalgar, December 13 2015
Why all the sanctimonious hand-wringing over Donald Trump’s latest bombastics? Are we really that shocked when this unfiltered braggart harrumphs that the world’s Muslims must not be allowed to sully our exceptional, Christian America?
After all, isn’t that what most of us really want? Sure, we may not say it in polite company, but eloquent mendacities are always lost in the cacophony of real-world actions. And we’ve been loudly acting out our … [more]
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