Deir Yassin Today
Although virtually all six million Palestinians in the world know of Deir Yassin, few have ever been there. The site is not identified on post-1948 maps of Israel. But it is not difficult to find.
The central part of Deir Yassin is a cluster of buildings now used as a mental hospital. To the east lies the industrial area of Givat Shaul; to the north lies Har Hamenuchot (the Jewish cemetery), to the west, … [more]
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March 29, 2017
The cult of atheist Zionism posing as Judaism
By Rich Siegel, January 1, 2012
This essay was first published in Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists, edited by Avigail Abarbanel (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), used with permission.
I consider myself a cult survivor. I was raised in the cult of Atheist-Zionism-Posing-as-Judaism. I stated this to a few select friends several years ago, and they thought it was funny. The statement brought with it a … [more]
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Martin McGuinness dies: The ‘super-terrorist who became a super-statesman – like so many others
By Robert Fisk, Tuesday 21 March 2017 07:45 GMT
Martin McGuinness followed along the familiar trail of so many enemies of Britain’s weary colonial history. A “super-terrorist” becomes a super-statesman. Jomo Kenyatta comes to mind. And Archbishop Makarios. And of course, Menachem Begin. With blood on their hands, they pass through that mist of nobility bestowed by colonial power and former rulers – and re-emerge … [more]
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Hot Springs history is rich with characters profane and sanctimonious. These days, our quirky burg seems inundated with the latter, a roused rabble of “evangelical bloc” letter writers who darken these pages almost daily with religious rants more emetic than evangelistic.
One of the most prolific and pious of these scribes usually just stitches together random quotes from Billy’s boy, the oh-so very reverend Franklin Graham. But then last month he went much further, beyond mere repetitions … [more]
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How Trump Finally Made This Israeli Arab Feel at Home in America
By Sayed Kashua, Feb 04, 2017 4:23 PM
At long last, after two-and-a-half years, I’m finally starting to feel at home here. Of course, it’s not the real deal yet, far from it, but it’s definitely a good start, and gradually, with God’s help, amateur racism will morph into professional racism and our acclimatization process here will be complete.
I was really afraid of losing the … [more]
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I read this letter to the editor in today’s paper, amazed and angry at its profound ignorance, its bigotry, and its proud paranoia. And then I started thinking about that moment in June 2015, when our President, my President, paused for a full thirteen seconds, during his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney at “Mother Emanuel” in Charleston, South Carolina. Thirteen seconds of silence as Obama looked out over the congregation, then down at his notes, shook his … [more]
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December 15, 2016
It was bizarre to watch Samantha Power at the UN conveniently forget to mention all the massacres done in America’s name
By Robert Fisk, Thursday 15 December 2016 10:00 BST
So there was Samantha Power doing her “shame” bit in the UN. “Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a child that gets under your skin, that just creeps you out a little bit?”, America’s ambassador to the UN asked the Russians and Syrians and … [more]
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