Category: Foreign Policy

Self-deception started early

Howard Zinn’s July 4 Wisdom Stands the Test of Time By Howard Zinn, July 4, 2017     On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed. Is …

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We expect people to die.

The destruction of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is another example of the ‘culturecide’ we’ve become so used to By Robert Fisk, Thursday 29 June 2017 12:45 BST   Over the years, I’ve almost lost count of the priceless treasures of art and antiquity which I’ve seen with my own eyes – and which now …

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Fundamentalist religiosity

Why Religious Zionism Is Growing Darker By Tomer Persico, May 16, 2017 5:41 PM   At a gathering of religious Zionist public figures two weeks ago, Deputy Knesset Speaker Betzalel Smotrich talked about his diplomatic plan, which he dubbed “The subjugation plan.” The purpose of the plan, he said, was “to erase all Palestinian national …

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Mother of all Hypocrisy

If Trump cares so much about Syrian babies, why is he not condemning the rebels who slaughtered children? By Robert Fisk, Monday 17 April 2017 12:15 BST   It was the Mother of all Hypocrisy. Some dead Syrian babies matter, I guess. Other dead Syrian babies don’t matter. One mass murder in Syria two weeks …

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A Heartfelt Apology

A Heartfelt Apology to Haaretz Readers By Gideon Levy, Apr 20, 2017 3:58 PM   Dear Orna and Moshe Gan-Zvi, I was saddened to read in Tuesday’s Hebrew edition of Haaretz that you’ve decided to cancel your subscription. I don’t know you, but I will miss you as readers. As someone who is partly responsible …

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Rights are not bestowed by an oppressor

Why We Are on Hunger Strike in Israel’s Prisons By Marwan_Barghouti, April 16, 2017   HADARIM PRISON, Israel — Having spent the last 15 years in an Israeli prison, I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel’s illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners. After exhausting all …

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The irony is breath-taking

Deir Yassin Today From http://www.deiryassinremembered.org   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 …

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