Category: Israel

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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Peace will come with justice

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 …

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How many shades of gray?

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 …

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Underlying essence of the United States

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 …

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Justice is not on the menu

We are not living in a ‘post-truth’ world, we are living the lies of others By Robert Fisk, Thursday 29 December 2016 11:15 BST   We do not live in a “post-truth” world, neither in the Middle East nor in the West – nor in Russia, for that matter. We live in a world of …

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Another odd element to our western outrage

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 …

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Some random reflections

Some random reflections…     First, it was nice to meet many of you for the first time.  Your determination to try to make a progressive difference so soon after last week’s regressive election is heartening.  I hope I get to know all of you better. I admire your zeal to do something at the …

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