Category: Israel

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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Not running to be a god

A King for Jesus: What the Religious Right Sees in Trump By Roger O. Friedland, October 26, 2016   What does the love of Jesus have to do with Trump? How to explain his overwhelming support from evangelical voters, who—for more than three decades—have formed the bastion of the Christian right? According to a Pew …

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The good of the state

It’s Every Israeli’s Right, and Duty, to Speak Up – Including at the UN By Michael Sfard, Oct 24, 2016 8:18 PM   Long ago, when I was a high school student in Jerusalem, I had a civics teacher who explained something quite astonishing to my class. The state is a means, he said, and …

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Peacemaker!

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 …

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