Category: Israel

What would Jesus the Palestinian do?

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 …

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An embarrassing reflection of us

  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 …

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An almost Kafkaesque reality

Part 1:  I am so tired of having to explain why Palestinians deserve to live By Dina Elmuti, November 19, 2015   Every day, I desperately attempt to make sense of the senseless. I feverishly try to patch and weave together the pieces of history to understand and grapple with the calamities that have bestowed …

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Historians and other nincompoops

Whoa there, David Cameron! Haste and rhetoric is no recipe for peace By Robert Fisk, Sunday 22 November 2015 19:28 BST   Eisenhower famously sent some brusque advice to Anthony Eden in 1956 when he decided that Britain’s deceitful war in Egypt should come to an end. “Whoa, boy!” were his words. And they should …

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Oh brother where art thou?

    Dear editor, Oh my little brother, where art thou NOW?!  Week after week your letters, pregnant with petulant, prattling preachery raging against the black man in the White House, parade your naked paranoia and your ponderous morality for all to see.  Who anointed you and your amen corner arbiters of who is — …

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Fooled by Obama?

  Dear editor: While listening to conservative talk radio commentator Mark Levin recently, he said this about Obama — “We have never had a president in the White House that hates Christians and Jews like Barack Obama does!” I personally couldn’t agree more with that statement. But how could that be true? Doesn’t Obama say …

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Correct reading, it used to work wonders

  Kamal Salibi: Scholar and teacher regarded as one of the foremost historians of the Middle East By Robert Fisk, Wednesday 07 September 2011   Almost two decades ago, recording a BBC radio programme on Islam, I dropped by the American University of Beirut to interview an old Christian Protestant friend, Kamal Salibi. I asked …

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