Category: Israel

The border between satire and insult

Hook-nosed Jew vs. Mohammed cartoons: What’s the difference? By Shoshana Kordova, Jan. 21, 2015 11:50 AM   You won’t be surprised, in these post-Charlie Hebdo days, to hear that there’s a controversial cartoon going around the Internet. I’m not talking about a French cartoon, but a drawing from 2012 by Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff illustrating …

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Cui bono

Waving in the first Row By Uri Avnery, 17/01/15   THE THREE Islamic terrorists could have been very proud of themselves, if they had lived to see it. By committing two attacks (quite ordinary ones by Israeli standards) they spread panic throughout France, brought millions of people onto the streets, gathered more than 40 heads …

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Purely on the enlightened continent

Meanwhile, Gideon Levy receives a death threat By Gideon Levy, Jan. 11, 2015 3:55 AM   “The European Court for Anti-Semitic Crimes. Court Execution squad. “Re: Proceedings against participants in anti-Israeli activities. “The Court has been asked to look at the activities against Israel by Gideon Levy, journalist. “Witness Number 1 showed the article ‘Lowest …

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But this is our injustice

Marcel Ophuls, Director of ‘The Sorrow and the Pity,’ Wants to Tell Israelis Some ‘Unpleasant Truths’ By Robert Mackey, December 10, 2014   Ever since 1969, when his four-and-a-half-hour documentary about the Nazi occupation of France, “The Sorrow and the Pity,” was banned from French television, the filmmaker Marcel Ophuls has had an uneasy relationship …

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House to house, field to field

Elie Wiesel hides ethnic cleansing behind a prayer shawl By Yossi Sarid, Oct. 17, 2014 1:16 AM   Much have I learned from gossip columns, which for reasons of propriety are also called “social columns.” Without them how would we know who’s going with whom and for what gain? Before turning to the news pages, …

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Crossing Central Avenue

        Dear Editor, I, too, would like to thank First Church of Nazarene (on lovely, picturesque, bench-free Central Avenue) for its field of little white crosses.  My first thought was that the miniature Flanders Fields was a reminder of all the people we killed during our precious-moment wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  …

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Prepared, preconceived and planned

From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves” By John Pilger, 8 October 2014   In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”. As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since …

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