Category: Palestine

Breaking the Silence

 Yehuda Shaul is live on C-Span now.  He’s a former IDF commander and co-founder of Breaking the Silence.  He’s showing slides and talking about the systematic degradation of Palestinians by the IDF.  Very interesting and hopefully helpful.  The follow-up questions seem to indicate a friendly/sympathetic audience, but I missed a few minutes (and just noticed …

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To an Israeli friend

 I like Barak more for what his election would say to the world and about us as Americans, than for his positions or his personality.  I think Arun Ghandi stated something similar.  I have seen Mrs. Bill Clinton (really, that’s her only credential, isn’t it?) operate for many years, and am unimpressed.  The victimized female …

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A rough guide to Hebron

 Yehuda Shaul sounds like an interesting (and courageous) fellow:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/a-rough-guide-to-hebron-the-worlds-strangest-guided-tour-highlights-the-abuse-of-palestinians-773018.html

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Advice for Adi

 Adi wrote: I don’t have anything against you sending positive things about “Arab,Moslem,Palestine”. I definitely ask you not to send me any letter or article with diatribes on Israel,Israelis,Zionists,Israeli Army,Israeli Police,Security checking etc etc. +++ There are some here in the South who still refer to our American civil war as the War of Northern …

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Charley Reese and the rabbi

 You have confirmed an unfortunate suspicion. Your postscript reflects the same reaction, albeit belated, that the rabbi expressed in his letter.  I read Reese in a completely different light — he is simply suggesting that it is not in America’s best interests to support Israel and the oil-rich (or geographically strategic) despots in the region.  …

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Out of Egypt

 Ms. Rice, Thank you.  I just finished reading the paperback version of your novel [Christ the Lord – Out of Egypt].  I immediately detected a Catholic flavor to your tale, which is OK.  I saw it in Mel Gibson’s movie as well.  What I didn’t understand was the insertion of “Arabian” mercenaries on at least …

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Debka.com

 Some first impressions about http://www.debka.com/ — it seems to be a right-wing(ish?) Jewish version of the Drudge Report.  Not surprising — I’ve been reading Haaretz for nearly 10 years and have observed that the entire country, as well as our own, is drifting in that direction.  That, or I’m in a free-fall towards the left fringe of …

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