Tag Archives: Palestinians


Protecting the Children of Gaza
Clive Hambidge

Military Power, according to Gianfranco Poggi’s Forms of Power explains with his usual clarity that he found it “difficult to define political power otherwise than with reference to organized violence; it is the command over this resource that allows one group, for example to ‘run things’ over… Continue reading


An American Narcissist

 Clive Hambidge

 It would seem unfair to single out Mitt Romney as a modern day narcissist when the insufferably long American election campaign crowds to a rowdy and inglorious finale with both men and their teams equally aware that the only change that Americans have experienced… Continue reading


Genetic Memories

Dr Faysal Mikdadi

Doreen Carvajal writes in the New York Times (Saturday 18 August 2012) about the possibility that our genes carry some memories of our ancestors’ experiences and “unfinished business”. The latter may account for our universal individual unease without apparent cause. The theory is a rather attractive one reminiscent… Continue reading



Gideon Levy

Water torture 
IDF confiscates water containers from Palestinians and Bedouins in Jordan Valley. 
Avi is an inspection coordinator for the “Civil Administration” – the occupation regime, to speak without euphemisms. Presumably Avi likes his job. Maybe he’s even proud of it.

Bombshell for the settlement enterprise in Levy report

David Kretzmer

The far-reaching consequences of the Levy report mean Israeli must either recognize that the legal system in the West Bank resembles apartheid – or extend political rights for all.

[caption id=”attachment_3071″ align=”alignright” width=”223″ caption=”An Israeli settlement near the West Bank city… Continue reading


One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed

Adam Horowitz

As the possibility of a two-state solution fades into the horizon (cue the flatline), the discussion of alternatives continues to expand. Building off last month’s One State conference at Harvard, NPR‘s Morning Edition featured a story… Continue reading


When Mike Wallace questioned Israeli story of ’90 massacre, he got called into the owner’s office

Philip Weiss

The late Mike Wallace was often called a “self-hating Jew,” and it seems clear from his obits that it didn’t really bother him. Community loyalty wasn’t big on his list.

In this book of… Continue reading


On anti-Semitism, war crimes, and old poets

Lillian Rosengarten

Silence in the face of apartheid is unbearable.

We can no longer remain silent nor turn our backs and pretend ignorance to a gruesome occupation of stolen land, the cruelest collective punishment in the open-air sewer prison where Palestinians once lived in peace… Continue reading


Amira Hass explains why Israel’s U.S. model of ethnic cleansing failed, and why ‘Jewish regime’ will ‘crumble’

Philip Weiss

It is very common these days to hear supporters of Israel seek to justify ethnic cleansing by saying that You did it– you Americans. Amira Hass has a fabulous piece up at Haaretz


Reality in Occupied Palestine

Stephen Lendman

Gaza’s attacked regularly. Dozens of West Bank incursions occur weekly. Police state harshness and arrests follow.

In the week ending April 5, one Palestinian was killed and dozens injured, including 18 children. They were nonviolently commemorating Land Day.

Many others, including an international human rights… Continue reading


Hasbara in 1988: ‘despite difficulties, South Africa is a vital, progressive state with much to admire’

Phan Nguyen

First of an ongoing series by Phan Nguyen on the use of the apartheid analogy. Defenders of South African apartheid said blacks were doing better there than in other African countries and South Africa was… Continue reading


Liberal Democrat leader acted ‘hastily and ill-advisedly’ says peer punished for saying Israel ‘would not be there forever’

Liberal Democrat peer Lady Tonge has expressed disappointment that party leader Nick Clegg “very hastily and ill-advisedly” disowned her after she said Israel “would not be there forever”.

Tonge, a former Lib Dem MP, was… Continue reading


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Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted

Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com

Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.  Others are ignored, and we can often learn valuable lessons from them about what is likely to lie ahead. … Continue reading


From Washington this looks like Syria‘s ‘Benghazi moment’. But not from here

Robert Fisk

Look east and what does Bashar see? Iran standing with him and Iraq refusing to impose sanctions

February 07, 2012 “The Independent‘ —  President Bashar al-Assad is not about to go. Not yet. Not, maybe, for… Continue reading


Israelis Should be Afraid of Their Leaders, not Iran

Gideon Levy

For far too long now Israel has been headed by heroes, the kind who don’t hesitate to take the country on yet another dangerous, purposeless adventure. We must tell them now, loudly: We are a-f-r-ai-d.

February 07, 2012 “Haaretz” -… Continue reading