Tag Archives: Palestinians
Protecting the Children of Gaza
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
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
ISRAELI WATER TORTURE
One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed
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
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
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’
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
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’
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
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
Look east and what does Bashar see? Iran standing with him and Iraq refusing to impose sanctions
Israelis Should be Afraid of Their Leaders, not Iran
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.