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Three billion dollars annual military aid to Israel funded by American taxpayers

April 19, 2012

The nondescript warehouse-like buildings in rural Pennsylvania are the headquarters of Combined Systems, Inc.—one of the largest manufacturers and international suppliers of teargas, stun grenades and other “non-lethal” crowd control devices in the world. Israel, or more accurately, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), is their most frequent client. And Combined Systems’ relationship with the IDF […]

Israeli Double Speak Propaganda

March 30, 2012

The Israeli government was in a rage at a comment made by the European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton relating to the killing of three Jewish children in Toulouse France. Ashton decried the killing but then tied it in to equally unfortunate deaths of children in other places, including Gaza. Her comment caused Israeli […]

Why Anti-Semitism?

March 22, 2012

Thousands of miles from a bloody shooting in southern France, Jewish and municipal leaders voiced concerns and vowed to bolster protections for schools, neighborhoods and synagogues while noting they have no indication any fresh, faraway attacks are imminent. Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League in the US, said that the Toulouse attack serves […]

The US position on Palestine and Israel

February 22, 2012

The US position on Palestine and Israel, as explained by Noam Chomsky: [To Washington’s way of thinking] it is understandable that Palestinian rights should be marginalized in U.S. policy and discourse. Palestinians have no wealth or power. They offer virtually nothing to U.S. policy concerns; in fact, they have negative value, as a nuisance that […]

Khader Adnan a Palestinian Gandhi?

February 21, 2012

For years prominent corporate media pundits have told us that the world — and the media — would embrace a dramatic, non-violent Palestinian resistance movement. If only such a movement — perhaps led by a Gandhi-like figure — were to finally emerge, we are told, the media coverage will come, and sympathy from across the […]

Israel and Iran going to war

February 8, 2012

From a commentary by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy: If one is to believe the threats that are ramping up at warp speed, Israel will strike Iran’s nuclear facilities before spring. If the assessments are accurate, hundreds or even thousands of Israelis will die in the retaliatory missile attacks that are sure to come. One can […]

The Israeli knowledge of and outlook on Palestinians

January 7, 2012

The following is an excerpt of an article by Miko Peled, born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well known Zionist family. Miko’s grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson was a Zionist leader and signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence: Since my father was a general and I served as a soldier in the IDF terrorist […]

Seven colonization lessons from the history of the Middle East

December 29, 2011

More than any other part of the former colonial world, the Middle East has never been fully decolonized. Here are seven lessons from the history of Western meddling: 1. The west never gives up its drive to control the Middle East, whatever the setbacks – In 2003, the US and Britain invaded and occupied Iraq. […]

Palestine or Israel invented nations?

December 28, 2011

It is hard to believe that anyone who defends Israel’s legitimacy as a state would buy into former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s argument that Palestine is an “invented nation”. The singular triumph of the Zionist movement is that it invented a state and a people – Israel and the Israelis – from scratch. The first Hebrew-speaking […]

Anti-Semitism definition and modern day application

December 14, 2011

The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, is facing an intense campaign by hard-line pro-Israel voices in the U.S. who want him fired over remarks he made about anti-Semitism late last month. Gutman, an Obama fundraiser-turned-ambassador, as well as a Jew and child of a Holocaust survivor, was addressing a Brussels conference devoted to combating […]