New Knesset Bill Requires Citizens to Pledge Loyalty to Arsonist State

On Sunday, October 17th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

FARATA’A, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – Thick black smoke billows from the olive grove under the gaze of Israeli soldiers as Palestinian farmers use branches to try to beat out the fires lit by Jewish settlers. It’s olive harvest time in the occupied West Bank. The firebombers swooped down from Havat Gilad, a wildcat Jewish settlement unauthorised even by the Israeli government. Encircled by barbed wire, the makeshift dwellings glower down on the surrounding Palestinian olive plantations from a hilltop in


Shouldn't we redraw the borders of New York, Miami, Boston and Chicago to incorporate the Jewish neighborhoods into Israel?

On Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

JERUSALEM – Israel’s foreign minister on Sunday called for redrawing the country’s borders to exclude some Arab citizens, raising the explosive proposal just as new peace talks with the Palestinians struggle to get underway. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman also rejected the foundation on which years of negotiation with the Palestinians have been based: Trading captured land for peace. The principle guiding peace talks “must not be land for peace, but an exchange of land and people,” Lieberman told reporters before


Call-Girls United Present Blair with Xaviera Hollander Life Time Achievement Award. The press release said, "If ever there were a happy hooker, he is it." [For Hollander, go to: http://www.xavierahollander.com/index.php]

On Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

  Quarter Envoy Tony Blair‘s spokeswoman has denied any implication that Blair helped rescue a Palestinian cell phone company on the verge of bankruptcy because of its financial ties with one of his consulting clients, as was first reported by The Daily Mail in its Sunday issue. The report claimed that the former British prime minister mounted an intense political lobbying campaign to save the cellphone company, Wataniya, in which the banking giant JP Morgan indirectly holds a significant financial


At long last, some good news

On Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Survey released on the eve of Rosh Hashanah also finds one in nine Spaniards think that Israel should ‘disappear ‘. By Barak Ravid A new poll by the Spanish government released on the eve of Rosh Hashanah in Madrid shows that one in three Spaniards is anti-Semitic, maintaining negative opinions about Jews. Another 46 percent had favorable views of Jews. One in nine Spaniards, the survey found, supports the statement that “Israel should disappear because it was established on Arab


EXCELLENT INTERVIEW WITH GIDEON LEVY

On Friday, September 10th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By JAMIE STERN-WEINER For decades Gideon Levy has used the platform provided by the liberal Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz to shine a light on the brutal realities of Israel’s occupation. His journalism, along with that of his colleague Amira Hass, has been an invaluable resource not only for Israeli readers but, through the Ha’aretz website, for international audiences seeking an informed and humane Israeli perspective on the conflict. It would be difficult to overstate how isolated Levy is within his own


Israel's Welcome Wagon

On Friday, September 10th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Saturday, September 4, 2010, in Ben Gurion Airport, Israel. British-born Palestinian Hip Hop artist, Shadia Mansour was surrounded by airport security and “intelligence officers” armed with guns. Ms. Mansour was told to return to her luggage after a usual baggage xray and multiple searches, when eight agents ran towards her, weapons drawn and pointed, they aggressively kicked away her bags and surrounded her. The eight agents had their guns pointed at Ms. Mansour while having her stand in the same


Gideon Levy at his best

On Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Pfc. Aluf Benn spent his years in the army in the Military Police in Lebanon. Yesterday, with commendable courage, he revealed his military routines in these pages ("When I was Eden Abergil"). He handcuffed and blindfolded people countless times and led many detainees to their cages. He saw detainees eating like dogs, as he put it – crouching with their hands tied behind their backs – and smelled their sweat and urine. Benn tried to argue that everyone did this,



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