Hebrew University Medical School Announces New "Mengele Chair in Epidermal Studies"

On Friday, January 16th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Richard Norton-Taylor Gaza doctors detail burns to entire victims’ bodies from chemical that is forbidden to be used as a weapon …[ video ]… A doctor shows phosphorous bomb injuries in Gaza. Warning: contains graphic footage of war injuries Link to this video Video showing injuries consistent with the use of white phosporous shells has been filmed inside hospitals treating Palestinian wounded in Gaza City. Contact with the shell remnants causes severe burns, sometimes burning the skin to the


A war criminal you can believe in

On Friday, January 16th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict, What We Can Do.

By John M. Miller Tell Your Senator: Nation’s Top Intelligence Post Must Go to Someone Who Respects Human Rights – Not Admiral Blair! ETAN Action ALERT Call your Senators and tell them that you oppose the confirmation of Admiral Dennis Blair as President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence. Call today toll free at 800-828-0498/800-473-6711 and e-mail them via the Senate website ( http://senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm). Talking Points * Adm. Blair has a poor human rights record. As head of the Pacific Command,


Courageous Israel

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By As the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has once again flared up following Israel’s ongoing air and ground assault on the Gaza Strip, the IMEU presents a comparison of Israeli and Palestinian military capabilities. 1. The Institute for International Security Studies at Tel Aviv University. http://www.inss.org.il/upload/(FILE?1206270841.pdf 2. Ibid. 3. Ibid. 4. Source for Israel: Ibid.; Source for the Palestinians: The Associated Press. “Israel approves armored vehicles, rifles, bullets for West Bank security forces.” November 20, 2007. http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/21/africa/ME-GEN-Israel-Palestinians.php 5.


Freakish Friedman

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Glenn Greenwald The New York Times war cheerleader urges that Hamas be “educated” by “inflicting heavy pain on the Gaza population”. Jan. 14, 2009 | (Updated below – Update II – Update III – Update IV) Tom Friedman, one of the nation’s leading propagandists for the Iraq War and a vigorous supporter of all of Israel’s wars, has a column today in The New York Times explaining and praising the Israeli attack on Gaza.  For the sake of robust and diverse


Vive los Latinos!

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By AP LA PAZ, Bolivia – President Evo Morales announced Wednesday he was breaking relations with Israel over its invasion of the Gaza Strip and said he will ask the International Criminal Court to bring genocide charges against top Israeli officials. Morales’ ally Hugo Chavez of Venezuela broke ties with Israel last week. Morales told the country’s diplomatic corps that the Israeli attack “seriously threatened world peace” and he called for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his Cabinet to face


Just the facts, please.

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Max Kantar Israel’s operative military policy in the Gaza Strip has been fairly consistent with its stated definition of what it considers to be legitimate military targets, which in practice has amounted to mass killings of innocent Palestinian civilians. Based on the overwhelming evidence available, one conclusion can be drawn regarding the nature of the US-backed Israeli attacks on Gaza: a genuine massacre of ordinary, unarmed people has been taking place for over two weeks. Here is just a


On Christopher Hitchens

On Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 in The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Editor’s note: Norman G. Finkelstein is currently writing a political memoir, which will serve as the introduction to a new edition of his book, The Rise and Fall of Palestine, to be published by New Press next year.  Below is an excerpt from the memoir on the subject of political apostasy.  The title refers to how ex-leftist Christopher Hitchens used to sign off his correspondence. "Fraternally yours, Chris" I’m occasionally asked whether I still consider myself a Marxist.  Even if


Shlomo, mon ami.

On Friday, February 10th, 2006 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Ben-Ami’s Scars of War juxtaposed with Finkelstien’s Image and Reality(56 pages; 1.6 MB) * Ben-Ami / Finkelstein(HTML-text rush transcript) Image and Reality recalls that like many other states that displaced the indigenous population one of the founding myths of Israel was that the land was empty prior to foreign settlement. For supporting evidence it quoted among others Israel Zngwill, Moshe Smilansky, David Ben-Gurion, Izhak Ben-Zvi and Abba Eban: Here’s what Ben-Ami writes: Image and Reality argued that the Zionist movement



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