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UK and Israel: An Alliance of Enemies

A well-known proverb states that the enemy of your enemy is your friend; yet, sometimes, the enemy of your enemy is also your enemy. In the Middle East, your enemy may even be your best friend. A less-known, but more accurate, Bedouin adage claims “I against my brother, my brothers and me against my cousins, […]

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The One-Sided View of Hate in Hate Studies

The following paper was submitted to The Journal of Hate Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USA, on March 14, 2012. It was rejected without explanation. My paper criticizes the approach the discipline of Hate Studies had taken hitherto. It argues that Hate Studies has over-estimated the extent of white racism in the USA, and neglected […]

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Banking: Rotten to the Core & beyond Reform

“Too big to fail” turned out to be as much of a lie as “I stole enough, I’ll stop here.” Too dirty to be allowed to exist, too dangerous for the welfare of the community, too irresponsible to be permitted to “self-regulate” is more like it. The collapse of the banks in the UK in […]

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Zionist Attempt to Whitewash Gaza Realities

Two weeks ago, while Beit Zatoun hosted “A Child’s View from Gaza,” a series of drawings made by Palestinian school children in Gaza, I spoke to a small audience about the lives of Palestinians, particularly children, in occupied Palestine, occupied Gaza under siege. Anyone who knows of Gaza under the Israeli-led siege and closures since […]

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