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Twelve Jews paying rapt attention to a "half Italian" Methodist: Janet Napolitano speaks with staff at The Forward

Fascism and Philo-Semitism: A Look at the Department of Homeland Security

Do fascism and philo-Semitism go hand-in-hand? It is an interesting question, and one could point to plenty of evidence in support of the affirmative side of the question. Take for instance Janet Napolitano. According to Wikipedia, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is a Methodist, and is also “of half Italian ancestry.” The […]

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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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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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