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Ruled By the Insane

On Tuesday, April 19, a group of several thousand Jewish Israelis got together in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square for a nice, quaint little “Death to the Arabs” protest. Interestingly, on the same day–and at practically the same time, taking into account time zone differences–California Assembly Bill 2844 was being approved by the state’s Judiciary Committee. […]

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Nagorno-Karabakh and the Passover Feast: Hollywood’s Glorification of the Arms Trade

From Ukraine to North Africa to the Middle East, and most recently in the Caucasus with the outbreak of hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia, death and destruction are on the prowl in multiple wars, while at the same time international laws governing armed conflict are rapidly being cast onto the rubbish heap. Many of these […]

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Intifada Against the Pharisees

Today is Palm Sunday. The Pharisees are meeting in Washington. The Pharisees are still around today, only they don’t call themselves Pharisees any more. One of the names they go by is AIPAC, or that’s how I view AIPAC anyway. And in its annual “policy conference,” opening Sunday and running till Tuesday, the lobbying organization […]

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Roger Waters on Why More Artists Don’t Speak Out Against Israel: They’re Terrified

Have you ever wondered why more musical artists don’t speak out on the occupation of Palestine? This is actually a question put recently by a journalist to someone who could be considered an expert on the matter–Roger Waters. His answer? To state it bluntly, “They’re scared shitless.” More than a quarter of a century ago, […]

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Boycott Israel? You Die!!!

It’s not hard to imagine a dystopian future in which calling for a boycott of Israel can result in the death penalty. Does that sound farfetched? Last summer, Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban and other wealthy Jews got together and hosted an anti-BDS summit at Adelson’s luxury Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. Closed to the media […]

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Withholding the Dead: One of Israel’s More Macabre Practices

Ma’an News has today posted a story about a committee in Bethlehem formed to demand that Israel return the bodies of Palestinians slain in the current intifada. The “Palestine National Committee for Retrieving Bodies of Martyrs,” as it’s now known, was elected by the families of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces, the story says. The […]

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The Emasculated German Police

The German police couldn’t muster the will necessary to protect German women from a mob of unruly immigrants on New Years Eve, but they seem to have no problem with turning water cannons on their own people: Water cannons and pepper spray have been used to push back more than a thousand anti-immigration protesters in Cologne as […]

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‘Bastards!’…Andre Vltchek Pens Hate-Filled Screed Against Christianity

Andre Vltchek, a writer whose commentaries appear on a number of sites including RT and Telesur, has published a vitriolic screed against Christianity in which he refers to Christians as “bastards” and accuses the faith of spreading a “monstrous dogma.” The article was posted Christmas day under the title “The Barbarity of Christianity and the […]

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Israeli Settlers: Are They ‘Civilians’ or Legitimate Military Targets?

Are Israeli settlers in the West Bank technically speaking civilians? Or should they be regarded as military targets? My understanding of international law is that people have a right to resist occupation. This would not include killing innocent civilians, but do Israeli settlers, morally or legally, fit into that category? The Israeli government has offered […]

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Killing the Prophets?

The Mysterious Disappearance of Israeli Dissident Roi Tov There is a legend regarding the prophet Isaiah. This ancient Jerusalemite, who so graphically and vividly predicted not only the coming of Christ but even the manner of his death, is said to have been sawed in half after angering the Israelite King Manasseh. According to one […]

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‘An Outsider’s Inside View’ of the Group That Zionists Loathe and Fear

            Book Review: Hezbollah: An Outsider’s Inside View by Brenda Heard       Reviewed by Richard Edmondson Hezbollah is routinely branded a “terrorist” organization by Western media, but if asked, most Americans would probably be hard-pressed to name a single terrorist act the group has committed (armed resistance against […]

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