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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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Israelis By Chance ‘Discover’ Gold Coins and Other Archaeological Treasures

It seems that Israelis are rather remarkably blessed with good fortune these days. Within a month of each other, two amazing archaeological discoveries have been uncovered in the Jewish state–not by means of an archaeological dig or excavation, but simply happened upon by chance, we are told. Back in February, approximately 2,000 gold coins were […]

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Have Pillaged Iraqi Artifacts Ended Up in Israel?

With ISIS carrying out rampages through archaeologically sensitive areas of Iraq, a pertinent question to ask now is what group’s cultural heritage in the Middle East is being preserved, and whose is being destroyed. Over the past couple of weeks shocking reports have surfaced concerning mass destruction of Iraq’s cultural heritage at two locations–the museum […]

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In for a Penny, in for a Pound?

In the lead-up to this year’s Super Bowl–which, of course, was held this past Sunday without incident–a number of websites and videos (here, here, and here, for instance) speculated on the possibility of a false flag attack, possibly nuclear, occurring at the event. This of course is not new. Similar speculations were posited leading up […]

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Netanyahu’s Congressional Address to Coincide with Jewish Purim Holiday

  A few days ago in an article entitled Politically Corrupt and Pro-Israel–Do the Two Traits Go Together?–I noted that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before a joint session of Congress on March 3. I noted also that the date coincides with this year’s annual AIPAC policy conference in Washington. After I published that […]

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Politically Corrupt and Pro-Israel–Do the Two Traits Go Together?

  One can’t help wondering: will Congress–when Benjamin Netanyahu comes nuzzling into Washington to deliver his next joint-session address–exceed the 29 standing ovations they lavished upon him back in 2011? Perhaps Las Vegas odds makers would care to lay odds on the matter? Although of course knowing the level of corruption, there’s little doubt of Congress members placing […]

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