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Children beware: the Wicked White Widow is back!

Ever eager to prove that whatever commitment to truth they had left is now entirely replaced with contempt for their readers’ I.Q., Mainstream Media #presstitutes happily resurrect the cartoon character known as “The White Widow”, a.k.a. Samantha Lewthwaite, at regular intervals, whenever the time is right. Today, for example. Because we all need a good […]

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The Wandering Who – FULL

I thought it’d be interesting to resurrect this chat with Gilad Atzmon, three years after I edited it, and see how many of the themes discussed have grown in relevance since 2011. The pernicious role of zionist lobbies and their appetite for war. Another Gazan massacre. Palestinian statehood – and possible access to international tribunals. […]

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Gazans were slaughtered. The EU has no comment

Of course, we are aware of the European Union’s commitment to the full and effective protection of Human Rights everywhere. After all, The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union (EU) “for over six decades [of contribution] to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”. So, when […]

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Susan Dirgham: how the BBC breaches its own code of accuracy, impartiality, fairness, conflicts of interest and accountability to promote a political agenda

What you see below is a letter of complaint sent to the BBC by National Coordinator of “Australians for Mussalaha (Reconciliation) in Syria” Ms Susan Susan Dirgham in relation to the many omissions and distortions the BBC has worked into two of its reports on Syria, Saving Syria’s Children and Homs: Journey into Hell. The […]

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A look at the Middle East last week

Remember when the Obama administration was urging the Egyptian government to restrain the security forces against peaceful protesters® and their fundamental freedom of protest, association and assembly? Well, that was January 2011, when former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was beginning to look an inadequate leader, failing to meet the Egyptian people’s aspirations, yearning for democracy […]

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Meet Dan Gillerman

The “Holocaust served as a warning to all people of the profound dangers of hatred, bigotry, and racism.” These were the wise words Israeli ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman contributed to the discourse in occasion of the UN General Assembly’s decision to adopt a resolution on Holocaust denial in 2007, a resolution whose text […]

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A Talk with Avi Shlaim – Part 2

This is the second part of a three-part interview with Avi Shlaim, professor of International Relation at the Middle East Centre, Oxford. Iran and International Organisations – some legitimate, some less legitimate – were discussed. An important point to note is Israel’s behaviour towards Iran. The Iranian nuclear program is not an Israeli issue: it’s […]

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Israel PR manager Hillel Neuer goes too far

On 10 June 2013, Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Professor Richard Falk, delivered his report at the Human Rights Council. In the interactive dialogue, Israel PR manager Mr. Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Israel lobby Human… er… Rights NGO UN Watch, had this to say (video below). […]

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Saudi Arabia and Bahrain: the Arab springs mainstream media chose to minimise

<The violent crackdown on protesters by Saudi-backed police have started again in Bahrain last week, in a repeat of the aggressive reaction the Gulf island state had deployed against the previous street protest, organised by the Shiite majority, on 23 December. On that occasion, the crowds had taken to the streets demanding the resignation of […]

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