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Israel’s Religious Intolerance Hits Library

“Israelis are Brutes; Jews are Educated?” While October 1 was quietly becoming October 2, 2012, the gate of the Convent of Saint Francis on Mt. Zion, Jerusalem, was vandalized in a “Price Tag” attack; the result can be seen in the adjacent picture. The Hebrew translations I do from time to time in this website […]

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Interfaith dialogue is no answer to Israel ’s racist bullying

So the Albuquerque Episcopalians got jumpy and ‘disinvited’ the Friends of Sabeel who had booked their cathedral for a conference. Sabeel is an international peace movement which calls itself the Voice of Palestinian Christians. Why would one Christian group snub another? The excuse for turning away the conference was concocted by the Dean of the […]

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Vanunu Responds to Gunter Grass and My Question to SECURITY

The International Press and in particular the Israeli Media have been buzzing all weekend regarding a new poem by German writer and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass, in which he calls Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower, Mordechai Vanunu, a “paragon” “modern-day hero” and a “righteous man, who has remained loyal to his country the entire time.” Vanunu […]

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A Trip With The General

A Trip With The General Michel Aoun, God protect you! (N0) “Our Lebanon” – (N0) “Your Lebanon”- (N0) “Their Lebanon” One Lebanon for all By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Al-Akhbar’s editor-in-chief Ibrahim al-Amin recalls his first hostile encounter with General Michel Aoun. Amin, a young journalist, was also a member of the […]

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Cult Leader Thinks He’s Jesus (Documentary Exclusive)

Deep in Siberia’s Taiga forest is Vissarion, a cult leader who looks like Jesus and claims to be the voice of God. He’s known as “the Teacher” to his 4,000 followers, who initially seem surprisingly normal. Hosted by Rocco Castoro | Originally released in 2011 at Read the full Jesus of Siberia article here:  

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A Final Word On The Foolish Tools

A Final Word On The Foolish Tools Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah needs only to whisper in my ear, and I will stop the publication of “Al-Akhbar” without hesitation, if it is in the best interest of the resistance. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi) By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Friday, September 21, 2012 Reading Ali al-Amin’s reply, which he published […]

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Convicted For A Facebook Rant

This article was originally published at * * * * Teenager Azhar Ahmed has been found guilty of posting an offensive Facebook message following the deaths of six British soldiers in Afghanistan. The message he posted on his Facebook wall is reproduced below: The judge called this “derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory”. Although Ahmed’s message […]

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THAT Day and This 9/11

We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world – no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men, […]

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Remembering Grace by Debunking Christian Zionism

In 1981 Grace Halsell published “Journey to Jerusalem” which took a close look at Israeli torture, Israel’s illegal settlements and the oppressed lives Palestinians were forced to lead under occupation… The New York Times obituary for Journalist Grace Halsell, notes her curiosity about ”a wider world” led her to experience life on society’s fringes by […]

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Mr. Win’s Solution for the Rohingyas of Burma is a recipe for Fascism

Last week, I came across Mr. Kanbawza Win’s article – “Killing two birds with a stone or a Win, Win Situation” (Eurasia Review, July 19, 2012) – discussing his thesis for solving the Rohingya crisis in western Burma. As a global citizen who has worked for decades to make our world a more inclusive one […]

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Forbes and a Lentil Stew

List of Richest Rabbis in Israel Exposes Corruption In June 2012, Forbes Israel published the list of the richest rabbis in Israel. Inadvertently, it touched one of the most disturbing aspects of Judaism; one that crosses frontiers between Sephardim and Ashkenazim. These are less obvious than often portrayed. In Israel, there are almost one hundred […]

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Tibetan Govt. Thanks India For Withdrawing Case Against 17th Karmapa

Dharamshala: – The Central Tibetan Administration Thursday, April 26 thanked the Government of Himachal Pradesh for withdrawing case against His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Rinpoche. “The Kashag of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) welcomes the Himachal Pradesh State government’s decision to withdraw the criminal case pending against the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ugyen Trinley Dorjee,” […]

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The Legend of Jesus and Mary Magdalene

Out of the four gospels, it is the Gospel of John’s portrayal of the resurrection that has probably most captured the human imagination, mainly for its depiction of the encounter outside the tomb between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Hinting at a strong emotional bond between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, the scene is—in a word—titillating. Early […]

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On the Cross: Easter and the Jews

Should Christians Support the State of Israel? Does Jesus forgive everybody?” I asked a few years ago a crowd of about forty Christians gathered in a church. I wasn’t surprised to find that all of them—except one of the pastors—answered positively. Over time I found that many congregations put emphasis on certain Biblical texts while […]

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Circumcision of Boys – for Jews only?

Göran Rosenberg (1) puts forward two ethnocentric arguments in an article published in the Swedish daily newspaper, SvD. It is the final article in a discussion on circumcision. The first is that the proposed ban on circumcision, “… targets, with great precision, mainly the Jewish minority in Sweden …” But surely Göran it affects Swedish Muslims […]

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The Zionist Cuckoos in Christianity’s Nest

  If you are as puzzled as I am how a true Christian could possibly be taken in by Zionism, a short paper on the phenomenon is available from Sadaka “The destiny of the Jewish people is to return to the land of Israel and reclaim their inheritance promised to Abraham and his descendants […]

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