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Israel to promote decolonization “even in Palestine”

On the heels of Israel’s appointment to the vice chairmanship of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, Israeli spokesperson Amerigo Ben Columbus is seeking to assure skeptics that Israel takes its responsibilities seriously. “We intend to pursue an end to colonization everywhere, including Africa, the Americas, and even in Palestine,” he stated. Palestinian officials had […]

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Anti-racism means opposition to a Jewish state

Groups and persons that oppose Israeli abuse of Palestinian rights have historically been accused of anti-Semitism.  Although this is a form of mudslinging, many such groups have made a special effort to assure that there is no substance to this charge within their organization.  Thus, a statement of principles that includes anti-racism is a common […]

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Judaization = Racism? Really?

  On Sunday, January 20, 2013, the “progressive” Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a short editorial titled “‘Judaization’ is racism”.[i] Before you get your hopes up, let me tell you that the editorial is a criticism of Shimon Gapso, the Jewish mayor of Upper Nazareth, a community intended to diminish the Arab character of Nazareth, the […]

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Israeli Captain Ramit Dan-Dertroht arrests a 1-year-old Palestinian Terrorist in the south Hebron hills

Israeli Forces Arrest 1-year-old Palestinian Terrorist

Alert Israeli forces yesterday thwarted a potential terrorist attack by a 1-year-old Palestinian.  The terrorist, Qamar Awad, was among nineteen arrested on land in the south Hebron hills that is in the process of being liberated from Palestinians.  I spoke to the Israeli commander of the operation, Captain Ramit Dan-Dertroht.   Barb Weir:            Captain Dan-Dertroht, […]

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Blind Reading the Blind: Review of Beinart’s “Crisis of Zionism”

With apologies to those who are reading this as braille or audio, Beinart’s entire thesis depends upon overlooking the fact that Israel is a product of one of the great ethnic cleansing projects (or if you prefer, genocides) of its century. Beinart’s case is therefore that if the initial ethnic cleansing in 1948 was relatively […]

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Exclusive Leaked Copy of Free Speech Reduction Guidelines

  The California State Assembly has created an important precedent in protecting students from excessive and dangerous free speech. HR-35, a resolution passed with Israel sympathizers in mind, aims to assure that campuses that still allow criticism will at least avoid offending such students with speech and information that might reflect negatively on Israel. Since […]

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