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The NEW Fourth Estate’s Foreign Policy Questions To Presidential Candidates

The New Fourth Estate is comprised of Internet reporters who do not take orders from editors or paychecks from conglomerates. We seek the truth and report as a matter of public service. In a true democracy with a media dedicated to seeking and reporting the truth the presidential debates would include other parties and inquiries […]

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Fodder For Extremists

Four joint hosts of an MSNBC programme called Cycle decided to open a Pandora’s Box and discuss some of America’s problems in the Middle East. One of the participants attempted to draw a distinction between “extreme Muslims” and “moderate Muslims”, suggesting that viewers should make such a distinction. That was with the caveat, according to […]

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How al-Aqsa Mosque Became a Refugee from Jerusalem

Once upon a time, some people wanted to destroy al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. So the mosque asked its friends, “Will you help save al-Aqsa?”  We’re over a thousand years old and need your help. “Not us,” said the Palestinians still living in Jerusalem.  “We’re trying to keep our own houses and land.” “Not us,” said […]

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Here Comes Evil

By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. — Macbeth, iv.i.44 In a few weeks’ time, Americans will face the grim prospect of choosing a new government, either headed by the same president or by a new one. Why a grim prospect? Because the choice is between an aggressive war criminal and […]

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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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Dershowitz Breaks Mideast Deadlock, Promises to Fix

  The Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz announced September 25, 2012, that Harvard law professor and Israel advocate Alan Dershowitz had broken the deadlock between Israel and the Palestinian Authority with a revolutionary new plan for a settlement freeze.  Details of the plan, however, indicate that the deadlock will be easy to repair. Dershowitz is admired […]

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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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Ehud Barak’s (latest) “Generous Offer” to the Palestinians

Israel’s current Defense Minister and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak was plainly anxious to see me. “You’ve got to get down here right away, Barb, or I’m going to give this story to someone else,” he said over the phone. “I’ve always said that resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian impasse requires imagination, and I think I’ve […]

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Arab Spring, Iran, America’s Autumn and Israel’s WMD

On the second morning of Autumn, AIPAC praised the efforts of Sens. Graham (R-SC), Lieberman (I-CT), Casey (D-PA), and 80 additional cosponsors, who passed resolution [SJ41] by 90 to 1, to affirm the “vital national interest of the United States to prevent the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.” The senators echoed […]

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Behind the Deepening Crisis with Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story

By Mark H Gaffney February 21, 2012 “Information Clearing House” Recently, President Obama imposed new sanctions on Iran which according to reports have been very effective, causing a sudden major devaluation of Iran’s currency. The Iranians correctly understand that they are under attack, and have threatened to respond by closing the strait of Hormuz, through which […]

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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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Radio Free Palestine : A Story of Betrayal – 1

 Second part in My Catbird Seat‘s serialisation of the Opening chapters of Radio Free Palestine A Story of Betrayal – 1    A seventeen-year-old girl trembling with grief and rage told me how she witnessed her teenage cousin being shot through the head by Israeli soldiers. They had been walking to school together and the soldiers were […]

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On With the Revolution?

Although I dissent from particular policies of conservatives and the Tea Party, I share some common ground and so, in a few hours I will be in a room among many while in Chantilly, Virginia. I will also be one of a few who will be meeting with a few Senators and Dr. Ron Paul […]

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U.S. Democratic Party Narrowly Avert Threat of Democracy

In a historic and unprecedented move, the U.S. Democratic Party asked the delegates at its 2012 national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina to use democratic procedures to approve a platform amendment.  At the last minute, however, they avoided the whim of popular will by creatively interpreting an evenly divided voice vote as a two-thirds majority […]

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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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Eastern Limit of Western Power

Without honesty there is no democracy 1 Year, 5 months, 3 weeks, and 4 days; embarrassing. Every day that passes without a definition of the Syrian Civil War brings another reminder that the Arab Spring is failing, even hitting back at some of its instigators. The results were feeble. Rulers were changed in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Egypt […]

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Radio Free Palestine: A Wake-up Call

Irrepressible Palestinian children… But smiles of happiness may turn to tears of frustration when they grow up to find their dreams dashed in a country ravaged by decades of military occupation… where lands and resources have been stolen, education curtailed, freedom cancelled and travel made almost impossible. How will they build a career or raise […]

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Response to Ombudsman at Washington Post who asked What about Israel’s nuclear weapons?

Patrick B. Pexton, journalist and Ombudsman for The Washington Post asked What about Israel’s nuclear weapons? Paxton mentioned the “Israeli military censors that can and do prevent publication of material on Israel’s nuclear forces. Censorship applies to foreign correspondents working there, too [and] relatively few people have overall knowledge of the Israeli program and no one […]

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Delaying Apocalypse: Iran Announces Missile Drones

The Unbearable Speed of Modern Times New level of deterrence achieved There aren’t many reasons for praising the violent epoch we live in; the most violent states in human history claim being egalitarian and kind, while in fact they persecute everybody daring to efficiently criticize them. Their violent presidents receive Peace Nobel Prizes and congratulate […]

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A Profile in Treason

A Face to Launch 1,000 Ships? No, not Helen but Ileana, not of Troy, but of the Tribe, and not ships but missiles. Ileana Ross-Lehtinen wants Iran destroyed for the “security” of Israel. Ileana Ross-Lehtinen, whom Alan Hart called the “zionist lobby’s First Lady” and “Zionist lobby’s chief stooge,” provides an emblematic case study of […]

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The Syrian Gambit

The Syrian War Aftermath Syria being a strategic country in the Middle East—it has a significant population and sits on important commercial and military crossroads—we are unlikely to see the ongoing war continuing for much longer. Both sides in the conflict have mighty allies, who are helping their protégées. Both sides can claim victories. In […]

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Gaza: Mursi Disappoints

Gaza: Mursi Disappoints “The situation of the crossing under Hosni Mubarak was better. The situation today is somewhat chaotic.”  Iki is surprised by “Hamas’ silence regarding this decision.” “Hamas does not want a tense relationship with Egypt’s rulers, the MB. It knows that if it loses its relationship with the MB, it will lose an […]

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The Naked Congressman Cover-Up

For more than a year, first-term Congressional Representative Kevin Yoder (Republican from Kansas) managed to conceal the fact that he went skinny-dipping in front of twenty other members of Congress, their staff and families, during a trip to Israel. The incident was exposed, as was the naked Congressman, by an FBI investigation into the all-expense […]

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Message To: DNC and Zionists of America From: An American Patriot

Patriotism means to stand up for one’s homeland. It does not mean to stand up for any political party, politician or any other another state. The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has called upon the Democratic National Committee to rescind its invitation to former President Jimmy Carter to address the upcoming 2012 Democratic National Convention […]

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IDF: Home Front Command not ready for war with Iran

Open letter to the IAF pilots chosen to strike Iran urges them to refuse order Along the Narrow Path delimited in our times by file transfer protocols and similar informatics’ terms, one may find unlikely allies from time to time, even among Israel’s secular left wing and IDF generals. Two days ago, I published Will […]

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What is Zionism?

-  its history and role over the past 150 years Zionism is, according to its own prominent figures, a religious/political movement the aim of which is to create a socialistic model state for Jews in the land of Palestine where Mount Zion is located. Its roots are found in Judaism and in the middle of the […]

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Attack Israel, Not Iran!

Last time Iran invaded a country was 216 years ago when the Persian shah, Agha Mohammad Khan, invaded the nation of Georgia. That’s still a great track record, especially compared to other nations. Israel has repeatedly attacked and invaded numerous countries, and continues to this day to illegally occupy land from three neigboring nations. Iran […]

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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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The Proper Procedure for Killing Unarmed Civilians

An Israeli military spokesperson announced Sunday that an Israeli soldier referenced only as Staff Sergeant “S” would serve 45 days in prison for killing Ria Abu Hajaj and her daughter Majda during the January, 2009 invasion of Gaza code-named “Cast Lead”. The sentence was the result of a plea agreement. I was able to locate […]

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The war on Iran is already underway

Economic sanctions, psychological warfare, media propaganda, threats and assassinations; what other sort of evidence one may need to believe that the United States, Israel and their European allies have already started their much liked war against Iran and that this unjustifiable war is taking its toll on the innocent, ordinary Iranian citizens? They say that […]

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Zionist Media Domination: The Jewish Suicide Bomber That You Never Heard Of

In 1983 American police foiled a significant terror attack that most Americans to this day are utterly oblivious to. On October 18, 1983, a suicide bomber strapped with explosives was caught in the spectators’ gallery of the US House of Representatives, attempting to blow up the US Capitol.(1) The reason most Americans know nothing of […]

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Ousting Bashar al-Assad

Israel’s possible reaction to the ongoing deterioration in Syria One hour before sunrise, the heat was already scorching. In the late summer, there was no hope of a relieving rain. Yet, fast flowing air cooled the motorbikes, making the trip sufferable. Half hidden in its morning gloom, the City of Damascus could already be seen. […]

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Hiroshima to Fukushima

This August 6th and 9th mark the 67th anniversaries of the most brutal acts of terrorism upon innocent people: America’s atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “We live in a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants, in a world that has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. We have solved the mystery of […]

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The Selective Morality of ‘Anti-Zionist’ Zionists

The selective morality of ‘anti-Zionist’ Zionists (self-professed anti-Zionists who harbour certain Zionist viewpoints) says that Palestinians must languish in refugee camps merely because it would be ‘immoral’ to re-settle Israelis who live on stolen land. This is all while Israel proves its capability to resettle its own citizens when it colonises vast swathes of the […]

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Message to Mitt: Courtesy of CIA, FBI, Bibi’s nephew, Vanunu and a Candidate for US HOUSE

U.S. national security officials consider Israel to be a genuine counterintelligence threat. “The CIA considers Israel its No. 1 counterintelligence threat in the agency’s Near East Division, the group that oversees spying across the Middle East, according to current and former officials. Counterintelligence is the art of protecting national secrets from spies. This means the […]

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Will Romney View The Real Wailing Wall and Visit Israel’s WMD Facility?

On Tuesday, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Nevada, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney opined that the people of Israel deserve better diplomatic protection than that they have been receiving under President Barack Obama. Romney accused the President of being “fond of lecturing Israel’s leaders” and the “people of Israel deserve better […]

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The Visible Ghosts of Palestine

A walk through occupied Al Khalil (Hebron) offers a shocking and heartbreaking insight into the struggle of the oppressed souls of one of Palestine’s most important cities. Day by day, Al Khalil is becoming a ghost town as the indigenous Palestinians are forced out through a wickedly evil campaign of terrorism, intimidation, and oppression. Israel’s […]

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World Response to Knesset Member Destroying Bible

  Reaction is coming in swiftly from around the world after Israeli Knesset (parliament) Member Michael Ben-Ari tore up a specially bound and annotated edition of the New Testament. The book was given to all Knesset members by Victor Kalisher, head of The Bible Society in Israel, a Christian publishing house, at the same time […]

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Billboard Envy

Sam Steinreich[1] of Unlimited Diamonds, Ltd. called to congratulate Abie Foxman of the Anti-Discrimination League (ADL) the other day. Sam: Abie, I just saw those billboards with the maps of Israel. They’re great! Thanks for putting those up. Why didn’t you call me? I would have been glad to help get them wider distribution. Abie:What […]

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