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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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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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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 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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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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Experimenting with Palestinian Prisoners

As readers may recall, one of the victories of the 1600 Palestinian hunger strikers was that for the first time since 2007, families from Gaza would be able to visit their loved ones in Israeli prisons.  In compliance with the agreement, Israeli Prison Services (IPS) has announced that 47 family members will be allowed to […]

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Palestinians want to know who killed Yasser Arafat

Thanks to the thorough and highly professional investigation by al-Jazzera network, which lasted several months, it is now established what killed the late Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat. According to the meticulously-researched documentary, Arafat was poisoned to death, using the deadly chemical agent, known as polonium-210. When taken into the body via inhalation or ingestion, the […]

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Arafat’s Assassin Admits

Dramatic Development after Swiss laboratory finds poisoning signs in Arafat’s belongings On July 3, 2012, Al Jazeera published a report of the Institute of Radiation Physics at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland that claimed to have found significant traces of polonium in samples taken from Arafat’s personal effects, including his trademark keffiyeh. In other […]

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Palestine awarded first UNESCO World Heritage Site

Honor given to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Wars seldom limit themselves to violent attacks on military targets. Except for the shortest conflicts, wars often deteriorate into the cultural and social arenas. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has reached this stage a long time ago; the cultural repercussions of this war include topics that from […]

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Hamas heartened by apparent Mursi victory

Palestinians and Israelis react to the possible victory of Islamists in Egypt’s presidential race, with Fatah and Tel Aviv left worried, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah Palestinian Islamists, who closely followed this week’s Egyptian presidential elections run-off, reacted with deep satisfaction to the apparent victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi over his secular […]

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The Palestine Solidarity Movement: A Recipe for Kosher anti-Zionism

British Palestine Solidarity outfit ‘Palestine Place’ provides a platform for anti-Syrian speakers, while ostracising and banning activists who choose to discuss topics designated as ‘no-go’ by Zionist ideology. This is symptomatic of a wider disease prevalent in the ‘Palestine Solidarity Movement’. The Palestine Solidarity Movement, not only within the UK but across nations worldwide, is […]

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Vanunu’s deLiberation

On June 6, 2012, Israel Supreme Court, gathering as the High Court of Justice, denied nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu’s petition to renounce his citizenship, saying that it wasn’t submitted through the appropriate channels. Sitting in Jerusalem, the Israel Supreme Court of Justice is an unusual law establishment. It usually operates as the highest appellate court […]

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Kafka as Back Up to Madonna – Video Review

“Madonna’s Peace Concert for the Chosen Only” recently posted by deLiberation is an extraordinary video that could easily be developed into a play or full-length movie. The problem would be that it might be accused of plagiarizing The Castle by Kafka. In The Castle the main character we know only as “K” makes sisyphic efforts to […]

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Bring Gaza race-car students in from the cold

Praised as “inspirational” they’re expected to scour local junk-yards for materials and parts Last year engineering students from the Gaza Strip took on the cream of Europe’s technical universities in a competition to build a race car, despite obstruction by the Israeli regime. Formula Student (FS) is a challenge to university students around the world […]

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Jews must clean their own house first

Israeli and Jewish hypocrisy is so brazen that it probably has no match under the sun. Jewish and Zionist circles never stop accusing other countries of harboring “hate” against Jews. Jewish propaganda arms, such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Simon Wiesenthal Center as well as the Israeli foreign ministry recently criticized several countries, […]

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On “Israel’s Right to Exist”

When I posted Sharmine Narwani’s provocative article Excuse Me, But Israel Has No Right to Exist on Facebook, I got an inappropriate reaction from libertarians. It was summed up by one comment this way: No territorial State has the right to exist. They are all organisations against individual rights and liberties. This answer is true […]

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Never ending Nakba

As Ilan Pappe has said, most Israeli Jews have no idea of what they did to the Palestinians in 1948. (He also said that those who do know don’t think that what was done was wrong). But that’s only the tip of an iceberg of ignorance. Because of the mainstream media’s complicity in Zionism’s suppression […]

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Nakba Day and Israel’s Ministry of Thought Control

Israel’s failure to implement censorship Can a democracy censor? Despite Western-propaganda, the answer is yes. However, unlike the situation in totalitarian regimes, democratic censorship is invariably disguised as something else; in this aspect, totalitarian regimes are more honest than what nowadays is wrongly referred to as democracies. The events surrounding 9/11 and the wars against […]

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Sins of Our Fathers

“We dance round in a ring and suppose/ But the secret sits in the middle and knows.” ~ Robert Frost. Victors’ celebrations harbor shadows that lurk in the soul as revelers dance in remembrance, burying in laughter the suffering screams of those displaced and destroyed, furiously hiding   forgotten faces framed in fear from mocking the […]

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America Has Always Been A Bully

America has always been a bully.  Americans are convinced that they have a God-given right, or destiny, to expand the country’s borders from “sea to shining sea”. “The land of the free and the home of the brave” was conquered with complete disregard for the rights of America’s original inhabitants. Full of expansionist tendencies, Americans […]

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The Palestinians as an “Invented People”

The name “Palestine” has been around for a long time. “Peleset”, transliterated from Egyptian hieroglyphics as “P-l-s-t”, is found in numerous Egyptian documents referring to a neighboring people or land starting from around 1150 BC. The “Philistine” States existed concurrently with the ancient Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, making up the coastal plain below Jaffa […]

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Israeli secret contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood?

Allegations of the Israeli Rabbi Michael Melchior about having secret contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, is it true or only expressing his wishes?   The idea of investigating ties connecting the Israeli occupation to the Muslim Brotherhood group emerged two years ago, when some Israeli leaders sowed rumours about opening secretive communication channels between them […]

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Open Letter to New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully

Open Letter to Murray McCully: Invitation to support international law regarding Israel’s trading practices 30 April 2012 Dear Mr McCully, The fifth-biggest UK food retailer and biggest Co-operative Group in Europe has ceased trading with suppliers that are linked to Israeli settlements. The Co-op’s decision will immediately hit four suppliers, Agrexco, Arava Export Growers, Adafresh […]

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The Globe Theatre BDS Scandal

This is a story of three Theatres. The Habima Theatre of Israel, The Globe Theatre of London UK, and the Ashtar theatre in Ramallah, occupied Palestine. The Ashtar Theatre has recently received rave reviews, with an ‘Arab Spring’ version of Shakespeare’s classic tale – Richard 2nd, and are due to perform this May at the […]

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Women’s Activism in Palestine

From the Disappointment of the First Intifada to the Hope of a New Movement Women took an active role in the Palestinian struggle in the First Uprising ‘Intifada’. Nonetheless, after the signing of the Oslo agreement in 1994, women’s role has diminished. Seventeen years later, a new generation of Palestinian women rose stronger than before. […]

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