Author Archives: Matthew Taylor

About Matthew Taylor

Matthew A. Taylor is co-founder of PeacePower magazine, and author of "The Road to Nonviolent Coexistence in Palestine/Israel," a chapter in the book Nonviolent Coexistence.

Netanyahu ducks Mandela memorial

Netanyahu Ducks Mandela Memorial as Gideon Levy Calls Israel a S. Africa ‘Twin’. Netanyahu missing chance to be Israel’s De Klerk.

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Israel apologists attempted to discredit Mandela with false Israel apartheid quote

Did Nelson Mandela label Israel an ‘apartheid’ regime? Israel’s apologists claimed he did in 1990, apparently misquoting Mandela for their own political objectives.

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Obama’s Mandela eulogy — moving, and hypocritical

“My very first political action, the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics, was a protest against apartheid,” Obama said last night in an eloquent eulogy to Nelson Mandela. And today as president he is responsible for giving billions of dollars in military aid to an Israeli regime that, by any reading of international law, is committing the Crime of Apartheid against the Palestinian people.

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Newseum honors newsman who ran guns for ethnic cleansing of Palestine

Newseum glorifies the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by honoring Hank Greenspun’s gun-running to Israel in the 1940s.

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Settler leader endorses boycott of apartheid

Check out this gem from the New York Times’ fawning GQ-like profile of Israeli settler leader Dani Dayan: [Dayan and his wife] built a showpiece home, where the sunken double-height living room is filled with a painting from Vietnam, a … Continue reading

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Dennis Ross urges Iran war in deceptive ‘NYT’ op-ed

Under the misleading headline “How America Can Slow Israel’s March to War,” former White House official/former and current Israel lobbyist Dennis Ross delivers a prescription for the opposite: Second, America should begin discussions with the permanent members of the United … Continue reading

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Circumcision deaths are a legalized non-scandal

Legalized circumcision-related deaths meet zero accountability, while the recent ultra-Orthodox sexual abuse scandal led to criminal charges.

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Brave ‘NYT’ exposes depth of Obama ties to the a lobby

Front-page, above the fold, the New York Times rips off the veil of secrecy surrounding the extent to which a certain lobby controls U.S. policy.

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Avraham Burg: World must tell Israel it can’t be ‘the only democracy in the Middle East’ & the last colonial occupier in the Western world

Former Israeli Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg endorses boycott of settlement products in The Independent.

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Green Party candidate for President calls for end to Israeli apartheid

Dr. Jill Stein, who recently clinched the Green Party nomination for President, demands: “an end to the discriminatory apartheid policies within the state of Israel, the removal of the Separation Wall, a ban on assassination, movement toward denuclearization, the release of all political prisoners and journalists from Israeli and Palestinian prisons, disarmament of non-state militias, and recognition of the right of self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians”

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Peter Beinart’s cognitive dissonance on ‘threats to Israel’s demographics’

Michael Lerner and Peter Beinart seek to preserve Israel’s Jewish majority from the right of return

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The benedictions of Benzion Netanyahu’s racism

Teh late Benzion Netanyahu believed in unending conquest of Arabs till they accepted the higher morality of their overlords

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Beinart’s Blindspot: Israel has always been a non-democratic apartheid state

Beinart’s new book to be brave, important, and blinkered all at once. The biggest problem is Beinart’s false, idealized image of pre-1967 Israel as a “flawed, but genuine democracy.” This doesn’t work because even within the green line Israel has always been a non-democratic apartheid state.

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‘When Netanyahu and I look up we see nothing but the sky’ — Deputy Messiah Barak

Ehud Barak has expressed messianism; it’s not just Yuval Diskin diagnosing it

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If you deduct the Israelites, Pharaoh’s Egypt was actually a marvelous country

Bibi Netanyahu says if you deduct the Palestinians, Israel is actually a very equal country

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Bloomberg warns BDS will lead to ‘massacres’ as Park Slope Co-op holds initial vote on boycott tonight

New York pols are lining up against the effort to boycott Israeli goods in the Park Slope Food Co-op. Bloomberg says it will lead to massacres and Scott Stringer calls it “an anti-Semitic crusade.” Co-op members’ response? You won’t learn it from the ‘New York Times’ who didn’t think to ask.

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Israeli apartheid is never fit to print in the ‘Times’, only in ‘Haaretz’

When has the Times ever filed a serious report on Israeli apartheid policies, and will it ever? Meanwhile, Haaretz today runs an editorial page broadside against the colony/settlement Ariel’s University expansion plans.

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Quoting Israelis, ‘NYT’ front pager says Iran will take a military strike lying down (won’t even raise oil prices!)

Ethan Bronner quotes Israelis saying that Iran won’t retaliate if it is attacked

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Security expert formerly in Bush I administration says Holocaust rationalizes Israel’s nuking Iran

Bennett Ramberg, formerly of GHW Bush’s State Department, now a purported expert on international relations, offers this unsettling prediction/threat in the New York Times’s Jan. 25th print edition: If Jerusalem really believes that a nuclear-armed Tehran poses an existential threat –– … Continue reading

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Santorum’s pulp hasbara

1974 novel envisioned Israel fighting Native Americans in Texas. Has Santorum been reading this book?

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Free graphic novel explores CIA overthrow of Iranian gov’t in 1953

CIA’s Operation Ajax to overthrow Iran government in 1953 helped poison U.S. relations with Persians for decades to come

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How to avoid war with Iran

Elided from mainstream media coverage, the root cause of the current standoff with Iran is the 1953 U.S.-orchestrated overthrow of Iran’s democratically-elected government and its Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. This led to decades of U.S.-backed oppression under the Shah’s brutal dictatorship. The … Continue reading

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West’s 1% salivates over spoils of the Libyan 99%

Q: Who is set to financially benefit from the sacrifices of the 99% (okay, maybe it wasn’t quite that many, but you know what I mean) of Libyans who risked their lives in the revolution? A: The 1% of American … Continue reading

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Burg, former Knesset speaker, endorses idea of one state from river to sea

Enormous. Former Speaker of the Knesset Avraham Burg has come out of the colonialism closet and endorsed one democratic state from the river to the sea if Israel fails to take real steps toward two states, which of course, it … Continue reading

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Will a US veto at the UN invite another 9/11 (followed by an attack on Iran)?

Former U.S. ambassador Charles O. Cecil’s letter to President Obama warns that a U.S. veto of Palestine’s application for U.N. membership will physically endanger American civilians: …if the United States vetoes the Palestinian request for statehood, we will damage our position in … Continue reading

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