Author Archives: Mohammad of Vancouver

Roadmap’s offspring: Iraq war. And the settlement freeze’s?

The Times of London is reporting that the west and Israel are moving toward a deal in which Israel makes concessions on the alleged peace process and is given the green light to attack Iran within a year. “Urgent!!!” writes…
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Did Biden open gate to Israeli attack on Iran?

Joe Biden went on “This Week,” George Stephanopoulos’s show Sunday, and said Israel has a “sovereign right” to go after Iran. JTA saw Biden’s comments as giving a “green light” to Israel. So did Haaretz. When asked whether the Obama…
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Mohammad of Vancouver on the anti-Ahmadinejad bloc

Mohammad of Vancouver writes: The 23 countries that walked out of the Geneva Conference during Ahmadinejad’s speech are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,…
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Mohammad of Vancouver on the anti-Ahmadinejad bloc

Mohammad of Vancouver writes: The 23 countries that walked out of the Geneva Conference during Ahmadinejad’s speech are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia,…
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Mohammad of Vancouver on Ahmadinejad’s speech

The other day we ran a repudiation of Ahmadinejad’s speech in Geneva by Bruce Wolman. As a Jew, I took comfort in that; but this site is not about comfort. We aim to be a place where dialogue occurs across…
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Mohammad of Vancouver on Ahmadinejad’s speech

The other day we ran a repudiation of Ahmadinejad’s speech in Geneva by Bruce Wolman. As a Jew, I took comfort in that; but this site is not about comfort. We aim to be a place where dialogue occurs across…
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full English text of Ahmadinejad speech

Available here. (Thanks to Mohammad of Vancouver) Oh and here is the full text as submitted to the UN by the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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U.S. may have to choose between a nuclear Iran and Islamic revolution in Egypt, Saudia Arabia

Mohammad of Vancouver responds to Obama’s Nowruz greetings to the Iranian people and leaders, on the occasion of the Zoroastrian new year: Obama is setting himself up for a difficult task, and his new year message is not going to…
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Iran turns from fatwas and assassinations to international criminal court. Role model?

Mohammad of Vancouver writes: It was first reported on Iran’s Press TV that Iran has asked Interpol to investigate the role of high Israeli officials in the war crimes committed against Gaza. After that, the news that the International Criminal…
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Understanding Dershowitz

Mohammad of Vancouver: The real and material world changes in many ways on a regular basis. Things go up, then they go down, and then they go up again. Every phenomenon, even a solid piece of rock, shows the signs…
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Posted in Gaza, Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, US Policy in the Middle East, US Politics | 32 Comments

2 responses to ‘Israeli Arabs should reenact Selma’

Earlier today Felson wrote, in a post titled Israeli Arabs Should Reenact Selma: “How Israel’s Arabs express their anger is crucial to reversing public opinion in the U.S. It needs to be non-violent, modeled after the civil rights campaign in…
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Nothing changes on the West Bank

Settler pogroms continue–last night, indiscriminate firing on a village outside Bethlehem.
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A self-interview by Mohammad with Mohammad on the anniversary of the Iranian Revolution

Thirty years ago today, Ayatollah Khomeini managed to bring down a 2500-year old monarchy in Iran and replace it with a new government system never seen before. On the eve of the anniversary of this revolution Mohammad of Vancouver sits…
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Israel and Iran should go out and have a beer to celebrate the dialectical creation of the global Islamic nation! says Mohammad of Vancouver

Today Americans for Peace Now released an interview with former Mossad exec Yossi Alpher where Alpher showed great respect for the Iranian revolution, comparing it to the Russian revolution, and saying that neoconservatives failed to understand its permanency and support….
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Gaza reignites spirit of ’68– with 12 occupations at British schools

From the Telegraph: John Rose, one of the original London School of Economics (LSE) students to mount the barricades alongside Tariq Ali in 1968, spent last week giving lectures on the situation in Gaza at 12 of the occupations. “This…
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Why the U.S. will not attack Iran–Mohammad of Vancouver

Mohammad of Vancouver writes: I have no illusions about Obama. I began having doubts when the Lieberman mentorship issue surfaced, and these doubts solidified into actual fears when I saw his speech at the annual AIPAC conference in June 2008….
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‘NYT’ gives hardline spin to Biden’s speech in Munich

Mohammad of Vancouver writes: We all agree that Joe Biden was is in Munich for an international security conference. We all agree that he spoke about the new direction in US foreign policy. But that’s all USA and the rest…
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The Iranian revolution has succeeded in many ways–Mohammad of Vancouver

In a day or so we’re going to publish a splendid piece by Mohammad of Vancouver disputing James Petras’s argument that Obama is going to attack Iran. Part of Mohammad’s critique is a long meditation on the character of the…
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Obama continues policies in Muslim world ‘discredited’ by the last administration

Mohammad of Vancouver has done two posts on this site in anger Obama for continuing the bombing of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Lately, I learned that two Massachusetts women, Leslie Shatz and Shirley Blanchard, had written the president with the same…
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‘the most important book to read’

Writes Mohammad of Vancouver: A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism, by Bobby Sayyid. There is this much of this free online. I cannot stress how important it is to read this book, to pass it on to…
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Report: Hamas says Israel could have peace with withdrawal to ’67 line

Mohammad of Vancouver notes that a French Jewish writer, Marek Halter, met with Khaled Meshaal of Hamas last month in Damascus and reports that Hamas would recognize Israel’s existence inside the ’67 borders.
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Israel manhandles Europeans at border. Kerfuffle. Double standard

Frightening country. Do we even know what Israel is? The other day Israeli soldiers fired warning shots toward the French consul-general and his colleagues as they returned from visiting Gaza. Israelis held the group up for six hours, too, at…
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Posted in Gaza, Israel/Palestine | 10 Comments

i heart gaza

Mohammad of Vancouver has a new website up that sells t-shirts and buttons for Gazan relief. iheartgaza.org. Go there! –Phil Weiss
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Mohammad of Vancouver: What does it mean when states acknowledge the use of torture?

Phil Weiss: When he was young, my friend Mohammad of Vancouver, an art curator and graduate student, served in the Iranian army during the Iran-Iraq war. I asked him whether he’d observed or experienced torture, and how he feels about…
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Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb, Obama

Mohammad of Vancouver writes: That’s Pakistan. And here is Afghanistan. What is going on?
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