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  • Controversial, illegal, and documented: Israeli military strategies in Gaza
    • Is Israel sending text SMS messages to Palestinians, warning them to move to avoid bombs, they way it did in Cast Lead?

      At the time, Israel and its supporters in the USA, such as New York Senator Chuck Schumer, gave this practice as evidence of the IDF's careful respect for civilian life.

      It subsequently emerged that IDF soldiers had orders to shoot and kill any Palestinian seen using a cell phone. So the 'humanitarian' text messages must have actually been death sentences for a number of people in Gaza.

  • 'Washington Post' exhibits naked double standard in Israeli, Palestinian deaths (and injuries)
    • The timing of this current bout of Israeli genocide might very well be due to the forthcoming US elections. Every fundraising Congressman, Congresswoman and Senator up for election want to do everything he or she can to flout their pro-Israel credentials. Furthermore, the November election is the last one in which Obama will have a personal stake. The Israelis might be wary of what Obama will do vis a vis Palestine, without having an election to worry about. So, the Zionists think, why not grab Gaza now?

  • Video: 'It's a hell of a pinpoint operation' -- John Kerry caught criticizing Israel on hot mic during Sunday news show
    • 'Pinpoint Operation' : I wish not only Kerry had been asked what he meant by that, but more importantly, was that terminology given to him by someone else.

      I'm just guessing, but I wonder if Netanyahu or some other Israeli supplied him that phrase, promising that this indiscriminate, genocidal attack on Gaza would be a 'pinpoint operation'. Kerry may have been reflecting his disgust at once again being lied to by the Israelis.

  • Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel
    • Does anyone realize that this kind of resolution and all the money and support the USA gives Israel means that more Americans will die in terrorist attacks? Does anyone understand that Ramzi Yusef and his Uncle Khalid Sheikh Mohammed attacked the Twin Towers and The Pentagon precisely because of US support for Israel?

  • 'Heartbroken' at 'horrifying' killing of boys, State Dep't says Israel must do more to prevent civilian deaths
    • Headlines around the world today abound with the shock and outrage at the slaughter of innocent children.

      Like this one at the London Evening Standard (link to standard.co.uk)

      Of course, it is not the death of Palestinian children which has evoked this reaction. The mainstream media never seems to be outraged when Palestinian children die.

  • Cantor's defeat had nothing to do with religion
  • Shalom Modi: India and Israel look to deepen ties following victory of the Hindu right
    • Don't forget that British Palestine and British Hindustan were partitioned at about the same time, 1947/1948. In both cases it ultimately served British imperial interests.
      Gandhi and others warned against partition; he'd spent time in British built jails in India, just as Palestinians today spend time in British built jails.

      Gandhi even offered to make Jinna, the Pakistani/Moslem leader, president of a united Hindustan, obviating the need for the creation of a separate Bangladesh or Pakistan.

      In both former British colonies, in the middle east and south asia, Britain's partitions have been total disasters.

  • Defending Apartheid – From 1968 to the present
    • While some will object to any Nazi comparison, but on ecan't help remembering that German rocket scientists were planning to take mankind to the stars. They did, to some extent; the first photographs of the earth from orbit were made from modified V2 rockets. Slave labour camps and the all the crimes of the Hitler era were, for some of these scientifics, completely justified by the promise of huge scientific advances, which they were sure in the end would benefit all mankind.

      Another thing, when you hear Israelis and their supporters like Taft talking in this vein, is to remind oneself that Israel is essentially a colonial project. Zionists themselves often referred to the 'colonization of Palestine' before WW2. Throughout the imperial/colonial, many of Europes' greatest technological advances were made either in the colonies or because of the colonies. The richest 'Europeans' were often those who lived abroad. Think of people like Elihu Yale, who made his money in India, or Cecil Rhodes in Africa; the richest French Dutch English etc men in the 17th & 18th & 19th centuries usually made their money in the colonies. In mid 17th century the richest English men often made their money in either Barbados or Jamaica, on the backs of course of slave labour.

      Israel is essentially the last European colony, and its wealth and success, like all colonies, has come largely at the expense of the indigenous people.

  • Tony Blair's Middle East speech: dangerous and anti-Muslim
    • “For the last 40/50 years, there has been a steady stream of funding, proselytising, organising and promulgating coming out of the Middle East, pushing views of religion that are narrow minded and dangerous.”

      As good a definition of Zionism as any.

  • 'A Painful Price': The escalating war on Palestine solidarity at U of Michigan and beyond
    • Thanks Max
      An article as riveting as it is depressing, and one is prompted to react along the lines of 'Where's my country, dude?!'

      Zionists are destroying American intellectual life.

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