Here’s a mental health break going into 2012. Thanks again everyone for a great year and we’ll see you soon.
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Matt Stoller Matt Stoller, now at the Roosevelt Institute, a former aide to former Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, poses the question, “Why Ron Paul Challenges Liberals,” at naked capitalism. The piece is getting a ton of attention. Thinking about this piece this morning, I reflected: Ron Paul supporters came to Occupy Wall Street. They […]
A woman who lived through the Gaza Massacre recalls children who died, her friends
A friend who is in Central America for New Year’s sent me the following charming note: So I finally read the article in Harper’s [by Ben Ehrenreich] about Israel’s water war with Palestine today by the pool and was a bit distressed by it. Not long after a guy from Chicago started talking to a […]
Under neoconservative pressure, Leon Panetta has walked back his concerns about a war on Iran. But some mainstream voices are backing him up
Those who promoted the Iraq war are now promoting the Iran war. Why do they have such clout?
Settlements in Palestine’ publishes a new report uncovering tax fraud committed by U.S. tax-exempt charities that funnel funds to Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Ron Kampeas Yesterday I posted a question that I’d sent to Ron Kampeas of JTA: why is it that the Walt and Mearsheimer thesis, that the Israel lobby played a crucial role in pushing the Iraq war, has become more and more mainstream in recent months/years? Kampeas sent me an answer on Facebook yesterday and […]
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Apartheid / Restriction of movement Absentee landowners? West Bank landowners can’t get to their land BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) 30 Dec — Jamal Salman stood on one side of the double chain-link fence, on land belonging to his family. On the other side of the Israeli-erected […]
Real News has produced an excellent “JNF 101”, a short 12 minute episode worth volumes.
Filmmaker David Zlutnick interviews professor Rachel Havrelock on her latest book River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line, and the differences between biblical geographic borders and the contemporary borders defined by state of Israel.
The left is highly suspicious of Ron Paul. But Robert Scheer says his antiwar message is being marginalized and Hadar says antiwar effort requires cross-ideological coalition
Notes on Obama’s expanding drone war
Raw unfiltered voice from Palestine: you call me a terrorist, but you have taught me to love my country
Dispossession of Palestinian land means theft of resources, unending
Memo to Obama: Clinton gave in to Israel lobby on Iran sanctions in his first term, then turned to corporate lobbies in his second term
Israeli group Latma has come out with another alleged satire. This one says that black people are trying to rape white women. Funny?
English dubstep artist scheduled for 12/20 in Tel Aviv was a no-show, under pressure from boycott advocates
American presidential nominating process was forced to include southern blacks after 1964. Israel hasn’t gotten there yet
Ron Kampeas The other day Ron Kampeas of the JTA and I did posts on the Economist article saying that the Jewishness of the neocons was an essential factor to be considered in any analysis of why the U.S. invaded Iraq. I sent Kampeas this note on Facebook (edited here to be less telegraphic). I […]
Palestinian pardoned by Israel put back on wanted list Zakaria Zbeidi, the former commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin who now runs the Freedom Theater, says he did not know his pardon was canceled. Zakaria Zbeidi, the former commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin who was pardoned by Israel two years ago, […]
The Obama administration is caught between election year concerns about the economy, the Israel lobby and Iran’s forceful response to harsh U.S. sanctions.
From Fidaa Abu Assi’s blog Gaza in Words.
Israel’s ambassadors say Palestinian impasse and anti-democratic measures leave them “hated and unwanted.” Michael Oren begs to differ!
Romania and Bulgaria opposed Palestinian statehood. Israel rewards them with 1000s of work permits