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February 2012

The Rosh Hashanah sermon on Fire Island

Philip Weiss on

Fire Island, NY I keep wanting to get to this story, and today I will. At the Penn BDS conference earlier this month, there was a panel of Jews speaking on “BDS, Hillel, and the Question of Anti-Semitism,” and Rebecca Vilkomerson of Jewish Voice for Peace began her remarks with a wonderful story: Rebecca Vilkomerson […]

Oakland carries Khader Adnan to Occupy San Quentin

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On Monday, 700 with Occupy Oakland demonstrated in front of San Quentin State Prison, where Palestinian and Arab activists directed attention to hunger striker Khader Adnan.

Ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous

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Occupy AIPAC is taking place this upcoming weekend in Washington DC. Medea Benjamin explains how AIPAC’s clout helps fuel a never-ending cycle of violence in the Middle East.

ADL enlists city of Oakland to block Atzmon event

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On Feb. 21, the San Francisco branch of the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement condemning the event, accusing Atzmon of “demonizing Israel, Zionism and Jewish culture and identity.” While the the ADL claimed it did “not question Atzmon’s right to speak,” it challenged city officials to “react as forcefully” to his visit as they would “if a virulently racist speaker were coming to town.”

Crawfish, gumbo, and the truth

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A sign hanging on a restaurant near New Orleans’s French Quarter presents the facts on Israel, Iran and the IAEA.

Open letter to Harvard President: Charges that one-state conference is anti-semitic are ‘defamatory’ and serve ‘to prevent rational discussion of ideas’

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A friend sends the following letter along. It has been released as pressure is mounting on the university to withdraw all financial support from the conference and prevent it from using a university venue. 27 February 2012 Dear President Faust and Dean Ellwood, We, the undersigned, are academics participating in the student-organized One State Conference […]

Free Fadi Quran

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After Israeli forces pepper sprayed and abducted US citizen and non-violent activist Fadi Quran on Friday, a group of students at Quran’s alma mater Stanford University have spearheaded a campaign for his release.

‘Kissinger believes Israelis are in panic and will attack Iran’ (2010)

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Kissinger More on those rational Israelis. Wikileaks is leaking internal memos from the global strategy/intelligence group Stratfor, led by George Friedman. Friedman relates this insight from a February 2010 meeting that apparently included Henry Kissinger and Paul Volcker: Insight–for internal use only–On pain of agony Some nuggets from meeting: Kissinger believes that the Israelis are […]