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July 2012

Neocon pressure group’s latest salvo: attacking Obama for not visiting Israel

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The neoconservative pressure group Emergency Committee For Israel (ECI) is pulling out all the stops ahead of Mitt Romney’s jaunt to Israel. Their latest salvo: television ads that criticize President Obama for not visiting Israel while in office (see above). On their website, ECI states: President Obama is quite a world traveler. But not to […]

Canadian band attacked by Israel lobby group after playing song titled ‘Apartheid’

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The following article is a press release from a Canadian music group. Ottawa musical group Three Little Birds sings “Apartheid” on CTV Morning Live, and is subsequently attacked by pro-Israel media watchdog HonestReporting Canada. The band’s segment on CTV promotes their self-titled debut album, Three Little Birds, and their performance at the Ottawa Jazz Festival. […]

Exile and the Prophetic: Chief Last Night

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When the prophetic gives way to empire Jews may be like the chief’s analysis of the British. In the prophet mode, our tails wag. When we defend empire, we can’t breathe.

The occupation machine can’t run on empathy

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Oded Na’aman’s “The Checkpoint: Terror, Power, and Cruelty,” in the latest Boston Review, explains how Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians rests on the whims of teenagers trained to wash away their sense of empathy with anti-septic.

Gaza, Get an Airport or Get a Life

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Blogger Fidaa Abuassi describes the tortured path of traveling in and out of the blockaded Gaza Strip, and the humorous conversations that occur along the way.

Mid-summer lull

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For the next few days Adam Horowitz will be moving and Phil Weiss will be traveling, so the site will be in a bit of a lull. Read a good book. We should catch up some by the weekend. In the meantime the A Team of Alex Kane, Allison Deger and Annie Robbins will be […]

Susan Abulhawa demolishes Itamar Marcus

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Susie Abulhawa demolishes Nakba denier Itamar Marcus on RT’s Cross Talk. Host Peter Lavelle opens the show, Israel: What occupation?, discussing the  Levy Commission report. Marcus starts out denying the occupation but at the finale concludes the land was desolate when the Zionists arrived. “No one was displaced…..the land was empty” Classic, a must see. […]