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“Transfer” Thinking, or Ethnic Cleansing in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Word File: Ethnic Cleansing Sample statements (for full source citation, and many more statements, see the Word document above): Theodor Herzl, 1895: “We must expropriate gently . . . We shall have to spirit the penniless population across the border … Continue reading

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“Peace Process”

As the “peace process” drags on, and Kerry negotiates in yet another US “initiative,” the following occurs. Israel demolishes Palestinian houses built without a permit. The catch is, Israel almost never issues permits to Palestinians (Middle East Monitor): A researcher … Continue reading

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Peace in the Middle East? Kerry under fire–from Israel

As of today, Secretary of State John Kerry, a longtime partisan to Israeli interests, is condemned by Israelis–for being interested in peace at all. According Israeli Defense Minister Yaalon, Kerry approaches peace with “an unfathomable obsession and a messianic feeling.” … Continue reading

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How the wall “works”, or annexation by security

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Obama, the Zionist extremist

Obama gave a speech at the UN on the subject of Palestinian statehood. A number of commentators have pointed out that Obama’s position regarding the matter is now more extreme than that of the majority of Israeli citizens. Here are … Continue reading

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Fighting terrorism with terrorism…or Israel’s race to barbarism

There is a problem with fighting terrorism with terrorism – Israel’s clear strategy today in Gaza. It is a race to the moral bottom. A race to barbarism. There is a clear moral grid by which to judge Israel’s response … Continue reading

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Robert Fisk is lucid on Middle East topics (2009 interview)

Some crib notes: 1. Middle East was carved up in the most artificial way after WWII; they never got a chance to have any political unity nor form their own nation-states. Hence, they revert to sectarian loyalties; either by tribe, … Continue reading

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Racism in Tel Aviv

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Obama’s speech on Palestine-Israel: responses and clarifications

Obama gave a speech yesterday about the Middle East conflict in which he announced that the US was officially supporting the Palestinian 1967 borders. Is this a major push toward new solutions, or just more of the same? Some are … Continue reading

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“Israel is a lunatic state”

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Two rabbis at Honukkah: light a candle for Gaza, or US media and Israel

When it comes to reporting on the human realities of the Palestinians, mainstream news in the US is blatantly biased in favor of the Israeli state. Even simple facts about the Palestinians don’t see the light of day in the … Continue reading

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