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The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians

The systematic persecution of Palestinians has long occupied a place in the consciousness of the ummah, the global community of Muslims. Muslims worldwide have watched for decades as Palestinians have been repeatedly displaced, subjected to disproportionate collective punishment, and denied statehood. While the Israeli occupation continues to stir up feelings of anger and powerlessness, another ethnic…… Continue reading The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians

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Media Silence as Chief Rabbi of Israel Calls for Execution of Palestinians

Chief Rabbi of Safed Shmuel Eliyahu of Israel recently called for the executions of Palestinians on his Facebook page. His argument: kill Palestinians in order to establish safety in Israel. “Israel army has to stop arresting Palestinians… it must execute them and leave no one alive.” Those are Eliyahu’s exact words. He sounds like Hitler,…… Continue reading Media Silence as Chief Rabbi of Israel Calls for Execution of Palestinians

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Jewish Extremists Torch One of Christendom’s Most Important Churches

Here’s another important story getting hardly – if any attention – in media. On an erly Thursday morning in June 2015, “Jewish extremists” torched the Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha, near the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The arsonists wrote graffiti in Hebrew on that walls that read, “Pagans” and “False idols will be…… Continue reading Jewish Extremists Torch One of Christendom’s Most Important Churches

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Israel and the U.S. Use Depleted Uranium in Gaza, Syria and Iraq

The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that the Israeli military used depleted uranium against Syrians. Depleted uranium is used in nuclear reactors, making it a toxic and dangerous radioactive weapon. A Syrian military leader witnessed the impact of this toxin. He stated: “When the explosion happened it felt like an earthquake, then a giant golden mushroom of fire appeared.…… Continue reading Israel and the U.S. Use Depleted Uranium in Gaza, Syria and Iraq

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Netanyahu and America’s Flailing Democracy

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How and Why the US Reinvaded Iraq in 2014/2015

Chuck Hagel, US Defense Secretary, said in an interview last week that Washington might send American ground troops to Iraq to help “turn back” the Islamic State’s (IS) advancement in Syria and Iraq. To be specific, Hagel stated, “I think [the situation] may require a forward deployment of some of our troops … I would say we’re not there…… Continue reading How and Why the US Reinvaded Iraq in 2014/2015

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Former Senator Alleges FBI Covered Up Saudi Role in 9/11

As I noted yesterday in a post, there is growing rumblings in Washington and around the country that the US government covered up the role that the Saudi Arabian government played in the 9/11 attacks. An article by 10 News in Sarasota, Florida, adds to the growing chorus in noting the charge of former Senator…… Continue reading Former Senator Alleges FBI Covered Up Saudi Role in 9/11

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Why Aren’t IS and Al-Qaeda Attacking Israel?

Why does Israel not share the concern it has over Palestinians, Iranians, Syrians, and Lebanese with al-Nusra, ISIS, and al-Qaeda? Why do these groups wage jihad against Israel’s enemies but not against Israel itself? Indeed, this curious fact was also raised by Nabil Na’eem, the former al-Qaeda commander who recently gave an interview to Al-Maydeen…… Continue reading Why Aren’t IS and Al-Qaeda Attacking Israel?

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Dutchman Who Saved Jewish Girl During Holocaust Returns Medal Because of Israel’s Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza

A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza. Henk Zanoli, 91, wrote to the Israeli embassy in The Hague to say he could no longer hold the honour. He said…… Continue reading Dutchman Who Saved Jewish Girl During Holocaust Returns Medal Because of Israel’s Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza

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Roaring Speech by Ireland’s Trevor Hogan on Palestinian Solidarity

An amazing speech on the Day of Rage Saturday August 9 in Dublin. Trevor Hoganis a former rugby forward in Ireland who participated in the Gaza flotilla and has assumed a prominent role in Palestinian solidarity in his country. Here he calls out the “cowardice” of the Irish government and the members of the Israel lobby in…… Continue reading Roaring Speech by Ireland’s Trevor Hogan on Palestinian Solidarity

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Text of “When Genocide is Permissible” Article by Yochanan Gordon

Yochanan Gordon, blogger for the Times of Israel, called for “the final solution” of Palestinians, just like Hitler called for “the final solution” against Jews during the 1930s and 1940s. Not only does “When Genocide is Permissible” have an utterly outrageous and ridiculous argument, but the piece itself is poorly written. Genocide is never permissible, you idiot. Original link…… Continue reading Text of “When Genocide is Permissible” Article by Yochanan Gordon

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Village of Kinvara First to Boycott Israeli Goods in Ireland

Kinvara (Cinn Mhara, meaning “head of the sea”), a village in County Galway, has become the first community in Ireland to unite against Israel’s military action in Gaza. Kinvara’s business community agreed this week to operate a boycott of Israeli goods, in protest against the “ongoing bombardment” of the Palestinian people. According to the Irish Palestine…… Continue reading Village of Kinvara First to Boycott Israeli Goods in Ireland

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An Irish Perspective for the Palestinian People

I must say, the Irish people I have been speaking to over the last few days are so passionate about the situation in Palestine. Not sure what it is, if it’s Ireland’s history of being oppressed by a ruthless foreign invader, or if it’s just the compassion of the Irish people. Nevertheless their stance on…… Continue reading An Irish Perspective for the Palestinian People

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Film-work: Dubliners demonstrate in solidarity with Gaza

Thanks to Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign for organizing this demonstration.

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My Few Words on the :atest Crisis in Gaza

I’ve watched the news. I’ve read all kinds of news sources.  I’m disgusted, upset, and frustrated. I can’t even stomach the hate and ignorance I see in people. It’s not easy to bite my tongue, but I do it anyways. On several occasions,  I’ve written entire posts on how I feel about the situation, but every…… Continue reading My Few Words on the :atest Crisis in Gaza

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Disparity Between U.S. vs. Iran Military Spending

My latest cross-post from Greenwald has to do with a small excerpt from one of his articles and the graph he included in it.  The graph highlights U.S vs. Iran military spending.  What’s most alarming isn’t that the difference in spending is so large (though of course it’s indeed scary), but that the U.S., with…… Continue reading Disparity Between U.S. vs. Iran Military Spending

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Reason Behind American Fear-Mongering Campaign Against Iran

Important passage from Glenn Greenwald’s article on the real reason why the U.S. fears a nuclear Iran: No rational person takes seriously the claim that Iran, even if it did obtain a nuclear weapon, would commit instant and guaranteed national suicide by using it to attack a nation that has a huge nuclear stockpile, which happens…… Continue reading Reason Behind American Fear-Mongering Campaign Against Iran

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“The Forefront of Zion:” Video of Israeli Colonization of East Jerusalem

Mondoweiss writes: You will see the billboard for an Israeli settlement right below us being built inside the Palestinian neighborhood of Jebel  Muhaber. The billboard features an appeal for American Jews to buy here. The colony is called Nof Zion, the vista of Zion. At 2:08 you will see the black barrels on the tops…… Continue reading “The Forefront of Zion:” Video of Israeli Colonization of East Jerusalem

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Politics: N.Y.P.D. now an international ‘anti-terrorist’ organization?

Wait, what? The N.Y.P.D., located half way across the world from the ‘Holy Land’, has opened its own ‘anti-terror’ office inside Israel, writes the al-monitor.com.  Will N.Y.P.D. become a branch of the C.I.A.? How exactly does this legally work? I feel that this is messed up in all sorts of ways.

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Politics: Politics of ‘Anti-Semitic’

About five minutes ago, I had a link ready for posting on my Facebook profile. The link had to do with Eilat, Israel’s (mis)treatment of the children of African migrants. In a nut shell, the rulers of Eilat want these children to be placed in separate schools and away from the ‘real’ and more ‘authentic’…… Continue reading Politics: Politics of ‘Anti-Semitic’

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Weak Economy Means an Inferior Culture?

In a nut-shell, Mitt Romney insinuated on his recent visit to Jerusalem that Israel’s economy performs well because Israeli society has a superior culture.  Inevitably, Romney also hinted that the Palestinian economy does not perform well because Palestinian society lacks ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, thus making Palestinian culture ‘inferior’. Romney’s ‘logic’, therefore, suggests that a strong…… Continue reading Weak Economy Means an Inferior Culture?

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Politics: What Romney said behind closed doors in Jerusalem

Dear my Israeli donor friends, I have some ideas.  Don’t tell ANYONE what I’m about to propose. Donate $10 million to my campaign and the US will strike Iranian nuclear sites with missiles by February 2013. Of course that’s if I’m elected President. Donate $40 million to my campaign and the US will invade Iran…… Continue reading Politics: What Romney said behind closed doors in Jerusalem

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Al Aqsa Imam Arrested by Israeli Army During Ramadan

On Thursday, 26th July, Israeli occupation forces arrested at dawn, Imam of al-Aqsa mosque after they broke into the mosque, closed its gates and forced the worshipers to leave. Sources in Jerusalem said that worshipers were at the mosque for al-Fajer prayer and suddenly the Israeli police broke into the mosque, arrested the mosque’s Imam and…… Continue reading Al Aqsa Imam Arrested by Israeli Army During Ramadan

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Politics: Demographics of religiously volatile areas

The population in some of the world’s most destructive and fragile areas are overwhelmingly young.  Some of these areas – Kashmir and the Palestinian occupied territories as two examples – have religious conflict ingrained in their history and everyday life psyche.  Here are a few figures for you to think about: 1.  75% of India’s…… Continue reading Politics: Demographics of religiously volatile areas

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It’s dangerous stuff when the US arms Italian drones

Drone warfare, especially the US’s illegal use of it in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has bothered me greatly since I first started writing about it for World Can’t Wait in 2010.  As it is with others, my main concern with the use of drone warfare is that drones more often than not kill civilians and not the…… Continue reading It’s dangerous stuff when the US arms Italian drones

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Stand by 60 Minutes for report on Israel’s occupation and persecution of Christians

I just received an e-mail requesting that I stand by 60 Minutes, which is under attack for airing a report which was critical of Israel’s occupation and its persecution of Christians.  The e-mail from a leader at Jewish Voices for Peace read as follows: This week, something rare happened: A major U.S. media outlet actually…… Continue reading Stand by 60 Minutes for report on Israel’s occupation and persecution of Christians