Category Archives: Politics

“May Your Home Be Destroyed”

Those were the words hurled at the US president by Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen) in a rambling, defiant speech before the PLO Central Council on January 14th. It is said to be one of the milder curses in the … Continue reading

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Destabilizing the Middle East: Within the Sunni world, an unlikely player pulls the strings

Is Israel seeking role as leader of the Sunni bloc? by Jonathan Cook / 10 November 2017   Leaked cable shows Israel told diplomats to support Saudi Arabia’s war of words with Iran and Lebanese group Hezbollah Israel has instructed … Continue reading

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UPDATED | This Always Makes America’s Political Leadership Lose Their Senses | VIDEO

I know — LOTS of things do! Like the accrual of power and influence, the smell of money — big money, and of course the fear of not being re-elected. But this thing is unimaginably powerful. It’s strong enough to … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s Laugh

Did you see it, and hear it? I did, and thought I could forget it, but I can’t. So here I am. The scene is the joint press conference held by President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister in the East Room … Continue reading

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UPDATED | What to Expect from America’s New Ambassador to Israel: The Worst of Everything

US ambassador to Israel: ‘Great advantage’ to Netanyahu by JONATHAN COOK / 12 March 2017 David Friedman is known for his support for the most extreme elements in Israel’s settler movement The choice of US ambassador to Israel has never … Continue reading

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When Jews Act Like Nazis: Israel’s ‘Alt-Right’ is alive and well

Independent journalist Jonathan Cook highlights what is not a new phenomenon at all but has simply re-emerged in recent years under a new flag and different leadership. With Israel’s mainstream political discourse taking on an ever more fascist tone, such groups … Continue reading

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A Report from the Trenches of “Globalization” and “Free Trade”

Maybe the terms “Globalization” and “Free Trade” cause your eyes (like mine) — understandably — to glaze over. If so, award-winning independent journalist Sandy Tolan, drawing on his broad experience immersed in other cultures, offers a primer on what these … Continue reading

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