Category Archives: Politics

Trump’s and Bibi’s ‘Deal of the Century’: Precision engineered to ensure failure

The sheer duplicity and cynicism of it are truly breathtaking, even for world-class shysters and bullies like Trump and Netanyahu. Since the plan’s unveiling last week — trotted out by the president’s pinhead schoolboy son-in-law, Jared Kushner — much ink … Continue reading

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“Jerusalem Is Not Disneyland”– Despite serious objections, cable car crisscrossing Historic Basin forges ahead

UPDATED | Jerusalem cable car project passes over objections from many quarters Political interests drive tourism plan that would blight historic city’s skyline and bypass Palestinians by JONATHAN COOK /  13 May 2019 A proposed cable car project through occupied … Continue reading

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Friday LIVESTREAM: “Reframing the Discourse on Israel/Palestine”

Friday April 5th is an opportunity to learn and be challenged via a major symposium — hosted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, chaired by award-winning journalist Sandy Tolan, and assembling a wide-ranging slate of scholars, journalists … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Israeli Journalist Says “It’s Time to Tell the Truth”

Those are the words of commentator and Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy speaking from Tel Aviv a few days ago. They came in the wake of the recent comments of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), followed by a flurry of media blather and … Continue reading

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U.S. closes its 175-year-old consular mission in Jerusalem, further downgrading relations with Palestinians

An article published today by NPR correspondent Daniel Estrin notes the closing of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, a mission which represented the United States’ sole diplomatic outreach to the Oslo-created Palestinian Authority, and thus to the state-less Palestinian people. … Continue reading

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Why Ending All U.S. Aid to the Palestinians Is a Bad Idea

In an opinion piece published on the NPR web-site, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, joined by a fellow expert in international relations, try lending some nuance to the issue of U.S. aid — humanitarian, development, and security assistance — … Continue reading

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Your U.S. Senate at Work, Stripping Americans of Basic Rights

Yesterday, February 5th, 2019, the United States Senate took the bait. Our elected representatives voted, by a majority of 77 to 23, to reinforce state and local laws — already on the books or pending in 39 U.S. states — … Continue reading

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