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Netanyahu, 'Censored Voices,' and the False Narrative of Self-Defense  On March 3rd, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued an impassioned plea to Congress to protect Israel by opposing diplomacy with Iran.

Netanyahu, 'Censored Voices,' and the False Narrative of Self-Defense 

Referring to "the remarkable alliance between Israel and the United States" which includes "generous military assistance and missile defense," Netanyahu failed to mention that Israel has an arsenal of 100 or 200 nuclear weapons. The Six-Day War The day before he delivered that controversial address, Netanyahu expressed similar sentiments to AIPAC, Israel's powerful U.S. lobby. “It’s ugly, it’s vicious, it’s brutal”: Cornel West on Israel in Palestine — and why Gaza is “the hood on steroids”

One of the fundamental questions with regard to the critique of — and activism against — the Israeli occupation: How does this connect up with other social movements, and other struggles?

“It’s ugly, it’s vicious, it’s brutal”: Cornel West on Israel in Palestine — and why Gaza is “the hood on steroids”

Is the case of Israel and Palestine so specific, so complex, as to resist analogy? And if so, what does that mean for those who would be inclined to sympathize with the plight of the Palestinians, but unable to see their way clear to act in solidarity with them, as they might for others? These are pressing and difficult problems, yet increasingly, and especially on college campuses, and in academic organizations, people are willing to discuss and debate things like divestment, as well as academic and cultural boycotts that refuse to endorse the status quo. Israel Passes Law drafting Ultra-Orthodox Into Army. Los judíos que se oponen a la campaña de Israel en Gaza - BBC Mundo - Noticias. ¿Por qué las estrellas de Hollywood eluden hablar sobre Gaza? - BBC Mundo - Noticias.

It Can Be Done: Negotiate an End to the Siege in Gaza  The gutless American political class has abdicated its responsibility for the actions of the Israel Defense Forces.

It Can Be Done: Negotiate an End to the Siege in Gaza 

Few people living in the Middle East or anywhere else make the distinction between the United States and Israel, nor should they with all those weapons stamped "made in the USA. " Israel is not my birthright. I’m writing this in my new baby niece’s room.

Israel is not my birthright

I am here in Florida visiting my family because of this niece, this tiny pudgy innocent baby. We are Jewish, and it’s time for my niece to receive her Hebrew name in a sweet little ceremony at our longtime synagogue. Last night I sat at the synagogue next to my 19-year-old daughter. I felt a swell of joy as the services began; I’d been away too long. Debunking the myths about Gaza: The truth behind Israeli and Palestinian talking points. Palestinians just endured an exceptionally brutal weekend: In Gaza, the death toll crossed the appalling benchmark of 1,000, overwhelmingly civilians.

Debunking the myths about Gaza: The truth behind Israeli and Palestinian talking points

In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers and settlers also killed at least nine Palestinians amid protests against the devastation of Gaza. Israel Creates 'No Man's Land' in Gaza, Shrinking Strip by 40% Who helped set up her new online TV channel?

Israel Creates 'No Man's Land' in Gaza, Shrinking Strip by 40%

Just two former bosses at CNN and NBC, the type of networks she professes to despise. Jonathan Klein, the former president of CNN’s United States operation, and Jeff Gaspin, the former chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, are just the sort of lamestream media elites that Sarah Palin is constantly railing against. But, because this is America, where capitalism is the great equalizer between liberals and conservatives alike, a little difference of opinion hasn’t stopped the former governor of Alaska, Republican vice presidential nominee and right-wing political icon from joining forces with two blue-state media entrepreneurs to launch her own subscription-based online TV channel. The Sarah Palin Channel “went up last night at 9 p.m.,” Klein told The Daily Beast on Monday morning. Israeli Shells Hit School in Gaza, Killing 15.

GAZA CITY — Israeli artillery fire hit a United Nations-run school serving as a shelter in northern Gaza early Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians taking refuge there, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Israeli Shells Hit School in Gaza, Killing 15

The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Israel Is Minting the Next Generation of Hate. Patrick Sawyer was supposed to be at his kids’ birthday party in a few weeks—but he died of the virus before he could board a flight to Minneapolis.

Israel Is Minting the Next Generation of Hate

His wife on the epidemic’s toll. Nigeria felt a chill from the hot zone when a 40-year-old man collapsed and died from the dread Ebola virus after flying there from Liberia. That hot zone chill now reaches America, with word that the same man was scheduled to fly to Minneapolis in time for an August 16 party celebrating the birthdays of two of his three young daughters. Patrick Sawyer was a naturalized U.S. citizen who worked for the Finance Ministry of his native Liberia and returned home to his wife and children in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, whenever he could. Por qué a Estados Unidos y Europa les cuesta tanto criticar a Israel - BBC Mundo - Noticias. It Is Lonely Being an Israeli Lefty  A Dear Jon (Voight) Letter About Gaza and the History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 

Dear Jon Voight, We write to you as admirers of your work for many years.

A Dear Jon (Voight) Letter About Gaza and the History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict