Archive for the 'Israel' Category

Israel’s Ayalon Apologizes for Chair Insult to Turks

Filed under: Israel | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 01/13/2010 @ 4:22:26 PM
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Danny Ayalon seems not to have understood Charlie Chaplain’s famous “my chair is bigger than your chair” scene in The Great Dictator, in which Adenoid Hynkel tries to humiliate Benzoni … [Keep reading >>]

Israeli Foreign Minister in Corruption Allegations

Filed under: Corruption | Israel | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 04/2/2009 @ 8:43:13 AM

Jeez, what a prince.

Israeli FM questioned over fraud

Israel’s new Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has been questioned by police for at least seven hours over corruption allegations.

Police said Mr Lieberman was … [Keep reading >>]

White Phosphorus Used in Gaza: Human Rights Watch

Filed under: Israel | Middle East | Terrorism | War — by Will Kirkland 03/26/2009 @ 12:26:05 PM
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During the January assault on Gaza there were claims that Israel had used white phosphorus, not simply to create obscuring smoke but to attack populated areas — in contravention of … [Keep reading >>]

Soldiers in Gaza: There Was a Thirst for Blood

Filed under: Israel — by Will Kirkland 03/21/2009 @ 1:42:28 PM
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Newspapers in Israel have been picking up a story that began in one of the elite military prep schools in the country. Graduates who had joined the armed forces … [Keep reading >>]

Avigdor Lieberman Next Israeli Foreign Minister

Filed under: Israel | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 03/17/2009 @ 8:11:31 AM

Avigdor Lieberman, Moldovan immigrant, former night club bouncer, unremittingly contemptuous of Arabs, is set to be the next Foreign Minister of Israel. This would be something akin to George … [Keep reading >>]

Chas Freeman Steps Out as National Intelligence Council Chief

Filed under: Israel | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 03/12/2009 @ 9:42:16 PM
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What a god damned waste of talent – torpedoed by those who can’t abide a challenge to their own grip on power.

Charles (Chas) Freeman was tapped by Obama to head … [Keep reading >>]

The Novelist in Wartime

Filed under: Art & Culture | Books | Israel | Middle East — by Don Cohon 02/22/2009 @ 8:32:18 PM
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I found this at Salon and wanted to share it with you. Murakami isn’t as well known in the U.S. as he should be. Here are some … [Keep reading >>]

Right Wing Attacks 60 Minutes Israel Report

Filed under: Action! | Israel | Media | Reporters — by Will Kirkland 01/29/2009 @ 10:51:10 PM

The admirable J Street Project sends out an action alert. Please give them, and 60 Minutes, some finger power.

This past Sunday, 60 Minutes aired a powerful and thoughtful report … [Keep reading >>]

Clash in Davos over Gaza

Filed under: Economy | Israel — by Will Kirkland 01/29/2009 @ 3:29:46 PM
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Even the high and mighty can’t escape it; the real world of suffering intrudes.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey walked off the stage after an angry exchange with the … [Keep reading >>]

Ancient Israelites Became Palestinians?

Filed under: Books | Israel — by Will Kirkland 01/28/2009 @ 11:20:00 PM

More vertiginous thought from an Israeli academic.

What if the Palestinian Arabs who have lived for decades under the heel of the modern Israeli state are in fact descended from the … [Keep reading >>]

In the Streets against the BBC

Filed under: Israel | Media | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 01/27/2009 @ 9:45:40 AM
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The BBC refusal to carry an aid appeal for Gaza was reaffirmed by the board of directors, … [Keep reading >>]

60 Minutes Looks at Israeli Settlers

Filed under: Israel | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 01/25/2009 @ 10:27:12 PM
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Watch CBS Videos Online … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Tom Paine

---"Dissertations on First Principles of Government," 1795


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