Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

Terror Attack against Israelis in India Work of Iran? Not So Fast

Filed under: Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 02/14/2012 @ 9:38:02 AM
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Juan Cole bring his informed opinion to bear on today’ headline story about car-bomb attacks against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.  The morning news showed Benjamin Netanyahu stating with … [Keep reading >>]

Delusional Gingrich Says Palestinians an “Invented” People

Filed under: Middle East | Pundits — by Will Kirkland 12/10/2011 @ 8:57:53 AM
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Newt Delusional Gingrich said in an interview on The Jewish Channel, that Palestinians were an “invented: people, that they were simply Arabs of the old Ottoman Empire and should have … [Keep reading >>]

Iran Blast and Death of Head of Missile Program Attributed to Mossad

Filed under: Middle East | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 11/15/2011 @ 12:45:01 PM
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Iran is insisting that the enormous blast at a military base which killed  Gen. Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, founder of the Iranian missile program, along with 16 others, was an accident, occurring during a … [Keep reading >>]

The Kite — over the Lebanese-Israeli Border, a Film

Filed under: Middle East | Movies — by Will Kirkland 04/7/2011 @ 2:17:05 PM
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Many years ago I translated The Manuscript of a Crow, a short story by Spanish author Max Aub, the protagonist of which was a crow relating its observations of human … [Keep reading >>]

Noam Chomsky on His Childhood, His Beliefs, Israel

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 11/30/2010 @ 11:35:01 PM
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I’ve never read anything by Noam Chomsky that allows such personal remarks as this interview with David Samuels in Tablet. Fascinating.
…there is also something awe-inspiring about the consistency and breadth … [Keep reading >>]

Why History Matters: International Law and the Origin of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Filed under: Israel | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 08/7/2010 @ 3:24:23 PM
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Traveling into work today I chose for my brain workout an audio of a presentation at MIT’s World series by Victor Kattan, with an introduction by Noam Chomsky.  Kattan is … [Keep reading >>]

Tony Judt: Gone

Filed under: Books | Heroes | Israel | Middle East | Passings — by Will Kirkland 08/7/2010 @ 2:56:15 PM
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This is one of those notices you hadn’t expected to read, of a person you know only through appreciation of their work, with no personal connection, that leaves a … [Keep reading >>]

The End of (Military) History?

Filed under: Empire | War — by Will Kirkland 07/29/2010 @ 11:00:56 AM
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Andrew Bacevich, working with Tom Englehardt and the American Empire Project, has an absolutely absorbing essay on the AEP website.  Worth your time.
Throughout much of the twentieth century, great powers … [Keep reading >>]

Chomsky Interviewed By Israeli News

Filed under: Israel | Media | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 06/9/2010 @ 12:28:07 PM
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Irish Aid Ship Approaches Gaza

Filed under: Citizen Action | Israel | Middle East | Nonviolent Action — by Will Kirkland 06/4/2010 @ 9:02:21 AM
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From RawStory

Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Máiread Corrigan-Maguire, who was on the [Rachel Corrie] with other activists, said they were determined to press on but would offer no … [Keep reading >>]

Flotilla Off Gaza Coast: IDF Commandos in Place

Filed under: Health & Welfare | Israel | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 05/29/2010 @ 9:29:37 AM
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Preparations are under way in Gaza to receive a convoy of ships that is trying to break Israel’s economic blockade of the Palestinian territory.

The ships, carrying up to … [Keep reading >>]

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 >>]

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