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The Ghost of Herut: Albert Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

    The Ghost of Herut: Albert Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago

Albert Einstein, along with other Jewish luminaries, including Hannah Arendt, published a letter in the New York Times on December 4, 1948. That was only a few months after Israel had declared its independence and as hundreds of Palestinian villages were being actively demolished after their inhabitants were expelled. The letter denounced Israel’s newly-founded Herut…

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Trump Should Ask Israel to Fund America’s Occupation of Syria

    Trump Should Ask Israel to Fund America’s Occupation of Syria

On 16 April 2018, the internationally respected analyst of Middle-Eastern affairs, Abdel Bari Atwan, headlined about Trump’s increasingly overt plan to break Syria up and to establish permanent US control over the parts it wants, “Attempting the Unachievable”. He stated that “The coming few months are likely to prove very difficult for the Americans and very costly, not just…

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Human Rights Activist Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel

    Human Rights Activist Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel

I first learned of Gideon Levy many years ago, during a casual conversation with an Israeli human rights activist. He told me that he had asked Levy why was he such a serious critic of Israel’s government and its policies with the Palestinians. Levy, whose own father was a German Jewish refugee who had settled…

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A Professor Weighs in on Venezuela’s Emigration of Youth

    A Professor Weighs in on Venezuela’s Emigration of Youth

A few weeks ago, we began a new trimester in the university. I, as the annoying professor that I am, always ask my students to tell me: why are you here? The question basically is looking to see what motivates them to immerse themselves in this fascinating but thankless experience, and in particular, why choose…

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With the Media Fixated on Trump, the Koch Brothers Flex Corporate Cash

  With the Media Fixated on Trump, the Koch Brothers Flex Corporate Cash

Multibillionaires Charles and David Koch want nothing less than to supplant America’s core democratic principle of majority rule — the will of The People — with their core plutocratic principle of inviolable property rights, also known as domination by the wealthy minority. Their notion is that “property” (accumulated wealth and the means to get it)…

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The Times Declares: Stop Asking Questions on Syria!

  The Times Declares: Stop Asking Questions on Syria!

The morning after the US-led airstrikes on Syria, The Times devoted its front page to an attack on academics who had questioned the rationale for the bombing. The headline article – ‘Apologists for Assad working in British universities’ – was accompanied by a two-page spread claiming that the academic Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media was trying to…

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Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel As a Matter of Policy

  Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel As a Matter of Policy

The term ‘media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media’s relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign, aimed at guarding Israel and demonizing Palestinians. The current disgraceful coverage of Gaza’s popular protests indicates that…

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Eyeless in Gaza: On Israeli Troops Cheering Over Shooting an Unarmed Palestinian

  Eyeless in Gaza: On Israeli Troops Cheering Over Shooting an Unarmed Palestinian

Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief. We don’t belong to the same army, or to the same state. We…

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The American Military Dissected: Few Volunteer the Rest Just Watch

  The American Military Dissected: Few Volunteer the Rest Just Watch

The purpose of all wars, is peace. So observed St. Augustine early in the first millennium A.D. Far be it from me to disagree with the esteemed Bishop of Hippo, but his crisply formulated aphorism just might require a bit of updating. I’m not a saint or even a bishop, merely an interested observer of this nation’s…

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Kevin Williamson’s Ousting From The Atlantic Reveals a Major Hypocrisy in Conservative Media

  Kevin Williamson’s Ousting From The Atlantic Reveals a Major Hypocrisy in Conservative Media

The media junkies among you may have heard that the Atlantic has fired Kevin D. Williamson, who previously wrote for the National Review. Williamson was best known for his racist, dehumanizing and unhinged screeds about people of color, women and working folks. Yet reading the conservative ire about Williamson’s ousting would make one think an unspeakable war crime…

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