July 2006

By William Blum ICH 7/23/06

There are times when I think that this tired old world has gone on a few years too long. What’s happening in the Middle East is so depressing. Most discussions of the eternal Israel-Palestine conflict are variations on the child’s eternal defense for misbehavior (more…)

“Many of our fellow Americans wear a blindfold hiding from the truth of what our government is doing. But each of you has eyes to see, ears to hear, and a voice to oppose this crime against humanity.” Sr. Dianna Oritz. (more…)

With US support, Israel is hoping to isolate and topple Syria by holding sway over Lebanon
by Tariq Ali Guardian.co.uk 7/20/06
In his last interview – after the 1967 six-day war – the historian Isaac Deutscher, whose next-of-kin had died in the Nazi camps and whose surviving relations lived in Israel, said: “To justify or condone Israel’s wars against the Arabs (more…)

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D. ICH 7/08/06
When people and nations live in darkness, they lose sense of direction (more…)

By Norman Solomon ICH 7/20/06

“In American media, the current mumbling about the need for “restraint” is little better than window-dressing for bomb-dropping. The prevalent dynamic is based on a chain of rarely spoken lies, however conscious or unconscious (more…)

by Robert Jensen commondreams.org 7/17/06
One way to measure the fears of people in power is by the intensity of their quest for certainty and control over knowledge. (more…)

By Matthew Rothschild The Progressive 7/17/06

The lead editorial for The New York Times on July 15 was entitled “Playing Hamas’s Game,” and it told a whopper. (more…)

“The Insane Brutality of the State of Israel”

By KATHLEEN CHRISTISON former CIA analyst Counterpunch 7/17/06

Words fail; ordinary terms are inadequate to describe the horrors Israel daily perpetrates, and has perpetrated for years, against the Palestinians (more…)

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