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Israel Cashes in on Gaza Reconstruction

By Barbara Erickson. TimesWarp – In a story notable for what it fails to say, The New York Times today tells us that donor nations have pledged $5.4…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More » /
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The House of Commons Palestine vote – A well meant but futile gesture

By Alan Hart. For me the most depressing thing about the debate in the British House of Commons on a non-binding motion to recognise Palestine as…

Oct 14 2014 / Read More » /
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Stopping Cyber Hate

By Philip Giraldi. The Unz Review - The many blog and information sites on the internet are attractive to many habitues precisely because they sometimes seems to be the…

Oct 14 2014 / Read More » /
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My email to New York Times Public Editor about David Brooks’ conflict of interest

By Alison Weir.  AlisonWeir.org - Today I sent the following email to the New York Times Public Editor’s office: In September 2014, New York Times Public…

Oct 8 2014 / Read More » /

The Basics: re-examining our policies

The United States has a unique relationship with Israel:

-- More U.S. tax money has been given to Israel than to any other nation – over $8 million per day (per capita, more than 7,000 times the average to others around the world). Large disbursements are also given to other Mideast nations, largely on behalf of Israel.

-- The U.S. regularly vetoes initiatives regarding Israel that are endorsed by numerous other nations.

Such policies are causing escalating harm to Americans: they have entangled us in tragic wars, damaged our economy, undermined our democratic processes, and placed our citizens in danger.

Yet, this is rarely discussed.

It is critical for our nation and others that these policies be thoroughly examined, openly debated, and honestly evaluated. Read more

The experts on US policies toward Israel


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