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Israel showed restraint in Gaza before attacking? You must be kidding

Our media ingrains warped terminology that bolsters the effort to portray Israel as a victim. Here are a few examples. By Amira Hass. Haaretz - “Gaza…

Jul 14 2014 / Read More » /
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Florida Congresswoman Sides with Israeli Police Over Her Own Brutalized Teenage Constituent

By Max Blumenthal. Alternet – On July 10, Democratic Representative Kathy Castor of Florida’s Tampa Bay area issued an impassioned plea for the protection of endangered manatees.…

Jul 13 2014 / Read More » /
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Where’s the Outrage Over a Boy Burnt to Death? The Atrocity

By Uri Avnery. Counterpunch – Bombs are raining on Gaza and rockets on Southern Israel, people are dying and homes are being destroyed. Again. Again…

Jul 11 2014 / Read More » /
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Nowhere to Run in Gaza

By Mohammed Omer. John Whitbeck’s comment: Transmitted below is a brief personal witness statement from Gaza by my distinguished young friend Mohammed Omer. Some of…

Jul 9 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

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