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Philip Terman: Darwish and Amichai Share Poems in Heaven

the breath of their words
shaping the winds
across the deserts
of their homeland,
which is the same homeland

December 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Glenn Greenwald: The Greatest Threat to Campus Free Speech

There is no shortage of American pundits who love to denounce “PC” speech codes that restrict and punish the expression of certain ideas on college campuses. What these self-styled campus-free-speech … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Gaza — Witnessing The War And Destruction

First published on Jul 16, 2015 When Israel started its invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014, the pictures of death and destruction were all over the news. Max … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daniel Burston: What is Anti-Semitism?

Anti-Semitism is an old and remarkably persistent form of ethnic and religious prejudice. Scholars have found strong evidence of anti-Semitic attitudes in Hellenistic and Roman authors up to three centuries … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

B. Traven: Fire in the Hole: A New American Military Disaster, Yemen

The Unifed States has spent the last twenty-five years pulling Israel’s and Saudi Arabia’s chestnuts out of the fire in the Middle East. First with Desert Storm in Kuwait in … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michael Winship: Netanyahu’s “Us or Them” Is Nothing But Trouble

For a long time now, American political consultants have benefited from a lucrative sideline, selling their alleged expertise to politicians in Israel. (It was Democratic strategist James Carville who, after … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks

Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday was the presence in the visitor’s gallery of one man – Sheldon Adelson. The gambling … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michael Schwartz: The Great Game in the Holy Land

How Gazan Natural Gas Became the Epicenter of An International Power Struggle Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

Todd Miller and Gabriel M. Schivone: Gaza in Arizona

How Israeli High-Tech Firms Will Up-Armor the U.S.-Mexican Border It was October 2012. Roei Elkabetz, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was explaining his country’s border policing … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Phyllis Chesler: My Jewish Feminist Problem

Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel. These days, Israel is far too dangerous a word to pronounce in a Western intellectual or social setting. Say it—and you risk … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Jen Marlowe: Broken Homes and Broken Lives in Gaza

Rubble. That’s been the one constant for the Awajah family for as long as I’ve known them. Four months ago, their home was demolished by the Israeli military — and … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Our Intelligence Agencies: Creating Havoc throughout the World

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Egyptian Students Protesting the Decision to Exonerate Mubarak of Murder b. traven and W.J. Astore It’s time to eliminate U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies.…

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Election Result: More Military Escalations Are Coming

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
James Madison warned that perpetual war is the worst enemy of personal liberty W.J. Astore So, Republicans now control the Senate as well as…

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Richard Silverstein: What Israel Has to Teach Us

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Who profits from this “cherished” relationship? Richard Silverstein.  Introduction by b. traven. The truth that all fear to talk about. The Democrats waltz around…

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

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