Israel’s 60th Birthday


BBC: Obama stop being a slave to the Israel Lobby by Dave
January 8, 2009, 12:44 am
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An ex-Israeli pilot calls on Obama to stop being a slave to the Israel lobby (AIPAC) live on the BBC.  Thanks to American Everyman for this.



Rare truth-teller at CNN Confirms Israel Broke Ceasefire First by Ann
January 7, 2009, 3:34 pm
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Hat-tip to American Everyman



Party to Murder by Dave
December 30, 2008, 10:52 pm
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Chris Hedges on the Gaza Massacre and US support for it.

Ehud Barak, Israel’s defense minister, said Israel is engaged in a “war to the bitter end” against Hamas in Gaza. A war? Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely crowded refugee camps and slums, to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command and control, no army, and calls it a war. It is not a war. It is murder.



Gaza/Israel and Why Americans Should Care by Dave
December 29, 2008, 4:57 pm
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An American ‘realist’ position on the situation in Gaza by Daniel Levy. I think he should look a little further back than 1967 in resolving the underlying injustice that causes the conflict. Try 1948 and including the refugee question. Still well written and useful analysis. Finishes rather positively suggesting that the realists are gaining strength in countering the Neocon Israel firsters.

A consensus of sorts is emerging in the U.S. foreign policy establishment that this conflict needs to be resolved” evidenced in the findings of a recent Brookings/Council of Foreign Relations Report or the powerful statements coming from elder statesmen like Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft, themselves building on the findings of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group. It will require tenacity and bold ideas” in framing the solution, bringing in previously excluded actors, creating mechanisms to implement a deal (such as international forces) and utilizing the Saudi-led Arab Peace Initiative” but the alternative is far worse, its what we see today and it guarantees ongoing instability in a region of paramount importance to the United States.



US firmly behind Israel over Gaza attacks by Dave
December 29, 2008, 1:04 am
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More Al Jazeera coverage: 1 | 2



Washington DC Bishop’s Sermon With A Difference by Ann
November 9, 2008, 8:25 am
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‘May we no longer be silent.’
-Bishop John Bryson Chane

The Episcopal Bishop of Washington DC, The Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane, delivered a powerful sermon Sunday, October 5, at St. Columba Church, the largest Episcopal church in DC, on the topic of his recent trip to Palestine/Israel.

H/t: Thanks to Australians for Palestine



Rahm Round-Up by Ann
November 8, 2008, 2:12 am
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Updated. Feel free to suggest additions in the comments section.

Co-authored book: The Plan: Big Ideas for America – Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed

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