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Netanyahu’s War

  • November 17, 2012
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There is a horrible sense of Groundhog Day aboutIsrael”s latest cynical act of  punitive violence inGaza.     Like Operation Cast Lead, this is a war that Israel clearly wanted and deliberately provoked in this case by assassinating Hamas” military leader when he was in the midst of brokering a ceasefire.

Like its...

From Fallujah to Homs

  • February 08, 2012
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Yesterday’s Guardian had a terrible editorial on Syria and the ongoing siege of Homs, which summed up so much of what is corrupt, servile and deferential about the western media in general – regardless of its political orientation – when it comes to dealing with the foreign policy objectives of their own governments.

The editorial condemned...

Obama: president of the United States of Israel

  • January 23, 2012
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Somewhat bizarrely there are still those who argue that Barack Obama is not just the lesser of two evils, but some kind of brave, progressive politician genuinely trying to do the right thing in a difficult political climate.   Anyone who believes this should check out the following video produced by the White House...

Rami Zurayk’s War Diary

  • October 02, 2011
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I’ve just read Rami Zurayk’s magnificent War Diary: Lebanon 2006, a searing account of the 33-day Israel-Hizbullah war that began in July 2006, when Hizbullah carried out a cross-border raid in which 2 Israeli soldiers were kidnapped and 3 killed.

Determined to restore the ‘credibility of its military deterrent’,  Israel unleashed what later became known as...

We Killed You – But Not Intentionally

  • April 09, 2011
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Pity Richard Goldstone.  Relentlessly and ruthlessly pilloried by Israeli politicians and the Zionist propaganda machine for his UN investigation which had the temerity to find Israel – and Hamas – guilty of war crimes during Operation Cast Lead in 2009, he is now having second thoughts.

Needless to say Netanyahu and Israel’s supporters abroad...

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