Monthly Archives: September 2010

“A whistle in the dark is still a whistle.” Gideon Levy, one of the great men of our times

The Independent published an interview by Johann Hari under the title: “Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?”  The interview can be found at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/is-gideon-levy-the-most-hated-man-in-israel-or-just-the-most-heroic-2087909.html Levy could have taken the easy, lucrative way out … Continue reading

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Will this time be different?

Barack Obama’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly meeting can be read, analyzed, and interpreted in many ways.  Anyone can see in it whatever one wishes; including hard-line Palestinians and Israelis.  For a quick reference, check Aljazeera’s report at: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/09/2010923123930507727.html Regardless … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s ‘catastrophic success’ by Robert Grenier

More and more informed and objective observers are concluding that the bi-national state has become the only remaining possible solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that is peaceful.  Aljazeera published an article by Robert Grenier, a retired 27-year veteran of the … Continue reading

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Turkey president cancels talks with Israeli president

After more than sixty-two years of special treatment of the state of Israel by the international community and after Israelis got used to world’s acceptance of their state’s acts of violence against those who oppose its policies of ethnic cleansing, … Continue reading

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“The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. the New Afrikaners” with John Mearsheimer

At the end of the first round of the “direct negotiations” between Mahmoud Abbas (for the Palestine Liberation Organization) and Benjamin Netanyahu (for the Israeli government), the two leaders could not agree on anything.  In order to save face, and in … Continue reading

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Message to leaders of the Cordoba Initiative

Today – more than any other day – as America commemorates the horrors of September 11, 2001, you carry a huge responsibility on your shoulders.  It is not only the responsibility of standing up against hateful propaganda, Islamophobia, and xenophobia in … Continue reading

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The silver lining in opposing the Cordoba Initiative

“Ground Zero Mosque” is the name through which mass media has successfully changed American public perception of an initiative that started with the purpose of promoting trust and understanding among Muslims, Christians, and Jews in New York to be seen as … Continue reading

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Palestinian recognition of Israel, a Jewish state – Why?

Why do Benjamin Netanyahu, Avigdor Lieberman, and other Zionist leaders insist that “without Palestinian recognition that Israel is the state of the Jewish people, there will not be peace”?  They have declared themselves as such.  They enjoy the support of most European nations, … Continue reading

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The miracle has been achieved… Abbas and Netanyahu agreed!

That is it…  The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has finally been placed on the right path towards resolution…  The promise of peace will at long last overshadow everything else in the Middle East …  Palestinian and Israeli hopes and aspirations for peaceful … Continue reading

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Claiming values vs. living by them – a contrast between conservative America and Lebanon

Americans love to describe respect, tolerance, diversity, and acceptance of the other as “American Values”.  American hunger to claim as “American” everything that is good about humanity was clearly – some may say comically – illustrated by Glen Beck, an American … Continue reading

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