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(VIDEO) Israel's Young Conscientious Objectors

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December18.org The Shministim are Israeli high school students who have been imprisoned for refusing to serve in an army that occupies the Palestinian Territories. December 18 marks the launch date of a global campaign to release them from jail. Join over 20,000 people including American conscientious objectors,Ronnie Gilbert, Adrienne Rich, Robert Meeropol, Adam Hochschild, Rabbi Lynn Gottleib, [...]

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Thomas Friedman Advocates War Crimes

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FAIR/Glenn Greenwald Terrorism on the New York Times Op-Ed Page Friedman supports civilian suffering as “education” New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman endorsed terrorism in a January 14 column defending Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip. To answer his own question about Israel’s plan–”What is the goal?”–Friedman referred back to the 2006 attacks on Lebanon, which [...]

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Part 2 of Drunken Politics' Interview with Palestinian Poet and Activist, Remi Kanazi

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Part 2: http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=5866 We highly recommend you pick up a copy of Remi’s excellent book, Poets For Palestine. It includes wonderful poetry and Palestinian art. Proceeds go to charity.  Born in Western Massachusetts, Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian American poet and writer living in New York City. Much of his writing and poetry focuses on Palestinian [...]

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Israel Bans Arab Parties From Running In Upcoming Elections

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Haaretz The Central Elections Committee (CEC) yesterday banned the Arab parties United Arab List-Ta’al and Balad from running in next month’s parliamentary elections amid accusations of racism from Arab MKs. Both parties intend to challenge the decision in the Supreme Court. Members of the CEC conceded yesterday that the chance of the Supreme Court’s upholding [...]

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AP Reporter's Tough Gaza Questions Disappeared

MediaBloodhound During Monday’s State Department press briefing, Associated Press State Department Correspondent Matthew Lee posed the most pointed question about the conflict in Gaza and the Bush administration’s position: “What’s wrong with an immediate cease-fire that doesn’t have to be sustainable and durable if, during the pause that you get from an immediate cease-fire, something [...]

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Israel: Boycott, Divest, Sanction

Naomi Klein It’s time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa.  In July 2005 a huge coalition of Palestinian groups laid out plans to do just that. They called on [...]

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(VIDEO) Daily Show on Gaza

Thanks to the Daily Show, the only show on any network to make an attempt at defending the Palestinian position.No offense to Jon, or the excellent staff/writers over at the Daily Show, but it’s a sad inditement that they are the only show that didn’t parrot the “Israel has the right to protect herself” argument. [...]

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America's Hidden Role in Hamas's Rise to Power

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Stephen Zunes, Alternet.org Editor’s note: In the U.S., the claim that the actions of Hamas forcedIsrael to launch a massive assault on the impoverished population of Gaza is almost universally accepted. But, as scholar Stephen Zunes explains below, the picture of Hamas as an organization of wide-eyed radicalism without electoral legitimacy or the support of a [...]

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