No doubt the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and its editors were obnoxious, rude, blasphemous, obscene, provocative, sacrilegious, pushing the limits of free speech but that never justify the cold blooded murder committed by the would be suspects, Muslim radicals and criminals.
The late Gore Vidal once described the American capitalist system as “ socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the rest” and Republicans are the by definition the “socialists” in this country are notwithstanding their lies.
Indeed a big and major achievement that Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring (Jasmine Revolution) or what left of it was able to usher a new era of democratic reforms and is on the way of building a modern nation state of institutions not one party state or cult dictatorial personalities.
Like AIPAC, which has a stranglehold on America’s policy in the Middle East, the self “Exiled Cuban” community of Florida has exercised similar stranglehold over US policy toward Cuba.
If Israel is the center of the universe for American politicians then Washington is the center of the universe for AIPAC and Israel”.
At a time when Israel and “Jews” Zionists and Not Zionists are heavily engaged in the debate about Israel’s “Jewish Nationality laws” there is one conspicuous silence from Elie Wiesel. A man who advance himself as a philosopher and moralist, made a name and money for himself as s survivor of the Holocaust, wrote many books, won the Noble Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Gold Medal, Legion of Honor and Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Silence is not golden.
When it comes to the killing and murder of innocent people there is no room for hypocrisy. Hypocrisy was plenty by main stream media, by politicians all over the US and Europe even in the Middle East in the aftermath of the cold blooded murder of 5 Jewish worshipers in Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue in the West Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof.
At a time when Israel is building and expanding its settlements program more than ever. At a time when Israel is confiscating tens of thousands of “dunums (a dunum is 1,000 meter sq.” for Jewish Only roads.
Here in this great country of ours we can be proud of having the best universities, the best technology and IT companies, the best medical centers
On his first visit to the Court of St. James on January 26, 1998 with Tony Blair as his host, the British asked Yasser Arafat what was his wish as the Palestinian leader.
Now that all the guns fell silent, perhaps temporarily, the Palestinian Authority government of Dr. Hamdallah and his entire cabinet are meeting in Gaza with the mission to rebuild Gaza.
In 2004 King Abdallah of Jordan was the first one to introduce the term “ Shiite Crescent” and warn his fellow Arab heads of states of the danger of an emerging Middle East with a Shiite majority extending from Lebanon, through Syria to Iraq down to Kuwait, Bahrain and Eastern Saudi Arabia.
It sad and tragic that the Arabs have not learned from history, perhaps they simply refuse to recognize the role history plays in building and destruction of nation states.
Israel was created from the ashes of the Nazi Holocaust. Undeniably, Jews in Europe were dehumanised, repressed and then gassed in the millions -an experience Zionists purport to have shaped the psyche of Jews.
Ferguson, Mo is not about the militarization’s of America’s police force. It is and should be about the “Israelization” of America’s police force in equipment, tainting, ideology, perception and doctrine.
I am all for it, bring Hamas, this “terrorist” organization and its leadership to the International Court of Justice “ICC” and have them face the music for failing to having an air force with F-16s and F-15s, a navy with destroyers and cruise missiles, an army with tanks and armored vehicles.
Let’s do a thought experiment and imagine that the Arabs had gotten the better of the Israelis in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and after years of conflict, all that was left of Israel was the Gaza strip.
When 65,915,795 Americans and I voted for Barack Obama for a second term we did not know we were elected a second banana and we thought we were voting for the President of the United State, the most powerful man in America if not the world.
I am writing to you this personal letter, because you, perhaps more than any other person on this earth can make a difference between war and peace, between justice and injustice, between right and wrong and you as leader of this great nation can steer America back to its principals and ideals as a world leader standing for freedom and justice for all.
With exceptions of the leadership in Washington, London, Berlin, Paris and Moscow, any stupid idiot imbecile with an IQ of minus 1 can tell you it is the Israeli Occupation that is the main reason for the Arab Israeli conflict.
It seems that AIPAC and the Jewish Lobby was sleeping on the job. It took more than 10 days since Israel began its attack on Gaza committing war crime after another to order the US Congress to vote its support for Israel.
The Palestinians of Gaza are guilty of that new post-Cold War misdemeanor: voting while Muslim. The punishment for this crime has been eight years of economic hardship, international isolation, and periodic Israeli bombardments.
Hamas’s crime is not its so called “rockets”, but its refusal to recognize Israel with open borders and legitimize its military and settler’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.
– More than ever, the Palestinian people in both the West Bank and in Gaza need international protection against the State of Israel, its army and its criminal trespassing settlers.
One thing for sure, Israelis, their supporters, major Western capitals even Ramallah, all agree that Israeli lives are more worthy than Palestinians lives, perhaps by a multiple of hundreds if not thousands and for perhaps for G-d reasons.
I have had enough of those Palestinians. I think the world in general is also fed up with Palestinians. They have gone too far in demonizing Israelis and must be stopped.
May is the month of celebration and congratulation to the tens of thousands of college graduates. May is a time to celebrate and congratulate the tens of thousands of proud parents whose sons and daughters finished college and off the “family payroll”.
The Nakaba is more than “Catastrophe” for the more than 8 million Palestinians around the world, with almost half of them are either under Israeli military and “Squatters” occupation or as second-class citizens in Apartheid Israel.
Mr. John Kerry, the Secretary of State, rather than retreating and bunkering down in the face of attacks by AIPAC and Israeli attack dogs and allies, should pause, muster all the courage he have or once had and simply just say it “ Israel is an Apartheid State”.
Mahmoud Abbas, the PLO, Fatah and Hamas should use the “unity agreement” reached last week in Gaza as a first step toward redeeming their sins and crimes committed against the Palestinian people for all those years of failing, incompetency, corruption and decadence and as a first step toward a One State Solution, the only way forward for permanent solution.