“Diskotel” was coined by Yeshayahu Leibowitz by merging “kotel” with “discotheque.” In Hebrew, “kotel” means “wall,” and is the short referral form to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. “HaKotel HaMaaravi”—the Western Wall—is the full name. Using this phrase, Professor Leibowitz, an Orthodox Jew, made fun of the Jewish veneration of old stones in that site.
In a stunning betrayal of the Constitution of the United States, which obligates the United States to conform to the UN Charter and international law, the US Senate has before it a resolution that commits the nation to support Israel militarily…
On May 15, the UN General Assembly approved Qatar’s initiative for a new anti-Syrian resolution, as it did in August 2012. It addresses actions by the armed forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and expresses support for the coalition of opposition forces.
In order to emphasize certain state-crimes, I said to a Bolivian lawyer once “Bolivia belongs to the Fourth World.” He was unable to understand the reference. Empire’s Doublethink* conquers even the West’s lesser corners.
It is time we differentiated hard intelligence and rational analysis from conspiracy theory addiction. Remember, it was Fox News and the Limbaugh crowd that created the addiction for wild conspiracies and fabrication.
Every so often we come across a secular Jewish ‘anti’ Zionist’ who argues that Zionism is not Judaism and vice versa. Interestingly enough, I have just come across an invaluable text that illuminates this question from a rabbinical perspective.
Shooting accurately a mortar is not easy. Its steep ballistic trajectory demands expertise and calculations, especially when more often than not, the operator of the weapon cannot see the target. Yet, it is perfect for mountainous areas, where it can vertically bypass stubborn summits.
Keeping the semantics adopted by the abovementioned Hebrew newspaper, “moshav” can be defined as a “soft-kibbutz.” It is a socialist settlement, but unlike kibbutzim, they kept two reactionary ideas: family and private ownership.
Israeli regime’s media outlets are blaming U.S. linguist Noam Chomsky for British physicist Stephen Hawking’s withdrawal from Israel’s Presidential Conference in protest of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
Then Maziar Bahari came for me Maziar Bahari (L), Hamid Reza Emadi (R) — By Hamid Reza Emadi — Mr. Bahari managed to secure his own release while many others remained in detention, by fabricating stories and analyses against those whose rights he now claims to be defending. And ever since he was released, he’s [...]
Israel will celebrate its 65th year of “independence” (from whom?), a celebration steeped in historical lies, myths, blood, and the forced expulsion and dispossession of Palestinians from their homeland with the political, economic, and military support of the U.S. and Britain, two colonial racist powers who themselves understand the meaning of killing and ethnically cleansing indigenous populations around the world. .
Those working in a date-orchard own a well kept secret. The best dates hide at the very top of the tree, where they are mercilessly scorched by the sun. They can’t be sold because they are extremely wrinkled; yet, they are the sweetest. While arduously cutting the commercial fruit branches, the better ones are enjoyed by the sweating workers.
It is so graphically obvious that this single-sentence introduction is enough to clarify the point. Look at Tel Aviv’s centennial logo and the emblem. Despite Tel Aviv-Yafo being formally a mixed Jewish-Palestinian city, the script is Hebrew and English.
The Bolshevik Revolution eventually blessed the West with at least one hundred million deaths. Neoconservativism recently blessed the West with millions of dead bodies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.
The movement sent a six-trillion dollar bill to the average American. And this is not the end of the story, as neoconservative hawks are making their way to attacking Iran
Analysis shows Syria came under attack by Israel using, not just nuclear weapons, but an American nuclear bunker buster bomb, one of several supplied to Israel to use against Iran, one of the last acts of the Bush/Cheney administration.
Good thing I have access to CCTV-English (Chinese state television) for international news or I would have totally missed the scoop that Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu has frozen new settlement activity in the Palestinian West Bank.
DaveE: NOT A SINGLE GODDAMN ONE of our Israeli appointed crooks in the US Senate had the guts to stand with The Constitution. One non-vote D-Lautenberg from Jew Jersey. ...
shirlz: NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!!! Our chief weapons is surprise! Surprise and fear! Fear and surprise... our two weapons! Fear and surprise... and ruthless efficiency! Three main weapons... fear, ...
Gary Walker: "If he preached what is attributed to him, he was a smart and good man."
Not. He was a cruel idiot, who thought that the world was about to end and ...
cascadedavid: Jim, I thought that you should see this. It looks like the London beheading was another hoax.
LC: Mr. Gardner & other authors:
Have you ever talked to nuclear engineer William Tahill who had detailed how nuclear reactors were probably also used in WTCs??:
Incontrovertible Proof that the WTC was ...