In recent years, self-demolition of houses has become common in East Jerusalem as the Palestinian owners of “unlicensed” houses are forced to choose between demolishing the houses themselves or paying the Jerusalem municipality to do so for them. 531 more words
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The Center for Constitutional Rights has issued an action alert on attacks against the American Studies Association and other groups that have endorsed boycotts of Israel. 353 more words
Something to think about as AIPAC winds up its conference today: sports writer Dave Zirin, in an article published at The Nation, has speculated on whether the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, may impose some penalty against Israel over its treatment of Palestinian athletes.
From Samia Khoury, a letter from Naim Ateek of the Sabeel Center in Jerusalem.
New Israeli legislation:
On Monday, February 23, 2014, the Israeli Knesset enacted a new law that recognizes Muslim and Christian Arab communities as separate identities, giving them their own representation in an employment commission. 679 more words
I’d be much obliged if you’d read my posting in my other blog this morning. The “serious” one. (Link in next sentence.)
I’ve tried to find a poem that goes with my subject-matter, but I haven’t, so I will simply share one of my favorites so you can read it after you read my… 476 more words
Do you still give your Wall-Street-Employed son or daughter a weekly allowance from your Social Security check??
Is it bipolar? If it looks like a duck, and walks like. . . (you know).
A great mystery of US politics (and international affairs) is that Americans elect members of Congress who are pledged to “cut the budget” and stop growth of the Federal Government (often, they say, by eliminating “foreign aid”)—elect them at the same time they turn a blind eye to our country’s enormous yearly expenditure of aid to one of the world’s healthiest economies. 747 more words