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Finkelstein's Pessimism and Optimism

Philosopher Paul Ricoeur identified Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche as three masters of suspicion in the modern West.  Over the last three decades, Norman Finkelstein has shown himself to be a contemporary  maven of suspicion when it comes to  such matters as the Holocaust Industry,  Middle East scholarship applauded by the mainstream, and Israel’s policies that torment the Palestinian people.  757 more words


Israeli Military Conducts Another Successful Operation Against More Unarmed People

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: And now… Israel Cracks Down on Children’s Theater… yes, children’s theater folks.


When it comes to defending the Jewish State against unarmed civilians or peace activists, the Israeli military stands at the top of the dung heap in not only their ability to mount such operations but also in their skill to spin them afterward as “heroic”. 497 more words

Scott Creighton


In the course of ‘Operation Cast Lead’ (2008-9), Israel attacked multiple UN facilities in Gaza, including with white phosphorus.

For example, on 17 January 2009 Israeli forces rained down white phosphorus on an UNRWA elementary school in Beit Lahia that was sheltering some 2,000 people, injuring 13 and killing two children. 450 more words


The Day After - Neve Gordon on the IDF’s new tactics

LRB Online · 4 May 2015

Neve Gordon on the IDF’s new tactics

Several months ago, a young woman working in Kibbutz Dorot’s carrot fields noticed a piece of paper lying on the ground with a short inscription in Arabic.

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Israeli soldiers were ordered to ‘fire at every person you see’ during the Gaza war

from RT

Israeli soldiers were ordered to ‘fire at every person you see’ during the Gaza war, while civilian areas were deliberately targeted with inaccurate weapons, a report by the Israeli group Breaking the Silence NGO asserts. 186 more words

Operation Pillar Of Defense

Israel’s culture of impunity, the West’s culture of complicity

In March, I debated the motion ‘This House Believes Israel is a Rogue State’ at the Cambridge Union. Opening proceedings, I suggested that the opposition might well “concede” that “Israel is not perfect”, intentionally missing the point about Israel’s rights violations being systematic. 774 more words


Bibi No Go Bye-Bye - The Fascist's Mandate of Hate has Been Delivered

by Scott Creighton

PoliticiansLoveSheep ‏@LOL_Donkaments 21m21 minutes ago

#IsraelElections Please trade us @netanyahu for the marxist, muslim appeaser. #ImpeachObama

It’s being taken as a world-wide referendum on the rightness of far-rightness; of the righteousness of reactionary, fear-mongering, hate-filled ideology.

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