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
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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
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
LRB Online · 4 May 2015
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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.
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
by Scott Creighton
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.919 more words