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"The city went from life to death:" A letter from Gaza by @imNadZ

Last week, while Israel forces bombarded the Gaza Strip with missiles and artillery strikes, a 24 year old blogger from Gaza City named Nader Elkhuzundar published a moving vision of life in Gaza. Entitled "To My Unborn Children," Elkhuzundar's addressed his future children.. "Don’t leave Palestine. It’s where you belong.

Israel's bogus case for bombing Gaza obscures political motives

In the last two days, Israeli forces have killed at least 15 residents of the Gaza Strip and wounded over 30. Among the dead are two young boys (see here and here), while the wounded included a reporter from the Ma'an News Agency and his pregnant wife.

Israel's bogus case for bombing Gaza obscures political motives

In the last two days, Israeli forces have killed at least 15 residents of the Gaza Strip and wounded over 30. Among the dead are two young boys (see here and here), while the wounded included a reporter from the Ma'an News Agency and his pregnant wife.

Israel's bogus case for bombing Gaza obscures political motives

In the last two days, Israeli forces have killed at least 15 residents of the Gaza Strip and wounded over 30. Among the dead are two young boys (see here and here), while the wounded included a reporter from the Ma'an News Agency and his pregnant wife.

1 State conference critic Foxman once suggested "fully integrating the Palestinian Arabs into the Israeli body politic"

Update: A friend pointed out to me a section of Foxman's letter that I overlooked in which Foxman suggested that Israel should consider "fully integrating the Palestinian Arabs into the Israeli body politic." This is the very concept that will be discussed and debated at the One State Conference this weekend at Harvard. So Foxman is more of a hypocrite than the consistent but disingenuous apologist for apartheid I initially portrayed him as. I altered this post the clarify his shifting stance.

Progressive Democratic hero Elizabeth Warren enlists to serve AIPAC's pro-war agenda

Few congressional candidates have excited the progressive base of the Democratic party as much as consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren has.

If #KhaderAdnan was a Jewish terrorist, he might be free

As I write this, Khader Adnan is near death, on the 63rd day of a hunger strike to protest his detention without charges by Israeli occupation authorities. Having been seized on December 17 in the middle of the night by Israeli soldiers, jailed without trial, humiliated and abused, Adnan is waging one of the longest hunger strikes in Palestinian history.

Sheldon Adelson's paper warns of miscegenation dangers

Casino baron and Republican sugardaddy Sheldon Adelson has been a major subject of presidential campaign coverage for the past month. This week, reports about Adelson focused on speculation that he was cutting off his friend and patron, Newt Gingrich, and would begin pumping money into the coffers of a pro-Romney Super PAC.

US Congress promises Iranian people strangulation and catastrophe

Yesterday, the New York Times reported on the depressingly predictable consequences of US-led sanctions against Iran: they have reinforced the regime's hold on power and enriched the elite while wrecking the lives of millions of middle and working class Iranians. The Times' Robert Worth made prominent note of the fact that sanctions were motivated at least as much by President Barack Obama's domestic political ambitions as they were by American foreign pollicy interests:

Jeffrey Goldberg pushes false neocon smear scrubbed by Washington Post

For nearly a month, a group of foreign policy researcher-bloggers at the Center for American Progress (CAP), an influential liberal think tank based in Washington DC, have faced an unrelenting smear campaign. The smears, initiated by former AIPAC spokesman Josh Block, focused on a few sardonic tweets by CAP bloggers that raised the ire of the pro-Israel and neoconservative political community.

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