The Crumbling Defence of the Indefensible

A recording of a debate between the Israeli Consul General to the Pacific Northwest, Akiva Tor, and a tenured professor at Cal State Stanislaus / visiting professor at UC Berkeley, As’ad AbuKhalil, who also blogs at the Angry Arab News Service. The quality of the audio is not great, but it will reward your focus […]

Moral equivalence and nuclear arsenals

The Guardian, March 17th 2009: The UK is to push for a new multilateral deal to reduce the number of nuclear weapons stockpiled around the world, Gordon Brown said today, as he pledged that Britain was “ready” to reduce its own number of Trident warheads. In his first speech on nuclear disarmament since May, Brown […]

Two Videos

A CBS 60 Minutes report on Israel/Palestine: Jonathan Miller for Channel 4 News reports from Gaza: “What we found was breathtaking: a village wiped off the map.”

That “imbalanced” DEC Gaza Appeal

Chances are you’ve already seen it, but here’s the offending 3-minute ad that the Beeb – and now Sky News – have refused to air. As you can see, it’s an intensely condemnatory polemic: The Guardian has published a good round-up regarding the ridiculous and lamentable decision of the BBC’s top management not to run […]

“The murder of a nation”

“Meanwhile we are quietly observing a rare event in history, what the late Israeli sociologist Baruch Kimmerling called “politicide,” the murder of a nation” [Video & essay via Barbaric Document]

So long, asshole!

It’s not worth wasting too many words on this mass-murdering moron. We all know his legacy. Obama, on the other hand, we should all be watching very closely.

“We must do what we can to stop Israel from winning its war.”

Via the Tomb, this statement published in the Guardian today and signed by scores of British academics: The massacres in Gaza are the latest phase of a war that Israel has been waging against the people of Palestine for more than 60 years. The goal of this war has never changed: to use overwhelming military […]

Eyewitness reports from ISM volunteers in Gaza

The latest issue of Brighton anarcho-rag SchNEWS, #661, contains a lot of reportage on Gaza including eyewitness reports from International Solidarity Movement volunteers: “There‚Äôs no bomb shelters or anything like that. You just sit in your house as the bombs drop around you. Bombs that were going off on the border 2km away and it […]

Shock and Awe on Pay-Per-View

The fact is, while in the second Lebanon war the home front suffered from terrible shortages — and I’m talking about a shortage of basic living needs, namely television programming that makes people want to win — this time they deployed correctly and everything is working smoothly, everything is under control and our photogenic and […]

Sderot Speaks

Qassams scare me. Since the war started, I almost didn’t dare cross the street. But even more frightening is the monolithic tone in our public sphere and our media, the unbreachable wall of jingoism. It scares me when my Kol Aher [Gaza border peace movement] colleague is assaulted by other Sderotis, as he is interviewed […]