Gaza from a distance

Here are two videos, via the New Left Project, that relate to Israel/Palestine and are worth watching. First up is a short 3-minute piece that restates some of the simple facts about the siege of the Gaza Strip and the recent assault on the aid flotilla. Following that, here is a clip from the Colbert […]

If only reality lived up to advertising

An advert for an Israeli mobile phone service provider which purports to show how the segregation wall can be good fun: The less light-hearted results of an attempt to reproduce the advert: Both videos originally found via the Tomb (one and two).

Fortunately, Nick Griffin really *isn’t* my MEP

Much kerfuffle today as the results of the European elections come in. I’ve not much to add as those that care will already know all this, and those that don’t won’t want to hear it. That said I’m pleased to see that Caroline Lucas (Green Party) has been re-elected as the one of the South-East’s […]

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 […]

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]

“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 […]