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Appeasement won’t work

Appeasement won’t work

By Michael Volpe General Director of Opera Holland Park in London. Since Brexit I have been hearing lots of talk about “listening” to and “understanding” swathes of white working class people who voted for leaving the EU. It has accelerated since Trump won and it is becoming increasingly hysterical and alarming. The narrative is this; […]

 
Donald Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Led this Woman to Embrace Islam

Donald Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Led this Woman to Embrace Islam

  On the day Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States, a woman wrote on her Facebook page how his hateful rhetoric led to her embracing Islam. A year ago Lisa Shanklin began reading the Qur’an after seeing Trump’s hateful rhetoric: “It was Trump’s hateful rhetoric that led me a year ago […]

 
‘The day I killed my rapist’

‘The day I killed my rapist’

A young Tunisian woman was photographed naked by a friend of her father’s. He then used the images to silence her – until one day she snapped and took a bloody revenge. This story is part of the BBC’s Shame series, which examines a disturbing new phenomenon – the use of private or sexually explicit […]

 

Israeli Settlements Have Grown During the Obama Years

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEPT. 16, 2016, 12:07 P.M. E.D.T. JERUSALEM — In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace. “It is time for these settlements to stop,” he declared. As Obama heads into the home stretch […]

 
Syria’s Aleppo : from a creation of beauty to a creation of destruction

Syria’s Aleppo : from a creation of beauty to a creation of destruction

“Aleppo’s old city was an extraordinary human creation. Now it’s empty and dead.” source : BBC.co.uk

 

How Israel aims to redefine ‘ethnic cleansing’

Netanyahu’s controversial comments have thrown another obstacle in the way of Palestinian statehood, analysts say. Nazareth – On one level, an incendiary video posted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend looked suspiciously like an own goal. In it, Netanyahu argues that a Palestinian demand to dismantle Jewish settlements amounts to the “ethnic […]

 
Many leftwing Israelis are leaving the country — ‘Forward’ breaks an important story

Many leftwing Israelis are leaving the country — ‘Forward’ breaks an important story

Philip Weiss on September 4, 2016 Yesterday the Forward ran an important piece, by Mairav Zonszein, saying that she and other leftwing Israelis are thinking of leaving the country, and many have left already: Everywhere I turn these days, many of my peers have left, are leaving, are planning to leave or are talking about […]

 
Even liberal Zionists wanted to send Palestinians to the moon

Even liberal Zionists wanted to send Palestinians to the moon

Jonathan Ofir on September 4, 2016   It has long been the trademark of the Israeli Zionist left, to blame the occupation of 1967 for the supposed moral corruption that has onset since, and its “demographic threat” to the “Jewish and democratic state”. Ari Shavit, who takes a generally “liberal Zionist” position, recently claimed that “Israel’s […]

 

Racism-as-Zionism. Don’t Call It ‘pro-Israel.’ Call It What It Is: Disgusting

It’s time to stop pretending that racism can ever be good for the Jews. Opinion Piece in the Haaretz By Bradley Burston Aug 30, 2016 No more. It’s time to stop pretending that racism can ever be good for the Jews. Not in practice, and not in propaganda. It’s time to stop fooling ourselves that […]

 

Israel to introduce ‘modesty guidelines’ for women’s clothing at government events

Singer performing at beach concert was told to ‘get dressed’ Monday 29 August 2016 Israeli singer Hanna Goor claims her performance was cut short because she wore shorts and a bikini top Israel’s Culture Ministry is to introduce new rules about how modestly performers should dress at government-sponsored events. “Festivals and events funded by public […]