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No, Israel Is Not a Democracy

No, Israel Is Not a Democracy

Truth NGO – From Ten Myths About Israel, out now from Verso Books. June 12, 2018 “Information Clearing House” – Israel is not the only democracy in the Middle East. In fact, it’s not a democracy at all. In the eyes of many Israelis and their supporters worldwide — even those who might criticize some of its policies — Israel …

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Why is Israel ignoring the West Bank protests to lift Gaza sanctions?

Why is Israel ignoring the West Bank protests to lift Gaza sanctions

Turth NGO – MEMO’s article: Despite the “sacred” security coordination between the PA and the Israeli security services, even in suppressing the growing protest movement in the West Bank that is calling for lifting the PA’s unjust sanctions against the Palestinians in Gaza, Israel’s disregard for the protests is obvious. Israel’s officials, spokespeople and even media have ignored the remarkable …

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The Israeli Attack On The USS Liberty

Fifty-one years ago today Israeli fighter aircraft and torpedo boats tried to sink the USS Liberty, a surveillance ship stationed off the coast of Egypt during Israel’s attack on Egypt and Syria. Israel was unable to sink the USS Liberty, but did manage to kill or wound almost the entire crew. Thirty-four Americans were killed and 174 were wounded. There …

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Mohammed Bin Salman is world’s richest Zionist

Truth NGO – Pro-Israeli campaigners appear to be hunting for another scalp in their assault against free speech. The victim this time is a tenured Columbia university professor whose crime was nothing more than to speak out against Israel. A network of pro-Israel activists surged against comments made by Iranian Professor Hamid Dabashi on social media. The professor of Iranian …

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Why America is the World’s Most Uniquely Cruel Society

In this essay, I want to share with you a tiny theory of what it means to be American. It is up to you to judge, as ever, whether it carries any weight. All that I will say is that when I look around, it explains, a little, what I see. Any theory of being American must explain one salient …

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The Warmakers

Truth NGO – Between the US strikes on Syria in April and the recent developments on the Korean Peninsula, we are in somewhat of a lull in the Empire’s search for a new war to start. The always helpful Israelis, in the person of the ineffable Bibi Netanyahu, are now beating the drums for, well, if not a war, then …

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Soldiers good, Palestinians bad: Israel’s double standards on justice

Truth NGO – Two sharply contrasting sentences were handed down recently by Israeli courts. The Guardian:  In the first case a teenage Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, was accused of slapping an Israeli soldier. Although she caused the soldier no physical harm, her assault was regarded by the Israeli military court that tried her behind closed doors as warranting incarceration for …

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Palestine refugees: Perpetual displacements and no return

Since their exodus from their homes in 1948, Palestinians have endured continuous displacements. Seventy years on and the Syrian conflict has revealed another tragic episode of displacement and loss for this vulnerable community. In order to face the flight of Palestinians between 1947 and 1948 – as a result of the ethnic purge, forcible expulsions, massacres (Deir Yassin), threats and fear for their lives and the UN Partition Plan of 1947 – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for …

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Legalizing Tyranny

“The carcel state is a subculture unto itself, with an $81 billion budget and tremendous political clout.” The students I teach in prison who have the longest sentences are, almost without exception, the ones who demanded a jury trial. If everyone charged with a crime had a jury trial, the court system would implode. Prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges use …

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There are too many lost childhoods in Yemen

Truth NGO – They spill out into the streets early in the morning; they have small bodies, pale faces and bold features. You might think that they are on their way to school, but a closer look reveals that they are not carrying any school bags or books. “They” are the children of Yemen who have been pushed by the …

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