Science v. Lies: Imagining a “Clean Break” with Israel Over Iran

On January 31, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Science v. Lies: Imagining a “Clean Break” with Israel Over Iran by Gary Leupp A recent column by the always insightful Ray McGovern succinctly demonstrates the problem. The world of science acknowledges matter-of-factly that Iran is not pursuing a nuclear weapons program. There is simply no evidence for one. The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, […]

Democratic Elections in the Middle East: Why the Islamists Win

On January 29, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Democratic Elections in the Middle East: Why the Islamists Win – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Two Democratic Elections There have now been two democratic elections in the Middle East as a consequence of the Arab Spring. One was in Tunisia in October 2011, and the recent staggered elections of December […]

West Bank Diary

On January 28, 2012, in Articles, by admin

West Bank Diary by Graham Peebles In July 2009 I went to the Middle East to run a series of creative education workshops, with Palestinian children in the West Bank, and informal, discussion-based training sessions with local staff. There were various aims of the work with the children: To build self-confidence and self-belief and to […]

Tour d’horizon: An Iranian optic on the Middle East and its prospects

On January 25, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Tour d’horizon: An Iranian optic on the Middle East and its prospects By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Almost a year ago, in a well-remembered Friday prayer sermon delivered on February 4, 2011, Ayatollah Khamenei spoke at length, in Arabic, about the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. At the time, the Egyptian people were on the streets […]

Intelligence services agree: Iran is not trying to develop a nuclear weapon

On January 24, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Intelligence services agree: Iran is not trying to develop a nuclear weapon   By David Morrison    Asked about Iran’s nuclear programme on Face the Nation on CBS on 8 January 2012, US Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, replied: “Are they [the Iranians] trying to develop a nuclear weapon?  No.” [1] Viewers whose opinions on Iran’s […]

The On-Going War Against Truth

On January 22, 2012, in Articles, by admin

The On-Going War Against Truth – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – The Spanish Front   Among the numerous wars that are perennially being waged worldwide is the one between truth-tellers and those who would suppress the truth. I have alluded to this war in prior analyses that took up the plight […]

Unsettled, unlawful, unresolved: Israeli settlers in a foreign land

On January 17, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Unsettled, unlawful, unresolved:     Israeli settlers in a foreign land   By Graham Peebles Violence, abuse, non-accountability, hate—such is communal living today within the occupied West Bank, where some 518,974 colonisers[1] sit within “200”[2] illegal settlements. Noam Chomsky: “The settlements cover over 42% of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), not counting the Jordon valley, which they […]

BICOM alert: now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of Israel

On January 16, 2012, in Articles, by admin

BICOM alert: now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of Israel By Richard Kuper Disagreement about how political issues are framed is normal.  Different actors have different visions, issues of concern on which they wish to focus. It’s all part of the natural cut and thrust of politics and […]

The Divergent Faces of Israel – An Analysis

On January 16, 2012, in Articles, by admin

The Divergent Faces of Israel – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson     Part I – Zionist Reality   Last month Amira Hass, one of Israel’s best, bravest and most disliked journalists wrote a short piece in Haaretz entitled “When ‘fascist’ is not a rude word.” Here she tells us that “in fascist regimes the […]

AIPAC: Persuading Americans to break the law?

On January 16, 2012, in Articles, by admin

AIPAC: Persuading Americans to break the law?   By Clive Hambidge   Habituation writes James Austin M.D “means that repeated stimuli yield a decreasing response.” Conversely and importantly he goes on, “Sensitization implies that responses increase when stronger stimuli are repeated.” For in this understanding, “we are addressing the basis of the freshness of vision […]