Selective Sympathy in Israel/Palestine

On June 29, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Selective Sympathy in Israel/Palestine by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Denying the Connections The display of anxiety and aggressive agitation in Israel, triggered by the kidnapping of three young men from an illegal settlement on the West Bank, seems to be accompanied by a near total denial of any legitimate relationship between government actions (the […]

The Need for Revolutionary Ideas

On June 29, 2014, in Articles, by admin

The Need for Revolutionary Ideas by Graham Peebles The mode of contemporary living is in many ways dysfunctional. There are the obvious and painful daily signs that affirm this: the thirteen or so wars taking place; the fact that half the world’s population live impoverished lives on less than $2 a day, 80% on under […]

Now it is official: Israeli campaign to control Wikipedia content

On June 16, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

Now it is official: Israeli campaign to control Wikipedia content Wikimedia has struck a deal with Israeli officials to promote students’ multi-lingual writing and re-writing of history, geography and science topics in Wikipedia. Unwitting readers of Wikipedia likely take accounts of Middle Eastern history at face value, not realising the extent of manipulation occurring behind the seemingly […]

New Thriller Novel Explores the Zionist Campaign

On June 11, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

New Thriller Novel Explores the Zionist Campaign     Author William Hanna’s first book, Hiramic Brotherhood of the Third Temple, condemns without compromise Apartheid Israel’s persistent criminal ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people and its imperious violation of international law, which is aided and abetted by the shameful silence of a cowed international community. It […]

Palestine, Syria, Lebanon: The Plight of Refugee Students

On June 10, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Palestine, Syria, Lebanon: The Plight of Refugee Students by Franklin Lamb   Predictions about the likely course of events in this region, including occasional ones by this observer, have a way of not panning out as expected. But one prediction I offered recently to Palestinian friends in Syria—namely that Lebanon’s “media” would fail to inform […]

Shoe Shiners of Beirut

On June 5, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Shoe Shiners of Beirut The humanitarian issues of Lebanon’s Syrian refugees   By Eva Bartlett Today I seem destined to write about the poverty of many Syrian refugees here in Lebanon. I’ve of course been noticing it from the start, but today all my encounters were with refugees trying to earn a living or simply […]

On the Legitimacy of Syrian Elections: Is there not a common interest?

On June 4, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

On the Legitimacy of Syrian Elections: Is there not a common interest? A little perspective from Lincoln   From the run-up to the election, to the expatriate voting, to the voting in Syria itself, much has been said to malign the notion of a Syrian presidential election.  (A typical representation here, from the BBC)  As […]