A Day After in Palestine: the Rights of a People

On March 31, 2013, in Articles, by admin

A Day After in Palestine: the Rights of a People By Brenda Heard Thirty-seven years ago the Israeli Housing Minister stated: “If you want to develop an area you have to confiscate some lands.  We have done this very slowly with extreme consideration and much patience.”  It is doubtful that the average Palestinian was aware […]

Ignorance and Incitement: Pro-Zionism on Facebook

On March 26, 2013, in blog posts, by admin

  Ignorance and Incitement: Pro-Zionism on Facebook by Brenda Heard Recently, Ali Abunimah’s Blog on the Electronic Intifada addressed the “horrifying racism and violent fantasies frequently expressed by Israelis on Facebook.”  When asked what the Israeli army should do about three Palestinian boys pictured as participants in a peaceful protest over Israeli settlements, pro-Zionists suggested such […]

Birds of Prey: the Record of Impunity for Israeli Military Aircraft

On February 17, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Birds of Prey: the Record of Impunity for Israeli Military Aircraft By Brenda Heard Since March 1978, for thirty-five years, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, has been monitoring the conflict between Israel and Lebanon— the tension, the daring, the mayhem, the killing.  The enthusiastic efforts UNIFIL made in the early years soon […]

Bitter Reality: “Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?”

On February 4, 2013, in blog posts, by admin

Bitter Reality: “Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?”   A scene from American network HBO’s “The Newsroom” has been in circulation for a few months now.  During a fictional debate, a woman in the audience asks if the panellists could say why America was the best country in the world. […]

Shifting responsibility: the propaganda of The Jewish Chronicle

On December 30, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Shifting responsibility: the propaganda of The Jewish Chronicle by Brenda Heard Are they STILL pushing this absurd line? The Jewish Chronicle is propagandising again.[1] In its recent article “Britain’s anger with Israel over 1982 Lebanon War,” the JC states the attempted assassination of the Israeli Ambassador to the UK in June 1982 “provided the spark […]

The Recycled War Victim:US/Iraq? Israel/Lebanon? Iran/Iran?

On December 13, 2012, in Articles, by admin

The Recycled War Victim US/Iraq?  Israel/Lebanon?  Iran/Iran? by Brenda Heard “What happened to this baby?” was the recent Facebook comment on a gruesome photo of a dead baby.  The answer posted was simply “a victim of war.”  But it should be noted that the infant has also been a victim of mistaken identity.  With uncertainty […]

Israeli filmmaker: “But we gave back Lebanon”

On September 27, 2012, in blog posts, by admin

Israeli filmmaker: “But we gave back Lebanon” By Brenda Heard “What do you imagine when you’re in a tank?”  Israeli filmmaker Itamar Rose asks young Israeli kids.  “I picture a dead Arab and that makes me happy,” responds one boy.   (1:37; 1:54-1:57) These words are quickly circulating amongst internet activists.  Of course there is also […]

The White Supremacy of Zionism

On June 5, 2012, in blog posts, by admin

The White Supremacy of Zionism by Brenda Heard Perhaps it was the audacity of quoting Martin Luther King’s dream speech, one of history’s most eloquent pleas for racial equality.  Perhaps it was how the Israeli political party mocked King’s rhetorical style, telling African asylum seekers to forget the Jewish gated community, to instead “Go forth […]

The Child of Gaza

On September 28, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

  Feeling fierce with loathing He looked down upon the father ashen face twisted in panic as he grappled for his son shielding him with shaking arm Feeling fierce with loathing He looked down upon the son quaking with fear struggling closer to his father’s form ensnared by the cold concrete Feeling fierce with loathing […]

DSEi: playground of the power elite

On September 6, 2011, in Articles, by admin

DSEi: playground of the power elite By Brenda Heard The images have become commonplace.  Pick-up trucks laden with rocket launchers and machine guns.  Dusty men with their rifles, poised as so many Rambo’s.  Billows of smoke that linger after the bomber has flown on to its next target.  These are the images of contemporary conflict.  […]