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Monthly Archives: January, 2009

Israeli Ambassador's Unguarded Moment On Australian Television

Israeli Ambassador to Australia Yuval Rotem let a few things slip recently about the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, calling it “a preintroduction” to an attack on Iran that … Continue reading

31 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

Peres’ Propaganda and Gaza Panel’s Biased Moderator: Full Debate

Any good panel moderator knows that maintaining the integrity of debates involves allowing equal time and consistently and impartially applying rules to speakers. That debate in which Turkish PM Erdoğan … Continue reading

31 January, 2009 · 2 Comments

'Fire on anything that moves': soldiers relate orders

In all of israel’s genocidal bloodbath in Gaza since Dec 27, its massacres in Zeitoun stand out as particularly heinous. The Samouni family lost 29 members after soldiers forced them … Continue reading

31 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

What would Gandhi do in Gaza? Finkelstein on Gandhian strategies and myths

An interesting snippet on strategy from a Q and A following a Norman Finkelstein lecture in Canada a few days ago. Here is the link to the main lecture which … Continue reading

31 January, 2009 · 2 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"