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Category Archives: Illegal settlements

The Re-settlement of Gaza? Settlers are salivating

An important piece from Linda Mamoun from East Jerusalem. Writing on January 7, Mamoun highlights the war-cheering and intent of crazed Israeli settlers who were evacuated from Gaza in 2005: … Continue reading

24 January, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dr H in the Holy Land IV: Land

The battle here is about land… and it has always been. Last night Nicholas took us to his land or his family’s land, it’s called Al Makhror, and now lies … Continue reading

27 July, 2008 · Leave a comment

The Wall: impact and consequences, video

While the introduction and conclusion of the narration leaves something to be desired (it is not “democracy” that is being installed in the Middle East, it is being actively subverted … Continue reading

10 February, 2008 · 3 Comments

Christiane Amanpour’s God’s Warriors series: illegal Israeli settlements

Christiane Amanpour’s CNN God’s Warriors series focuses on the three Abrahamic religions. This video clip is a compilation of highlights on illegal Israeli settlements. (10 mins)

11 October, 2007 · Leave a comment

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"