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Was the tree really on Israeli territory? Not quite.

  In the aftermath of the bloody border skirmish between Lebanon and Israel, much of the Anglophone press seems to have dutifully accepted the UN’s assertion that the hapless tree … Continue reading

7 August, 2010 · Leave a comment

Israel’s ‘Right To Exist’? The UN Legitimacy Myth

Alan Hart does well to provide this historical corrective, excerpted from ‘Israel’s Right to Exist?‘ According to history as written by the winner, Zionism, Israel was given its birth certificate … Continue reading

4 November, 2009 · 1 Comment

Fmr UNGA Pres: Lack of will to resolve Palestinian situation disgraceful, 'certain Member States think that they can act according to the law of the jungle'

Outgoing UN General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann (pictured) has expressed his frustration about his attempts to end the reprehensible blockade of Gaza. Father d’Escoto, an ordained Catholic priest and … Continue reading

19 September, 2009 · Leave a comment

UN report on Gaza reveals Israel's continued criminal de-development policies

The siege and economic blockade of Gaza by the rogue state of Israel has been in place for over two years. Eight months after the December-January war, urgent reconstruction work … Continue reading

19 September, 2009 · 1 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"