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Life in East Jerusalem

East JerusalemPalestinians suffer grievously under occupation, including in East Jerusalem. Israel wants it entirely Judaized as its capital even though legally it's an international city under UN trusteeship.

No matter. Palestinians face daily hardships and abuses, including its elected officials.

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The FBI Goes Rogue on Iran

The FBIGoing Rogue Again

Back on 29 August 2011, I wrote a piece titled America’s FBI Goes Rogue. The gist of that piece was that the FBI’s Counter Terrorist Unit has transformed itself into an instigator of crime. The Agency’s modus operandi (MO) here reminds one of those carnivorous plants that have evolved physical shapes that lure their insect victims to their deaths. So too does the FBI’s approach to “terror prevention” rely on spinning crime scenarios so as to lure unsuspecting “terrorists” into a criminal trap.

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Israeli-Palestinian Prisoner Swap

Palestinian PrisonerSince Hamas captured Gilad Shalit on June 25, 2006, on and off talks negotiated his release.

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Missing the Point Twice

CIAInternational Law as Empire’s Sunday Suit

In a recent speech at the Harvard Law School, John Brennan, President Obama’s chief advisor on counterterrorism and homeland security, boldly declared: “I’ve developed a profound appreciation for the role that our values, especially the rule of law, play in keeping our country safe.” The most notable feature of the remarks that followed was the legal rationalization put forth for targeting killing of civilian terrorist suspects distant from ‘the hot battlefield’ even if not engaged in activities that could be reasonably viewed as posing an imminent threat to security of the United States.

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The Second Herzl

Yom KippurOn Yom Kippur eve last week, when real Jews were praying for their lives, I sat on the seashore of Tel Aviv, thinking.

I was thinking about our state, the State of Israel, in which I have, so to speak, a founder’s share.

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