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Speaking the Truth- Zionism, Israel, and Occupation

Speaking the Truth. Zionism, Israel, and OccupationEdited by Michael Prior, Interlink Publishing, Northampton, MA, 2005, 254 pp., $ 17.95.

When the South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu paid his first visit to Palestine, he was shocked by the similarities between his former Apartheid South Africa and the dismal situation under which occupied Palestinians have been living since the establishment of the State of Israel. In his foreword to this outstanding collection of essays, written by 12 internationally respected scholars and experts, he stated: “Now, alas, we see apartheid in Israel, complete with the `Separation Wall` and Bantustans that keep Palestinians rounded up in prisons. History tragically repeats itself. Yet, injustice and oppression will never prevail.” And it can be added: May the oppressor-state and its U. S. patron together with their cohorts of Israel lobbyists and Christian Zionists do whatever they please, their cause is politically, morally and ethically unjust and they know it. That is why they have been fighting mercilessly every deviant opinion expressed by decision-makers.

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The Lutfallah II Arms-Smuggling Scandal

Lutfallah IIIt would be an incautious stretch to suggest any sort of parity between Watergate and the unfolding Lutfallah II arms shipment-to-Syria drama, that each day brings more revelations. But some of what we are daily learning about the who, what and why of Lutfallah II reminds some of us of a Watergate, type atmosphere including “bit by bit, drip by drip” revelations,  denials, setting up fall guys and remarkable examples of incompetence.

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A Putsch Against War

dagan-netanyahuGenerals and secret police chiefs get together for an attack on the politicians.

In some countries, they arrest the president, occupy government offices and TV stations and annul the constitution. They then publish Communique No. 1, explaining the dire need to save the nation from perdition and promising democracy, elections etc.

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Targeting Murdoch

Rupert MurdochQuelle surprise! Britain's parliament discovered what media critics and people wanting real news and information knew decades ago.

Murdoch's world features demagoguery, managed news, scandal, sleaze, and warmongering. He's the prototypical presstitute famed journalist George Seldes (1890 - 1995) denounced in books like "Lords of the Press."

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Whitewashing Mass Murder

Mass MurderIsrael's 2008-09 Gaza war was one of history's great crimes. Missiles, bombs, shells, and illegal weapons were used against defenseless people. Mass slaughter and destruction followed.

Brazen crimes of war and against humanity were committed. International protection wasn't afforded. Responsible officials remain unaccountable.

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