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Thou Shalt Not Kill (Thyself)

David Ben-GurionAfter the founding of Israel, God appeared to David Ben-Gurion and told him: “You have created a state for my chosen people in my holy land. This merits a great reward. Tell me what you wish, and I will grant it.”

Ben-Gurion answered: “Almighty God, I wish that every person in Israel shall be wise, honest and a member of the Labor Party.”

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Out of Control Violence in Libya

Violence in LibyaWherever NATO intervenes, massacres, mass destruction, and unspeakable horrors and human misery follow.

Once Africa's most developed country, Libya today's a ravaged, out-of-control charnel house. Tens of thousands died. Multiples more were injured, made homeless, and forcibly displaced.

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Saving Khader Adnan's life is saving our own soul

Khader AdnanThe world watches as tragedy unfolds beneath its gaze as Khader Asnan enters his 63rd day as a hunger striker in an Israeli prison being held under an administrative detention order without trial, without charges, and without any indication of the evidence against him. From the outset of his brutal arrest by scores of soldiers, featuring blindfolding, cuffing, and physical roughness in the middle of the night, a gratuitous ritual enacted the presence of his wife and young daughters Khader Adnan has been subject to the sort of inhumane and degrading treatment that is totally unlawful and inexcusable, and an assault on our moral justification. At present, 307 other Palestinians are being held in administrative detention, and Mr. Adnan has indicated that his protest is on their behalf as much for himself.

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A few comments on recent Norman Finkelstein interview with Frank Barat

Norman FinkelsteinNorman Finkelstein has recently bought himself a few enemies within the Palestinian solidarity movement for openly and enthusiastically advocating the Two States Solution. In the last interview it seems as if Finkelstein defends Israel’s right to exist.

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An Advocate for the Deprived

Mohammed Hussein FadlallahHonoring Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah

Rushing to an appointment last Saturday I passed the Mohammad Hussein Fadallah Hassaniyeh (Mosque), which for many in my immediate Dahiyeh neighborhood is the religious institution we feel most connected to because of its long and continuing history of social and religious work in our community.

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