The Peace Farce is officially over.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday November 13, 2013 8:00 pm|
|By: CTuttle Saturday November 9, 2013 8:53 am|
I swear it’s Déjà vu, all over again.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:00 pm|
Iran has said it is ready to call for the withdrawal of foreign fighters in Syria.
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday November 2, 2013 9:15 am|
This past week, Max Blumenthal, author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, sat for five interview with The Real News‘ Paul Jay. I posted part one here in mid-week. All five segments have now been posted at The Real News. Saturday afternoon, firedoglake will host Blumenthal on the Saturday portion of the weekly Book Salon. As part of the preliminaries for this important salon, here are all five segments, posted together for your convenience.
|By: EdwardTeller Wednesday October 30, 2013 7:12 pm|
Max Blumenthal spent a lot of time in Israel and the occupied West Bank, assiduously chronicling, and interviewing, posting dozens of articles in magazines, online journals and blogs. Although he continued to cover aspects of the far right in America, his efforts toward gathering the vast amount of information packed into the new book must have been a formidable task.
|By: Tom Engelhardt Monday October 14, 2013 4:04 pm|
Max Blumenthal spent four years researching the on-the-ground realities of Israel. Today, he offers us a powerful, if grim, glimpse of just where Israel has been and where it’s heading, the sort of up-close-and-personal reporting you’re not likely to see in the American mainstream media (not, at least, since President Obama tried — and failed — to get the Israelis to stop building new settlements and other housing on Palestinian or contested lands).
Note: Max Blumenthal and his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel will be featured in FDL’s Book Salon Novemeber 2nd. Philip Munger aka EdwardTeller will host.
|By: EdwardTeller Monday September 23, 2013 1:15 pm|
A deep gulf has developed between the way this has been portrayed in Europe, as opposed to much of the Israeli press. The growing potential of a major international diplomatic incident surrounds the treatment of French diplomat, Marion Fesneau-Castaing. She is listed at the embassy’s web page directory as “Attachée de coopération humanitaire et sociale” in the section of Service de coopération et d’action culturelle (SCAC). From the photos and videos, it appears she may have been the driver of the large Mercedes truck that was attempting to deliver the humanitarian supplies.
|By: CTuttle Thursday September 19, 2013 7:45 am|
Now, I ask you if you would rather trust the UN or Mother Agnes?
|By: CTuttle Tuesday August 13, 2013 6:12 pm|
I’ve been covering the Israel/Palestine for well over a decade now and one would think I’d be inured to the farcical actions by now…! But, once again, my jaw hit the desk with this bit of news…
|By: BrandonJ Saturday July 6, 2013 11:30 am|
As a musician, it was interesting to read about Alicia Keys and the controversy over her performance in Israel on July 4th. Numerous artists, activists and musicians urged her not to perform in Sun City because of Israel’s “apartheid” policies towards Palestinians. Keys refused to cancel and played regardless, saying to the New York Times that “[m]usic a universal language that is meant to unify audiences in peace and love, and that is the spirit of our show.” The problem, however, is that Keys believes that by playing, everything will be solved the following day of her performance.