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Glenn Greenwald Compares Benjamin Netanyahu’s ‘Telegenically Dead’ Comment to Nazi’s Essay

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Posted on Jul 24, 2014

With the disclaimer that by contrasting the two statements, he wasn’t stating they were identical, Glenn Greenwald points out the similarities between the Israeli prime minister’s remark about Palestinians and another made by Joseph Goebbels; a writer argues that Israel helped make Hamas what it is today; meanwhile, a German graffiti artist uses light to protest the NSA in Berlin. These discoveries and more below.

Netanyahu’s ‘Telegenically Dead’ Comment Is Grotesque but Not Original
Benjamin Netanyahu on CNN, addressing worldwide sympathy for the civilian victims of Israeli violence in Gaza: “They want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can. They use telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause. They want the more dead, the better.”

How Israel Helped to Create Hamas
Israel and Hamas may currently be locked in deadly combat, but, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials, beginning in the late 1970s, Tel Aviv gave direct and indirect financial aid to Hamas over a period of years.

Christian Love: The Raw, Naked Truth About Homosexuality
In a moment I am going to speak very plainly and straightforward about homosexuality.

The Life of Archie: 54 Years of Circulation History
Archie Andrews has cheated the calendar for many years, having been a teenager since his comics debut in the 1940s, but death finds him — at least in an alternate reality—in the upcoming Life With Archie #36, according to CBR reports today.

The Original Tea Partiers: How GOP Insurgents Invented Progressivism
Wisconsin Senator Robert La Follette and his supporters pioneered long-shot primary challenges, strong ideology, and populist rhetoric a century ago.

A Sociologist Asks What Happens When Art Goes Academic
Several dozen students and professors gather around an artist and his latest creation.

U.S. Embassy in Berlin Receives ‘Beamed’ Graffitti to Protest NSA Spying Activities
It looks like a German artist has used a different form of “graffiti” to protest the NSA in Berlin.

Stop Using ‘Poet Voice’
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