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How Do Israeli Assaults on Palestinians Differ From the Way Gentiles Once Attacked Jews in Europe?

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Posted on Jul 9, 2014

Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy argues that recent events have shown that the Jewish state has pity for only the Jews; scientists have found a possible explanation for conservative outrage over women having sex lives; meanwhile, an Ebola outbreak spread in large part due to deforestation. These discoveries and more below.

Our Wretched Jewish State
Now we know: In the Jewish state, there is pity and humane feelings only for Jews, rights only for the Chosen People. The Jewish state is only for Jews.

Obama’s Evangelical Gravy Train
Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Time Magazine Shows Just How Creepy Smart Homes Really Are
Over the holiday weekend, I sat down with Time’s special on “The Smarter Home.”

New York Court Rules that Cyberbullying Law Violates First Amendment. Here Are the Court Docs…
New York’s highest court has ruled that a law in Albany designed to outlaw cyberbullying in schools falls foul of the first amendment.

For These Endangered Lemurs, It Was Love at First Sight
There’s puppy love, there’s muskrat love, but there is nothing like the love of two middle-aged, critically endangered lemurs.

Israeli Lawmaker’s Call for Genocide of Palestinians Gets Thousands of Facebook Likes
A day before Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and burned alive allegedly by six Israeli Jewish youths, Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked published on Facebook a call for genocide of the Palestinians.

Netanyahu Government Knew Teens Were Dead as It Whipped Up Racist Frenzy
From the moment three Israeli teens were reported missing last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s military-intelligence apparatus suppressed the flow of information to the general public.

The National-Security State Persecutes Conscientious Objectors
The pattern of abuse that Barack Obama promised to remedy as a candidate—and then perpetuated as president.

Science Explains Why Rush Limbaugh Gets So Mad About Women Having Sex
Even though 95 percent of Americans have premarital sex, as anyone who advocates for women’s reproductive rights on Twitter can tell you, there is still a shocking amount of anger, and many colorful epithets, aimed directly at women who indulge.

We Are Making Ebola Outbreaks Worse by Cutting Down Forests
The deadly virus has already claimed almost 500 lives across West Africa this year, and deforestation could cause that number to keep climbing.

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