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Tag: Israel Palestine Conflict

From Kerry to Selena Gomez and Rihanna, Israel’s Claims of Precision, Compassion Are Dissed

You always wonder where John Kerry the anti-Vietnam War activist went, who compared the U.S. campaigns in Southeast Asia to the predations of the Mongols.

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 READ MORE

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Bush Trifecta Lands on Obama: Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan Imploding

President Barack Obama of Hawaii had fondly dreamed of bidding turbulent and unrewarding West Asia farewell and turning the attentions of American diplomacy to East and South East Asia.

Posted on Jul 9, 2014 READ MORE

Robert Croma (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Gaza by the Numbers: Who the People Are, How They Got There

Population of Palestinians in Gaza: 1.7 million. Number of Palestinians in Gaza whose families were expelled as refugees from their homes in what is now southern Israel: 1.2 million.

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 READ MORE

In Search of Women

Most Wikipedia contributors are men, but that doesn’t justify the fact that females are so poorly represented on the site; much to many priests’ chagrin, the Roman Catholic Church unwittingly bought part of a building that houses Europe’s largest gay sauna; meanwhile, ZIP codes serve as more than just locating devices as they have come to define identities and divide communities. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 READ MORE

Location, Location, Location

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 READ MORE

Netanyahu’s Favorite Game

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 READ MORE

Holidays in the Holy Land

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE

Human Rights

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 READ MORE

Oops, Time to Adjust the Christian Calendar

Pope Benedict XVI claims that, thanks to a sixth-century monk’s mistake, the most commonly used calendar is off by several years; topless feminists disguised as nuns protest anti-gay marriage in Paris;  meanwhile, mainstream media pile on the same cliches about Israel and Palestine we’ve been hearing for 40 years. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 READ MORE

Pinpoint Accuracy

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 READ MORE

Israeli Fireworks

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 READ MORE

Tweet War

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 READ MORE

Israel Reruns

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 READ MORE

AP / Muhammed Muheisen

Israeli Arabs Feel the Squeeze

Not all is well in the Promised Land. Despite Israel’s Basic Law, which declares that all citizens are equal, Israeli Arabs say some Israelis are more equal than others. There is plenty of evidence that the Arabs do not enjoy the same rights as Jews. They say they are being squeezed into enclaves in the north of the country, where resources are scarce and development is limited.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 READ MORE

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