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Egyptians Attack Israeli Embassy

Egyptian protesters attacked the Israeli Embassy in Cairo late Friday night, forcing the ambassador and his staff to flee to Israel for safety as the crowd tore down the newly built concrete wall that surrounded the building.

Posted on Sep 10, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Sebastian Scheiner

U.S. Vetoes U.N. Condemnation of Israeli Settlements

The U.S. has vetoed a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution calling on Israel to halt the building of illegal settlements on Palestinian land, saying its passage would “harden the positions of both sides.”

Posted on Feb 19, 2011 READ MORE


‘It Takes a Village to Unite the Most Divided People on Earth’

In the documentary “Budrus,” Palestinians of all stripes and Israelis work together to save a village from Israel’s security barrier.

Posted on Jan 25, 2011 READ MORE



Al Jazeera English

Watching the World Cup in the West Bank

The 465-mile-long wall that divides the Palestinian territories from neighboring Israel is both illegal and an eyesore, but one West Bank restaurant owner has decided to use the barrier for good: to screen every match of the World Cup soccer tournament.

Posted on Jun 19, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Bernat Armangue

‘Avatar’ in the West Bank

Some Palestinians in Billin, the West Bank town famous for its civil disobedience, have taken a cue from the movie “Avatar.” Demonstrators have painted themselves blue, citing a parallel between their cause and that of the film’s indigenous protagonists, who fight against a foreign occupying force.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 READ MORE


Israeli guard tower
AP / Emilio Morenatti

Ben the Builder Has a New Fence in Mind

Possibly inspired by that thing on the U.S.-Mexican border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that Israel will construct a $1.5 billion fence along sections of its border with Egypt, claiming it will “ensure the Jewish and democratic character” of Israel.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Nasser Ishtayeh

Israeli Attacks Kill Six Palestinians

Two separate incidents have left six Palestinians dead at the hands of Israeli soldiers, marking a significant escalation in violence that comes almost exactly a year after the Israeli army began a bloody attack on the Gaza Strip.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009 READ MORE


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Israel Offers Tidings, Lifts Blockade

Israel has discovered the holiday spirit and decided that its blockade of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip should be lifted, allowing trucks of medicine, food and other supplies to enter the occupied territory beginning Friday.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008 READ MORE


Ehud Barak
AP photo / Ariel Schalit

Israel Rejects U.N. Aid Plea

If it looks heartless and sounds heartless, it probably is heartless. A direct quote from a Voice of America news piece: “Israel is ignoring pleas by the United Nations to allow humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, standing firm on its blockade of the Palestinian territory.”

Posted on Nov 19, 2008 READ MORE


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stopthewall.org

Blockaded Gaza ‘Faces Disaster’

It’s been only about a week since Israel closed the border into the Gaza Strip, denying the occupied territory humanitarian supplies and fuel and even blocking journalists, but the UK-based aid group Oxfam is already warning that Gaza “faces disaster” if the blockade is not immediately broken.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008 READ MORE


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nytimes.com / Joao Silva

U.S. Builds Wall in Sadr City

Sadr City, the Baghdad neighborhood turned refuge for Iraqi insurgents, is getting a infrastructural makeover this week as workers begin building a wall to isolate the area from the rest of the capital city. U.S. forces say the construction is a security measure to stem anti-U.S. and anti-coalition activity.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008 READ MORE


Tear Down That Wall

I sat down with former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The Center was hosting a conference of human rights defenders, people at the front lines confronting repressive regimes around the globe. After a quarter-century of humanitarian work through the Carter Center, monitoring elections, working to eradicate neglected tropical diseases and focusing on the poor, Jimmy Carter now finds himself at the center of the storm in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Posted on Sep 13, 2007 READ MORE


Eddie Vedder
AP Photo / Lucy Pemoni

AT&T Mutes Pearl Jam’s Anti-Bush Riff

In what has to be the most exciting Pearl Jam-related news in, oh, a decade, AT&T censored Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s anti-Bush adaptation of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” during a live cybercast of the retro-grunge band’s Lollapalooza performance on Sunday.

Posted on Aug 9, 2007 READ MORE


Baghdad Wall
AP Photo / David Guttenfelder

Mr. Bush, Tear Down These Walls!

With his security barrier in Baghdad, a wall along the Mexican border and the provocative missile defense shield plan in Europe, President Bush’s interest in barrier-building is a betrayal of his conservative forebears that does not bode well for the spread of freedom and democracy.

Posted on Apr 26, 2007 READ MORE


Mr. Bush, Tear Down That Wall

Walls don’t unite, they divide. Contrary to Bush’s rosy estimation of the “surge,” the news that the U.S. is ghettoizing Baghdad is a sign of how chaotic the situation has become.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007 READ MORE


Iraqi PM Shuts Down Wall Construction

Last week U.S. forces began building a controversial wall around a Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad, ostensibly to protect its residents from sectarian violence. On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said he opposed the construction and had ordered it stopped.

Posted on Apr 22, 2007 READ MORE


Walling ‘Em In (and Out)

Apparently hoping that good fences make good neighbors, American forces in Baghdad are erecting a concrete wall in Baghdad’s turbulent Adhamiya district to separate Sunnis from Shiites—the first barrier specifically built along sectarian lines.  The wall, which will be three miles long and 12 feet high when it is finished later this month, is not a popular project among Iraqis from either side.

Posted on Apr 20, 2007 READ MORE


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AP Photo / Nasser Nasser

Chris Hedges: Bring Down That Wall

If we allow Israel to complete its massive $2-billion project to ring Palestinians in militarized, pod-like encampments in Gaza and the West Bank, we will condemn Israel and the Palestinians to endless cycles of violence that could ultimately doom the Jewish state.

Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


The Fertility Gap

Liberals will continue to lose ground in American politics as long as conservatives continue to outbreed them, argues a Syracus University professor in the Wall Street Journal. (The blue/red baby gap is much bigger than you’d imagine.)

Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


JonBenet's overwhelming coverage.
Illustration by Peter Scheer

Enough Already

It’s one thing to report a story, it’s another to obsess over every detail at the expense of real news.  Wall-to-wall coverage of the JonBenet case continues on every major news channel, despite Israel’s violation of the cease-fire, the ruling against wiretapping, and Iran’s missile tests.

Posted on Aug 20, 2006 READ MORE


web moguls
From the WSJ

Meet the Moguls of New Media

A guy delivering satiric “ninja” riffs in a $6 Lycra ski mask; a sultry woman with nearly 1 million “friends” on Myspace; a guy who has performed corny dancing shuffles in 38 countries. ... What do all these people have in common? Absurdly low-budget, Internet-based origins and, now, high-budget traditional production deals. Read about the new rules of the game.

Posted on Jul 31, 2006 READ MORE


Israel's Security Wall

Israel’s Barrier to Peace

Chris Hedges, the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times, argues that there can be no hope for peace in the Middle East as long as America continues to aid Israel in its dehumanizing practices.

Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE


Stop the Presses! WSJ Flip-Flops on Iraq!

After spending years blasting the idea that the U.S. is “bogged down” in Iraq, the Wall Street Journal editorial page did just that—saying that the Israel-Lebanon situation stems from a worldwide perception that America is so “bogged down” in Iraq that it can’t flex any muscle in the Middle East.

Posted on Jul 15, 2006 READ MORE


Brangelina
From univision.com

Brangelina’s Next Project: Mariane Pearl Movie

Angelina Jolie will star as the wife of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in an adaptation of her book “A Mighty Heart.” Jolie’s husband Brad Pitt will produce the film, and Michael Winterbottom (whose “The Road to Guantanamo” is in theaters now) will direct.

Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


Goldwater Nephew Calls for Forced Immigrant Labor Camps

Dan Goldwater, a gubernatorial candidate in Arizona and nephew of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, told a Spanish news agency that he wanted to hold undocumented immigrants in camps to use them “as labor in the construction of a wall and to clean the areas of the Arizona desert that they’re polluting.”

  • He claims, however, that his words were taken out of context—that he only wanted to put convicted immigrant felons to work….
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    Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    WSJ editor Dan Henninger

    A WSJ Editor Compares Gay Marriage to Animal Marriage

    Stephen Colbert highlights a clip of an editor from the Wall Street Journal saying that in the wake of a woman in India supposedly marrying a snake, gay-marriage supporters in America should now be required to guarantee that animal marriage is not around the corner.

    Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Authorities Mining More Corporate Data for Personal Information

    We learn from the Wall Street Journal that banks, Internet service providers and other companies are being besieged by law enforcement authorities who want to pore over their corporate data in hunting for clues in criminal cases.
    Just another example of how the government is going through personal records.

    Posted on May 20, 2006 READ MORE


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