The Right Plan to Save the Jews?


Recently the Jewish Daily Forward published a rather interesting editorial entitled, “The Right Plan to Save the Jews?” Like most articles in the Jewish press, the piece is very Judeocentric, but this one goes a step or two beyond even that, from pragmatic preoccupation, say, into the vicinity of out-and-out obsession.

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Does Israel Have a Problem with Christians Celebrating Easter? (must see video)

Christian Groups Decry Israeli Restrictions Ahead of Easter

By Alex Shams | Ma’an News

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian Christian groups in Jerusalem have launched a campaign condemning Israeli restrictions on freedom of worship in advance of Easter, as some fear a repeat of the police violence the holy city has witnessed in years past.

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Amnesty International: Let Mordechai Vanunu Leave Israel

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Reflections on a Day in April

By Miriam

Remembering back….10 years ago. On April 21, 2004, our small group stood on an Ashqelon street across from the prison which held Mordechai Vanunu. I remember Mairead Maguire standing on my right, while Asmi Bishara was to the left. Media cameras caught some of the unhidden hostility of the Israeli street mob, which had wedged in  between us and the giant prison. For hours we stood in the brilliant sun, yet there was come over us a celebratory, rather hopeful feeling as we waited for what would surely be a golden moment–the crossing of the threshold into freedom for the man who had revealed Israel’s nuclear weapons to the world and who had spent the last 18 years in prison, including 11 in solitary.

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Home Sweet Home? Settlers Take Over Building in Hebron

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Al Rajabi House is a 4-story Palestinian building built in Hebron in the 1990s to house 40 families, plus some shops. In 2007, a group of Israeli settlers took it over, claiming the land really didn’t belong to Palestinians, that it rightfully belonged to Jews, and they continued t0 occupy the place until the following year, when an Israeli court judged that at least some of the documents presented to prove Jewish ownership may have been forged. The settlers were told to leave the premises until the matter could be settled.

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Pirouette: The Bear and the Star of David


By Richard Edmondson

We have heard very little coming from Russia, certainly of late at any rate, concerning Israel—in terms of either its occupation of Palestinian land or its illegal settlement expansions. Correspondingly, Israel seems to be returning the favor by saying nothing about Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

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The Kosher Trinity and Jewish Quantum Mechanics

DEBATE – Anti-Semitism: myth or reality
A Talk Given By Gilad Atzmon @ The Albion Beatnik Book Shop, Oxford, UK
April 15, 2014

Good evening book lovers and wisdom seekers.

As some of you have realised the title of this debate morphed slightly since I  initiated it. The discussion  was first titled ‘Anti-Semitism, A Myth or A Threat.’ We are now supposed to engage in a dialogue on ‘Racism, a Myth or a Threat.’

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More Clashes on Temple Mount

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Passover week continues in Israel.

Ma’an News

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Dozens of worshipers were hurt Wednesday morning in fierce clashes with Israeli forces who stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound via the Moroccan and Chain gates.

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Israel Mounts Remote-Controlled Machine Gun Atop Apartheid Wall Near Bethlehem

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Update: Since we posted the story below, doubts have been raised about the idea that the gun fires ammunition. Ryan Roderick Beiler has posted pictures on twitter suggesting that the gun is a water cannon, designed to spray skunk water. He says the device was there during last week’s Palestine marathon.

The above device, fixed lately to the top of the separation wall north of Bethlehem, is a remote-controlled machine gun, according to Palestinian sources. Ma’an News published a report on the device three days ago, saying it’s “unprecedented” and is causing anxiety among Bethlehemites. A Facebook page called “Bethlahem Today” has the same report.

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Former Australian Foreign Minister Exposes Zionist Lobby Power

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By Brandon Martinez | Press TV

A controversy is swirling in Australia involving a former foreign minister and the country’s influential Zionist lobby.

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Putin Says Ukraine on Brink of Civil War as Kiev Deploys Army



Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war after Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

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