Category Archives: commentary

Some Uncharacteristically Frank Comments from the Russian Foreign Minister

RT has published a piece on some recent comments by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that seem strikingly out of character, since normally we don’t see diplomats, or at any rate Russian diplomats, talking like this.

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Jewish Group Calls Death of Palestinian Man ‘Murder in Cold Blood’

Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, a 32-year-old Palestinian man, was found hanged Sunday night on a Jerusalem bus. His death is being called a murder by a Palestinian pathologist, and Neturei Karta, the orthodox Jewish group that opposes the state of Israel, … Continue reading

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Jesuit Priests Murdered 25 Years Ago in El Salvador

By Matt Peppe Twenty five years ago this week, six Jesuit scholars at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in El Salvador opened the doors of their residence to members of a government death squad, who had been armed and trained by … Continue reading

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Beheading the River of Life

As you have doubtless heard, ISIS has released a new video, showing the simultaneous beheadings of a row of captured Syrian soldiers, along with–at the very tail end of the video–what is purported to be the severed head of US … Continue reading

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Jewish Tribalism in a Small New York Town

Kiryas Joel–you probably never heard of it. It’s a small township located in Orange County in the state of New York. The population of slightly over 20,000 people is comprised almost entirely of ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Satmar Hasidic sect, … Continue reading

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Stealing Palestine: Who Dragged Palestinians into Syria’s Conflict?

Palestinians didn’t jump into the fray in Syria. They were dragged into it – violently and reluctantly. Here is the story of how and why Palestinians and their 14 refugee camps became strategic targets in the Battle for Syria. By … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justices Discuss their Jewish Identities

By Alison Weir In a JTA article this week, Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan talk about the significance of their Jewish upbringing, of having 3 Jewish Justices on the US Supreme Court, and of Judge Kagan’s debt … Continue reading

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Christianity and Respect for Animals

Respecting Animals: St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Francis of Assisi By Judy Barad St Thomas Aquinas’ philosophical writings about the nature of animals, and the example set by Francis’ relationship with them, can both enlighten and inspire us today. These … Continue reading

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‘Zionists, get out of our lives’

One could imagine it becoming an international rallying cry, not just in Palestine but in countries all over the West where Zionist lobbies have operated–corrupting democracy and seeing to it that the lowest common denominator of any society, specimens of … Continue reading

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Obama Finally Does Something Right

Obama finally did something right today–he came out strongly in favor of net neutrality. As best I remember, this is his first time, in nearly six years in office, he has taken a stand for something righteous, an objective that … Continue reading

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