Media Documentary: How Americans Become Convinced that Palestine Occupies Israel

While attitudes toward Israel held by the American public are starting to change, particularly among younger Americans who get their news from the Internet, polls taken in years past have shown that a majority, when questioned on the Israel-Palestine conflict, actually believe it is the Palestinians who are occupying Israel. Certainly we can imagine that those who get most of their news from Fox and CNN might be inclined to harbor such erroneous ideas…but of course, if you went to Israel and conducted a similar poll among Jewish settlers in the West Bank, you’d probably hear identical views expressed.

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My Gaza Hospital Was Destroyed. Why Has the World Stayed Silent?

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The ruins of Gaza’s Wafa Hospital–destroyed by Israel in 2014

[Ed. note – It looks like both US presidential candidates have selected running mates with staunchly pro-Israel credentials. A couple of days ago I posted a video of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s VP pick, in which he repeatedly refers to Israel as “our most cherished ally” (a total of three times in 44 seconds) almost as if reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. And then just yesterday The Forward came out with a piece outlining why Virginia Senator Tim Kaine is the “Jewiest” (their word, not mine) possible candidate Hillary Clinton could have chosen to round out the Democratic ticket (he hosts Passover seders, loves Israel, and facilitated the opening of a Sabra hummus factory in Virginia).

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75-Storey Building Catches Fire in Dubai But Fails to Collapse in Its Own Footprint!

Weren’t we were taught on 9/11 that when a steel-frame office building catches fire, the fire will burn hot enough to melt steel girders? And when that happens, will not the building collapse neatly into its own footprint? Isn’t that the only likely result, and wasn’t that pretty much the essence of the NIST report on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7?

So how in the heck do we explain what happened Wednesday in Dubai where the 75-story Sulafa Tower caught fire and burned for three hours–but yet did not collapse? That’s a tough one. I really can’t figure it out!

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Mike Pence Can’t Decide Whether Israel Has Nuclear Weapons Or Not

[Ed. note – The exchange with Mike Pence shown in the video above took place in 2011. The gentleman asking the questions about Israel’s nuclear weapons is the author of the piece below. Donald Trump seems to be picking some real doozies. According to a report here, Trump may be considering Harold Hamm, an oil industry mogul who supports fracking, for the job of Secretary of Energy. So consider: between Pence’s devotion to Israel, and Hamm’s philosophy of “drill baby drill,” the elites running America–or most likely a good many of them, at any rate–will probably not have too much to worry about should the idea of voting for Hillary Clinton prove too toxic and nauseating for the majority of voters. Or at least that’s kind of the way it’s looking now. ]

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Responses to My Article on Geoengineering

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By Richard Edmondson

Koyaanisqatsi–It’s a Hopi Indian word meaning “world out of balance.” In the 1980s when the word first began making its entry into the mainstream American lexicon, most people assumed it meant “out of balance” in terms of the global environment. And that was the context in which it was usually used.

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Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian Journalist to 6 Months in Prison for ‘Incitement’

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Palestinian journalist Samah Dweik

[ Ed. note – Praise the Lord for women of courage. In the photo above, Palestinian journalist Samah Dweik looks rather defiant and unrepentant as she is hauled off to jail for “incitement.” Apparently such laws apply only to Palestinians. In addition to the story below about Dweik, you might be interested in recent comments by Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog, who believes the country is caught up in “growing hatred and racism” which he says is encouraged by right-wing politicians.

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