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|President Carter urges Palestinians to hold elections
During his recent visit, former President Carter urged Palestinians to hold elections soon. Its been almost ten years since the last elections were held and therefore no officeholder in Palestine ...
|Palestinian unity at "rock bottom"
One year has passed since the Palestinian Authority and Hamas signed a breakthrough deal to establish a unity government over both the West Bank and Gaza Strip. A year later and the effort at unity ...
|As in climate change, scientific consensus reached on guns
A scientific consensus has been reached on the effects of guns as outlined in an op-ed column in the LA Times today by David Hemenway , a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and a ...
|Israel inscribes Palestinian name on memorial wall
Israel has for the first time inscribed the name of a Palestinian victim of terrorism on its memorial wall dedicated to those that have lost their lives to terror attacks. Israel's defence ...
|Hamas guilty of war crimes - Amnesty International
In a report detailing evidence certainly to be used against members of Hamas during their future ICC trial, Amnesty International has declared multiple actions taken by the terror group during the ...
|Gaza funds are few so Hamas invests in more rockets
Funds for reconstructing the war torn Gaza Strip have dried up to the point where the UN has already halted its work due to a lack of money. What has happened to the vast sums promised by donor ...
|John Kerry: UN Human Rights Council record on Israel is 'deeply concerning'
United States Secretary of State John Kerry has denounced the UN Human Rights Council's record of obsession with Israel at the detriment to people's lives elsewhere in the world in a speech to the ...
|Palestinian Authority must pay damages for terror attacks on Americans
As diaried earlier, the Palestinian Authority has been on trial with a US civil court over bombings and shootings in Jerusalem that occurred over a decade ago. The case involves these specific ...
|Bibi busted for brazen bogus bills
The state comptroller of Israel has released a report blasting the spending habits of Bibi during his term of office as Prime Minister. Both he and his wife were found to have engaged in lavish ...
|"10 Hours of Walking in Paris as a Jew"
What is the level of anti-semitism existent in Paris of today? One Jew sought to find out using the "10 hours in...." format and discovered some truly disturbing people. Klein's version takes ...
|No Justice - 10 Year Anniversary of Assassination of PM Hariri
It has been 10 years since the accused terrorists from Hezbollah assassinated the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and to date justice has yet to have been served for the victim and the nation. ...
|Turkey arrests teen for insulting Erdogan
Turkey's coercive regime under its strongman, President Tayyip Erdogan has arrested a 16 year old teenager for a speech given at a school protest. Not content in being considered a corrupt, ...
|Palestinian terrorist injures 11 in attack on Tel Aviv bus
The AP is reporting a Palestinian man attacked commuters on a Tel Aviv bus today injuring 11 people. The cowardly attack on civilians in the bus did not end there as the terrorist stabbed a woman ...
|Turkey under Erdogan continues press repression
Turkey, under the rule of its strongman Erdogan, continues to exercise repression of the press with its latest investigation of a newspaper that did nothing more than reprint excerts from Charlie ...
|Palestinian in-fighting harms Palestinians
Discord has erupted again between the West Bank authority of the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza terrorist group Hamas. Instead of presenting an unified government to the UN as part of its ...
|Palestinian Authority on trial in New York
The civil trial against the Palestinian Authority over bombings and shootings in Jerusalem that occurred over a decade ago has now begun with jury selection in New York The case concerns seven ...
|War Crime charges filed in ICC against Palestinians
War crime charges have been filed in the ICC against persons in the newly recognized Palestine by an Israeli group Separately, an Israeli group, Shurat Hadin, filed war crimes complaints against ...
|UN should not allow Palestinians a 'pass'
There is a fascinating column in the NY Times by Dennis Ross, the former chief US middle-east negotiator under President Bill regarding the recent move by the PA in asking the UN to consider ...
|Erdogan - Turkey's corrupt, anti-semitic, misogynist President strikes again!
The well known corrupt politician, anti-semite and misogynist Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, has opened his mouth to remove all doubt of his disdain for women. Erdogan showed the ...
|Hamas accused of terror acts in bombings of Palestinians - respond by canceling Arafat memorial
The terror group Hamas has been accused of responsibility for the recent terror bombings of Fatah members homes in Gaza according to a AFP report. At least 10 bombs were exploded at the homes and ...
|If it's 'genocide/ethnic cleansing' why was he arrested?
Back in May a Palestinian teenager was tragically shot and killed by an Israeli policeman during a stone throwing demonstration in the West Bank. All civilian loss of life in conflicts is grievous ...
|ASA's vote for BDS discrimination damages mission
In an op-ed piece in today's LA Times there is a very interesting article on the damage that has been done to the mission of the American Studies Association after their controversial decision to ...
|"Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station"
The AP is reporting today on a terror attack on civilians at a Jerusalem train station. A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in ...
|Erdogan has Kurdish blood on his hands
And the blood of many more likely to be spilled due to his refusal to allow aid and support to the Kurds just over the Turkish border in Kobani. Erdogan has never in the past been hesitant to use ...
|PA blames Hamas for extending war
Hamas is to blame for prolonging the recent conflict with Israel according to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. "It was possible for us to avoid all of that, 2,000 martyrs, 10,000 ...
|Women "should not laugh loudly" and "know your place"!
Two apparent misogynists are in power in Turkey. The Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister, both of the AKP certainly seem to fill the bill with their recent comments regarding how they view ...
|How the USA fought against tunnels
The recent news in Israel regarding the extensive network of tunnels dug by Hamas to infiltrate into the country from Gaza reminded me of some of my reading I did previously on the Vietnam War and ...
|Hamas rejects cease-fire extension (UPDATE: Israel accepts, Hamas expects 'positive' response)
I am saddened Hamas has rejected an extension of the cease-fire. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/07/26/israel-gaza-palestinian-cease-fire/13202349/ Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri ...
|UN finds 20 missiles in Gaza...IN A SCHOOL
The Guardian is reporting that the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has found 20 missiles in one of its schools in Gaza. As we are aware, Israel has ...
|Palestinians told to ignore Israeli warnings
In a press release yesterday from the Palestinian Ministry of the Interior and National Security, residents of Gaza were told to ignore communication from Israel that warned residents of an imminent ...
Taking inspiration from an amazing comment by a fellow community member I would like to state my own sorrow at the loss of innocents. Both sides of the Israeli/Palestinian divide have encountered ...
|Palestinians Celebrate Teens Kidnapping
In response to the Israeli campaign to raise awareness of the kidnapping of 3 teenagers in the West Bank there has been a counter-campaign by Palestinians celebrating the hideous act by raising a ...
|UCLA embroiled in BDS controversy
The LA Times today reports on demands made by student activists that candidates for student government sign a pledge to not take part in sponsored trips to Israel. Activists succeeded in pressuring ...
|Israel and the PA agree!
On the rare use of the death penalty that is. And given the state of affairs these days it is good to find something to which they do agree. Both the Palestinian Authority and the state of Israel ...
|Hamas: Recognizing Israel is a Red Line
US News reports today in an interview with Abu Marzouk, deputy chairman of Hamas' political bureau that Hamas will not abide by any of the Quartets requirements. Hamas will not recognize Israel ...
|Hamas Terrorists Choose War Forever!
After recently signing an agreement to unify with the PA many have wondered how the terror group Hamas would mitigate its founding mission to eradicate Israel while at the same time being party to a ...
|Terror attacks from Gaza during Passover
Terrorists launched rocket attacks against civilian areas in Israel during Passover which thankfully resulted in no injuries to citizens. In response, Israel launched airstrikes against Hamas ...
|Turkish business calls Erdogan 'our crazy Prime Minister'
After a week in Konya and Istanbul discussing business with multiple companies I had the opportunity to inquire at times about the state of Turkish politics and the recent election. The majority ...
|Rockets continue against Israel despite truce
Some terror attacks from Gaza against Israeli civilians continued despite Islamic Jihad agreeing to an Egyptian brokered truce. Four additional rocket attacks were launched without successfully ...
|Palestinians will demand Western Wall as price for peace
Palestinians will demand that Israel relinquish control of all territory gained under its control during the 1967 War including one of Jews most cherished sites, the Western Wall. According to ...
|Boycott by ASA is "intellectually dishonest and morally obtuse"
In a scathing opinion piece from Monday's edition of the LA Times the president of Weleyan University slams the American Studies Association's recent resolution against Israeli academic institutions ...
|Erdogan's Saturday Night Massacre
In what appears to be an unrelenting march toward authoritarianism the Turkish regime of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has now unilaterally fired the prosecutor that filed charges of ...
|Russia Report on Arafat Death Inconclusive
Russia's report on the cause of Arafat's death produced inconclusive results and has added to the mix of reports and conjecture trying to understand what happened to the Fatah leader. Four ...
|Embattled Hamas tones down anti-Egypt rhetoric
An embattled Hamas that rules over the Gaza Strip after their coup in 2007 have had quite a reversal of fortunes of late. They have lost favor with Iran and Hezbollah over their support of the ...
|Abbas: The State of Palestine will be demilitarized
There was a very informative article published last week in Haaretz on comments PA President Abbas gave in a speech to Meretz. “People say that after signing a peace agreement we will still ...
|"A strong voice in Louisiana's Cancer Alley"
A great article today in the LA Times about the effect of petrochemical plants on the environment and people of Louisiana. And what one grandmother is doing about it. The police asked the right ...
|Animals’ Eric Burdon cancels Israel concert due to threats
Eric Burdon has been forced to cancel his upcoming concert in Israel He cancelled his scheduled appearance not for political purposes but rather for the purpose of potentially saving his own life. ...
|EU Designates Hezbollah as Terror Group
The EU has joined the United States, England, and the Netherlands in designating Hezbollah as a terror group reports the LA Times The military arm of the group was declared a terror group by the EU ...
|"Palestinians balk at endorsing plan to restart talks with Israel"
The LA Times reports today that Palestinian leaders have announced they cannot bless the USA effort led by Secretary Kerry to re-start the peace process with Israel. After an urgent meeting in the ...
|La. (and the country) need a new Huey Long!
Louisiana is desperately in need of a new progressive voice given the tragedy that is its current state government. A voice much like the one of former Governor and Senator (and perhaps might-have-
|Hezbollah will receive 'game-changing' weapons from Syria
Hezbollah has announced it will be supplied by Syria with 'game-changing' weapons in the future. The group, identified by the United States and the EU as a terrorist organization is led by Sheik ...
|Hamas bulldozes UN Designated Historical Site for Terrorist Training Camp
According to a report by Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse Hamas military wing in Gaza has bulldozed portions of the ancient Anthedon Harbor along the Mediterranean coast. Earlier last month, amid ...
|President Obama helps thaw Israeli - Turkish relations
As reported today in Politico the initial steps in improving the relations between Israel and Turkey are occurring under pressure from President Obama. Bibi telephoned Prime Minister Erdogen and ...
|Palestinians vandalize Obama banner in West Bank
Days before President Obama is set to visit Israel the AP reports that Palestinians have vandalized a banner with his picture put up in Bethelem. ...
|UN says Palestinian rocket killed Gaza baby
The old saying goes that truth is an early casualty in war seems fitting based on the new UN report stating that the child killed in the first day of fighting last November was likely struck by a ...
|New Study: Conservative Legs are wildly out of touch with their constituents
On yesterday's episode of UP WITH CHRIS HAYES there was an explosive segment on a new study that shows how state legislators believe their constituents are more conservative than they actually are. ...
|Hamas bans Palestinian Journalists working for Israeli media
According to a news report by RT News Hamas has banned all Palestinian journalists from reporting in Gaza while working for Israeli media. Sami Al-Ajrami is a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, who ...
|Kerry - USA finds Erdogen's comments "Objectionable"
The Reuters news ...
|Will Chris Hayes speak at CPAC?
Tomorrow UPPERS will get to see Chris Hayes first comments on the invitation from the Conservative Political Action Conference to speak at their convention. Other topics for tomorrow's show are ...
|Bulgaria says Hezbollah responsible for terror attack
The LA Times reports today that Bulgaria has determined Hezbollah is responsible for the terror attack in the Black Sea resort town of Brugas that killed five Israeli tourists as well as their ...
|Gaza Perfume Named After Rockets
A popular new fragrance is on sale now in Gaza. One named after the rockets fired into the cities of Israel in attacks against innocent civilians. GAZA (Reuters) - Sales of a citrus-scented ...
|Hamas: We Do Not Accept Two-State Solution
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal makes it clear there is no room for the state of Israel in his vision of the future. "Today is Gaza. Tomorrow will be Ramallah and after that Jerusalem then Haifa and ...
|Hamas summarily executes Palestinians
The AP has reported on more Hamas brutality towards Palestinian citizens. Hamas had already been the subject of a Human Rights Watch report which detailed previous acts of torture including murder ...
|Has Hamas played into Bibi's hands?
On Hardball today Chris had a segment on the escalating violence going on in Israel and Gaza with correspondent Richard Engel. One line of discussion revolved around what agent was the true ...
|"I'm Mitt Romney and I endorse President Obama for Re-Election"
(fade from black to video of Mitt Romney) "I'm Mitt Romney and I endorse President Obama for Re-Election" (screen goes dark to reveal) "See? Two can play that game" (fade to black) Is a much ...
|Anti-Semitism in Santa Monica?
It appears bigotry knows no geographic bounds, not even in the seemingly tranquil setting of Santa Monica, California as the LA Times reports today a gathering of young leaders of the Friends of ...
|Palestinians in Lebanon live in region's worst conditions
According to a report released on Wednesday, Palestinians living in refugee camps in Lebanon are living in the worst conditions of any Palestinian refugee population in the region. "The Palestinian ...
|"Up With Chris Hayes" Guest Lineup for Saturday, June 9
Joining Chris Hayes on his program "Up With Chris Hayes" on Saturday, June 9 is: BetseyStevenson - Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy Faculty Research Fellow,
|Chris Hayes Book Tour for "Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy"
Chris Hayes new book "Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy" will be published on June 12 and he will be supporting the publication with a book tour Tuesday, June 12 @ 7:00pm - New York,
|"UP with Chris Hayes" is the best news show on TV
And I created a dailyKos group so we can all share our wonkish love for what I truly believe has become the best news show on television. Easily. The level of policy and issue detail discussed is ...
|Iran committed to ‘full annihilation of Israel,’ says top Iranian military commander
Once again Iranian leadership has made an announcement declaring the government's enmity towards the country of Israel. The Iranian regime's "We Hate Israel" merry-go-round of announcements brass ...
|"Syria authorities target children, says UN rights chief"
The BBC is reporting that.... Syrian authorities are systematically detaining and torturing children, the United Nations' human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has told the BBC. Ms Pillay said ...
|US Report: Turkey among worst defenders of religious rights
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its annual report where Turkey has now been added to the list of countries found to be the among the worst in violating religious ...
|"200 Rockets Hit Israel, 23 Gazans Killed in Return"
From ABC News today... The fourth consecutive day of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in the coastal enclave of Gaza saw the number of rockets landing in southern Israel climb to ...
|M.I.A. and the Arab Spring
M.I.A. recently released her new video for her song "Bad Girls" and it is an amazing piece of visual art. If you have not seen it, take 4:11 to see it now: The revolutions that the world ...
|Special Tribunal in Lebanon to try Hezbollah members in absentia
Justice delayed may eventually bring about something other than justice denied if the Special Tribunal in Lebanon proceeds as planned to try the four members of Hezbollah indicted for the ...
Who to choose? Mitt - “$374K in speaking fees is chump change” Newt - “Hey baby, wanna shag me and my mistress?” Santorum - ...
|FRY'DAZE - Progressive Zionist Style
Reprinted with permission from: The Progressive Zionist Welcome to the return of Fry'd Daze. Fry'...
|Irvine 11 Trial Begins
After disrupting a school sponsored speech at UC Irvine being given by the Israeli Ambassador to the US eleven students were sanctioned by ...
|Hezbollah members indicted for assassination of PM Hariri
Indictments have been issued by a UN special court charged with investigating the assassination in 2005 of Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri.
|Palestinian Territories in Financial Distress
|Five Years of Capitivity
Saturday marked the fifth occurrence of a most sad anniversary denoting the date when Galid Shalit was captured by Hamas and taken into Gaza as their prisoner. Five years have passed without him ...
|Does Nasrallah Support Massacres?
The LA Times reports today that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has called upon Syrians to support the Assad regime as it massacres them in the streets. In a speech late Wednesday, ...
|Is the Labor Party in Israel doomed?
Can the Labor Party in Israel be revived? Can the party that helped found the country and led the government for decades be brought back to political prominence? In an interview with ...
|Hamas resumes firing rockets into Israel
Hamas has acknowledged a resumption of firing rockets into civilian areas by launching dozens of such attacks into Israel on Saturday morning damaging a home and wounding two people.
|"Preserving Voices Hitler Couldn't Kill"
A concert bringing to light beauty created in the heart of evil. PRESS ...
|The Dictatorship of Hamas and Top Anti-Semitic Slurs of 2010
Two articles of interest in today's LA Times. In a news story regarding Hamas' belief that the change in government in Egypt will bring new opportunities there is mention of the organization's own ...
|Muslim Students at UC Irvine subject of Grand Jury probe
On February 10, 2010 there was a disruption by students and others of a ...
|UN Tribunal to name Hezbollah guilty in Hariri killing (UPDATED)
The LA Times reports today on the CBC investigation into the February 14, 2005 killing of ...
|Isolation of Palestinians in Lebanon to end?
The LA Times has an interesting new article out today on the plight of the Palestinian ...
|Bibi on Larry King Live
I happened across Larry King's interview on CNN with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night and while it was interesting in the sense I was able to hear someone whom obviously is a ...
|On Israel they are both wrong....
The state of Israel continues to be fertile ground for ideologues whom tend to favor tilting at windmills yielding little in the way of advancing rational discourse on the subject country. Two ...
|Muslim Student Group at UCI Recommended for Suspension
UC Irvine officials have formally recommended a one year suspension of the Student Muslim Union for their participation in the disruption of a school sponsored speech by the Israeli Ambassador to ...
|Gaza - ""It shows that, at least in some areas, things are stabilizing"
An article in today's LA Times offers a ray of hope in a land beleaguered by ...
|UC Irvine students arrested for disrupting Israeli Amb. Speech
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the UC Irvine Law School, has an opinion piece in the LA Times ...
|Human Rights Watch - Hamas targeted civilians in attacks
The AP is reporting today that Human Rights Watch has rejected Hamas claims and found the group did indeed ...
|Bibi is acting Bozo
Really. He is. How else do you describe He said the experience of rocket attacks from the ...
|Palestinian activists to PA and Hamas / Aharon Barak to AG - Investigate.
It is reported in Haaretz today that eleven Palestinian human rights organizations have signed a letter urging the PA and Hamas to ...
|Egypt building security wall
The LA Times is reporting today that Egypt has quietly begun construction of a security wall ...
|Goldstone objects to UNHRC resolution
This will be brief.... Goldstone has objected to the language of the resolution adopted by the UNHCR in endorsing his report according to Huffington Post: Goldstone told the Swiss ...
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