Norman Finkelstein released his newest book approximately a week ago and eagerly I ordered it and began reading it. I have been interested in Norman Finkelstein for about five years when I first became involved in the Israel-Palestine conflict and his books have been a beneficial tool in deciphering the conflict. Even at one point … More Book Review of Norman Finkelstein’s “Knowing too Much”
It is not surprising reading the news, after the Palestinian Authority’s bid at the United Nations, that the Quartet came out with a “new idea.” It is a nice mixture of the “same old garbage” with a tint of “we need to keep ourselves relevant.” The Quartet is this ad-hoc organization of the United States, … More Quartet’s New “Peace Initiative”
I do not know if anyone else is as sick of this stupid hasbara (propaganda) videos by Israeli MK and Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon as I am but I feel the need to retort. Not that this has some profound legitimate points. He picks and chooses convenient lies and exploits them to fit a … More Rebuttal against Daniel Ayalon’s New YouTube Video
We are at one week and counting before the Palestinian leadership goes to the United Nations to upgrade their status at the UN to full member, in theory entitling rights under international law they currently lack. There has been able commentary by this and other blogs, along with thousands of inches of media print on … More What can Israel/US possibly Give the Palestinian Leadership to Stop the UN Move?
As the date of the Palestinian bid at the United Nations looms nearer various people, myself included (just look at most of my past articles), have decided to give a last ditch effort to revive the two state solution (this is where you will not find me writing about). I was passing through the New … More Why is it so Hard for the New York Times to Accept International Law in Regards to Palestine and the Palestinians?
As has been discussed by me in two parts (here and here) the Palestinian move at the UN in September is more a showcase than a real thought out political move. Each side has its reasons discussed in the two articles so I will not reanalyze these, but just add a few points. The first … More Legal Implications on the Palestinian Bid in September and More…
As I was reviewing news this morning, I came across an article that I felt is important to my article yesterday. The point of my article yesterday essentially was that there is an attempt on each side, in the leadership, to achieve a specific goal and control the narrative. The Palestinian leadership wishes to maintain … More More Thoughts on the Palestinian Bid in September
Mahmoud Abbas in his infinite wisdom is still due to ask the United Nations and its member states to recognize Palestine as its 194th country. As has been said before, this is not the platform at this present time to discuss exactly what legally should happen. Instead I wish to dwell on something Mahmoud Abbas … More Dear Mahmoud Abbas, Here is a Better Plan for September
It has been said lately by Western media outlets that the tent movement going on in Israel is a ‘revolution‘ or ‘Israeli Arab Spring.’ This could not be any more disingenuous, incorrect, or belittling of the Arab Spring movements. Israelis are mostly protesting about prices, specifically for homes and necessary goods. This is the one and only … More Dear Israeli Tent Movement, You are not Tahrir Square
On Sunday, July 10 2011, the final hearing in the civil case filed by the family Rachel Corrie against the state of Israel took place. The final hearing heard the testimony of Colonel Pinhas (Pinky) Zuaretz who was head of Southern Command in 2003 when Rachel was killed by D-9 Caterpillar bulldozer. Rachel Corrie was … More Guest Post: The Demonization of Rachel Corrie and other pro-Palestinian activists by Israel