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Israel Shahak: Jewish History, Jewish Religion – The Weight of Three Thousand Years

Israel Shahak was a resident of the Warsaw Ghetto and a survivor of Bergen-Belsen. He arrived in Palestine in 1945 and lived there until his death in 2001. He was an outspoken critic of the state of Israel and a human rights activist. He was also the author of the highly acclaimed Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (Pluto Press 1999) and Open Secrets: Israeli Nuclear and Foreign Policies (Pluto Press 1997). Pr ...

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Gideon Levy: The Western Devil Wears Prada

The annexation of Crimea may be problematic, but it is less problematic than the occupation of the Palestinian territories by Israel. Saddam Hussein has already been executed, and so has Osama bin Laden. But all is not lost for the enlightened West. There is a new devil, and his name is Vladimir Putin. He hates gay people, so the leaders of the enlightenment did not go to Sochi. Now he is occupying land, so ...

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Peter Vonnahme (Nachdenkseiten): Ukraine – ein Musterfall von Double Standards und Totalausfall staatsmännischer Kunst

Von Peter Vonnahme Richter am Bayer. Verwaltungsgerichtshof (i.R.) Es gab eine Zeit, da flogen die deutschen Herzen Michail Gorbatschow und – in seinem Gefolge – Russland zu. Ohne ihn hätte es die deutsche Wiedervereinigung nicht gegeben. Wir waren dankbar. Das Grauen des Zweiten Weltkriegs und die lähmende Nachkriegszeit waren zwar nicht vergessen, aber für das Deutschland der au ...

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Alison Weir: Why Is the US Honoring a Racist Rabby?

The Extremist Origins of Education and Sharing Day   If things proceed normally, President Barak Obama will soon proclaim April 11, 2014 “Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.” Despite the innocuous name, this day honors the memory of a religious leader whose lesser-known teachings help fuel some of the most violent attacks against Palestinians by extremist Israeli settlers and soldiers. The le ...

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IMI: Ukraine – Ringen um die Machtgeometrie

Neoliberales Assoziationsabkommen und europäisch-russische Machtkonflikte Einleitung Im November 2013 fällte der ukrainische Präsident Wiktor Janukowitsch die Entscheidung, die Verhandlungen seines Landes über die Unterzeichnung eines Assoziationsabkommens mit der Europäischen Union auf Eis zu legen. Für die daraufhin erfolgte gewaltsame Eskalation, die zum Sturz des Präsi ...

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Professor Helga Baumgarten: “System Oslo” und der Konflikt zwischen Fatah und Hamas – Vortrag bei Cafe Palestine Freiburg e. V.

Cafe Palestine Freiburg e.V. Mittwoch, 12.2.14 19h30 Universität Freiburg, Hörsaal 1010, KG I „'System Oslo' und der Konflikt zwischen Fatah und Hamas" Vortrag von Professor Dr. Helga Baumgarten Wer steckt hinter Hamas und Fatah, was sind die Ziele? Stimmt unser Bild von der „gemäßigten" Fatah und der „radikalislamischen" Hamas? Kooperation oder ...

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Jonathan Cook: Israel’s Treatment of Ethiopians ‘Racist’ (2010)

NAZARETH, Israel // Health officials in Israel are subjecting many female Ethiopian immigrants to a controversial long-term birth control drug in what Israeli women's groups allege is a racist policy to reduce the number of black babies. The contraceptive, known as Depo Provera, which is given by injection every three months, is considered by many doctors as a birth control method of last resort because ...

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Clemens Messerschmid (INAMO): Martin Schulz und die Verschiebung des Wasserdiskurses

19.02.2014   Der Kern des Israelisch-palästinensischen Wasserdiskurses ist eigentlich der Diskurs um palästinensische Wasserrechte – oder sollte es zumindest sein. Während die politische Klasse in Deutschland in Theorie und Praxis immer mehr darum bemüht ist von diesem abzulenken und ihn durch Diskurse über den Segen von Kooperation, Abwehr von neutralen Umweltbelastungen ...

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Uri Avnery: Netanyahu´s Prayer – God Bless Putin

3 Benjamin Netanyahu with Vladimir Putin. By Uri Avnery Benjamin Netanyahu is very good at making speeches, especially to Jews, neocons and such, who jump up and applaud wildly at everything he says, including that tomorrow the sun will rise in the west. The question is: is he good at anything else? His father, an ultra-ultra-Rightist, once said about him that he is quite unfit to be prime minister, but tha ...

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Ramzy Baroud: Tears of Yarmouk – The Palestinian Lesson that Every Syrian Should Know

7 The Yarmouk refugee camp. (Photo: Laila Ben Allal) By Ramzy Baroud In the early days of the Syrian uprising-turned civil war three years ago, the writing on the wall of it becoming an intricate regional and international conflict was there for all to see. Palestinians in Syria were likely to find themselves a pawn in a dirty war, but few could have predicted the magnitude of the crisis, and perhaps, few c ...

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