Category: Analysis/Commentary

Gideon Levy: Please, Bibi, Let the Annexation Begin

There’s no longer any real debate in Israel. The right wants to annex Palestinian land openly, and the center wants to annex, but deceive us. All that’s left now is to admit to the world that in reality Israel annexed the West Bank many years ago… it’s one country with an apartheid system.

Stuxnet: The Israeli-American Computer Virus That Started Cyber-Warfare

Stuxnet was one of a series of viruses developed by Israel and the US in the early 2000s, then turned loose, under Israeli pressure, to destroy Iran’s nuclear research facilities – although Iran was compliant with international norms, and known to have no nuclear weapons program.

Israel Launches Unprovoked Attacks: Uses Its Firepower, Far And Wide

Former top Pentagon official Paul Pilar reports that Israel has been launching unprovoked attacks using its military might within Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran despite ceasefire agreements. This heightened military aggressiveness has multiple extremely serious consequences, including damage to the United States…

They Don’t Make Republicans Like the Great Paul Findley Anymore!

Ralph Nader writes that longtime Palestine supporter Congressman Paul Findley “was a thoughtful, studious legislator with a superb sense of justice. He was an early civil rights champion. His opposition to runaway Presidential war-making was reflected in his leading support for the War Powers Act…” Nader points out: “In his book, he profiled other Americans who dared to speak out, and who endured intimidating slander and ostracism. Findley’s documentation of the suppression of their freedom of speech was an early precursor of what is going on now…”

FAIR: The NYT’s Pro-War Arguments Against War With Iran

New York Times recent editorials make it sound as if the war looming between the US and Iran is equally the fault of both countries, or of some inexplicable, inevitable force, rather than the result of US actions. This framing hides US governmental responsibility, and makes it harder for the public to judge intelligently where to place blame.