Tags: history

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…”

Forward, JTA, NYT, CNN ‘lie through omission’ about Tlaib, Omar trip

Media are attacking the Congresswomen by claiming that the group sponsoring their proposed trip ‘promoted blood libels.’ The claim is based on one item briefly posted on the NGO’s website six years ago… and the news reports don’t mention that the item quoted an Israeli news report about a book (since retracted) by a prominent Israeli historian saying there was “a factual basis for some of the medieval blood libels against the Jews…”

How Israel Systematically Hides Evidence of 1948 Expulsion of Arabs

Ha’aretz reports that Israeli officials have scoured local archives and removed troves of historic documents to conceal proof of the ethnic cleansing that established Israel, including documents reporting rapes, looting, the demolition of villages, and killing of civilians…. General Peled: “My platoon blew up 20 homes with everything that was there.” Lev Tov: “While people were sleeping there?” Peled: “I suppose so….”

Israel pursues possible war crime in village demolition

The bedouins in Khan al-Ahmar are considered an “existential threat” to the Jewish State; Israel plans to demolish the village and relocate the entire tribe to a location that denies the people their ancient culture. Israel’s Supreme Court has green-lighted the process, which will enable the state to cut the West Bank into pieces – although it may be a war crime.

Shlomo Sand: How Israel Went From Atheist Zionism to Jewish State

Israeli author Shlomo Sand writes: Zionism – the idea of a “Jewish State” – was at first fully secular and socialist, but how to define “a Jew” in a way that includes both the religious and the nonreligious (and no Arabs)? Eventually, religious features were appropriated and nationalized: the “need” for more land became a holy pact with God; Israel is only for Jews, not “all of its citizens.”

IDF General: Israel Behind Coup That Installed Al-Sisi Dictatorship in Egypt

MPN reports that a high-ranking IDF leader has revealed that Israel orchestrated the downfall of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and the rise of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s thinly disguised military dictatorship. Israel preferred this normalizing leader to his somewhat pro-Palestine predecessor.