In the video below, Mitt Romney implies that the two-state solution is dead, and after essentially stating that all Muslims in the Middle East are a threat to Israel, sums up his foreign policy strategy with "hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it." Oh, and he also thinks the West Bank borders Syria. In a covert video from a May fundraiser for Mitt Romney published by Mother Jones on Monday, the Republican presidential candidate articulated that "there is just no way" for there to be a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and rendered any efforts at negotiations basically…Read More... | 16 Comments
Alice Walker, author of the award-winning novel 'The Color Purple,' has reportedly refused translation rights of her book to an Israeli publisher, citing Israel as an 'apartheid state' with policies worse than the treatment of blacks in the southern United States and South Africa. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel posted on its website a letter said to be from Walker, in which she notes: I would so like knowing my books are read by the people of your country, especially by the young, and by the brave Israeli activists (Jewish and Palestinian) for justice…Read More... | 33 Comments
I published this post on last year's Memorial Day, on my old blog. Somehow, it feels only fitting to repost it again - so little has changed. Some years ago, a team of authors released a book: The book documents, without exception, every single human being who died in that conflict. The order is chronological, and no one is excluded. Paramilitaries who blew up on their own bombs share a page with a baby killed when a bullet from a shoot-out near its home penetrated a wall and then its cradle. Soldiers lured into a honey-trap and shot in the…Read More... | 19 Comments
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