Category: Israel/Palestine

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: EQBAL AHMAD: POST-POKHARAN DAYS

Pervez Hoodhoy He fought for Kashmiri self-determination in 1948, against French imperialism in Algeria in the early 60’s, roused students on American campuses in the early 70’s against their government’s immoral war in Vietnam, dodged arrest by the CIA in a case trumped up by Richard Nixon’s government that accused him of trying to kidnap Read more…

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Edward Herman: The NATO-Media Lie Machine

  NATO’s “humanitarian” enterprise in Kosovo was built on a structure of lies, many of them flowing from NATO headquarters and officials of the NATO powers, and uncritically passed along by the mainstream media of the NATO countries. One of the great ironies of Operation Allied Force, NATO’s brief 1999 war against Serbia, was that Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Colombia – Part One of Two

  In 1999, Colombia became the leading recipient of US military and police assistance, replacing Turkey (Israel and Egypt are in a separate category). The figure is scheduled to increase sharply for the next two years. Through the 1990s, Colombia has been the leading recipient of US military aid in Latin America, and has also Read more…

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Tanya Reinhart: Mideast Apartheid? Peace?

Tanya Reinhart APARTHEID WON’T BE HERE Tanya Reinhart  The Hebrew daily  ‘Yediot Axaronot’ 23.3.00. (Notes added for Z-net commentaries.) Hundred and twenty Palestinian intellectuals issued a message addressed to the Israeli and Jewish public. "The majority of Palestinians, including the undersigned, believed that the time was ripe for concluding with the Israelis a historic agreement", Read more…

Dorothy Guellec: HMO Execs Debate How to Heal Their Image

Dorothy Guellec Quietly HMO top brass have been meeting in Texas to find ways to improve “their battered public image.” They are divided as to how to do this. The three big ones United Health Group, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Humana suggest industry wide changes that would restore physicians to their rightful place making Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: In Retrospect

The tumult having subsided, it should be possible to undertake a relatively dispassionate review and analysis of NATO’s war over Kosovo. One might have expected the theme to have dominated the year-end millennarianism, considering the exuberance the war elicited in Western intellectual circles and the tidal wave of self-adulation by respected voices, lauding the first Read more…

Jennifer Loewenstein: Fighting the Lebanese War

On February 8, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of air strikes against Lebanon as revenge against recent Hizbullah attacks in South Lebanon. Three power switching stations, the most vital electricity facilities in the country, were bombed—one in the Jamhour district of Beirut, one in Baalbek, and one in Tripoli—effectively cutting off all electrical Read more…

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Stephen R. Shalom: Green Lights and Red Herrings

    In December 1975, after receiving a green light from U.S. President Gerald and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Indonesian President Suharto launched an invasion of East Timor. The weapons for the attack came from the United States. "Of course there were US weapons used," commented one high-ranking Indonesian general. "These are the only Read more…

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Tanya Reinhart: This Ain’t the Road of Peace

Tanya Reinhart [Background: Following the Shepherdstown’s Syria-Israel talks, the US issued a concealed document summarizing the positions of the two sides. The Arab (London) paper ‘Al Hayat’ printed a summary draft of this document, based on Syrian sources. Israeli sources denied the authenticity of this version, and exposed the full document, which appeared in the Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Four from the Forums

Noam Chomsky Reply from NC to query regarding Graduate Unions and Teaching Generally On graduate unions, it’s true enough that (ideally) "graduate teaching is pedagogical training," but that’s incomplete. Any teaching, if done at all seriously, is also a way of learning — about lots of things, including the subject you are teaching. That’s just Read more…

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