09 Jun 2012

The War of Lies: Israeli History Post1967

Diary edited by MyFDL editor. Although there is a disclaimer that diarist has permission to post entire article, we at MyFDL cannot actually take that chance so article cut down to stay within fair use and link to original is provided. From time to time, articles surface about the Israeli-Palestinian

26 Jun 2011

An Open Letter to the Israeli Jewish Public: Support the Gaza Flotilla

by Jeff Halper, founder of the Israeli peace activist org, ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition, reprinted by The Only Democracy. I always hate the act of reprinting someone else’s writing, but in this case, the writing is so timely that it begs forgiveness. It is about the now

12 Jun 2011

The Only Democracy in the Middle East

In this article, distributed by Jewish Voice for Peace, Bassem Tamimi speaks out in Israeli Court at the beginning of his trial. The occasion was the 44th anniversary of Israel’s Occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, June 5th, 2011. It provides insight into realities within Israel not

25 May 2011

Juan Cole: ’1967 borders’ is a smokescreen for Israeli expansionism

Speech to AIPAC Whenever you want to understand happenings in Israel-Palestine, you turn to the Middle East expert Juan Cole, as in this interpretation of Netanyahu recent speech to the Congress, entitled, What lies Behind Netanyahu’s Bluster on ‘1967 Borders’. While the entire Congress applauded the Israeli PM, it was

15 May 2011

Brooklyn-Jenin: Happy Birthday, Juliano Mer Khamis, by Udi Aloni

Juliano Mer Khamis (left) and Udi Aloni (right). Udi Aloni wrote this final obituary on the death of Juliano Mer Khamis, a Jewish-Palestinian peace activist who operated a theatre in the Palestinian refugee camp of Jenin, Palestine before his murder. It was published by Mondoweiss and is reprinted here (in

26 Apr 2011

Israel does not target civilians: the late Vittorio Arrigoni responds

Since the submission of the UN Goldstone Report documenting war crimes against Israel during the Gaza invasion (some just call it a massacre) of December 2008 in which 1,460 Gazan Palestinians were killed, mostly civilians including 433 children, and the destruction of 21,000 buildings, including mosques, hospitals, schools, and even

11 Apr 2011

Peace, Propaganda, & The Promised Land

When the documentary, Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land, first appeared, it provided a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and strife in the Middle East in general. It zeroed in on how structural distortions in the U.S. media reinforced false perceptions of the

08 Apr 2011

The deconstruction of an AP story: Israeli army strikes Gaza after school bus hit

The LINK: http://israelpalestinenews.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/israeli-army-strikes-gaza-after-school-bus-hit-%e2%80%93-deconstructed/ Alarm from the Council for the National Interest Foundation president, Alison Weir. More slanted Israeli-centric news from a major new organization, the Associated Press, and an understanding why Israel consistently is cast as a victim, in spite of its occupation of the Palestinian people and the continuing

17 Mar 2011

Julian Schnabel’s Miral: the film Israel does not want us to see

To the displeasure of Israeli officials, the full film, Miral, was shown today at the UN headquarters in New York. Will it play in the US or be censored away like other films which depict the plight of the Palestinians under Israeli occupation and colonialism? “Based on the novel by

03 Feb 2011

Juan Cole: Mubarak Defies a Humiliated America, Emulating Netanyahu

Juan Cole took the gloves off this morning and dug deep to analyze the reasons why seven pro-democracy activists died last night in Tahrir Square, Cairo. Many more will no doubt follow, as Mubarak and Egypt’s elites have no intention of allowing Egypt to become a representative democracy any more