Category: ISRAELI EXCEPTIONALISM

The U.S. and Israel: a Match Made in Hell

ROBERT FANTINA—When one is discussing a violent nation, one that disdains international law, hold human rights in contempt, and cares nothing for its reputation on the international stage, one is generally discussing either the United States or Israel. They are so often complicit in each other’s crimes, and that fact is becoming clearer as each nation is led by an unstable, corrupt and egotistical mad man.

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The Blue Wave is a Yellow Tide of Cowardice

JACK PERRY—The Blue Wave is backwash from a cesspool. It’s a septic tank of bogus “resistance” to policies the Democrats all support regardless of who is in the White House or who is in the majority in Congress. I write this again, the Blue Wave is a Yellow Tide of cowardice. It’s also a Green Tsunami of campaign funds from Israel. The only thing “blue” for poor Americans will be the blues of eviction notices, debt, and poverty.

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Palestinians’ Great March of Return: What You Need to Know

RICHARD HARDIGAN—For the last seven weeks, many Palestinians in Gaza have been involved in the Great March of Return, which is modeled on the 2011 Nakba Day demonstrations, when Palestinian refugees from Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and the Palestinian territories approached the border with Israel, demanding their right to return to the lands from which they were evicted. Beginning March 30, Gazans have been marching to the fence that Israel has created in order to keep them out. More than two thirds of Gaza’s two million residents are descendants of refugees created during the Nakba, and their right to return to their homeland is enshrined in several United Nations Resolutions.

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Gaza: Grandstanding Around a Slow Motion Genocide

ANNE GARRISON—There are few imaginable solutions beyond the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, which hasn’t managed to rein in Israel’s aggression so far. Is it foolish to imagine that European nations and/or Israel’s other trading partners would impose sanctions? According to the Observatory of Economic Complexity , the top export destinations for Israeli products are the United States ($24B), China ($3.25B), Hong Kong ($2.89B), Palestine ($2.86B) and India ($2.13B). Israel imports the most products from the United States ($8.56B), China ($5.86B), Switzerland ($4.05B), Germany ($3.8B) and Belgium-Luxembourg ($3.44B).

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US Secretary of State Pompeo presents war ultimatum to Iran

BILL VAN AUKEN—Pompeo placed the entire blame for the crisis in the Middle East on Iran. In reality, the region has been ravaged by a succession of US wars for regime-change—from Iraq to Libya and Syria. He placed responsibility for the war that has brought Yemen to the brink of starvation on Tehran, even as the US supplies the bombs and military support that enables its key regional ally Saudi Arabia to decimate the country.

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Trump’s New Campaign Against Iran Will Not Achieve Its Aims

MOON OF ALABAMA—With painstaking work the Obama administration managed to get much of the world to agree to sanctions on Iran. Now Trump wants much more but he has no united international front behind him. No one trusts his word. The Europeans are enraged that Trump s threatens them with secondary sanctions if they stick to the agreement they signed and continue to deal with Iran. While they may eventually fold and to some extend stop dealing with Iran, they will also try to circumvent those unilateral U.S. sanctions.

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