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Tag: Palestine
  • The Gaza Youth’s “Manifesto for Change.”

    We are sick of being caught in this political struggle; sick of coal dark nights with airplanes circling above our homes; sick of innocent farmers getting shot in the buffer zone because they are taking care of their lands; sick of bearded guys walking around with their guns abusing their power, beating up or incarcerating …

  • More Peace and Harmony Brought to You By Our Tax Dollars

    This video is more proof of why we need to completely stop funding foreign governments and their criminal acts with our tax dollars. Countless incidents like this occur everyday within the occupied territories and too often they are not reported by the lame-stream media. I don’t care how “conservative” or “liberatrian” you are. If you …

  • End the Gaza Blockade…for Israel’s Sake?

    That’s the argument Ivan Eland of the Independent Institute makes in a new article: As the United States should do with its ridiculously counterproductive embargo against Fidel Castro’s Cuba—which has used the U.S. sanctions as an external threat to win internal support and blame all of the island’s economic problems on the United States—Israel should …

  • How Did You Not See This Coming?

    In lieu of the latest news coming from Israel, Foreign Policy Magazine’s Daniel Drezner used colloquial profanity to describe Israel’s behavior on board a vessel just outside the Gaza Strip. Mr. Drezner wrote,  Sure, you can argue that the people on the ships weren’t exactly Christ-like in their embrace of nonviolence.  That said, it should …

  • Liberty is Contagious

    With Israel pushing settlements farther into Palestinian territory, there has been some chatter of a reemergence of the Syrian occupation of Lebanon. Israel’s claim to land in Gaza pushes Palestinian residents out of their homes and into refugee camps in none other than their northern neighbor, Lebanon. Israel’s antagonism in the 1980’s led to the …

  • The Palestine Wall: Graffiti as a Peaceful Act of Resistance

    Graffiti’s not my favorite thing ever — it far too often results in the destruction of private property.  Much of the older parts of European cities, for instance, are significantly marred by the heavy graffiti which covers their historic buildings.  Venice, in my opinion, is particularly damaged.  However, there are times when graffiti is a …

  • Can you tell the difference between a Palestinian and an Israeli?

    On of these children is Israeli; one is Palestinian.  Which is which?  I can’t tell either.  In fact, the boy on the left is Palestinian, and the girl on the right is Israeli.  But just as the artist intended, it’s hard to see the differences here. Using kids is a genius move for equally obvious …

  • A Palestinian State…If

    The @TAC blog links today to a New York Times article on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s recent speech which he declared his support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. So far, so good, right? Well, kind of. While Netanyahu said he supported the creation of a Palestinian state, he did so in a …

  • Pouring Gasoline on a Fire

    Dr. Charles Kennedy makes the case for American non-intervention in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  He acknowledges the complexity of the situation, avoiding the tendency of many supporters of both sides to trivialize the others’ grievances, but also draws attention to the gravity of U.S. involvement: This writer accepts the view that Israel has the to right …