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How low can we go?
There have been several particularly disturbing stories in the media over the past week even if one chooses to tune out the US Congress’s pending astonishing overwhelming approval of a grant of $39.8 billion to Ukraine to continue the war to “weaken” Russia. Even so-called progressives in the Democratic Party voted for the war. So... Read More
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This is the final Part 8 of a series titled 'Propaganda and the Media', the first 7 parts of which were published earlier, and available here: [1] The entire series will now be combined into an eBook in .pdf format, available on bluemoonofshanghai.com (in the books section). This is primarily an article about lies, about... Read More
And violate ceasefire agreement by continuing to genocidally blockade Yemen
Happy Eid, and blessings to all my readers of whatever faith tradition, I work with a nonprofit whose primary mission is correcting misperceptions about Islam. Unlike many Islamic nonprofits, ours is not being funded by billionaire Gulf Arab despots. Why not? Because we couldn’t do our job if we accepted such funding. The corrupt Saudi... Read More
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Palestinian Christians will soon be extinct
A week ago I wrote a piece describing how Israel’s power over the US government is such that no American official will confirm that the Israelis have, and have had for years, a secret nuclear arsenal consisting of as many as 200 nukes. The situation is particularly odd in that the United States is on... Read More
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No deal with Iran and weapons for Ukraine
Remember the Beatles’ song that went like this: “I read the news today, oh boy!”? To be sure there has not been much good news to savor recently, though notably, under the cover provided by the war in Ukraine’s domination of the news cycle, the Israel Lobby in the United States has been working harder... Read More
In moving from Nazareth back to the UK, I have jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire
[This is the transcript of a talk I gave to Bath Friends of Palestine on 25 February 2022.] Since I arrived with my family in the UK last summer, I have been repeatedly asked: “Why choose Bristol as your new home?” Well, it certainly wasn’t for the weather. Now more than ever I miss Nazareth’s... Read More
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Meanwhile Palestinians invent the “terror rock”
French eighteenth century journalist and propagandist Jacques Mallet du Pan coined the adage that “A l'exemple de Saturne, la révolution dévore ses enfants," frequently translated as “Like Saturn, the Revolution devours its own children." Saturn was a Greek and Roman god who famously was depicted as eating his own children, though the attribution was more... Read More
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Dissecting the Treaty of Versailles’s "Big Four"
In a Daily News Bulletin issued February 4, 1924, by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Jewish leaders across the nation publicly mourned the passing of former war-time president Woodrow Wilson, the self-described "staunch friend of the Jews." The telegram goes on to commemorate Wilson’s "intense interest in Jewish questions" by reviewing his political deeds as president,... Read More
Of course, I expect a backlash every time I write. It comes with the territory. There is no point being a Bari Weiss or a David Frum and crying out against “cancel culture”. Dissension is part of the rough and tumble of a modern world in which everyone – at least, for a little longer... Read More
The Jewish Chronicle warns that the dismissal of Prof David Miller is ‘just the beginning’
The Israel lobby appears to be readying for a campaign to root out leftwing academics in the UK critical of Israel’s continuing oppression of the Palestinian people – echoing its efforts against the previous leader of Britain’s Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn. As with the attacks on Corbyn, the assault on academia is being led by... Read More
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Victims of aggression need America’s help!
Well, here we go again. The Israelis, in collusion with no less than 420 criminals in the US Congress, have again ripped off the US taxpayer. I stop short of calling the congresscritters “traitors” because the US Constitution, which defines the word, requires that one actually be cooperating with a declared enemy of the United... Read More
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Heroes are rare; they are tragic and inspiring at the same time. Such a real-life hero is Zakaria Zubeidi, 45, from Jenin in Palestine. A man of brawn and brain, of sword and harp, he was an al Aqsa Brigade commander as well as the director of the Freedom Theatre. Years ago, the Sunday Times... Read More
Aid to Israel is now a highly polarizing issue, a poll conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the pro-Zionist Israel Democracy Institute have found. The survey taken last month found that the US government's deferential treatment of Israel is completely out of line and unrepresentative of popular opinion. On the question of... Read More
Do I even have to introduce Roger Waters to my readers? Those born in the 1970s-80s all know the name “Pink Floyd” as one of, if not the THE, most talented group in the history of pop/rock music. As for our younger readers, they at least will have heard of albums like The Dark Side... Read More
An influential publication closely associated with the Bernie Sanders movement has been put on hiatus and may never come back. Current Affairs, a New Orleans-based outlet headed by Nathan Robinson, has halted its operations after staff members organized by Jewish employee Lyta Gold attempted an in-house coup. Gold and others pushed for a restructuring plan... Read More
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A desperate Israel seeks to silence critics
Targeting and killing Palestinian children could not accomplish what a decision by an ice cream company has achieved. To be sure, the visual impact of Israel’s recent onslaught on Gaza turned many against that country’s war crimes and its ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians, but what the Israeli government really has feared most is an... Read More
WHEN WE DISCUSS THE HOLOCAUST and Hitler’s slaughter of six million European Jews, we often forget the fact that the Holocaust had other victims as well, namely the Palestinians, whose country was taken from them. They were innocent victims as the world sought to make a place for Jews who had been displaced by the... Read More
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke on Wednesday at the seventh Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism. He said that antisemitism was part of a broad family of hatreds, and that antisemites start by attacking Jews but “always” move on to focus their hate and violence on other groups as well. Lapid insisted that antisemitism was... Read More
Jews in America are demanding the United States intervene in Chile's internal politics in the run up to their presidential election next November. Daniel Jadue, a descendant of Palestinian refugees and member of the Chilean Communist Party, is currently the frontrunner in polls. Jadue is an unapologetic anti-Zionist who has in the past directly confronted... Read More
Cornel West, an early advocate of Critical Race Theory which alleges that all institutions are haunted by the ghost of white supremacy, has now learned who really controls Harvard. Earlier this week, the academic pop icon published his resignation letter from his position at Harvard University Divinity School, citing persecution and censorship by administrators over... Read More
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The recently inaugurated Israeli government, the Coalition-for-Change, the wet dream of Israeli and American liberals, Biden-approved-and-blessed after fifteen years of Bibi Netanyahu’s tyranny and four rounds of elections in the last two years - barely surviving a vote of confidence in cliffhanger-fashion - 59:59. It came to power on a slim ‘majority’ of 59.5:60.5 in... Read More
The NYPD has a message for New Yorkers: don't criticize Israel in their city. Last May, demonstrators took to the streets of New York to protest the slaughter and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. They are now suffering selective prosecution at the hands of the ostensibly American NYPD, who are not only trained by... Read More
jacky-rosen
Silencing criticism of Israel is the primary objective
It has frequently been observed how Jewish organizations in the United States and Western Europe exploit their claimed perpetual victimhood to excuse their own ethnocentric manipulations while also providing cover for Israeli war crimes. What they refer to as the “Holocaust” is, of course, central to the effort, complete with a standard narrative that has... Read More
Israel seems upset by a new Polish law that sets a 30-year deadline for Jews to recover seized property. The legislation is yet to be approved by Poland’s senate, yet Israeli officials already refer to it as the “Holocaust law.” They insist that it is ‘immoral’ and ‘a disgrace.’ Last week Israeli Minister of Foreign... Read More
Ten Days ago the The Palestinian Authority rejected 90,000 vaccine doses from Israel because they were ‘almost expired.’ Earlier that day, Israel announced that it would transfer up to 1.4 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine to the Palestinian territory. But almost as soon as the first 90,000 doses arrived to Ramallah, the PA said it... Read More
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New Israeli government controls the agenda
The media focus on the Summit meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin has to a certain extent crowded out news about the new government in Israel, headed by hardline nationalist Naftali Bennett. In those media outlets that are actually discussing the change there is an odd sort of perception that Israel’s new government... Read More
I am slightly amused by the many voices who celebrate what is perceived as the end of the Netanyahu era. Of course, I am not a Netanyahu supporter, far from it, but I will give Netanyahu credit where he deserves it. ‘King Bibi,’ as his Jewish supporters often refer to him, was actually a crucial... Read More
It is interesting to observe that the many atrocities carried out by Israel and its surrogates in Lebanon and Palestine through the years, which have killed thousands of civilians, have not aroused the ire that is being witnessed as a result of the recent attack on Gaza, which killed less than 300. That many of... Read More
Israel is undergoing a change of management, with reliably hardline Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu being replaced by extreme nationalist Naftali Bennett. Bennett has at intervals favored the disenfranchisement of non-Jewish Israeli citizens and the ethnic cleansing of all non-Jews from historic Palestine, killing them if necessary. He opposes the creation of any Palestinian state and... Read More
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$1.2 billion more is on the way!
Now let me get this straight. A nation bullies and harasses a much smaller neighbor which eventually leads that neighbor to strike back with largely home-made weapons. The larger and more powerful country, armed with state of the art killing machines, attacks its basically unarmed opponent and kills hundreds of civilians, including a large number... Read More
Colored folks are coming around to acknowledging the Jewish question. This is good, because colored folks are invincible and cannot be fired. This is leading to witch hunts by the likes of Washington Free Beacon. (Fun fact: The Free Beacon is run by Jewish neocon William Kristol’s daughter’s husband and was the original entity to... Read More
How Leftists Don’t Really Care About Sexual Violence, Misogyny and Femicide
Like most human things, the Guardian is at its funniest when it doesn’t mean to be. For example, it’s currently celebrating its bicentenary under this slogan: “200 years of chasing the truth.” Which is a very good joke. Maybe the paper was honest in its early days, but it has spent most of the last... Read More
Attack on Free Speech and Association Fails Court Test
Abby Martin’s efforts must be applauded for she has won a major victory in the struggle to maintain freedom of speech in the United States. Many Americans who follow developments overseas would concede that Israel and its supporters in the United States exercise a fairly high level of control over U.S. foreign policy in the... Read More
A few days ago, Ynet (the biggest Israeli media outlet) reported that the American progressive movement has come to acknowledge the problematic role of its Jewish elements. The Israeli outlet revealed that in the eyes of emerging progressive circles within the American left, Jews are perceived as “white oppressors” at the core of America’s social... Read More
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Israel - foundling of a failing empire (British) on the backyard of another (Ottoman), within the nightmare shadow of a third (Nazi), adopted by a fourth (US), whose exploitative bid to establish a proxy imperial force in the Middle East and scatter competing candidates for imperial failure (including Soviet, Arab, and Iranian), has helped beget... Read More
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Israel and its friends demonize critics
Several things are happening simultaneously. Most important, Israel has lost the public opinion war in much of the world through its brutality during the recent attack on Gaza and it continues to lose ground even in the wake of a cease fire due to mass arrests of Palestinians and armed police intrusions in and around... Read More
Those who follow my work are probably familiar with the idea that there is no modern Hebrew word for peace (meaning harmony and reconciliation). The Hebrew Word Shalom (שלום) is interpreted in modern Hebrew as ‘security for the Jews.’ In Israel the reference to ‘shalom negotiation’ is construed as a premeditated set of conditions that... Read More
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Borges and Bioy-Casares created a detective who solved crimes from a jail cell. Don Isidro Parodi could help others, but not extricate himself from a false accusation. Removing themselves from the world, desert hermits were still sought out by those overwhelmed by day-to-day problems, whether financial, familial or perhaps even sexual. Nathaniel West’s Miss Lonelyhearts... Read More
Your opinion doesn't matter — not by itself. No matter how heartfelt or important to you personally, your thoughts about Gaza or legal weed or the war on skinny jeans don't mean anything merely because they reside inside your brain. Your opinion matters only if you express it. Expression of an opinion doesn't change anything... Read More
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From rocks to rockets. This is now the recorded evolution of the armed Palestinian Resistance. From throwing Intifada rocks that barely scratched occupation tanks, to lobbing rockets that can now reach anywhere in Israel: this is presently the undeniable status of the Palestinian Resistance. Hard, therefore, not to deduce that some impressive progress has been... Read More
Biden Punts on Russia and Takes Some Heat on Afghanistan
Possibly the best news to come out of the past week has been the announcement of a possibly Egyptian mediated cease fire between Israel and Gaza late last Thursday. The fighting killed 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, versus twelve Israelis including two children and also did major damage to schools, medical facilities and other infrastructure... Read More
Credit: Musa Al-Shaer/AFP
Just like in 2006, when both Ehud Olmert and George Bush declared that the “invincible IDF” had, yet again, achieved a “glorious victory” and the entire Middle-East almost died laughing hearing this ridiculous claim, today both the US and Israeli propaganda machine have declared another “glorious” victory for the “Jewish state of Israel” cum “sole... Read More
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Israel’s Friends overwhelm Capitol Hill
Yes folks, there is an international conspiracy and it is all about “protecting” Israel. It operates through front and lobbying groups that uniquely promote the interests of a foreign country, Israel, even when those interests do serious damage to the host country where the lobbyists actually live. In Britain, for example, there are a Conservative... Read More
You may or may not have noticed it, but the World has a funny old way of working. For thousands of years Anti-Semitism had been a pretty established thing, then, along came the Nazis, and suddenly, just a few short years later, everybody was ready to cut the Jews plenty of slack. Yes, the Nazis'... Read More
A few weeks ago I was approached by an ultra Zionist from Jerusalem named Lowell Joseph Gallin who invited me to give a talk at his online conference next year. I warned Lowell that I probably won’t fit with his agenda. Lowell insisted that he was familiar with my work and welcomed the challenge. I... Read More
Israel and Hamas have ended their 11-day “war”, but even before the shooting stopped it had transformed the political landscape. The Israel/Palestinian confrontation has shifted away from focusing solely on Gaza to multiple fronts – Jerusalem, the West Bank, Israel itself– and an upsurge in any one of them could start a new round of... Read More
Here is something that can be said with great confidence. It is racist – antisemitic, if you prefer – to hold Jews, individually or collectively, accountable for Israel’s crimes. Jews are not responsible for Israel’s war crimes, even if the Israeli state presumes to implicate Jews in its crimes by falsely declaring it represents all... Read More
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If winning a military battle is defined by the accomplishment of one’s military objectives, then Hamas won the current round of violence with its very first ballistic barrage on Jerusalem ten days ago. Israel, on the other hand, won’t win, can’t win and doesn’t even dream of winning. Like in recent ‘rounds’, all Israel hopes... Read More
No one is blameless in the ongoing violent conflict between Israel and stateless Palestinians. Both sides target and kill civilian noncombatants. But let's put an end to false equivalence. "A pox on both houses" is not a morally or politically sound response to the one-sided war between Israel and Hamas. Israel wants war. If it... Read More
There have been few surprises coming out of the violence that has erupted in Palestine and Israel. Israel, firmly in control of much of the media in the U.S. and Western Europe has chosen to depict it in simple terms: the Palestinian “terrorist” group Hamas has attacked the Jewish state which has taken proportionate steps... Read More
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