Submitted by Robin Messing on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 6:02am
Last year I wrote about Israel's claim that it has the most moral army in the world. Avideo from a October 7 showing how the IDF handled stone throwing Palestinians now prompts me to re-examine that claim. Actually, I should modify my statement that the stone throwers were Palestinian. Some of them were actually undercover IDF or border police officers. It is impossible to tell from these videos whether the IDF/border police officers instigated the stone throwing or were merely blending in with a crowd of Palestinians who were already throwing stones. In either case, watch as an undercover soldier shoots a Palestinian in the leg as he is is being restrained by two fellow officers.
Submitted by Robin Messing on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:50am
Below are some quotes by prominent Israelis and by Sheldon Adelson, Israel's richest and one of its most powerful supporters. My critics will point out that they provide an unbalanced portrait of Israel and that I do not include quotes by Palestinians and their supporters which portray Palestinians in a bad light. To which I say, "Guilty as charged!" I make no pretense that this is a balanced presentation. But I present to you this unbalanced picture for two reasons.
Submitted by Robin Messing on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 6:48pm
NASA has proven that it is easier to find liquid water on Mars than to find a major Republican politician who will admit that the U.S. is at least partially to blame for Iran's hostility to the U.S. It's easier to denounce Iranians when they scream "Death to America" than to acknowledge that they have some justification for their anger. It's easier for us to threaten war with them than for us to leave our warm cocoon of self-righteousness and take a good hard look at our own behavior.