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CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: FROM “ISRAEL IS FIGHTING A WAR OF SELF-DEFENSE” TO “THE PALESTINIANS ARE FIGHTING A WAR OF INDEPENDENCE”


I am constantly amazed at how the Israeli narrative of self-defense is never challenged in the media, particularly since the Palestinian narrative, that they are fighting a war of independence, is so much more accurate and compelling.  So here we … Continue reading

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BANALITY IN THE PROMISED LAND: Admitting and Rationalizing Zionism’s Evil Deeds


My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel is a personal account of the history of the Jews in Palestine (later Israel) by Ari Shavit, a liberal and influential Israeli journalist and writer who was at one time a … Continue reading

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A TIME FOR ATONEMENT: Will this Yom Kippur Bring Justice for the Palestinians?


A TIME FOR ATONEMENT: Will this Yom Kippur Bring Justice for the Palestinians? by Gil Maguire On September 29 American and Israeli Jews celebrated Rosh Hashanah.  The ten days following Rosh Hashanah are days of reflection and repentance for Jews … Continue reading

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Slaughter on the Golan


SLAUGHTER ON THE GOLAN By Gil Maguire       As recently reported in the media, at least 12 unarmed Palestinian and Syrian demonstrators were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on May 15 and perhaps as many as 22 more on June … Continue reading

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Defensible Borders for Israel: The 1967 Lines are Just Fine


By Gil Maguire             In his Middle East policy speech last Thursday, President Obama said,    The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are … Continue reading

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Morning Musings: Israel as a 44 Year Old Apartheid State


This issue of Zionism has been a major topic and area of debate in the Israel-Palestine blogoshere.  Professor Jerome Slater has been a major contributor on this issue.  Here is my earlier posting on one of his pieces:  https://savingisrael.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=179&action=edit “Comment on … Continue reading

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Morning Musings: More on the Transformation of Jeffry Goldberg


Here is an entire thread that I commented extensively on (hijacked might be more accurate).   It is an important development from my earlier piece: https://savingisrael.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=301&action=edit It involves the further metamorphosis of conservative neocon Atlantic commentator and media figure Jeffrey Goldberg.  … Continue reading

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