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SILENCING DOROTHY THOMPSON: Lessons in Courage for Our Fifth Estate


SILENCING DOROTHY THOMPSON: Lessons in Courage for Our Fifth Estate [This piece was originally posted at Mondoweiss.net which has pictures of Dorothy as well as a video link of her narration of Sands of Sorrow, a 1950 documentary of the plight … Continue reading

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When Occupation Becomes Apartheid


By Gil Maguire Israel’s military occupation and control of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza has gone on almost half a century, since it conquered those territories during the 1967 Six Day War.  While many fear Israel will become … Continue reading

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A RESPONSE TO MICHAEL DOUGLAS: CRITICIZING ISRAEL ISN’T ANTI-SEMITISM


By Gil Maguire Michael Douglas, in his op-ed piece in last Sunday’s LA Times, “Finding Judaism, facing anti-Semitism”, tells a compelling story about his young son encountering an anti-Semite at a hotel pool in southern Europe who shouted insults at … Continue reading

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SELECTIVE VOTING IN THE LAND OF GREATER ISRAEL


By Gil Maguire Can a country that has deprived over a third of its population  of basic civil rights, including the right to vote, for nearly half a century, be called a democracy?  Next week, citizens of Israel, who proudly … Continue reading

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WHY THEY FIGHT: 47 YEARS A SLAVE – TO ILLEGAL ISRAELI OCCUPATION


Palestinians have been waiting for their independence for almost a century.  At the end of World War I, Palestine, which had been a colony of the Ottoman Empire, was occupied by the British army.  Palestine’s population was then 93 percent … 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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My New Novel: Armageddon in the Gulf – Book One: Prelude to Disaster


I have just completed a two book novel (duology?) about the Israeli-Palestine conflict that is centered around an Israeli attack on Iran. In doing research for it, I decided to reread Exodus. The high-point for me was Uris’ rendition of … Continue reading

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