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The Anguish of Being a Jew Now

Rabbi Josef Antebi by MJ Rosenberg

I understand that the pain Jews like myself feel over Israel's war on Gaza is nothing compared to what Palestinians and other Arabs and Muslims are going through. But, nonetheless, it is real.

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Gaza’s Surprises Shatter Netanyahu’s Political Ambitions

Gaza’s SurprisesIsraeli politicians had always sought political gain by spelling blood of helpless Palestinian civilians. With the Israeli election coming soon, next January, Netanyahu wanted to improve his chances of re-election by spelling more Palestinian blood in Gaza. He thought such an act would elevate him to a status of a hero, who protects his people from external threats. Yet Gaza is responding with one strong surprise after another that will undoubtedly shatter Netanyahu’s political ambitions.

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Israel's medievalism

Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai stated that current operations in Gaza should send it "back to the Middle Ages"by Michael Marder

In one of the most brazen and, at the same time, frank declarations to date, the Israeli Minister of the Interior, Eli Yishai stated regarding the war currently being waged on the Gaza Strip: "The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years." With these words, he revealed much more than the subtext behind the official reasons for the invasion, namely restoring Israel's "deterrence capabilities" and destroying Hamas missile launchers. He also shed light on Binyamin Netanyahu's vision of peace not as a relation among equals but as the calm of the defeated, the vision consistent with the use of war to bolster the Prime Minister's domestic image as a tough, military leader in a run-up to his likely re-election in January 2013.

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Imam Musa Sadr Mystery

Imam Musa Sadr“It is not too late to re-energize the moribund Sadr-Yaacoub-Badr Eddine inquiry employing proven and widely available investigative techniques. It’s a question of whether there exists the political will on the Lebanese side."

Some former Gaddafi officials, among the hundreds lying low in Egypt these days, continue to express remarkable interest in contributing to uncovering the truth surrounding the August 31, 1978 disappearance of Lebanon’s Imam Musa Sadr, Sheik Mohammed Yaacoub, and journalist Abbas Badr Eddine.

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War on Gaza

Carlos Latuff/ MWC NEWSby Larbi Sadiki

A friend from Gaza has recently returned back home. Like many Palestinians, he chose to go back home, even if in every sense it is more hellish after four years of normalcy in Britain.

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