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The Fateful Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and the Jews

Ukraine Jews

The erotic reliefs of Hindu temples with their gravity-defying and anatomy-challenging positions have found a new modern competitor in the Ukrainian crisis. Each party wants to get the Jews on their side, while claiming that the other side is anti-Jewish and a Jewish puppet at once. This impossible, Kama-Sutraesque position is the result of extremely confusing alliances: the Kiev regime lists devout Jews and fiery antisemites among its mainstays.

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The strategy behind Israel’s attack on Iran and Hezbollah

Iran and Hezbollah

by Jonathan Cook

Israel has good reason to fear that the Lebanese militia Hezbollah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard will seek dramatic revenge for the killing of 12 senior figures from the two organisations in an air strike in Syria on Sunday.

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Palestine at the ICC: Of course Israel hates it

Israeli war crimes

by Rachel Shabi

The entirely predictable and expected reaction has happened. After the Palestinians finally put in an application to the International Criminal Court - after pondering the issue for several years - the US and Israel have practically been script-reading the consequences. Following the announcement of the decision, asking the court to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes, Israel immediately froze the Palestinian Authority's tax revenues - some $120m per month, which it collects on the Palestinians' behalf and is supposed to pass on.

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Palestine

 Operation Protective Edge

With Soraya Boyd
Evocative

Just to think of Palestine is evocative. From the lush orange orchards to the laden olive groves, many examples could be provided to confirm the fact that prior to the creation of Israel, Palestinian society thrived in all areas of human endeavour. The splendour of Jaffa was aptly captured in the photogropah which appears below, renowned for its famed produce namely oranges which were exported to England as well as other destinations.

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Murdering journalists … them and us

Tareq Ayoub

by William Blum

After Paris, condemnation of religious fanaticism is at its height. I’d guess that even many progressives fantasize about wringing the necks of jihadists, bashing into their heads some thoughts about the intellect, about satire, humor, freedom of speech. We’re talking here, after all, about young men raised in France, not Saudi Arabia.

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