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Israel and ethnic-based exclusion


by Rachel Shabi

As one commentator has already noted, some appointments in Israel's new cabinet seem to be a case of letting the fox guard the chicken coop.

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Avnery: A Day and Night-Mare

Ayelet Shaked

Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be detested now by everyone. Almost as much as his meddling wife, Sarah’le.

Six weeks ago, Netanyahu was the great victor. Contrary to all opinion polls, he achieved a surprise victory at the last moment, winning 30 seats in the 120-member Knesset, leaving the Labor Party (re-branded “The Zionist Camp”) well behind him.

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The Inferno of Aleppo

Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri, in his Divine Comedy, describes the Inferno (Hell) as a place of hot and dry sand where flames fall from the sky “as flakes of snow”:

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A Boy Called Bibi

Netanyahu: Don Bibi

There are two different opinions about Benjamin Netanyahu. It is difficult to believe that they concern the same person. One is that Netanyahu is a shallow politician, devoid of ideas and convictions, who is led solely by his obsession to remain in power. This Netanyahu has a good voice and a talent for making shallow speeches on television, speeches devoid of any intellectual content – and that’s all.

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Resentful Rage: Stage-4 of Cancerous Inequality

Baltimore youth

White America’s ugliest, uncompassionate, punitive face came to life in 1994 politics as Bill Clinton signed the incommensurable largest crime bill Congress had ever legislated: the Violent Crime Control Act; now, in retrospect, perhaps the most anti human rights legislation in modern times, not just in the US but throughout the civilized world.

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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Israeli settlements


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