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Spain's first step to right historical wrong

But Jews not the only ones who suffered
by Faisal Kutty

The Spanish government’s offer of the "right of return" to the descendants of Jews expelled in 1492 is a “bit late, but nevertheless worthy of praise” says Rabbi Pinchas Godlschmidt, the president of the Conference of European Rabbis. The Rabbi was responding to Spain’s new law – approved by the cabinet on Feb. 7th -- granting citizenship to all those who can prove their Sephardic origin.

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An Invitation to First Lady, Michelle Obama

Can you think of anything more arrogant than being a guest in someone's home and criticizing them because you don't like their drapes? Maybe yes, criticizing their drapes when you have none decorating the windows in your own home. Most people would agree that that behavior would cross the line. How could anyone be so lacking in common courtesy and finesse - especially when that person is a brilliant, well-educated First Lady.

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The American Disease

ukraine/usaIf the purpose of U.S. intervention in the affairs of other countries is really to help suffering people, the program has a fatal flaw. (This should surprise no one familiar with other government programs.) The flaw is that the U.S. government does opposition movements no favors when it gives credibility to the charge that those movements are tools of foreign — particularly American — interests. I call this taint the American disease.

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The Frigid Fracas

navy-vesselAfter an absence of 25 years, it's downright ducky to be able to welcome back one of the great socio- politico conflicts in the history of the planet. How about a round of applause folks, because the Cold War is back and it's colder and warrier than ever.

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Israel's Racist War on Palestine

War on PalestineIt rages daily. Israel considers Muslims subhuman. Militarized occupation, colonialism and apartheid reflect official policy.

So does institutionalized state terror. Rule of law principles are systematically spurned. Colonialism and apartheid are grave international law breaches.

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