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Lethal Politics: Antisemitism as Human Rights -- By Anne BAYEFSKY (July 2008)

[Comment: Long but worthwhile read. Explains what many Jews and Israelis feel and think. ==PmR]


Lethal Politics: Antisemitism as Human Rights

By Anne BAYEFSKY

ADC Gandel Oration -- Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

July 6 and 8, 2008

Introduction

Human rights have become a weapon. A potent force for denunciation and defeat – not in the hands of the abused, but in the hands of the abusers. Those powerful few who know…

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Added by Paul RETI on January 1, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

The Goldstone Illusion -- by Moshe HALBERTAL (TNR -- November 6, 2009)

[Comment: Some consider this to be the most comprehensive and effective analysis of the The Goldstone Report. PmR]

The Goldstone Illusion

What the U.N. report gets wrong about Gaza -- and war

by Moshe HALBERTAL

The New Republic

November 6, 2009

Source: http://www.tnr.com/article/world/the-goldstone-illusion…



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Added by Paul RETI on November 9, 2009 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Bill Moyers interviews Richard Goldstone == Parts 1 & 2 (PBS TV == October 23, 2009)

[Comment: There is another copy of this at http://truthinjustice.ning.com/profiles/blogs/bill-moyers-interviews-richard . Because of it's length, this transcript cannot be posted as a discussion. Please discuss it in one of the several related targeted discussions here or elsewhere.. PmR]
Bill Moyers interviews Richard Goldstone - Parts 1 & 2 PBS TV October 23, 2009



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Added by Paul RETI on October 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Escalation in the Gaza Strip – Update (IaTIC -- November 6, 2008)

http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/ct_e012.htm



Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC)



Escalation in the Gaza Strip – Update, November 6 1…



Al-Aqsa TV, November 6
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Added by Paul RETI on November 9, 2008 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Cut and run won't do --by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (The Australian -- Nov 04, 2008)

[Highlight: "When the US effects such a strategic withdrawal from the Middle East, it will leave the region open to the energy-hungry Chinese and to Russia. Unlike the US, they care little about democracy, human rights, borders or boundaries. They will be more than willing to come to terms with even the most repressive Islamist regimes as long as the oil flows their way, or through their pipelines."]


Cut and run won't do -- by Ayaan Hirsi Ali…

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Added by Paul RETI on November 4, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

In DNA, New Clues to Jewish Roots -- By Nicholas WADE (NYT -- May 14, 2002)

In DNA, New Clues to Jewish Roots

By Nicholas WADE (New York Times -- May 14, 2002)



http://www.humanitas-international.org/perezites/news/jewish-dna-nytimes.htm



A new thread is being woven into the complex tapestry of Jewish history, a thread fashioned from a double twist of DNA.



The DNA data suggest a particular version of Jewish history and origins that… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on October 16, 2008 at 3:24pm — 1 Comment

The 'Secret Jews' of San Luis Valley -- By Jeff Wheelwright (Smithsonian magazine -- October 2008)

[Highlight: "In Colorado, the gene linked to a virulent form of breast cancer found mainly in Jewish women is discovered in Hispanic Catholics"]

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The 'Secret Jews' of San Luis Valley

By Jeff Wheelwright, Smithsonian magazine, October 2008



http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/san-luis-valley.html



One September day in… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on October 15, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Genetics of the Jews -- By Nicholas WADE (October 5, 2008)

Genetics of the Jews

By Nicholas WADE

October 5, 2008



http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=3541



With a new technique based on the male or Y chromosome, biologists have traced the diaspora of Jewish populations from the dispersals that began in 586 B.C. to the modern communities of Europe and the Middle East.



The analysis provides genetic witness that these communities have, to a remarkable extent, retained their biological identity separate from… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on October 15, 2008 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Israeli hospital hosts cancer-stricken Iranian boy -- By Aron HELLER (AP -- Oct 10, 2008)

Israeli hospital hosts cancer-stricken Iranian boy

By Aron HELLER,

Associated Press Writer

Oct 10, 2008



http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081010/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_iranian_boy_1



The head of an Israeli hospital where an Iranian boy is being treated for a brain tumor said Friday he hoped the gesture will help improve understanding between the bitterly divided… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on October 12, 2008 at 5:46pm — 10 Comments

Atonement for Oslo -- by Michael FREUND (JPost -- Oct. 7, 2008)

Fundamentally Freund: Atonement for Oslo

by Michael FREUND

The Jerusalem Post

Oct. 7, 2008



http://www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1222017492138&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull



Tonight is the start of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, when Jews traditionally seek to make amends for their misdeeds, whether committed against their… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on October 8, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

A vehicle promoting evil -- by Isi LEIBLER (JPost -- Oct 7, 2008)

A vehicle promoting evil

by Isi Leibler

Jerusalem Post

October 7, 2008



http://www.leibler.com/article/365

and

http://www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1222017478876&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull



Five years ago, I wrote that the civilized world would benefit from… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on October 8, 2008 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

The Genealogy of Terrorism -- by Russell Berman (TELOS -- Fall 2008)

The Genealogy of Terrorism

by Russell Berman

TELOS 144

Fall 2008

http://www.telospress.com/main/index.php?main_page=news_article&article_id=273

Islamist terrorism is not disappearing, nor is the challenge to understand its origins. Whenever it began, it catapulted to the forefront of public attention on 9/11 and has been haunting the world ever since. The…

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Added by Paul RETI on October 5, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Lethal Politics: Antisemitism as Human Rights -- By Anne BAYEFSKY (July 2008)

[Comment: Long but worthwhile read. Explains what many Jews and Israelis feel and think. ==PmR]



Lethal Politics: Antisemitism as Human Rights

By Anne BAYEFSKY

ADC Gandel Oration -- Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

July 6 and 8, 2008

Introduction

Human rights have become a weapon. A potent force for denunciation and defeat – not in the hands of the abused, but in the hands of the abusers. Those powerful few who know…

Continue

Added by Paul RETI on September 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

OneVoice Movement: Eye-Opener!





Introduced by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, this OneVoice "Eye-Opener" is a fine example of ethical and consistent peace-building.



Those interested in some unethical and inconsistent behaviors this is a long but worthwhile read. It explains the frustrations and thoughts of many Jews and… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on September 29, 2008 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Does 'Islamic Democracy' Exist? (SPIEGEL ONLINE -- Sep 11, 2008)

Sources: My source was Yahya Merchant whose source was http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,druck-573604,00.html



PARLIAMENTS, KINGS AND TRIBAL COUNCILS

Does 'Islamic Democracy' Exist?

By Daniel Steinvorth and Bernhard Zand…

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Added by Paul RETI on September 17, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Peace Cafe II -- Nohar MISK's summary

mepeace.org is a borderless social network helping and empowering BOTH Palestinians and Israelis find and implement viable ways of living together in peace and harmony.



There is much sanctimonious faction and bluster and posturing, and even real information on this site. In a humble and understated way, this is an example of what http://www.mepeace.org is really about: Peace Cafe II -- Nohar MISK's…

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Added by Paul RETI on August 26, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

A terrible bargain - Editorial (The Australian - July 18, 2008)

Killer's welcome has shown Hezbollah's true colours



IT is easy to conclude that Israel has paid a diabolical price to honour the Jewish state's unbreakable promise to its citizens that soldiers will never be left stranded on foreign soil, even in death. The return of prisoners to the Iran-backed group, Hezbollah, in exchange for the corpses of two young Israeli soldiers who were kidnapped on… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on July 18, 2008 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

A celebration of evil -- Editorial (Jerusalem Post -- Jul. 14, 2008)

[Highlight: "It is hard for anyone with normal sensibilities to comprehend how someone can feel joy and hatred while smashing in the head of a four-year-old child. What kind of pathology can cause a society to celebrate such evil?"]



A celebration of evil

Editorial

Jerusalem Post

Jul. 14, 2008




Preparations are in full swing in Lebanon to celebrate the return of Samir Kuntar.



Kuntar, who is… Continue

Added by Paul RETI on July 15, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Cooking with the enemy (The Independent -- 4 July 2008)



Orna Pitusi, left, an Israeli, and Clara Khoury, a Palestinian, star as two television chefs in the drama series 'Good Intentions', which tackles head-on the conflict in their homeland

Orna Pitusi, left, an Israeli, and Clara Khoury, a Palestinian, star as two

television chefs in the drama series 'Good Intentions', which tackles

head-on the conflict in their homeland

Crossing the divide: Cooking with the enemy

Take two chefs, one Israeli and one Palestinian, and you have the recipe for a groundbreaking TV drama that is helping to break down barriers…

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Added by Paul RETI on July 8, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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