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AIPAC. The Jewish Zionist Lobby

The defeat of AIPAC's ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. I write in the Huffington Post today on why and how it happened, what the longer term implications are and what it means for the next fight - the struggle over the final nuclear agreement with Iran.

Trita Parsi, PhD

The Illusion of AIPAC's InvincibilityPosted: 02/08/2014 11:53 am EST Updated: 02/08/2014 11:59 am EST Trita Parsi
President, National Iranian American Council

The defeat of AIPAC's ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. The powerful and hawkish pro-Israeli lobby's defeats are rare and seldom public. But in the last year, it has suffered three major public setbacks, of which the sanctions defeat is the most important one. AIPAC's first defeat was over the nomina…

The Myth of David and Solomon

Zoals elke mythe, is ook deze historisch onjuist.

Archeology Shows Bible Written Late, Full of Errors

By Juan Cole February 06, 2014 "Information Clearing House - A new paper by Israeli archeologies Lidar Sapir-Hen and Erez Ben-Yosef, [pdf] posted at the University of Tel Aviv web site , is bad news for biblical literalists and far right wing Israeli nationalists who use the Bible for support. The Hebrew Bible’s oldest chapters– Genesis, Exodus, and even Judges purport to discuss events thousands of years ago. The custom in Western biblical scholarship is to date Abraham to e.g. 2000 B.C. This dating is based on nothing more than counting generations (“begats”) backward and assigning an arbitrary number of years to each generation. In fact, Genesis is replete with myths and assertions of people living hundreds of years, and was only historicized in this way by 19th century positivists. But here is proof that the Bible was written late and projects later developments into the distant …

Syrie 298

Syria: U.S. imperialism and diplomacy By  on February 8, 2014 The much ballyhooed Geneva II peace talks, which were supposed to bring about peace in Syria, ended on Jan. 31 with no agreement for one very good reason: The U.S had no intention of seeking any real peace agreement, but was intent on using the forum as a background for propaganda and as a way to deceive and weaken the Syrian government. No concessions were offered by the imperialists and their allies, while they continued to arm the “rebel” forces both directly and indirectly, through such countries as Saudi Arabia. Indeed, some analysts believe that the U.S. is trying to achieve through diplomacy what it is failing to do on the battlefield. For example, Patrick Cockburn, writing in the Jan. 31 Independent (Britain), notes, “For negotiations to have any hope of success they must reflect the balance of power on the ground in Syria. … [Syrian] forces hold 13 out 14 Syrian provincial capitals and are slowly retaki…

Boycot Israel 117

Een goed naslagwerk met vele details kwam ik onlangs tegen (384 pagina's). Gratis te downloden, Het ABP dat mijn pensioen belegt, blijft investeren in israelische baanken...! 

Herman op Boycot Israel 116

De Mainstream Pers 138

The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do. Samuel Huntington.The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996)
America is today the leader of a world-wide anti-revolutionary movement in the defense of vested interests. She now stands for what Rome stood for. Rome consequently supported the rich against the poor in all foreign communities that fell under her sway; and, since the poor, sofar, have always and everywhere been far more numerous than the rich, Rome’s policy made for inequality, for injustice, and for the least happiness of the greatest number. Arnold J. Toynbee. America and the World Revolution and Other Lectures. 1962.
Misschien wel de beste manier om de lafheid aan te tonen van de Nederlandse intellectuelen ten aanzien van Israel en het Midden Oosten is het citeren van de joodse cosmopolitische intelli…