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Zionist Fascism 133

Ron heeft een nieuwe reactie op uw bericht "Jewish Voice for Peace 3" achtergelaten: 

How can journalists be objective when writing about dead children?

"And the double frustration is that screaming is generally understood to be what you do when you have lost the argument. Whereas I can’t shake the feeling that, in these circumstances, screaming is the most rational thing to do."

"Being calmly rational about dead children feels like a very particular form of madness. Whatever else journalistic objectivity is, it surely cannot be the elimination of human emotion. If we don’t recognise that, we are not describing the full picture."

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2014/aug/01/journalists-objective-writing-dead-children

How can journalists be objective when writing about dead children? Being calmly rational about Gaza feels like a very particular form of madness. Journalism must convey the emotion too 12166

Jewish Voice for Peace 3

Analysis Dear Stan, I woke up this morning to the news that the latest short-term "ceasefire" lasted all of 90 minutes. The death toll in Gaza has now passed that of Cast Lead - an exceptionally grim marker. I am nearly without words. But I urge you to read the piece excerpted below - an absolutely searing reflection on life right now in Tel Aviv from an Israeli-Dutch couple, which also captures so perfectly much of what it was like during Cast Lead when I lived there with my family. More than anything else I've read, it captures the effects of this assault on daily life for many Israelis - a mix of fear, complacency, mob-mentality, and detachment. These are phenomena that are familiar to us no matter where we live. And it shows how difficult it is to oppose Israeli policies from within. Which is exactly why as US Jews,it is so important for us to support those brave Israelis out on the streets protesting, and why we must stand up to our communal “leaders” who have committed…

Zionist Fascism 132

FAIR BLOG Jul 28 2014 Why Is Israel Attacking Gaza? By 11 Comments
Who murdered three Israeli teenagers? Media have largely accepted Israel's claim that it was Hamas–but little evidence has been offered to substantiate this claim. Why is this war happening? The conventional answer tells us that the June abduction and murders of three Israeli teenagers is the answer. This crime was carried out by Hamas, Israeli officials claim, and it led to a brutal crackdown on Hamas officials in the West Bank. Hundreds were detained, and several Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli security forces. Rocket fire from Gaza then intensified, forcing the Israelis to launch the current military assault. But did Hamas actually kill Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar? And if there's no evidence that they did, shouldn't more journalists be pressing Israeli officials about their claims? There seems to be agreement on the timeline. As the Washington Post(7/22/14) put it: …

Syria 305

Wiping Out the Christians of Syria and Iraq to Remap the Middle East: Prerequisite to a Clash of Civilizations? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Global Research, July 30, 2014 Url of this article:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/wiping-out-the-christians-of-syria-and-iraq-to-remap-the-mid-east-prerequisite-to-a-clash-of-civilizations/5394075

Historically, the Levant is the birthplace of Christianity and the oldest Christian communities have lived in it and the entire Fertile Crescent since the start of Christian history. Early Christian called themselves followers or people of «the Way» before they adopted the term Christian; in Arabic their antiquated name would be «Ahl Al-Deen». [1] Traces of this original name are also available in the New Testament of the Bible and can be read in John 14:5-7, Acts 9:1-2, Acts 24:4 and 14. From the Fertile Crescent these Christian communities spread across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Since that time the ancient communities of Christians, many of which still us…