• All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.

  • I.F. Stone

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Amazon pulls blank ‘History of Palestinian People’ — which aims to dehumanize in order to subjugate

By Tom Suarez

Amazon pulled a book by the Israeli “publicist, editor and creative specialist” Assaf A. Voll, which reduces three thousand years of Palestinian history and achievement to 132 bank pages — blank, except for a printed watermark of a Palestinian flag superimposed over Palestinian/Roman pillars. It is aimed at dehumanizing Palestinians, and erasing a proud history.


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Izzadine out loud: trans, Palestinian and proud

By Susie Day

Susie Day writes, "Izzadine was born 25 years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His father, a Palestinian Muslim, and his mother, a white Christian, raised him and his two brothers Muslim. They also raised Izzadine female, but when he was 21 and in college, he came out as a transgender man and began, he says, to reinvent himself. He'd always wanted to live in New York, so he got a job at the Institute for Middle East Understanding, based in Brooklyn. Izzy's now here; he's queer; and–with due journalistic objectivity–he's slightly awesome. I started by asking him what it's like, combining Ramadan with Gay Pride."


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Trump aides end all doubt about whose side they’ll be on in the next great peace process

By Philip Weiss

Recent days have dashed any thought that Donald Trump would be neutral or an honest broker. Negotiator Jason Greenblatt spent all his time echoing the Israeli message about the conflict, while envoy Jared Kushner reportedly angered Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by carrying Netanyahu's talking points to Ramallah.


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