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Ian Buruma en George Soros

Nog geen week na het Joods-zionistisch fascisme tegen Palestijnse burgers in Gaza, plaatst de NRC een column van mijn oude vriend Ian Buruma met als kop: 
Antisemitisme is geen rechtse ziekte meer.
Bij links heeft de klassenstrijd plaatsgemaakt voor anti-racisme, schrijft Ian Buruma. Bij de Britse Labour-partij is goed te zien hoe dat tot antisemitisme leidt.
Opnieuw voert Buruma de speculant George Soros op als 'Jood' met een hoofdletter, om zijn stelling over het antisemitisme geloofwaardig te maken. Probleem is alleen dat Soros geen Jood is, en ook geen jood, met een kleine letter, want zoals Soros zelf verklaarde tegenover een interviewer van het Amerikaanse televisieprogramma 60 Minutes gelooft hij niet in god, met of zonder een hoofdletter. Bruma heeft de merkwaardige opvatting dat het joods zijn een biologisch gegeven is, het zit als het ware in het bloed van de jood, eenmaal Jood altijd…

Blaming the Victims of Israel’s Gaza Massacre

MAY 17, 2018 Blaming the Victims of Israel’s Gaza MassacreMore than 200 Palestinian and Cypriot protesters on Wednesday staged a peaceful march to the Israeli Embassy in the Cypriot capital to condemn Israel's aggression against Palestinians and the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem. (Petros Karadjias / AP) Israel massacred 60 Palestinians on Monday, including seven children, bringing to 101 the total number of Palestinians Israel has killed since Palestinians began the Great March on March 30. In that period, Israel has killed 11 Palestinian children, two journalists, one person on crutches and three persons with disabilities. Monday’s casualties included 1,861 wounded, bringing total injuries inflicted by Israel to 6,938 people, including 3,615 with live fire. Israel is using bullets designed to expand inside the body, causing maximum, often permanent damage: “The injuries sustained by patients will leave most with serious, long-term physical disabilities,” says Méde…

43 Percent of American Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

43 Percent of American Households Can’t Afford Basic NeedsSander van der Wel / Flickr Creative Commons Donald Trump may be celebrating the fact that America’s unemployment rateis at its lowest level in nearly two decades, but that’s not enough for the alarming number of American families still struggling to put food on the table and pay their rent. On Thursday, the United Way’s ALICE project released a study showing, as CNN reports, “Nearly 51 million households don’t earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone.” These numbers include both the 16.1 million families living at or below the federal poverty line (currently $24,600 for a family of four) and the 34.7 million families the United Way calls ALICE, or Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. This means people who earn too much to qualify for federal poverty programs but are still unable to cover their monthly expenses. …

Gideon Levy: 60 Dead in Gaza and the End of Israeli Conscience

Opinion 60 Dead in Gaza and the End of Israeli Conscience On the night of the Palestinians’ slaughter, Zion exulted an embassy and a Eurovision. It’s difficult to think of a more atrocious moral eclipse May 17, 2018 2:49 PM stumbleupon A Palestinian protester reacts to teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis on May 15, 2018.Adel Hana/AP The 'Trump massacre.' A reason to be ashamedA predictable bloodbath in Gaza: Israel did not lift a finger to prevent lethal clashesTop IDF spokesperson tells U.S. Jews: Israel failed to minimize Gaza casualties, Hamas won PR war by knockout


NATO Watch Promoting a more open, transparent and accountable North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. TwitterView in browserSubscribeForward| News Briefs |Pressure grows on Germany to up its game in NATOFri, 05/18/2018 - 09:38 18 May 2018
Pressure on Germany is growing after a series of exposés in February this year showed the German military to be one of the least combat ready in NATO. First, Germany's parliamentary commissioner for the armed forces urged the navy to stop deploying frigates to NATO, EU and UN missions because the military simply doesn't have enough ships. German vessels have played key roles in anti-smuggling and migrant rescue missions in the Mediterranean.
Second, the Bundeswehr is due to take over leadership of NATO's multinational Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) at the start of next year, but doesn't have enough tanks, according to a leaked Defence Ministry document. Specifically, the Bundeswehr's ninth tank brigade in Münster only has ni…