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J Street frames the debate: Global Israel vs. Greater Israel

Polizeros contributor Byron DeLear attended the recent J Street (“the political home for pro-Israel pro-peace Americans”) conference in D.C., a three year old lobbying group with a decidedly more pro-peace message than the troglodytes at AIPAC. A potent meme emerged at the conference, which, for me, accurately frames the debate between the two rival Jewish-American advocacy organizations. […]

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Healing collective trauma will lead to peace in the Holy Land

There’s a common misperception that the constant state of warfare and conflict that besets the Holy Land, Eretz Israel, or in Arabic, Bilad Ash’ Sham, is a result of some cultural or racial flaw—“oh, they’ve been fighting for two thousand years, they’ll never stop.” Even the most cursory examination of human history reveals skirmishes, battles, […]

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Egypt, and the reaction of the US and Israel

Wouldn’t it be nice if the U.S. could figure out whether it prefers the democracy it’s always talking about publicly or the “stability of dictatorships” it has always funded with military aid, though? The US (and Israel) are totally in favor of democracy except when they aren’t. In fact, Israel just said “I’m not sure […]

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UN fact-finding mission says Israelis “executed” US citizen

The report says Dogan had apparently been “lying on the deck in a conscious or semi-conscious, state for some time” before being shot in his face. The forensic evidence that establishes that fact is “tattooing around the wound in his face,” indicating that the shot was “delivered at point blank range.” The UN isn’t usually […]

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