We’re dying in Afghanistan and you want to hug a general?

While here’s yet another mainstream journalist upset that Michael Hastings actually embarrassed military men in Afghanistan – it truly seems that many corporate reporters and commentators would rather general worship towards men and women in uniform – the real cost of two devastating wars is brought home. When was the last an injured service person…

Walid Shoebat should not be heard in Pakistan

This is weird. Pakistan is reportedly planning to massively increase its online censorship regime. Just another US-backed dictatorship wanting to shut down debate. Not much new here except one site has supposedly already been blocked, of Mr Walid Shoebat, former Palestinian militant and now rabid Zionist and anti-Islam activist. Is Pakistan seriously banning this man…

The battle between Wikileaks and Miley Cyrus

According to this Canadian writer, Wikileaks has been largely ineffective in truly bringing change because of our incredibly short attention spans: The “collateral murder” video has been viewed almost 7m times on YouTube – that’s 128 times fewer than the video for Miley Cyrus’s Party in the USA. That comparison might seem silly, but it…

What is wrong with this picture?

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says this week that an independent Palestinian state is at least two years away. Jerusalem’s mayor continues to expand Jewish control in the city, pushing out Palestinian families. The International Trade Union Confederation votes to maintain the status-quo, oppose boycott, divestment and sanctions and speak like it’s still 1993. But…

The people of Gaza are too fat and healthy

Zionist lobbyists, get a grip: A pro-Israeli advocacy organization is throwing a cocktail party in New York Monday night to discuss a… phenomenon… it says is a crisis in Gaza: Palestinians are too fat. “[T]he only humanitarian crisis in Gaza is OBESITY,” the group… Fuel For Truth said in an email inviting young Jewish professionals to a promotional…

Gillard reassures the Jews that she loves Israel to death

This week’s Australian Jewish News: Within the Jewish community, discussions about Julia Gillard often include the whispered question: “She might support Israel now, but have you heard what she was like in her university days?” So, when we spoke to her last August, while she was still Deputy Prime Minister, The AJN decided to explore…

Free Palestine in Warsaw’s Jewish area

Yesterday, Israeli and Polish activists met in the ruins of Warsaw’s old Jewish Ghetto. The activists sprayed ”˜Liberate All Ghettos’ in Hebrew, followed by ”˜Free Gaza and Palestine’ in English on a wall of an original block in the ghetto. The block is across the street from the last fragment of the remaining perimeter wall…

Gillard and Israel are like peas in a pod

It’s very healthy to see some critical thoughts over new Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her tight connection to the Zionist lobby. Much more transparency is required. Watch this space: A former Australian ambassador to Israel has accused Prime Minister Julia Gillard of being silent on the ”excesses” of Israel, and has questioned why…