by MainStreet, Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 04:55:41 AM EST
According to Huffington Post, some news is so big it needs its own page, and on matters relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel is now featured in its own foreign policy page. Other foreign countries, like Afganistan and Iran, of course, are also featured, but given that non-coverage or silence has been the preferred pro-Israel mode in mainstream American media, this trend may suggest another breakdown in the censorship that has prevailed in the US, keeping the US public ignorant of the reality. The only downside is that Huffington Post, albeit attracting a million or so visitors daily, resides in the blogosphere and is not part of our mainstream news media. Nonetheless....
by MainStreet, Sun Nov 01, 2009 at 03:51:36 AM EST
by MainStreet, Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 08:24:38 AM EDT
You can learn quite a bit about the crap that is going on in the Middle East by getting feed from organizations like B'Tselem. B'Tselem is the Israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories, meaning the occupied Palestinian territories. B'Tselem, more than any other organization, has for years kept abreast of developments during Israel's continuing colonization of the remainder of original Palestine.
Under the right wing Likud government today, that colonization continues undeterred, right in the face of Obama's Cairo speech. Who does he think he is? A US president? Look at what happened to Bush's Road Map and the Bush Initiative. Israel eats such proposals for breakfast.
Today, B'Tselem alerted the US about a piece of legislation going through Congress intended to relieve Israel and its perpetrators of any war crimes charges in its massacre of Palestinians in Gaza late last year, i.e., rejection of the Goldstone Report.
by MainStreet, Sun Oct 25, 2009 at 06:00:22 AM EDT
....and Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, a Palestinian physician, on The Daily Show this Wednesday, Oct 28th.
Anna in Palestine is Anna Baltzer, a Jewish American peace activist, granddaughter of Holocaust victims, and Fullbright scholar, who since 2003 has dedicated her life to peace activism in the Middle East, specifically, the plight of the Palestinian people. Dr. Barghouti, who finished 2nd behind Abbas in the 2005 Palestinian presidential elections, is founder of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Workers.
by MainStreet, Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 10:53:24 AM EDT