• Here's the URL to the video (sorry). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gYcuWbdYlo&feature=player_embedded
  • Link to the text version: http://theonlydemocracy.org/2011/04/democracy-now-on-julians-death/
  • comment on a post Beyond Obama over 3 years ago

    Just read a diary at Booman Tribune today, alerting everyone that Hillary will eventually resign as SoS and renew her campaign for the lost nomination and the presidency. It is a possibility. She has a year at least to use her SoS position to advantage. Perhaps this time around she will leave Bill at home, since there is a tendency, super intelligent or not, for his thinking to disintegrate on the campaign trail when losing (we also remember the days of triangulation when he was in office; all of his regular staff resigned).

    In any case, a Hillary campaign would make for a interesting rerun of 2008.

     

  • comment on a post Obama to Name Rep. Wasserman Schultz as DNC Chair over 3 years ago

    I liked her comments on the forgotten hero of the Democrat resurgence, via the 50 state strategy, Howard Dean. It's a good beginning.

  • From Desert Peace, a Jerusalem site:

    "raised in Israel and is the child of a Jewish mother and a Christian Arab father"

    "Though he grew up in Israel, Mer-Khamis never referred to himself as an Israeli Arab"

    “He used to say: ‘I am both Palestinian and Jewish. I cannot divide myself between my mother and my father.’”

    "Mer-Khamis was born in Nazareth and raised partly in Haifa but has been living in Jenin in recent years."

    http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/

    The murder has not yet been solved.

  • http://theonlydemocracy.org/2011/04/juliano-mer-khamis-in-his-own-words/

    The Only Democracy is a subsidiary site of the Jewish Voice for Peace. 

  • comment on a post Ryan's Budget: A Frontal Assault on the New Deal over 3 years ago

    Your writings have been missed.

  • comment on a post Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-Payer over 3 years ago

    I always had the suspicion that if we are ever going to get to single payer government run social medicine, it would have to come through the states. Vermont, if it can bargain for reasonably priced drugs, should eventually show a 7% savings in overall costs. That's the percentage of GDP that we pay extra for medical care, profits.

     

  • comment on a post Ayman's horse killed by Israeli settlers over 3 years ago

    Here's the link to them: http://www.jordanvalleysolidarity.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=194:aymans-horse-killed-by-settlers&catid=15:2010&Itemid=21

  • At some point, I think people will wake up and say, we've been screwed again. Damned it!

  • on a comment on The J Street Scam over 3 years ago

    Let me complete the loop once more then: One State=Greater Israel=Apartheid.

    Have a good day.

     

  • on a comment on The J Street Scam over 3 years ago

    I didn't think I was disseminating that position. I merely reproduced Giraldi's view of J Street, whose positions appeared to mimic AIPAC's with one exception. That exception does not invalidate his argument.

    But as you believe differently, that One State has life in the end game, you will, this time at least, not avoid questions about the fate of the non-returned, the five million Palestinians living in refugee camps guaranteed the right of return to their villages and towns in Israel way back in 1948 (UN Resolution 194). Got an answer as to how in this One State, these five million (and perhaps another two million plus Palestinians living as citizens of other countries who retain that same right) will fit in the mix? That would mean, in this truly democratic state, called Israel or perhaps some compound of Palestine and Israel, there might actually be equal numbers of Jewish and Palestinian people commingled in this One State.

    Isn't that the demographic bomb Jewish Israelis always feared?

    Old advise: if you want to understand the reality in Israel-Palestine, look at what is happening, and ignore words about what we would like to see happen. It never does. A One State which encompasses Palestinian enclaves and includes them into a Greater Israel is Apartheid. It would be better to begin thinking about that reality and how to deal with it. I put down BDS above, but maybe that was a premature view.

     

  • on a comment on The J Street Scam over 3 years ago

    Is there any doubt about that equation? The lesson of what promises the future might hold for two populations living equally within a state whatever its name is evident today in the plight of the Israeli Arabs living within Israel, or even take a look at the Israeli Bedouins and what they have suffered under "Israeli democracy"...err ethnocracy I mean.

    Here's some more of what's to be expected:

    B'Tselem 15 Mar -- On 2 March 2011, the Civil Administration demolished all the structures in the Palestinian village Khirbet Tana, in the Jordan Valley. This is the sixth time that the Civil Administration has demolished structures in the village since 2005, and the fourth in the last four months ... Khirbet Tana is the third Palestinian community in the Jordan Valley from which the Civil Administration has sought in recent years to expel the residents. In 2008, the Civil Administration planned to demolish most of the houses in al-Aqaba, a village in the northern Jordan Valley. Following a campaign by the residents and international organizations, the Civil Administration did not carry out the demolitions. In the summer of 2010, the Civil Administration demolished all the structures in al-Farsiyya, a village east of which the Shademot Mehola settlement had been built. Since then, the village has been rebuilt ... As part of the these efforts, Israel has declared 45 percent of the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea closed military areas intended for military [training], and prevents Palestinian access to them.

    If that is not enough, the Israeli military government has pretty much cut off water supplies to Palestinian villages in the Jordan Valley making it impossible to subsist as Palestinian farming is now dead. Memories of Dayan: "make them miserable and they will leave on their own."

  • on a comment on The J Street Scam over 3 years ago

    Is there any doubt about that equation? The lesson of what promises the future might hold for two populations living equally within a state whatever its name is evident today in the plight of the Israeli Arabs living within Israel, or even take a look at the Israeli Bedouins and what they have suffered under "Israeli democracy"...err ethnocracy I mean.

    Here's some more of what's to be expected:

    B'Tselem 15 Mar -- On 2 March 2011, the Civil Administration demolished all the structures in the Palestinian village Khirbet Tana, in the Jordan Valley. This is the sixth time that the Civil Administration has demolished structures in the village since 2005, and the fourth in the last four months ... Khirbet Tana is the third Palestinian community in the Jordan Valley from which the Civil Administration has sought in recent years to expel the residents. In 2008, the Civil Administration planned to demolish most of the houses in al-Aqaba, a village in the northern Jordan Valley. Following a campaign by the residents and international organizations, the Civil Administration did not carry out the demolitions. In the summer of 2010, the Civil Administration demolished all the structures in al-Farsiyya, a village east of which the Shademot Mehola settlement had been built. Since then, the village has been rebuilt ... As part of the these efforts, Israel has declared 45 percent of the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea closed military areas intended for military [training], and prevents Palestinian access to them.

    If that is not enough, the Israeli military government has pretty much cut off water supplies to Palestinian villages in the Jordan Valley making it impossible to subsist as Palestinian farming is now dead. Memories of Dayan: "make them miserable and they will leave on their own."

  • on a comment on The J Street Scam over 3 years ago

    And as we talk, the march toward Greater Israel continues as the possibilities for peace diminish ever further, and Apartheid becomes the denied reality, let's just call them cantons. The lesson taught by the Holocaust is simple: we don't give a damn what you think.

    Politically, Israel only needs the US which it can control easily; while economically, there has been no real effect of BDS to date and I don't expect that much progress in the future.

     

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