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Castigation for Author Infidels in Turkey

Enter your body text here. Recently, there’s been a call to arms over censorship. Since the Turkish government casts a wide shadow for jailing the infidels of authorship, I thought I’d resurrect my impertint ramblings about commenters who both misinterpret the penned word and misunderstand the intent behind it. Writing about Turkey isn’t always a […]

Starbucks: We Don’t Financially or Politically Support Israel

International coffeehouse chain Starbucks spoke out on allegations of financial support or political support to Israel on its website on 16 January following worldwide boycotts of its products and stores that apparently impacted them financially. One fact no longer included on Starbucks’ accolades page is that its CEO Howard Schultz was once awarded the “The […]

Should America Reevaluate its Aid to Israel?

The Obama-Biden Presidential Transition team has set up a number of questions for Americans to answer on their website, Change.gov. One of them includes whether America should reevaluate its aid to Israel that they posted on January 12. “Reevaluate whether the level of and the basis for the aid we provide Israel is appropriate given […]

U 2 Palestinians Have a Dream

Irish rock band U2’s main vocalist Bono reminded Americans that Palestinians too have a dream during his “In the Name of Love” song tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at President-Elect Barack Obama’s Sunday Inaugural Celebration concert at the Lincoln Memorial. “This is not just an American dream,” Bono said. “Also an Irish dream, a […]

A Saga of Ambiguity and Disenchantment

Kashmir and elections share a tense and confusing history. It is a history wherein some men take to opportunist politics, some are reluctant to participate, some steer clear while women, ironically, become visible through their near-absence. The polity in Kashmir is a peculiar species and what may be seen as a democratic value elsewhere does […]

“Miracle on the Hudson” Preempts Gaza Coverage

ABC News’ N.J. Burkett twittered that all of his stories since Thursday have been preempted by the Hudson River plane crash in Manhattan. “The plane crash has pre-empted all of my stories since Thursday. Making plans to leave Israel for NYC,” he twittered 10 hours ago. ABC News reports that the New Jersey native is […]

Israel TV Broadcasts Gazan father’s Anguish over Killing of his Three Daughters

Shortly after Palestinian widowed father, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish was playing with his son following a Friday afternoon lunch his eldest 20-year old daughter Bisan prepared over a kerosene stove, an Israeli shell hit and killed Bisan, his two other daughters and their cousins in the girls’ bedroom, reported the Chicago Tribune. Their other cousin injured […]

Do these numbers mean anything?

Those are the statistics. Where are the stories behind the statistics? There’s a decided lack of footage from the war zone. Israel wants it that way-the BBC reports that “Israel has been aiming for total air supremacy in more than one way in Gaza – it wants to dominate the airwaves of the news organisations […]

ABC News’ N.J. Burkett Twitters Gaza

ABC News’ N.J. Burkett has been twittering his reports on Gaza and posting some photos of his experiences on Flickr through the Eyewitness News Photo stream.Since Israel is not allowing international journalists from entering the conflict zone, the New Jersey native has been reporting from the Gaza-Egypt border.ABC News is saying Burkett is the only […]

Israel/Palestine Conflict May Lead to Nuclear War

Surprise, surprise, once again the Palestinian/Israeli conflict spirals out of control. However, this particular battle has produced circumstantial evidence that the conflict has become more dangerous than ever before. Unless a permanent solution is found soon, the violence may increase in severity until the conflict ends tragically. In the latest fighting, Israel has bombed the […]

Israel/Palestine Conflict May Lead to Regional War

Surprise, surprise, once again the Palestinian/Israeli conflict spirals out of control. However, this particular battle has produced circumstantial evidence that the conflict has become more dangerous than ever before. Unless a permanent solution is found soon, the violence may increase in severity until the conflict ends tragically. In the latest fighting, Israel has bombed the […]

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