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Rep. Gary Ackerman Wants You To Know That All Disagreement with Israel is Antisemitism

July 8, 2011

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Yup, that’s the low bar that’s been set by our government when it comes to debate about the policies of our closest ally. From J-Post: …Our gathering is focused on the twin challenges of delegitimization and regional change. Despite the rhetoric, I don’t believe that increasing attacks on Israel’s right to exist and efforts to […]

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Israel’s New Bizarre Anti-Flotilla Propaganda Video

July 6, 2011

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Honestly, whoever was in charge of creating this video should be fired for about 10 different reasons. Once again, Max Blumenthal is tracking down the source of the video and it seems it was commissioned by the Israeli government.

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I Hope the US Government Stands Firm Against This New Threat to Israel’s Existence!

July 5, 2011

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Now that Israel, Greece and the U.S. have bullied the Flotilla activists to such a degree that some have been arrested and it appears the Freedom Flotilla will simply not happen this year, Israel is on to the next big threat to its existence- pro-Palestinian activists flying into Ben Gurion airport and announcing they want […]

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Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Calls out Ethan Bronner. Again.

July 5, 2011

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The folks at the media watchdog group FAIR have their hands full with Bronner. Keeping an eye on his stenography could be a full-time job. One of Bronner’s frequent themes is that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza. He “reports” this frequently. What/who are his primary sources? The Israeli government. Bronner does his best […]

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Official IDF Website Says Alice Walker Poses Grave Threat to Israel

July 3, 2011

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Ok, not just Alice Walker, but they are particularly focused on the big names who signed up to sail to Gaza. Somebody really needs to help these guys with their propaganda. This is a screenshot of the IDF webpage: Now, I don’t know about you, but even if I totally disagreed with the methods used […]

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Shut Up Already, You WON

July 3, 2011

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This J-Post editorial is the perfect example of the peace rejectionist, perpetual victim mindset. The faux hysteria over the Flotilla is long past tedious. The U.S. and Israeli response to the Flotilla shows how Israel is incapable of dealing with anything without blowing it totally out of proportion. Every act, no matter how minor and […]

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The Politicization of Terrorism and the Role of the Neocons

July 2, 2011

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It’s pretty obvious by now that whom we deem a “terrorist” is largely political. You would think after some of our disastrous foreign policy blunders such as arming the Mujahadeen, aka Al Qaeda and Bin Laden, during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, being best friends with Saddam for a period when it suited our economic […]

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Greek Commandos Prevent US Boat to Gaza from Leaving Greece

July 1, 2011

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Apparently Greece has caved to Israeli and U.S. pressure and will not be allowing the Flotilla to leave Greece. One of the activists on board the Audacity of Hope just tweeted that the Greek Coast Guard has taken over the ship and it’s been impounded. I am so disgusted. Here is a photo from earlier […]

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Israel Actually Has an Underwater Sabotage Team

June 30, 2011

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I kid you not. Part of their elite Navy Commando unit includes the underwater sabotage division known as Yaltam, part of the Sheyetet-13, which was involved in last year’s tragedy on board the Mavi Marmara. Max Blumenthal has more here.

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Former Israeli Air Force Pilot on Flotilla Responds to Israeli Propaganda

June 30, 2011

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This is an interesting interview by Democracy Now, which is one of the few media outlets providing the other side of the story. Of course, Democracy Now isn’t part of the MSM. Today, Bibi Netanyahu came up with some clever new names for the Flotilla, while making totally un-subtantiated charged against the Flotilla participants. Yesterday […]

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The Battle for Hearts and Minds on Twitter

June 29, 2011

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Most of the information I’m getting about what’s going on with the Flotilla2 (Freedom Flotilla) is from Twitter for several reasons: 1) it’s a good way to get info. directly from people who are on the boats; 2) the U.S. mainstream media is largely ignoring the story at this point; 3) it’s nice to get […]

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Max Blumenthal Does What the MSM Won’t…Actual Investigating

June 29, 2011

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Last year Max Blumenthal (yes, son of Sydney) was the one who knocked down and exposed most of the Israeli governments’ ridiculous propaganda. This year, the Flotilla hasn’t even set sail yet (and it’s increasingly looking like it may not, unfortunately) and already Israel has two major PR blunders, both of which I already wrote […]

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Another Flotilla Ship Likely Sabotaged *updated*

June 29, 2011

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**See update below** The crew and activists on the Irish ship the “Saoirse” have said that they have propeller problems and they believe it has been sabotaged. In addition, it appears that the U.S. and Israel have been quite successful in preventing the Flotilla from setting sail as a result of lawsuits, cancellation of insurance […]

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Israeli Cabinet Members Slam Netanyahu & IDF’s Flotilla Propaganda Campaign

June 29, 2011

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As I’ve said over and over, the IDF’s propaganda is sloppy and transparent and it ends up making them look worse. At least some people in the Israeli government “get” that: Several Israeli ministers have accused the army of “spin” over its claims that activists on board a Gaza-bound flotilla plan to harm Israeli soldiers, […]

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Swedish Ship in Flotilla Sabotaged

June 27, 2011

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More high drama on the high seas. From ei: A ship due to join the Gaza Freedom Flotilla was sabotaged in the Greek port of Piraeus today according to organizers. A Swedish-language statement issued by Ship to Gaza described damage to the ship’s propeller shaft. Here is a rapid translation of the statement by The […]

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Hasbarapocolypse Now

June 27, 2011

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Israel continues it’s propaganda (hasbara) campaign but the IDF need to get on the same page in order for it to be effective. First thing this morning, they admitted that they have information on all the passengers and cargo and alas, there were no terrorists on board, just a bunch of peace activists: Security officials […]

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US & Israel Pressuring Greece to Stop US Boat to Gaza From Leaving Port?

June 26, 2011

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Will somebody please tell me what right the State Dept. has to try to prevent human rights activists from sailing in international waters? This does not impact the U.S. The ships are not sailing from US shores, they are not government-authorized ships and they are a humanitarian group engaging in civil disobedience! To treat this […]

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And the Group Behind the Frivolous Lawsuits Against the Flotilla Is…..

June 26, 2011

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Ding, Ding, Ding….The Israel Law Center! Bankrupting our legal system one lawsuit at a time! They have just admitted to being the anonymous group behind the most recent attempt to stop the US Boat to Gaza, Audacity of Hope. They also file lots of other lawsuits that are meant to silence free speech and association. […]

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Israeli Government Promotes Fraudulent Flotilla Video: Let the Propaganda Begin!

June 26, 2011

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If you watched the events unfold during last year’s Flotilla, then you know that the IDF engaged in an unbelievable propaganda campaign which included using doctored/edited/manufactured audio and video tapes and of course, they jammed all communications and afterwards confiscated all the cameras, phones, etc. of the participants. The most obnoxious propaganda was the claim […]

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Israel Threatens Foreign Journalists Covering the Flotilla2 *updated*

June 26, 2011

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[see update below] This story really speaks for itself. I’ll just say that the international community, and international law, generally frown on efforts to limit press freedoms. It’s also very unusual for a democratic country to threaten and harass the media in such a blatant way. Naturally, this comes from Haaretz because the U.S. media […]

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