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New York Times, Vanunu And 12 Days Before Christmas

December 13, 2013

The response from the NY Times to the following two exclusive submissions was the Auto-Reply that they were received. For the next 12 Days before Christmas I will be TWEETING the short link to this post to the NY TIMES, such as this: @nytimes @nytimesworld @NYTLive @nytvideo @nytwire #BreakingNews #Israel #Vanunu and 12 Days Before #Christmas I also will be TWEETING it to every Media outlet I can find at TWITTER; but first a little background: I learned about Vanunu while researching my first historical novel and wrote... Read article

Stuck With The Truth

December 3, 2013

Sabeel’s 9th and 25 years of Christian LIBERATION Theology… Multiple missions pulled me back to Israel and the Occupied State of Palestine for the 8th time [since 2005] the week before Thanksgiving. However, it was only after I received the snail-mail invitation from Reverend and Mrs. Ateek to attend the kick off luncheon for Sabeel’s 9th International Conference and Celebration of 25 years of Christian Liberation Theology, did I know the time had come to take another heartbreak trip to that troubled piece of... Read article

Bradley Manning: The MacBride Peace Prize And The Nobel

July 25, 2013

Closing arguments in the Court Martial proceedings of the United States vs. PFC Bradley Manning
 are scheduled for July 25th in Ft. Meade, MD. Those closing statements will then determine Manning’s guilt or innocence in “Aiding the Enemy, Espionage, and theft of government property.” Manning has pled guilty to 10 lesser charges relating to misusing classified information, stating “I believed that if the general public, especially the American public, had access to the information… this could spark a... Read article

Her Name Is Rachel Corrie

March 9, 2013

“My Name is Rachel Corrie” is based on the writings and journals of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old Evergreen State College student, who traveled to the Gaza Strip in 2003 and was run over and killed by a USA MADE Caterpillar D9R armored bulldozer which was operated by Israeli Forces, on March 16th, which was just a few days before President Bush began the bombing of Baghdad. Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister at the time of Corrie’s death, promised a “thorough, credible and transparent investigation”... Read article

Palestinian Prisoners And Israel’s Shin Bet

February 24, 2013

After a 30-year-old Palestinian died while in custody and a hunger strike by four other inmates sparked a week of West Bank protests, Palestinians are calling for an international investigation of Israel’s treatment of detained Palestinians. The death of Arafat Jaradat on Saturday raised recurrent questions about Israel’s Shin Bet [Internal Security Service] because Jaradat was healthy at the time of his arrest last week. Israeli officials claim Jaradat died of an apparent heart attack and has denied he was beaten... Read article

Message To: DNC and Zionists of America From: An American Patriot

August 22, 2012

Patriotism means to stand up for one’s homeland. It does not mean to stand up for any political party, politician or any other another state. The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has called upon the Democratic National Committee to rescind its invitation to former President Jimmy Carter to address the upcoming 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Among Carter’s ‘crimes’ are his 2007 book, “Peace Not Apartheid” which the ZOA claims is filled with “falsehoods about... Read article

1984 Is NOW: A Cyber Conversation With Roy Tov

April 14, 2012

Ever since my first of seven trips to Israel Palestine, I begin every day wondering what would Dorothy Day report today regarding USA policy vis-à-vis Israel Palestine? I have no doubt that Day would be praying for and reporting on two particular brothers born of different Jewish mothers –one Moroccan and the other South American. In 1963, Vanunu’s family planned on moving to “the land of milk and honey” but were banished to the ethnically cleansed village of Beersheba, which had been envisioned to be a part of... Read article

THE JEFFERSON BIBLE: A Rational Christianity And Earth Day 2012

April 9, 2012

The 2011, SMITHSONIAN EDITION of “THE JEFFERSON BIBLE: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Extracted Textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French and English” also opens a window into the spirit of a revolutionary complex and contradictory man. Jefferson understood himself to be a true Christian and he proved so by remaining mute to the brutal and unjust accusations against him of being a deist, an atheist, anti-religion and antichrist. Reality is that Jefferson took Jesus so seriously, that he devoted twelve... Read article

Christ Was Never A Christian

April 1, 2012

But He Was Tortured And Crucified By Occupying Forces… For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday is referred to as “Passion Sunday” and it marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday. The biblical account of Palm Sunday can be found in Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; and John 12:12-19.  They tell the story of when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving and covering his path with palm branches. The story goes that immediately following this triumphant... Read article

Christ At The Checkpoint And Up Against The Apartheid Wall

March 10, 2012

“When I come here and see the situation here, I find that what is happening here is ten times worse than what I had experienced in South Africa. This is Apartheid.”- Arun Gandhi, after his 2004 visit to The Holy Land. This week in Bethlehem, the second international Christ at the Checkpoint Conference concluded with a “major breakthrough in the evangelical world” and was attended by over 600 Evangelical Palestinian Christians, Christian Zionists and Messianic Christians. They came together with “Hope in... Read article

At the Crossroads of War: Do NOT Say You Were NOT Warned

February 1, 2012

Last week The New York Times published an opine by Ronen Bergman, who answered his own question in “Will Israel Attack Iran?” “After speaking with many senior Israeli leaders and chiefs of the military and the intelligence, I have come to believe that Israel will indeed strike Iran in 2012. Perhaps in the small and ever-diminishing window that is left, the United States will choose to intervene after all, but here, from the Israeli perspective, there is not much hope for that. Instead there is that peculiar Israeli... Read article

Here’s to The End of The ‘Special Relationship’ and More Outing of Mossad

January 17, 2012

The bumper sticker reads, “I love my country…but I think we should start seeing other people” and recent events lead me to believe it could actually be happening in regards to the “special relationship” between US and Israel. The American-Israeli massive missile drill codenamed “Austere Challenge 12,” that was to deploy thousands of US troops and missile defense systems to Israel this spring and Israeli forces to the US European Command in Germany [US-Israeli Spring Will Bring Deployment of Thousands of US... Read article

Response to George Mitchell Regarding Why It Is Apartheid

January 16, 2012

“This is much worse than apartheid. Israeli measures, the brutality, make apartheid look like a picnic.” In the third ATLANTIC EXCHANGE series, Senator George Mitchell, former U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East, is featured in the segment of Is Peace Possible?, a multimedia presentation and special report on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the opening comments, Robert Wexler who retired from congress to become president of The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, claims, “no... Read article

US-Israeli Spring Will Bring Deployment of Thousands of US Soldiers

January 7, 2012

This spring, Israel and US will showcase the largest ever missile defense exercise and establish US command posts in Israel and Israeli Forces will occupy EUCOM headquarters in Germany. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Lt.Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of the US’s Third Air Force based in Germany, visited Israel and finalized the plans for “Austere Challenge 12”. This misguided action will deploy several thousand American soldiers in Israel and establish joint task forces that further entwine US-Israeli policies that... Read article

Christ Under Occupation: Christmas In The Holy Land

December 23, 2011

This weekend millions of cultural Christians throughout the world will flock into churches and sing “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and hear stories of Nazareth and Jerusalem. Too few know the 21st century realities about the land where Jesus/AKA The Prince of Peace promised that the Peacemakers are the children of God. The indigenous Christian population in the Holy Land has shrunk from 20% in 1948 to less than 2% in Israel and the West Bank today. In 1970, The World Christian Database reported that the Christian population... Read article

A Christian Palestinian Gandhi Responds to the GOP

December 14, 2011

Newt Gingrich claims the Palestinians are not just an “invented people” but also “Terrorists. They teach terrorism in their schools”. Newt also stated “It’s fundamentally time for somebody to have the guts to stand up and say, enough lying about the Middle East.” In solidarity with “enough lying” and because it’s not my revolution unless I can laugh I’ll begin with Jon Stewart’s nailing of the pandering from the GOP: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The... Read article

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