A common belief propounded by opponents of Palestinian rights is that Arabs want to ‘drive Israel into the sea’. In 1992, Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said: “I wish Gaza would sink into the sea.”
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Continue reading “The Process and the ‘Strike’”
Venezuelaâ€™s â€˜National Strikeâ€™ has been going on for over a month. The opposition, who attempted a military coup in April 2002, has attempted to shut down the economy, and especially the oil industry, of the country in order to try to oust the elected government of Hugo Chavez. In response, a movement of supporters of the governmentâ€™s program has come out, as they did in April, to defend the government, the constitution, and its reforms.
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When Judy Rebick, in her recent Znet Commentary (“Is anti-semitism an issue for the left?”) told this story:
“My father had to fight his way to school every day against gangs of boys calling him dirty Jew. In his day, he used to tell me, signs on Sunnyside beach on the Lakeshore in Toronto said, “No dogs or Jews allowed.””
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