Targeting Civilians: Israel’s Specialty

 Stephen Lendman     Bullies choose easy adversaries to pummel. Equal fights are shunned. It’s the same in schoolyards or battlefields. America and Israel operate this way. They avoid foes able to give as much as they take. Rogue governments never say they’re sorry.

It is not a war, it is murder

 Noam Chomsky     “When Israelis in the occupied territories now claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population they are crushing. You can’t defend yourself when you’re militarily occupying someone else’s land. That’s not defense.”

Crucial Update: Netanyahu Says No to Ground Operation

   Gilad Atzmon    They can kill, they can destroy, they can deliver misery to the entire region but for some reason they never prevail.   By the time they win the battle they are shocked to find out that they’ve lost the war.

This Woman Could Ruffle Middle-Eastern Feathers

   Qais Ghanem           Just as the Arab revolution was simply unthinkable as late as the end of 2010, the revolution in the status of Muslim women has begun. It is very unlikely that Afifa’s letter would be published widely in the Arabic press, given the level of censorship in the Arab world, but if it […]

Women Demand Civil Rights in Lebanon

Franklin Lamb     Lebanese women are not allowed to open bank accounts for their children, and women, according to all of Lebanon’s 18 religious courts, have no rights over their bodies. Simply put, Parliament accepts the notion that women’s bodies are the sole personal property of their husbands.