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The Torah (Leviticus) commands the Jews to love their neighbours and to love strangers.

The U.S. Jewish Community, Amoral Familism and the Crisis of Palestine

By Steve Koppman, Huffington Post blog August 28, 2014 We’re all thankful for a truce in Gaza as long as it lasts. Five hundred children have been killed in Continue →

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Reporting from the Israeli side of the border with Gaza, July 9, 2014.  Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 from Times of Israel story, Hamas threatening journalists in Gaza who expose abuse of civilians, 28th July 2014.

An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth

A former AP correspondent explains how and Continue →

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Democracy Now! 2014-09-02 Tuesday

by Amy Goodman on September 2, 2014

Democracy Now! Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Escalation Follies

by Tom Engelhardt on September 2, 2014

Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now...

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SGI continues the failed AFRICOM tradition of giving Africans a greater role in supporting foreign corporate penetration of their continent as if it were in their own interest. (Photo: USAFRICOM / Flickr)

SGI continues the failed AFRICOM tradition of giving Africans a greater role in supporting foreign corporate penetration of their continent as if it were in their own interest. (Photo: USAFRICOM / Flickr)

While the media attention in the United States is riveted on the Israeli war against Gaza, on the Continue →

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Make Palestine a key issue for British MPs

by sarahbenton on September 2, 2014

UK taxpayers should not fund the reconstruction of Farouq Mosque and its surroundings after an Israeli air strike, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

Five point action plan for political advocacy in the UK on Palestine around reconstruction

By Georgina Reeves, Palestine: a journal Continue →

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You Can Change Your Life with Tiny Daily Improvements

by Jameyson MacDonald on September 1, 2014

Man Walking

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” ~Karen Kaiser Clark

Of all the people who have passed through my life over the years, the one person I remember the most was this old, ornery man who seemed to have the personality of a mule. Stubborn to the core, with a Continue →

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Marrying Joy

“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” ~Alan Watts

There had been other voices asking such questions as “How can this be happening?” and “When will this end?” that I understood: My partner was planning his honeymoon before our divorce was final.

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On using Jews as a human shield for Zionist advocacy

by sarahbenton on September 1, 2014

Dangerous liaisons: popular image of the Rapture when Israel’s greatest friends, American evangelical Christians, will be taken up to heaven leaving behind the Jews in Israel who will have to be converted to Christianity to enable Christ’s second coming, thus irrevocably ending the world as we have known it.

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Author and investigative reporter Charles Bowden died Saturday at his home in Arizona at the age of 69. Watch one of our most recent interviews with him in April 2010, when he had just published "Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Continue →

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Anti-semitism rally draws a crowd

by sarahbenton on September 1, 2014

The report by the Daily Express is followed by one from the Jewish Chronicle. Plus Notes and links at foot.

Hundreds gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand for today’s rally. Caption Daily Express, photo by Lee Thomas.

‘Anti-Semitism is poisonous’: hundreds gather for rally against anti-Jewish attacks

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Democracy Now! 2014-09-01 Monday

by Amy Goodman on September 1, 2014

Democracy Now! Monday, September 1, 2014
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