Racist David Brooks Applies His Mental Equipment to the Egypt Coup By Jim Naureckas

5 July 2013 — FAIR Blog

David Brooks
David Brooks

“Islamists…lack the mental equipment to govern,” New York Times columnist David Brooks writes today (7/5/13). “Incompetence is built into the intellectual DNA of radical Islam.”

Now, Brooks has been known to cite eugenicist  Steve Sailer on “white fertility rates” (12/7/04;Extra!4/05).  But let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that rather than making a racist argument, he’s simply appearing to be racist as a metaphor (as when he wrote recently that interracial marriage was producing a “nation of mutts”–6/27/13).

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ICH 28 June 2013: Israel / Palestine: What will Obama do?

28 June 2013 — Information Clearing House

Syria: the Art of Standing on the Right Side of History

By Oriental Review

The new-found admiration for Putin is rooted in an appreciation of the contrast he presents to the politically correct wimps running the European Union and the United States.



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Video: White House correspondents expose US hypocrisy over Palestine

16 June 2013 — New Left Project

For those confused about the U.S.’s latest push for Middle East peace, State Department spokesperson Jennifer Psaki has handily summarised Obama administration policy: Continue reading this...

BBC questioned over why it pulled documentary on Jerusalem By Amena Saleem

12 June 2013 — Electronic Intifada

The BBC is coming under increasing pressure from British Members of Parliament (MPs) and leading pro-Palestinian organizations over recent decisions that throw its impartiality in reporting on the Israeli occupation into serious doubt.

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BBC Director General faces claims that political pressure led BBC to drop film on ‘Jewish exile’

13 June 2013 — PSC

Six leading pro-Palestinian organisations have written to the BBC’s Director General asking for answers over the pulling of a documentary which claims that the mass Jewish exodus from Jerusalem in 70 AD may never have happened.

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London Declaration on Anti-Semitism: Seeking to Criminalize Criticism of Israel By Stuart Littlewood

5 June 2013 — Palestine Chronicle

Australian federal and state MPs have been indulging in an orgy of anti-anti-Semitism by signing en masse the London Declaration on Combating Anti-Semitism. Over 100 have put their mark on it.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 27 May 2013: Domestic fissures in Israel will not benefit Palestinians

27 May 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Settlements Occupy 538.303 Dunams In West Bank
IMEMC – Israeli daily, Haaretz, has reported that, in 2012, Israel confiscated 8000 Dunams of Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank for the benefit of its settlements in areas referred to by Tel Aviv as “State Lands”. …

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 24 May 2013: “This time they destroyed everything”: Uprooted Bedouins face more evictions

24 May 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Detainee Continues Hunger Strike, Demands Release
IMEMC – Palestinian detainee, Ayman Issa Hamdan, who went on hunger strike 27 days ago, rejected an Israeli “offer” for an additional six-month extension of his Administrative Detention, without trial, and demanded his unconditional release. …

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 4 May 2013:

4 May 2013  — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

To Break Their Strike; Israel Denies Jordanian Detainees Access To Liquids
IMEMC – The Israeli Prison Authority decided, Friday, to deprive the hunger striking Jordanian detainees in its prisoners access to liquids in an attempt to force them end their strike that entered its second day. …

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Apologists for Israel take top posts at BBC By Amena Saleem

23 April 2013 — The Electronic Intifada

Israel’s occupation is airbrushed from the BBC’s coverage.

The American poet T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month.” The phrase springs to mind in April 2013, the month that a new director-general took up his post at the BBC and, within two weeks, had installed a line-up of hardline Zionists at the top of the world’s largest publicly-funded news organization.

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Growing Voices Among Palestinians Calling for a Single Democratic Secular State

17 April 2013 — The Real News Network


With negotiations for a two state solution going nowhere, more Palestinians are calling for a single state solution

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 10 April 2013

10 April 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers Invade, Uproot, Farmlands in Khan Younis
IMEMC – Wednesday morning April 10, 2013, several armored Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers invaded Palestinian farmland east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. …

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BBC defends false claims linking Rachel Corrie to killings of Israeli soldiers By Amena Saleem

3 April 2013 — The Electronic Intifada

The extent to which the BBC is prepared to misreport on the Israeli occupation has been made clear once again. A new ruling by the BBC Trust has defended the corporation’s coverage of the Rachel Corrie case, even though it falsely implied that the unarmed activist was in some way responsible for the deaths of Israeli soldiers.

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Has The Arab League Mortally Wounded Itself By Declaring War On Syria? By Franklin Lamb

1 April, 2013

Frankly, it never was much of a “League” of Arab states.

And arguably it never really achieved a whole lot but two dozen lavish ‘summits’ offering inflated rhetoric, often calculated to assuage the Arab people about their central cause, Palestine.

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