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Beyond Fitna (2008)

Islamophobia

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

David Yousufi on Dec 6, 2010

The film, which was directed by a group of Iranian filmmakers and produced by the Islam and Christianity Nongovernmental Organization, is a response to Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam documentary “Fitna”.

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To Kerry: Get Israeli Peace Leaders Before Congress by Ralph Nader + Calls for One Democratic State in all of Palestine Increase

Orthodox Jews protest Zionism

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
May 30, 2013

The new Secretary of State John Kerry taking four trips to the Israeli/Palestinian region in the past two months means yet another U.S. effort for a negotiated peace process between the Palestinians (under ruthless occupation) and the very dominant Israelis. Why should the prospects be any better than the failed attempts by the esteemed former Senator George Mitchell, and his predecessors?

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Noam Chomsky–2013 Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture: Violence and Dignity–Reflections on the Middle East

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Friends House in London on 18th March 2013

Professor Noam Chomsky, delivering the 2013 Edward W Said Lecture: Violence and Dignity — Reflections on the Middle East at Friends House in London on 18th March 2013. This video shows the full lecture, with introductions by Omar Al-Qattan and Mariam C Said.

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UK Orthodox Jews protest Zionism

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Orthodox Jews protest Zionism

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PressTVGlobalNews, Dec 7, 2012

An outcry of British Jews against Israeli tyranny. That was the title of the protest held by dozens of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews outside the Israeli embassy in London.

They got together in a unified stand to condemn the Zionist regime and its mistreatment of Judaism and religious Jews.
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Exclusive: The Destructive Elements of Jewish Recruitment of Christian Zionists by Rocket Kirchner

by Rocket Kirchner
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December 3, 2012

Good Friday - Crucifixion of Jesus BW

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St. Paul said that “the Jews are the enemies of the gospel”. He ought to know, for he was its fiercest enemy before his road to Damascus conversion. All through history they have been the enemies attacking it, seeking to stop it in one way or another. First by bloody persecution not only in the death of Jesus, but killing their own fellow Jews that believed in Him as their Messiah who was called the Prince of Peace. Love was never on the preconceived idea of Israel’s Messianic agenda. And it sure as hell (by the way they are acting) isn’t on their agenda today either.

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US Plans Political Genocide in Palestine by Finian Cunningham + Shir Hever: Netanyahu Forms Alliance with Far Right’s Lieberman

by Finian Cunningham
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Crossposted from PressTV
Dec. 2, 2012

Gaza Protest at Israeli Consulate in San Francisco 11-19-2012

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The backing of 138 nations at the UN can be seen as resounding worldwide support for the Palestinian people. There is little doubt that the majority of the world’s people share Palestinian grievances over long-denied justice, territorial and refugee rights and the historic injuries inflicted by the Israeli colonial regime and its European and American sponsors.

Conversely, the UN vote can be seen as a global snub to the Zionist entity and its relentless criminality. Those states that stood in the rogue minority camp of nine along with Tel Aviv, including the United States and Canada, have indeed indicted themselves with infamy.

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Uprooted – A documentary film by Donia Mili (repost)

to exist is to resist

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In case you missed it when it was first posted on July 7, 2007.

[replaced video Nov. 30, 2012]

“I should of, I could of” made a shorter film, but I was angry, very angry. I felt that we are so bombarded by this propaganda about terrorists and what terrorism is, that I wanted to take as much space as I could about RESISTANCE, and the right of the Palestinians to RESIST” Donia Mili, Director and Producer of Uprooted.

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Israel and Palestine: A Short History

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Israel & Palestine

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Nov 28, 2012 by

Hey progressive and liberal friends-it’s time to stop saying, “It’s too complicated!” After Gaza, you can’t stay on the sidelines anymore. Watch this Jewish Voice for Peace 6 minute mini-primer about why Israelis and Palestinians are fighting, why the US-backed peace process has been an impediment to peace, and what you can do to make a difference.
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Israeli Refusnik, Maya Yechieli Wind: Israel is a Nation of Soldiers

Israel & Palestine

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breakingtheset Nov 21, 2012

Abby Martin talks to Maya Yechieli Wind, an Israeli activist and dissenter, who advocates against Israeli aggression toward occupied Palestine.
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Ch. 12: The Split: Differences over Israel tear apart a Jewish marriage by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
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October 29, 2012

Jews Against The War

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The Split: Differences over Israel tear apart a Jewish marriage
From the Book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway
Published by Trine Day

Stan and Hannah Cooper are friends of mine from college days. Both are Jewish, but they have diametrically opposed views about Israel, and their differences have become so bitter that they’ve decided to divorce. As the three of us talked about this, it became clear that their dispute is a microcosm of the conflict that is tearing the Jewish community apart and also destroying lives in an increasingly large part of the world.

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The Separate Security Interests of the United States and Israel by William John Cox

by William John Cox
Guest Writer
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www.thevoters.org
September 14, 2012

A balanced analysis of the security interests of the United States vis-a-vis Israel requires a careful review of their security interests and the history of their interaction.

That review demonstrates that Israel will always put its interest before any other nation, including the United States, if its leadership believes Israel’s existence is at risk.

One should not expect anything different, given the experience of the Jewish people in Europe during World War II; however, that experience does not give Israel the right to dictate the foreign policy of United States, whose interest may diverge from Israel when all risks are evaluated.

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Einstein’s Prescience by William T. Hathaway

by William T. Hathaway
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July 12, 2012

Capitalism Is Over!

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Albert Einstein wrote in 1939:

“There could be no greater calamity than a permanent discord between us and the Arab people. Despite the great wrong that has been done us, we must strive for a just and lasting compromise with the Arab people…. Let us recall that in former times no people lived in greater friendship with us than the ancestors of these Arabs.”

Einstein was opposed from the start to the setting up of a Jewish state and to mass emigration into Palestine. He was also one of the signatories to an Open Letter to the New York Times in 1948 denouncing the terrorist activities of Menachem Begin and the massacre carried out in the Arab village of Deir Yassin.

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Zionism loves colonialism, Zionism is colonialism By William Bowles

by William Bowles
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williambowles.info
7 March 2012

Ynet Op-ed: Zionism will only cease being demonized when West stops to demonise colonialism [sic]

If I didn’t know any better I’d think the following Op-ed piece from the rightwing Israeli news source Ynet was another Yes Men spoof but it’s for real. I decided finally to publish the opinion in its entirety (if in a somewhat fragmented form) for it reveals the insane irrationality that underpins Zionism as the only ‘defender of the Jewish people’ (aside that is from its benefactor the US).

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The haunting of Daniel Pipes by Poe’s “Tell Tale Heart” by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
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Beirut, Lebanon
March 4, 2012

Daniel Pipes, the anti-Arab Islamophobe, is reportedly spooked these days. “Actually he has become an almost terrified man”; so says a colleague at Pipes’ Islamophobic Middle East Forum (MEF) and the McCarthyesque Campus Watch (CW) organization.

MEF was founded by Pipes in 1986, and the witch hunting anti-Arab McCarthyesque Campus Watch in 2001. CW’s function is to hound and intimidate faculty and students at colleges who are critical of the Zionist occupation of Palestine. Pipes and CW create “dossiers” on professors, students and university administrations thought hostile to Israel. Continue reading

Why Did Palestinian Refugees Come to Lebanon? by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
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Beirut, Lebanon
February 10, 2012

During a workshop at the American University of Beirut last year on the subject of the right to  work and to purchase a home for Palestinian refugees, a young business major from the Christian village of  Bikerki posed a question that surprised some in the audience:   “Why if Palestinian don’t like it in Lebanon do they not go home?  Why did they even bother coming here in the first place?”

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