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Monday, July 22, 2019

Drive-by Cover Cartoon: The New Yorker Magazine Whacks the Obamas

"One good way to ensure that we continue to enjoy something like freedom of expression in America is to practice self-restraint when there is a temptation to abuse liberty as license."




Donald Trump

The “Faustian Deal”

While much has been already been written about President Donald Trump recent racist taunts against four first-term women Members of Congress, I have a...
Cape Town - South Africa

American Abandonment Of Palestine: A Challenge To South Africa

Is South Africa among the countries standing aside as the world is confronted with illegal moves by the Trump Administration to facilitate the complete...

How the Goliath of the Jerusalem settler movement persuaded the world it’s really David

Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their...
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Settlement construction contradicts negotiations

"It might be an opportunity to bring to an end the ongoing paradigm that assumes that ending the occupation and establishing a state can only be achieved through agreement, thereby giving Israel the power to determine whether this will happen or not and how. A new paradigm might see the international community, rather than the occupying power, take on an active role to end the occupation in order to grant Palestinians their rights to freedom, self-determination and statehood."

Palestinian strategy towards independence

"The talks are cleverly organised to allow for positive press and a photo opportunity before the mid-term elections; the necessary arm-twisting will be completed long before the beginning of the presidential reelection season....If as a result of Israeli obstructionism the talks fail, Palestinians will have no choice but to declare their state unilaterally and hope that the world will recognise it."


Can It Ever Really End?

"If the future State of Palestine succeeds, the conflict may end without a press release or final handshake. If it fails, then Israel, the military superpower of the Middle East, has all of the brute force necessary to defend its borders from any future hostile attack."