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Legacy of Sam Nzima’s Iconic Photo Will Live On In Palestine

Nothing could illustrate the stark contrast between a post-1994 democratic South Africa and Israel's apartheid structures than the iconic photo of Hector Pieterson.The picture...

Forget Iran, it’s Israel’s nuclear gun pointed at Obama’s head ::...

"Israel is far from a trusted ally in the US "war on terror". A former intelligence official told the Associated Press in July that Israel ranked lower than Libya in a list of countries helping to fight terrorism compiled by the Bush administration after September 11."

The Missing Option to Defuse Iran Threat

"Israeli warmongering is creating, in Saguy’s words, an “orchestrated and purposely timed hysteria” in Israel as if “someone is lighting a fire, then yelling that it has to put out.”...Financial markets are shivering, foreign investors are on guard, Israeli new shekel is growing increasingly weaker against the dollar and Pnina Grinbaum, a 55-year-old government clerk in Jerusalem, was quoted by the Associated Press on August 16 as saying: “I’m very afraid. I want peace, not war.”

NYPD Surveillance Revisited

"It is not clear to me how anyone could review the NYPD materials and conclude that the tactics of massive surveillance and ethnic and religious profiling employed have not crossed that line or that they have in any way contributed to making New Yorkers "safe.” What they have done is waste precious law enforcement resources. And as an exercise in heavy-handed police power, they have compromised the very security and basic rights of New York's large Arab immigrant communities."

Chicago Summit: NATO to announce activation of European Missile Shield

"The last NATO summit committed all 28 member states to participation in the most ambitious interceptor missile system ever envisioned. The upcoming summit will mark the official announcement of its initial activation, fraught as the system is with the threats of attempted blackmail, fatal miscalculation and the West contemplating first strike options."

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