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July 29, 2014

Right-wing nationalist formations like "If Americans Knew" and Bashar Assad cheerleaders like the International Action Center are hurting the cause of standing up to the Zionist machine in New York City.

Today's depressing news that  some 10,000 joined a "New York Stands with Israel" rally at the UN (overseen by Chuck Schumer, of course) was compounded for me by a demoralizing encounter outside St. Mark's Church.

December 19, 2013

Some aghast at the suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are strangely unconcerned with that in Yarmouk, the Damascus refugee camp now besieged by Syrian regime forces.

Isn't it utterly absurd that there are some aghast at the suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and utterly unconcerned with that in Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus now besieged by forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad... and vice versa...? A brutal winter storm in the region has exacerbated the suffering in both blockaded enclaves, and most Palestinians assuredly grasp the obvious symmetry. In some quarters, however, a sort of ideological blindness seems to prevail: Assad's apologists are of course outraged at the agony in Gaza, but find that in Yarmouk invisible. The US State Department, in turn, exploits Yarmouk for propaganda against Assad, while displaying no such concern for Gaza...

November 8, 2013

A new EU study finds "widespread" anti-Semitism on "websites and social media." This blogger only wishes he had a buck for every Jew-baiting slur he's received on the net.

Deutsche Welle reports today on a new study (

June 6, 2013

Samantha Power's appointment as UN ambassador may signal a determination on the part of the Obama administration that intervention in Syria is inevitable.

The usual frustrating mess.

July 10, 2011

The US ambassador visited army-besieged Hama during Friday protests to express "solidarity" with the demonstrators—allowing the Assad regime to portray the protesters as pawns of Western imperialism.

Tens of thousands of people again rallied in the army-beseiged Syrian city of Hama on Friday July 8, calling for the downfall of President Bashar Assad.