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The political geography, of colony and bantustan, is the same on both sides of the Green Line — Amira Hass

Amira Hass says Oslo's failed promise includes the hope of resolving the conflicting histories of the conflict; Palestinians were ready to accept Zionists as not just colonialists, but escapees from Europe.

Listen: The Washington Report

Talk Radio News Service Washington bureau chief Ellen Ratner talks about the U.S. air support of the assault on ISIS in Tikrit, the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen and the Iranian nuke talks.

Listen: The Washington Report

Former congressman and current Talk Radio News Service correspondent Bob Ney talks about the president of Afghanistan and our new relations with that country, Ted Cruz’s candidacy and the Donald’s birther accusations against him, Rand...Show More Summary

Over Easy: Music, Music, Music

One of the places I got to visit when I was living in Florida was The Lightner Museum housed in the front two thirds of the historic Hotel Alcazar building in downtown St. Augustine Florida. Built by Henry Flagler as was The Ponce de Leon Hotel which now houses Flagler College. The museum contains many, [...]

Desperately seeking Jewish settlers, at $136 a day, to colonize Palestinian neighborhood

Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Restriction of movement Settlement organization entices Jews into Jerusalem settlement for $136 per day Middle East Monitor 3 Oct — The Ir David Foundation, known as Elad, has published an announcement on social media networks in search of Jewish settlers to live in Palestinian homes that

Interview: Stephen Hadley on Obama's ISIS strategy

Earlier this morning I spoke with the Lowy Institute's 2014 Telstra Distinguished International Fellow Stephen Hadley about the situation in Iraq and Syria. You can listen to the interview below. Hadley, who was President George W Bush's...Show More Summary

“The Tajik Government has made an Honest Mistake”: Scholars Discuss Alexander Sodiqov's Detention in Washington D.C. (+Audio)

On June 27 scholars gathered at different universities as part of an international discussion on the wrongful arrest and detention of Global Voices community member Alexander Sodiqov in Tajikistan.

Two-state solution is ‘psychological solution’ allowing people to take themselves off the moral hook — Telhami

Shibley Telhami says he senses growing "anger and frustration" from the Obama administration at the failure of peace talks, and this will present a psychological crisis to liberals who claim they can be pro-Israel and anti-occupation by supporting the two-state solution

Military & strategy links: Growlers, Ukraine, A2/AD, NSA's Heartbleed problem and more

Increased appropriations for the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft appear to reflect concerns that the stealth capabilities of the F-35 are unlikely to prove resilient against modern air defences. How can naval air/missile defence...Show More Summary

Crimea, Egypt, Syria: Cole Interview on Ian Masters’ “Background Briefing”

My radio interview with Ian Masters at KPFK on developments in Egypt, Ukraine and Syria is now available on the web: Play it above or if it doesn’t display (it takes 20…

Pete Seeger on Palestine, in 1967

At a performance in November 1967, the late Pete Seeger called on the Israelis to "admit the injustice that was committed when they decided that they would start a new nation where a million people already lived. Vermont is approximately the size of Israel, minus the Negev desert. Show More Summary

Cary Nelson, the AAUP, and the privilege of bestowing academic freedom

One of the most prominent US voices against the academic boycott of Israel is Cary Nelson, professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a former president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Phan Nguyen demonstrates neither Nelson nor the AAUP is as principled on the issue as it may seem when opposing academic boycotts.

Another Rural Japanese Elementary School Disappears Due to Declining Birthrate

Every year, about 500 public schools in Japan are closing due to shortage of children as the cost of education becomes unbearable for rural communities.

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