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First Film Clip Emerges of Japan's 'Comfort Women'

It's just 18 seconds long, but a new video released by South Korean researchers makes history for the worst of reasons. The clip shows Korean "comfort women" held as sex slaves by the Japanese military, reports the BBC. It's believed to be the first such film clip known to exist,...

Radiation and ringworm: a tale of social policy, racism, and health care

In the 1950s Israel used a savage treatment for ringworm on immigrant Mizrahi children: approximately 100,000 Jewish immigrant children from Arab countries were taken from their parents and without parental consent, their heads were shaved, their hair was plucked, they were placed on a table, sometimes in restraints, and given radiation doses. Show More Summary

The Battle for Palestine on US Campuses: a review of ‘We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel’s Critics’

Kim Jensen reviews "We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel’s Critics," Edited by William I. Robinson and Maryam S. Griffin, a collection of essays about censorship and the pro-Israel lobby sweeping across U.S. campuses.

Instead of the Taylor Force Act, Congress should consider the Rachel Corrie Act

"Perhaps instead of the Taylor Force Act, Congress should bring some other bills to the floor—bills that would begin to address the real problems in Israel/Palestine," writes Kathryn Shihadah.

Court: Frozen Guru's Followers Can Wait for Him to Wake

Good news for followers of an Indian guru who fought to keep his body on ice: A court on Wednesday ruled that the remains of Ashutosh Maharaj can remain in a freezer, Agence-France Press reports. Punjabi followers of Maharaj dispute the idea that he died of a heart attack in...

A 'Second-Long Sleep,' Then Thousands of Loose Chickens

Some 7,000 chickens on their way to be slaughtered had an unexpected shot at freedom Tuesday when the truck transporting them crashed into a bridge in Austria, spilling its load on the highway. Traffic on the A1 autobahn into Vienna was snarled for hours as authorities cleared the scene...

In war against ‘cell phones,’ Israeli launches social media app

Jesse Rubin reports on the latest break in virtual pro-Israel advocacy, launched last month in New York: "Combining military-language with an advanced technology sector—two things which Israel prides itself on—users can choose from a long list of 'missions' and receive points upon completion. Show More Summary

PA said to resume medical referrals for Gaza patients

Palestinian Authority has reportedly resumed issuing exit permits for critical patients to leave the Gaza Strip for treatment in Israel, after Israel denied responsibility for the deaths of three babies in the Gaza Strip, saying it never received applications to bring them to Israel for medical care.

The Ultimate Cold War Nightmare: A Nuclear War Between Russia and America

Kyle Mizokami Security, Just how bad would it have been? It is no exaggeration to say that for those who grew up during the Cold War, all-out nuclear war was “the ultimate nightmare.” The prospect of an ordinary day interrupted by air-raid sirens, klaxons and the searing heat of a thermonuclear explosion was a very real, albeit remote, possibility. Show More Summary

Britain's New Aircraft Carrier Reportedly Runs on Windows XP

Jared Keller, Task and Purpose Security, Europe The force that once ruled the waves is facing technological setbacks. At the height of the British empire in the 19th century, the Royal Navy was renowned for its military might, a global force that imbued its sailors with a special form of geopolitical pride. Show More Summary

Al-Quds Day protest and iftar in New York shows vigorous opposition to Zionism

A loud and festive protest against the Israeli occupation of al-Quds, also known as Jerusalem, convened in Times Square on Friday, June 23, 2017. The protest was organized by the Free Al-Quds network and Muslim Congress and co-sponsored,...Show More Summary

Man Seems Unfazed to Be Hit by Double- Decker Bus

The British media is marveling at the resiliency of 53-year-old Simon Smith, and no wonder: CCTV video shows him being smashed by an out-of-control bus in the street, only to get up calmly and walk into a pub. Despite being thrown about 20 feet, Smith somehow suffered only bruises and...

Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Supreme Court

In what Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called a "terrorist attack" by people seeking to overthrow his government, a police helicopter attacked government buildings in Caracas Tuesday with bullets and grenades. Officials say the stolen helicopter fired 15 shots at the Interior Ministry before launching four grenades at the Supreme Court...

An appeal to the band that woke my soul to the Palestinian crisis

In October 2000, Thom Yorke of Radiohead was moved to dedicate his song Karma Police to the memory of Muhammad al-Durra, killed in Gaza. That performance changed the life of Jack Gain, who now appeals to the band to cancel a gig in Tel Aviv in July out of solidarity with the Palestinian boycott campaign.

Here's an Inside Look at the Navy's Newest High-Tech Stealth Destroyer

Sarah Sicard, Task and Purpose Security, The U.S. Navy is highlighting some of its new ship’s cutting edge additions. There’s no denying that the Navy’s newest destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, looks sleek is hell on the outside, and watching...Show More Summary

This Former MTV Icon Found Inner Peace Through Islam

BERLIN/LONDON ? In her early 20s, Kristiane Baker was having the time of her life. She was living her dream as a presenter for MTV Europe, brushing shoulders with celebrities like Mick Jagger and Bono on a regular basis ? and getting paid to do it. Show More Summary

Start ‘Birthright’ earlier and hire conservative professors– to stem ‘national security issue’ of Jewish kids abandoning Israel

Among the general US population, the number of those "unreachable" by Israel is 9 percent, but among Jewish college students the number is much higher 13 percent. And that is a "national security issue" for Israel's future, says Fern Oppenheim of the Brand Israel Group.

Haim Saban pushes Democrats to support bill that would slash funding to Palestinian Authority

Ron Kampeas reports for the JTA: "Haim Saban, a major donor to the Democratic Party, is backing a bill that would slash funding to the Palestinian Authority unless it stops payments to Palestinians jailed for attacks on Israelis. The...Show More Summary

In order to change Israel activists must disrupt Zionist space

Shimrit Baer writes, "The territories occupied in 1967 have become the focus of international activism because every aspect of life is controlled by the occupier, there are walls and checkpoints, shootings and tear gassing of civilians,...Show More Summary

West Bank settlement will build medical school, named after Adelsons

A West Bank settlement is building a $100 million medical school and doubling the size of its campus. The forthcoming project will be named after casino mogul and settlement financier, Sheldon Adelson. Haaretz reports, "Ariel University...Show More Summary

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