Articles from Mondoweiss: The War of Ideas in the Middle East

Patriot of a non-existing country (attempt at a manifesto)

It is our duty to hate Germany, since we love it. We must be accounted for when we speak of Germany: We, communists, young socialists, pacifists, lovers of freedom in all shapes… How easy it is to pretend Germany is composed solely of the nationalist societies. Germany is a divided country; we are part of it.

Kurt Tucholsky, 1929

Video: ‘Very fine people on both sides’

When President Trump claimed in an unhinged, angry press conference on Aug. 15th that there were “very fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville, he endorsed a group of neo-Nazis and white supremacists whose stated goal is to create an ethnically cleansed, white-only state.

‘Progressive’ NYC official compares cancellation of Israel-sponsored event to neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville

New York City comptroller Scott Stringer, council members Melissa Mark-Viverito and Rory Lancman, and press secretary Eric Phillips joined Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon in strong-arming the Queens Museum to host an Israeli-government sponsored celebration of the creation of the State of Israel.

New network leads the fight against fascism on campus

The signs were already all over the walls: hatred will be returning in force to campuses across the country this academic year, and will be packaged as “free speech.”  The alt-right rally at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville may be seen as a defining moment for many, but any outspoken faculty of color, any radical faculty member who ever spoke about justice for Palestine, denounced anti-black racism in termed deemed “uncivil,” or pressured their administration to seriously address misogyny and sexual assault on campuses, has long known there is a hefty price to pay for speaking

Trump uses Barcelona attacks for incitement to mass murder of Muslims

President Trump used yesterday’s chain of car-ramming attacks in Spain for promoting fake news, alternative facts, and even for approving mass murder of Muslims on his notorious Twitter feed. His surety of “terror” in this case and his bloody incitement against the ‘one side’ (Muslims), stand in stark opposition to his ambiguous response on the Charlottesville terror of last weekend and its “many sides”.

Charlottesville is moment of truth for empowered U.S. Zionists (who name their children after Israeli generals)

For a long time, liberalism and Zionism have gotten along fine in America– just look at the Democratic Party and its love for Israel. But Charlottesville represents a crisis for liberal Zionists. When they condemn white nationalism in the U.S. and celebrate Jewish nationalism in Israel, the contradiction is obvious to all.

Just consider three prominent voices. Wolf Blitzer of CNN, the liberal Zionist group J Street, and blogger and Democratic Party thinker Josh Marshall.

Israel revokes Al Jazeera correspondent’s press credentials claiming the network is ‘inciting and agitating to violence’

On Wednesday, Israel’s government agency responsible for assigning journalist credentials revoked the press card of a senior correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic, citing the reporter as a member of the Palestinian “resistance.” Elias Karram, 40, from Nazareth, has worked for Al Jazeera in Israel as a television journalist since 2011. According to a statement from the Israeli press office, the final status of Karram’s press card will be decided by a hearing that is underway.

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