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U.S. fascism reaches the breaking point (September 1, 2013)
Barack Obama’s decision to go crawling to Congress for permission to launch a gratuitous attack on Syria is more than a humiliating climb-down. It could well signal the beginning of the end of the zionist imperial presidency. This might seem like a bold claim—Congress is, after all, still Israeli occupied territory, as Pat Buchanan famously said—but the fact that a “president” found it necessary to respect Congressional authority in matters of declaring war reverses the imperial foundation of the U.S. police state. more

With leaders like Netanyahu, Israel doesn’t need enemies (December 31, 2012)
In 1949, Israel lied to gain membership in the United Nations, but by the skillful use of blackmail, murder, bribery and Holocaust® guilt it has been able to inhibit the “civilized” world from doing anything about it. As a result, the UN, that great forum for world peace, has by inaction been co-opted in the slow, systematic genocide of Palestine. The most pernicious example of this collusion is the refusal to do anything about Israel’s systematic destruction of Arab homes to build illegal colonies for Jewish Europeans more

Palestine’s gain is Lebanon’s pain (September 13, 2010)
The greatest effects of the Cast Lead massacre and the murders aboard the aid ship Mavi Marmara have been the confirmation of Israel as a criminal state, and the outpouring of overwhelming support for Palestinians as victims of Jewish fascism. The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement has become so successful that its effects have been felt in the Jewish colonies and the foreign companies that trade with Israel. more

Israel can’t win a war against itself (August 17, 2010)
If the sign of a healthy, living organism is its ability to develop and mature in harmony with its surroundings, then Israel must be declared dead, or at least terminally moribund. Its politicians, generals and armies of hasbarats regurgitate the same tired boilerplate to justify Israel’s strangulation of Palestine, and are still obsessed with sabotaging discussion of the Holocaust® and the dispossession of Palestinians in 1947–1948 that led to the creation of the zionist entity. more

Hatred, brutality and murder consume the rotten soul
of Israel’s military (re-issue)

Canadian Arab News (January 4, 2009)
Though this column ran more than four years ago, it speaks directly to the Nazi-like bombardment being visited on the defenceless civilian population of Palestine. It seems redundant to try to capture the unimaginable terror of living under zionist occupation when no amount of writing or video can convince the world to stop it. Avraham Burg, former speaker of the Knesset, has openly compared Israel to Nazi Germany, something the honourable Jews of Neturei Karta have been doing ever since the zionist cancer took hold in more

Annapolis—A conference hosted by a fool, signifying less than nothing
Canadian Arab News (December 10, 2007)
The great international Middle East peace conference in Annapolis was supposed to end 60 years of strife between Israelis and Palestinians. It was essentially promoted as… oh, how should I put it?…George W. Bush’s final solution to the Palestinian question. Its objectives looked good on paper, but then so have all previous attempts to give the illusion that Israel accepts Palestine’s right to exist. more

Remember, Remember the 29th of November—The Zionist Nakba and Plot
Canadian Arab News (November 6, 2007)
The commemoration of a major event has value only to the extent that the event serves an edifying and unifying moral purpose and is still seen to be culturally relevant. A commemoration that has lost its meaning and is observed out of habit is destructive and spiritually enervating. Such is the case with Remembrance Day. As I wrote two years ago around this time, the poppy has become a symbol of hypocrisy, and the moral lesson of the World Wars is now a perverse anachronism that is exploited to justify the sort of cruelty we fought against: more

Isramerica pits Palestinian against Palestinian and watches the bloody spectacle with glee
Canadian Arab News (June 21, 2007)
One of the most shameful and least discussed facets of Middle East politics is the willingness of Arab rulers to sell out the Palestinians for wealth and personal power. In 1946–47, during the run-up to the Great Zionist Dispossession, King Abdullah I of Transjordan eyed control over the eastern part of Mandate Palestine, and so didn’t oppose the partition of Palestine and the creation of a Jewish state. Abdullah placed himself at odds with every other Arab leader except King ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, who was firmly in the pocket of U.S. oil interests and willing to support any position that would enhance his ego and bank account. more

Even after 40 years, Abba Eban’s great fraud defines the official view of the 1967 War
Canadian Arab News (June 6, 2007)
Some people make history; some people invent it. Abba Eban falls into the latter category. As Israel’s foreign minister at the time of the 1967 War, Eban delivered a speech to the Security Council that must rank as the most erudite, sophisticated fraud ever heard by the world body. He did nothing less than invent for our consumption the twin myths of Egyptian aggression and Israeli self-defence, all the while intoning the requisite verities of peace and international law. Eban stood history on its head and the non-Arab world was only too willing to embrace his dissembling and deceit. more

Saddam Hussein—a former ally lynched by the Bush crime family
Canadian Arab News (January 4, 2007)
Becoming an ally of the U.S. was the biggest mistake Saddam Hussein ever made. At 6 a.m. on Dec. 30, that mistake cost him his life. To nobody’s surprise, George Bush— il capo stupido of the zionist crime syndicate occupying the White House—said Hussein received a fair trial and that his execution was “an important milestone on Iraq’s course to becoming a democracy that can govern, sustain and defend itself. Of course, this is the same man who said “God” told him to attack Hussein, which means we must treat the very idea of “Iraqi democracy” with the same healthy contempt we treat “Israeli democracy. more

Israel’s willing executioners blindly follow the sociopath of least resistance
Canadian Arab News (November 23, 2006)
According to veteran Middle East reporter Patrick Seale, Israel has killed 2,300 Gazans since 2000, including 300 in the four months since Cpl. Gilad Shalit was captured in a cross-border raid by Palestinian resistance fighters near Rafah on June 25. The number of wounded since this time number in the tens of thousands. Most of the casualties are civilians, many of them children. The Jews who perpetrate these atrocities do not kill out of any perceived military threat to Israel; they kill because they are steeped in a toxic culture of Jewish supremacy and anti-Arab hatred. more

As you behold the destruction of Lebanon, you may think it looks disturbingly familiar
Canadian Arab News (July 20, 2006)
As our craven, incurious media does its predicable best to manufacture sympathy for Israel and censor images of the massacre of Lebanon, the Internet is showing itself to be the premier source of real news. What else could you expect, since the North American media’s “coverage” of the Middle East amounts to little more than regurgitating dispatches from Zionist and Anglo-Saxon news services like Associated Press (U.S.), Reuters (U.K.) and CanWest (Canada). more

Those interested in Palestine should study Canaanite history, not Jewish mythology
Canadian Arab News (May 4, 2006)
Our story begins about 5,000 years ago on a hill 55 miles inland from the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. The Jebusites, a tribe of the Canaanites, have chosen it to be the site of new place of worship in honour of Shalem, the Canaanite God of Dusk. The original name of this place of worship survives because it was inscribed on stone tablets found in Elba, Syria, c. 3000 BCE; on Egyptian statues, c. 2,500 BCE; and on shards of ceramic Egyptian Execration Texts dating to the XII Dynasty, c. 1900 BCE. It reads: “Urushalem,” a Canaanite word comprising the prefix “Uru” (“founded by”) and “Shalem.” We know this place today as Jerusalem “Founded by Shalem,” a Canaanite God. more

Tehran gives world leaders a history lesson they’d rather forget
Canadian Arab News (December 17, 2005)
Over the past two months or so, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the newly elected president of Iran, has made his mark on the world stage… to overwhelmingly bad reviews. Observations like: Israel should be wiped off the map; Israel should be moved to Europe; Europe supported the founding of Israel because of Holocaust guilt; and the Holocaust is a myth have been vehemently condemned. Let’s subject his “outrageous” statements to historical scrutiny. more

Arafat ignored as the world honours Israel’s counterfeit peacemaker
Canadian Arab News (November 24, 2005)
In my last column, I showed why Remembrance Day is now an anachronism. Continuing to focus on the “good” world wars as a cultural and geopolitical reference point perpetuates a false good/evil dichotomy at a time when the victors and victims of World War II have become the new fascists. So long as Isramerica continues to terrorize the Muslim world, any celebration of a romanticized past amounts to abetting this new fascism. more

One. Two. Three. Four—What the hell are we remembering for?
Canadian Arab News (November 10, 2005)
Remembrance Day, for the most part, commemorates victories in “good wars,” wars where we could clearly claim to be fighting on the side of right and justice. The men and women who died in these wars gave their lives so that we today could live free from tyranny. But do we seriously believe that our soldiers, airmen and sailors fought against Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan only to bequeath to us a world terrorized by Israel, the U.S. and Great Britain? more

London bombings lead to explosion of anti-Muslim bigotry
Canadian Arab News (July 21, 2005)
There are two good things about being a zionist media shill. The first is that you don’t need much of a brain or sense of responsibility. Anytime the word “Muslim” is mentioned in connection with an act of violence, you just have to recycle standard libels against Islam; chant the mantra of fighting “the war on terrorism”; make unsubstantiated, disparaging assertions about “Islamic terrorism”; and ratchet up the paranoia that makes civil repression possible. more

History triumphs over pseudo-history—A response to Edwin Black
Canadian Arab News (July 12, 2005)
To a scholar, the dispassionate, honest evaluation of available evidence is all that matters. If the sum of the research leads to an inexorable conclusion, then that is the one that must be defended. To assert otherwise would be obscurantist and unscholarly. I mention this truism because of a strangely peevish e-mail I received from author Edwin Black, whom I cited approvingly in my July 7 column “Zionists sabotage anti-fascist boycott—again.” more

Zionists sabotage anti-fascist boycott—again
Canadian Arab News (July 07, 2005)
The most astounding thing about Adolf Hitler’s “1,000-year Reich,” is that it survived more than a few years. Uncensored newspaper reports of brutality towards Jewish Germans in the early 1930s led to a highly effective and impassioned worldwide boycott of German goods, led by the U.S. Jewish War Veterans. German commercial enterprises abroad were even attacked. … I bring up this piece of history, which should be taught in our schools, because zionists have again sabotaged an anti-fascist boycott and stifled academic freedom. more

World War II mythology serves the new fascists
Canadian Arab News (June 9, 2005)
The 60th anniversary of the end of World War II ought to be a time for momentous reflection, but for those with a sense of history, such a commemoration is disturbingly perverse. Sixty years ago this week, Allied forces defeated a fascistic regime dedicated to militarism, persecution of select peoples, hypernationalism, and contempt for international law. Today, the U.S. and U.K., two of the leading Allied forces, espouse these odious principles in the name of democracy. more

‘Genocide’ is a political term
Canadian Arab News (April 28, 2005)
Restorative justice is a wonderful thing. It does the heart good to see people who have been wronged get some measure of justice. Even though “justice delayed is justice denied,— “better late than never— does assuage the suffering somewhat and give evidence that standards of justice still mean something. Jews know this scenario very well,… [but] unlike the Nazis who stole from the Ashkenazim, the Ashkenazim who stole from the Palestinians made little or no attempt to hide their criminality. The best sources of zionist war crimes are zionists themselves because they knew the world would do nothing about it. more

Unsettling behaviour challenges zionists’ moral comfort zone
Canadian Arab News (March 17, 2005)
A true believer is a master of self-delusion. Without it, the highly selective moral universe that sustains him cannot survive. Real-world counterarguments and honest criticism must be denigrated and rationalized away because they explode the perversity of the dogmatic verities that give the true believer his sense of moral superiority and peace of mind. For Israel’s media Jews, defending the zionist faith while remaining deaf, dumb and blind to Israel’s holocaust against Palestinians leads them to commit contortions of logic and cognitive dissonance. more

Democracy--a euphemism for occupation
Canadian Arab News (February 2, 2005)
One day, the Oxford English Dictionary should include the following definition under “Democracy—: “System of government by which an imperial power feigns respect for electoral politics in order to coerce a subject people into justifying the rule of an illegitimate puppet regime. (See also: Bush, George W.; Project for the New American Century; States of America, Fascist.” more

Mahmoud Abbas—The Voice of Treason
Canadian Arab News (January 6, 2005)
Only one kind of Palestinian leader is acceptable to Israel—a quisling who will sell out his people for a few parcels of dust and the illusion of peace. To achieve this end, Israeli Prime Murderer Ariel Sharon and his U.S. underlings are doing everything possible to help Mahmoud Abbas (a.k.a. Abu Mazen) become the new leader of the Palestinian Authority on Jan. 9. What the forces of zionism do not understand, though, is that any leader who betrays his people has a short life—political or otherwise. more

Hatred, brutality and murder consume the rotten soul
of Israel’s military

Canadian Arab News (October 14, 2004)
What happened to Iyman Hams on Sunday, Oct. 10, gives further proof that the equation between Israel and Nazi Germany is entirely justified. The 13-year-old girl was on her way to school near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip when she was repeatedly shot. Eyewitnesses who were shaken by this atrocity came forward under the protection of anonymity to tell the story to Israeli television. more

Righteous Jews—Israel’s uncomfortable voices of dissent
Canadian Arab News (May 27, 2004)
During a recent talk on the “new-anti-Semitism— and the nonsense thereof, DePaul University professor Norman Finkelstein told an overflow Vancouver audience a little-known fact about the International Solidarity Movement—about 20 percent of its members are Jewish.… The image of righteous Jews taking a moral and physical stand against tanks and bulldozers is profoundly disquieting to Israel and its North American agents. Unlike Palestinians and internationals, righteous Jews cannot be libeled with the impotent epithet “anti-Semites.” They are a living indictment of the political failure of the zionist state, and of the moral bankruptcy of zionism itself. more

Abu Ghraib and Falluja—a familiar kind of terror
Canadian Arab News (May 13, 2004)
When the allies defeated Nazi Germany in 1945, it did not defeat Nazism—the idea that one people could commit unspeakable acts of cruelty on another people in the name of a political ideology. This hatred found new ground in Israel, where for decades Zionists have been practising collective punishment, humiliation and murder against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. more

No need for another opinion on illegal Wall
Canadian Arab News (February 19, 2004)
Four days from now, the International Court of Justice will begin hearings on the legality of Israel’s Wall, even though the decision should be a foregone conclusion. The comments of South African President Thabo Mbeki on Dec. 5 to Agence France-Presse might well be taken as the Court’s inevitable judgment: “The Wall is there to keep Arab and Jew apart. It has nothing to do with security or protection. It should be identified for what it is, an apartheid wall and it should be dismantled like apartheid had to be.— more

Pox Americana—Year in Review (December 31, 2003)
From Iraq’s phantom “weapons of mass destruction— to the phantom remains of U.S. democracy, 2003 saw the world degenerate further into uncertainty and conflict. The Likud-controlled Pentagon invaded Iraq and put the world on notice that no expense in lives money or honour would be spared in the name of Israel’s self-interest. The United Nations was publicly humiliated as it proved once gain incapable of upholding its own principles in the face of U.S.–zionist obstructionism. more

In Palestine, Peace can be a dangerous addiction
Alberta Arab News (December 11, 2003)
An irrational preoccupation with avoiding armed conflict in the name of peace… actually breeds more conflict. This “peace addiction”— or “appeasement”— amounts to pre-emptive surrender in the face of real or threatened violence. more

Hamas a principled defender of Palestine
Alberta Arab News (June 24, 2003)
For all their differences, Israelis, Palestinians and Americans agree that the Islamic Resistance Movement is an obstacle to a negotiated peace. If this group seems unfamiliar, its name in Arabic is Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya, nicknamed Hamas (“zeal”).Unlike the secular Palestinian Authority, which is trying to negotiate an independent Palestinian state, the religion-based Hamas wants to liberate all of Palestine, not just the Occupied Territories. It considers Palestine to be a waqf (holy inheritance) and the presence of Zionists therein is an affront to Allah (God). more

Israel leads U.S. back to Vietnam—Part II (October 5, 2001)
The Vietnam War wasnít really about Vietnam, and it wasn’t really a war. It was a violent exercise in hubris and self-delusion done in the name of American honour.… Bush is in serious danger of repeating the ego-maniacal folly of Vietnam. The evidence is all around, for those who care to look. more

Israel leads U.S. back to Vietnam—Part I (September 13, 2001)
Two years ago, the psychological heart of the American republic was attacked without warning. The World Trade Centre and some neighbouring buildings were reduced to rubble, and the Pentagon was turned into a tetragon. In a rush to make sense out of what appears to be a senseless act of terrorism, commentors and analysts have drawn allusions to the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor… There are two problems with this comparison. more

Israel: a monument to anti-Semitism (October 5, 2001)
Soon, delegates to the United Nations World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance will assemble in Durban, South Africa, and possibly debate a resolution equating zionism with racism.ÜThat we should have to debate this issue in 2001 is regrettable, for the General Assembly has already decided the matter. I submit that a conference that willfully ignored the worst sustained human rights violation of the last 60 years is irredeemably compromised. By this willful sin of omission it will tacitly condone the very kind racism it purports to abhor. more

Israeli oppression thrives because of the world’s indifference (May 24, 2001)
For those of you who believe that a rational, negotiated solution to the violence in Occupied Palestine is possible, I have news. It ain’t gonna happen. There is no “peace”— to negotiate, and no amount of wishful thinking, pacifist sloganeering, earnest protestations or diplomatic niceties can disguise the cruel absurdity of the “peace process. more

Apartheid by any name is still wrong (May 10, 1998)
With virtual consensus that apartheid is morally repugnant, why did democracies like Canada put on such an embarrassing display of sentiment for Israel’s 50th anniversary? Is there an apartheid double-standard at work? more

Israel can’t hide from its history forever
Vancouver Courier (May 11, 1997)
A country is part fact, part myth. The former is a province of economists, politicians and other practitioners of the mundane; the latter principally belongs to history, and is no less important to a healthy country. For a country to be healthy and united, its leaders must promote a unifying national ethos replete with heroes, traditions and celebrations of its past more