US Trip Bolsters Netanyahu’s Popularity

US Trip Bolsters Netanyahu's Popularity - by Stephen LendmanA previous article called Netanyahu's government Israel's worst ever, accessed through the following link:http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/01/netanyahus-government-israels-worst.htmlAllied with Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu and ultra-Orthodox Shas, extremist partners, their coalition Knesset is hardline, racist and lawless, co-opting weak opposition members to go along most often to get along. As a result,... Continue Reading →

Netanyahu Spurns Peace

Netanyahu Spurns Peace - by Stephen LendmanCalling for Palestinian capitulation, not peace and liberation, Netanyahu delivered a litany of lies, fabrications, misstatements, and half-truths to AIPAC members on May 23, saying:-- "Israel is unjustly accused of not wanting peace with the Palestinians. Nothing could be further from the truth." In fact, he once called the... Continue Reading →

In Saakashvili’s Georgia, the Bloom Is Off the Rose

In Saakashvili's Georgia, the Bloom Is Off the Rose - by Stephen LendmanSince May 21, anti-goverment protests rocked Georgia. Organized by an alliance of opposition parties, they erupted initially in September 2007 for early elections and democratic change, as well as ending corruption and police state terror. More on current protests below.In 2003, Georgia's bloodless... Continue Reading →

Obama Genuflects to AIPAC

Obama Genuflects to AIPAC - by Stephen LendmanEdward Said once called AIPAC "the most powerful and feared lobby in Washington." For years, it's "drawn on a well-organized, well-connected, highly visible, successful, and wealthy Jewish population," subverting potential opposition.As a result, fear and respect "for AIPAC (exists) all over the country, but especially in Washington, where... Continue Reading →

Spanish Voters Reject Austerity

Spanish Voters Reject Austerity - by Stephen LendmanSince mid-May, Spain's M-15 movement began protesting for "Real Democracy Now," drawing large numbers of students, activists, unemployed workers, and other "los indignados" (the outraged ones) on streets throughout the country, defying a ban ahead of May 22 municipal and regional elections.Tens of thousands said "No nos moveran"... Continue Reading →

Extending Key Patriot Act Provisions

Extending Key Patriot Act Provisions - by Stephen LendmanOn October 13, 2001 New York Times writers Robin Toner and Neil Lewis headlined, "A NATION CHALLENGED: CONGRESS; House Passes Terrorism Bill Much Like Senate's, but With 5-Year Limit," saying:The House gave "the government broad new powers for the wiretapping, surveillance and investigation of terrorism suspects. But... Continue Reading →

Alleged Obama – Netanyahu Rift

Alleged Obama - Netanyahu Rift - by Stephen LendmanAfter Obama's May 18 speech called for establishing a Palestinian state within 1967 borders, world headlines suggested a rift with Netanyahu, misinterpreting what he meant. More on that below.On May 17, in fact, New York Times writers Mark Landler and Helene Cooper headlined, "As Uprisings Transform Mideast,... Continue Reading →

Killings, Detentions and Torture in Egypt

Killings, Detentions and Torture in Egypt - by Stephen LendmanOn February 9, London Guardian writer Chris McGreal headlined, "Egypt's army 'involved in detentions and torture,' " saying:Military forces "secretly detained hundreds and possibly thousands of suspected government opponents since mass (anti-Mubarak) protests began, (and) at least some of these detainees have been tortured, according to... Continue Reading →

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