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History and Betrayal:   UNSCOP and Palestine, 1947

History and Betrayal: UNSCOP and Palestine, 1947

By William Polk The British Foreign Secretary told Parliament on February 18, 1947 that “there is no prospect of resolving this conflict by any settlement negotiated between the parties.” Further, he said,…

The Military Diminishment of Judaism

The Military Diminishment of Judaism

By Shalom Goldman In our time, Judaism, in all of its magnificent complexity and subtlety, has been reduced to supporting “team Israel” — whatever its policies or methods. Yes, American Jews, according…

ISIS Panic  (Colbert Report)

ISIS Panic (Colbert Report)

Colbert Report: “ISIS Panic” The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive ——-

Chechens Now Fighting On Both Sides In Ukraine

Chechens Now Fighting On Both Sides In Ukraine

By Liz Fuller via RFE/ RL Eighteen years after the signing of the Khasavyurt Accord that ended the 1994-96 Chechen war, a veteran Chechen field commander has issued a timely reminder that…

ISIS:  How to Defeat a Phony “Caliphate”

ISIS: How to Defeat a Phony “Caliphate”

By John Esposito via Huffington Post Containing and ultimately defeating ISIS will require both short and long-term response. ISIS expansion has been made possible by political conditions in Syria and Iraq, ethnic-religious/sectarian…

Mansplaining Women’s Pay Gap  (John Oliver satire)

Mansplaining Women’s Pay Gap (John Oliver satire)

John Oliver explores America’s wage gap between men and women and proposes a possible solution. Note: Solution proposed is 100% sarcastic. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Wage Gap between Women…