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In addition to the proven IDF lies highlighted in the preceding posts on this blog, the latest blunder comes from the IDF’s clearly doctored “Radio Transmission from Mavi Marmara to Israel Navy”. Thanks to Ali Abunimah for the original post pointing this out. It sounds in the strange, clearly edited recording that the IDF published […]

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Today is the anniversary of the establishment of Israel on May 15th, 1948. It is also the day that Palestinians commemorate as the Nakba (“the catastrophe”). Here are two excellent documentaries on the establishment of Israel and the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem. Spend some time today thinking about the history conveyed in these […]

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It is, in a certain sense, bound to happen. The massacre of unarmed civilians and the institutional cover-up for such behavior are certainties when it comes to modern warfare. This statement applies, of course, to the Sri Lankans as much as the Russians, to the Americans as much as the Israelis. The American military, for […]

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A number of my readers have asked me about the difference between a settlement and an outpost. This distinction is typically made, in the minds of Israelis, as the difference in formal recognition by the government versus the informal establishment of small caravans, often by the most radical fringes of settler society. This distinction, however, […]

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