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Israeli ethnic cleansing manifesto

By JAMAL KANJ
December 02, 2014

Israeli foreign minister (FM) Avigdor Lieberman and head of Yisrael Beitenu party published on November 28 a new manifesto outlining the party’s outlook for Israel.

The updated platform entitled “Swimming Against the Stream” posted on Lieberman’s Facebook page demanded Israeli Arabs who identify themselves as Palestinians “… to forfeit their Israeli citizenship and move and become citizens of the future Palestinian state."

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Israeli perception and reality

By: JAMAL KANJ
September 29, 2014
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Israeli perception and reality

By: JAMAL KANJ
September 29, 2014
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Blair and the other sucker…

By JAMAL KANJ
November 4, 2015

“I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong,” Tony Blair told Fareed Zakaria during a CNN interview. The TV interview came ahead of the much delayed British Chilcot―expected now by next summer―report investigating Iraq war.

- See more at: http://jamalkanj.com/My-Latest-Spiel--updated-website-Articles-.php#sthash.FDmUtFce.dpuf

Israeli ethnic cleansing manifesto

By JAMAL KANJ
December 02, 2014

Israeli foreign minister (FM) Avigdor Lieberman and head of Yisrael Beitenu party published on November 28 a new manifesto outlining the party’s outlook for Israel.

The updated platform entitled “Swimming Against the Stream” posted on Lieberman’s Facebook page demanded Israeli Arabs who identify themselves as Palestinians “… to forfeit their Israeli citizenship and move and become citizens of the future Palestinian state."

- See more at: http://jamalkanj.com/My-Latest-Spiel--updated-website-Articles-.php#sthash.5Le5ydKg.dpuf

Negotiations to end all peace

By JAMAL KANJ

November 19, 2014
 

Following the historical recognition by the Swedish government, British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on a nonbinding resolution urging their government to recognize the state of Palestine.

Ireland’s Seanad and Spain’s parliament passed similar motions on October 22 and November 18 respectively.

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Negotiations to end all peace

By JAMAL KANJ

November 19, 2014
 

Following the historical recognition by the Swedish government, British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on a nonbinding resolution urging their government to recognize the state of Palestine.

Ireland’s Seanad and Spain’s parliament passed similar motions on October 22 and November 18 respectively.

- See more at: http://jamalkanj.com/My-Latest-Spiel--updated-website-Articles-.php#sthash.fQEfvk1x.dpuf

Negotiations to end all peace

By JAMAL KANJ

November 19, 2014
 

Following the historical recognition by the Swedish government, British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on a nonbinding resolution urging their government to recognize the state of Palestine.

Ireland’s Seanad and Spain’s parliament passed similar motions on October 22 and November 18 respectively.

- See more at: http://jamalkanj.com/My-Latest-Spiel--updated-website-Articles-.php#sthash.fQEfvk1x.dpuf

Israeli perception and reality

By: JAMAL KANJ
September 29, 2014
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Blair and the other sucker…

By JAMAL KANJ
November 4, 2015

“I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong,” Tony Blair told Fareed Zakaria during a CNN interview. The TV interview came ahead of the much delayed British Chilcot―expected now by next summer―report investigating Iraq war.

- See more at: http://jamalkanj.com/My-Latest-Spiel--updated-website-Articles-.php#sthash.FDmUtFce.dpuf

Blair and the other sucker…

By JAMAL KANJ
November 4, 2015

“I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong,” Tony Blair told Fareed Zakaria during a CNN interview. The TV interview came ahead of the much delayed British Chilcot―expected now by next summer―report investigating Iraq war.

- See more at: http://jamalkanj.com/My-Latest-Spiel--updated-website-Articles-.php#sthash.FDmUtFce.dpuf

Israeli perception and reality

By: JAMAL KANJ
September 29, 2014
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Arafat, the leader I knew

By Jamal Kanj
November 8, 2017

Thirteen years ago, I published my first article in a major US newspaper, San Diego Union Tribune. It was unwittingly published on the same day news came out of Paris that Yasser Arafat had passed away. READ MORE...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why I’ll vote for the Jewish candidate in US presidential election?
 
Jamal Kanj
September 25, 2016
 
Let me start with a confession: I didn’t get it right when I speculated
the Republican Party would not nominate Donald Trump for US
president. I argued in an earlier column that if they did, the narcissistic
Trump would most likely run as an independent
candidate. MORE...

 
 
Chilcot verdict: Tony B_liar

Jamal Kanj
July 17, 2016
 
How many words does it take for the British to say a liar? 2.6 million words to be exact.

The Chiclot report had also painted Tony Blair as submissive to George W Bush, and lacked rudimentary judgment when evaluating intelligence
data. READMORE

 
Mohamed Ali: An American tale

JAMAL KANJ

Sunday, June 19 2016

It is fair to assume that most readers today can’t name the current
heavyweight boxing champion. The same people would most likely name
of the champion from fifty years ago. READ MORE

What cost Israel

 

Jamal Kanj
May 15, 2016

http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/87036/What-cost,-Israel

Much had been argued about the creation of Israel and the ensuing 1948 ethnic cleansing of non-Jewish Palestinians. 

Sadly however, most had become a desensitised academic debate. A lifeless abstract portrayal failing to depict what it really meant for one to be a refugee without a country.

On this 68th commemoration of the Nakba (or catastrophe), I wanted to show what it meant to one Palestinian refugee.READMORE

 
Israel’s apartheid character
 
JAMAL KANJ
February 28, 2016
 

http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/69877/Israel%E2%80%99s-apartheid--character

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom created a maelstrom in
Israel by merely demanding a “credible investigation into deaths of
Palestinians in order to clarify and bring about possible accountability.”
 
Israel declared the Swedish official persona non grata for daring to
demand (which no Arab official has done until now) investigations into
the extra-judicial killings of Palestinian children. READMORE
 
 
 
 
Trump: A test of American democracy
 
JAMAL KANJ
Feb 28, 2016

Empirical experience shows that democracy has a fatal flaw when voters flock behind a charismatic demagogue who can skilfully exploit people’s fear, insecurity and anger.
 
By exploiting the same, the democratic experiment has brought 
us in past and present the likes of Hitler, Mussolini, George 
W Bush and Benjamin Netanyahu. READMORE
 
  
The most dangerous Palestinian
 
Jamal Kanj
Feb 14, 2016

http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/66326

In the last week’s column, I wrote on the banned love story from the
Israeli high school reading list. The Israeli education ministry claimed
that young Jewish students might not comprehend “the significance
of miscegenation” for “maintaining the national-ethnic identity of
the [Jewish] people.”
 
Oddly enough, the Israeli argument to maintain the Jewish “ethnic
identity” from dilution finds similar root in long gone or irrelevant
racist movements spanning from Nazi Germany to the Ku Klux Klan
in America. READMORE
 
 
 
Rights of Palestinian Israeli citizens...
 
Jamal Kanj*
January 31, 2016

http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/62994/Rights-of-Palestinian-Israeli-citizens

Palestinian civic organisations inside Israel have declared January 30 the Day of
Solidarity with Palestinian Israeli citizens.
 
Israel was established in 1948 on the ruins of more than 500 native towns and
villages and the forceful displacement of approximately 780,000 Palestinians.
Only 153,000 Palestinians remained under what became Israel. Of which,
approximately 25 per cent became refugees in their own country when their
homes were destroyed and their land was expropriated by the new

 
 
How the deviated “war on terror” made us unsafe?
 
Jamal Kanj
November 22, 2015
 
On a Thursday night, terrorists blew themselves up in the streets
of Beirut. The next day, co-ordinated terrorist attacks in des rues
of Paris. The same perpetrators targeted Muslims and Christians
in the two different capitals. Readmore
 
 
 
Is Erdogan a great leader?
 
By JAMAL KANJ
November 15, 2015
 
It is high time for Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step aside if Turkey to continue
progressing democratically, and flourish economically. Great leaders know
when and where to pass their torch. Readmore

 
Tony Blair and the other sucker…
JAMAL KANJ
November 8, 2015
 
I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong,”
Tony Blair told Fareed Zakaria during a CNN interview. The TV interview
came ahead of the much delayed British Chilcot―expected now by next
summer―report investigating Iraq war. READMORE
 
 
 
 
Israel’s haunted Temple...
 
Jamal Kanj
October 11, 2015
http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/27581/Israel%E2%80%99s-haunted-temple
 
Tension in Jerusalem has escalated to dangerous levels in response to
deliberate Israeli provocation at Haram Al Sharif or the Noble Sanctuary.
This fragile situation was further worsened by new Israeli government
decrees to blow up Palestinian homes and grant its army a free rein to
deal with protesters.
 
Since then, at least eight Palestinians were murdered and hundreds
injured by live ammunition and rubber plated bullets. In the West,
the violence became news headlines only after the killing of two armed
illegal Jewish colonists in the occupied West Bank. Readmore...
 
 

 

 
Sharia concerns are baseless
 

By Jamal Kanj

October 4, 2015

http://gdnonline.com/Details/26509/Sharia-concerns-are-baseless

 
Lagging in the polls, Republican presidential candidate
Donald Trump came from behind ranting Mexican migrants.
Trump exploited a real topical complex issue to mobilise
theWhite Republican base and rode to the top of the ticket
deriding Mexicans.
 
Ben Carson was however more inventive. He created a
fictitious candidate to rally the same delusional crowd.
Carson declared that the Muslim faith could disqualify
a person from being a US president. READ MORE
 
 
 
(Israeli) ethnic cleansing manifesto...
 
Jamal Kanj
December 07, 2014

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=391451

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and head of Yisrael
Beitenu party published on November 28 a new manifesto outlining the
party's outlook for Israel.
 
The updated platform entitled "Swimming Against the Stream"
posted on Lieberman's Facebook page demanded Israeli Arabs
who identify themselves as Palestinians "... to forfeit their Israeli
citizenship and move and become citizens of the future Palestinian
state. READMORE
 

Israel’s new anti-democratic law

Jamal Kanj
November 30, 2014
 
The Israeli cabinet voted by 14-7 majority to define Israel
as an ethnocentric nation-state of the Jewish people, institutionalising Jewish law as the source of legislations.
 
This is the same definition Benjamin Netanyahu had
maintainedfor years that the Palestinian Authority (PA)
must accept before signing a peace agreement. In other
words, Netanyahu was demanding the PA to recognise
the new Basic Law long before his own government
approved it. READMORE
 
 

Negotiations to end all peace

JAMAL KANJ

November 22, 2014
 
Following the historical recognition by the Swedish government,
British legislators voted overwhelmingly on a non-binding resolution
urging their government to recognise the state of Palestine.
 
Ireland's Seanad and Spain's parliament passed similar motions on
October 22 and November 18 respectively.
 
... On the other side of the Channel, the government of David
Cameron has a unique opportunity to heed British legislators and
rectify a small part of Britain's historical sin when its mandate power
transformed Palestine from a nation of over 90 per cent Muslim and
Christian majority into a new transplanted Jewish majority.READMORE

Islamic vs. Jewish state

JAMAL KANJ
October 12, 2014
 
After more than a decade of war and bombardment, the
"defeated" Taliban has expanded into Pakistan while
Al Qaeda sprouted in Iraq, Libya and now in Syria. The
killing of Bin Laden brought us Al Baghdadi, the
self-proclaimed new Muslim Caliph.
 
The powers that helped the Taliban and Al Qaeda to fight
the Soviets, and then used Israeli lies to destroy
Iraq, are unqualified to put an end to IS. READMORE
 

Israeli perception and reality...
 
Jamal Kanj
October 10, 2014

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=387481

 
In my last column, I discussed Benjamin Netanyahu's
proclivity to deceive, cheat and lie. During my research,
however,I came across an article by Israeli journalist Amira
Hass, who had a different take on the issue... READMORE

An Islamic aberration

Jamal Kanj
September 06, 2014
 
Animals: was my instinctual response to photos of Syrian soldiers being
executed by members of the so-called Islamic State (IS). The same gut
feelings two days earlier to the news of the killing of American journalist
James Foley in cold blood.
 
My heart goes to Shirley Sotloff, the mother of journalist Steven Sotloff
who was also executed by the same group. No parent should go through
the anguish of losing a child: whether in the heartland of America or the
slums of Gaza. READ MORE

Blair and the other sucker…

By JAMAL KANJ
November 4, 2015

“I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong,” Tony Blair told Fareed Zakaria during a CNN interview. The TV interview came ahead of the much delayed British Chilcot―expected now by next summer―report investigating Iraq war.

- See more at: http://jamalkanj.com/My-Latest-Spiel--updated-website-Articles-.php#sthash.FDmUtFce.dpuf
 

Deviated “war on terrorism” made us unsafe…

JAMAL KANJ
November 22, 2015
 
 
Israel, a nation of hate
 
JAMAL KANJ
August 30, 2014
 
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=384878
 
Israel was created from the ashes of the Nazi Holocaust. Undeniably,
Jews in Europe were dehumanised, repressed and then gassed in the
millions -an experience Zionists purport to have shaped the psyche of Jews.
 
Yet this horrible experience was wasted as most Jews learned very little
from it. The nation that sprouted out of hatred towards Jews was founded
on the premise of doing wrong to other people. READ MORE

 
 
US Zionist Megaphone: "Missiles Raining on Israel"
 
Jamal Kanj
Friday, August 01, 2014
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Watching US news coverage about Gaza for the past three weeks, I
could imagine how the Nazis manipulated a nation to become complicit in       the gassing and killing of millions of people.
Zionist propagandists have equally neutralised public opinion in a surreal Orwellian world of doublespeak and doublethink.
 
The American media has turned into a Zionist megaphone, rationalising
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Israel's atrocity and the West's ignorance...
 
Jamal Kanj
Monday, July 14, 2014
 
Seeing "free" Western media with headlines like "Rockets raining
over Israel", or describing the success of Israel's Iron Dome defence
system in intercepting missiles from Gaza, you would assume there
was a war between equals - or even that "poor Israel" was under attack.
 
...Responding to a correspondent who questioned the disproportionate
number of civilians killed, including 22 children, CNN anchor Brianna Keilar explained: "Yes, Gaza is just so heavily populated. That's certain
 
 
 
 
 
Zionist lying unchecked
 
By Jamal Kanj
Saturday, July 12, 2014
 
Scene one: Disappearance of three illegal Jewish settlers in Hebron.
Israel closes the West Bank, demolishes homes of supposed kidnappers, nonstop air raids on Gaza, kills two dozen Palestinians and imprisons
more than 600 mostly newly released prisoners.
 
Scene two: The kidnapped 15-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu
Khudiar. Israel takes very measured response: No military raids
searchingfor the non-Jewish victim, no checkpoints or closure of
Jewish only colonies, no home demolishing and certainly no wholesale
arrests. Read MORE
 
 
Not the Iraq I remembered ...
 
Jamal Kanj,
July 05, 2014

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=380508

Listening to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's interview
with NBC Meet the Press last week…. The presumptuous Netanyahu
lectured US president thatwhen your enemies fight, "You work on both
sides - as I say, you try to weaken both."
 
Mind you that one of the sides in this fight was the US-installed Iraqi government. While Netanyahu could argue that Iraqis were his "enemies",
but for him to assume it was America's adversaries, was typical of the
Neo-cons hypothesis when projecting Israel's foes to be the enemies of
the US too.Read More
 
 
 
 
Lebanonization of Iraq
 
In 1992 British born American Zionist Bernard Lewis wrote in the
Foreign Affairs journal "Rethinking the Middle East"calling for the "Lebanonisation" of the Arab world for it was "vulnerable to such
a process."
 
Lewis suggested the weakening of central power in
countries to the point where "there is no real civil society to hold
the polity together, no real sense of common identity."
 
The current Iraqi mini dictator Nuri Al Maliki and the burgeoning Islamists
are direct by-product of the 2003 US invasion. Under the pretence of
"war on terror" the Zion-Cons exploited America's might to break up Iraq
and the Middle East - as Lewis predicted - into "squabbling, feuding,
fighting sects, tribes, regions, and parties,"MORE
 
Which Israel will be greeting Pope Francis?
 
JAMAL KANJ
Sunday May 25, 2014
 

IS it the official diplomatic fanfare and PR machine parading Israel's
religious "tourism,"or the unofficial welcome decorating Palestinian
churches in Jerusalem with slogans like"Jesus is garbage" and "Mary
is a cow"?   More
 
 
 
The king of deception

 

JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, May 15, 2014
 
Outgoing Israeli president Shimon Peres talked in a recent interview
about a peaceagreement he reached with Palestinian president
Mahmoud Abbas in 2011.
 
....Peres interview reveals three important issues regarding the peace
process and the botched role of the so called peace mediators. READ MORE
 
 
Kerry’s “commitment” to a foreign nation
 
JAMAL KANJ,
May 06, 2014
A day after Palestinians reached a national unity government,
Israel announced the suspension of the never ending peace talks. The Israeli position was echoed instantly in 
Washington by one of Israel’s unofficial agents, Congresswoman 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida, calling 
for “immediate suspension of US aid to the Palestinian Authority.Read More...
 
 
The dangerous VIP Palestinian class
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Sunday, April 27, 2014
 
The Palestinian Authority (PA) must stop demeaning its people. One can understand being fooled once or even twice, but being fooled over and again every three to four years for the last 20 years is just going overboard. More...
  

Outlook for the Arab world

 
By JAMAL KANJ,
April 25, 2014

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=375588

Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation -
Gibran Khalil Gibran.
 
UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) recently published a study prepared by close to two dozen writers and intellectuals from the Arab world.
 
The Arab Integration, a 21st Century Development Imperative report addresses audaciously many of the social, economic,political ills of the Arab world. The more
than 300-page report enumerates a litany of futile steps taken in the last 60 years
to "integrate" countries in the region. More...

 

Kosher theft?

JAMAL KANJ
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
 
AT a March 19 UN Security Council discussion, US Ambassador Samantha
Powers was quoted as saying, "A thief can steal property, but that does
not confer the right of ownership on the thief."
 
Listening to her powerful condemnation of the Russian action in the Crimea,
I couldn't help but wonder if that was a conviction or an ex-talented writer's
rhetorical speech.
 
Crimea's population is made up of 70pc Russians, 16pc Ukrainians and 14pc
Tatars. It is a historical fact that Crimea was part of Russia until the defunct
Soviet Union bestowed it to the Ukraine in 1954. Russia did not transplant
new ethnic population; it did not create "Russian only" roads nor built
 "Russian 
only" colonies to benefit one race or ethnic group.
 
Israel did all that. What does Israel have to do with all this, one might
 
 
Intimidation of John Kerry
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=369159

 

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon articulated publicly what Israeli
leaders say privately: Give us your tax money,weapons and your veto
power but "leave us alone."
 
… Receiving the message loud and clear, Kerry cancelled a visit scheduled
this week to the region. Failing to commit the Israelis on a written framework agreement, his aides are already talking about extending the negotiation past
the April deadline.
 
If one thing is very clear from past American diplomacy, the current efforts
will most likely deliver on Israeli demands upfront, while suspending Palestinians' concerns for a later date... READ MORE

 
The Red-Dead seas canal
 
JAMAL KANJ
December 31, 2013
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=367810
 
THE agreement for the two seas Canal connecting the Red and Dead Sea was summed up best by Israeli water minister Silvan Shalam who jubilantly described it following the December 9 signing ceremony at the World Bank headquarters as "a historic agreement that realises ... the dream of (founder
of modern Zionism Theodore) Herzl."
 
The Zionist-envisioned project was repackaged and sponsored by Jordan as a must to save the Dead Sea. Read more

 
 
US: a powerless peace broker
 
JAMAL KANJ
December 26, 2013
security issues dwarfed the final status negotiators while it continued to
build, at an accelerated rate,"Jewish only" colonies undermining the very
peace talks.
 
Palestinians and Israelis have met more than twenty times since July
2013 with little progress.
 
... Today, Israel is requesting to prequalify previous Palestinian
recognition of it, not just as a nation of people, but as an ethnocentric
"Jewish state." Read more...
 
 
 

The daylight between Israel and the West
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Friday, November 22, 2013
 
 
THIS week the 5+1 are back negotiating the easing of economic sanctions
against Iran and new unprecedented rigid inspection regimen including daily
reactor checks to certify compliance.
 
Fearing an accord with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
called French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabiusurging him to delay the signing
giving him an opportunity to leach his US lobbyists to force the US
government to back off. MORE ...


Unattainable peace...
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, June 27, 2013
 
BUT for the chap from Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza who
emerged earlier this week as the winner of the "Arab Idol,"
the news from Palestine is grim.
 
Rejecting the Palestinian state, Danny Danon, the Israel's Deputy
Defence Minister, was quoted in the Times of Israel: "The
international community can say whatever they want, and we can
do whatever we want". Israeli leaders can't be more explicit in their
rejection of a viable Palestinian state, making the talk about settlement "freeze" meaningless and peace unattainable. More...
 


The plucky professor and
the last bigoted democracy
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, June 20, 2013
 
ISRAELI president Shimon Peres is hosting in Jerusalem this week a presidential conference called "Facing Tomorrow". Its theme is the
"human factor and its role in shaping our tomorrow".
 
His event might have gone unnoticed but for a towering international
scientist, who refused to attend the conference. Stephen Hawking, the
world's foremost physicist, took an audacious step when he turned down
the Israeli invitation.
 
By snubbing the Israeli presidential conference, the intrepid quadriplegic prodigy is shaping a "better tomorrow" for all of humanity by exposing the world's last bigoted democracy. More...

 
US Israel: An Irrational relationship
 
By JAMAL KANJ
June 6, 2013

... (US soldiers) march in harm's way to the end of earth and sail the seas, following orders from their leaders. In return, they expect leaders to
uphold the constitution and honour their sacrifices.
 
 However, this was not the case for the 34 American sailors who lost
their lives and the 171 injured when their leaders surrendered
them on an Israeli altar on June 8, 1967.
 
(the irrational relationship) It couldn't be more striking today, when
children of American soldiers serving overseas are warned that
budget cuts might force their schools to take furlough days next year
- while the American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbies to
exempt Israel's $3 billion aid package from budget sequestration… READ MORE
 
Iran: How to rig an election
 
By JAMAL KANJ
May 23, 2013
 
THE election landscape in Iran is becoming increasingly clear.
According to state-run Press TV, a whopping 686 candidates registered
to run in the presidential poll. However, only eight men remain on the
ballot for the firstround on June 14 after candidates were vetted by the Guardian Council…
 
To the chagrin of the West, the final candidates in Iran might quarrel
over many issues, but they all supportIran's right to develop a "peaceful" nuclear programme. Other than the new president forming a new
negotiating team, there will be little change…
 
The irony, which many have forgotten, is that more than five decades
ago some of the 5+1 countries introduced nuclear military technology
to the Middle East. Read more...
 
 
Lebanon: Even coffee is political
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, April 18, 2013
 
LEBANON commemorated the 38th anniversary of its Civil War last week.
In the days leading up to April 13, 1975 the country was virtually divided
across sectarian lines.

Today, Lebanon is not much wiser and no less divided…

Last week I joined a childhood friend at a coffee shop in Beirut. I was
unaware at the time, but even agreeing on a meeting place had its political
nuances. Read more...
 
 
US aid: An opium for Palestinians
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, April 04, 2013

PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas signed a $3.9 billion national
budget for the 2013...

The government of Palestine can't continue to function on handouts
from the EU and US, or taxes collected by Israel - especially when the
US empowers the same occupation that deprives Palestinians of enough resources and minerals to bridge most, if not all, of the budget deficit.
 
…foreign aid money should not become an "opium" with which to preserve
the status quo in Palestine. Read More
 
 
The proxy war destroying Syria
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, March 28, 2013
 
WRITING about Syria is emotionally draining and intellectually
overwhelming. Evident by the level of destruction and killing,
the mutual hatred between President Bashar Al Assad's regime
and the armed opposition surpasses their love of country.
 
More than 70,000 have been killed and, not counting internally
displaced Syrians, there are more than one million refugees in
neighbouring countries.
 
Not to mention the Arab Summit's vain resolutions, four important
local and regional events took place in the past week that offer an
insight into what's in store for Syria and the Middle East at large.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

EU-funded Israeli theft
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, March 07, 2013
 
A LEAKED report commissioned by the European Union (EU) has
concluded that Israeli settlement construction"remains the single
biggest threat" to peace in the Middle East.
 
While it continues to provide formal "preferential treatment" for
other Israeli goods, informally it wants an informed public to decide on purchases violating international trade.
 
By leaving the EU market open for "taxed" settlement products,
Europe is in effect subsidising "the single biggest threat" to peace
in the Middle East.  EU-funded Israeli theft 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Impostors in a foreign land
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, February 21, 2013
 
The Invention of the Jewish People was a book written by Shlomo Sand,
an Israeli professor of history at the University of Tel Aviv. The author
wasn't probing a belief system, but Zionist fabrications of a spurious
common lineage for people of the Jewish faith.
 
Sand argues … the notion of Judaism as a "race", rather than a religion of
various races, is incompatible.
 
The results of a recently published study by Israeli-American geneticist
Dr Eran Israeli Elhaik at John Hopkins University have scientifically and genetically validated Sand's research.
 
Today's genetics prove unequivocally that in 1948, "the children of the
original Jews" were replaced by converts with no roots in the Middle

 
 
 
 
The definition of insanity...
 
JAMAL KANJ
February 14, 2013
 
WESTERN media is obsessed with presenting a positive spin on everything
related to Israel, while trivialising good and accentuating negative news
on Palestine.
 
It's admirably free in many aspects, but when it comes to discussing
Israel the Western media loses its spark. Disingenuous news spin and
Israeli pampering are doing peace a great disservice.
 
Israeli government of Ariel Sharon rejected a road map for peace by
adding 14 conditions. Western media downplayed the provisions,
emphasising only Sharon's pretence at approval.
 
 Now, the same media wants the public to believe that Israel's anti-peace
coalition lost seats in the current Israeli election. The definition of insanity...
 
 
Lobbying blow to US democracy
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, January 10, 2013
 
THE undue influence of single issue interest groups is bankrupting the
essence of American democracy.
 
While patriot Americans are harangued for their less than slavish
submission to the Israeli lobby, citizens with "passionate attachment"
to a foreign country have been able to serve unchecked in US
administrations.
 
It is no secret AIPAC started seeding the State's Bureau of Near
Eastern Affairs and Defence councils since the early 1980s. Replacing
cadre of professional staff, the new advocates turned the Defence
and State Departments into parochial Zionist dens driving America
deeper into the quagmire of Israeli wars. Read more: Lobbying blow to US democracy
 
 
 
 
 
 
Obama and the Jewish lobby
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, January 03, 2013
 
THE Israeli lobby is flexing its muscle against Barack Obama's potential nominee to be the next Secretary of Defence.
 
Hagel was a Republican Senator representing Nebraska from 1996 until
his retirement in 2008. He was one of few senators who crossed party
lines on issues most important to the American people.
 
Ironically, patriot Americans are shoved aside by the Jewish lobby's
"thought police" while individuals with dual Israeli citizenship or
ex-Israeli soldiers or even suspected spies were appointed unchallenged
to the highest offices in US administrations.
 
 
 
 
 
New Israeli Herods and Christians
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, December 20, 2012
 
… the descendants of the Messiah in Palestine are marking another
year of abominable Israeli occupation. Indulged with indifference
to the collective sorrow cloaking the hearts of native Christians in
the holy land, the West turns another leaf, rejoicing the birth of the
Prince of Peace.
 
This Christmas, new Israeli Herods abetted by Western powers
are driving Christians from their land and transforming native
churches into Israeli tourist attractions and grand "archaeological
sites" like the Pyramids, detached from their aboriginal traditions. Read More: New Israeli Herods and Christians
 
 
A supreme Mursi (Egypt) mess
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, December 06, 2012
 
EGYPTIAN democracy is alive and well. That is about the only positive observation on the current pro and counter demonstrations
in major cities across the country.
 
... Egyptians long ago shattered the wall of fear in toppling their last
dictator and are determined never to revert to tyranny…
To preserve the people's achievements, a sustainable democracy
must be inclusive, all citizens should be empowered to influence
change and leaders should be elected on a rotational basis.
 
The protesters are now demanding a reversal of the latest dictatorial
declarations. If not resolved soon, Mursi could face being stripped
of his title through a presidential recall. Read more: A supreme Mursi (Egypt) mess
  
 
 
War and peace incompatible
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, November 22, 2012
 
ISRAEL's wars on Gaza have not ceased since Palestinians exercised
their free, democratic election in 2006. The relentless warfare has
alternated between bloody and muted, but let's clarify some distortions.
 
Contradictory to most Western media reporting, the current escalation
was sparked by Israel's extra judicial assassination of Ahmad Al Jabari,
a Hamas military leader - not by rockets fired from Gaza.
 
… Israelis should not continue to enjoy peace while Palestinians
suffer under occupation. Reconciliation and repression are
 
 
 
 
Israel: guaranteed US election winner
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, November 08, 2012
 
THE results of US elections are eccentric. While re-electing Barack Obama to the White House, voters also chose members of the opposing party as their representatives in Congress. Pundits refer to this as division of powers at its best.
 … 80 per cent of the cash that funds Super PACs "comes from fewer than 200 donors". Statistically, this means that less than 0.0000007 of the US population has the largest impact in shaping the outcome of the American electionIsrael: guaranteed US election winner
 
   
 
 
Israeli threat to US democracy
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, October 25, 2012
 
THE US State Department is circulating a confidential letter urging European Union (EU) members and other "friendly" countries to
help block Palestinian attempts to secure non-member Observer State status at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

Why is the US concerned about this? Read the whole story Israeli threat to US democracy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
US media's cultural bias

By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, October 11, 2012
 
LAST week I referred to Edward Said's scholarly work on Western media 
coverage of Muslim and Arab countries, shaped by discreet 
cultural biases 
or political motives. This fact couldn't be more pertinent than in recent coverage 
of protests against the film deriding 
Prophet Mohammed.
 
… The combination of a formidable Israeli lobby charting US foreign policy in 
the Middle East, juxtaposed with special interest reporters 
manipulating
 America's public opinion, suggest more US involvement in new, 
Israeli-contrived adventures akin to the invasion of Iraq.
 
 
 
 
Romney's blunders
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, September 27, 2012
 
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have been to 
Harvard University, but his recurring gaffes suggest he is not ready 
to be commander-in-chief of the world's biggest superpower.
 
… Parroting his advisers' remarks is Romney's main predicament. He 
lacks ingenuity and, like George W Bush, 
would let his advisers run 
the White 
House.
 
Such traits are not those of a national leader, but of a man who 
poses a dangerous threat to America 
and world peace.
 
 


 
 
The death of justice [Rachel Corrie]
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, September 06, 2012
 
LAST week an Israeli court ruled the state of Israel was not at fault
for the death of US activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed to death
by an Israeli military bulldozer on March 16, 2003.
 
… This is Israel, using its legal system shamelessly to legitimise
military criminal acts.Absolving the army in the killing of Corrie
was just another outward manifestation of a nation infatuated
with protecting the guardians of the professed Zionist ideals, not

 

 
Diplomatic terrorism
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, August 30, 2012

HERE we go again! Evet Lvovich Lieberman, the Moldavian
who became Avigdor Lieberman when in 1978 his religion
uniquely qualified him for instantaneous Israeli citizenship,
is demanding removal of Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas.
 
… Two days later, speaking to Israeli public radio, unrelenting
Lieberman accused Abbas of waging a "diplomatic terror"
campaign.The foreign minister was referring to a Palestinian
initiative to obtain UN recognition of a state on 22 per cent of
historical Palestine.
 
… The absence of Israeli accountability remains the crux of
the peace predicament in the region. read more Diplomatic terrorism
 

New frontier in US fundraising?

By JAMAL KANJ

Thursday, August 09, 2012

 
Mitt Romney has just ended an international tour intended to prop 
his political credentials as a world leader. In the first leg of his trip,
he angered the otherwise temperate Brits by voicing an unwarranted
opinion on London's readiness for the Olympic Games.
 
His second gaffe soon followed during the now common US 
presidential campaign pilgrimage to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem…... 

Following his successful outsourcing career, fundraising in foreign 
capitals could become the new frontier in US presidential campaign financing. Read more: New frontier in US fundraising?

 
 

US veto for sale

By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, August 02, 2012
 
Pre-empting Mitt Romney's campaign visit to Israel, President
Barack Obama last Friday signed the United States-Israel
Enhanced Security Co-operation Act of 2012.
 
… The omnipresence of Israeli lobbyists at the signing of
the "rare bipartisan" bill provided a perfect background
display of the foreign lobby's power in the US.
 
The foreign lobby-sponsored act is making farce of the
veto powers,as the legislative and executive branches
of the world's foremost superpower blatantly barter its
authority at the council in exchange for pro-Israeli
money and votes.  Read More US veto for sale

 

 

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US election: The two death options

JAMAL KANJ
April 08, 2016

http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/79222/The-two-death-options

Donald Trump could change American electoral history
for the better. Before explaining how, let’s first explore
the politics and predicament of the 2016 Republican
primary election. READMORE

 
Defeating Israel
 
Jamal Kanj

March 6, 2016

 

Last week Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq ended a record 94
days hunger strike protesting the so called administrative detention
in Israeli jail.
 
... Israeli jailers continued to monitor his deteriorating health hoping
the “self-torture” pain would eventually force him to end his strike. Driven
by pure devilish schadenfreude, Israeli authorities watched him on closed
circuit TV screaming in agony as his internal organs started to fail. Gravely
ill but not total collapse, the Israeli supreme court rejected Al Qiq’s petition on February 16 to transfer him to a Palestinian hospital. The court sided with the military’s secret evidence that he would represent a threat if he was released from Israeli custody. READMORE
 

Forbidden love tales in Israel …

JAMAL KANJ
February 7, 2016

http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/64658

How can a two-year-old novel become a best seller? Censorship is the short answer. The most important question is, however, why would the “Jewish democracy” censor a love fiction between a Jew and non-Jew? Readmore … 

Readmore

How can a two year old novel become a best seller? censorship is

the short answer. The important question is however, why

could the “Jewish democracy” censors a love fiction between a Jew and non-Jew?

- See more at: http://jamalkanj.com/Published-Articles.php#sthash.r4ZXmw9d.dpuf

Israeli self-inflicted hate…
 
Jamal Kanj*
October 25, 2015
Haftom Zarhum, a 29-year-old Eritrean was lynched by Jewish Israelis simply
because he looked different. After being shot in the legs, a mob circled him like
hyenas over a bleeding prey, (www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwVG5_78G7o) throwing
a bench over his head and chanting the unofficial Zionist’s anthem of hate:
“Death to Arabs”, “Arabs out!” and “Am Israel Hai”. ReadMore
 
 
UK Labour Party revolution
 
JAMAL KANJ
September 20, 2015
 

http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/24255/UK-Labour-Party-revolution

 

The election of veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn to lead the Labour Party in
the UK is a revolutionby all means. In a party grassroots election, the
66-year-old outsider defeated a line-up of traditional Labour candidates. 
 
Corbyn’s victory was a rejection of Tony Blair’swing as much as it was a
swing to the left. READ MORE

 
Burned alive By Israelis

Jamal Kanj
September 12, 2015

http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/23253

Five years ago at a stop during my book signing tour in San
Diego, I met an adorable toddler named Farah... Read More

 
Europe refugees’ threat
 
Jamal Kanj
September 06, 2015
 
Many years ago I read Men in the Sun, a novel by late Palestinian
writer Ghassan Kanafani. He, along with his young niece Lamis, were blown up by Israel in 1972. In the book, Kanafani told the tale of
three desperate Palestinian refugees from Lebanon who hid in an
empty water tanker trying to reach Kuwait where they

A Day of reckoning, 39 years later…
Jamal Kanj
March 29, 2015
 
If you are like me, I am sure you are tired of reading about the results of
the last Israeli election. Or on Benjamin Netanyahu's Hebrew pledge
running up to the election and his flip-flopped English version after winning
the election.
 
I want instead to highlight the native Palestinian Israeli citizens who... Readmore

 
Dilly-dallying must stop...
 
Jamal Kanj
December 27, 2014
On January first, it will be 50 years since the start of the modern
Palestinian revolution; and on the 15th it will be 10 years since
Mahmoud Abbas was first, and last, elected as the President of
the Palestinian Authority (PA).
 
Two years after becoming a non-member UN state, the PA is
circulating a UN Security Council draft resolution to set a time
frame for full Israeli withdrawal and the establishment of an
independent Palestine. READMORE

 
 
“US”: torturers and drone killers
 
Jamal Kanj
December 20, 2014

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=392293

I watched painfully former vice-president Dick Cheney on 'Meet the
Press' programme trying to defend and redefine his role in the
'authorised' CIA torture. Whenever he was asked about a specific
torture case, Cheney always referred back to the 'tortured' Americans
who lost their lives in 9/11. READMORE

 
Whitewashing a murder
 
Jamal Kanj
December 13, 2014
 
Israel had just committed another high profile murder in the West Bank killing 55 years old Ziad Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio in the Palestinian government. According to the BBC he “was among dozens of foreign and Palestinian activists taking part in a protest against land confiscations.” READMORE
 
 
 
 

Netanyahu's Chutzpa
 
JAMAL KANJ
Setember 28, 2014
 
I have followed the megalomaniac performance of Benjamin Netanyahu
since he was Israel's representative at the UN in the mid-1980s. I
watched with keen interest his debates, and must confess I was taken
by his chutzpa. Netanyahu has special abilities to twist facts without
blinking an eye: he can lie with a smile.
 
This is not my subjective opinion. It is a fact attested by almost every
other international political figure he has met over the years. MORE
 
 
 
 
 
New world disorder
 
JAMAL KANJ
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=372824

The Israeli-centric overextended use of US' privileged veto power at the UN
Security Council has become the main obstacle to reaching peace in the
Middle East.
 
… Acting on behalf of Israel, the US has turned the UN Security Council from
a guardian of world peace to a club of hubris kingpins violating international
law and creating a New World Disorder.   More: New Worlds Disorder
 
 
 
 
 
 
'How butcher Sharon massacred my relatives'
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=368663
 
While human rights organisations, along with relatives of murdered
civilians, lament Sharon's escape from justice on earth, morally corrupt
leaders of so-called world democracies are absurdly calling this
same person - who massacred women and children - a "man of peace".
 
In memory of my cousin Saleh and for all those people he massacred
throughout his murderous career, I will forever remember Sharon as
a decorated butcher. MORE ...
 
 
  
 
Hijacking hope...
 
JAMAL KANJ
December 13, 2013
 
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=366751

LONG before the self-righteous Islamists turned genuine street grievances into violent movements, Egypt was the crown of the Arab Spring and Syria was the second best hope to reap the flowers of the spring.

Today, however, hope and optimism have been hijacked by pretentious religious demagogues and tunneled vision ideologues with a pedantic monopoly on God.

It was the demagoguery that changed the tide of change forcing the Syrian people to choose between a ruthless dictator or Al Qaeda inspired bearded doctrinaires. More ...

 

 
 
 
 
Palestinian lost opportunities

By JAMAL KANJ
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
 
  ...  Palestinian leadership has been very successful at condemning Israel and 
investigating its crimes, but chronically fails to take advantage of its diplomatic gains, eviscerating international findings from any value.
 
There is no guarantee that Palestine's application for the World Court would not face strong opposition, but waiting for another nonproductive US/Israeli public relation exercise before joining ICJ is great political blunder.

 

Unlike stealing land for Jewish only homes, joining UN organizations - symbol of international harmony - couldn't be counterproductive to peace negotiations. More
 

 
 



 
Modern day slave trade
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, June 13, 2013
 
The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in the Savar district of
Bangladesh's capital last April, killing more than 1,100 workers,
highlighted the plight of exploited garment labourers in Asia.
 
Labour organisations, trade unions and human rights groups in
the EU and North America should bring the fight home and lobby
unscrupulous retailers not just to sign the safety plan, but take
it a step further and force these sweatshops to abide by
internationally accepted labour standards with an eight-hour
day- putting an end to modern slavery. READ MORE
 
 


Israel's ethnocentric experiment...
The case against a Jewsih state, Part I
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, May 02, 2013

ISRAELI leaders are masters at muddling the international community
with trivial issues while turning the peace negotiations into a temporising process "to end all peace."

Unlike Machiavellian Israeli leaders, the late Knesset member Rabbi Meir Kahane was more candid in articulating the ethnocentric state's vision in
his 1981 book They Must Go. He wrote that in a "Jewish state," Arabs will
suffer from discrimination. In such case they will become alienated and antagonistic; therefore the only sensible solution is to "get rid of them."

"Get rid" of the out-group was an expensive European experiment not
taken seriously until it was too late. Read more
 
 
Counting the cost of war
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, April 11, 2013
 
ON October 10, 2002 I was driving the family during a short vacation
at Yosemite National Park. I scanned the radio for the best AM
reception … trying to follow the US House of Representatives'
debate on authorising force against Iraq.

… Baghdad fell on April 9, less than three weeks after the start of war.

On May 1, President George W Bush gave a premature "mission
accomplished" speech on board the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft
carrier. At about the same time, I participated in an antiwar teach-in
panel at the University of California, in San Diego. Unlike the
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Israeli appetite for US welfare funds
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, March 14, 2013
 
FAILING to agree on ways to reduce the deficit, the US president
was forced earlier this month to enact the Budget Control
Act (BCA) into law. Known as sequestration, it forces across the
board spending cuts by over $85 billion in 2013, increasing to $109bn thereafter reaching $1.5 trillion by 2021.
 
It is certain when considering the impact of budget cuts on taxpayers
neither political party gave much consideration to foreign
beneficiaries.

Not until now at least.

Last week Israeli Ambassador to Washington Michael Oren echoed
AIPAC's objectives and in what sounded like lecturing US
legislators, he warned in the Jerusalem Post: "This is no time to
critical assistance which would only result in greater
 
 

 
Palestine Spring in the making?
 
 By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, February 28, 2013
 
A THIRD Palestinian uprising is simmering slowly, fuelled by the
denigrating policies of Benjamin Netanyahu's government.
 
With the chances for a political resolution steadily diminishing, and
lacking other options, the conditions are ripe for a new
Palestinian Intifada.
 
The international community's gutless stance on the continued
building of "Jewish only" colonies in Palestine - combined with
daily racist humiliations at the hand of illegal settlers, Israeli
checkpoints, torture and extra-judicial detention - means it is only
a matter of time before the Palestinian street takes matters into its
own hands and starts managing relations between occupied
and occupier itself. Palestine Spring in the making 
 

Israel's racist and ethnocentric view
The Case against a Jewish state, part III
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, May 16, 2013
 
After 65 years of the Palestinian Nakba, Zionism is constructing the
basis of another tragic human experiment.
 
Israel is the only nation where religious ethnicity is an automatic
qualifier for citizenship and where the rights ofindigenous people
are denied for "deficient" maternal genetics.
 
In fact, it is the only country in modern history demanding recognition
not as a country,but as a nation of a single creed, for a people of one
PALESTINIANS are this week commemorating the 65th anniversary
of Al Nakba (the disaster).
 
 
 
It's all about appeasing Israel...
The case against a Jewsih state, Part II
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, May 09, 2013
 
US Secretary of State John Kerry has succeeded in tailoring yet another peace initiative to appease Israel. But it took Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu no time to effectively reject the offer, telling Kerry and company it was not occupation - it was all "about a Jewish state".

The danger is that recognising Israel as a Jewish ethnocentric state would pre-empt the right of return for Palestinians expelled from their homes in 1948 and render the rights of native, non-Jewish Palestinian-Israeli citizens second to Ashkenazi converts.

... If ethnocentrism is not good for the US or Europe, it must not be Kosher for Israel. Read More
 
No short cuts in Democracy
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, February 07, 2013
 
EGYPT is an experimental democracy in progress, but when the evolution of this process turns bloody it begs the question:
is it worth it?
 
There are umpteen occasions when Mursi has made poor choices, from his backing down from early promises to reach outside the MB hierarchy to his handling of a vote on the constitution. But should that disqualify him from serving his elected term? I say no.
 
There are no shortcuts in democracy and the ballot box is its best guarantee. To violently force an elected official to step down sets a
dangerous precedent.
 
Tolerating a one-term, despised, elected president is safer than unpredictable anarchy on the streets. There are no short cuts in democracy
 
 
Megalomaniac vs monomaniacs in Syria
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, January 31, 2013
 
SYRIAN President Bashar Al Assad has a penchant for blaming outside conspirators for the troubles in Syria….  
 
He, like other dictators, is far removed from reality in "forbidden"
palaces - surrounded by a culture of professional sycophants….
 
Al Assad is supported by Iran and the self-professed "resistance block",
while the opposition is a collage of incongruous actors ranging from
totalitarian regimes, Western democracies and Al Qaeda-inspired
fighters swarming into Syria from their underground dens.
 
…, the outcome of the conflict will leave the US and Russia, next to the
people of Syria, as the biggest strategic losersRead More: Megalomaniac vs monomaniacs in Syria
 
 
(ISRAELI ELECTION) A vote against common sense
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, January 24, 2013
 
ISRAELIS voted on Tuesday to kill the prospect of peace. Out of 34
factions contesting election, voters chose right wing parties
advocating land annexation and "Jewish-only" settlements.
 
… Protesting against illegal land theft should not be limited to
boycotting negotiations and oral condemnations. In the absence
of a viable, independent Palestinian state, a single-state option
should become part of a new strategy.
 
Israelis want to continue their occupation and have peace. They can't
  
 

2012: hype and realism
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, December 27, 2012
 
The year 2012 was the last in the 21st century to have matching day,
month and year (12-12-12.) It will be another nine decades before
new congruent calendar is possible.

That wasn't, however, the only unique phenomenon ending the year.

Hyped by Nostradamus 500 years ago, the ancient Mayan calendar - long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar - predicted
December 21, 2012 to be the conclusion of year 5125 or the end of
life on earth….
 
Recognising the hype, I thought that would also be a
good segue for this week's column on centuries-old doomsday theories. 2012: hype and realism
 
 
 
 
Unsettling realities...
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, December 13, 2012
 
A DAY after the UN vote to upgrade Palestine's status at the UN, the right-wing Israeli government responded by adding 3,500 illegal
Jewish-only homes in occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
Europe and the US can't continue to claim to promote peace while empowering and shielding Israel at the UN Security Council.
 
The US annual direct and indirect financial aid amounting to more than
$5 billion and European Union special trade tax breaks are enabling
Israel to subsidise the settlement building programme they ostensibly disapprove of. Read more unsettling realities...
 

 
Palestine a new UN member?
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, November 29, 2012
 
TODAY, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas
will formally request the UN General Assembly to vote on
Palestine's application for an observer member state....
 
A year ago, the Israeli proxy US veto at the Security
Council delayed the inevitable course of history for one year.
 
Today, however, the US' fruitless opposition for Palestine's
membership will go down in the annals of history - along
with the ill-treatment of native Americans and slavery - as
one of the most abominable and darkest eras in American
 
 
 
 
US a partner in Israeli war
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, November 15, 2012
 
… why did these United Nations resolutions (242 &338)
become so critical in America's political lexis?
In 1975, he (Kissinger) pledged there would be no negotiation
with the PLO as long as it did not recognise Israel and accepted UN Resolutions 242 and 338.
 
In 1982, I was privy to one instance of backdoor negotiations
when Ronald Reagan's administration and the PLO were on the
verge of establishing formal contacts….
 
Kissinger's vow and AIPAC's irrational supremacy over Congress
and the White House have turned America into an inferior partner
in Israel's maniacal, bloody and political wars. Today, US opposition
to Palestine getting Observer State status at the UN is inseparable
from Israel's continued attempts to drag America to the abyss
 
 
 
Another global disaster derailed
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, November 01, 2012
 
LAST August I predicted that as the US election drew closer, and
as the President's re-election became certain, a credible scenario
would be for Israel to strike Iran - pre-empting Barack Obama's
new term in the White House.
 
… ( the) ex-furniture salesman Netanyahu was blinded by his
condescending view of American democracy - failing to appreciate
the role the US military might play.
 
Refusing to back down, the US military went on the offensive. General Dempsey was quoted… "I don't want to be complicit if they [Israel]
choose to do it."
 
… Unlike the myopic view of elected officials, military leaders
understand the cost of war and the limitation of its own might in
what could be a very costly, protracted conflict. Another global disaster derailed
 
 
 
UN-ilateral politics...
 
JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, October 18, 2012
 
…Negating the president's speech [in 2010], the US successfully
led an Israeli proxy campaign last year to block a Security Council
vote on the application for full UN membership….
 
… Thomas Mooerer, a former chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of
Staff, once summed up this relation stating: "I've never seen a
president stand up to them. They (Israelis) always get what they
want. If the American people understood what a grip those people
have got on our government, they would rise up in arms."
 
Until they "rise up", the US economy is struggling, American
taxpayers are footing Israel's occupation bill, while Israelis are
enjoying a prosperous economy under a de facto status quo. Read more UN-ilateral politics...
 
 
A champion of justice
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, October 04, 2012
 
LAST week was the ninth anniversary of Edward Said's death. He
died in New York following 12-year battle with lymphocytic leukaemia.
… the charge of anti-Semitism has become a psychological weapon
in the hands of Zionists, who use it to numb Israel's opponents and
stifle its critics.
 
Said questioned this dilemma extensively in his 2003 book Culture
and Resistance, pointing out that "there is a great difference between acknowledging Jewish oppression and using that as a cover for the
oppression of another people".
 
…. For Said, "injustice was to be rectified, not rationalised".
 
 
Who gains from anti-Islam film?
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, September 20, 2012
 
… the latest Islamophobic film Innocence of Muslims is part of
a trend designed to deceptively turn the memories of 9/11
into a lasting conflict between Islam and the West, just one facet
in a calculated Zionist crusade to discredit anyone challenging Israel…
 
In the east, Muslims must be circumspect when rejecting hate-
inspired provocations. Violence only plays into the hands of
those attempting to divide followers of religions who share the
same reverence for Jesus and

 

 
21st century robotic wars
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, September 13, 2012
 
ON the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a new
'sanitised war' is reshaping the future of America's military
industrial complex....
 
Like the intercontinental missiles in the sixties, and Star
Wars technology in the 1980s, robotic drone warfare is
reinventing the military industrial complex of the 21st century.
 
The only victor in this longest of US foreign wars is a coalition of
single-issue think tanks, political leaders and business hucksters
driven by mutual interest fostered by a culture of killing, vengeance

 

By Way of Deception
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, August 23, 2012
 
WESTERN and Israeli media are lush with purported leaks on joint
efforts of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defence Minister Ehud Barak trying to enlist reluctant military brass on a plan to attack Iran.
 
All this is hogwash. Israel has no intention to move solo.The leaked information published in the US media is a distraction from an Israeli
plot to drag Washington into a new Middle Eastern quagmire.

 
The Arab Spring derailed...
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, August 16, 2012

 
… What started as a genuine extension of the Arab Spring had
been derailed from civil uprising to full-blown military conflict.
The ruthless killings from both sides are polarising Syrians
across ethnic-religious lines, pushing the country further into
the abyss of destruction.
 
… Widespread civil disobedience exposing the brutal regime
and shifting the centre of power back to the home-based
opposition is Syria's last hope for genuine egalitarian system.
Violence will only replace a thug with another minion dictator;
it will not lead to fruitful democracy.Read more The Arab Spring derailed..

 
Israeli voters in US election...

By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, July 26, 2012

WITH the conclusion of the presidential primaries in the 50 US states,
a new election campaign is shaping itself in the unofficial 51st state, otherwise known as Israel.

A parade of US officials and politicians are lining up to visit Israel this
month, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just completing her
homage.

… It is reprehensible to see both parties pandering to citizens with
sworn loyalty to another nation for votes that could influence the
outcome of a US election, particularly as it is based on issues that
matter only to Israelis and not Americans. Israeli voters in US election...

 

Obama riding on economic cycle

By  JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, July 12, 2012

...Every 10 years or so, the average life of an economic cycle, free market economies experience two extremes: boom and bust. At least since the Great Depression, the US and the world economies have experienced identical lows and highs.

… In layman's terms, the boom turns into bust when the surplus fund is replaced with deficit, putting the national budget into the red.

…I can't figure out if the much anticipated boom and bust cycle is purely an inherent weakness or plain ingenuity in the capitalist system. However, repeating the same alternations fits Albert Einstein's definition of insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Obama riding on economic cycle

 

 
Never-ending negotiations?
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday, June 28, 2012
 
... Two decades later, all succeeding Israeli governments with no exception, from the spurious left to the devious right, committed to the Judaisation roadmap through protracted negotiation, "demographic revolution" and simultaneously proceeding with land appropriation that benefit Jews only.
 
... Palestinian leadership must rethink its strategy and viable options. Doing nothing is not an alternative. Winning over the world's public
opinion brings empathy, not justice. Never-ending negotiations?
 
 
 
 
 
Egypt voting for a change
 
By JAMAL KANJ
Thursday June 14, 2012
 
...last-minute fielding and the Supreme Presidential Electoral 
Commission decision disqualifying Mubarak's vice-president
Omar Suleiman before ultimately sanctioning ex-premier Ahmad Shafik's candidacy, was a masterful, theatrical stunt by the
old guard to ensure their place at the presidential polls.