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Europe funds faulty narratives on Middle East: Gerald Steinberg

In May 2014, Zochrot—a radical Israeli nongovernmental organization (NGO)—was the focus of widespread mainstream media coverage featuring its iNakba mobile application (app), writes Prof. Gerald Steinberg. Articles on the app and Zochrot were published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Haaretz, The Christian Science Monitor, Time Magazine, and several prominent blogs. Most, including The New York Times, promoted ... Read More »

The fog of War; how superpowers forget the lessons of history and do the wrong thing: Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara The GUardian

Documentary about Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, who subsequently became president of the World Bank. The documentary combines an interview with Mr. McNamara discussing some of the tragedies and glories of the 20th Century, archival footage, documents, and an original score by Philip Glass. Written by Richard Latham. (Photo: The Guardian) Read More »

ISIS executes whole families in Syria at gunpoint

Syrian families executed at gunpoint  photo electronicresistance

Seven members of a single family have been executed by militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group in the central Syrian province of Hama. (Photo: ElectronicResistance) The ISIL ”committed a massacre in the Mzeiraa area near the town of Salmiya, killing seven people, including two aged 13 and 15 years old,” Syrian state news ... Read More »