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On Western Style Democracy and Drug Enforcement

On Western Style Democracy and Drug Enforcement

Reporting from Ecuador: Gustavo Dominguez The United States has devoted significant resources to two strategies abroad that have failed to succeed. One is intertwined through most headlines in the international news today, the promotion of Western style democracy.  The second, while different in content, is similar in the imposition of a dominant ideology abroad that has … Continue reading

Fly-In to Syria

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon I’ve been thinking a lot about Syria. What started as an “Arab-Spring” wave of demonstrations in early 2011 has developed into a bloody civil war, with 10,000 civilians dead in over a year of fighting. We keep receiving video footage and eye-witness accounts from Syria portraying widespread atrocities such as … Continue reading

The Holocaust Through Arab Eyes

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon That was the title of a talk I attended last night. The talk was held at “The Museum on The Seam”, located on the road which goes between East and West Jerusalem, formerly the border between Israel and Jordan. The organizer of the event was Smadar Peri, journalist for Yediot Aharonot. … Continue reading

Tal Law and the Army Draft in Israel

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon Politics in Israel has gotten a bit of a stir over a recent High-Court ruling, saying that “Tal Law” was unconstitutional, and should not be extended beyond its predetermined expiration date this August. Tal Law made it possible for religious Yeshiva students to be legally exempt from military service, year after year, provided … Continue reading

Something smells, and it is not the cheese

Reporting from Israel: Ran Bar-Yoshafat A group of people from Europe decided to deal with the biggest problem of the world today. No – not Iran, a country that is trying to get nuclear weapons, kills gay people, not allow women to have any rights and wants to kill everyone who is not exactly like them. … Continue reading

Um-Shmum, Seven Hours To Death

Reporting from Israel: Yovav Kalifon Documentary film by an Israeli director living in Finland “About this film: The film examines the alleged violations of international law carried out by Israel in the Second Lebanon War. Presenting Israel’s previous violations and its attitude towards the UN, Um־Shmum then goes on to deal with the incidents that occurred during … Continue reading

Israel is just trying to fool everyone

Reporting from Israel: Ran Bar-Yoshafat Israel. Israel with its constant goal of defending itself to the international community, justifying its actions, proving its significance to the world, its support of human rights and mainly, pretending that it is not an ‘apartheid’ state, its false pretenses runs so deep that it is reflected in all its actions. … Continue reading