Why Egypt will never open their border to Gaza

We know that Israel wants to ethnically cleans Gaza. They are openly calling for that (and worse). Their plan is to push them all into the northern Sinai (I guess the irony of pushing a slateless people to wander for years in the Sinai desert as been lost on the government of Israel).

Robert Scheer and Max Blumenthal: A Conversation

I listen to the conversation on truthdig between Robert Scheer and Max Blumenthal and think it is very interesting, as it explains a lot of Max Blumenthal's experiences while grwoing up and living in Washington DC with his parents Sidney and Jaqueline Blumenthal, He was a journalist, an advisor to Bill Clinton and confidant to Hillary Clinton, alos employed to the Clinton Foundation.

The Weekly Watch

Oh Holy MEss, Stuck in the Mud, and Grateful for Gifts

Today, I would like to look at the Middle East Melee and Israel's undue influence on US policy. This week I had two trucks get stuck in the mud on my place and I think it is a good analogy for our situation. Then I want to end on a more upbeat note of recognizing and making use of our gifts. My partner of 40 years was a teacher of the gifted. Our teaching careers both confirmed everyone is gifted. The trick is in recognizing and using those gifts.

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Northern Syrians are not demanding a separate state from Syria

One wonders how many who support, as I do, a Free Palestine, and denounce Israel's occupation of, ethnic cleansing and apartheid of the Palestinian people will in the next breath denounce the Kurdish people's century long battle for justice and equality.

Janna Jihad Ayyad - The struggle for Palestine through the eyes of a child.

I have been following the weekly protests in Nabi Saleh, Palestine for many years now, and that includes Janna since she was very little and started with a cell phone. Same goes for Ahed, Rand, and Marah and their parents, uncles and aunties, cousins and friends.