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Ira Chernus

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Ira Chernus is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of

Monsters To Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin.

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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 15, 2011
Israel's Deadly Tear Gas Made in USA When activists find things marked "Made in USA" lying on the ground they deliver them directly to the U.S. ambassador to Israel. The other night they returned a bunch of empty tear gas canisters, all marked "made in USA," fired by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 30, 2010
"Pro-Israel" Neocons Go Global It's precisely because Israel and its right-wing supporters constantly insist on the unique symbolic value of the "Jewish state," and claim unique privileges for their state, that they've run into the problem that they call delegitimization in the first place. Most of Israel's critics would back off if Israel presented itself and behaved like an ordinary normal nation.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 19, 2010
US Stands, and Lies, With Israel There's a move brewing in Congress, this one aimed at discrediting the flotilla movement by keeping all its participants out of the US because they are "terrorists." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are circulating a bipartisan letter calling on Obama to put the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) on the US "terrorist" list.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Obama Must Ask Netanyahu the Right Questions If Barack Obama ever decides that the Israelis absolutely must end the occupation of the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza, he'll demand and get a settlement. If Obama continues waffling and lets the Israelis maintain the status quo, the conflict will continue, and so will the insecurity it inflicts on both sides.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 15, 2007
The 'Support our Troops' Myths Though the Bush administration can't figure out how to win in Iraq, it is scoring a big victory on the public relations battlefield with its favorite myth: If you cut funding for the war you are not "supporting our troops." If you support the troops you have to keep on paying billions for a failed war. To believe that one, you've got to believe several other myths.

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