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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012
Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org
Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com
Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu"
Author of "Keep Hope Alive" and "Memoirs of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory" and "BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker: 2005-2010"
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 31, 2010 Ending the Year with same old prayer: Freedom for Vanunu Gaza and Palestine
One of the very first questions I ever asked Vanunu was if he chose the name John Crossman because of St. John of the Cross, the Spanish mystic poet and Carmelite brother who was an ardent disciple of Theresa of Avilla's reforms.
Vanunu replied, "I haven't read him."
Not many have, and even fewer understand what he was talking about...
(31 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 13, 2010 There's Nothing Christian about Zionism
Christian Zionism is a modern theological and political movement that embraces the most extreme ideological positions of Zionism, thereby becoming detrimental to a just peace within Palestine and Israel. The Christian Zionist program provides a worldview where the Gospel is identified with the ideology of empire, colonialism and militarism-NOT what Jesus was about at all!
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 26, 2010 John Lennon, Dorothy Day and Christmas 2010 in the UK
On the cusp of Christmas 2010, Catholic Workers in London inspired by the words of John Lennon and the practices of Dorothy Day got out of bed and headed to their local shopping mall to shutdown the army recruitment center...
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Justin Bieber thinks he's seen Jerusalem
[Jerusalem, Israel]--After his performance in Tel Aviv last week, Justin Bieber enlisted hordes of security guards to keep fans and photographers away so he could visit religious landmarks in Jerusalem and "walk where Jesus did." .
The Sabeel Way, transforms the traditional Christian tradition of meditating upon the journey that Christ took as he carried his cross to where he was crucified...
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 25, 2009 I hear dead people talking
Physical work is hard. Mental work is harder. Spiritual work is the hardest of all for it is a solitary suffering that requires an endurance that can only be fueled by a burning love for God and God is within All.
"And, in the end, the love you take; is equal to the love you make." -The End by The Beatles
(12 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 10, 2009 THAT DAY, This 9/11, FOX and Bob Dylan
"His voice and lyrics haven't always been easy on the ear, but throughout his career Bob Dylan has never aimed to please. He's disturbed the peace and discomforted the powerful."
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, September 7, 2009 "Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system"-Dorothy Day
The problem is NOT Christianity! The problem is that too few who claim to be Christian, have actually done what Jesus taught and modeled with his NONVIOLENT life.
Lately I have been accused of being "to hard on the church" but my issue with the institutional churches is that too many are more about socializing, NOT much about the social gospel and then there are those that even 'worship' the State.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 17, 2011 Why Rick Perry Gets it very wrong about Israel Palestine
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been to Israel more than any other presidential candidate and he believes he's on a mission from God. In his 11 years in office he also wrested much power away from that states Legislature.
This citizen of conscience for US House of Representatives has been to Israel seven times since 2005, but I spent my time in occupied Palestine, on my mission from God: seek truth and report it!
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, March 9, 2009 The Martyrdom of Mordechai Vanunu
The best understanding of a martyr is one who chooses to suffer, to die rather than renounce their principals. A martyr is also one who has given themselves up as a witness. The essence of Christianity is to bear witness to what Jesus was always on about; forgiveness, love, reconciliation and the intrinsic equality of all people.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 29, 2010 Message to Glenn Beck Christians regarding the Holy Land
On 8/28/10 Glenn Beck announced that "America today begins to turn back to God" at his "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial.
Beck caused me to recall Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" a scalding critique of American Christianity that King addressed to his "Dear Fellow Clergymen".
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 13, 2010 Happy Valentine's Day from a Prophetess of Love
"Soon after I had published the pamphlet "Common Sense" [on Feb. 14, 1776] in America, I saw the exceeding probability that a revolution in the system of government would be followed by a revolution in the system of religion... The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."-Tom Paine
On with The Revolution!
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Dreams and Do You Want to be Healed?
On the afternoon of my very first day in Jerusalem, I told Mother Agapia about my dream and what I had seen at the Pool of Bethsaida.
She shrugged and smiled, then told me about the Jerusalem Interfaith Peace Conference with satellite link to the world that was happening the Sunday after the Thursday I was scheduled to return to the USA. I knew immediately that I needed to attend...
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 7, 2011 Mother's Day Manifesto 2012
"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends. I believe that as soon as people want peace in the world they can have it. The only trouble is they are not aware they can get it."-John Lennon
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Israel's Best Friends are its Worst Enemies
Only if we truly love our friends will we always tell them the truth and call them on their bad behavior; and when religion and politics get in bed together, we the people for JUSTICE and PEACE get screwed.
SHARE Friday, December 24, 2010 Mystical Christmas Eves and why I am 'flaming' Fleming
On Christmas Eve evening of 2007, I picked up my snail mail and opened up a card from Jerusalem. Vanunu made me laugh out loud, for he addressed it to: "Eileen Flaming" not Fleming, which is my actual name.
I picked my Christmas Eve mail up three years to the very hour to when I had first read an article by Jerry Levin about Vanunu's 2004 Christmas Eve arrest for attempting to travel from Jerusalem to Bethlehem...
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 4, 2008 CZ: The Fastest Growing Cult in USA
Jesus taught that the only way to resist evil is with good and he modeled that one must always work for peaceful resolutions, even to the point of returning violence with compassion and forgiveness. Jesus did just that, even after being mocked, whipped and nailed to a cross for he prayed: "Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing."
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Yes We Can; Yes We Must Abolish Nuclear Weapons NOW!
"As the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act. Let us bridge our divisions, build upon our hopes, and accept our responsibility to leave this world more prosperous and more peaceful than we found it. Together we can do it. Words must mean something."-President Obama
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 26, 2009 Why eileen fleming is no longer a Feature Correspondent for The Palestine Telegraph
"Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?"
"But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?"
"And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right."-Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 10, 2011 The NOW and The Olive Branch
The Olive Branch is SACRED to all of Father Abraham's offspring's for Jew, Christian and Muslim share the story of Noah and the DOVE of PEACE who returned with the Olive Branch of PEACE after the flood-and haven't we All had ENOUGH of the flood of blood, hate, racism and Military Occupation?
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Hackers, Worms, and Israel-USA Collusion Versus Gaza-Palestine and Human Rights
While hard working American tax payers face economic hardships, 81 members of Congress neglected listening to their constituents during this summers recess to take a lobbyist-funded trip designed to pressure them into sending even more tax-payer-funded weapons to the Israeli military which will be used to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians.
SHARE Thursday, September 29, 2011 The Slow Hand of Justice and Israel's Wall
[Jerusalem]--After nearly five years since a rubber bullet fired by an Israeli border policeman killed 10 year Abir Aramin, her family was awarded $430,000 by an Israeli court.
Perhaps the most positive aspect of this story is that the state of Israel has admitted responsibility.
(19 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 25, 2009 The Magdalene, Antichrists and 'Christian' Zionism
2,000 years ago, females were not even called as a witness in court, but every July 22, Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Anglicans, and Orthodox Christians celebrate the feast day of Mary Magdalene, who according to the Gospel of John, was the first witness of the Resurrection appearances of Jesus.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 7, 2009 Hillary, Congress Bury Goldstone Report, Shirking Accountability for US Role in Gaza Raids
The Ileana Ros-Lehtinen/AIPAC driven House Resolution 867 boiled down to a call for censorship of the Goldstone Report without "any endorsement or further consideration" from the Obama Administration, rife with inaccuracies and undermines support for the universality of human rights.
It is no surprise that Congress is trying to cover their culpable asses for during the 23 days of Israeli assault on Gaza...
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, February 5, 2010 What a 20th century Christian Anarchist Can Teach US ToDAY!
Anarchy is best understood as Rebellion against UNJUST laws.
Dorothy Day was a 20th century socialist, radical reporter who became a Christian Anarchist and the lone voice to rise up against retaliatory VIOLENCE after Pearl Harbor.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 10, 2011 Ten Years After 9/11: What We Know and Where Do We Go?
"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men." - Woodrow Wilson
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 5, 2010 How and Why I got 'On-board' with The FREEDOM FLOTILLA to Gaza
I am an American without a drop of Arab blood within me and my org has been an endorsing org of the FREEDOM FLOTILLA, since I learned about it at the 27th annual American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's Washington, D.C. Conference on 10 June 2007.
Among the invited speakers who did NOT show or send a representative were Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Republican National Committee.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 10, 2011 The Fierce Urgency of All Thing Nuclear: A Book Review in Light of Current Events
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, who has been held at Guantanamo since 2006, told interrogators that al-Qaeda will detonate a nuclear device if Osama bin Laden were captured or killed, according to classified files released by the WikiLeaks website.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Headline Story of Oct. 5, 1986 and what's happened since
In 1986, "The Sunday Times reports this incredible news that Israel's underground plutonium plant has material for two hundred nuclear warheads of advanced design, but not a word have I read about it or heard from the US media! It makes me wonder about all the iron curtains the media and government have raised as a shield from the truth."
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, April 13, 2009 What happened to Jesus and what's a Christian to do with it?
"You might own guns and you might even own tanks...you might even own banks. But you're gonna have to serve somebody. Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord. But you're gonna have to serve somebody."-Bob Dylan.
"Everyone in the world knows that Jesus and his teachings were non-violent: except Christians."-Gandhi
Jesus' NONVIOLENT responses to evil were never passive!
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 29, 2010 Beyond Theism and On with Evolution: Part One in a Series
"Any god who can be killed ought to be killed."- Clifford Stanley, Episcopal Priest and Professor of Theology
Two thousand years ago, there was lively debate about whom the very first WIDE AWAKE man was and until the Church got in bed with Emperor Constantine, the churches were hot beds of individuality and not the institutions that have become big business today.
SHARE Thursday, August 18, 2011 The Y-12 Thirteen, MADE in USA WMD and Mordechai Vanunu
Come September, The Y-12 thirteen nuclear resisters will be sentenced for their July 5th 2010 nonviolent civil disobedience protest against USA MADE Nuclear Weapons.....Come September, Vanunu's appeals to have his Israeli citizenship revoked and the restrictions denying his right to leave the State of Israel are to be decided by Judges in Israel.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 23, 2007 The American Idol Crap Shoot and Growing Up in America
Only fifteen aspirants had passed the first round of the crap shoot, all were females, except for two young men; one in a Superman costume and the other decked out in a purple pimp suit with a matching broad brimmed hat.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 13, 2010 May Aung San Suu Kyi's Light Shine on Tel Aviv and onto Berlin 12.12.10
Suu Kyi has become an icon for the struggle to rid the Southeast Asian country of decades of military rule. Her freedom has always been a key demand of the Western nations and immediately upon her release she was welcomed by world leaders and human rights organizations. Amnesty International had called her a prisoner of conscience. Amnesty also shines the light on poor human rights records of both regimes and states.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 4, 2006 Anarchist or Prophet?
"There is no price too great to pay for freedom, and nothing will deter us from achieving this goal."
SHARE Thursday, October 9, 2008 My First IRS Audit
It was no surprise to me to receive the IRS Audit regarding my 2006 expenses. I had journeyed three times to Israel Palestine...
SHARE Sunday, November 7, 2010 All Things Nuclear: US, Israel and Iran
"All things must pass, all things must pass away. Sunset doesn't last all evening. A mind can blow those clouds away. Now the darkness only stays the nighttime; in the morning it will fade away. It's not always going to be this grey; all things must pass, all things must pass away."-George Harrison
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 2, 2010 What the Shin Bet and Israeli Court Cannot Gag
On March 27, 2010, the U.S. based, "Global News Service of the Jewish people" the JTA, Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that Anat Kam, a 23 year old journalist has been held under secret house arrest by Israel since last December based on allegations that during her military service she leaked classified documents suggesting the Israeli Forces violated laws dealing with targeted killings.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Could Jon Stewart be Channeling Abbie Hoffman?
Just prior to expiring due to a fatal alcohol and Phenobarbital combo, Abbie Hoffman told his sister he had a plan to solve the Israeli Palestinian conflict. That was 1989.
On January 26, 2009, former President Jimmy Carter will be dialoguing with Jon regarding his latest book, We Can Have Peace in the "Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work"
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 31, 2011 If I Can't Laugh it's NOT my REVOLUTION and the Colbert SuperPAC Nation
As I am deadly serious about reaching Stephen Colbert and also Jon Stewart- for another of my dreams is that Jon would read and discuss my third book, "BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker: 2005-2010" I have been speaking up on Youtube and I also TWEETED this message to Colbert's SuperPAC Nation...
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 24, 2010 Back to Tikkun and on with the Revolution
"Compassionate Caregivers: Medical Cannabis. Two locations, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week."
Jack mused, "Now that my third anti-inflammatory has been pulled, I can't do narcotics in moderation, and I am not ready for joint replacement; I wonder if maybe this is an invitation from You to move out here?"
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Nuclear Weapons and Hypocrites in High Places
The United States and most of the Western world agreed to accept Israel's special nuclear status. In other words, Israel did not join the Non-Proliferation Treaty, but it received special status, and pressure was not exerted on it with regard to this topic. Ambiguity is the Israeli-American policy. Without the West's agreement, there would be no ambiguity.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Why 'THEY" Hate US and back to 9/11
On THAT DAY we call 9/11, THE MEDIA assumed the role of secretaries taking down dictation from Big Brother who manipulated we the people with FEAR of the other.
Corporate controlled media failed US miserably by not asking WHY did a few [and back then it was just a few] people in the world hate US so much that they could target and murder innocent people?
SHARE Thursday, February 4, 2010 Israel is NOT and Never was a Democracy
"The terms "democracy' or "democratic' are totally absent from Israel's Declaration of Independence. This is not an accident. The intention of Zionism was not to bring democracy. It was solely motivated by the creation in Eretz-Isrel of a Jewish state belonging to all the Jewish people and to the Jewish people alone. This is why any Jew of the Diaspora has the right to immigrate..."-Ariel Sharon
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 9, 2010 John Lennon's 70th and the Vanunu Connection
At 9 am on 11th October 2010, Mordechai Vanunu is scheduled to return to the Israeli Supreme Court seeking the rescinding of the draconian restrictions that have deprived him of his inalienable elementary civil and human rights ever since he emerged from 18 years in a windowless tomb sized cell for telling THE TRUTH!
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 16, 2008 Why I am the Left's Response to Coulter and NOT a "Pro-Palestinian Blogger"
Coulter was quoted as saying that Jews should be "perfected" into Christians...and that Christians considered themselves to be perfected Jews. If ONLY Christians would look within their own imperfect hearts, focus on the work needing to be done there and doing what Jesus actually taught; we would all inhabit a very different world...
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 23, 2010 Dirty Laundry and the Mainstream Media
Isidor Feinstein, better known as I. F. Stone or Izzy Stone was an independent radical investigative journalist who noted:
"All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed."
"If God, as some now say, is dead, He no doubt died of trying to find an equitable solution to the Arab-Jewish problem."
(8 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Vanunu Speaks After 78 Days in Solitary
On August 8, 2010, Israel released Mordechai Vanunu from solitary confinement, but his torture continues, for Israel still denies Vanunu the right to leave the state.
SHARE Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Vets With Ptsd And Compassionate Cannabis Laws
Medical research has shown medical marijuana has been very successful in treating PTSD and it's symptoms. Approximately 20% of veterans returning from Iraq/Afghanistan are being diagnosed with PTSD.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 18, 2010 What Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. might say to Bono and US!
King knew that the only hope for real change ""lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit...declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism"The choice is ours, and we must choose in this crucial moment of human history."
This summer Bono is scheduled to perform in Israel and I imagine MLK might say to him and US...
SHARE Thursday, June 25, 2009 SECURITY and Loose Canons
All that remains of the Orwellian "PEACE BE WITH YOU" sign on the Jerusalem side of The Wall that is choking Bethlehem are a few tatters at the top edge of the thirty foot high concrete edifice. The Israeli Minister of Tourism is replacing the image captured on the cover of my second book with bland views of the Old City.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 17, 2009 Wake Up US Government: Go for the GOLD and Walk with the Wind!
The 23 days of Israel's attack on the people of Gaza was fueled by US-supplied weapons paid for with US tax dollars. We the people who pay taxes in the USA provide $30 billion annually to Israel which has consistently misused U.S. weapons in violation of America's Arms Export Control and Foreign Assistance Acts.
Imagine how many American citizens could receive basic health care with that!
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 20, 2011 Response from The White House RE: Mordechai Vanunu Via The New York Times
Both Mr. Edgar Vasques, State Department Media Affairs Officer and Ms. Nicole Thompson, Press Relations Officer for Clinton, have been gracious to me and Ms. Thompson even raised my hopes when she told me "it is not impossible to receive an answer from the Secretary of State."
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 11, 2009 John Lennon's 69th, me and U2
You say you want a revolution? Well, you know we all want to change the world, but when you talk about destruction, don't you know that you can count me out: IN!
This monster's back is Apartheid in the 'Holy' Land, which is in pieces: Bantustans!
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 17, 2010 Deja Vu: Vanunu, Kamm, Blau and the Fragility of Freedom
Twenty-four years after the Mossad kidnapped Mordechai Vanunu from Rome after luring him from London. The prey this time is Uri Blau, an investigative journalist for the Israeli daily Haaretz, who went into hiding after writing a series of reports exposing lawbreaking approved by Israeli army commanders. Blau faces a lengthy jail term for espionage and Israeli security services have warned they would "remove the gloves" an
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 13, 2008 Introducing Sam in Gaza and the Music of Nonviolent Resistance Blowin' outta the Strip
How many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, how many times can a man turn his head pretending he just doesn't see?
Yes, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind...outta the Gaza Strip
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 22, 2010 The Little Town of Bethlehem in Occupied Territory and Music of the Season
Palestinians like Claire are imprisoned on the Israeli side of the wall and the once economically thriving and vibrant main street in Bethlehem is now a ghost town for stores and restaurants have been abandoned.
Rachel's tomb and Claire's tomb are divided by the concrete barrier which is topped by guard towers and patrolled by soldiers in battle gear.
Claire's home is less than 500 yards inside Bethlehem...
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, November 26, 2010 Vanunu and Pollard: Time for Compassion and Common Sense
Jonathan Pollard was born in 1954 in Texas and grew up in an affluent family in Indiana. Until 1998 Israel publicly denied that Pollard was an Israeli spy, although it granted him citizenship in 1995.
Mordechai Vanunu was born in 1954 in Marrakesh, Morocco and grew up in an ethnically cleansed Palestinian village in Israel. Vanunu has been seeking to terminate his Israeli citizenship since 2004 and has applied for asylum
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 4, 2009 The 64th Anniversary of USA Terrorism Enlightened by the Wisdom of Nonviolence
This August 6th and 9th mark the 64th anniversary of the most brutal acts of terrorism upon innocent people; America's atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
"We live in a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants, in a world that has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. We have solved the mystery of the atom and forgotten the lessons of the Sermon on The Mount."-Gen. Omar Nelson Bradley, '48
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 18, 2008 Regarding Senator Biden and "Tasks from God"
Recently Senator Biden spoke with Shalom TV and stated that, "There is this inextricable tie between culture, religion, ethnicity that most people do not understand...You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist, I am a Zionist."
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 23, 2009 To All the Sharp Dressed Soldiers Shipping Out
"As I write, 4,000 newly arrived U.S. Marines are trudging through the blistering heat of Helmand Province to push back the Taliban so local Pashtuns can turn out to vote next month for Karzai, their fellow Pashtun. What's wrong with this new Obama strategy?"-Ann Jones, author of Kabul in Winter
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 14, 2011 Gaddafi's Buying Time: But The Times Have A'Changed
"The rebellions that have been raging in the Middle East are largely a result the new technology that made access to information very easy. It is not only oppression that causes rebellions; it is the knowledge of deprivation and the rights of the people. This combination brings unstoppable rebellions."
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 21, 2010 The First Book Review is Gratefully Received and I am Walking in Memphis!
Her visits to Israel and her meetings with Vanunu and others in her efforts to publicize the story the mainstream media largely ignore - especially in the US - is inspiring...Beyond Nuclear is also an affirmation of the ability of human beings to speak out, their willingness to take enormous risks with their own personal safety and to refuse to be cowed by the might of the State.- MJ Maguire, Author of The Night Traveller
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 31, 2009 Dear Jon and Message to The Media
The News Media should be interviewing Dr. Mustafa Barghouti & Anna Baltzer, Jon's job is to entertain us, but once again, he lead the mainstream media to where many of US already are.
Jon also performed under duress from 'friends' who put him under pressure to censor the highly anticipated appearances of Dr. Barghouti and Baltzer.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Thinking Globally, Working Locally and AGITATING for TIKKUN
This Saturday a 45-minute drive away from me, Tad Daley will be showcasing a film presentation of 'COUNTDOWN TO ZERO' and facilitating a conversation regarding his book, Apocalypse Never, and I will be in the audience to learn and then report what I learn.
To the best of my middle age memory, I met Tad at either the first or second TIKKUN Conference for Spiritual Progressives and what follows is my reflection of TIKKUN
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 2, 2011 The 3rd of this October and Vanunu Mordechai
Unless Israel changes the date again, Mordechai Vanunu will learn the Court's decision on October 3, 2011 if he will be allowed his inalienable right to leave the state and here's hoping what Vanunu said in 2006 will not be a self-fulfilling prophecy......
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 26, 2011 From Wall Street to D.C. and THE Change to Believe In and Work For
On Sept. 17th hundreds of protestors took it to the streets at Bowling Green Park in Manhattan, home of the charging bull in New York's Financial District, to "take the bull by the horns."
On 22 September 2011, US House of Representative Edward J. Markey took the Nuclear Bull by it's horns and wrote......
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 6, 2009 The Vanunu Opera
It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings is a proverb that means do NOT assume the outcome of anything until the finish.
Thirty-three years ago, Mordechai Vanunu began listening to Wagner, a 19th century German composer...
SHARE Monday, November 1, 2010 Iran, Pulling Teeth and Wrestling with the Violence Within
After months of preparation for my 5th of November 2010, trip to Iran with FOR: Fellowship of Reconciliation, I learned this morning I need a 'special' visa to meet with Media and I erupted-lost my temper with one of the coordinators.
Only a few hours prior, I published...
SHARE Monday, October 26, 2009 A little R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Even for War Criminals?
We Americans value highly our freedom of conscience and speech; but political messages always go down better with a little honey.
And what the establishment does not know how to deal with is NONVIOLENCE and a sense of humor.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 7, 2010 The Daily Show, Sarah Palin, Microsoft and back to Mordechai Vanunu
Because I watch The Daily Show, I learned Sarah Palin was on a Jay Leno show. She got a few laughs, but nobody was talking about Palin's connections to the top leaders of "the New Apostolic Reformation/NAR; a religious movement that makes geographic maps of where demons reside.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 8, 2007 Zion's Zealots
"From Moses to Jeremiah and Isaiah, the Prophets taught...that the Jewish claim on the land of Israel was totally contingent on the moral and spiritual life of the Jews who lived there, and that the land would, as the Torah tells us, 'vomit you out' if people did not live according to the highest moral vision of Torah."-Rabbi Lerner
SHARE Friday, November 28, 2008 Dear Security: Secure This!
[Tel Aviv] Last night I left occupied east Jerusalem for the seventeen hour return home trip to my sanctuary in Florida. I am home now and I am whipped!
I wore my NAKBA t-shirt and was greeted with a smile by my first inquisitor at Ben Gurion Airport, who inquired, "May I have your passport? Why did you come to Israel?"
SHARE Tuesday, October 11, 2011 An Apache named Rubin, his Turquoise Turtle and Thanksgivings
"Rubin had straight shoulder length jet black hair and a chiseled body. Her hair was short and shaggy like Meg Ryan's in Top Gun. She had a cute body but always wore cargo pants. I found out later she worked as a prison guard and was 47 going through a major menopause. Rubin was fixing up her handyman special and they had hooked up"."
Marge interjected, "They weren't a couple, they just had sex."
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 16, 2009 This 9/11, The Beatles and Tikkun
“Our deepest choices are between hope and compassion. Hope is not a feeling or a state of mind, but an abiding choice you make because you have faith. Faith is supposed to change things that look impossible to be changed. Cynicism sees the world as it is and gives up trying to change it. Cynicism is a buffer against commitment.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 7, 2011 The "Illegal' Bishop of Jerusalem and the Christian EXODUS from the 'Holy' Land
[Jerusalem] The Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, Reverend Suheil Dawani, has been forbidden to live in Jerusalem because his permit/visa was revoked by Israel's Interior Ministry.
Because the Bishop remains in Jerusalem without the permit, he could be arrested for being in Israel illegally and sentenced to prison, or he might be forcibly removed.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 18, 2010 "In a Nutshell, There is a Deep Schizophrenia in the Holy Land."
"In a nutshell, there is a deep schizophrenia in the Holy Land; what we see, hear and talk. Zionism is the original sin; Zionism is an untouchable icon. You can curse Mohammad, you can curse Mary, but not Zionism."- Professor Albert Aghazarian, July 19, 2007, during Sabeel's 2nd International young Adult Conference: 40 Years in the Wilderness"40 Years of Occupation...
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, November 13, 2009 From Sgt. Pepper's to Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's 'Plan'
On Nov. 8, 2009, Haaretz reported on a "classified, unreleased" portion of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's 'Plan' that offers elements of Netanyahu's call for "economic peace" and adds justice and common sense.
"The reports indicated that Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has reached a secret understanding with the Obama administration over U.S. recognition of an independent Palestinian state."
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 11, 2010 International Petition for Full Freedom for Mordechai Vanunu
All Vanunu has wanted since he emerged from 18 years in a tomb sized windowless cell on April 21, 2004, has been the right to leave Israel and fade into the world, to have a job, a home and family.
An International Petition written by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, and Gerry Grehan, Chair of the Peace People, Northern Ireland is seeking cosigners
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 13, 2009 The Jewish State VS Mordechai Vanunu: A Case of Christian Persecution
On April 10, 2009, Vanunu said: "I was walking here this morning and a car drew slowly up alongside me. There were four men in the car wearing sunglasses. One of them shouted at me...the car followed me...the man call out again in Hebrew. 'You are garbage.'" [Activist Fleming's article catalogs the opressive harassment of Israeli WMD whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu.]
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 24, 2011 The Third Rail and Forcing Obama to earn his Nobel
Today at the United Nations President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas formally requested full United Nations membership and stated, "I don't believe anyone with a shred of conscience can reject our application for full admission in the United Nations" and citizens of conscience can help force President Obama to earn his Nobel Peace Prize...
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 17, 2011 66 Years of USA Nuclear Insanity
his August 6th and 9th mark the 66th anniversaries of the most brutal acts of terrorism upon innocent people; America's atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 26, 2009 Cats and Compassion replies to "They even killed the cats!"
On Inauguration Day President of the Global Americana Institute, Juan Cole wrote: "They even killed the cats!
...Still in shock and awed by the misery that is Gaza and seeing all things connected, as I read the above; I recalled this reflection on Iraq I wrote shortly after the USA bombed Baghdad.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Musical Nailings and Reflections on Tikkuning
"Delight in creation and take your dreams into our politics and institutions. We live in the midst of a suicidal economy, motivated by love of money. We have reached a dead end. What we need to turn it around are hearts in love with life. How do we do it? FIRST we..."
SHARE Wednesday, December 23, 2009 The Twelve Days of Christmas and an Open Letter to The House
Our call is simple"As Jews, people of many faiths and people of conscience, we can no longer stand idly by Israel's collective punishment of the Palestinian people in Gaza.
Our call is three-fold: Break the Silence, Lift the Siege, Pursue Peace
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 28, 2010 2nd Anniversary Reflections of Operation Cast Lead
America is the worlds largest arms supplier to Israel and under a Bush negotiated deal with Israel-which Obama signed onto during Christmas time 2009, we the people who pay taxes in America will also provide another $30 billion in military aid to Israel over the next decade...
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 31, 2010 Lovers and Friends Speak to Israel and US!
"Thomas Friedman is one the world's foremost journalists and a New York Times columnist. Last week, he published an unusually harsh critique of the Israeli government over its policy on the Palestinian issue. Among other things, he likened Israel to a "spoiled child."
Many US Christians ascribe to a theology that uncritically support the Israeli government's policies...
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 7, 2008 My Dog, Your Child and BEWARE of Tick Paralysis this Year
Children aged 1-5 years are most commonly affected and the tick is usually found in the scalp, often behind the ear. Usually an unsteady gait precedes an ascending, symmetrical, flaccid paralysis. Death from respiratory failure can result if the tick is not removed.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 22, 2008 Losing it in Hebron and making friends with the IOF
[November 20, 2008, Hebron] On the afternoon of my first trip to Hebron, on June 21, 2005, I vowed that I would never return, for it was the most painful place I have ever been.
I broke that vow on November 20, 2008.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 18, 2009 Where's the Love+Peace+VOICE of the Artists Against Apartheid?
Lay down your guns
All your daughters of Zion
All your Abraham sons
I don't know if I can make it
I'm not easy on my knees
Here's my heart and GAZA broke it
We need some release, release, release
Love and peace
Love and peace
...I wonder what is Bono and the rest of the Artists Against South African Apartheid thinking about Gaza?
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 2, 2008 Hiroshima, Nagasaki, USA Terrorism and JC: Part 1
"We live in a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants, in a world that has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. We have solved the mystery of the atom and forgotten the lessons of the Sermon on The Mount. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about dying than we know about living."-General Omar Nelson Bradley, Armistice Day, 1948
SHARE Monday, November 3, 2008 IMAGINE a Sisterhood of Man
"We are all Christ and Hitler...Christ made miracles to tell his message. Well, the miracle today is communications, so let's use it."-John Lennon
SHARE Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Letter from USA in spirit with HUMANITY
The FreeGaza21 have already issued many statements and written letters from Israeli Prisons that give voice to the spirit of and for Humanity.
The FreeGaza21 inspired me to re-read "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" a scalding critique of American Christianity that Reverend Martin Luther King addressed to his "Dear Fellow Clergymen" who had abandoned him.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 22, 2011 SECURITY'S Vendetta Against Vanunu Mordechai and This Day in History
This Thursday begins the 8th year after 18 years in prison that Mordechai Vanunu has been under 24/7 surveillance by Israel's version of America's CIA-FBI: Mossad-Shabbak who have had a vendetta against Vanunu ever since he exposed their lax SECURITY in Israel's 7-story underground WMD Facility in 1986.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 3, 2011 Hot, Loud, Angry and Political for Justice
It wasn't just a hot one in O'Town on the last Sunday of February because the thermometer registered 83 degrees in the shade at Lake Eola during the first Arab American Cultural Festival, but because of the heat that emanated from voluptuous belly dancers, award winning Debkeh dancers, singers and passionate hip hop poets who energized the crowd of thousands and...
SHARE Sunday, June 1, 2008 WWDDS? What Would Dorothy Day Say?
Dorothy Day lived a diverse 83 years that culminated in 1980. She spent her youth amongst anarchists and bohemians, in bars and through unhappy love affairs. She ended life with a mile high FBI file and a paper trail that testifies that what she wrote, she believed, she did and lived.
SHARE Sunday, March 25, 2007 Condi's Delicate Condition but Hope is on the Horizon
Rice has stated the U.S.A.'s desire is to "establish that we have now a common approach to moving forward on developing, articulating a political horizon" which can only mean an independent state to offer frustrated Palestinians in this the 40th year of their occupation, Condi has been frustrated at home.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 26, 2007 More Powerful than Bullets and Bombs
Ever since I returned to America I have been haunted by the memories of Palestinian children who only know Israelis through the barrel of a gun or through their bullet proof glass tombs at the hundreds of checkpoints in Palestine. That is, until I received an email from thirty-four year old American Lebanese Christian Ali Elhajj...
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 17, 2009 A Sunday with Vanunu
On June 14, 2009, Mordechai Vanunu, informed this reporter, "They renewed the restrictions to not speak to foreigners until November...I am not writing or announcing the appeal until after it happens. It was scheduled for January, then May 6th and June 18th. Now I am waiting for a new court date."
SHARE Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Sir Paul in Tel Aviv: Plastic Soul Man, Plastic Soul
Sir Paul blew in and out of the Church of The Nativity in the little town of Bethlehem: occupied territory, but did not meet the indigenous people, the poor, oppressed or voiceless.
I IMAGINE Lennon would have walked from Jerusalem and through the Terminal to get there; the way all Palestinians must go. The Terminal puts one in mind of cattle being led to the slaughter.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Bye Bye Bin Laden but Hello Obama!
Khalid Sheikh Mohammad involvement in the terror upon America, "By his own account"stemmed from his violent disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel."
Abdulmutallab's attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day in 2009, was fueled by "his sympathies toward the Palestinians and anger over Israel's actions in Gaza."
SHARE Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Thanksgiving Day: JFK, Tom Paine and Doing Something
"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger...The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will light our country...ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do..."-Pres. JFK
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 22, 2006 The Spirit of the Antichrist
The term "antichrist" only appears five times in the Bible, but a cult not based on sound theology has created an urban legend that seeks Armageddon.
SHARE Tuesday, September 16, 2008 The Next 50 Days
"Repeat after me: I know it's right, I know it's fair, I know in my heart we can change the world with my help. I will spend the next 50 days making my voice heard."-Deidre Hall
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 2, 2008 IMAGINE: One World Without Nuclear Weapons
All we are saying is give peace a chance...All you need is love...Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 4, 2009 Keeping Hope Alive
"The peace of the world begins in Jerusalem"-Rev. Theodore Hessburgh, Jerusalem, June 2005
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 24, 2009 On Claire's 'street with no name' in the little town of Bethlehem, 2009
"Do Americans understand what happens to children when they are buried alive? We need a solution fast so that our children can live like American children! We want human rights! When Hillary Clinton visited Jerusalem and said the wall was not against the Palestinian people, she killed us too! Christians who do not care kill us too!"
SHARE Sunday, February 4, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee's Freedom of Speech Trial
Annually, for the last twenty years Mordechai Vanunu has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
This year, Vanunu has been nominated by Bishop Desmond Tutu, who received the Nobel Prize in 1984, for his courageous and fearless opposition against the South African apartheid system.
SHARE Thursday, June 12, 2008 The Beat from Bil'in and Belfast
"This year the State of Israel celebrates its 60th anniversary. I recognize the right of all people including Jews to a peaceful existence.I also recognize the State of Israel, but reject its domestic and foreign policies some of which are Racist and uphold an apartheid system."
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 17, 2007 Do You Ever Hear Voices?
On June 13, 2007, on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert interviewed the author of Muses, Madmen and Prophets, Daniel B. Smith who spoke about how hearing voices is not always psychotic and could actually be a good thing.
(13 comments) SHARE Monday, July 30, 2007 Telling the Truth at Ben Gurion
Ben Gurion security returned my passport with a round blue sticker and the number 78 on the back cover. The sticker marks one as being with a Palestinian and triggers a more in-depth interrogation inside the terminal.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 4, 2010 Global Engagement for Equal Human Rights and Ken O'Keefe's Speaking Tour
Mavi Marmara survivor, Ken O'Keefe began a two week non-stop speaking tour through Oregon, Washington State and Victoria, Canada, stating, "I see this world as a move-able object and any sane person can see the world needs to be changed and I believe we can do it."
The statehood of Israel was contingent on upholding the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, January 9, 2009 Calls for Creation of Israeli War Crimes Tribunal
The UN must help uphold Human rights and Justice for Palestinian People, by seriously considering establishing an International criminal tribunal for Israel, (ICTI) in order that Israeli Gov., be held accountable for war crimes."-Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 6, 2010 Mother's Day Manifesto 2010
The genesis of Mother's Day in the U.S.A. began when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community and fifteen years later, Julia Ward Howe, a Boston poet, pacifist, suffragist, and author of the lyrics to the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," organized a day encouraging mothers to rally for peace.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 31, 2007 "Preach to Your Own People"
"There's a very clear and powerful connection between how much time you serve in the territories and how F#%@&D in the head you get." -Former Israeli Soldier
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 19, 2011 Vetoes and LEADERS!
Obama's first VETO: And when leaders fail people will LEAD!
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 19, 2008 16 Days in Israel Palestine
Three years ago at this time, I was in the midst of my first of five trips to Israel Palestine.
Everything that follows actually happened, but as I was writing fiction in 2005, my experiences are told through Jack, Terese and Jake.
Everyone else is exactly who they are...
SHARE Thursday, April 26, 2007 The A,B,C's of Home Demolition in Israel
The Arabyia Home/Peace Center is also at the cornerstone of the Anata and the Shufat refugee camp, in the very area where the prophet Jeremiah in the 6th century B.C. critiqued the violent conflicts in the Mid East, which were already old news: "I hear violence and destruction in the city, sickness and wounds are all I see." [Jeremiah 6:7]
SHARE Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Two-time Refugee and a Tent in Occupied East Jerusalem
[Occupied East Jerusalem] Less than a five minute walk from my room at the Ambassador Hotel, Fawziya Khurd and international supporters began living in a tent, because the Israeli police enforced a court order to throw her and her spouse, out of the home they had been living in since 1956.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 12, 2010 The NPT and Prayer
Prayer is also the struggle for human justice. It is the fight to remove killing stereotypes, to hurl back ignorance of prejudice, and to protect the holiness of creation. Prayer is the corporate, political act that serves to equalize opportunity so that privileged and underprivileged might have the same chance.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 29, 2008 The Ongoing NAKBA and Vanunu
"There is great hope for peace in Israel/Palestine, as this is a political problem with a political solution and the Israeli Government and USA, by treating Palestinians on a Fair basis, and with real political will can help solve this historical conflict which has resulted in this inhumane occupation."-Mairead Maguire,Noble Peace Prize Laureate
SHARE Wednesday, March 28, 2007 It's Their Land
This March 30th marks the 31st year Palestinians throughout the world remember Land Day or 'Youm al-Ard' in Arabic. On March 30, 1976, in the Galilee, during a peaceful protest, six unarmed Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army and police, who also injured 96 others and arrested over 300.
SHARE Thursday, January 27, 2011 Don't Be A Sellout Macy Gray
The Palestinian aspiration for a viable independent state is also negated by the Wall, for it isolates villages from their mother cities and divides the West Bank into disconnected cantons: which in Afrikaner is spelled Bantustans and universally understood as ghettos!
SHARE Tuesday, September 14, 2010 The Settlements are a Symptom the Disease is The Occupation
At a Red Sea resort on September 14, 2010, the second round of direct talks between the leaders of Israel and Palestine delved into some core issues, but President Obama's special representative to the Middle East, George J. Mitchell, declined to say whether the two sides made any progress regarding Israel's moratorium on settlement construction, which is due to expire on Sept. 26, 2010.
SHARE Thursday, January 6, 2011 Gaza Youth Manifesto, MLK and Common Sense
In December 2010, a group of young Palestinian cyber-activists crafted the Gaza Youth's Manifesto for Change, which has garnered nearly 8,000 Facebook supporters thus far...
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 27, 2010 The Wall/Fence in Bil'in: 2005-2010
The fifth Bil'in International Conference "on popular resistance to network and strategize in support to end the Israeli occupation and free Palestine" concluded on Friday, April 23rd with five demonstrators arrested and one Israeli activist taking a direct hit into the forehead which fractured his skull after Israeli soldiers shot him with a tear gas projectile.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 21, 2010 The International Community and Mordechai Vanunu's 56th Birthday
We are determined to publish the unbelievable denial of your civil rights to leave Israel, as well as to freedom of movement and speech by the Israeli Supreme Court together with our outspoken demand to enable you to receive the Carl-von-Ossietzky-Medal personally in Berlin on December 12th this year.
Hence have a happy birthday today!
Millions of people all over the world are on your side!
SHARE Monday, August 20, 2007 Vanunu's Other Woman from Florida
Beginning this September, Mordechai Vanunu will be back in court fighting a six month sentence behind bars because he opened his mouth in Israel.
SHARE Thursday, May 20, 2010 In the Beginning and the Now of Nakba
Every May 15th since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, the Palestinian Exodus from the Holy Land, known as Nakba, meaning their "day of the catastrophe" is commemorated as the day the expulsions and flight of Palestinians from their towns and villages began when Israeli troops forced them from their homes and created over 750,000 refugees who are still denied the right to return to their property.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 27, 2008 The Walid Shoebat Show and "America is Beautiful, but she has an ugly side"-Neil Young
Nearly every one of the 2,000 seats at The King Center in Brevard County was filled with fannies attached to American fundamentalists [a fundamentalist is anyone who has quit thinking] who paid $18.00 for a seat and upwards of $1,000.OO to attend the pre-show meet and greet with the 'three stooges' of fundamentalism at the "WAKE UP AMERICA! Confessions of 3 X-Terrorists" show.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 21, 2009 Gilo and Last Straws
This week's announcement of Israel's plan to build 900 more dwellings in Gilo with a price tag of NIS 1.86 million for a 5-room apartment has garnered international criticism as well as from the US.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 2, 2007 Bush and Hillary: "Willing Collaborators"
"Israel is a not a democracy but is an Ethnocracy, meaning a country run and controlled by a national group with some democratic elements but set up with Jews in control and structured to keep them in control...It is apartheid and Bush and Hillary are both willing collaborators."
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 7, 2009 It's All About the Children
Within the last ten days, 120 CODE PINK activists have made their way into Gaza through Egypt and have built three playgrounds, played with hundreds of children. Today, over forty more CODE PINK activists will converge at Erez Checkpoint and it's all about the children.
SHARE Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Prisoners, Refugees, Gandhi's and Free Radicals
The prison swap between Israel and Hamas began on Tuesday with the freeing of Sergeant First Class Gilad Shalit.
Israel is to begin freeing over 1,000 potential Palestinian Gandhi's that have been locked up for resisting the occupation of their homeland.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, June 4, 2007 Apartheid by any other name is still: Apartheid
"Israel will never get true security and safety through oppressing another people. A true peace can ultimately be built only on justice...If peace could come to South Africa, surely it can come to the Holy Land."-Desmond Tutu
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, July 23, 2007 Wake Up Time from the Holocaust Hangover
"There is a time for everything; a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace." Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 7, 8
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 18, 2006 The Problem with USA Churches Is...
"With the Western Christian churches being informed by the fundamentalist Christian Zionist mind set that insist all of Palestine belongs to the Jewish people and views the indigenous Palestinian people as usurpers: they fail us.
"The right of return for refugees raises problems the USA churches want to avoid. What must be looked at is the legitimacy of Israel and its exclusiveness policies."-Alain Epp Weaver
SHARE Saturday, September 13, 2008 Questions for the Christian 'Quartet' Pursuing the White House
President Abbas has presented ideas and demands on the status of Jerusalem, the borders of a Palestinian state, settlements in the West Bank, refugees, security and water resources, but no reply has been received from the Israeli side.
How will an Obama/Biden or McCain/Palin White House deal with a Palestinian partner who is talking and an Israeli partner who is not?
SHARE Saturday, July 29, 2006 A Confrontational Conversation
In a few weeks my first novel, will be in available in print.
KEEP HOPE ALIVE is based on the memoirs of a 1948 Palestinian Muslim refugee who realized the American dream and a career with Top Sectret Clearance in the Defense Industry during the Cold War, became entwined -due to the events of 9/11-with my journey as a child of the '60's who has never been satisfied with easy answers...
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Another Day in Ramallah
"Everything being done to us today is an accumulation of external factors going on for decades...When Bush announced the $191 million assistance, nobody here got excited as this was already money allocated; it was not new money."
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 11, 2007 THAT DAY and This 9/11
Up until THAT DAY we call 9/11, I was your typical self-satisfied, self-centered, uninformed, misinformed comfortable American.
SHARE Monday, August 4, 2008 The New Orleans Blues, The Spirit and All That Jazz
The Eagle Saloon, built in 1875 and known as the 'delivery room' of Jazz, had its roof blown off during The Storm of 2005. The second and third floors were ruined, but the original tin tile ceiJazz Band, featuring Guitar Slim, Jr., a ling and Spanish tiled floors survived and the blues, the spirit and all that jazz re-ignites every Tuesday night lit by...
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 19, 2008 Vanunu nails Iran and democracy
"I am not at all supporting this Ayatollahs regime in Iran. This regime should be ended and replaced by freedom and democracy for all Iran people. The same goes for Israel too, which is only a democracy if you are a Jew."-Vanunu
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 27, 2006 Democracy in Name Only
"The State of Israel will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel: it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion it will guarantee freedom of religion [and] conscience and will be faithful to the Charter of the United Nations." -- The Declaration of the establishment of Israel, May 14, 1948
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 18, 2008 Some of my favorite anarchists are...
Some of my favorite anarchists are being honored by the International League for Human Rights In the spirit of Carl von Ossietzky on December 7, 2008 in the "Haus der Kulturen der Welt" (the House of World Cultures), Berlin.
SHARE Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Gaza: Where the children are forbidden happiness
"The children go to school but they are not cheerful. You can see it in their eyes something is very wrong. When the boys play, they play war games and fight each other pretending to be Hamas or Israelis..They are forbidden happiness..."-Guss in Gaza
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 10, 2006 Friday Ritual in Bilin: Occupied Territory
Billin, West Bank-Largely unreported by the media, thousands of Palestinians and hundreds of Israelis and Internationals have been waging a major grassroots nonviolent campaign of resistance to the construction of Israel's Wall in the Occupied Territories...Anarchy is best understood as Rebellion against UNJUST laws...
SHARE Wednesday, August 16, 2006 The Cult of the Antichrist
Over the past months, the White House has convened a series of off-the-record meetings about its policies in the Middle East with leaders of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), a newly formed political organization that tells its members that supporting Israel's expansionist policies is "a biblical imperative."
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 28, 2007 Report from Gaza on This Week's Violence
Mohammad Omer, international independent reporter and correspondent for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, spoke from Gaza with Arab Talk Radio in San Francisco as events unfolded in the Gaza Strip this week.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 26, 2007 Oprah's Going to Israel, Will She Go To OPT?
Oprah is going to Israel for a solidarity visit. Will she go to the Little Town of Bethlehem: Occupied Territory and bear witness to what the INDIGENOUS people of The Holy Land have suffered after 40 years of OCCUPATION.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 26, 2006 My Sermon on the Mount
He sternly admonished me, "God gave this land to the Jews! The Bible never mentions Palestine, and that is that! God gave this land to the Jews and that is that!"
SHARE Sunday, August 5, 2007 Hiroshima, Nagasaki, 9/11 and Jesus Christ!
2,000 years ago, "the cross...was neither a religious icon nor metaphor for personal anguish or humility. It had only one meaning: that terrible form of capitol punishment reserved by imperial Rome for political dissenters.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 21, 2011 Last Night, Today and Rebuilding the Dream
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all [people] are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights...that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among [people] deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the RIGHT of the people to ALTER or to ABOLISH it."
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 30, 2007 Godspeed on The Evolution Revolution
"These are the times that try men's souls...I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy...The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."-Tom Paine
SHARE Friday, January 6, 2006 From an eye witness in Billin: the other side of the story
Billin, a village near Ramallah where villagers and Internationals have been nonviolently and creatively resisting The Wall, Occupation and the fact that more than half of their land has been illegally annexed by the Israeli government.
SHARE Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Reigniting the NPT
The NPT/Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, was created in 1968, and maintains that nuclear weapons proliferation can only be curtailed if nuclear countries move toward disarmament.
On May 5, 2005, Kennedy-era Defense Secretary Robert McNamara said, "I would characterize current U.S. nuclear weapons policy as immoral, illegal, militarily unnecessary and dreadfully dangerous."
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 17, 2006 Feminists Respond to Pope's Faux Pas
Within theological feminism, a distinction is made between revolutionary and reformist feminists. Revolutionary feminists find the Christian tradition irredeemably patriarchal and oppressive and looks to other traditions or to new theologies.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 14, 2007 "Do you want to be healed?"
"The Peace of the world begins in Jerusalem." -Reverend Theodore Hessburgh, President Emeritus University of
Notre Dame, Jerusalem
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 1, 2007 They Know NOT What They Do
Christofacists are also neo-Christians. Just as neo-cons are NOT true conservatives, Christians that seek empire through violence are NOT true Christians. They also tend to believe God is in the real estate business and may have no clue as to what some members of Congress are doing this Valentines Day.
SHARE Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Children of the 'Holy' Land
Since the beginning of the second Intifada in September 2000, over 4,000 Palestinian children have been arrested..."The methods and photos from Abu Grahib and Guantanamo were no shock to any Palestinian who had been in prison between 1967 and the '80's. All the methods used in Abu Grahib were normal procedures against Palestinians."
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Hearing Voices: Part Two
"If governments do not report the truth, and if the media does not report the truth, then all we can do is follow our consciences. Daniel Ellsberg did, the woman from Enron did, and I did."-Mordechai Vanunu to me, June 2005.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, June 15, 2007 From Gaza with Love and Words Sharper Than a Two-Edged Sword
""Whenever I think of Palestinian children and their lives under occupation, I always think of the Israeli children. As adults, we have a commitment to both sets of children to provide a safe environment for them to live peacefully. It is not the occupation or the wall or the ongoing aggression against my people that will bring safety or security for Israeli children, only peace that is based on justice will do so."
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 29, 2007 How the Most 'Moral' Army in the World Treats the Little Children of Palestine
Dr. Yousef: "Three days ago, I had a critical cardiac patient that required transport to Israeli hospital, as we do not have the facilities or specialists here to treat critical cases. I had to apply for a permit; permission to travel with the child in the ambulance to Jerusalem, but was refused as the Israelis claimed I was a security risk; a threat to the state of Israel."
Dr. Amro: "Yes, a threat with his stethoscope!
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 1, 2007 Birth Pangs of a new Middle East : Heavy Labor is Upon Us
Last week, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was unequivocal in his message to the world, to the region and to Israel , that the Arab world wants peace and justice; and that requires all parties adhere to international law.
SHARE Wednesday, May 9, 2007 The Summer of 2007: People Power Verses the Empire
Olmert and Bush share historically low popularity and a lack of trust from their respective citizens. The good news is, that global nonviolent support is growing and in the summer of 2007, we the people of the world for justice and peace are rising up [intifada] and doing something.
SHARE Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Vanunu: A Man without a Country has a Local and Global Community
13 Minutes with Vanunu on Video taped Jan. 2008, because "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." -Article 19, UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 28, 2007 Memorial Day Manifesto, 2007
"Our purpose here...should be to look to the well-being of the United States, craft a policy which is good for this country. And that policy can only be one which is good for Israel and for the Palestinian people, one which is fair to all, one which puts the United States as a friend and an honest broker of peace to both parties where we can be so accepted..."
SHARE Tuesday, May 29, 2007 The "A" Word
"We'll make a pastrami sandwich of them. We'll insert a strip of Jewish settlement, right across the West Bank, so that in 25 years time, neither the United Nations, nor the United States, nobody, will be able to tear it apart."-Ariel Sharon told Winston Churchill III in 1973.
SHARE Monday, March 5, 2007 'Chatting' With President Ahmadinejad
"The absence of dialogue has made no sense on any count -- strategic, human, historic, political, cultural. It has complicated our relationships with every other country in the region." -- Bruce Laingen, former Iran hostage
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 29, 2009 The Good out of the Misery in Gaza: Love in Action and Global Conscience
Gratitude may be the highest expression of love, but it just may be sacrificial love in action being expressed by the thoughtful, committed activists who have converged in Cairo that could light the fire for real change and be the good to come out from the misery in Gaza.
SHARE Tuesday, July 4, 2006 Tom Paine, Dan Brown and Mohammad Ali
"Soon after I had published the pamphlet Common Sense, [Feb. 14, 1776] in America, I saw the exceeding probability that a revolution in the system of government would be followed by a revolution in the system of religion... The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."-Tom Paine
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 2, 2006 Mystics in the Marketplace
It has been said that evolution is being held up by fundamentalism and the surge of fundamentalism throughout all faith paths sends shivers through cynical atheists and mystics alike.
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Here's to my 5th!
On the third day, God said, "Let the land produce vegetation; seed bearing plants." And it was so. The land produced plants bearing seed...And God saw that it was good.-Genesis 1: 11-13
SHARE Wednesday, May 31, 2006 HR 4681Palestinian "Anti-Terrorism Act" -- Fighting Terrorism By Creating More Desperation
HR 4681 is euphemistically called the "Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act"-but in reality is masterful Orwellian doublespeak, for its only possible fruit, would be to create more terrorists.
HR 4681 imposes draconian economic and diplomatic sanctions against Palestinians just because they exercised their democratic rights and voted for the candidates of their choice.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 11, 2006 From Jerusalem to Gaza
On the second day of Sabeel's 6th International Conference in Jerusalem Sabeel's Founder and Prophet, Rev. Naim Ateek firmly stated, "Israel will not survive unless it does JUSTICE! The situation is deteriorating and we must frustrate Israel's plans and action because they are not built on JUSTICE! All we are asking for is honoring International Law!
SHARE Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Vanunu's 'Secret'
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
SHARE Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Parliament, Mordechai Vanunu, Kuttab, Congress and Goldstone
On October 27, 2009, in the House of Parliament, two UK politicians are on the record discussing Israel's nukes and Mordechai Vanunu.
Last Friday, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduced H.Res.867, calling on the Obama Administration to “oppose unequivocally any endorsement or further consideration” of the Report of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, known as the Goldstone Report.
SHARE Sunday, July 1, 2007 Agitating Comfortable Christians: All You Need is LOVE
One hundred years before Jesus walked the earth as a man, Rabbi Hillel understood that the Hebrew understanding of Hokema; Holy Wisdom; The Feminine Divinity was the same as the Greek understanding of The Logos: The Word.
SHARE Monday, September 25, 2006 The essence of peace is to connect two opposites.
"In order to prove the lack of reason in Islam, the Pope asserts that the prophet Muhammad ordered his followers to spread their religion by the sword. According to the Pope, that is unreasonable, because faith is born of the soul, not of the body. How can the sword influence the soul?"
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 8, 2007 The Power of Nonviolent Persistent People and the Yin and Yang of Anarchy
Anarchy is best understood as Rebellion against UNJUST laws. The Yang [male positive force] of anarchy resists authority and causes disorder and is socially and politically incorrect by the norms of the status quo for it seeks the higher ground of justice.
The Yin or feminine passive force of anarchy births a new order out of the chaos and chaos is creativity in action.
SHARE Saturday, October 6, 2007 Free Radicals
Keren and I have both been questioned regarding our eye witness reports from occupied territory. We both have been accused of being 'used' by Palestinians. Keren remarked, "As if I am not capable of clear and independent thought and assessment! As if what I saw and experienced was not valid or were "merely" aberrations. As if the Israeli soldiers were only "acting" in a play produced by Palestinians!
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 10, 2007 The Censoring of Bishops and Whistle Blowers
"If governments do not report the truth, if media does not report the truth, all we can do is follow our conscience. Daniel Ellsberg did, the woman from Enron did, and I did. The USA needs to wake up and see the truth that Israel is not a democracy unless you are a Jew."
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 31, 2006 Empire vs Liberation
At the beginning of the 21st century, all living beings are threatened with death and destruction. "The powers and principalities of this world" - with a comprehensive destructiveness in the form of the global empire are causing "all of creation to groan"-Romans 8:18-39,
SHARE Monday, June 5, 2006 WHO's on first with we the people
Health care is NOT a commodity. The facts on the ground are that the richest country in the world has 46 million uninsured and many millions more that are underinsured.
SHARE Tuesday, November 21, 2006 We Stand at the Crossroads
Social critic Naomi Wolf thinks it's time for a mass movement that "confronts theocracy" and that has "tremendous potential to take back the country."
SHARE Wednesday, August 29, 2007 What CNN Left Out and Olmert and Abbas Ignore
If it took 3,000 Israeli soldiers to evict two families of the 800 illegal squatters from Hebron, how could it ever be possible to evict 275,000 settlers who now inhabit Palestinian territory?
SHARE Tuesday, May 8, 2007 All We Are Saying is Give Peace a Chance
The Declaration of Independence gives the power to we the people, that when a government becomes destructive of basic human rights it is the duty of the people to "altar or abolish it."
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 22, 2006 My Day in Jerusalem
I was astounded to learn that in Natna, the Jerusalem refugee camp has The Wall butted up to the boy's high school. The 'playground' where 780 adolescents gather is in reality a cement ground about the square footage of a basket ball court.
A refugee tells me, "The world is sleeping; the world is hibernating and is allowing this misery to continue."
SHARE Sunday, January 8, 2006 The Wall and Nonviolent Resistance
On The Wall that tourists see at the checkpoint from Jerusalem into Bethlehem a hundred square foot sign from The Minister of Tourism hangs and it proclaims: "Peace, Peace, Peace."
"'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace."-Jeremiah 6:14
SHARE Monday, October 23, 2006 Hearts and Minds in Ramallah
"We are in desperate need of a viable peace process and need international intervention to control Israel...Unless the world enforces International Law and the Declaration of Human Rights there will be increasing violence and instability." -- Dr. Hanan Ashwari, Secretary General of Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy/MITFAH in Ramallah, March 2006.
SHARE Friday, November 17, 2006 I Predict: 110th Congress Can DO SOMETHING
There can be no remedy, no winning any war on terrorism without going to the root: the history and suffering of both people must be addressed and only with an honest third party seeking justice will there ever be security and peace in the world.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 2, 2006 Whose Land?
"The Palestinians who did not leave in '48 but remained here still have lost their land. They can't get permits to build... I am opposed to the occupation and as an Israeli Jew I want to see justice for all...and I refuse to be enemies with anyone."
SHARE Sunday, October 1, 2006 Education or mind infection?
The human psyche...has two great sicknesses: the urge to carry vendetta across generations and the tendency to fasten group labels on people rather than see them as individuals.
SHARE Thursday, July 19, 2007 There's No Place Like Home
IBDAA is Arabic for "to create something out of nothing" and the people of the Dheisheh refugee camp; a five minute taxi ride from the Church of The Nativity in The Little Town of Bethlehem: Occupied Territory have!
SHARE Thursday, October 12, 2006 Nonviolent Solidarity : Sometimes we win, sometimes we die
"When I come back from Palestine, I probably will have nightmares and constantly feel guilty for not being here, but I can channel that into more work...[the]fact is that I am in the midst of a genocide which I am indirectly supporting, and for which my government is largely responsible."- Rachel Corrie
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 30, 2006 Prophets and Peaceniks
"Israel is a not a theocracy but is an Ethnocracy, meaning a country run and controlled by a national group with some democratic elements but set up with Jews in control and structured to keep them in control."-Jeff Halper, Founder and Coordinator of ICAHD/Israeli Committee on House Demolitions www.icahd.org and a Noble Peace Prize Nominee for 2006.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 11, 2006 They Thirst for water and justice
Olmerts realignment plan will bring about an Israeli withdrawal from some parts of the West Bank while it strengthens Israeli settlements in other parts of the West Bank.
SHARE Thursday, August 30, 2007 Sentinels, Hurricane Kat and Iraq
Homeland Security should protect the homeland, but the War in Iraq costs American taxpayers two million a day on top of the $135 Billion the 'war on terror' began with.
SHARE Saturday, January 14, 2006 Jewish Road Warriors and Big Brother
Before the Chicago mob with badges clobbered the heads of the children of the 60s, Abbie stood at a microphone and quoted Christ:
"I send you out like little lambs into a wolves den. Remain as harmless as doves and cunning as snakes."
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 21, 2006 A Blessing in Disguise?
Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran recommends that the U.S. encourage Israel to mothball its Dimona nuclear reactor and agree to international monitoring."
SHARE Tuesday, November 14, 2006 Holy Bridges vs Apartheid Walls
"Anyone who talks security for Israel should understand about the Green Line and The Wall in Aboud has been built 6 kilometers from it. If Israeli's want security they should stay on their land and off of ours. It's all about justice and injustice is all we receive."-Father Aridah in the West Bank
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 11, 2007 Dear President Bush and Congress
Dear President Bush,
I was grateful you admitted you made mistakes as we all know you had unintelligent intelligence and have been poorly guided.
SHARE Wednesday, June 7, 2006 Church, State and the Philosophy of Christ
What Christ was on about was confronting the empire with words and NOT a sword. He didn't give a flip about most of what USA Christians go on and on about in the 21st century. Imagine a world when everyone who claimed that they are a Christian actually did what the Master taught.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 4, 2006 Gutting Net Neutrality can happen next week
Next week, House members will be voting on a law governing our nation's communications policy...
CALL CONGRESS: 202-224-3121
Tell your Rep. to Vote NO on the COPE telecom law if it doesn't protect Net Neutrality.