Tag: Democracy

Israeli Forces Shut Down Palestinian Radio Stations

The Israeli government shut down three Palestinian, Arabic-language outlets this past month alone, leaving more than 30 journalists jobless. “Israeli politicians (and US ones as well) often tout the idea that “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East.” While this is often disputed, stifling dissent by closing down news outlets seems pretty obviously… Read More ›

Problematic Or Patriotic? Two Ways To Talk About Muslims

In March of 2011, Representative Peter King, a Republican from New York and the head of the House Homeland Security Committee, held the first of a series of hearings about the Muslim community in the United States. The first hearing, entitled “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and That Community’s Response,” was… Read More ›

How Gays Are Treated In Israel

Pinkwashing is only limited to roughly 20 sq. kilometres of the only Liberal City in the world that’s Arab free. Also in the only liberal city in the world that’s Arab free, the city that’s built on top of 8 Palestinian villages which were ethnically cleansed in ’48, being LGBTQ-friendly is limited to certain quarters… Read More ›

The Islamophobia Network: Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer is co-founder of Stop Islamization of America, or SIOA, and director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. As a subsidiary of the Freedom Center, Jihad Watch’s primary purpose is to conduct research “regarding the current state of radical jihad theology and ideology.” Spencer’s activities are funded in large part… Read More ›

The Growing Threat of Christian Dominionism

By Gus diZerega – Patheos.com The New Apostolic Reformation is a dominionist group with close ties to many Republican politicians, including presidential candidates. Christian dominionists seeking to impose theocratic rule on others are powerful beyond their numbers, and Pagans should keep a sharp eye on them. Their power comes from two factors:  First, they manipulate… Read More ›

Israeli University Rebukes Professor Hanoch Sheinman – Who Expressed Sympathy Gazan Victims

By Or Kashti – Haaretz ‘The matter will be handled with appropriate seriousness,’ says ‘shocked’ Bar-Ilan University dean after students, parents complain.   Bar Ilan University students, faculty and administrators are up in arms over a law professor’s email to his students that opened with an expression of sympathy for all victims of the Israel-Gaza… Read More ›