A. Loewenstein Online Newsletter

Look over here, terrorists are always out to get us


Posted: 10 May 2012


Michael Hastings and Glenn Greenwald discuss how many in the mainstream media fuel the never-ending “war on terror”

How dare our own paper calls Israel apartheid state, says lover of free Zionist lobby trips


Posted: 09 May 2012


You have to laugh. Or you’ll cry.

Has Murdoch’s Australian gone mad? Has it dared speak honestly about Israeli repression in Palestine? The Zionist lobby is outraged. Er, well, Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan – a man who has enjoyed countless free Zionist lobby trips to Israel, all for research purposes, of course – is having none of it today:

Many readers were surprised, as I was, to read a headline in The Weekend Australian: Living under the cloud of Israel’s cruel apartheid. The headline did an injustice to the story, which only used the word apartheid in reporting the comments of one person who was interviewed. The editor of this august journal has confirmed to me that the headline was a mistake, the sort that creeps into newspapers where staff are always battling the pressure of deadlines. The Australian believes, and certainly I personally believe, the word apartheid has no application to Israel, which is a democracy in good standing, which extends basic rights to all its citizens, whatever their race or creed. Too often the misuse of such a word is designed to demonise Israel, wholly unjustly. In this case, it was just a mistake.

Norman Finkelstein on BBC talks Zionist lobby and Israeli self-destruction


Posted: 09 May 2012


Putting aside a clueless BBC interviewer – it’s so clear that she thought she had to continually interrupt Finkelstein to be “balanced” – there’s a good discussion about young Jews turning away from Israel and the Zionist state’s seeming dedication to destroy itself:

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