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Monday, December 29, 2008

How Come Israelis Can Criticize Israel, But Americans Can't?

There has been scathing criticism of Israel's attack on Gaza in the Israeli press. For example, one of Israel's leading newspapers, Haaretz, has run the following stories about the attacks:

Whether or not you agree with these opinions, the point is that they can be expressed in Israel.

In America, people are lambasted for even raising the issue of whether Israel could possibly do anything wrong.

As Glenn Greenwald writes:

Scathing criticism of Israel's behavior can -- and does -- appear in one of Israel's leading newspapers, but not a paragraph of it could ever be uttered by any American politician, in either party, of any national prominence.


  1. There are two politicians with balls. Dennis Kucinich and
    Ron Paul.

  2. Usually an informative blog, but this article is removed from reality.
    Don't you people ever read Dr. Dennis Cuddy's articles ?

    This is a phony war like the US war in Iraq, it is part of a dialectic to bring order out of chaos, a "new middle east."

    The Israeli government is completely controlled by the Council on Foreign relations, the governor of the bank of Israel, Stanley Fischer, is not Israeli, but is a "carpetbagger" from the IMF and the World Bank.


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