Friday, August 3, 2007

More news.

Jonathon Cook's latest article for Counterpunch does a great job skewering Zionist efforts at entreating Iranian Jews to leave their country. Israel has even gone so far as to promise $60,000 to each Jewish family who leaves Iran for Israel. Iranian Jews' response? "“The identity of Iranian Jews is not tradeable for any amount of money." Once again, Zionists have recapitulated their foundational idea that Jews who live outside of Israel are little more than, in David Ben-Gurion's words, "human dust."
Jonathon Cook: Israel's Jewish Problem

Matthew Duss' recent article on Moqtada al-Sadr is helpful in establishing the traditions of Shi'a activism drawn on by al-Sadr, but in deflating Western claims regarding his alleged Iranian servitude, misses the rather obvious polemical point that those who relentless demonize al-Sadr seem to have no problem with either The Iraqi Islamic Supreme Council (formerly SCIRI) or al-Dawa, both ruling Shi'a parties who have far closer ties to Iran than al-Sadr.
Matthew Duss: Misunderstanding Muqtada al-Sadr