Forget the continued construction of illegal settlements, and forget Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and its blockade of Gaza. Forget all of this, for now. But what of the rights and status of Palestinians who live within Israel itself; the “Arab Israelis?” For many Americans, the recent revelation...
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Shedding Imperial Conceit
by Jim Zogby in Washington Watch
I would argue that what Magna Carta and its successors, in fact, created was the veneer of liberalism, tolerance, and rule of law—which, while providing for the rights of a few, masked the horrors of colonial oppression. Donning the mantle of liberalism, Britain justified its imperial conquest and its subjugation of one-fifth of humanity as an enlightened and civilizing venture, the goal of which, they claimed, was to lift up the less civilized preparing them for self-rule. Read more.
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