The Price To Be Paid For Standing With Israel

Image of Theodor Herzl, founder of Zionism, with quote from indigenous rights activist Ryan Bellerose

By Dena Leichnitz Israel – there’s a price that comes with allegiance  {Editor’s Note: The featured image is of Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, who did not live long enough to see Israel become a nation. The quote is by Ryan Bellarose.}  I was recently called a White supremacist, a Zionist and fascist all because I stood by Israel.  I took a wealth of classes on Israel while attending UCLA.  Israel was examined from its religious beginnings, its formation as a nation and its literature.  All that didn’t simply make me…

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Communication Breakdown – The Trump Administration’s Policy Messaging Disconnect

the eponymous photo taken at the moment of the historic Hindenburg disaster - the explosion of the Hindenburg dirigible, so well known as the visual representation of the British hard rock supergroup Led Zeppelin

by Richard Cameron Communication Breakdown – it’s always the same… Since Trump’s swearing in as president, he has consistently issued public messages, mostly through social media avenues that contradict those of his cabinet officials and even the men and women  in the White House communications office, whose task it is to disseminate orderly and consonant information to the public through the press, radio and television. This week has been remarkable in that respect. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson reported that he had embarked on a diplomatic initiative involving private talks…

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Linda Sarsour’s Address At CUNY – Why Not, It’s Free Speech, Right? – Maybe Not

by Richard Cameron Palestinian – American political activist, Linda Sarsour, will be addressing the commencement ceremony for the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy on June 1st.  Her scheduled appearance is prompting a firestorm of opposition. Who is Linda Sarsour and what do her critics and supporters think she is? First, what does Ms. Sarsour identify as? Beyond that, can Ms. Sarsour lay claim to the normal arguments that she should be entitled to speak on anti-censorship grounds? Sarsour, 35, a Brooklyn…

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