Category Archives: Israel

A disease in Israeli society

Moshe Silman’s self-immolation is a national, not just a personal, tragedy | Ami Kaufman


Watch “Jewish activist to AIPAC: Stop Silencing Dissent!” on YouTube

The Iraq Inquiry:Is anybody listening?

Just found a link to a piece I wrote after visiting The Iraq Inquiry in person last year:

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Tariq Ali applauds an attempt to analyse the Arab-Israeli conflict

The Arabs and the Holocaust by Gilbert Achcar | Book review | Books | The Guardian.

The Israel Lobby is really amped up about this new book!

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy | MIT World.

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy | MIT World

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy | MIT World.

Sky joins BBC in Gaza appeal veto

BBC NEWS | UK | Sky joins BBC in Gaza appeal veto

The Israel Lobby

Tom Waits – Walking Spanish

“Even Jesus wanted just a little more time when he was walking spanish down the hall…”

Walking (someone ) Spanish [Walking Spanish ] Being in the act of doing something you don’t want to do. So, to paraphrase the example Waits himself gave, a guy reaching for his wallet after being told to do so by a mugger would be “walking spanish” as he did so. (This example from the publicity LP release of Rain Dogs, in which Waits talks about the theme of each of the songs in turn.) In the instance of the song itself, then, the guy is on death row and is only walking to the chair because he has to: hence he’s “walking spanish”. (Tom Waits Digest, Seth Nielssen )