Censorship, War and the Middle East

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Antony Loewenstein is a great journalist and a great man (and a good mate!).  I’m posting here his latest missive that includes links to his recent articles and interviews.

You’ll find a link to his site and his Twitter feed at the end of the post. Dave

Palestine, peace, war against Iran and resisting violence

Dear all,

The Israel/Palestine conflict seems like an intractable situation with no end. But this is a media construction. Barely a week goes by without yet another report of Israeli crimes against Palestinians (the latest in the UK Guardian details torture against Palestinian children). Journalists endlessly recycle stories about supposed negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

But any kind of viable two-state solution is long dead. Israel knows it (having expanded its occupation on a daily basis). The Palestinians know it. Most in the media know it. So where to next? A democratic state with equal rights for all its citizens. Who could be opposed to that? I’m currently working on a book, After Zionism, alongside American/Palestinian Ahmed Moor (out mid-2012 with British publisher Saqi Books) and it’s all about the one-state solution and how to get there.

In other news:

Essay in Lebanon’s Al Akhbar on the growing fascism of Israel towards Palestinians and minorities.

Review of the Indian edition of my book The Blogging Revolution in a leading Indian newspaper. 

Comment on Al Jazeera’s The Listening Post on Western media coverage when Iranian nuclear scientists are murdered. 

Book review of Tropic of Chaos, startling title about climate change, in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Interview on Radio Adelaide about the limits of free speech (if any) in a democracy and whether Neo-Nazis have the right to be heard (hint: yes).

Discussion on ABCTV News24 on the American/Israeli push for war against Iran, racism in Australia and indigenous rights.

– Australian magazine Crikey hosted a much needed debate about BDS [boycott, divestment and sanctions] against Israel; this is my contribution

Letter to the Australian government in support of Wikileaks and Julian Assange. 

US Jewish newspaper Forward highlights the growing alliance between hardline Zionism and neo-Nazis and includes mention of my recent essay on the Norway massacre by Anders Breivik. 

For a daily dose, see my website, Twitter and Facebook.

Until next time,


Antony Loewenstein
Independent Freelance Journalist and Author Sydney, Australia


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