Israel’s Flag Is Not Mine- Dr. Alfred M. Lilienthal: historian, journalist, and lecturer

History of Israel

For Jews as a human everything, For Jews as the Zionist nothing

Lilienthal was born in 1913 in New York City. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Law School. As an American of Jewish faith, he first became interested in the Middle East while in the U.S. military and stationed in Egypt during World War II. He later served with the Department of State and as a consultant to the American delegation at the organizing meeting of the United Nations in San Francisco. In 1949, his article, “Israel’s Flag Is Not Mine,” published in the Reader’s Digest, caused great controversy because of its anti-Zionist position.

Despite condemnation from many influential quarters, Lilienthal has remained in the forefront of the struggle for a balanced U.S. policy not dictated by favoritism toward Israel. He traveled over 25 times to the Middle East for firsthand investigation of events and authored several books including The Zionist Connection that was described by Foreign Affairs journal as “his culminating masterwork.” He continues today, after over a half century of effort, to defend the Palestinian people and to call repeatedly for an independent State of Palestine…

King Hussein (with help from Zia-ul-Haq of the Pakistani army) sent in his Bedouin army on 27 September to clear out the Palestinian bases in Jordan. A massacre of innumerable proportions ensued. Moshe Dayan noted that Hussein “killed more Palestinians in eleven days than Israel could kill in twenty years.” Dayan is right in spirit, but it is hardly the case that anyone can tch the Sharonism in its brutality…

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The self-delusion that plagues both sides in this conflict

Courtesy and Thanks: Daily Dawn
By Robert Fisk
During the second Palestinian “intifada”, I was sitting in the offices of Hizbollah’s Al-Manar television station in Beirut, watching news footage of a militiaman’s funeral in Gaza. The television showed hordes of Hamas and PLO gunmen firing thousands of rounds of ammunition into the air to honour their latest “martyr”; and I noticed, just next to me, a Lebanese Hizbollah member – who had taken part in many attacks against the Israelis in what had been Israel’s occupation zone in southern Lebanon – shaking his head.

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We should condemn the attack on Sindhi daily Awami Awaz

We must condemn the attack on daily Awami Awaz
by Aziz Narejo, TX, USA

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You may have read about SNF’s armed leaders’ attack, threats and harassment of daily Awami Awaz. I think It is an attack on the freedom of media and should not be permissible. I have talked to Dr Jabbar Khattak, editor of daily Awami Awaz and on my behalf have condemned the attack and expressed solidarity with him, with Awami Awaz and with Sindhi media… I think no one – feudal, any political party, group or urban terrorists – should be allowed to dictate and harass media. All of us should support freedom of media.

Mirza Qalech Baig Chair

Forwarded by: Kureshi Mh
Courtesy and Thanks: Daily Dawn, 5.1.2009
AS reported in Dawn (Dec 17) the Board of Governors of the Qalich Baig Chair has decided to display the works of Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig, a literary giant Sindh has ever produced, at the Alama I. I. Kazi campus library of Sindh University.

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