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Category Archives: Israel

Why Saudi Oil was Attacked

You want to know who is responsible for the drone strikes that blasted the world’s largest oil distribution facility and temporarily knocked out half of Saudi Arabia’s production. Let’s follow the trail. China, Russia, the United States, and Europeans allies bargained arduously with Iran and in 2015 the nations signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Iran, Iraq, Nuclear Weapons, Oil, Yemen

Land of Netanyahu

I don’t care if I lose the election. It doesn’t matter if my traitorous enemies frame me for corruption. I care only for Israel. I could have retired years ago. I’m running again only because I’ve been prime minister ten straight glorious years during which Israel has grown and gotten stronger in order to survive […]

Also posted in Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Palestine

Trump Twists Netanyahu

In their private communications rooms in Washington, D.C. and Jerusalem, Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu stand before movie screens and gaze at each other before breaking into smiles. “Great to see you, Mr. President. I just wish I could shake your hand.” “We’ll soon be shaking hands again, Bibi, but right now I have a […]

Also posted in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Ilhan Omar, Middle East, Palestine, Rashida Tlaib

Trump Addresses White America

Look at all you fine Americans in the arena tonight and in television land and my online universe. You know I’m no dummy and was aware three of the four congresswomen I tomahawked in tweets the other day were born in the United States. The worst of them, Ilhan Omar of Somalia, really should go […]

Also posted in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Donald Trump, Ilhan Omar, Palestine, Racism, Rashida Tlaib, Somalia

Trump Heights

“Congratulations, President Trump,” says Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, speaking into a hotline. “We’ve just erected a large sign celebrating Trump Heights where the bloodthirsty Syrians claimed ownership of the Golan Heights until you said it belongs to my country. Thank you so much.” “You’re quite welcome, Bibi. Thank God for you as well […]

Also posted in Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Iran, Iraq, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia, Syria

Badass John Bolton

I must tell you that we are in great danger because the Iranians are planning to attack American personnel in the Middle East. This I know because I’m very shrewd analyzing intelligence, and that’s how I knew Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was preparing to start World War III. Every day I […]

Also posted in Dick Cheney, Donald Trump, George Thomas Clark, Iran, Iraq, John Bolton, Nuremberg, Saddam Hussein, Vienna, Yemen

David Duke at the Movies

Based on an online preview, I’m very concerned how Spike Lee’s portraying other me in his new movie BlacKkKlansman and, as a lifelong activist, I’m going to speak out. At the New York premiere I put on a tux and long, curly wig, so anti-whites won’t recognize me and bar the door, and ease into […]

Also posted in David Duke, Jews, Ku Klux Klan, Movies, Murder, Racism, Spike Lee

Ayatollah Khomeini Debates the Shah of Iran

I’m writing this commentary in French, the most sublime language, from my Parisian penthouse where I’ve been ruminating for almost forty years. I assure you I remain a most formidable leader and lover, and am primed to educate you about what is happening to Iran. Don’t you wish I, instead of radical and incompetent theocrats, […]

Also posted in Ayatollah Khomeini, Donald Trump, George Thomas Clark, Iran, Iraq, Jose Abeto Zaide, King Donald, Mike Pompeo, Nuclear Weapons, Syria

John Bolton Advises Trump

(This conversation was recorded by trusted contacts in the National Security Agency) “I alone have made this historical decision,” said Donald Trump. “Please remember, Mr. President, we do need excuses.” He moves behind his desk in the Oval Office and plants himself. “What excuses could we use?” “The same ones I recommended in the National […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Iran, John Bolton, Nuclear Weapons, Russia, Syria

Bibi’s New Home

In my beautiful brown fortress on Balfour Street, cleverly named after the Balfour Declaration, in our eternal capital of Jerusalem, I’m dreaming about ever-expanding settlements when awakened by shouts and thundering footsteps that crush my bedroom door and leave my imperial bed surrounded by armed men speaking Arabic. “Guards, kill them at once,” I order. […]

Also posted in Balfour Declaration, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jerusalem, Palestine

Jerusalem 2117

Who was that American president, the minor figure who blabbed a lot? Donald Trump, that’s right. He acknowledged seventy years of reality and proclaimed Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and promised the United States would therefore move its embassy there, from Tel Aviv, as soon as his architects and engineers could build and secure a […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Jerusalem, Palestine

One State or Two

I knew I was going to be a hell of a president but, frankly, I underestimated myself. I’ve got a great feel for diplomacy and international relations. Did you see me at the news conference last week with Prime Minister Abe after the North Koreans had test fired another ballistic missile? I coolly let the […]

Also posted in Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Palestine, Syria

Bibi the Builder

For thousands of years the Jewish people have had a biblical right to Judea and Samaria, and since our grand defensive victory during the Six Day War in 1967 we’ve wielded not merely the moral but the political and military right to protect the rest of Israel by administering this land still inhabited by radicals […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Palestine, United Nations

Battle of Brooklyn

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Bernie Sanders, Boxing, Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton, ISIS, Middle East, New York, New York City, Palestine, Syria

Super Trump Tuesday

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Bernie Sanders, Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Immigration, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, New York Times, Palestine, Ted Cruz

Hill of Shame

you ask why with blankets and refreshments we like tourists go to parash hill overlooking gaza and i confess i need angry orange flames and plumes of smoke black white and gray and to see buildings collapse and afterward study crimson photos of corpses wrapped white in sheets like those covering my children when they […]

Also posted in Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, Poetry - GTC

Dining with Bill Clinton

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, Campaign 2016, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Iraq, ISIS, New York City, Palestine, Syria

Netanyahu Campaigns in America

Thank you very much, and thank all the Americans who have so generously amended their constitution to permit me, a man not native to this great country but who in many ways is inherently American, to try to achieve my greatest dream and become your president. I deserve your votes, and in fact am now […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Campaign 2016, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine

House Hunter in Palestine

Our home is not a house but a shack offering two small old rooms without air conditioning and no heat but a plug-in device that little warms us on cold Palestinian nights. My ancient pickup truck barely runs over unpaved roads in and around our crowded village, and I can’t use the excellent highways Israelis […]

Also posted in Apartheid, Middle East, Palestine, Racism

Rubio Vows to Destroy Iran Deal

This story is from the rousing campaign book “King Donald”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2016, Iran, Marco Rubio, Middle East, Non-Proliferation Treaty, Nuclear Weapons

Saddam Confronts Netanyahu

After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s most recent sermon to the Congress of the United States, he marched into his palatial D.C. hotel suite where Saddam Hussein romped with several robust young women. The political titans excused their guests and bodyguards, and this conversation, preserved by a Mossad recording device, followed: Benjamin Netanyahu – What the […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Iraq, Nuclear Weapons, Saddam Hussein, Vietnam

Home Sweet Home

Business is great, and I’m hiring more workers this week. We’ll soon be building fifteen hundred new housing units in the West Bank. The Palestinians are outraged but we don’t care. They can’t stop us and we can’t stop ourselves. Every time they scratch themselves or, more worrisome, exercise democratic rights, we pick up our […]

Also posted in Apartheid, Middle East, Palestine

Netanyahu Assails Rouhani

All Iranian leaders are wolves. Ahmadinejad dressed like wolf so was less dangerous than new President Hassan Rouhani who’s disguised as sheep so can pull wool over international eyes. He wants you to forget decade ago he masterminded hiding nuclear weapons program. He didn’t fool Israel. No one fools us. And we pray he won’t […]

Also posted in Benjamin Netanyahu, Hassan Rouhani, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons

New Iranian President

I am Hassan Rouhani, new president of Iran and most reasonable and educated man. I speak Persian, Arabic, and English well, received law degree in Scotland, and have served Iran in many high military, diplomatic, and political offices. No one has more relevant experience. I understand people and universal need for expression and think you […]

Also posted in Hassan Rouhani, Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Short Pieces - GTC

The Next President

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Economics, Iran, Middle East, Mitt Romney, Nuclear Weapons

Romney’s Preparations for Republican Convention Speech

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in 60 Minutes, Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Economics, Homosexuals, Mitt Romney, Politics, Republicans, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Netanyahu Silent about Chief of Staff

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Poetry - GTC

Israel Explains Settlements

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Middle East, Palestine, Poetry - GTC

Gunter Grass’ Poem for Israel

Criticize Gunter Grass not for being anti-Semitic, which he isn’t, but for choosing the wrong medium to present “What Must Be Said” about the dangers and inequities of Israeli foreign policy. In the second stanza Grass is poetic rather than precise in stating Israel plans “a strike to snuff out the Iranian people.” The descendents […]

Also posted in Germany, Gunter Grass, Holocaust, Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Submarines, Writers

Netanyahu Prays for Iran

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Poetry - GTC

Muslim Analyst on Iran and the Nuclear Nation

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in China, England, France, India, Iran, Korea, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Pakistan, Terrorism

Israeli Defends Settlements

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Middle East, Palestine, Poetry - GTC

Awaiting First Lady of Syria

wife bashar al-assad often denounces israel when will she denounce husband

Also posted in Asma al-Assad, Bashar al-Assad, Hafez al-Assad, Middle East, Poetry - GTC, Syria

Saddam Comforts Americans

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in Bashar al-Assad, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Middle East, Nouri al-Maliki, Saddam Hussein, Syria

West Bank Water

1. Jordan River river jordan flowing wide diverted west to sea south to desert leaving bed of roasted shit 2. Olive Trees occupied olive trees not already dead need a drink so do i and a shower and clean clothes i can’t have but am encouraged settlers grow much green grass 3. Giving don’t claim […]

Also posted in Jordan, Middle East, Palestine, Poetry - GTC, Water

One Nation

palestine and israel declare yourselves one nation and rejoice

Also posted in Middle East, Palestine, Poetry - GTC

Israel in New Middle East

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Eastern Europe, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Lebanon, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, Palestine

Muammar Gaddafi on Fire

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Al Qaeda, Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, Terrorism

Hosni Mubarak Vows to Protect Egypt

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Anwar Sadat, Ayatollah Khomeini, Barack Obama, Egypt, Hillary Clinton, Hosni Mubarak, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Palestine, Saddam Hussein, Tunisia

Brain Surgery for Amadinejad

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in George W. Bush, Holocaust, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Saddam Hussein

Siege of Masada

I’m one of the least zealous of Jewish Zealots who’ve killed many Romans for attacking and forcing us out of Jerusalem and eventually onto this scorched rock plateau called Masada, leering down at the Dead Sea, in the Judean desert. I keep thinking I’m here about a century too late. Why can’t I be King […]

Also posted in Jews, Masada, Roman Empire

Obama, Netanyahu, and Abbas to Meet

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Mahmoud Abbas, Middle East, Palestine

Geopolitics at the Tomb of the Virgin Mary

Visitors to the Tomb of the Virgin Mary, near Jerusalem, are doubtless humbled and excited by the opportunity to establish a physical connection, however mystical, to her son, Jesus Christ. According to the Sacred Tradition of Eastern Christianity, Mary died naturally and three days after being lain to rest was resurrected body and soul into […]

Also posted in Jesus Christ, Jews, Middle East, Palestine, Religion

My So-Called Enemy

You’re invited. Tune in to “My So-Called Enemy” in the summer of 2002 at a retreat in gentrified New Jersey where for ten days teenage girls from Israel and Palestine are gathered to discuss their lives, seek common ground, and learn conflict resolution skills. The latter two goals are challenging. It’s the second year of […]

Also posted in Ariel Sharon, Bay Area, Documentaries, Jewish Film Festival, Jews, Middle East, Movies, Palestine, Women's Rights, Yasser Arafat

Budrus 2099

I’m tired of my parents telling me how lucky I am to live in a country with the highest per capita income in the world. I’m bored with reminders that life is infinitely easier for me than it was for my great grandparents. Too often I must endure the same stories about how they risked […]

Also posted in Bay Area, Documentaries, Jewish Film Festival, Jews, Middle East, Movies, Palestine, Women's Rights

Joseph Goebbels Watches A Film Unfinished

May 1942 is an extraordinary time. In the East, ideally situated after our invasion last year devoured thousands of square miles of the Soviet Union and enabled us to kill and capture several million enemy soldiers, we are resuming offensives and will soon surely have the Russian colossus on its knees. In North Africa General […]

Also posted in Bay Area, Documentaries, Douglas MacArthur, Germany, Holocaust, Jewish Film Festival, Jews, Joseph Goebbels, Movies, Poland, San Francisco, Warsaw, World War II

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Warns You

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Ali Khamenei, Barack Obama, Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons

The Mandate: Israel and Palestine Form One State

Really, I don’t like interceding.  I would’ve preferred to continue my anonymous visits to this biblical land but, after decades of Israelis slaughtering as many as they dared and Palestinians wishing they could’ve killed more, I must no longer remain divinely detached.  I naturally favor neither side; I embrace both.  That many consider my embrace […]

Also posted in Gaza, Middle East, Palestine

President Ahmadinejad Calls Obama

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Hamas, Holocaust, Iran, Middle East

Jewish Film Festival in the Bay Area

Baghdad Twist Don’t ask my age.  It’s none of your business, I told my son, and doesn’t concern people who’ll watch your documentary.  No one’s going to see me in this film.  They’ll only hear my voice.  Better they look at black and white photos of me as a child in reasonably hospitable Iraq where […]

Also posted in Bay Area, Iran, Jewish Film Festival, Jews, Movies, Palestine, San Francisco

President Bush Rebukes Arabs on Israel’s 60th Birthday

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in George W. Bush, Middle East, Palestine

Why Israel and Palestine Must Become One State

In April last year I wrote a column noting there will always be intolerable discord between Jews and Arabs until Israel helps Palestine build a free and independent state.  This is not a fantasy…fantastic is the continuing belief that current trends will ever lead to peace.  Growing numbers of Israeli Jews want Israeli Arabs to […]

Also posted in Gaza, Middle East, Palestine

Hamas Leaders Debate their Historic Victory

Two high ranking Hamas officials yesterday debated the meaning of their party’s recent landslide victory over Fatah in the Palestinian elections.  One of the officials is associated with the military arm of Hamas and the other is involved in social services.  Both demanded anonymity. Military Official – Now the Israelis will have to yield to […]

Also posted in Gaza, Hamas, Middle East, Palestine

Why Israel Should Help Build an Independent Palestine

Last week in Texas, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made simple statements that are simply incomprehensible: Israel will be withdrawing from Gaza this summer; but his nation must build new housing in the West Bank to establish an “unbroken presence” from Jerusalem to a community called Maale Adumim.  Unfortunately, by so doing, Israel would be continuing […]

Also posted in Gaza, Middle East, Palestine