Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Rise Of The “Religious Assailant”

Reuters has brought a new phrase to the surface in an effort to describe someone religiously and politically motivated to attempt to murder peaceful political demonstrators. “Religious assailant” is far more precise than “terrorist”. I wonder what a search of @Reuters for "Religious assailant" turns up in other similar terrorist attacks? — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) ...

drive-by planet: Jerusalem’s checkpoints and ‘Kafkaesque’ restrictions through the eyes of visiting authors: video

Stills from Jerusalem: Uprooted, Walled Out and Cut off  – (view video beneath). The video Jerusalem: Uprooted, Walled Out and Cut off was first released by the Palestine Festival of Literature (Palfest). The camera follows a group of authors in the course of their visit to Jerusalem and records their reactions as they encounter checkpoints, ...

350 or bust: Saturday At the Movies

drive-by planet: Stephen Hawking withdraws from Jerusalem conference – backs boycott of Israel

Reknowned British physicist, Stephen Hawking, has withdrawn from a conference scheduled to be held in Jerusalem in June. The conference – Facing Tomorrow – is to be hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres. Last week Hawking wrote a brief letter to Peres announcing that he wouldn’t be participating. The British Committee for the Universities of ...

Song of the Watermelon: Pushing the Envelope on Palestinian Sovereignty

There has not been much movement of late on the Israeli-Palestinian front. This may  partly be explained by the relative lack of violent activity by Palestinian groups. The conflict has dropped off the radar for most of the Israeli public, and the only constituency the government needs to worry about is that of the far-right ...