Propagandists on behalf of Israel have held a corner on public discourse about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for the nearly six decades of Israel’s existence, but these purveyors of the Israeli line have become increasingly deceptive and malign -- and increasingly effective – with time.
Who is an American. One born here, or to American parents. Who is an Israeli? One who is born to a Jewish mother. Who is a Jesuit? Somebody sinister. Not born to God. Somebody born to smash babies heads against the world. A citizen of hell. Their leader is the DEVIL himself.
This talk is part of a national tour which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 'Fifth Estate' newspaper, the longest running, English language, anti-authoritarian publication in North American history.
I got an e-mail from a friend updating me on the status of those arrested during the counter-recruitment protest on the Cambridge Common, whom the arraigning judge jokingly referred to as the "Cambridge 7". They were assigned a trial date of July 15. The three arrested at the beginning are charged with unlawful assembly, for which they could be fined. The four street theater folks arrested later are being charged with disturbing the peace, for which they could be jailed, which is--needless to say--rather serious.