Daily Archive: December 19, 2016

CFR’s Preventive Priorities Survey for 2017 Fails to Mention the Main Thing

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), founded in 1921, is a 4,900-member think tank specializing in the United States’ international affairs. Its roster includes senior politicians, business executives, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers, leading media figures, renowned scholars and distinguished nonprofit professionals. The CFR is the promotional arm of the establishment. It exerts great influence on foreign policy and the decisions taken by executive officials and...

Expel and Exploit: The Israeli Practice of Taking over Rural Palestinian Land

This report tells the history of the process of fragmentation imposed on Palestinian rural land in the West Bank through a case study of three villages in the Nablus District – ‘Azmut, Deir al-Hatab and Salem. What these communities have experienced since 1980, when Israel established the Elon Moreh nearby, is but one illustration of broader developments taking place throughout...

Israel Can Not Decide If Russian Presence in Syria Is a Mildly Good Thing or a VERY Bad Thing

Since the Russians are now in Syria Israel has lost the option to smash the Syrian state into dust at will. Ben Caspit, an Israeli journalist with the Jerusalem Post and the Hebrew-language Maariv newspaper, has conducted a very interesting interview with an unnamed “high-ranking Israeli security official” for the Washington-based Al-Monitor paper. The interview largely centered on the question...

Social Engineering in the West; the Shutting Down of Human Consciousness

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of human behaviors, thoughts and opinions is the primary element in society. Those who hold the knowledge and manipulate these unseen mechanisms in society constitute the invisible government and are the true rulers of humanity. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes are formed, and our ideas are suggested, by men we never...