Category Archives: Warfare and Conflict

The Rules of the Game

Last Thursday was the declared Arab-palestinian ‘catastrophe day,’ mourning the fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel. The Arafat propaganda machine worked overtime, depicting the ‘catastrophe’ whereby one people’s celebration is another people’s lament. The promotion worked well; world media published accounts of Israeli independence at the expense of displaced Arabs. (I will not go into a

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