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“Crisis in Gaza: The US, Israel, and Palestine” – Dr. Norman Finkelstein, Ali Abunimah and Dr. John J. Mersheimer lecture on Gaza war.

Hasan Abu Nimah and Ali Abunimah comment on UN Res. 1850, the UN’s first resolution regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict in nearly five years. Robert Fisk comments on UN Res. 242, how it was supposed to end the conflict 40 years ago, and why it hasn’t.

Likudniks’ rejection of conceding its occupation of Palestine confirms reports in the Israeli media that this week’s meetings between regional authorities are “ceremonial and not substantive”.

News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire

News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire

News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire

Alan Grayson tells you how you became part-owner of the toxic Red Roof Inn—but not really the owner at all, just the one covering the liabilities with your homes. And Ron Paul comments on Bernie Sanders ‘selling out’ to the banksters in gutting his ‘Audit the Fed’ bill.

ei: Bay Area residents attempted a citizen’s arrest of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, while he gave a speech to the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on 22 October 2009. Twenty-two people were arrested for challenging Olmert directly and demanding he be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon.

On top of the Obama Administration’s escalated nuclear weapons production and pledge to continue providing cover for Israel’s nuclear arsenal, the Administration’s assertion that “Iran is breaking rules all nations must follow” does not stand up to scrutiny.

Dennis Ross gets a bump up in the Obama Administration to manufacture consent for war with Iran; Obama to grant more power to the Federal [sic] Reserve; the ACLU releases a report analyzing the effects of racist anti-terror [sic] laws on private charities; Democrats unite to fund more war out of ‘loyalty to the president’; Russia, China, India, and Brazil begin talks to end dollar hegemony.

Prof. Noam Chomsky’s extended response to Obama’s Cairo Speech: Palestine-Israel, U.S. presence in the Middle East, U.S. rejectionism, and the Newspeak cover for no change in the U.S. quest for ‘global dominance’.

In 2002, then-president George W. Bush (like his father and many other presidents) tossed ‘brave rhetoric’ around while signing checks to Israel. His rhetoric was as fresh and promising as President Obama’s this week in Cairo, in that it wasn’t.

Prof. Noam Chomsky on Obama’s speech in Cairo to the ‘Muslim World’: his intent, his rhetoric, and his actions.

al Jazeera’s “Inside Story” analyzes the IDF probe into its conduct in the recent Gaza Massacre, empiral evidence, and its motives behind the probe’s claims.

Russia Today interviews libertarian socialist Palestine-Israel scholar Prof. Norman Finkelstein, author of The Holocaust Industry, on Obama and Israel being a ‘Satanic client state’ of the US.