"[G]ive the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies."
— From an op-ed by Atlanta Jewish Times owner Andrew Adler on how Israel should deal with a nuclear Iran. Adler has apologized for the column; the Secret Service, however, is still investigating.
MJ editorial intern Ashley Bates offers her very personal story:
The jihadist militants in Gaza who kidnapped and murdered Italian journalist and human rights activist Vittorio Arrigoni could not have killed a more steadfast champion of freedom and justice for Palestinians.
I met Vittorio, known to his friends as Vik, during my first week of freelance reporting in Gaza last year…He brought along his laptop, and offered to let me use his pictures and videos. He took deep puffs from his pipe as he told me about the things he’d seen, including the time he saw a friend of his killed in an Israeli airstrike. I remember feeling awed by his determination to perservere despite his grief…
“In lieu of a tribute to this hero I’ve never met, I’d like to encourage readers to watch the 2004 film,Arna’s Children, which Juliano narrated and directed. I’ve watched many Israeli-Palestinian documentaries. None have haunted and moved me like this one.”