Middle East Diplomacy: Shuttle Zero

 

by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                            April 17, 2013

[in Arabic] http://www.alquds.co.uk/?p=34915

The Israeli media’s words leave no doubt that Israel was responsible for blocking recent peace efforts and rejected attempts to reach a solution [...] [T]he various US departments know that Israel is the main reason for the lack of progress towards a solution in the region [...] The question that arises is, If it is really serious about reaching a solution to the Palestinian question and, in turn, to the conflict in the Middle East, why doesn’t America put an end to Israeli interference in the negotiations? Isn’t it time to stand up to Israel by putting real pressure on it to accept a compromise that could lead to peace in the region? [read more]

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Obama’s Israel visit is an insult to the Palestinians: Obama’s visit to Israel endorsed their narrative and was a slap in the face to Palestinians

 

by Ghada Karmi                                                                                                                                                                            March 24, 2013

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/03/201332463332849952.html

President Obama has made some impressive speeches during his brief visit to Israel. He has spoken about the need for a “viable Palestinian state” and shown some empathy with the feelings of a people under occupation. We understand his secretary of state is due to work through the practicalities with both sides after his departure. But no amount of rhetoric can disguise the fact that the visit was an insult to the Palestinian people on every count. [read more]

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Reuniting for the Right of Return

 

by Terri Ginsberg                                                                                                                                                                         February 13, 2013

http://arabisto.com/2013/02/14/reuniting-return-longtime-palestine-solidarity-activists-ghada-karmi-ellen-siegel-photo-commemorating-resolution-194-2/

Longtime Palestine solidarity activists Ghada Karmi and Ellen Siegel take third photo commemorating UN Resolution 194.
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Back to Israel: Immigration Backlash

 

by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                        January 16, 2013

[in Arabic] http://www.amgadalarab.com/index.php?todo=view&cat=9&id=00016524

This article discusses how Israel tries to deny the fact that many Israeli Jews seek “alternative homelands,” and that Israel has not been successful in stemming the tide of Jewish emigration from Israel to the US, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. [read more]

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Stanley Jordan’s Withdrawal, and the Worldliness of Jazz

 

by Terri Ginsberg                                                                                                                                                                            January 9, 2013

http://mondoweiss.net/2013/01/jordans-withdrawal-worldliness.html

Despite jazz artist Stanley Jordan’s claims to the contrary, it is simply not possible to separate culture and politics–at least not according to some of history’s most important philosophers. [read more]

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Gaza Message

 

by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                 November 19, 2012

[in Arabic] http://www.alfikralarabi.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=9866

How are we to interpret Palestinian Ambassador Maen Areikat attending a cocktail party in the U.S. capital while a demonstration was taking place in front of the U.S. State Department against the U.S. position and the ongoing war in Gaza? Is it sufficient that Areikat asked his audience to stand in silence for a few minutes in honor of the martyrs of Israeli barbarity, rather than himself actually leading the demonstration? [read more]

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Review of The Flat

 

by Terri Ginsberg                                                                                                                                                                      November 7, 2012

http://electronicintifada.net/content/new-film-nazi-links-zionism-sidesteps-toughest-questions/11811

Despite purporting to tackle propaganda, The Flat adheres closely to the acceptable parameters of Zionist discourse. [read more]

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Israeli Ministry of Ed teacher is moderator of scholars’ listserv on anti-Semitism

 

by Terri Ginsberg                                                                                                                          November 6, 2012 (updated January 21, 2013)

http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/moderator-listserv-predictable.html

Yocheved Menashe works at the Israeli ministry of education and as moderator for a major scholars’ listserv on the social sciences. She believes that anti-Zionism equals anti-Semitism, and she enforces that idea on the listserv. [read more]

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Ammunition Factories

 

by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                      November 4, 2012

[in Arabic] http://www.amgadalarab.com/index.php?todo=view&cat=9&id=00015790

Israel denied, as usual, that it was the aggressor against an ammunition factory near the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on the morning of 25 October 2012. Israel says this for many reasons. First, Israel has always tried to have an upper hand in the region, demonstrate its military superiority and intelligence, and prevent any military evolution of the Arab states. Second, Israel wanted to send a message to Iran that it is still able to monitor resistance movements and destroy them if necessary. [read more]

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Why is a New York hospital being sacrificed for an Israel-backed science facility?

 

by Terri Ginsberg                                                                                                                                                                      October 26, 2012

http://electronicintifada.net/content/why-new-york-hospital-being-sacrificed-israel-backed-science-facility/11814

Plans for massive science campus linking an Israeli and American university in New York City moving forward, despite opposition. [read more]

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