Has US policy in the Middle East been dropped?


by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                            June 5, 2013

[in Arabic] http://www.alquds.co.uk/?p=51160

US Middle East policy has not changed its goals, but it is moving in the direction of keeping control over areas of influence without paying as high a price in lives and money. [read more]

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Review of The Gatekeepers


by Terri Ginsberg                                                                                                                                                                            June 2013


[R]ecalling the exploitation of New German Cinema by the West German government in its attempt to curry international favor after the shame of World War II and the Holocaust, The Gatekeepers emerges in the context of Israel’s recent hasbara (“public relations”) initiative, a campaign for propagating positive images of Israel that will distract attention from its foundational and ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine by affirming its cynical self-designation as a beneficent, essentially peaceful, eminently self-critical “Jewish democracy.” [read more]

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The War on Terrorism and the Obama Formula


by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                            May 29, 2013

[in Arabic] http://www.alquds.co.uk/?p=48862

Is the United States’ war against the Afghan people’s resistance to foreign intervention terrorism, or is it legitimate resistance under international law? Is the Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation terrorism, or is it a legitimate mode of resistance for achieving liberation of land usurped by force and stolen to build Jewish settlements that enable Israel to withhold the land from its rightful owners? [...] The United States has found that hiding behind the mask of fighting terrorism to achieve political goals is consistent with American plans aimed at changing national identity and demolishing the foundations of the State…. [read more]

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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


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


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


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


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

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