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February 11 2009

18 ‘J Street’/Eldar: Obama must pressure Netanyahu

39 Israeli Arabs should reenact Selma

22 Will educated Israelis stop believing in Israel?

4 Democracy at work: Livni would eschew Arab parties while building coalition with a party of ‘hate’?

15 Exclusion of Arab Knesset members from coalition-building is reminiscent of Mississippi in ’64

3 Israeli rightwing turn will continue fracture of Israel lobby here

13 Following elections, Livni and Netanyahu get in line to appease Lieberman – How will Obama respond?

8 Why was General Zinni denied high position in the State Department?

0 Netanyahu will educate Americans about Israel’s true character. But at what cost?

February 10 2009

4 Avishai also says Netanyahu will rule

14 Americans must begin making plans for the death of the 2-state solution

9 On Israeli election day, Peres sees the ‘one-state’ momentum and tries to stop it

10 Mark your calendar: Israeli Apartheid Week coming to New York

3 Netanyahu will be next Prime Minister, MJ Rosenberg predicts

4 Is Livni DeKlerk?

7 Dershowitz concedes Gaza was ‘media victory’ for Hamas

10 How the Merkava tank was dethroned

1 Nothing changes on the West Bank

16 Can Obama say ‘Stop it!’?

16 Baltzer: ‘Popular sympathy for Palestinians has reached a critical mass’! (Now what?)

13 spoiler alert: the climax of this video is the kids kicking and tugging the Arab woman

2 Clash of ultimatums (they’re both right)

7 Report: Zinni ambassadorship ixnayed by Israel lobby

6 Michael Scheuer loses ‘position and income’ for saying Israel relationship threatens our national interest

5 A self-interview by Mohammad with Mohammad on the anniversary of the Iranian Revolution

9 Lincoln’s challenge to Obama: Free the Palestinians

0 Israeli election blogsite

9 Gaza comes home–1300 black flags at Cornell U.

20 John Hall, my progressive congressman from AIPAC

February 9 2009

9 ‘Neocons have made AIDS a scarlet letter’

50 Obama ducks Helen Thomas on Israel’s nukes, but brags on ‘different’ approach to Muslim world

16 Israel and Iran should go out and have a beer to celebrate the dialectical creation of the global Islamic nation! says Mohammad of Vancouver

32 I let my sexism show

0 Mustafa Barghouti, star of ’60 Minutes,’ to speak at Columbia on Thursday

13 Bromwich: Obama can learn from Lincoln, party and principle go hand in hand

13 Obama is stuck in the same Bush mud when it comes to Gaza reconstruction…

20 Gaza reignites spirit of ’68– with 12 occupations at British schools

8 ‘Peace Now’ suggests that election will stymie ‘peace process’

7 I bet the girls in the ‘sphere of deviance’ are better-looking

9 Why do they hate us? (The neocons, I mean)

6 Abraham Lincoln Blagojevich

12 Why is the ‘NYT’ protecting Americans from Lieberman’s racist message?

23 Neocon saint Eric Breindel died of AIDS, reports Michael Wolff

11 ‘Israel is using the memory of my grandfather gassed in Treblinka to justify abominations toward Palestinians’

16 Pariah state, cont’d

4 What if the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 had been

February 8 2009

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26 National Lawyers Guild says one Israel soldier shot three sisters, executing the 2- and 7-year-old, and paralyzing the 4-year-old

13 German blogger on Gaza reportedly detained in Egypt

9 Sullivan walks back his accusation against neocons

28 Adrienne Rich turns on ‘morally stone-blind’ Israel (and US media!)

15 Yes, what about the Indians?

9 Netanyahu’s dad: ‘world is eternally and ineradicably riddled with genocidal anti-Semitism’

31 Kahane has won: the Israeli elections and the face of Zionism

33 ‘Times’ honors Palestinian right ‘to resist occupation’

4 TPM blogger fears ‘Israel is losing its soul’

25 Anti-Zionists go camping

12 The most dangerous knowledge in the United States

11 Haaretz exposes Israeli extremism: ‘How long does it take an Arab woman to put out the trash?’ ’9 months’

30 Let’s not kid ourselves, Palestinian state is ‘exotic little hamlets’

13 Pariah state

7 South African president says it’s worse than apartheid

February 7 2009

39 New reason for Palestinians not to get a state… Iran

32 Why the U.S. will not attack Iran–Mohammad of Vancouver

11 Blankfort: Mitchell, Schmitchell

16 Farmers cannot harvest parsley crop in Gaza, as Israeli soldiers are firing at them

February 28 2009

12 30 student occupations in UK are having an effect

February 7 2009

0 Grace camp

February 28 2009

9 Slumdog’s Muslim protagonist

February 7 2009

18 Al Roker’s introspection on black family is likely to be contagious

February 28 2009

30 Killing of 3 top Palestinian footballers in Gaza has helped unite Palestinian community

February 7 2009

20 Now that people mourn the 2-state solution, what are progressives to do?

February 28 2009

19 ‘Tikkun’ pronounces Gaza operation ‘successful’

February 7 2009

18 ‘NYT’ gives hardline spin to Biden’s speech in Munich

February 28 2009

13 ‘Commentary’ seeks to discredit charge that Gaza attack was ‘disproportionate’ without even citing casualty figures

February 7 2009

9 Alamo was a battle for slavery

February 28 2009

34 Scoundrel time

February 7 2009

11 Occupying university buildings to protest Gaza comes to U.S.

February 28 2009

45 Why I believe the theory of the Israel lobby

February 7 2009

34 Anti-anti-semitism and the myths of my Jewish identity

February 28 2009

7 E tu– ‘Tikkun’ gives space for official Jewish argument that Gaza was ‘just war’

February 6 2009

50 Avishai reluctantly offers the Nazi analogy

February 28 2009

9 When the Israel lobby presumes to speak for the interests of Palestinians, continued

February 6 2009

45 The Iranian revolution has succeeded in many ways–Mohammad of Vancouver

February 27 2009

37 The rabbi said, ‘All those stand up who believe Israel should remain a Jewish state’

February 6 2009

19 Palestinian ‘Sophie’s Choice’ story looks to be legend based on family massacre

February 27 2009

13 Berman says Congress won’t deal with Hamas-Fatah. But will Obama?

February 6 2009

5 Goldberg and the Alamo

February 27 2009

9 This isn’t the first time Makovsky has told Congress how to improve Palestinians’ lives

February 6 2009

14 A very very long article

February 27 2009

41 Israeli Apartheid Week hits YouTube

February 6 2009

8 Occupation at Scotland university ends school’s relationship with Israeli company

February 27 2009

37 David Makovsky of WINEP calls on Israel to implement ‘appropriate biometrics’ for Palestinians at border crossings

February 6 2009

6 ‘Israel is against everything we believe in’

February 27 2009

5 Should have seen this coming: Lieberman makes Netanyahu look warm and cuddly

February 6 2009

20 The double standard of Israeli militarism

February 27 2009

17 Israel planning a ‘mass expansion’ of settlements in the West Bank. Your response Sec. Clinton?

February 6 2009

13 ‘After years,’ Sullivan understands: neocons pushed war for Israel

February 27 2009

7 Poll: Clear majority of Israelis oppose 2-state solution

February 6 2009

15 Those whom the gods destroy, first they shoe

February 27 2009

50 Legislative warfare: one phone call turns a civilian into a ‘human shield’

February 6 2009

15 Israel escalates sea blockade

February 27 2009

12 Abunimah does the numbers: Palestinian majority next year

February 6 2009

29 To kill the doctor’s daughters, first kill the conscience

February 27 2009

2 CBS exec’s comments on Palestinian self-government have long American pedigree

February 6 2009

24 New Palestinian poll: Trust in Hamas (and rockets) surpasses Fatah

February 27 2009

4 Berman once laughed at settlements, now says he has always opposed them

February 6 2009

12 Gaza slaughter seems to have made some American Jews just turn off

February 27 2009

18 Dennis Ross’s lowly portfolio is sign that Obama is handling the lobby

February 6 2009

10 the shoeing of Jimmy Carter in the press continues

February 26 2009

24 Israel lobby is fracturing somewhat on Avigdor Lieberman

February 6 2009

4 Obama continues policies in Muslim world ‘discredited’ by the last administration

February 26 2009

7 Breakthrough

February 6 2009

13 Baltzer: Ghettoizing, massacres, religious profiling… all ‘horribly familiar’

February 26 2009

10 ‘Daily News’ publisher to Gaza: Drop dead

February 6 2009

4 Scenes from the ‘new Nakba’

February 26 2009

2 Israel is 2-parter on ‘Al-Jazeera,’ 5-parter on French radio, no-parter on American broadcasting

February 5 2009

50 Zeitgeist Alert: The two-state solution is dead

February 26 2009

46 The Nation: ‘a thunderous, coordinated assault is underway’ against Chas Freeman

February 5 2009

50 Witness the death throes of the Israel lobby

February 26 2009

23 Dershowitz offers Hampshire ‘very public contribution’ if it will only knuckle under

February 4 2009

50 Is Obama continuing Bush policy of carving up the West Bank?

February 26 2009

46 I thought my mother was giving me a check

February 4 2009

29 More on why some are cynical about the 2-state solution

February 26 2009

5 Memo to Obama: Israel’s next government to be ‘more Jewish and more Zionist’

February 4 2009

50 The case builds for Israeli war crimes in the New York Times

February 26 2009

24 Paul Berman says Gaza assault may have been necessary to avert ‘genocide’

February 4 2009

36 Annual questions for the great spirit

February 26 2009

4 ‘Times’ says there are equal #s of Jews and Palestinians between river and sea; Mearsheimer says, more Palestinians

February 3 2009

53 Americans who wonder ‘why they hate us?’ should consider Ain al Hilweh in Lebanon

February 26 2009

5 Jim Lobe takes on Elliott Abrams again

February 3 2009

40 It’s hard to read a highminded colloquium after 400 kids are slaughtered

February 26 2009

9 What is the meaning of Operation Cast Lead?

February 3 2009

50 Mondo Exclusive: Google map of Israeli settlements from leaked database

February 25 2009

50 An American rabbi reports on her visits to the ‘oldest ongoing Jewish community in the world:’ Iran

February 3 2009

24 ‘Huffpo’ raises dual loyalty issue re Dennis Ross

February 25 2009

7 British medical journal says orchestrated pro-Israel email campaigns are effective–and should be ignored

February 3 2009

50 Many Americans see Israel as the good guy out of ‘emotional inertia’

February 25 2009

15 No beard

February 3 2009

33 Zionist Organization of America states that George Mitchell has ‘racist’ ideas

February 25 2009

32 Former AIPAC ‘delegate’ is leading bizarro legal crusade claiming Obama isn’t eligible to be president

February 3 2009

50 I get a shocking email from a member of my extended family

February 25 2009

31 Peretz says America’s historical mission is to ‘protect Zion.’ Got that?

February 3 2009

21 Is it the ‘dark ages’ that Israeli identity cards force citizens to declare religion?

February 25 2009

7 Jack Ross on Marty Peretz

February 3 2009

13 ‘How many kids they’ve murdered– only God can say’

February 25 2009

42 US warns Israel about not allowing aid and pasta into Gaza. Sanctions to follow?

February 3 2009

3 ‘NYT’ refused to run Bill Moyers’s letter intact

February 25 2009

18 ‘US 4Israel’ says Obama seeks ‘to hurt Israel’ with Freeman pick

February 2 2009

34 Jerusalem neocon who claims influence in D.C. says Israel faces Nazi societies in Jordan and Egypt

February 25 2009

22 Abrams tells Palestinians to be like the Jews. OK, let’s do it!

February 2 2009

6 Is Elliott Abrams capable of ‘enhancing the nation’s moral discourse’?

February 25 2009

1 Ira Glunts: ‘Peace Now’ should call itself ‘Peace Later’

February 2 2009

9 (Another) new Jewish group condemns Israel’s ‘war on Palestine’

February 24 2009

50 In their own words

February 2 2009

4 Tell the State Department to investigate Israeli war crimes in Gaza

February 24 2009

50 Dershowitz and Foxman just can’t come to grips with the fact that Hampshire divested

February 2 2009

2 Middlebury grad’s two brothers were killed in Gaza

February 24 2009

15 Lieberman continues to influence the discussion in the US – Wash Post refers to Israel’s ethnic cleansing

February 2 2009

38 ‘the most important book to read’

February 24 2009

16 Jewish press warns new NY senator she will lose campaign money for mild criticism of Netanyahu

February 2 2009

49 Is there a sea change in American opinion re Israel/Palestine? Debate

February 24 2009

47 The war in Gaza: ‘the first ever war crime broadcast live on TV with the whole world watching’

February 2 2009

1 Let’s boom Duncan Kennedy!

February 24 2009

16 I think Edward Rothstein of the ‘Times’ is a Zionist, and Roger Cohen of the ‘Times’ isn’t, and let’s talk about it

February 2 2009

28 ‘Waltz in Denial’– Blankfort

February 24 2009

25 Winslet joked that she had to do a Holocaust movie to win an Oscar

February 2 2009

5 Lesson of Super Bowl XLIII: A great game doesn’t have to be violent

February 24 2009

50 Let’s build a movement, not hatch a cult

February 2 2009

2 Not only do we fund the missiles,

February 23 2009

46 Game-changer: NYT’s Roger Cohen visits Iran and views Israeli and US militarism from the other side

February 2 2009

14 Duncan Kennedy calls on Harvard to divest from ‘ethno-cratic’ regime

February 23 2009

14 Moyers criticizes Israel. And lo, Moyers’s 40-year-old dirty laundry appears

February 2 2009

0 Collective dissent letters have had crucial impact in Israel

February 23 2009

4 Cabalistic, or coincidental, I dunno

February 2 2009

20 Blankfort: ‘Don’t pay much attention to the Fatah poll’

February 23 2009

3 Neo-neocons scheme the restoration

February 2 2009

50 2 dreams about antisemitism, and a ‘haze of hurt’

February 23 2009

2 ‘Richard Perle is a liar’

February 1 2009

18 Report: Hamas says Israel could have peace with withdrawal to ’67 line

February 23 2009

4 In global media culture, Jimmy Carter’s doing just fine…

February 1 2009

2 A ‘Twitter’ primer without the la-dee-dah

February 23 2009

66 The new comment policy here at ‘Mondoweiss’

February 1 2009

13 Director of Wiesenthal Center calls for starving Palestinian children

February 23 2009

26 American idol: Avigdor Lieberman auditions for foreign minister with his US namesake

February 1 2009

8 What if Nixon had bombed the ghettoes in the name of law and order?

February 23 2009

14 Our side truly is winning (but will I overcome my alienation?)

February 1 2009

4 Amnesty International alleges Israel targeted medics

February 23 2009

8 New CBS executive is feverish opponent of the 2-state solution

February 1 2009

50 Canadian Jewish group calls protests of Gaza slaughter ‘pro-Hamas’

February 23 2009

5 If you think I can’t stitch ‘Slumdog’ into my hopeful narrative of Israel/Palestine, you’re wrong

February 1 2009

12 What do Palestinians want?? 2/3 say Rockets must stop. 3/5 say Hamas should recognize Israel

February 23 2009

28 Jimmy Carter’s punishment

February 1 2009

1 Dershowitz suggests that he visited Sderot with Obama

February 22 2009

2 The Israel lobby is a chimera

February 1 2009

13 Finkelstein terms Erdogan’s Davos performance ‘magnificent,’ almost on a par with the shoe-thrower

February 22 2009

22 Free speech in the west

February 1 2009

5 Whether a Palestinian IS or is NOT a man (per Lincoln)

February 22 2009

14 Amnesty says, Stop

February 1 2009

17 A young Palestinian-American woman responds to the feminist resistance to Arab norms

February 22 2009

27 ‘Equal rights for all’ Or, How will American policy, and values, respond to Lieberman?

February 1 2009

3 In their own words

February 22 2009

1 Lincoln put dedication to a great cause above personal ambition

February 1 2009

10 What an 18th century sadomasochistic novel can teach us about Israel/Palestine

February 22 2009

11 For liberal American Zionists, Lieberman is ‘the limit’!

February 1 2009

7 Sea change: Obama’s Israel lobby is the leftleaning Israel Policy Forum

February 22 2009

24 If I woke up in bed with Avigdor Lieberman, I imagine I’d be for one-state myself

February 1 2009

14 Chomsky says Israel lobby has no power next to Lockheed and Microsoft

February 22 2009

25 Song in Lieberman TV ad seems to echo Nazi anthem in ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Tomorrow Belongs to Me’

February 1 2009

18 Olmert threatens ‘fierce and disproportionate’ force. I.e., they know Gaza was ‘disproportionate’ too

February 22 2009

35 The right of return, to Poland

February 1 2009

3 Alan Dershowitz and Lanny Davis are rabbis for secular Jewish society

February 21 2009

50 Marty Peretz says Israel should have let no relief supplies into Gaza

27 ‘They always say that’ (guess what)

21 More on neocons and conspiracy

50 Peppers, and PEP, in Brooklyn

19 Lincoln on Hamas

43 For ‘The New York Times,’ Netanyahu’s opposition to the two-state solution is ‘pragmatic’

33 Why American writers are censored, and censor themselves, re Israel/Palestine

18 The man from the planet Mambo

9 Must-read: Greenwald on Goldberg

February 20 2009

18 Perle’s deceptions

31 Will Lieberman’s success alienate Obama-voting American Jews?

16 Have ‘Times’ reporters’ marriages to Israelis caused them to maintain false hope in 2-state solution?

32 Israeli army forces Palestinians to serve as ‘human shields’ in raids

9 Obama wants to cut the ground out from under the Israel lobby spoonful by spoonful

18 Report: U of Toronto denies meeting rooms to pro-Palestinian activists

23 Is it just me, or does this picture scream ‘dual loyalty’?

3 Washington Post fingers Perle as ‘ideological architect of Iraq War’

9 Everyone jump on the third rail of American politics NOW! Arabist named to top federal intelligence post

3 NYU students end occupation after 40 hours

33 NYU administration cuts off internet and electricity to student protesters, but occupation continues undeterred

5 Time for lefties to choose: after 7 decades of ethnic cleansing & dispossesion, do Palestinians have right of self-determination or not?

10 Second Jewish family asks that Yad Vashem remove ancestor’s name

50 Reps Baird and Ellison from Gaza: ‘If this had happened in our own country, there would be national outrage’

February 19 2009

50 Kerry’s Gaza visit shows that the avalanche is beginning to move

46 NYU groups ‘take back’ student center in solidarity with the University of Gaza and the people of Palestine

35 Another sign Lieberman has a chance of weakening US-Israeli relationship

50 Israel feels threatened– this time, by Caryl Churchill’s Gaza play

February 18 2009

47 Kovel, author of Overcoming Zionism, says Bard College has dropped his contract

50 Is Bar Refaeli an Israeli ‘trojan horse’?

17 Abraham Lincoln, anti-Zionist

2 Anger over the media transformation reflects a generational massacre

25 Israel cracks down on center of non-violent resistance in West Bank

40 Israeli election update: Livni and Netanyahu support Israeli loyalty oath to woo Lieberman

32 ‘Huffpo’ uses ‘punim’ without italics, let alone a definition

10 Intermarriage ban would bar Leo-Bar banns

3 Obama’s election continues to be the greatest threat to American Zionism

31 Memo to Alan Dershowitz

33 Memo to the Hampshire students

February 17 2009

8 Why Palestine?

36 Why you don’t believe in a two-state solution anymore (and don’t worry, you’re not alone)

5 The sovereign in action: Israeli backhoes uproot Palestinian olive trees, yesterday

18 Dan Drezner says ‘Senate-confirmable’ positions are barred to those critical of Israel

31 Divestment campaign is aimed at US policy as much as Israeli apartheid

8 Neocons and jihadis once made music together

5 Netanyahu says Palestinians must govern themselves! (without control over land, borders, security, air space or electronic traffic)

19 Fear of the Pakistani Taliban, and of the ‘Gaza solution’

50 ‘KC Jewish Chronicle’ questions whether I’m Jewish

14 How to win friends & influence people & become a complete pariah

30 Could you live on 50 cubic meters of water a year?

6 Menachem Begin came up with one-state solution years ago

6 George Clooney picks smart friends

February 16 2009

46 Emily Jacir’s pro-Palestinian show at the Guggenheim

35 Glorify the nation-race…

14 AP reports that Israeli expansion plans are a direct challenge to Obama & Mitchell

7 ‘Times’ sympathizes with Israeli athlete hurt by international politics, but not the 100s of Palestinian athletes in a similar situation

14 Shouldn’t we be getting religious crazies, like Eric Yoffie, out of our politics?

23 Columbia profs blast their president’s silence on destruction of Gaza schools

12 Livni slams the door on international peace plans

22 Lincoln would have accepted the idea of a shadowy, powerful Israel lobby

16 Israel to Obama: Drop dead!

25 How long did it take for Hampshire College to bring down apartheid the last time?

10 Abrams stood and watched as Sharon tricked the Palestinians

32 Understanding Dershowitz

February 15 2009

50 What YOU can do to support courageous Hampshire College divestment

14 Two sickening videos document Israeli house occupation in occupied territories on Friday

17 What goes around doesn’t come around: ‘Caterpillar’ stars again

7 How the ‘peace process’ doesn’t work: Elliott Abrams talked to Israeli ambassador up to 6 times a day

25 Zakaria double-teams Barghouti with two Talking-Points-Zionists

39 ‘LA Times’ raises the fundamental question: ‘Is it possible to be both a Jewish state and a democratic state?’

24 The Hampshire movement is a threat to Democratic Party unity

5 Jack Ross’s sour note on Lincoln Bicentennial

10 What if the ultimate tribal outsiders (Palestinians) launched a civil-rights battle for full citizenship in Greater Israel?

4 Hedges: ‘American stalwarts’ Falk, Kucinich, Chomsky, & Finkelstein ‘ignored or spurned like lepers’

8 Two frank statements of anti-Zionism mark change in leftwing political culture

1 Barghouti says the latest smokescreen is blaming Iran for Hamas

February 14 2009

50 First calls to students who spearheaded Hampshire divestment came from an angered Alan Dershowitz

18 Like father, like son

8 Scenes from the ‘new Nakba’

11 The inspiring moral leadership of the Hampshire students

32 I semi-lose it at a party over new-media/old-media but meet a secret sharer

0 ‘The New Republic’ explains Lieberman by fingering… the Arabs

1 Gaza bankruptcy isn’t only moral

February 13 2009

15 Why do YOU support divestment?

15 ‘This is a part of a larger movement. This is bigger than Hampshire.’

9 News quiz: What American politician denounced the ‘unspeakable events in Gaza’?

7 A great shift in American Jewish culture/opinion is upon us!

6 Hampshire students continue to speak out: ‘This is our movement, this is our divestment’

21 The lobby resorts to financial blackmail again

25 Palestinian Gandhis are there– and starved of international support

41 Look at these beautiful Jewish women!

31 ‘JPost’ addresses dual loyalty issue in American Jews

11 ‘Israel is in my DNA and… is the home for the Jewish people’

4 Where have all the flowers gone?

16 Hampshire students urge their cold-feet administration to ‘embrace the moment’ of divestment

5 Barghouti (and his shadow, Lieberman)

11 Dershowitz clarifies his threat to Hampshire – ‘make it impossible for the students to plausibly be able to declare victory’ or else

10 Dershowitz’s dismissive shorthand (‘the Arab street’)

5 Archbishop Desmond Tutu endorses Hampshire divestment action

35 Barghouti to Obama: 2 states now, or a long violent struggle over apartheid because ‘we will be free’

14 Marty Peretz also seems rattled by divestment initiative

6 Leading Jewish congressman attacks settlements

February 12 2009

25 ‘Jews Say No’ is holding all-night protest outside World Zionist Organization on Third Avenue right now!

24 Hampshire tries to downplay divestment, but says investing in Israeli occupation is not ‘socially responsible’

7 Students leading the way on both sides of the Atlantic

43 Dershowitz threatens boycott of Hampshire College

19 BDS landmark: First college in the US votes to divest from Israeli Occupation

11 Rep. Walter Jones and Anna Baltzer should get together in North Carolina

40 Gideon Levy says Zionism has died a political death; left and right are indistinguishable

February 11 2009

21 Khalidi describes Palestinians in occupied territories as ‘helots with no rights’

14 First sign of how Obama will deal with a Lieberman government

15 More on violent/non-violent means of resistance

0 Lieberman will have plenty of company: right-wing rogues gallery to enter the Knesset

18 University of Chicago to have open meeting, apparently about antisemitism/Gaza

10 JATO Gaza protest lands on Ha’aretz homepage

9 ‘The left was hit hard in this election’

39 2 responses to ‘Israeli Arabs should reenact Selma’