Monthly Archives:

April 30 2012

11 When the Methodist Church decided that slavery was regrettable but none of our business
Harriet Beecher Stowe

5 ‘Magnes Zionist’ calls on Methodists to do the right thing

10 Ending Israel’s occupation is the only way to truly invest in Palestine

24 Romney beats Obama– to the eulogy anyway

36 An account of the Guardian’s racist endorsement of the Balfour Declaration

3 The Methodist Church has many options where to invest its resources — the occupation of Palestine shouldn’t be one of them

86 Tail has stopped wagging, so dog can stop talking about war with Iran

15 The push for divestment continues as the Methodist General Conference enters its second week

34 Beinart’s Blindspot: Israel has always been a non-democratic apartheid state

8 John Wesley advises Methodist delegates on divestment

2 The Peacemakers of Palestine and Israel

0 Zahi Khouri to Methodist conference: ‘We don’t need charity; we want freedom to help ourselves’

April 29 2012

30 How Zionists implanted their dream in Einstein

1 A weekend of violence against Palestinian activists that the UN will never get around to condemning

13 ‘When Netanyahu and I look up we see nothing but the sky’ — Deputy Messiah Barak

6 Boots on the ground: Israel wants hikers with guns to visit renamed hilltops in West Bank

65 Obama high-fives Jimmy Kimmel after he calls Netanyahu a warmongering ‘yahoo’

31 ‘Messianic’ rap on Netanyahu frees Obama, thaws discourse (and exposes ‘No Return’ Goldberg)

4 Settlers raise Israeli flag over Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque for the first time

April 28 2012

25 Investment in Palestine no substitute for divestment from oppression

5 Media ignores eight Palestinian hunger strikers as they near death

30 Huge Co-op in UK dumps suppliers linked to Israeli settlements

243 Major olive producing village ordered to uproot 1,400 trees by May 1

April 27 2012

4 Progressives to Jewish establishment: Ray Kelly doesn’t deserve support

16 Denver billboards lead to– hold on to your hat– spirited debate!

5 Palestine solidarity on trial

71 Ozick, anti-Palestinian polemicist, is shortlisted for a big prize

38 Anna Quindlen’s religious disaffection is good copy (what about anti-Zionists?)

20 Gurvitz on ‘Israel’s not-so-stellar record on treatment of Christians’

104 Beinart’s romance, and the coming tragedy

54 ‘Washington Post’ cartoon mocking future Palestinian state signals crumbling of two-state paradigm

2 Al Jazeera and Tribeca Festival pick up feelgood documentary on resistance to Jerusalem evictions starring riveting Palestinian teen, Moh’d El Kurd

7 Shades of Birmingham– Independence Day attacks on African refugees in South Tel Aviv

41 Yoffie rallies American Jews to determine ‘character of the Jewish state’ without a word about our obligations as American citizens

April 26 2012

11 Ulpana, high drama in the wild wild West (Bank)

4 It’s not as good as Netanyahu’s video

5 Video: Activists accompany Gazan farmers under Israeli fire

50 Israel responds to Palestinian call to restart talks by legalizing three West Bank settlement outposts

14 Obama throws ’67 borders under the (campaign) bus

2 Palestinian prisoner hunger strike grows to 2,000 inmates despite punitive measures to stop it

6 Video: Blumenthal, Rosenberg, Davis debate BDS on Al Jazeera English

5 Moment of Truth: Report from day two of the United Methodist General Conference

7 Rubio’s audition for VP slot features full-throated support for neoconservative agenda, with Iran front and center

49 Three score and four years ago our forefathers brought forth on this planet a new nation

12 Hollywood’s glorifications of torture so influenced US soldiers that military officials appealed to producers to tone it down

1 Frank Rich scores ‘East Jerusalem settlements’ in knocking Irving Moskowitz’s influence

34 Israeli police to activist reciting names of destroyed Palestinian villages: If you keep reading you will be arrested

16 How the mighty have fallen (how many and since when?)

4 Barak told Clinton about plans to Judaize Jerusalem

24 Imagine there are no Hutus or Tutsis

462 Shmully and guilt

April 25 2012

35 Israeli police barricade and arrest activists attempting to commemorate the Nakba

64 Widely-imitated, Beinart is giving Jews permission to be, unh, liberal Zionists

47 Bradley Manning could become the Ellsberg of our age (if the media would just stop marginalizing him)

32 Netanyahu goes looney tunes on Israeli Independence Day

4 Words they lived by– Adrienne Rich and Levon Helm

23 Message to Methodists: ‘Vote for Divestment. Vote for Human Rights.’

10 Methodist church has repeatedly and overwhelmingly called for an end to the occupation

7 ’60 Minutes’ report boosts divestment proponents at Methodist church convention

45 Krugman jumps into debate over Beinart with both pinkies

April 24 2012

14 Jerusalem’s ‘center of life’ policy imprisons Palestinians

111 Fighting Jews– then and now

5 Civil disobedience as civil discourse

26 Obama’s selective view of the struggle for human dignity

34 A letter to the Methodists in support of divestment

0 Video: Israeli soldiers arrest three children in West Bank raid

35 Netanyahu involved in ’60 Minutes’ pushback; Official compares CBS story to a ‘strategic terror attack’ on Israeli diplomacy

37 The new landscape: big media cover former Palestinian P.M.’s obit for two-state solution

1 Israeli gov’t advises bringing a gun on West Bank picnics

2 67 Palestinians were evicted from East Jerusalem in the last week

89 Knesset members celebrate latest E. Jerusalem settlement by posing on evicted Palestinian family’s sofa

April 23 2012

28 Who really wields the baton at the London Philharmonic Orchestra?

0 Detained for six months without charges, Ashraf Abu Rahmah joins Bil’in demo

25 What ’60 Minutes’ & Bob Simon got right and wrong

22 ‘I will always be there for Israel,’ Obama promised woman he met at old Warsaw Ghetto

32 Joe Lieberman, and liberal hero Elizabeth Warren, peddle propaganda on Iran

23 Before ’60 Minutes’ piece aired, Jewish Federations called for ‘flood’ of ‘discourse’ to CBS (what’s next, locusts?)

15 Algeria and Six-Day War led Lanzmann to make Shoah (and to deny the Nakba)

19 Bernard Lewis revises Bernard Lewis (says he opposed invasion of Iraq!)

21 Harvard Israel conference presents ‘innovation’ to hide occupation

4 University of New Mexico mock wall highlights human rights issues in Israel/Palestine and the US-Mexico border

April 22 2012

318 ’60 Minutes’ profiles Palestinian Christians, Michael Oren falls on his face

30 The five assaults of Lt Col Shalom Eisner

41 Why did Washington Post and NYT lend themselves to ‘unglued’ ‘angerfest’ directed at Beinart?

27 Nationalist public radio

35 Egypt and Israel, all is not well

6 When discrimination hits home (IHOP fired my dad for being Arab and Muslim)

7 A dialogue about divestment that didn’t happen in the Columbia Tribune

April 21 2012

8 ‘California Scholars for Academic Freedom’ challenges UCLA on censure of prof who linked to BDS website

50 Judge rules against Minnesota ‘Break the Bonds’ campaign

6 Israeli Foreign Ministry: Exporting toxic culture

0 Vegetable farms, a dying man’s olive trees, electricity company, national park — the occupation’s bottomless appetite

5 ‘Strong men wanted to legally evacuate Arab squatters’

5 The family of 7 stood 20 meters back as the soldiers ripped bags of lentils and rice and destroyed their house

10 Glorious Methodists helped lead Montgomery bus boycott of 1955

April 20 2012

33 Mads Gilbert, eyewitness to ‘Cast Lead’, says Gaza remains besieged and ‘shattered’

9 On Iran, Obama’s fmr national security adviser uses the new C-word (Contain)

104 1200 rabbis threaten an end to interfaith harmony if Methodists support divestment

25 Khader Adnan will continue to work at a bakery and sell zaatar to remind Palestinians of their roots

22 Your tax dollars fund ‘violent crackdowns on dissent’

4 Danish support for Jews is commemorated on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day

6 Israeli undercover unit’s murder of Palestinian civilian was part of “training exercise”

23 ‘Grass shattered the narrative’ — Refaat Alareer

151 Sequestering young people in religious/ethnic schools breeds alienation and hatred (Magid takes on Beinart)

11 Dana on Beinart: ‘undeterred by unavoidable realities’

8 Pinkwashing in the ‘NY Jewish Week’

3 Media Matters report documents inflation of threat from Iran on news networks

26 Three thoughts For Holocaust Day

April 19 2012

9 If you give a Palestinian the right to bike in the Jordan Valley….

25 In ‘Time,’ Cantor joins himself at the hip with Netanyahu in defiance of Obama

22 A Palestinian mayor issues desperate appeal to the world to restore his village’s lifeline

15 Auden wrote ‘by far’ the best book in 1945, but was denied the Pulitzer for alleged Communism and aloofness from WW II

21 British gov’t's failed effort to deport Palestinian sheikh ends with focus on ‘barrage of racist policies’ in only ME democracy

24 Steve Rothman spins Danish cyclist attack as propaganda coup

April 18 2012

0 Roads linking Al Aqaba village to its neighbors in Jordan Valley are again destroyed

149 Assange’s first guest on RT world premier: Nasrallah says US & Israel seek civil war in Syria

7 UCLA prof reprimanded for linking to website advocating boycott of Israel

27 Bono in Jerusalem: ‘Hope Is Like A Faithful Dog’

25 Woman removed from Air France flight for not being Jewish

3 In which a fool snares a playwright

8 Freedom Funnies: ‘The Angel of Dialogue, the Gift of Censorship, and the Power of Boycott’

26 Define Orientalism (Palestinians make heroes of people who kill civilians)

230 Israeli celebrity says she enjoyed video of IDF attacking Danish activist because he looked like a Nazi

10 Haaretz writer warns foreigners to stay away from ‘nationalist fundamentalist enclave’ that defines borders as threats

34 Rifle-bashing lieutenant-colonel solves Jewish problem created by Freud and my mother, says author of ‘Indecent Proposal’

33 A European says, You can stick a fork in Israel

9 Question for Israel: Where are the Palestinian Gandhis . . . and what have you done with them?

2 Video: Palestinian prisoners and their families

8 Rabbi Saperstein’s threat to ‘J Street’ –Updated

April 17 2012

2 On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, protest mounts against world’s largest security contractor

2 Gaza rallies on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day

21 New Migron bill could lead to massive Israeli land grab in the West Bank

45 How Benny Morris transformed a patriotic struggle into a ‘holy war’ for ‘sacred Islamic soil’

1 Funder of Santorum campaign and anti-Muslim causes to back Romney

0 As 100s of other prisoners begin hunger strike,Thaer Halahla, 7 weeks without food, vomits blood

20 Jodi Rudoren heads for Jerusalem

11 Eisner, new poster boy for occupation, says you can’t look good for the camera when you’re fighting ‘anarchists’

49 Barghouti to U.S. Jews: I know you don’t like the word apartheid, but what do you call a system that gives a settler 50 times more water than a Palestinian?

3 ‘The War Around Us’: New film on the journalists who covered ‘Cast Lead’

13 Penny-ante anarchists, pampered eccentrics, masochistic dreamers — activists are the new existential threat!

5 Relentless occupation: cutting down olive trees, seizing sheep, destroying wells

11 Israel imprisons youth for refusing army service

April 16 2012

9 Major Bay Area arts org worked closely with Israeli consul general to counter protests

148 Iran didn’t threaten to ‘wipe’ Israel out — Israel’s deputy prime minister

14 It’s not normal and you don’t get it

38 Robert Lowell scooped Gunter Grass

104 The rifle-butting video is following a different narrative

11 Israeli military shuts down youth bike tour in the Jordan Valley citing ‘security threat’
Alaa Mil

60 P.A. has lost all its meaning — Abbas

66 Video: Senior IDF officer smashes peaceful activist in the face with his M-16

April 15 2012

144 P5 +1 Iran nuclear talks went swimmingly! Netanyahu is fuming

3 We are privileged, say 2 Israeli refusers

10 Democratic Jewish group attacks Mark Perry for report on Israeli access to Azeri airspace

41 ‘Dear activist, first solve the real problems of the region’ — Netanyahu’s sophomoric letter to visitors to Palestine

1 11-year-old child beaten in pro-prisoner march

19 ‘In your eyes, I’m a terrorist’ but you killed and maimed 100s of 1000s of Muslims — Mehanna, on sentencing

3 Wanton Israeli attack led Shadid to rebuild his Lebanese grandparents’ home

18 Peggy Noonan blasts Republicans for Iran warmongering

13 Dave Eggers won’t accept Grass Foundation prize lest he have to– horrors– say anything about Israel and Iran

April 14 2012

6 Help! Howard Berman gets endorsement from ‘very senior Israeli officials’ thru former Rep Mel Levine

84 ‘We have cancelled your booking’ — the criminalization of travel to the West Bank is laid bare to the world

3 Greek Orthodox archbishop and Hanan Ashrawi condemn restrictions on Christians’ movement in Jerusalem

16 Israel lobby group committed to ‘new media’ uses mushroom cloud in tweet (updated)

April 13 2012

95 The occupation reaches Europe: airlines cancel ‘flytilla’ passenger tickets

100 The Grass just keeps on growing

23 Jeffrey Goldberg’s claim that Iran’s Supreme Leader wants to kill Israeli Jews is based on shoddy sources

9 ‘NYT Book Review’ gives ‘Crisis of Zionism’ to Zionist with predictable result, a slam

13 Strip searches, and the security state

21 American Jews won’t vote on Israel in 2012 election

75 Denial

41 When is someone going to lose his job for calling someone an anti-Semite?

April 12 2012

33 Israel mobilizes special forces to deport ‘flytilla’ activists

5 Refuser Diaries: Alon Gurman

35 Wallace interview with Ahmadinejad was little more than deliberate demonization

1 Power outages lead to the death of three children in Gaza

6 The most moral army in the world has been very busy

10 One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed

29 On anti-Semitism, war crimes, and old poets

4 Another Adelson (Moskowitz gives $1 million to anti-Obama PAC)

1 Israel arrested over 300 Palestinians in March, including a mother trying to protect her 3-year-old son from Israeli soldiers

18 When Mike Wallace questioned Israeli story of ’90 massacre, he got called into the owner’s office

20 Israeli police attack Palestinian and international activists touring Hebron

13 Settler leader: ‘We were here before Obama and the American Dominion . . we will continue build everywhere.’

62 Anti-Zionism will reemerge in American Jewish life — Beinart

April 11 2012

5 NYPD helped Mort Zuckerman–8 years later, his paper shills for NYPD spying

43 Amira Hass explains why Israel’s U.S. model of ethnic cleansing failed, and why ‘Jewish regime’ will ‘crumble’

10 Refuser Diaries: Noam Gur and Alon Gurman

37 Orlando Fox affiliate calls neo-Nazis a ‘civil rights group’

4 Marc Ellis speaks out

37 Sheizaf shreds Oren Op-Ed touting Israeli democracy

10 A humble shepherd is run off his grandfather’s grandfather’s land because of settlers’ ‘security’

34 ‘What do you want from a 5 year old girl? She threatens your state?’: Israel raids a house in Nabi Saleh

April 10 2012

10 Mort Zuckerman pursued by terrorists for supporting Israel. Not

7 In pictures: Easter under occupation

30 The Quartet is worthless

115 Jewish press concoct threat against 200 Jewish students in Florida university

48 Is the Pope also barred from entry into Israel?

29 ‘When I put this on my website, some people will say, Those people are just terrorists.’

7 Aloni and Zizek to appear this Sunday in NY stage version of ‘What Does a Jew Want?’

1 Sixty-five percent of Hebron has been confiscated by Israel for settlements since 1967

8 ‘NYT’ and ‘NPR’ treat occupied East Jerusalem as part of Israel, no problem

3 The children of Kufr Qadum: “You arrested our fathers, so we lead the demonstration today”

11 The symbol of Nakba: Deir Yassin remembered

April 9 2012

14 Video: Arizona State’s SJP debka flashmob

7 Israeli Big Brother makes the occupation ‘a reality’ on TV

22 Israel’s man in Egypt throws his hat into the presidential race

12 Romney has friends in all the right places

21 Book recounts Mike Wallace being attacked at NY party by Barbara Walters and Mort Zuckerman over ’60 minutes’ Israel coverage

57 Hasbara in 1988: ‘despite difficulties, South Africa is a vital, progressive state with much to admire ‘

50 Israel bars Gunter Grass from entry under law barring former Nazis

11 When did ‘Shady companies with ties to Israel’ become a term of derision not praise in the US press?

30 CLM: Jeffrey Goldberg snits where he eats

72 Iran has ‘promised’ ‘another Holocaust’ — CBS commentator

April 8 2012

26 If you deduct the Israelites, Pharaoh’s Egypt was actually a marvelous country

0 The untold suffering of Palestinian children (190 in detention now)

77 ‘Israel’s policy endangers world peace’ — Jakob Augstein and Gideon Levy have Gunter Grass’s back

29 NY high school students visit Western Wall, Israel Museum, and AJC, but Foxman blasts them for daring to meet Palestinians

36 Episcopalian twit (a review of JFK’s former mistress’s memoir)

April 7 2012

115 ‘I’ve been duped’ — America’s travel guide Rick Steves says our media black out the brutal occupation

75 Grass smears in ‘Times’, plus new translation of his ‘I’ve had it with the West’s hypocrisy’ poem

5 ‘Foreign Policy’ hookups: Resilient democracy seeks blue-eyed worshiper to make work in progress

22 Sy Hersh: US funded and trained Iranian group on State Dept. terror list

0 German-financed solar energy systems in six occupied communities are targeted with stop-work orders

8 Netanyahu will get ‘talks’–plus 800 more settlers blocking Bethlehem from Jerusalem

April 6 2012

26 MJ Rosenberg is leaving ‘Media Matters’ to start his own blog

22 Connecticut Senate hopeful calls congressman a ‘whore’ for AIPAC in televized debate

26 Dear Red Hot Chili Peppers…
Tali Shapiro

11 Government hypocrisy competition

3 Hot off the presses — Jewish Voice for Peace’s 2012 Haggadah

5 Israeli army raids West Bank village, arrests minors and steals gold jewelry

32 Another campus walkout, this one at Wayne State speech on Palestinian child suicide bombers

14 U.S. school trip that doesn’t go to Yad Vashem is anti-Semitic, Foxman suggests

26 The intellectual cowardice of Günter Grass’s critics

115 Finkelstein ‘not going to be an Israel-basher anymore’ but remains ‘appalled and disgusted’

5 Another mainstream voice, Robert Wright, informs Americans that two-state solution is on ‘deathbed’

April 5 2012

14 Political farce

24 A wall
Rawan Yaghi

3 Israeli forces attempt to arrest 2-1/2-year-old Palestinian

27 Jazz reviewer pulls glowing review of my album so as to ‘stand with Israel’

12 ‘Struggle is now for equal rights for everyone in Greater Israel’ –Gideon Levy

12 English effort to boycott Israeli theater is likened to…. ‘Nazi book-burning’

12 Beinart awaits Netanyau’s ‘epiphany’

5 Do you think they’ll get it? Is 2012 an election year?

180 With ‘last ink,’ Gunter Grass breaks silence on Israeli nuclear program threatening world peace

April 4 2012

24 International Criminal Court refuses to investigate ‘Cast Lead’ because the UN does not officially recognize Palestine as a state

2 Tear Gas in the Morning

5 Muslim leaders address Manhattan audience organized by Jews Against Islamophobia

34 Leading sociologist says ‘the enemy’ includes ‘disloyal’ individualistic young Jews who push human rights

6 From sea to spying sea: FBI used ‘outreach’ program to collect and store data on Muslims

82 The liberal Zionist predicament

46 The ‘Jewbags’ photo

18 Shebab vs the Wall at the Erez Crossing

74 Beinart gets a Jewish conversation going in the media (just don’t call us a cabal)

April 3 2012

29 ‘Prawer Plan’ to uproot Bedouins shows folly of the phrase ‘democratic Israel’

96 ‘The Crisis of Zionism’ and the contradictions of Israel as a liberal democratic fantasy

37 Showdown in Hebron: Netanyahu steps in to protect illegal settlers facing military eviction orders

7 Video: Israeli military violently evicts Palestinians, internationals from Hebron house

5 ‘German GQ’ gets a political story American media have ignored: Palestinian youth

6 Four rabbis urge Christian churches to divest from occupation

19 Iowa. New Hampshire. Yad Vashem

1 An unemployed ex-NGO worker, union activist, and labor sociologist discuss capitalism, labor organizing and the ‘NGO-ization’ of Israeli civil society

13 Activists post mock eviction notices in campus dorms to highlight Israeli home demolition policy

55 Flabby Zionism

56 The Israel/Palestine conflict will be resolved when Arab countries kick the U.S. out of the region
Bruce Wolman

April 2 2012

27 In pictures: Gaza welcomes Hana Shalabi

19 Video: ‘Long range acoustic device’ and other weapons used on Palestinians on Land Day

32 A twitter debate on Israel/Palestine and racism

6 Scenes from Qalandiya, Land Day 2012

29 Former State Dep’t official says Obama calls for human rights and democracy are ‘undercut’ by position on Palestinians

3 Comcast’s David Cohen is honored at fundraiser for religious nationalist group

71 Marwan Barghouti calls for popular uprising for statehood. Israel puts him in solitary confinement

1 In pictures: Gaza joins the Global March to Jerusalem

224 My spirit is American (a religious manifesto)

April 1 2012

16 SFO Jewish Library (you read that right– library) cancels panel on Jewish activism because participant supports boycott

22 More on the Barghouti attack at Qalandiya on Friday

13 Covering Adelson, Matthews leaves out the ‘Obama Oy Vey’ factor

30 Jewish food fight (at Park Slope Co-op)

53 Those who criticize Israel join campaign to ‘slaughter the Jews en masse’

6 Survivors of Kandahar villages massacre speak to western journalist

1 Settlers run wild in the West Bank, but Israel rarely bothers to put them in kangaroo courts