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August 31 2012

60 US scales back military exercise with Israel; Israeli official tells TIME, ‘Basically what the Americans are saying is, ‘We don’t trust you”

53 ‘Stop aid to Israeli military’ ad goes up on SF buses
Phil Weiss and Allison Deger

6 Exile and the Prophetic: Rachel Corrie – On the field of battle

114 NYT’s Bronner to speak about ‘My Israel’ on behalf of liberal Zionist group

2 Mayor Barkat– he who sows discrimination will reap a lynchmob

7 A response to Judith Butler: I hear you

58 Sheldon Adelson’s daughter rams ‘Democracy Now’ crew as it questions her dad

22 Corrie verdict energizes worldwide movement to challenge Israeli impunity

12 Romney says that Obama ‘has thrown… Israel under the bus’

1 48 hours of land theft, illegal arrests and violence towards Palestinians

9 Ed Koch says people should shut up about Pussy Riot because of– Iran

August 30 2012

11 Photo Essay: Gaza children honor Rachel Corrie, protest Israeli court

6 Exile and the Prophetic: Shoah business

35 CUFI: Keep Israel the focus of US elections

4 Rocks For Palestine

18 Death by chocolate: Selling war with Iran to Israelis one ad at a time

August 29 2012

9 GOP official hopes platform plank on foreign law inspires states to target sharia

52 Jimmy Carter on Corrie verdict: ‘The court’s decision confirms a climate of impunity, which facilitates Israeli human rights violations against Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Territory.’

36 California State Assembly passes resolution equating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism
Annie Robbins and Matthew Taylor

19 US gov’t has failed its promise to get answers from Israel about Rachel Corrie killing, her mother says

30 Perpetrators of the Nakba

35 State Department affirms Israel’s impunity– abandoning ambassador who said Israeli investigation of Corrie killing was unsatisfactory

1 Join the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in NYC – October 6 & 7, 2012

3 Justice for Salim Najjar

11 Ettinger: Judith Butler represents a humanistic Judaism that must be highly valued for our times

31 Exile and the Prophetic: Rachel Corrie, righteous gentile

5 Lifelong Dem supporting Romney warns Obama will push Palestinian statehood in a second term

2 Gaza not ‘liveable’ by 2020 barring urgent action: UN

7 ‘NGO Monitor’ twists Shapiro and Arraf’s words to suggest that ISM supports violent resistance
Bruce Wolman

August 28 2012

37 Cindy Corrie following the verdict: ‘I don’t think that Rachel should have moved. I think we should all have been standing there with her.’

3 Blaming Rachel Corrie

9 Academics speak out in support of Judith Butler

27 Torturing a Palestinian, a literary titillation

2 Corrie verdict demonstrates Israel cannot administer justice according to int’l standards — ISM
International Solidarity Movement

3 ‘We seek justice for the Corrie Family’

21 Muppet prepares Israeli families for war with Iran

12 Tonight’s GOP benediction, from rabbi at NY power synagogue, is shot across Obama bow

29 Exile and the Prophetic: Rachel Corrie rising

55 ‘New Yorker’ hides the Israel agenda

85 Israeli court rejects Corrie family lawsuit; calls Rachel Corrie’s death ‘regrettable accident’

August 27 2012

29 Israel denies West Bank entry to 100-plus internationals invited by Palestinian Authority

160 Two-stater says the reality has shifted to one apartheid state

17 VIDEO: Reaction to Jerusalem lynching – ‘I saw the whole beating, it’s a good thing that they beat the Arabs’

4 VIDEO: Activists in Gaza say — Remember Rachel Corrie by supporting BDS

7 ‘After Zionism’ at the Frontline Club

4 Exile and the Prophetic: On empty suits and olive trees

23 Israeli rabbi with ties to gov’t calls for obliterating Iranian leaders ‘from the face of the earth’

181 Judith Butler responds to attack: ‘I affirm a Judaism that is not associated with state violence’

14 GOP platform plank on sharia called ‘smokescreen for anti-Islam sentiment’

89 Verdict in Corrie trial another test of Israeli impunity

August 26 2012

2 For sake of Palestinian unity Hamas agrees to not be in same room as Abbas

84 Breaking the Silence report details soldiers humiliating and torturing Palestinian children and using them as human shields
Philip Weiss and Annie Robbins

52 A modest lexicographic proposal

13 Exile and the Prophetic: Archipelago Palestine

August 25 2012

192 Israeli Settler: ‘If I see her coming, no matter what age she is 3, 4, 7, I’ll f*ck her over’. Israeli Soldier: ‘No problem’

13 Exile and the Prophetic: When the (Jewish) student is ready

219 ‘Forward’ editor Eisner challenges US Jews to acknowledge ‘extraordinary wealth, status and political power’

August 24 2012

32 Guardian fires Treviño

6 Listen: MJ Rosenberg and Yousef Munayyer on Sheldon Adelson and Romney’s trip to Israel

116 Neocons ‘pushed’ mindless Bush into ‘idiotic war’ — Chris Matthews

14 Help out antiwar leader Scott Horton

5 Exile and the Prophetic: Romney’s (Romero) blood money

3 Violence against Palestinian citizens of Jerusalem is increasing — B’Tselem

55 Daughters fight to save mother from arrest in Nabi Saleh

44 Discussing life ‘after zionism’ in Israel/Palestine

46 It’s apartheid, says Jeffrey Goldberg

28 US envoy has ‘good relationship’ with pro-’annihilation’ Israeli rabbi

18 Brian Williams is justly outraged by Mormon bar on intermarriage

19 AIPAC’s inaugural summit to court Christians

August 23 2012

29 Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb is latest target in anti-Obama campaign

57 Dutch newspaper report a reminder of American Jewish links with Geert Wilders

22 Jerusalem lynchmob story has changed Israeli discourse, but US media firewall holds

21 Obama obeisance: ‘expanded role’ in NATO for a religiously-defined state in Middle East
Sheldon Richman

52 Israeli minister lashes out at South Africa as ‘apartheid state’ merely for seeking labeling of goods from occupied territories

17 Latest hasbara campaign spotlights ‘Wi-Fi donkeys’

17 Mother and daughter killed while waving white flags– Israel finds no crime

9 Metro-North must distance itself from anti-Islamic ad campaign that fosters violence against Muslims and South Asians

2 Exile and the Prophetic: A (Jewish) pedagogy for/of the oppressor

31 MSNBC declines comment on Chris Matthews’ confession he has gone to Israel ‘a number of times’ sponsored by Israel lobby

12 Pitying Obama

148 Timeline: Attempts to censor students and faculty who stand up for human rights on UC campuses

August 22 2012

39 We are ‘unwilling for an Arab to date a girl from among our people’: Israeli org uses Zion Square lynching to push racist agenda

80 Report: Israeli police officer witnessed Zion Square ‘lynching’ and chose not to intervene

12 Skinnydipping continues to be ha-ha story

10 Paul Ryan’s adviser Abrams seeks to commit Obama to attack Iran

80 Obama’s Catholic messaging compared to his Jewish messaging

3 Amira Hass reports from Live Fire Zone 918 (also known as the village of Jinba in the South Hebron Hills)

19 Another morphing Muni ad and a hat tip to Ayn Rand

16 Exile and the Prophetic: Dancing with wolves

August 21 2012

141 Israel’s secret Iran meeting between security officials and Rabbi who wants to ‘annihilate’ Arabs

25 Mob ‘lynching’ of Palestinian minors marks rise of Jewish extremism

13 Official rationale for NYPD spying falls apart with report that ‘no leads’ came from spying on Muslims

1 Help complete ‘Dancing Under Apartheid: A Poetic Memoir of Palestine’

8 Exile and the Prophetic: (Jewish) birth certificate in the new diaspora

6 Burned, grandma

11 ‘IDF Fiction’ author Boianjiu calls Palestinians ‘ballsy thieves’ in fashion magazine interview

32 The viral skinnydipping scandal, and the real story

175 My correspondence with NYT’s Rudoren
Jerome Slater

9 ‘New Yorker’ fiction parody contest award winners, at last

101 A Lynching in Jerusalem: Anatomy of Jewish racism

August 20 2012

12 Suspected anti-Muslim incident on Staten Island is latest in wave of attacks during Ramadan

10 Exile and the Prophetic: Where will Jews rise?

23 Must Read — Medea Benjamin’s Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control

18 Mighty morphing Muni ads

30 State Dept defines settler violence as terrorism

45 ‘Guardian’ sparks uproar by hiring writer who urged murder of flotilla participants

54 Muni calls Geller’s Savage ad ‘repulsive’, runs its own counter ad

August 19 2012

12 Settler leader endorses boycott of apartheid

77 My grandfather sparked my interest in debate over Zionism
Sheldon Richman

9 Romney visits the Western Wall, July 29

48 Israel’s lone soldiers: Come for the perks, stay for the war crimes

4 Exile and the Prophetic: Romero rising

13 Happy Eid, from Gaza with love

4 Lawyer’s verdict on NYPD surveillance of Muslims: unconstitutional

50 ‘Get ready to fight Iran,’ Washington Post warns in URL

August 18 2012

55 Rudoren writes up settler/colonist leader as ‘worldly, pragmatic’ wine-lover

66 Rabbis for Human Rights says Israeli mob’s attack on Palestinians violates Jewish values

88 Exile and the Prophetic: Jewish (Re)education

25 Israel has fabricated claims against Iran — senior U.S. official

71 In September, the agendas collide

August 17 2012

36 Dennis Ross urges Iran war in deceptive ‘NYT’ op-ed

24 Los Angeles should say no to segregation, and say no to Veolia

27 NY state senator David Storobin’s office: ‘Visitors [to the Israeli/Syrian border] are required to don a uniform and carry a gun’

175 ‘Al Jazeera’ reports Syrian regime committed Houla massacre in effort to ignite sectarian conflict

28 ‘Today I saw a lynch with my own eyes, in Zion Square, in the center of Jerusalem’

17 B’nai B’rith and World Jewish Congress defend settlements as ‘Israel’

3 Muslims in wealthy Detroit suburb seek a mosque (and friends join them to fight the bigotry)

12 Exile and the Prophetic: BGS/BDS — It’s never easy on the Jewish front

20 Bloomberg says Israel lobby is ‘blackmail’-ing US gov’t to support Iran strike, but Times is clueless

2 Good posture makes all the difference

4 Yousef Munayyer asks Aaron David Miller, ‘how many Arabs are too many?’

4 United Church of Canada votes to boycott settlement products

22 Message to Pamela Geller: Free speech, not hate speech

74 The boy on the horse

August 16 2012

19 Even ‘NYT’ says Israel is bluffing to play Obama

60 Video: Israeli youths violently detain Palestinian under eyes of soldiers

50 Exile and the prophetic: Normalizing the Hitler Youth

12 Even in majority-minority congressional district, Dem runs way right of Obama on Israel

6 Israeli opposition leader accuses Netanyahu of trying to wag the dog

72 ‘I love the Jewish people’ is refrain in NYT homage to American Jews joining Israeli army

9 Not the book my Pekar promised me

5 Points of no return, zones of immunity: The constant Israeli hype over Iran

14 Chicago Muslims blame GOP official for ‘creating hate’ that led to attacks on Islamic centers

August 15 2012

70 NY state senator puts on Israeli uniform to play soldier on Syrian border

26 Follow the money, stupid

43 Democracy Now, interviews with Phyllis Bennis, Trita Parsi on Israel’s threat to attack Iran

58 Exile and the Prophetic: Israel’s ‘never again’ drones in German uniforms (minus the Nazi insignia)

0 Israel bans head of leading Palestinian prisonor support NGO from international travel

25 Kahanist message holds strong, now with IDF’s blessing

160 Geller’s ‘savage’ bus ad meets strong resistance from the Bay Area

33 Tarachansky: Sex and the surreality

August 14 2012

20 Paul Ryan’s foreign policy: Spinning straw into gold

236 ‘NYT’ publishes op-ed saying there are ‘too many Palestinians and Arabs’ in Israel

44 Boston airport security program rife with racial profiling has Israeli links

30 Israel demands statement from Obama about Iran attack by Yom Kippur

50 New NY commuter ads seek to justify Islamophobia

45 One-night stand with unhappy ending propelled Koestler protagonist to Palestine

5 Exile and the prophetic: Nightmare in the mountains (awakening to my Jewish colonial self)

47 127 new US immigrants to Israel join the army

19 Once dazzled by Ayn Rand, Paul Ryan has new mentor… Elliott Abrams

9 The United Church of Canada’s divestment showdown

2 Romney fundraising pitch:’it’s a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel’

87 Mearsheimer: 7 reasons Netanyahu & Barak might like war with Iran

August 13 2012

121 Why Israel is ‘singled out’

24 Iran hysteria watch

44 Ancient olive trees, stolen from Palestinian lands, now decorate Israeli settlement

12 Settler says Israelis will man phone banks aimed at Florida and Ohio Jews ‘to push Israel button’ in November

5 Award-winning music video ‘Ibdis’ reflects Palestinian spirit that refuses to be destroyed

1 Exile and the Prophetic: ‘Collecting’ (Palestinian) books

1 Hundreds peacefully protest the wall in five villages, in face of rubber bullets

7 In a league of our own: The ‘Israeli’ assault on the baseball world

50 Paul Ryan said to be meeting with Adelson

August 12 2012

70 Egyptian President Mursi orders Tantawi to stand down

15 What Americans must do to support the Palestinian commitment to nonviolent resistance

1 Israel to provide ‘temporary housing’ in prison for migrant children

159 Savage Geller bus ad hits San Francisco Muni

71 Traveling through the occupied West Bank on an Israelis-only road

9 Exile and the prophetic: Imagine there’s no prophetic, I wonder if you can

96 ‘Obama will be forced’ to support Israeli strike — because of his domestic ‘political needs’

August 11 2012

36 Paul Ryan describes Israel as issue of ‘Homeland Security’

1 Exile and the Prophetic: Uprooted Jew, coming to a Palestinian town near you

395 Settler Marc Zell talks Jewish identity at the King David Hotel

15 The issues that matter– in NY’s state senate

35 Israeli soldiers laughed and cursed as they kicked handcuffed Palestinian youth in stomach, causing severe injury

21 Updated: Support for Iraq war is crucial resume-builder for columnists

August 10 2012

12 Israeli and Egyptian militaries jointly operating in the Sinai to arrest migrants

68 Barak to US: Be afraid, be very afraid of ‘the sword at our throat’

26 StandWithUs’ revisionist history train campaign

26 Protocols of the Elders of Las Vegas

8 NYT-Adelson baton pass

226 Richard Cohen and the Jewish man’s burden

1 Israel closes road between Palestinian villages amid wave of demolitions in occupied West Bank

3 After home demolition, Israel criminalizes Palestinians’ UN emergency housing

4 Chairman of ‘Jewish Americans for Romney’ says Jews have ‘superior’ claims to land

19 Sodawater without settlements: alternatives to Sodastream

35 Time magazine’s romanticized Jerusalem battleground leaves out Palestinians

51 Exile and the Prophetic: Have you been conquered by the bible?

August 9 2012

6 Exile and the Prophetic: The ever-expanding world of the bereaved

57 Sheldon’s wish list

August 8 2012

167 Fallout of Attack: Egypt launches Sinai air raids

5 Exile and the Prophetic: Jetlag JewTu (On Both Sides of the Congo Line)

11 IDF uses inhabited Palestinian villages as a military playground

152 Missouri mosque burning: Imam says ‘tragedy’ will not ‘stop us’

August 7 2012

28 Born to fight

35 Exile and the Prophetic: Decolonizing the Holocaust

101 The world according to Sheldon Adelson

241 Can you pass the Hezbollah quiz?

20 Palestinian villages struggle as Israeli settlement waste contaminates the environment

August 6 2012

68 Syria updates

18 Gaza rally backs boycott of Israeli goods

8 The road to Damascus runs through Palestine: Linkage and a comprehensive peace

17 Exile and the Prophetic: Henry’s letter

1 Israel bars international diplomats from entering Ramallah for conference

33 Terror war comes home: White supremacist kills 6 Sikhs in Wisconsin

August 5 2012

572 Trapped

August 4 2012

108 Syrian crisis moves into the camps: 20 Palestinians killed in Damascus refugee camp

11 Romney-esque reflections

26 Exile and the Prophetic: I’m leaving on a (Nazi/German) jet plane, don’t know….

3 Israeli military killed four Palestinians, detained 290 (including 42 children) during the month of July

August 3 2012

37 Gore Vidal: In memoriam

3 Crossing Hebron’s urban segregation

38 Exile and the Prophetic: Plan B

6 Settler car bomb near Ramallah redoubles ‘price tag’ attacks

41 AEPi Sigma Pi Stands with Israel?

105 New round of Iran sanctions pressures Obama to move closer to Israel’s ‘red line’

August 2 2012

52 While Palestinians in the West Bank barely have enough water to drink . . .

13 Exile and the Prophetic: Jewish (Holocaust) missionaries

44 P.S. Romney omitted Ramadan

11 Israeli govt to provide grants to build hotels in West Bank settlements

25 Romney’s ‘culture’ comment ought to be an election-changing moment

40 New York state senator renews baseless attack on Brooklyn mosque

August 1 2012

9 The GOP’s Muslim ‘southern strategy’

119 Exile and the Prophetic: Exporting the Holocaust

82 Jon Stewart on Romney’s painfully oblivious racism against Palestinians

9 Once upon a time, my mother was alive

20 Romney’s Jerusalem ‘gaffe’ illustrates the relationship between anti-Jewish sentiment and racism against Palestinians

53 Romney backs Israel in the battle of the Iran red lines

7 Three stabbed in latest anti-migrant attack