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September 30 2012

43 Did you see the location for the presidential debate on foreign policy? Help!

23 ‘NYT’ and ‘Inquirer’ pundits push back against neocon hysteria, offer containment rationale

September 29 2012

32 Ridicule of Netanyahu at UNGA won’t quit

7 Exile and the Prophetic: Hashtag #BibiBombCaption

37 Pinkwashing advertisement in NY, brought to you by Birthright

10 Netanyahu is pushing world to WW3 — Onion’s ‘joke’

6 Researcher: More than 75,000 Palestinians arrested by Israel since Sept. 2000

September 28 2012

11 Both Obama and Romney call Netanyahu

21 Survey of Arab-Americans highlights drop in support for Obama

84 In ‘The Nation,’ Birnbaum says Netanyahu has exposed Jews to dual loyalty charge (and Dennis Ross is an Israeli agent)

23 ‘NPR’ airs Ken Pollack’s Iran war games and leaves out his last war

255 Discarded EU definition of anti-Semitism is important tool in silencing criticism of Israel

3 Exile and the Prophetic: The circled wagons

14 ‘Washington Post’ runs op-ed pushing Iran attack without saying authors work for Israel’s registered foreign agent

27 How I fell in love with Nablus

5 Benjamin Netanyahu: Master of show-and-tell

54 ‘New Yorker’ launches Netanyahu caption contest: ‘The ridiculous deserves ridicule’

1 Alsaafin: The Palestinian Authority is running Israel’s Guantanamo

September 27 2012

1 Fire, Fire! And no water

7 Exile and the prophetic: My encounter with Alan Dershowitz — sort of

7 The failure of Oslo and classroom antics that diplomats can’t take seriously — experts review Abbas and Netanyahu speeches

56 Abbas warns repeatedly of ‘new Nakba’ –Israel ethnically cleansing Palestinians

161 In front of global audience, Netanyahu draws his red line (on his ridiculous bomb cartoon)

7 New York Times covers Morsi’s UN speech without a word on its main theme: Palestine

25 Cable stations cut away from Abbas but show Netanyahu in full

21 ‘NYT’ calls Adelson ‘a Zionist’ (and that’s not a good thing)

104 Liberal Zionists’ vision of religious segregation puts them to the right of western neo-fascists — Max Blumenthal

2 ‘Love your Muslim neighbors’ is simple message of Sojourners subway ad hitting back against divisive ad

15 Tyler: US must defuse ‘detonator’ Israel’s impetus for neverending war in Middle East

0 Presbyterian Peace Fellowship to honor JVP and Israel/Palestine Mission Network for divestment effort

72 Netanyahu arrives in NY with his public image in smithereens

2 15,000 Palestinians in Jenin area restricted to villages due to Israeli closure during Yom Kippur

15 Pam Geller’s view of civilizational clash with Islam finds a home in the GOP

September 26 2012

13 Anti-Iran street theater group denies it has Israel agenda. Wait a second–

13 The ‘context’ of the Gaza slaughter is a, the bible, b, the Nakba

21 Netanyahu tells a Christian Zionist pal that the bible was Ben Gurion’s claim to the land

95 4 arrested for ‘correcting… poisonous ad’

21 Dershowitz to argue that Zionism is not in crisis

5 Exile and the Prophetic: The day without a future

1 Children targeted again in Beit Ommar, 15 year old arrested for second time this year

12 Geller’s ‘savage’ ad displays the racism inherent in Israeli colonization

8 Atoning in Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian

5 Turtle Bay moves to Palestine

45 Mona Eltahawy arrested for defacing Geller’s racist savage ad in NYC subway

3 Barak’s bantustan vision: Defense minister’s proposal for annexation would leave a sliced and diced West Bank

20 ‘Crisis initiation is really tough’: WINEP Director of Research suggests a covert attack to get a war on with Iran

September 25 2012

61 American Enterprise Institute’s Daniella Pletka goes quack quack quacky

10 Pamela Geller’s ’50 Shades of Jihad’

5 Exile and the Prophetic: B’Tselem and the end of Jewish history

60 Furor in France: Mission civilisatrice and ‘muslim rage” in the motherland

8 Quakers divest from HP and Veolia Environment

183 Video: Israeli kids in the army museum (‘I picture a dead Arab and that makes me happy’)

144 ‘Savage’ NY subway ads get a make-over– revealing their true character

149 Abbas agrees to ‘Dershowitz Formula’ in NY meeting with Jewish leaders

3 Scenes from occupied Palestine: The doors of Jayyous

September 24 2012

19 AIPAC is ‘seamlessly linked to Israel’ and should register as foreign agent — Grant Smith

20 Islamophobia takes the A train….

1 UN: Israel demolishes an average of 13 Palestinian homes a week; 136 houses destroyed so far this year

9 Romney slams away at foreign policy — harping that Iran is ‘on the cusp’ of capability

26 The ‘Land of Israel’ lobby doesn’t trust wobbly Netanyahu

12 In ‘NYT’, Mishra says US should get out of the Middle East, and Israel is ‘turning into a loose cannon’

8 Brecht Forum event with Antony Loewenstein of ‘After Zionism’

6 Exile and the Prophetic: My (un)invited exchange with John Mearsheimer

4 Our vision of a just one-state solution — Jeff Halper of ICAHD

47 Bedtime for Bibi? He’s running neck-in-neck with Obama among FL Jews

0 ‘Freedom Bus’ through the West Bank offers cultural resistance to occupation

September 23 2012

111 Ninny Middleton doesn’t understand the job description

0 Travel advisory for tourists in Palestine…

60 Obama says Netanyahu’s demands are ‘noise’ and Romney seems to want to ‘start another war’

21 Senate adopts Netanyahu’s red-line over Obama’s, 90-1

21 ‘J-E-W-S. Jews! Jews! Jews!’

9 Iran lawmaker accuses IAEA chief Yukiya Amano of collaborating with Israel

2 Exile and the prophetic: The Jewish civil war interviews

53 Morsi repeatedly stresses Palestinian issue in interview with the NYT

15 ‘It was like pictures of Babi Yar’ — an Israeli witness to Sabra and Shatila speaks because of the stain on his soul

0 Palestinian child prisoners ‘abused’

21 Iraq/Iran is ‘feverishly working to develop atomic weapons’ — Netanyahu 2012 echoes Netanyahu 2002

September 22 2012

44 Palestinians head back to UN seeking non-member state status

11 Exile and the prophetic: The Americanization of Israeli power

4 The UC Student Association should be applauded for opposing all racism

6 Youths from Gaza, Palestine send a message to student BDS activists

4 Some initial thoughts on the MEK being delisted

88 Anti-Semitism is alive and well (in the U.S. political discourse, anyway)

50 A young Israeli woman gets her picture taken with African ‘animals’

16 Jingoism: ‘those Muslims are so primitive they killed our ambassador over a movie’

205 Walt, Munayyer, and Mearsheimer offer one state scenarios, and my response

143 Change of plan

September 21 2012

2 Exile and the Prophetic: Researching the Jewish future in the Israel State Archives

28 State Department set to take violent Iranian group off terror list

55 The true crisis of Zionism: silent majority of US Jews have never supported it

45 Romney dirge for two-state solution causes widespread panic among those fearing for Israel

2 Neocon luminaries Kovner and Miller circulate at ‘Iraq war godfather’s’ birthday party

3 New AIPAC spox reflects the pro-Israel tent having worked for Lieberman, McCain and the Christian Coalition

7 Romney adopts Netanyahu’s ‘red line’ on Iran

0 New year’s resolution, still good after 66 years

8 Ross and Dershowitz close rank behind Obama and reassure, there’s no daylight

13 Norway pulls tax-exempt status from organization that provides financial support to settlements

5 Anti-Muslim men behaving badly

31 Media coverage of anti-American protests turns a political clash into a cultural conflict

6 Palestinian Authority carries out mass arrests across West Bank, including journalists and opposition activists

September 20 2012

17 ‘New Yorker’ editor says article was not a push for war

21 3 NY Jewish groups condemn Pam Geller’s ‘savages’ ad in subways

62 Friedman’s mirror

23 Fraudsters: New report highlights how Islamophobes have no expertise in the religion they claim to know

16 Obama’s latest UN appointment is calculated to increase US esteem in Europe and Arab world — Not

22 Wallace Shawn endorses Russell Tribunal on Palestine and takes on the ‘singling-out’ critics

2 Exile and the Prophetic: The next four years

84 Florida election theatrics: Netanyahu fearmongering on the campaign trail

6 ‘Do you know what the word Savage means in the dictionary of the desecrated?’ — Mark Gonzales

15 Gregory Harms on the earthly interests of power

142 IHT’s unkind, inaccurate cut: ‘Germany making Jews feel unwelcome’

166 Stoking fear of ‘genocide,’ an academic pushes Israel to war

9 ‘NYT’ puts East Jerusalem in Israel

16 Pssst, Maureen Dowd– Colin Powell said neoconservative ‘ideologues’ pushed Iraq war out of concern for Israel

September 19 2012

23 Dowd’s stalwart defenders lead counter-attack on neocons for pushing disastrous war

3 ‘I will die for my freedom’ letter from prison by Zakaria Zubeidi, director of the Jenin Freedom Theatre

47 Pro-Israel ads suggesting Muslims are ‘savage’ set to arrive in NY subways next week

19 Meet the donors who likely attended Romney’s Florida fundraiser

7 Exile and the prophetic: When David Gregory came to my seder

31 Indyk and Goldberg insist on Obama’s red lines for war with Iran

38 Romney’s defeat will expose the lobby’s weakness

28 Resolution: UC Student Association opposes all racism, whether anti-Semitism on campus or racism of Israeli human rights violations

10 British blowback and the killing of the US ambassador in Libya

5 Declassified documents show American ‘outrage’ over U.S. marine shot at by Israeli colonel

September 18 2012

1 Exile and the Prophetic: The prophetic under the banyan tree (thought poem on the Jewish new year)

19 Palestine: the path toward Iranian de-escalation

93 Maureen Dowd accuses the neocons of fomenting war — and is promptly tarred as an anti-Semite

27 Israel’s version of the two-state ‘solution’ is anything but dead

234 In new leaked tapes, Romney rejects two-state solution – ‘The idea of pushing on the Israelis to give something up to get the Palestinians to act is the worst idea in the world’
Alex Kane and Adam Horowitz

September 17 2012

34 Romney brags he’s got Netanyahu’s campaign consultants (and he’ll shoot you before telling their secrets)
Phil Weiss and Alex Kane

11 Newsweek: From ‘Black Rage’ to ‘Muslim Rage’

10 Robert Gates addresses private security conference on Afghanistan, Iran, China, and the expansion of the NSA

15 America: connect the dots

74 David Sheen: Alternate cover for Newsweek that will never see the light of day

37 ‘NYT’ responds to Netanyahu: ‘Israelis misled and bullied US’ before Sabra and Shatila too

2 Freedom Theatre co-founder Zubeidi detained by PA 19 more days; on hunger strike to death

13 NPR’s Raz cites Adelson support for rabbi candidate without any mention of Israel issue

2 Exile and the prophetic: If Rosh Hashanah returns

12 Israel/Palestine issue is source of Muslim mistrust of US, but NYT and NBC can’t touch that one

46 Is this predictable, or what?

23 David Gregory walks back bow to Netanyahu as ‘leader of the Jewish people’

September 16 2012

102 Israeli hasbara effort– ‘Justice for Jewish refugees from Arab countries’– gets pushback from Baghdadi Jews

0 Exile and the prophetic: James Baldwin’s coalition is ours

101 Netanyahu’s touchdown: David Gregory interviews ‘the leader of the Jewish people’ without talking Palestine

24 It’s not about religion, says Gregory Harms. I say it is

8 Rosh Hashanah 5773: Let the man in front of the tank win

9 Sabra and Shatila, 30 years later

9 CA’s largest student union condemns resolution HR 35, tells UC Regents stop profiting from Israeli occupation
Student for Justice in Palestine at UC Berkeley

34 Netanyahu on ‘Meet the Press’ — ‘leader of the Jewish people’ rejects containment, can’t explain why he’s going to American voters

3 Happy new year (except for Giants fans)

2 Taliban claims responsibility for brazen attack on Afghan NATO base

September 15 2012

42 Glimpse into the mind of a Netanyahu minion

149 Beinart says the rightwing lobby panicked Obama on Jerusalem (Yes, why?)

1 Exile and the prophetic: Living in the Oprasphere

64 Obama will go to NY to see Letterman– but not Netanyahu

September 14 2012

15 Adelson is punching bag for Axelrod, but Axelrod doesn’t dare mention Adelson’s big issue

76 Career protection and the Israel lobby

2 Exile and the prophetic: Mahatma Condi

184 Moses and Mohammed are not equivalent figures in Jewish and Islamic faiths

13 Israel grabs hundreds of acres of Nablus olive trees to build ‘Israeli bypass road’

30 Romney runs from ‘neocon’ label– because Americans reject neoconservatism by more than 2 to 1!
Alex Kane and Phil Weiss

13 Romney praises Netanyahu’s ‘service for peace’

17 Republican Jewish Coalition flyer uses Aaron David Miller against Obama

September 13 2012

19 Israel seeks to resume building on private Palestinian land in 40 West Bank settlements

15 Earlham College drops Sabra hummus over involvement in Israeli human rights violations

296 Coptic Christian leader of organization that produced anti-Muslim film spoke at Pamela Geller’s anti-mosque rally

3 Exile and the Prophetic: Our Jewish anechoic chamber

28 Treasury official who cranks up the heat on Iran can’t take the heat in New York

1 Rania’s family, and a summer camp breakthrough

September 12 2012

125 Amb. Christopher Stevens appears to have been killed in premeditated al-Qaeda attack

101 Netanyahu’s warmongering spells high noon for the Israel lobby

207 ‘After Zionism’ at the Brecht Forum next Tuesday night

4 Exile and the prophetic: Missing Muna

15 Netanyahu once said ‘America is a thing you can move very easily’ — where does he want to move it with his latest Iran outbursts?

7 Why does Goldberg inject Holocaust into Netanyahu’s calculations? (To play us)

8 NYT: ‘neocon leaders assumed power at Pentagon’ under Bush and fixated on Iraq, ignoring Al-Qaeda

17 How the Jewish establishment’s litmus test on Israel fuels anti-Muslim bigotry
Donna Nevel and Elly Bulkin

118 The conversion of Joel Kovel (Part 2)

241 AP reported anti-Islam film that sparked protests was made to help Israel, but questions surround producer of the film
Adam Horowitz and Phil Weiss

5 Fatah youth chant against Fayyad, they’re met with chants against Abbas

3 Alice Walker and Desmond Tutu endorse upcoming Russell Tribunal on Palestine in New York City

September 11 2012

1 Exile and the Prophetic: A cross on the beach

42 Report: Daniel Pipes and David Horowitz gave money to anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders

24 ‘New Yorker’ publishes Israel lobbyist’s ‘flagrant’ evidence of Syrian-North Korean collaboration — ‘color photographs’!

94 Netanyahu goes after Obama: ‘Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel’

39 Michael Moore says Palestinians have gotten a ‘raw deal’

18 You say Jucheck, I say CHKJEW, let’s call the whole thing off

11 Despite pressure from pro-Israel organizations, Judith Butler to receive the Adorno Prize today

27 Protests against Palestinian Authority and high cost of living rock West Bank

3 Palestinian real estate developer participates in conference promoting Israel as ‘high-tech haven’

22 Is there no Plan B on Iran?

86 On charges of anti-Semitism and Palestinian solidarity activism

September 10 2012

35 New Mexico Jewish Federation mounts pressure against Sabeel conference, but it won’t stop me

25 Sarah Schulman takes on pinkwashing at OUT Magazine

6 California academics: State assembly resolution on Palestine activism ‘poses clear threat’ to academic freedom

60 Blacklist: 4 Israel critics have now been purged from Democratic Party-linked orgs

2 Exile and the Prophetic: Sounding the prophetic gong

13 Alternative Focus Video: The No State Solution

4 Freedom Theatre’s Zubeidi to start ‘death fast’ to protest indefinite detention in PA prison

September 9 2012

9 Exile and the Prophetic: Rabbis for Jewish rights

11 Video: Signs from the West Bank

42 Boycott advocates hope that Red Hot Chili Peppers will call off Monday nite gig in Tel Aviv

70 NPR’s Bob Garfield says a listener who senses pro-Israel bias has ‘a receiver in his dental fillings’

September 8 2012

65 Iran/Palestine (keep your eye on the ball)

12 Clockwork hasbara

29 The enemy

49 Obama’s spineless deference to Netanyahu is now perceived by a wide range of Americans

2 Exile and the Prophetic: Plus suffering

46 ‘Washington Post’ says Netanyahu should lead U.S. on Iran policy

75 ‘Haaretz’ columnist gets to talk about dual loyalty and Israel dragging US into war

20 DNC chair: ‘I bring my love of Israel to work every day’ and our platform is more pro-Israel than GOP’s

September 7 2012

175 Baltzer, Finkelstein and Chomsky to speak on state of American Jews re Jewish state

29 Jon Stewart: We’ve finally discovered evidence of Democratic voter fraud Republicans are always complaining about

33 Welcome to colonized Jerusalem — the capital of Israel

159 Confronting anti-semitic discourses head on: How to avoid self-silencing

9 Only when we strip the ‘disguise’ apartheid Israel wears in the west will US support democratic struggle

5 Exile and the Prophetic: Einstein on (my) beach

24 Tom Friedman’s restless quest

9 ‘Continuous settler violence’ stirs EU condemnation, leaves 6-year-old boy sleepless

7 ‘I thought the Democrats supported a two-state solution, Madame Speaker’

24 Iran hysteria show is closing down now, sequel due in spring — Time

21 Obama must ‘starkly’ break with ‘ethnic group politics’ — or cede US sovereignty re Iran

3 Only a strong grassroots movement can change US politics on Middle East — JVP

September 6 2012

70 Open letter from Ismail Hanneya to Occupy Charlotte protesting the DNC: ‘We salute you’

21 In leaked e-mail exchange, FBI official says NYPD intelligence activities are ‘felonious’

41 Netanyahu can ‘squeeze’ Obama because media and Congress will take his side if he attacks Iran

4 Exile and the Prophetic: Preparing our defense for the coming days of awe

8 NYPD Blue (& white)

99 The conversion of Joel Kovel (Part 1)

4 U.S. election features Palestine

137 In caving on Jerusalem, Dems pulled back the curtain on the lobby

September 5 2012

106 Dems buckle, will add language to party platform referring to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

27 Influential Israeli org ‘Regavim’ focused on expelling Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line

32 Dems have thrown two-state solution under the bus — J Street and Beinart say

12 Wasserman Schultz: Jews must explain there’s ‘no daylight’ between Dems and GOP on Israel

29 Dersh to get on the horn to White House to complain about anti-Israel ‘extremists’ hijacking Dems platform

32 Wrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity

1 Event: Deepa Kumar’s new book on Islamophobia to be launched in New York

3 Exile and the Prophetic: Zen and the Art of Star of David Helicopter Gunship Maintenance

19 Saban makes the Likudnik argument for Obama — forget about two states

13 Students slam controversial UC ‘campus climate report’ on Palestine solidarity activism

6 Excellent news for the third world

2 Call for submissions: International contest to support Palestinian prisoners

September 4 2012

37 Romney and Pro-Israel Dems attack party platform, but insider says AIPAC reviewed platform language and had no problem

63 Pro-Israel activists turn to cartoons in effort to tackle delegitimization on campus
Annie Robbins and Adam Horowitz

87 Price tag vandals attack Latrun Monastery; set fire to door and spray paint ‘Jesus is a monkey’

109 Sam Harris in full: court intellectual, mystic, and supporter of the Iraq war

25 Australian papers cover atrocities documented by Israeli soldiers group, but Aussie Jewish orgs blindly deny the reports

7 Exile and the Prophetic: Now Isaiah knows

3 Two hunger strikers in administrative detention face ‘imminent danger to lives’ as Gazans rally

9 California legislator promise to affirm free speech rights on campus earns praise of Palestine solidarity activists

5 18-year-old Gazan sets self on fire, protesting conditions similar to those Mohammad Bouazizi took on

September 3 2012

22 New report documents ‘war crime of pillage’ by BDS target Ahava

69 Obama talks to Iran and washes hands of Israeli attack, Ynet reports

7 Exile and the Prophetic: Zen and the art of special book collections

9 Let’s have an election-year debate over US ‘complicity’ in Israel push for war

10 Israel’s nuclear arsenal is used to coerce the US on Middle East policy

15 Rightwing Israeli politician plans US tour to attack Obama for lack of leadership re Iran

September 2 2012

35 Migron eviction: Israel evacuates 300 settlers

477 American Jews who choose ‘humanitarian values’ over Zionism are tempting another Holocaust –Gordis’s blackmail

4 Israeli soldiers attack 14-year-old Palestinian boy– he had no idea why he was beaten

4 Exile and the prophetic: What about an Encyclopedia Prophetica?

September 1 2012

5 Exile and the prophetic: War crimes

26 WaPo on DC career game: ‘If you want to get ahead, you protect Israel, you don’t talk about illegal settlements’

39 ‘NYT’ serves as echo chamber for Israeli hawks, quoting 7 on Iran, plus 2 Israel lobbyists

17 In attacking Romney, Democratic p.r. firm embraces ‘pro-Israel necons’

25 (Video) Romney’s Jerusalem is ‘the capital of Israel’ ad

145 A legacy of two martyrs