Foreign policy debate between Romney and Obama will be in the bosom of the Israel lobby, Boca Raton, FL.
Monthly Archives: September 2012
There’s no way Iran would nuke Israel and Palestine, Trudy Rubin says in Phila Inquirer — and destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque?
Some inspired parodies of Netanyahu’s “Acme Bomb” moment at the UN
The guardians of the sacred always end as cartoon-like figures. They turn the sacred into cartoons, too. Once the sacred and their guardians are reduced to cartoons, the prophets feast. Even on twitter.
Who would you want at your wedding? Israel!
Netanyahu feels pretty good about his trip to NY to instigate World War 3, the Onion jokes
Netanyahu continues to inject himself into our presidential campaign, and both candidates are there for him
A new poll shows that the Arab-American community still largely supports President Barack Obama. But 15 percent of those who voted for Obama in 2008 have not declared their support for him this year.
A surprisingly frank discussion of the dual loyalty issue in the Nation. Norman Birnbaum hits Netanyahu for recklessly exposing US Jews to the charge
You can’t be taken seriously in Washington unless you supported the Iraq disaster. The rule still holds: NPR lauds Ken Pollack
The Forward has an excellent report on how the California State Assembly relied on an EU-originated definition of anti-Semitism that includes harsh criticisms of Israel
Those on the Jewish Left have regained part of their Jewishness by knowing that this Jewish equation is wrong – and by being on the run, again. The content of their Jewishness is exile and the prophetic. Many have reclaimed this specifically Jewish content precisely because other Jews claim a Jewishness highlighted by a false stability and an contextually absurd foundational identity.
Arnold & Porter has received millions in fees representing Israel in the U.S. The Washington Post runs an editorial supporting Iran attack by Arnold & Porter lawyers without providing readers with this information
Of the major Palestinian cities in the West Bank, Nablus can often be overshadowed by the financial and political pseudo-capital, Ramallah, or the tourist-packed Bethlehem, or even the southern city of Hebron, besieged by settlers and a focal point for activism. Yet Nablus has its own history of being a center for culture, commerce, and resistance.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (really) likes using visual aids. He has brought to the podium Xeroxed copies of old letters, meeting minutes and, now, a dazzlingly crude drawing of a cartoon bomb to illustrate this fearsome inevitability. Here’s a quick look at years past
The New Yorker, which runs a weekly cartoon caption contest, has branched out to photos. Inspired by Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance at the the UN yesterday, the magazine has started a caption contest for a photo of Netanyahu holding a chart of a bomb.
Palestinian Authority: Running Israel’s Guantanamo, Linah Alsaafin Scores of political detainees held in Israeli jails are released only to then be arrested by the Palestinian Authority, who is living up to its reputation of being Israel’s hired police force. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/palestinian-authority-running-israels-guantanamo?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AlAkhbarEnglish+%28Al+Akhbar+English%29 Land Theft and Destruction / Ethnic Cleansing / Restriction of Movement / Apartheid & Occupation […]
The Freedom Bus (sponsored by Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre) traveled to Beit Ummar, a village surrounded by seven settlements which have confiscated much of Beit Ummar’s land and almost all its water. A fire broke out in the woods where we were having lunch. This one was probably set by kids rather than […]
This post is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. You have to love Alan Dershowitz even if you can’t stand him. How Dershowitz survives at Harvard is an amazing feat. Then again, judging from aspects of Harvard’s history, perhaps it […]
Munayyer, Barghouthi, Bennis, Levy, Kopty and Barghouti weigh in on UN speeches for the Institute for Middle East Understanding
Abbas spoke repeatedly of a “new Nakba” in his speech to the UN focusing on the Israeli occupation, a speech the US cable stations would not air
Last year it was Netanyahu’s warning against the “Insatiable Crocodile of Militant Islam”, and this year it was a bomb torn from the pages of Spy v.s. Spy. Netanyahu’s seemingly homemade prop was the cause of much conversation.
Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohammed Morsi, gave an historic speech at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. The focus of Morsi’s speech was Palestine — yet you wouldn’t know it if you read the New York Times. The preoccupation of its reporter seemed to be the Egyptian leader’s omission of a stalwart defense of free […]
MSNBC and CNN can’t show Abbas, but they promise they’ll show Netanyahu speech