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September 2013

‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your fears’: More predictions before Netanyahu’s big day at the UN

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Here are the latest predictions on Netanyahu’s speech tomorrow to the U.N. General Assembly from intrepid Mondoweiss readers. For more predictions see here and here. And don’t forget to send yours in today! Paul Normandia shares damning evidence that Iran is being aided by Rube Goldberg in its quest for nukes: E.H. Munro believes Netanyahu’s […]

Obama and Netanyahu discuss the colonial question of questions on Iran

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This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. If you followed Max Blumenthal’s tweets last night from the Cooper Union event featuring Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, it went pretty much as I expected.  Little new.  […]

UN stats show Israeli home demolitions increased as peace talks started

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Compiled, in Kate’s temporary absence, by Shadi Fadda of the Int’l Univ. of Sarajevo, who founded the Today in Palestine newslist back in 2002. Apartheid, Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Israel increases rate of home demolitions as peace talks chug along In August, a month after peace talks resumed, Israel leveled another […]

Daniel Levy on ‘boxing in Bibi’

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Expect all eyes on Netanyahu over the next few days, having arrived in the US for a 3 day visit which includes a meeting with Obama tomorrow culminating in a much anticipated address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. The Jerusalem Post cites an Israeli official “We are aware that in this atmosphere we […]

Hotel Rwanda at Cooper Union

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This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. It’s getting scarier, scandalous really, with Netanyahu in town once again. I remember when progressive Jews were certain that Ariel Sharon would never become Prime Minister.  Why?  Because Israel’s Jewish ethical center […]

A honeymoon apart

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(This is cross–posted from Sameeha Elwan’s blog Here, I was Born) This is how we planned it: I get my Schengen visa to attend a Peace conference in Geneva and then we fly, together, to France, where we first met, for a honeymoon, his university registration and to be reunited with our friends there. “It’s […]

Netanyahu is the wolf in wolf’s clothing

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This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. The President of Iran left the United States yesterday after a telephone conversation with President Obama.  The good news is that some kind of nuclear agreement may be forthcoming. Good news for […]

Israel’s real fear: shift in balance of power with a normalized Iran

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In the wake of the Iranian opening — see photos tweeted by Rouhani account of the president’s arrival in NY, travels with his Foreign Minister, after historic phone conversation with Obama– many Israelis are completely beside themselves, but no one is taking them very seriously. The boy has cried wolf too many times. They simply […]

US, Iran and Spoilers

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Thankfully, at last, the leaders of Iran and the United States have exchanged civil, apparently well-intentioned words with one another. Many of us are pleased to see the possibility of rapprochement develop despite the persistently niggling awareness that an agitated Grinch lurks in the wings. Netanyahu may succeed in undermining a deal between America and […]

Settlers set up tents on Jerusalem land designated for Palestinian capital

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Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Jewish settlers occupy area west of Abu Dis OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (PIC) 25 Sept — A group of Jewish settlers installed a container and tents in an area west of Abu Dis in occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday night. Settlers hoisted Israeli flags and danced and reveled to celebrate […]

Mubarak says the road to Washington runs through Tel Aviv

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Earlier this week, David Kirkpatrick reported in The New York Times on secret recordings made by a doctor of ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. Mubarak said he had to use the Israel lobby to keep the aid flowing from Washington. The recordings suggest that Mr. Mubarak subscribes to some of the far-fetched conspiracy theories that […]

Facts on the Ground Peace Index: Volume II

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The Institute for Middle East Understanding has compiled a “Facts on the Ground Peace Index” to track Israeli actions on the ground since new talks were announced this summer. For Volume I see here. Covering Period: August 27, 2013 to September 25, 2013 While the first month of Israeli-Palestinian talks was marked primarily by a series of […]

What Jewish leader is willing to take up the opportunity Rouhani has provided?

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This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page. When is enough never enough?  When you’re dealing with the Israeli and the American Jewish establishments and don’t bow down to Israel’s One State/Limited Palestinian Autonomy option you’re going to come up […]

Abbas’s speech to UN General Assembly, transcript

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This is an official transcript of Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly today. PDF here. Abbas was introduced as president of the state of Palestine. Mr. President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, At the outset, I extend my congratulations to H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremid on […]