Author Archives: Committee for the Open Discussion of Zionism

About Committee for the Open Discussion of Zionism

Abdeen Jabara is a civil rights attorney in New York. He helped found the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

Next week in New York: Panel featuring civil rights lawyers explores BDS on campus

In two New York City events, civil rights attorneys Barbara Harvey and Rima Najjar Kapitan will discuss the legitimacy of non-violent BDS against the Israeli Occupation, including the cultural and academic boycott of Israel.

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Obama put the ball in Israel’s court

Obama is trying to protect US national security by getting Israelis to wake up to their isolation, which is isolating the U.S., too, says Abdeen Jabara

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Will AIPAC’s overreach on sequester/Iran elicit one complaint from a legislator?

That sequester? At a time when the U.S. is experiencing great economic difficulty, AIPAC doesn’t want Israel to “share the pain.”

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’5 Broken Cameras’ is reminiscent of ‘The Battle of Algiers’ (but the ‘NYT’ can’t tell you that)

Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat will be coming to the Film Forum this weekend to discuss his documentary about nonviolent resistance in Bil’in in Palestine. Typically, the ‘New York Times’ review said the film shows that the Israel/Palestine conflict is tragic and intractable and there are no rights or wrongs. But the truth is the film takes the Palestinian side, showing the life of resistance in all its humanity

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Media, US Politics | 14 Comments