Category Archives: Beyondoweiss

Please help us continue to cover breaking news from Israel/Palestine, and as a thank you get Ali Abunimah’s new book

Mondo is helping to change the conversation about Israel and Palestine, but we need help to do so. Please contribute; and for all those who give $30 or more, a special offer: Ali Abunimah’s new book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine.

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Pardon our interruption

Mondo readers noticed that the site was down for a couple hours this morning. For a good reason: we had to change servers due to growing traffic

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Let’s Get Cooking: The summer Mondoweiss fundraising drive


It’s summer, and we have a wonderful gift for those who give $80 or more to our June fundraiser: a book of Palestinian cooking. Your choice, either Olives, Lemons & Za’atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking from Rawia Bishara, the owner of the legendary New York restaurant Tanoreen, or The Gaza Kitchen, an exciting compilation of Mediterranean specialties by Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt. We depend on readers for support, and again and again you have come through. Thank you!

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Always looking for your Mondoweiss fix? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & our new and improved newsletter

Sign up for the new and improved Mondoweiss newsletter and follow Mondoweiss on Facebook and Twitter.

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Happy new year from Mondoweiss

Thank you for another wonderful year of Mondoweiss. In what has become somewhat of a yearly tradition around these parts, here is a rundown of some of our site stats from the past year.

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Guilty on Christmas

Ari Shavit says that progressive American Jews need Israel like “oxygen” so as not to assimilate. His is a culturally-conservative argument

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A loving remembrance of Peter Kaplan


Peter Kaplan, longtime New York editor, who among many other accomplishments launched the website Mondoweiss, died on Friday in NY, at 59.

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Join Mondoweiss on Facebook

Mondoweiss is now ramping up our presence on Facebook. We’re posting a lot more frequently and are looking to jumpstart conversation on our Facebook page in addition to the comments page on this site.

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Video: My friend frees bird caught in garage

I was a phoebe, nothing more, Emily Dickinson wrote, and Justin Allen underlines the theme in a video saving a phoebe trapped in a garage

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Was James Gandolfini sucked into Tony Soprano’s fierce dream?

Carmen Soprano recognized what was happening to her life and to Meadow because of marriage to Tony but she simply was not able to give up the power she wielded in the community and the material goods.

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Bill Clinton is Weiner’s role model, not his boss

Anthony Weiner thinks he can tough it out, like Bill Clinton. But if the Clinton scandals had come out when Clinton was running, he wouldn’t have become president.

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What the Tour de France doesn’t teach you about life

A good guy won the Tour de France, which is an extreme sport with beautiful scenery and monuments to warfare, and dedicated to wealthy nations

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Mondoweiss under construction this weekend

We’ll be doing some routine maintenance on the site over the weekend and there may be sporadic moments when the site is down.

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Ninny Middleton doesn’t understand the job description

Prince Charles has mommy issues, and the Queen has a hard life. But that’s the job

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‘Commentary’ slams me for struggling with the elite issue

A report on a Vuillard show on NPR highlights the importance of a Jewish elite in European cultural politics, and ours too

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Soccer’s tragic flaw made a farce of Euro Cup final

During the Euro Cup final between Spain and Italy yesterday, ESPN commentators said that they were hoping for a spectacular game to show off the greatness of soccer to an American audience– as opposed to the ugly final between Spain … Continue reading

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Race, class, religion– an American wedding

Middle class kids are building postracial America

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My wife explains the conflict to a friend

People say the Israel Palestine conflict is complicated. It’s not

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Aaron Sorkin’s anachronism

Writer of The Social Network imposed a victimized narrative on Mark Zuckerberg, who’s anything but

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What forestry teaches us about ethnic cleansing

Our ancestors got away with destroying old growth forests. South Americans today are held to a higher standard

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On the sidewalk in Hamburg– ‘Hier wohnte’

Memorials to victims of the Holocaust are embedded in Hamburg street in front of house where the couple lived

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‘Death of a Salesman’ came out of an intermarriage

‘I had arrived at the psychological role of mediator between the Jews and America, and among Americans themselves’ –Arthur Miller on his intermarriage in 1940

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Shmully and guilt

Sabbath dinner at the Eliezer Society at Yale turns into a heated discussion of Israel/Palestine

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Auden wrote ‘by far’ the best book in 1945, but was denied the Pulitzer for alleged Communism and aloofness from WW II

Frankly political considerations guided the Pulitzer Prize award for poetry in 1945, at the end of the war

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Episcopalian twit (a review of JFK’s former mistress’s memoir)

We read memoirs in order to judge the people who wrote them

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