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In 1990 ‘Nightline’ town hall, Jewish leaders call Mandela ‘hypocritical’ and ‘amoral’ over support for PLO, Koppel warns it isn’t politically wise to upset lobby
In a 1990 New York town hall meeting broadcast on Nightline, Ted Koppel presses Nelson Mandela on his support for the Palestinians and the political fallout this may cause in the U.S.
Despite attempts to shut down Max Blumenthal’s book tour stop at the liberal think tank the New America Foundation, his lecture on Israeli policies to “finish 48″ was well received.
A spirited debate has followed Susan Abulhawa’s critical review of Michelle Corasanti’s book, The Almond Tree, originally posted on Aljazeera and reposted on Mondoweiss together with the author’s rebuttal. Hatim Kanaaneh tries to bring the discussion to some kind of amicable end:
Michelle Cohen Corasanti’s response to Susan Abulhawa’s critique of The Almond Tree proves Abulhawa’s point about the book coming off as informed by white privilege and the white savior complex.
Marvel has announced that the leading character in their new comic book series will be a Muslim girl.
Gobsmacked in Gotham: A lot of people have been passing a New York Times piece on the return of Avigdor Lieberman to the post of Israeli Foreign Minister. Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Jodi Rudoren gushes about how much kinder and gentler he is since his suspension, but media from around the world continues to rake him over the coals for his provocative and racist statements against Arabs. Most recently Lieberman defended the Prawer Plan by saying Israel is “fighting for the lands of the Jewish people and there are those [ie Palestinians and Bedouin] who intentionally try to rob and seize them.”
Max Blumenthal’s reply to Eric Alterman’s latest piece attacking him and his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. The Nation declined to publish Blumenthal’s response.
Corasanti responds to Abulhawa: My purpose in writing ‘The Almond Tree’ was to shine a light on Palestinian suffering and help bring about peace
Michelle Cohen Corasanti responds to Susan Abulhawa’s review The Almond Tree: When novels distort legacies of struggle.
Edward Said showed us how fiction has sometimes been used to perpetuate oppression. This is particularly apparent when white privilege narrates marginalised lives without navigating ethical considerations inherent to the task of representing historic wounds and enduring struggles of another people. Some want to “expose injustice” through fiction. While such impulse is admirable, when coupled with racist assumptions or lack of emotional comprehension of a people’s culture, the result is often muting of already marginalised voices, theft of their narrative, stripping of their agency, and caricaturising of their humanity.
On November 19 and 20 the New York Times website published a two-part interview with Josef Koudelka about his new book of photos called “Wall: Israeli and Palestinian Landscapes.” The article contained an important error about the path of the Wall that Henry Norr set out to fix.
An Isabel Kershner article on a photo exhibit about Palestinian refugees gives more space to Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yigal Palmor to denounce the exhibit than to UNWRA staffers to explain it. And ignores actual Palestinian refugees all together.
Max Blumenthal is scheduled to discuss his book Goliath at the New America Foundation in Washington DC on Wednesday, December 4th. Afraid that Blumenthal’s reporting has breached the walls of the beltway, Israel’s defenders have started the predictable McCarthyite campaign to shut it down.
During the recent power outages Gazan Aya El Zinati made this knockout video with clips of her friend Susan Abulhawa reading ‘Black’, a masterful harsh/heart-thrashing critical poem from her first volume of poetry My Voice Sought the Wind.
A few days ago Abir Kopty found a November episode of a Ukrainian game show where an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldier nonchalantly discussed killing Palestinian children.
Boston Globe reporter defends absence of Bedouin and Palestinians from article on water in the Negev
Boston-area Palestinian rights activist Nancy Murray recently wrote Boston Globe reporter Erin Ailworth about her November 17th article “In Israel, water where there was none”, read their correspondence.
Boston Globe article on water partnership gets the story wrong in Massachusetts and Israel/Palestine
A November 17 article in the Boston Globe titled “In Israel, water where there was none” details the emerging water partnership between Massachusetts and Israel, a union sparked by Governor Deval Patrick’s visit to the Holy Land on a 2011 trade mission. It’s a detailed and picturesque chronicle of the events leading up to today—one that erases, in entirety, the experiences of low-income people in the United States or Palestinians on the far side of the sea. The Globe omits any mention of disparities in access to water, or state policies that allow select segments of the population the power to direct how the current flows.
Just World Books has published “My Voice Sought the Wind,” a collection of poems by Susan Abulhawa, the Palestinian activist and author of Mornings in Jenin. Read one poem from the book titled “Wala.”
Israel and its apologists can no longer defend the country on its merits, instead they must try to suppress debate
Josh Ruebner responds to an attack from Tammi Rossman-Benjamin in the New York Daily News against Brooklyn College President Karen Gould and the university’s Political Science Department for encouraging an open debate on campus about Israel’s apartheid policies toward Palestinians. Ruebner writes, “Israel and its apologists can no longer defend on its merits Israel and its apartheid policies toward Palestinians. Instead, they must try to suppress any such discussion from occurring in the first place because they are backing a losing argument.”
Showtime’s hit TV series “Homeland” is about Obama’s war on terror. Similar to 24, a popular show during the Bush era, it provides a means for the national-security state to publicize fantasies of terrorist threat, while setting new norms of acceptability on issues like surveillance and political violence. It not only sells the public on the notion that the War on Terror has become a permanent state of emergency, but that educated, sober, ethical, and smart people are in charge and that we should trust them to guard us.
The New York Times reports a new show for the USA Network will take place in Jerusalem.
Israeli Oscar contender “Bethlehem” is another film similar to Lebanon, Waltz With Bashir, Walk on Water, and a dozen other recent titles that manage to turn its security industry personnel into the victims, rather than first, and foremost, the perpetrators of violence.
Legendary music start Pat Boone markets plots of Israeli land to Christian Zionists in infomercials for an evangelical Texas television network. Better get in soon, though– the price lately jumped 1000 percent!
Variety magazine chose to do a piece on the BDS movement’s appeals to musicians not to perform in Israel. As a BDS supporter, I was initially excited that such a prominent, mainstream entertainment magazine would write about the movement, as it might raise the movement’s profile among readers unfamiliar with the political implications of performances in Israel. However, I was quickly disappointed when the scant research put into this article and its disparaging tone became apparent.
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