Jeremiah Wright had to be destroyed because he said of 9/11, The chickens are coming home to roost. But all Americans must be wondering the same thing, given the Tsarnaev brothers’ ability to rip the fabric of a big city
Monthly Archives: April 2013
When a Jewish friend came out to Israel for Passover, Pamela Olson got him to lie to his family and visit her in Ramallah, where he saw the dancing traffic cop. Another amazing fact about Palestine that you have never heard about in the west, where we have destroyed a civilization in our discourse
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Apartheid West Bank convent loses appeal over Israeli separation barrier route Guardian 26 Apr by Harriet Sherwood — Catholic group criticises ruling after seven-year legal battle over barrier that will separate Cremisan nuns from most of their land — Israel is expected to press ahead with […]
The words Iraq and Afghanistan, however, never passed Obama’s or Bush’s lips, or those of the three other presidents who spoke at Bush library opening
500 protest settler harassment, the largest Palestinian demonstration of its kind in recent years
A delegation of 18 librarians, archivists and other information workers from Europe and North America will be visiting Palestine for two weeks this summer to help preserve cultural materials and records
Lanny Davis worked hard for Israel during the Gaza slaughter of ’08-’09– but the Times Magazine doesn’t ask him anything about his Israel lobbying
Obama adopted all of George Bush’s int’l security policies. But he couldn’t own up yesterday, opening the Bush Presidential Library
The window for the two-state solution was a few years in the ’90s. But because the US sided with Israel during its unending expansion, partition is now dead, and everyone in D.C. policy circles knows this but is afraid to say it out loud. “The emperor’s clothes are beautiful,” Rashid Khalidi says. In this interview about his new book, Brokers of Deceit, the Columbia scholar also says that his friend Barack Obama, then a state senator, asked him and his wife sympathetic questions about the Palestinian narrative back in Chicago, but he was developing his knowledge, not his solidarity.
A round-up of the latest news from Palestine.
Israeli columnist Gideon Levy calls for a “one person, one vote” movement to end Israeli control over Palestinian lives.
A smear campaign against UN Rapporteur Richard Falk distorts his words to claim that he blames Israel and the US for the Boston bombing—and that he believes the vicitms had it coming. Yet Falk never made the comments he was accused of making. Above, Falk talks at the United Nations.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel congratulates the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) for its principled support of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice recently told an audience that she spends a lot of her time defending Israel.
The Israeli military shot down a drone today that invaded Israeli airspace. The military is now scouring the Mediteranean Sea off the coast of Haifa in search of wreckage from the drone. The incident comes about six months after the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah sent a drone that invaded Israeli airspace.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is gone–and with him goes the Palestinian Arab Spring, according to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. The author is innocent about American politics and its relation to the politics he sees rampant in the Arab world. Friedman ignores the repression and corruption everywhere–even among the leaders of our American empire.
Founder and co-editor of Mondoweiss Phil Weiss is participating in a Middle East Policy Council (MEPC) discussion this morning on expanding the debate on Israel/Palestine.
The Israeli attorney general has announced that security officials can demand to search foreigners’ e-mail accounts when they try to enter the country.
Kenneth Feinberg, the Disaster Czar who oversaw the 9/11 and BP payouts to victims, is heading up One Fund Boston for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Amid the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, Feinberg published a book reflecting on his experience with the victims of September 11th. The book should encourage us to reflect more deeply on the culture of victimhood, compensation, memorials and the apolitical world they create.
Columbia University faculty are joining the campaign to pressure the retirement TIAA-CREF to divest from a number of companies that profit from contracts with the Israel Defense Forces. Staff members and students from Columbia University and Barnard College gathered yesterday to launch the call for divestment.
The Middle East Policy Council is hosting a discussion of the future of the debate over the conflict on Capitol Hill tomorrow, with Henry Siegman and Steve Walt and myself and Hussein Ibish. From 9:30 to noon, at Rayburn House Office Building.
Last week’s episode of “This American Life,” the popular public-radio show hosted by Ira Glass, included a striking 23-minute segment about the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. The piece was reported by Nancy Updike, an award-winning producer who’s been with the show since it began in 1995. Updike explores the routinized harassment of villagers in Nabi Saleh by the Israeli military. Above, Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian from the village.
UC Berkeley student president Connor Landgraf has announced that he will not veto the divestment bill that bill passed last week that divests ASUC funds from companies affiliated with the Israeli military and encourages the UC system to do the same.
Pamela J. Olson’s recently-published book, Fast Times in Palestine, is an important and welcome addition to the books written from personal experience living in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Kerry says it’s urgent to seek a two-state solution. But Eliot Engel, Obama’s airplane guest to Israel, blames Palestinians for the lack of negotiations at the same hearing