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.
Search Results for:
Mondoweiss co-editors Adam Horowitz and Philip Weiss talk with Palestinian human rights activist and co-founder of the BDS movement Omar Barghouti on the tenth anniversary of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions again Israel.
Mondoweiss is a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective.
I’ve been reading some of my own press. “Gay State Girl” anathematizes me and this site at Richard Witty’s blog:
Mondoweiss.net had 12.3 million visits to the site this year, and our top post got 322,000 views and was by Allison Deger, detailing an incident in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel caused Palestinian teen Reem Sawhil to cry with a lecture about unwelcome immigrants in Germany
Read part two of Phil Weiss’s undercover report from the Israeli settlements. Israeli society broadly has turned its back on the idea of a Palestinian state and supports the colonization of East Jerusalem and the West Bank. There is now one state because that is what Israeli Jews want, but the American media won’t tell us that.
Israeli settlers on the West Bank tell Phil Weiss they are continuing the work of redeeming the land for Jews that early Zionists began when they expelled Palestinians in 1948, and that in the last year even the Tel Aviv establishment has come to recognize that there will never be a Palestinian state. Weiss reports from five days he spent undercover in Israeli settlements using the Airbnb service.
I know it’s early but this Sunday at 9:30 a.m., there will be a number of good speakers at Busboys and Poets in Washington to talk about Gaza and the Goldstone Report. Notably Phyllis Bennis of Institute for Policy Studies and Laila El-Haddad, new author and a contributor to this Goldstone book. I’m going to […]
"Midnight on the Mavi Marmara," the lightning quick volume edited by Moustafa Bayoumi, from O/R Books, is now available. You can buy it here. Quite a lineup of authors, including Henning Mankell, who says: “We have been attacked while in international waters. That means the Israelis have behaved like pirates … The moment they start […]
Hilda Silverman Memorial Lecture in Cambridge Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. to be delivered by Phil Weiss, founder and co-editor of Mondoweiss.net. First Church Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden St.
Trump has named son-in-law Jared Kushner a senior adviser on Middle East issues. I doubt Kushner, who comes from a Zionist family, has the worldliness necessary to achieving anything in that area. Kushner fired me ten years ago after I started reporting on the Israeli occupation.
Jay Lefkowitz served high in the Bush administration. His daughter is now in the Israeli army
Muhanned Qafesha, a resident of Tel Rumeida in Hebron, takes Mondoweiss through the arduous journey residents of the city have been subjected to since Israel made the town a closed military zone in November. Israeli soldiers detain and harass filmmakers Sheren Khalel and Abed Al Qaisi as they attempt to report Qafesha’s story.
I started using the words “dual loyalty” about a year and a half ago. Wondered what door I’d pushed open. Now Commentary’s Noah Pollak has accused The American Conservative of “un-American” language over a reference to Israel’s “fifth column,” and…
A year end thank you from Mondoweiss.
Dear Mondoweiss readers: we are asking for your help to raise $60,000 by December 31. Over the next few weeks, as we ask you to contribute financially to our success and growth, we’ll be publishing their statements in a series: “What Mondoweiss Means To Me.” Please donate, and tell us what Mondoweiss means to you.
Everyone who subscribes will get a sustainer star beside his or her handle on comments. We will continue to enhance site features.
The New York Post, the sensationalistic right-wing daily in New York, is joining the smear campaign against Moustafa Bayoumi, the Brooklyn College professor and the editor of the newly released book titled Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How it Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict. In […]
Is it anti-Semitic to talk about money in politics when so many Republican presidential hopefuls are courting Israel supporters?
A post by Philip Weiss yesterday spoke of the Other Israel Film Festival (OIFF) in good light. It is important that we also hear the other side of this story and recognize the politics behind the event. Recently, the director of the OIFF, Carole Zabar, wrote an article where she threw several unfounded accusations at the Palestinian Campaign […]
In Cairo my wife made a friend called Luc at the hotel, but I got off on the wrong foot with him. I thought he was a flake and didn’t give him the time of day.
Recently we ran a piece by Gabriel Ash, first published on “Jews sans frontieres,” that was critical of Norman Finkelstein for his repeated assertion that those pushing Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel are a cult. Finkelstein has responded at his site with a post titled “Of cults and flunkies.” He encouraged us to post it.
Entry 34 in the Mondo Awards end-of-the-year Inspire-us contest is a nomination of George Khoury, board member of Sabeel. Palestinian Christian George Khoury said he has gone through a “hell of a history.” When he was 6 years old, he suffered during the 1948 Nakba, or catastrophe, in which close to a million Palestinians were […]
Yesterday the Senate confirmed the president of a settler financing group, who called left-wing Jews ‘kapos’ and accused Barack Obama of “blatant ani-Semitism” (on more than one occasion), as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel.
While Richard Gere was in Israel and the occupied West Bank promoting his film “Norman,” he was recorded in an unguarded moment wandering the desolate streets of Hebron’s Old City. A dumbfounded Gere is near at a loss for words in the clip, which aired on Israel’s Channel 2 network. “I mean it’s like…it’s exactly like what the what the Old South was in America. Blacks knew where they could go, they could drink from that fountain, they couldn’t go over there, they couldn’t eat in that place. It was well understood. You didn’t cross it or you’d get your head beat in or lynched,” Gere said.