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Introducing Mondoweiss In Print: ‘The World the Settlers Made’

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“I learned more about Israel in these five days in Palestine than in any other trips I’ve made.” Mondoweiss is excited to share our first foray into the world of print, Phil Weiss’s reportage from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. “The World the Settlers Made” tells the story of five days in January 2016 that Phil Weiss spent immersed in the world of Israeli settlers. The experience gave him a vivid, immediate experience of their daily lives, and a greater understanding of the worldview shaping Israeli politics. “The World the Settlers Made” includes 21 pages of Phil’s reports and is on sale now.

i heart gaza

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Mohammad of Vancouver has a new website up that sells t-shirts and buttons for Gazan relief. Go there! –Phil Weiss

Responding to ‘the Atlantic’ smear on Mondoweiss

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Armin Rosen’s attack on Mondoweiss on the Atlantic website is about nothing more than policing the discourse on Israel. Rosen’s article on alleged anti-Semitism is a shoddy attempt at smearing Alex Kane, Mondoweiss and Peter Beinart. It was sparked by the fact that a mainstream publication, The Daily Beast (on Beinart’s Open Zion blog), had the audacity to publish two articles by Alex that speak in favor of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Katie Miranda’s ‘tele-summit’ for Palestinian freedom

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Katie Miranda introduces a “tele-summit” for action on Palestine: Huge shifts are happening in the struggle for Palestinian self-determination. If you’re ready to hear new ideas that will help invigorate the struggle, I invite you to join the Palestine Solidarity Telesummit

Memo to the Hampshire students

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You’ve made history. No doubt. Now your job is to build the movement nationally. How do you do that? You need publicity. There’s one thing Alan Dershowitz loves more than Israel. Publicity. You should exploit his love of publicity to…

Re: Comments ‘Signed’ by Me

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Some readers are abusing this site by leaving comments “signed” by Phil Weiss. I didn’t write these comments, I’m going to start taking them down when I get a minute; they’re misrepresentations. If you want to go after me, fine,…

A moving song about Gaza

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by Michael Heart, a guitarist and session man in LA, born in Syria. Sweet and filled with passion, and actually alive to the horror, and the nobility of the Palestinian people. Women and children alike murdered and massacred night after…

navel-gazing while Rome burns

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I don’t understand how anyone can write a long article about a Jewish monologuist doing a long piece on Jewish identity, in January 2009, with a picture of Golda Meir as one of his touchstones, and hte usual anguish about…

Mid-summer lull

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For the next few days Adam Horowitz will be moving and Phil Weiss will be traveling, so the site will be in a bit of a lull. Read a good book. We should catch up some by the weekend. In the meantime the A Team of Alex Kane, Allison Deger and Annie Robbins will be […]

Our Year-End Campaign: What Mondoweiss Means To Me

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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.

Israel manhandles Europeans at border. Kerfuffle. Double standard

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Frightening country. Do we even know what Israel is? The other day Israeli soldiers fired warning shots toward the French consul-general and his colleagues as they returned from visiting Gaza. Israelis held the group up for six hours, too, at…

Contiguous ambiguous

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In his Al Arabiya interview, Obama used the word “contiguous” to describe a functioning Palestinian state. Saif Ammous calls the plan, “a kidney shaped state with Gaza on the side.” Doug Suisman has done a Rand study purporting to show…

Foxman likens Palestinians to Nazi–and Mitchell to Switzerland!

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In an interview with Politico’s Ben Smith, Anti-Defamation League chief Abe Foxman criticized George Mitchell’s stance of “neutrality.” “The Swiss were neutral [in World War II],” he said. So: Foxman gets to lambaste all Hitler and Holocaust references he doesn’t…

The art of the martyr

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Among the astonishments of visiting Gaza are the ubiquitous portraits of martyrs in public places. Such pictures are, obviously, an essential expression of honor in Palestinian culture. My response to these portraits was wholly aesthetic, and not moral. I don’t…

When the going was good, with Batya Ungar-Sargon

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Batya Ungar-Sargon of the Forward is attacking our website on twitter, implying we’re anti-Semitic. But Batya once asked Phil Weiss to write for the Forward. He revisits the meeting she sought with him in 2017.

Blankfort: Mitchell, Schmitchell

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Phil Weiss thinks the Israel lobby has been transformed by recent events, and we are seeing it in decline (even as the damage is done in the Middle East). J Street, a Lebanese-American envoy, Barack Hussein Obama, talking to Iran….