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Today, the fight for justice is being fought in the United States, in Palestine and in countless places around the world. As you know, the corporate media’s attention span is short – when they notice at all. At Mondoweiss, our beat is Palestine and the movements, activists and policymakers who affect what’s happening there. We cover Palestinians’ stories of occupation, resistance and hope – stories that show us all how the world’s struggles interconnect. Today, we’re asking for your help in continuing this essential work.

If you are going to make a list of crazy UN speeches, you really have to twist yourself into a pretzel not to mention Benjamin Netanyahu’s theatrics. Rachel Maddow on MSNBC does the pretzel: she overlooks Netanyahu’s cartoon bomb and 44 seconds of silence, then cites Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader, wearing a gun to the General Assembly in 1974.

Mondoweiss Publisher Scott Roth writes the latest message in our series What Mondoweiss Means To Me: “For me, building Mondoweiss is a privilege as it gives me the opportunity to fight against falsehood, indoctrination, and racism. If you too recognize the atrocities committed under Israeli rule—if you too are eager to awaken every human conscience to the urgent need for change—please help us continue and increase our coverage.” We are asking Mondoweiss readers to help to raise $60,000 by December 31. Please donate and tell us what Mondoweiss means to you.

I was drawn to Auschwitz to see how I would react, both emotionally and intellectually. Would visiting Auschwitz force me to reconsider my position on the State of Israel and my opposition to the type of Zionism that drives it? Would standing in the one extant gas chamber at Auschwitz 1 force me to consider my luck at having been born a Jew in 1976 in New York as opposed to 36 years earlier somewhere in Europe and therefore change my political values?