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Palestinians Mocking Peace

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Posted on Nov 28, 2007 READ MORE    


Light a Candle

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Posted on Nov 26, 2007 READ MORE


Dajani

Annapolis Peace Summit — Dead Before Arrival

The Mosaic Intelligence Report’s Jamal Dajani heads to Jerusalem to find out why the Bush administration’s highly vaunted Annapolis peace summit has generated little more than skepticism in the Middle East.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007 READ MORE


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The American Police State

A Dallas jury, a week ago, caused a mistrial in the government case against this country’s largest Islamic charity. The action raises a defiant fist on the sinking ship of American democracy.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007 READ MORE


Marva participants
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Israel’s Toy Soldiers

If you are a young Muslim American and head off to the Middle East for a spell in a fundamentalist “madrassa,” or religious school, Homeland Security will probably greet you at the airport when you return.  But if you are an American Jew and you join hundreds of teenagers from Europe and Mexico for an eight-week training course run by the Israel Defense Forces, you can post your picture wearing an Israeli army uniform and holding an automatic weapon on MySpace.

Posted on Oct 1, 2007 READ MORE


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Israel Rejects Peace Petition

The Israeli government has dismissed a petition calling for a cease-fire with Hamas. The document, which was written by some of Israel’s leading writers and intellectuals, notes that “Israel has in the past negotiated with its worst enemies.”

Posted on Sep 24, 2007 READ MORE


Condi Visits the Middle East

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Posted on Sep 20, 2007 READ MORE


Tear Down That Wall

I sat down with former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The Center was hosting a conference of human rights defenders, people at the front lines confronting repressive regimes around the globe. After a quarter-century of humanitarian work through the Carter Center, monitoring elections, working to eradicate neglected tropical diseases and focusing on the poor, Jimmy Carter now finds himself at the center of the storm in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Posted on Sep 13, 2007 READ MORE


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AP Photo / Kevin Frayer

Starving Gaza

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israel and the U.S. are making a ghetto out of Gaza, hoping that cutting the territory off from the rest of the world will weaken democratically elected Hamas. They are wrong, and the innocent people of the Gaza Strip are paying the price.

Posted on Aug 20, 2007 READ MORE


BBC Reporter
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BBC Reporter Freed

Alan Johnston, a correspondent in Gaza for the BBC, has been released to Hamas by his captors after they held him for roughly four months. Hamas said Johnston’s release was a sign that it was restoring order to Gaza, which it recently seized from rival faction Fatah. Johnston says he stayed on top of the news of his captivity by listening to the BBC World Service on the radio.

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


Abbas and Olmert
cbc.ca

Israelis Want Peace, but Aren’t Holding Their Breath

A new poll shows that 70 percent of Israelis favor peace with the Palestinians along the lines of a two-state solution, but only 39 percent think peace will be achieved in the near future. Meanwhile, a majority of Israelis favor strengthening ties with Mahmoud Abbas’ (above left) Fatah regime in the West Bank.

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


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A Declaration of Independence From Israel

The former New York Times Mideast bureau chief warns that America’s foreign policy, particularly under the Bush administration, has been subverted by an aggressive and dangerous Israeli agenda that could launch a nightmarish regional war.

Posted on Jul 2, 2007 READ MORE


Blair
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Blair Takes Mideast Job

According to the Irish prime minister, Tony Blair has agreed to serve the quartet—the U.S., the U.N., the EU and Russia—as a special envoy to the Mideast. Earlier reports suggested that Blair bristled at the limited scope of the position, but an aide says the outgoing British prime minister was eager to take the job and continue to work on the world stage.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007 READ MORE


Crisis in Gaza

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Posted on Jun 18, 2007 READ MORE    


The Three-State Solution

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sworn in a new government that excludes Hamas, a move praised by both the U.S. and Israel. But the emergency government is likely to preside only over the West Bank because Hamas—which Israeli officials described as a “terrorist entity”—retains control of Gaza.

Posted on Jun 17, 2007 READ MORE


Anonymous Rockets Land in Israel

Israel has come under rocket fire from Lebanon, but says it will show restraint. Hezbollah has denied responsibility for the attack, the first since the Israel-Lebanon war last year. Israel and Lebanon have blamed the Palestinians, but no group has claimed responsibility yet.

Posted on Jun 17, 2007 READ MORE


Shooting Range

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Posted on Jun 5, 2007 READ MORE    


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AP Photo / Emilio Morenatti

Looking Back on 40 Years of Occupation

Israel captured and occupied the Gaza Strip and the West Bank 40 years ago this week.  The victory was celebrated as a great triumph, at once tripling the size of the land under Israeli control, including East Jerusalem.  It was, however, a Pyrrhic victory.  As the occupation stretched over the decades, it transformed and deformed Israeli society.

Posted on Jun 3, 2007 READ MORE


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Inside the Violence in Lebanon

Al Jazeera takes its cameras inside the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp near Tripoli, where thousands of panicked residents have fled the fighting between a Palestinian militant group and the Lebanese army.

Posted on May 23, 2007 READ MORE



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At Least 40 Dead in Lebanon Skirmish

At least 40 people have been killed during a day of intense fighting between the Lebanese army and Fatah Islam, a splinter Palestinian militant group in Lebanon.

Posted on May 20, 2007 READ MORE


Alan Johnston
news.bbc.co.uk

Kidnapped BBC Reporter Spends Birthday in Captivity

BBC reporter Alan Johnston will spend his 45th birthday in captivity. He was kidnapped nine weeks ago in Gaza, where he had worked for three years. The BBC will mark his birthday with candlelight vigils in cities around the world.

Posted on May 16, 2007 READ MORE


Farfour

Hamas Targets Kids With Islamist Mickey Mouse

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has created its own version of Mickey Mouse, known as “Farfour,” to indoctrinate the next generation with such life lessons as “laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists.” TV show host Farfour has outraged Israel and rival faction Fatah, but the Walt Disney Co. has yet to comment.

Posted on May 8, 2007 READ MORE


Arab States Create Israel ‘Contact Group’

A number of Arab foreign ministers have appointed Egypt and Jordan to meet with Israel over a peace proposal that would normalize relations between the Jewish state and the Arab world in exchange for a long list of concessions, some very unlikely to be met.

Posted on Apr 19, 2007 READ MORE


Olmert
latimes.com

Israel Warms to Peace Initiative

Responding to a Saudi peace proposal, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has invited all Arab heads of state to meet in Jerusalem for talks. Israel had rejected similar proposals, but Olmert now takes a different view, saying a multilateral meeting would be “worth the effort.”

Posted on Apr 2, 2007 READ MORE


Bush and Olmert

But Is It Good for the Jews?

J.J. Goldberg, editor in chief of the venerable progressive Jewish daily the Forward, joins the podcast this week to talk about the complexity of Zionism, the misguided intentions of neoconservatism and why AIPAC isn’t quite as sinister as you might think.  Above, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with President Bush.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007 READ MORE


J.J. Goldberg / Is It Good for the Jews?

J.J. Goldberg, editor-in-chief of the venerable progressive Jewish daily the Forward, joins the podcast this week to talk about the complexity of Zionism, the misguided intentions of neoconservatism and why AIPAC isn’t quite as sinister as you might think.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007 READ MORE


Gaza violence
nytimes.com

Gaza Truce Collapses

Violence has erupted in Gaza after a three-day cease-fire between rivals Hamas and Fatah came to an explosive end. At least 10 people have been killed and 120 wounded since the latest round of fighting began on Thursday.

Posted on Feb 2, 2007 READ MORE


Israel's Security Wall

Israel’s Barrier to Peace

Chris Hedges, the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times, argues that there can be no hope for peace in the Middle East as long as America continues to aid Israel in its dehumanizing practices.

Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Pro-Israel ‘Nutjobs’ on the Attack

The columnist weighs in on the controversial report about America’s pro-Israel lobby: The accusation of anti-Semitism is far too often raised in this country against anyone who criticizes the government of Israel.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


Israel to Halt Payments to Palestinians

As Palestinians swore in their Hamas-dominated parliament, Israel froze contact with the “terrorist” group, and stopped a planned transfer of funds.
Hamas dismissed the effect of the sanctions, and former President Jimmy Carter warns in an Op-Ed that America risks severe consequences if it conspires with Israel to disrupt the transfer of power to Hamas.

Posted on Feb 20, 2006 READ MORE


The Putin Perspective

Russia’s leader answers mostly tough questions for three and a half hours without the aid of notes or alcohol—a new personal record. | story
Of interest: He doesn’t regard Hamas as a terrorist organization and won’t support cutting off its funding.

Posted on Feb 1, 2006 READ MORE


Rice Admits U.S. Underestimated Hamas Threat

Quick, someone bring out the smelling salts! A White House official just admitted a mistake. | story

Posted on Jan 29, 2006 READ MORE



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Hamas Win Makes Mockery of Bush’s Fantasies


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  • Jimmy Carter: The world should keep giving aid to the Palestinians, regardless of whether Hamas is a terrorist organization.
  • Juan Cole: “Bush pushes for elections, confusing them with democracy, but seems blind to the dangers of right-wing populism.”
  • Posted on Jan 26, 2006 READ MORE


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