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‘Aggressors’ and ‘Self-Defence’: Ever-Flexible Definitions

‘Aggressors’ and ‘Self-Defence’: Ever-Flexible Definitions

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: So who’s the ‘aggressor’ and what exactly are the parameters of the right to ‘self-defence’?

 Mondoweiss

“Jewish” or “Israeli”: Varying Degrees of Squeamishness

“Jewish” or “Israeli”: Varying Degrees of Squeamishness

MONDOWEISS: Were those who murdered Mohammed Kheidr ‘Israeli’ or ‘Jewish’? Media outlets differed in their description.

 Juan Cole

‘The Long War’: Israel’s Violence on Palestinian Youth

‘The Long War’: Israel’s Violence on Palestinian Youth

JUAN COLE: The brutal murders of three Israeli teenagers and a Palestinian youth have driven attacks on children to top of the news agenda but it’s not new.

 Naseem Tarawnah

The Fear Business: It’s Thriving in Jordan

The Fear Business: It’s Thriving in Jordan

NASEEM TARAWNAH: Look east, look north, look south, look west – everywhere around Jordan spells trouble with a capital ‘T’.

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‘Palestinians: Don’t Repeat Israel’s Fatal Failures’

‘Palestinians: Don’t Repeat Israel’s Fatal Failures’

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: It’s clear that Israel’s character and actions have been shaped by its past. There’s a warning to Palestinians.

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Denying the “Nakba”: ‘Not An Option, Israel’

Denying the “Nakba”: ‘Not An Option, Israel’

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: It’s an event that defines both Israel and Palestine. It’s brutal realities will not be wished away.

 Mondoweiss

Selling Discredited Myths: Historian or Apologist?

Selling Discredited Myths: Historian or Apologist?

JEROME SLATER, MONDOWEISS: Simon Schama is a popular and highly respected historian. But Israel appears to be his blind-spot.

 Juan Cole

‘And Poof!’: The Moment ‘The Peace Process’ Died

‘And Poof!’: The Moment ‘The Peace Process’ Died

JUAN COLE: Israel reneged on its promises, Kerry called them out and then all hell broke loose.

 Juan Cole

‘Racist’: The Report Israel Doesn’t Want You to Read

‘Racist’: The Report Israel Doesn’t Want You to Read

BEN WHITE, INFORMED COMMENT: The U.N. has just published a report which is a damning indictment of its treatment of non-Jewish citizens

 Mondoweiss

Daniella Weiss: An Unlikely Israeli Teen Heroine

Daniella Weiss: An Unlikely Israeli Teen Heroine

ALISON DEGER, MONDOWEISS: Her audience of giggling teenagers seemed blissfully unaware of Daniella Weiss’s dark past.

 Ramzy Baroud

‘Where’s AIPAC?’: Bewildered US Senators Await Instruction

‘Where’s AIPAC?’: Bewildered US Senators Await Instruction

RAMZY BAROUD: There are a lot of confused people sitting in Washington waiting to hear how they should keep Israel happy.

 James M. Dorsey

Bigotry and Racism: The Ugly Face of Israeli Soccer

Bigotry and Racism: The Ugly Face of Israeli Soccer

JAMES DORSEY: It’s a depressing story that only seems to worsen by the day – racism in Israeli soccer is blight on its society.

 Jonathan Cook

Christian Conscription: Netanyahu’s Dangerous Game

Christian Conscription: Netanyahu’s Dangerous Game

JONATHAN COOK: It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book – divide and rule – but it could be the spark for another Intifada.

 Juan Cole

‘Violent, Impulsive, Rash and Greedy’: The Real Sharon

‘Violent, Impulsive, Rash and Greedy’: The Real Sharon

JUAN COLE: Arial Sharon’s legacy is one of disaster for Palestinians, Israelis and the wider Middle East.

 Mondoweiss

‘Establishment Jewish Influence’ on the Wane in U.S – Beinart

‘Establishment Jewish Influence’ on the Wane in U.S – Beinart

PHILIP WEISS: 2014 is set to be a pivotal year for ‘the lobby’ in the United States, according to a leading commentator

 Ramzy Baroud

BDS: Are We at Palestine’s ‘South Africa Moment’?

BDS: Are We at Palestine’s ‘South Africa Moment’?

RAMZY BAROUD: The attack on Roger Water’s recent comments are indicative of panic within the Israeli anti-BDS community

 Jonathan Cook

‘Concentrating’ The Bedouin: Israel’s Prawer Plan

‘Concentrating’ The Bedouin: Israel’s Prawer Plan

JONATHAN COOK: The loaded term ‘Judaisation’ has been quietly dropped in favour of the more neutral ‘development’. The consequences are the same.

 Juan Cole

For Netanyahu Iran Is About ‘Apocalypse’ and ‘Mushroom Clouds’

For Netanyahu Iran Is About ‘Apocalypse’ and ‘Mushroom Clouds’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu demanded on Sunday that the world community constrain Iran to change its “genocidal policy” toward Israel, in the course of a speech in which he attacked President Obama’s current round of negotiations with Iran over its civilian nuclear enrichment program.

JUAN COLE: It appears that a light foam forms on Binyamin Netanyahu’s lips when he begins speaking about Iran. Not all Israeli politicians are like him

 Jonathan Cook

Advantage Israel: The Gains Made By ‘Removing’ Arafat

Advantage Israel: The Gains Made By ‘Removing’ Arafat

JONATHAN COOK; It’s looking increasingly likely that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium. So what’s been the result of his ‘removal’?

 Ramzy Baroud

A Convincing Palestinian Narrative: There Isn’t One

A Convincing Palestinian Narrative: There Isn’t One

RAMZY BAROUD: An hour spent flipping between two Palestinian TV channels made it abundantly clear how Palestinians are missing a clear story about their present and future

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