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.

 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

 M.-Lynx-Qualey

Children’s Puppet Show: A Threat to Israeli Public Security

Children’s Puppet Show: A Threat to Israeli Public Security

M. LYNX-QUALEY: Children’s puppets represent a new target for the Israeli authorities.

 Jonathan Cook

Palestine Reclaimed: A Return to The Hill-Top of Iqrit

Palestine Reclaimed: A Return to The Hill-Top of Iqrit

JONATHAN COOK: A dozen young men have returned to the village from which their grandparents were expelled in 1948 and set up camp

 Mondoweiss

Guilt, Responsibility and a Special Relationship: Why Palestine’s Vital

Guilt, Responsibility and a Special Relationship: Why Palestine’s Vital

SAM BAHOUR, MONDOWEISS: There are three essential reasons why the fate of Palestine is a matter for global concern.

 Common Ground News Service

‘Who’s The Victim Now?’: The Shame of My Holocaust Stories

‘Who’s The Victim Now?’: The Shame of My Holocaust Stories

NOA MA’AYAN, CGNEWS: There we were, three women sitting removed from their natural environment chatting about their lives in a beautiful setting

 Mondoweiss

Forget Netanyahu, Let’s Speak to Obama Instead

Forget Netanyahu, Let’s Speak to Obama Instead

JEROME SLATER, MONDOWEISS: American Jews concerned about settlement expansion are wasting their breath on Netanyahu.

 Jonathan Cook

Winners, Losers in Israeli Election ‘Much Clearer’

Winners, Losers in Israeli Election ‘Much Clearer’

JONATHAN COOK: The straightforward narrative adopted by the international media following the results in the Israeli election masks the complex reality

 Ramzy Baroud

The, ah, ‘Peace Process’ Is On A Road To Nowhere

The, ah, ‘Peace Process’ Is On A Road To Nowhere

RAMZY BAROUD: There are whispers about whispers and rumours of various parties prepared to do business but don’t expect much to change in the near future

 Common Ground News Service

The Textbook Narrative That Demonises ‘The Other’

The Textbook Narrative That Demonises ‘The Other’

MICHAEL FELSEN, CGNEWS: A major study of Palestinian and Israeli textbooks provides some startling findings.

 Jonathan Cook

‘Why Bother?’: Election ‘Turns Off’ Palestinian-Israelis

‘Why Bother?’: Election ‘Turns Off’ Palestinian-Israelis

JONATHAN COOK: The overwhelming reaction of most Palestinian-Israelis to the upcoming Israeli election can be summed up in one word – apathy.

 M.-Lynx-Qualey

Elias Khoury’s ‘Beautiful Letter’ to Bab Al Shams

Elias Khoury’s ‘Beautiful Letter’ to Bab Al Shams

M. LYNX-QUALEY: The novelist Elias Khoury has written a letter to Palestinians who began building a village on land seized by Israel. A haunting, elegiac letter

 Common Ground News Service

The Other Peace Process: The One That’s Alive

KADI ZAHALKA, RABBI DR RON KRONISH: The so-called political peace process has been going nowhere for a long time. There is an alternative

 Richard Silverstein

Ex-Shin Bet Directors ‘Stick It’ To Netanyahu in Movie

Ex-Shin Bet Directors ‘Stick It’ To Netanyahu in Movie

RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: When in office they’re ramrod straight security hawks but once they leave they suddenly become ‘seers’. But the criticism is unusual in its vehemence

 mai abdul rahman

‘Moral Giants’: Israel’s ‘Freethinkers’ are its Liberators

‘Moral Giants’: Israel’s ‘Freethinkers’ are its Liberators

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: They are a powerful force within Israeli society and their courage is deeply appreciated by Palestinian activists

 Juan Cole

2012: Top 10 Developments in the Middle East

2012: Top 10 Developments in the Middle East

JUAN COLE: It’s been another extraordinary year across the Middle East. Here is my take on the most significant changes this year

 Jonathan Cook

‘No Christmas, New Year Parties. Jewish Symbols Only’

‘No Christmas, New Year Parties. Jewish Symbols Only’

JONATHAN COOK: A heavy hand is being applied to those hotels and hostelries in Nazareth that seek to make Christian residents and visitors welcome

 Mondoweiss

Samer Issawi’s Story: A Hunger Striker’s Tale

Samer Issawi’s Story: A Hunger Striker’s Tale

MONDOWEISS: He has been on hunger strike for more than 150 days. Still his story is not heard

 Steve Royston

2012: A Very Tough Year in the Middle East

STEVE ROYSTON: If you look around the Middle East today you’d have to say the region is at its most unstable in the last thirty years.

 Richard Silverstein

Photo of the Year: One Tender Moment in Gaza

Photo of the Year: One Tender Moment in Gaza

RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Time Magazine has chosen its ‘Photo of the Year’ and it is a moment of great sadness during the recent onslaught on Gaza

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