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Palestinian Statehood and the UN Bid

Palestinian Statehood and the UN Bid

IRA GLUNTS, MONDOWEISS: Bibi is willing to negotiate anything, as long it does not include what the Palestinians want. In this case, it is recognition of a Palestinian state by the UN.

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UN Report on Gaza Flotilla is ‘…a shocker’

UN Report on Gaza Flotilla is ‘…a shocker’

PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: You can almost hear the whoops of delight in Tel Aviv as the UN Report into last year’s Gaza flotilla puts most of the blame for the bloodshed on the protestors.

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Israel Hearts Qatar. Not. The Love-In’s Over.

Israel Hearts Qatar. Not. The Love-In’s Over.

ANNIE, MONDOWEISS: The relationship between Israel and its BFF in the Gulf appear to have broken down completely.

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Forget the Books, Just Send Us Punchbags

Forget the Books, Just Send Us Punchbags

JEHAN ALFARRA, MONDOWEISS: Anger and hopelessness are the predominant emotions in Gaza. We need a means to release the emotions and I have a plan.

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Larry David & The ‘Palestinian Chicken’ Affair

Larry David & The ‘Palestinian Chicken’ Affair

JESSE BENJAMIN, MONDOWEISS: When Larry David turned his attention to the Palestinian issue it provoked a veritable fire-storm.

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The Hateful Ideology Behind the Norway Massacre

The Hateful Ideology Behind the Norway Massacre

ALEX KANE, MONDOWEISS: Many of the ideas that apparently inspired the deranged, mass killer Anders Breivik are, unfortunately, held by people who appear regularly on mainstream media.

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The Gaza Flotilla – Now It’s Become a ‘Flytilla’

The Gaza Flotilla – Now It’s Become a ‘Flytilla’

IRA GLUNTS, MONDOWEISS: Facing a battery of impediments the Gaza flotilla participants have resorted to typically ingenious methods to get their message across.

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Gaza Summer Games Sets World Records Again

Gaza Summer Games Sets World Records Again

ANNIE, MONDOWEISS: Now in its fifth year the Gaza Summer Games provides a beacon of light for 250,000 students.

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‘Drop Dead’: Message to U.S Gaza Flotilla

‘Drop Dead’: Message to U.S Gaza Flotilla

PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: The American Gaza flotilla protesters have received some helpful advice from the U.S. State Department. They could be shot by Israeli forces.

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The Damage Done by the ‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ Hoax

The Damage Done by the ‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ Hoax

ELEANOR K, MONDOWEISS: Finally we know the truth. Not Syrian, not female, not gay but a middle-aged American living in Scotland. There are consequences which the hoaxer, it appears, hasn’t considered.

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White House Web Page on Israel: The Lobby will be Delighted

White House Web Page on Israel: The Lobby will be Delighted

PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: Whoever put together the new White House web page on Israel clearly didn’t pay much attention to the recent speech by President Obama on the Middle East. It’s a ‘lobby triumph’.

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Land Swaps With Palestinians? Israel Doesn’t Have Enough to Swap…

Land Swaps With Palestinians? Israel Doesn’t Have Enough to Swap…

PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: The premise of conducting a swap is, I believe, that you have something of equal value for the other party. Tell that to Israel.

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Masterful Obama Delivers Rebuke to Jewish Lobby

Masterful Obama Delivers Rebuke to Jewish Lobby

PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: A visibly angry Barack Obama, fresh from yet another humiliation at the hand of Benjamin Netanyahu, delivered a stinging rebuke to the Jewish lobby at the AIPAC conference.

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An Inconvenient Truth: Ehud Barak Off Message

An Inconvenient Truth: Ehud Barak Off Message

MONDOWEISS: If Iran ever acquired nuclear weapons would it launch an attack on Israel? “Not on us and not on any neighbor.” The speaker? Ehud Barak…

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Dangerous Bloodlust Bin Laden Has Unleashed

Dangerous Bloodlust Bin Laden Has Unleashed

BRIAN VAN SLYKE, MONDOWEISS: Far from drawing the curtain on the ‘War on Terror’ the assassination of bin Laden has given it a boost.

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Deciphering Israel’s Political Double Speak

Deciphering Israel’s Political Double Speak

TIM HAUGHTON, MONDOWEISS: The ‘doublespeak’ of Israeli negotiations has been based for many years on three simple words.

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The Vital, Enduring Legacy of the Goldstone Report

The Vital, Enduring Legacy of the Goldstone Report

ADAM HOROWITZ, LIZZY RATNER, PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: The most significant achievement of the Goldstone Report is that it has re-framed the Israeli-Palestinian debate.

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Israeli Demolition Number Hits Record on the West Bank

Israeli Demolition Number Hits Record on the West Bank

ADAM HOROWITZ, MONDOWEISS: ‘Land Day’ became instead ‘Demolition Day’, according to the UN spokesman. The rate of demolition on the West Bank has increased for the third straight month.

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The Price of Intervention: Can the U.S. Afford It?

The Price of Intervention: Can the U.S. Afford It?

ISSA KHALAF, MONDOWEISS: The price of military intervention always comes at a higher price than initially anticipated. Can the United States afford to intervene in Libya?

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The Ultimate Target of Palestinian Demonstrators

The Ultimate Target of Palestinian Demonstrators

ALEX KANE, MONDOWEISS: The Israelis have pursued the classic colonial strategy in the Palestinian territories. It’s this strategy that the March 15 protesters have in their sights.