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Zionism lobbies the empires

 Clark, Harry F. Journal of Contemporary Iraq & the Arab World, Volume 14, Number 3, 1 September 2020, pp. 266-286(21) Review of: A Broken Trust: Sir Herbert Samuel, Zionism and the Palestinians, Sahar Huneidi, foreword by Walid Khalidi (2001) London: I. B. Tauris, … Continue reading

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Damascus: Pearl of the Desert

PROFESSOR R. J. ROBINSON Assiut Training College, Assiut, Egypt The Biblical World, Vol. 33, No. 3 (Mar., 1909) Among the Arabs Damascus is known by several picturesque names, each derived from some characteristic of the city itself. Its inhabitants assert that it … Continue reading

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Fawlty Zionist Towers

Basil! Yes Sybil? Haven’t I told you never to play Israel? Yes… but… well… What, Basil? What don’t you understand? It’s special. I will show them how to make a Waldorf salad. Basil! Their comics will use the act and … Continue reading

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Evening at the Talk House

a play by Wallace Shawn The evening depicted in Wallace Shawn’s  most recent play  is a meeting of the company of a play, convened on the tenth anniversary of its opening, at the Talk House, an old theater district club. … Continue reading

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Ms. Weir Goes to Washington

(On CounterPunch September 9, 2016, 6900 words, and below. The scurrilous attack in summer, 2015 on Alison Weir and If Americans Knew by Jewish Voice for Peace and US Campaign to End the Occupation, has threatened Weir and her audiences with violence. … Continue reading

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Dying to Forget the Israel Lobby

PDF with notes at Dying to Forget the Israel Lobby? on CounterPunch April 22, 2016 by Harry Clark Irene Gendzier makes two main claims about US Middle East policy in the late 1940s in her book, Dying to Forget. Oil, Power, Palestine and … Continue reading

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The Ecumenical Deal, 2.0

In 1992, Marc Ellis wrote an important article for the time, “Beyond the Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” which appeared in The Link, published by Americans for Middle East Understanding.  Ellis found that “the Jewish progressive consensus position … Continue reading

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Invader of the Jewish State

Haneen Al Zoubi in the US Haneen Al Zoubi, champion of democracy and embattled Palestinian member of the Israeli parliament, spoke in the northeastern US in late April. Al Zoubi is from Nazareth in the Galilee, northern Israel/Palestine, whose population … Continue reading

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Ending the ‘Passionate Attachment’

Allies in the Medieval-Modern Struggle In his farewell address in 1796, George Washington warned against a “passionate attachment” or “inveterate hatred” toward any nation. Some Americans were impassioned about revolutionary France. Within a few years, agents of foreign minister Talleyrand … Continue reading

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Perry Anderson on the Left and the ‘Israel lobby’

Perry Anderson, the leading Marxist scholar of the day, confounds the vulgar Marxism that US policy is about “oil” and “profits”, a view that would reduce Nazism to a matter of Russian oil and wheat. These excerpts are followed by … Continue reading

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