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Evening at the Talk House

a play by Wallace Shawn The occasion of 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 … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

Ms. Weir Goes to Washington

(On CounterPunch September 9, 2016, 6900 words, and below; 13,000 word version here) 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 … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 | Tagged , , , , ,

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

Posted in 2015 | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in 2015

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

Posted in 2014

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

Posted in Timeless