Tag Archives: question of palestine

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

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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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Noam Chomsky and BDS: the ‘responsibility of intellectuals?’

Noam Chomsky’s critique of the boycott/divestment/sanctions movement against Israel, in solidarity with the Palestinian people, attracted wide attention. The Nation, where his article appeared, published five responses, to which Chomsky responded, and at least five appeared independently. Chomsky’s views were … Continue reading

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The End of Modern Jewish History

The Jewish state of Israel and the organized Jewish communities abroad have constituted the Zionist Jewish people, whose aggrandizement has replaced liberalism as the Jewish social principle. This outlook has also deeply affected the Jewish left, who have abandoned the … Continue reading

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