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Israel-Palestine: The One State Solution Is a Fantasy MJ Rosenberg - Huffington Post - In the real world and right now, I think the two-state solution is the only possible one and that it is the one that needs to be pursued. I don`t believe that it is likely that it will be, with any seriousness, [but] talking about one state is simply a formula for maintaining the status quo. bz29/1/2013
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Time has come for 2 states [why so, from a hawkish point of view]Gilead Sher - Ynet - Apart from engaging in peace negotiations, Israel must independently prepare to separate itself from the Palestinians and gradually create two nation states. True, we will have to evacuate settlements while preserving the large settlement blocs, which contain 80% of the settler population, and we must absorb those settlers who will return to Israel – some 100,000 – regardless of whether a peace agreement is reached. The IDF will remain in the territory until the security responsibility will be handed over to an element that is acceptable to us (we learned this lesson in the aftermath of the Gaza disengagement of 2005.) [1999 until 2001 Sher has been part of Ehud Barak`s negotiating team with the Palestinians. bz] 29/1/2013
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A Move to the CenterUri Avnery - Gush Shalom - "The battle for Israel is not lost. Israel’s `move to the right` has been blocked and is far from inevitable. We Israelis are not as crazy as we look. This battle has ended in a draw. The next round can be won. It depends on us"28/1/2013
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Red Rag column: letters to judges and politiciansGideon Spiro - "In short, Mr. dishonourable Minister: take off your shoes when you stand before Mordechai Vanunu, because you are in the presence of a just and righteous man."27/1/2013
Five Ways of Looking at the New KnessetNeve Gordon--Lands for peace moving to rights for peace [Sam] dn27/1/2013
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What the Suez crisis can remind us about U.S. powerDavid Ignatius --Chuck Hagel means it when he describes himself as an “Eisenhower Republican.” He kept a bust of President Dwight Eisenhower in his Senate office for a dozen years and has a portrait of Ike on the wall of his current office at Georgetown University.dn27/1/2013
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What Yair Lapid’s anti-Zoabi comments reveal about Israeli politicsMairav Zonszein-- Lapid`s platform: No compromise over Jerusalem, no settlement freeze dn 27/1/2013
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After Israeli elections, Palestinians bracing for illusion of changeAmira Hass--The Palestinians don`t want Abbas to return to negotiations without preconditions, no matter what the West says. dn26/1/2013
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Yair Lapid’s mental blockHaaretz Editorial - Haaretz "Yair Lapid’s new career as leader of the second-largest party in the Knesset has gotten off on the wrong foot. Rather than waiting for the official election results, Lapid rejected the possibility up front of joining forces with other parties to prevent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming the next government. Referring to MK Hanin Zuabi of the Arab party Balad, Lapid declared that he would “not join a blocking majority with Hanin Zuabis.” ca25/1/2013
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The winner of the Israeli election: democracyCarlo Strenger - Haaretz "Israelis have woken up to a dawn of new hope, for the winner of Israel’s 2013 election is its democracy. After four years in which illiberal politicians tried to pass one anti-liberal law after another, this danger has now dissipated. More than anything, Israelis have voted for civic values:" ca 25/1/2013
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Palestine in fact and languageJohn Whitbeck - Al Ahram Weekly "Speaking now of a two-state solution is moot because Palestine exists. The only questions left concern justice and when Israel’s occupation will end." ca25/1/2013
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Israel`s two tribes: which will Netanyahu choose?Alan Johnson - The New Statesman - Netanyahu is a fiscal conservative and is expected to try and tighten belts. The Finance Ministry announced last week that Israel’s budget deficit for 2012 was more than double the government’s target. Public debt is 74 per cent of GDP.-rh24/1/2013
No one holds Israel to account for its politics that lack moralityTony Karon - The National - To understand the drift to the right widely expected to be confirmed in today`s Israeli election, it is useful to turn to the work of a 19th century Viennese Jewish intellectual - not Theodore Herzl, the founding father of modern Zionism, whose 1902 novel Altneueland offered a fantasy of Israel becoming an egalitarian, cosmopolitan utopia for Jews and Arabs, but rather, Sigmund Freud.-rh 23/1/2013
The Truth Hurts, BibiLeonard Fein - The Jewish Daily FORWARD - If Israel continues down its current destructive path, transforming a two state solution into a dismal relic of a time of sunnier hopes, confirming apartheid as Israel’s chosen course, all bets are off. The day might yet come when America informs Israel, AIPAC notwithstanding, that it will no longer be its champion in the United Nations, or that other arenas of cooperation and support have narrowed. bz22/1/2013
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U.S. Inaction, Mideast Cataclysm?BERNARD AVISHAI and SAM BAHOUR - New York Times - Washington has crucial leverage, though this won’t last forever. When it weighs in, it becomes a preoccupying political fact for both sides. If it continues to stand back, hopelessness will win. bz22/1/2013
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If you`re in Israel today, vote as if your life depended on it. It does.Bradley Burston - Haaretz - Netanyahu could have done anything he wanted. In May, he forged an overnight deal that gave him a landmark 94-vote majority in the 120-seat Knesset. He could have made history. He could have made peace. Instead, misstep by misstep, he squandered every political resource he had. As promises evaporated, so did his coalition. Israelis no longer want him. His own party doesn`t want him. The electoral trick he pulled by combining the Likud and Israel Beiteinu may buy him this election (...) but the knives are already out. bz22/1/2013
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The post-Netanyahu era starts tomorrowLarry Derfner - +972 - Bibi will be the lamest of ducks in his next and last term as PM. Hold the applause, though – what’s rising up to take his place is worse21/1/2013
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Netanyahu turns focus to Iran after narrow election winAlistair Lyon - Yahoo News - "His weakened showing in the ballot, which he had called nine months early in the hope of a strong mandate for his struggle with Iran, could complicate his efforts to forge an alliance with a stable and substantial majority in parliament." - id 23/1/2013
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Israeli election ends in dramatic deadlockALISTAIR DAWBER - The Independent - "Badly weakened leader forced to cobble together a coalition of parties from both camps." - id 23/1/2013
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Apocalypse tomorrowEitan Haber - Ynet - "We think we are voting for a solution to one small problem, and tomorrow we will find ourselves being led by someone who has to solve huge problems related to our very existence." - id 23/1/2013
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Israeli elections: Netanyahu scrapes by despite major blow in pollsNoam Sheizaf - +972 - "The terrible campaign led by Netanyahu – with endorsements from Donald Trump and Chuck Norris, and photos near the Western Wall in Jerusalem – seemed designed to win a seat in Florida, not in the Knesset." - id23/1/2013
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Will 3rd Intifada Replicate the 1st?Daoud Kuttab - PNN - "There are more and more signs that a possible third Intifada will not look anything like Al Aqsa Intifada, in 2000, but more like the initial 1987 protests that gave the world the name Intifada. This week`s creative and disciplined actions by young and unaffiliated Palestinian men and women resemble very much the creativity and experimentation that had been the hallmark of the first Intifada. Using a novel by Lebanese writer Elias Khoury, these young Palestinians put to shame the self-declared leaders of Palestine liberation and resistance"21/1/2013
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Would Obama Ever Tell Netanyahu `You’re on Your Own`?Akiva Eldar - AlMonitor - "The American president has `given in` to our strong leader and is nearing a difficult decision — a decision more dangerous than anything else: to accept Netanyahu’s reprimand with humility, to completely stop intervening in Israel’s affairs and to tell the Israeli public something like, `You wanted a strong leader? Well, you got one. Let him extricate you from the UN Security Council and the Council of Europe. Just don’t bother me. I have enough trouble of my own`”21/1/2013
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Upcoming Israeli Elections: Netanyahu Veers Right on Path to NowhereJuliane von Mittelstaedt - Spiegel online - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is popular because he doesn`t want to change the status quo. Like the majority of Israelis, he`s finished with compromising and fed-up with foreign criticism. But, if re-elected, he might be forced further to the right21/1/2013
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The Party FaithfulDavid Remnick--The settlers move to annex the West Bank—and Israeli politics. dn20/1/2013
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Palestinians discover the strength of soft powerAmos Harel--The Palestinians built a new tent city Friday, a tactic likely to win them much more sympathy than clashing with the IDF at the border or committing clear acts of terror. dn20/1/2013
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‘Beyond Tribal Loyalties’ A review Dr Gideon Polya--Beyond Tribal Loyalties. Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists” by Avigail Abarbanel is an important, must-read anthology of the views of 25 anti-racist Jews, who variously, from positions ranging from pro-Zionism to a-political apathy, overcame my-lot-right-or-wrong tribal loyalty and came to realize the immense crime being committed against the Palestinian people and their obligation to speak out for Palestinian human rights dn20/1/2013
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What have Mapai or Mapam or Labor or Meretz ever done for you?Ilana Hammerman--Ilana Hammerman responds to Eva Illouz`s piece from January 4, `Why the left is the right track for Israel.`dn19/1/2013
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Partitioning the “two-state solution” John V. Whitbeck--Semantic acceptance of the term `State of Palestine` is of fundamental importance to the peace process, writes author. dn19/1/2013
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Solidarity, not directions: On Haaretz`s Arabic editorialNoam Sheizaf +972 "Even if the best of intentions were behind this editorial, it seems to me like a patronizing act which reflects many of the problems of the Israeli left. First, there is something absurd about making a plea to the Palestinians only when something is needed from them." Contrary to what some think, there is nothing “progressive” about the act of printing a piece in Arabic. After all, even racist members of Knesset like Michael Ben-Ari and Aryeh Eldad produced a television ad in Arabic, and the army prints orders in Arabic for the Palestinian population." ca18/1/2013
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What’s in a name?Khaled Amayreh - Al-Ahram - "The PA leadership has decided to officially change the name of the Palestinian Authority to the “State of Palestine”... "all communications, stamps, stationary and official documents will now bear the new name." - id 16/1/2013
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Red Rag Weekly Column: Naftali Bennett, Haneen Zoabi, Moshe FeiglinGideon Spiro - On refusal - Haneen Zoabi - Moshe Feiglin, the new "Benefactor" - the fiction of "Area A"16/1/2013
Eviction of Bab Al Shams exposes Israel as a lawless stateMax Blumenthal - The Electronic Intifada - Under pressure from right-wing upstarts amidst a heated election contest, Netanyahu ordered the eviction of Bab Al Shams in flagrant contempt of the country’s high court. And not one of the judges issued a word of protest. bz15/1/2013
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Obama: ‘Israel Doesn’t Know What Its Best Interests Are’Jeffrey Goldberg - Bloomberg.com - If Israel, a small state in an inhospitable region, becomes more of a pariah -- one that alienates even the affections of the U.S., its last steadfast friend -- it won’t survive. Iran poses a short-term threat to Israel’s survival; Israel’s own behavior poses a long-term one. bz15/1/2013
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The Party Faithful - The settlers move to annex the West Bank—and Israeli politics (letter from Jerusalem)David Remnick - The New Yorker - Bennett promises to build a sturdy electoral bridge between the religious and the secular, the hilltop outposts of the West Bank and the start-up suburbs of the coastal plain. This is something new in the history of the Jewish state. [A long and painful must read] bz 15/1/2013
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Where is the social protest movement in the Israeli elections?Ilan Manor - +972 - Did the revolution lose its sex appeal? Did the J14 leaders enable politicians to ignore them? Whatever the reason, it is clear that the main benefactor of this state of affairs is Prime Minister Netanyahu14/1/2013
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The `State of Palestine` exists John V. Whitbeck--On January 3, Mahmoud Abbas, acting in his capacities as the President of State of Palestine and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, signed “Decree No. 1 for the year 2013”. While he did so with minimal ceremony or fanfare, and while the change formalised by this decree should surprise no one after the UN General Assembly’s overwhelming vote on November 29 to upgrade Palestine’s status at the United Nations to “observer state”, this change is potentially historic. dn13/1/2013
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Welcome, Chuck Uri Avnery - The saddest part of the story is that all these false “friends of Israel” in the US Congress and media are not really embracing “Israel”. They are embracing the Israeli right-wing, including the extreme and even fascist right-wing. They are, thereby, helping the right-wing to tighten their control over our country. bz12/1/2013
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Israeli women: Vote as if your life depends on itShari Eshet--After a year when gender issues moved front and center as rarely before in Israel, the question of whether Israel looks forward or backtracks to appease a minority on these issues depends on your vote. dn12/1/2013
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The Knesset’s liberal speaker caves inHaaretz Editorial--The decision to dismiss Dr. Gilad Natan is a shameful surrender to a campaign by rightist organizations and sends a clear message to other Knesset researchers to be wary of their publications.dn12/1/2013
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The anti-democratic shadow over IsraelACRI Executive Director Hagai El-Ad, in an op-ed for Haaretz.com, writes: How truly non-governmental are organizations that, alongside the government, seem to be part of the great project of our times in Israel: The establishment of a very specific type of state ideology as a measure of "loyalty" against which everyone and everything – judges, academics, MKs, educators, civil society organizations, international visitors, and ordinary citizens – are held. bz10/1/2013
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Only non-Jews can save Israel, Eldar saysPhilip Weiss - Hey, we like the American visa system, and now when you want to have a bar mitzvah in Paris, you have to wait for weeks to get a visa; and we have noticed that even you Israelis are boycotting settlement goods, so we are going to do so too. [Akiva Eldar, the veteran Israeli journalist, in a conference call on January 2 held by Americans For Peace Now.] bz10/1/2013
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Abbas contemplates dissolving PAKhaled Amayreh - Al-Ahram - "“If the next Israeli government refuses to honour peace commitments and keeps up seizing our land and building settlements, I will ask [Israeli Prime Minister] Binyamin Netanyahu to sit down in my place. I will throw the keys [of the PA] unto him and leave.” - id9/1/2013
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Can we find compassion for Israelis in 2013?Ilan Pappe - EI - "I met a few of my acquaintances who in the past deemed me at best as deluded and at worst as a traitor. They seemed more embarrassed today — almost confessing that mine and my friends’ worst predictions about Israel’s future seemed to be materializing painfully in front of their very eyes." - id9/1/2013
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Perhaps with a lot of luck Adam Keller - Crazy Country - "...if and when a government is established in Israel which will achieve an agreement with the Palestinians (and the Americans) on such a basis, it will gain the support of no less than two-thirds of the citizens of Israel." - id9/1/2013
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United States senator calls for gradual cut in aid to IsraelAssociated Press - NDTV - Paul suggested Israel would actually benefit from less aid, saying it would enhance its sovereignty by not having to approach the U.S. "on bended knee" when making its own decisions.-rh 7/1/2013
Naftali Bennett interview: `There won`t be a Palestinian state within IsraelHarriet Sherwood - The Guardian - In an interview with the Guardian, Bennett said he did not intend to waste the next four years "babbling about Israel and the Palestinians", and defended his plan to annex most of the West Bank in the face of international opposition, which was the "result of ignorance".-rh 7/1/2013
The Meaning of the Arab Spring for Palestinian Rights - An Interview With Norman FinkelsteinNorman Finkelstein - CounterPunch - "The only role we can play is an auxiliary one. We can’t liberate the Palestinians, nor would it be a good thing if we did. If you liberate somebody else, they’re simply going to become the victims of another outside or external force. People have to liberate themselves"7/1/2013
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What Netanyahu and Liberman really mean when they speak of a two-state solutionRaphael Ahren - The Times of Israel - As opposed to many senior Likud MKs, the former foreign minister doesn’t want one state — he wants ‘maximal separation’7/1/2013
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Media misconceptions: Is the conflict really about Jews vs. Arabs?Mya Guarnieri--When my agent and I shopped my book about Israel’s migrant workers and African refugees around, we got a lot of those “We love it but it’s not right for us” and “This is an important book that needs to be published. But there’s no audience for this” kind of responses. But perhaps the most common response was, “Where are the Palestinians?” dn6/1/2013
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Israel`s shift to the right will alienate those it needs mostJonathan Freedland--Ahead of the Israeli elections, ultra-ultra-nationalists are surging in the polls. But diaspora Jews might recoil from their views dn6/1/2013
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Naftali Bennett: The Zionist pin-up blazing a trail ahead of Israeli poll Alistair Dawber--With the most hotly contested general election in years on the horizon, the rhetoric has become increasingly fiery. And blazing a bigger trail than all his rivals is the software tycoon-turned-Zionist pin-up dn6/1/2013
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Binyamin Netanyahu: strong man with a fearful heart.Peter Beaumont--The Israeli prime minister talks tough on Iran and peace, but with an election looming, questions about who he is and whether he can be trusted are being asked. dn6/1/2013
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Former Shin Bet chief`s criticism of Netanyahu, Barak must not be ignoredAluf Benn--Yuval Diskin`s criticism should be noted particularly since he supports a strike on Iran. Focusing on cigars and alcohol is a smoke screen for the dilapidation of Israel`s senior politicians.dn6/1/2013
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A woman`s exclusive rightHaaretz Editorial--In Israel in 2013, an alliance that combines elements of racism, chauvinism and ultra-nationalism is still allowed.dn6/1/2013
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The heart of the conflictA.B. Yehoshua (the writer) - Ynet - What must be demanded is the immediate end to the settlement enterprise. The dovish camp, on all its components, must make this an imperative condition for joining the third Netanyahu government. bz5/1/2013
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Hanin Zuabi: Not here to be lovedDalia Karpel--What’s it like to be the most hated woman in Israel? As MK Hanin Zuabi runs for the Knesset again, she remains defiant about her involvement in the 2010 Gaza flotilla. And no, she has no Jewish friends left.dn5/1/2013
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The case against Chuck Hagel: legitimate concerns, character assassination and selective outrageChemi Shalev--Supporters of Israel have some legitimate reasons to be concerned about Chuck Hagel’s reported candidacy to be the next U.S. secretary of defense. Israelis are convinced that in the final resort, Iran will have to be coerced into relinquishing its nuclear program, that military force will probably be needed, and that it should be American military force and not Israeli, if possible. Hagel, I think we can all agree, is not an ideal ally in promoting such a policy. dn5/1/2013
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Israel’s Turn to the Far Right: The Point of No Return? Kirk J. Beattie--Most concerned Americans have, understandably, had their eyes glued on the monumental changes sweeping the Arab world. But they remain largely oblivious to another regional transformation of great significance; that is, the rightward shift of Israel’s political, tectonic plates. From its historically strong center-leftist (Labor) and center-rightist (old Likud) nodes, Israel’s political scene is now dominated by a combination of far right (new Likud) and extreme right wingers (Yisrael Beiteinu; The Jewish Home), as well as religious zealots (Sephardic Torah Guardians; United Torah Judaism). dn5/1/2013
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Anti-Muslim violence spiraling out of control in America Murtaza Hussain--Sen was pushed to death by a woman who "hated Muslims", as anti-Muslim bigotry in the US sinks to violent new depths. dn5/1/2013
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‘Moral Giants’: Israel’s ‘Freethinkers’ are its LiberatorsMAI ABDUL RAHMAN--Russian writer Leo Tolstoy made a simple observation that fittingly describes Israel’s peace and just activists. He said, “Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking.” dn5/1/2013
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Why We Hate Them: Arabs in Western EyesPhilip Giraldi - The American Conservative "Later this year PBS will release to its affiliates a documentary film that it co-produced called “Valentino’s Ghost.” I recently watched a preview copy. In its full version it is 95 minutes long, and it lays out a roughly chronological account of how Muslims, particularly Arabs, have been perceived in the West since the 1920s. Written and directed by Michael Singh, it includes interviews with a number of well-known authorities on the Middle East, including Robert Fisk, Niall Ferguson, John Mearsheimer, and the late Anthony Shadid, the New York Times journalist killed in Syria last February. The film explores the political and cultural forces behind the images, contending that the depiction of Arabs as “The Other” roughly parallels the foreign policies of Europe and America vis-à-vis the Middle East region." ca4/1/2013
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Endless ‘debate over two-state solution’ is cover for the real story, annexation of West BankPhilip Weiss - Mondoweiss - "The Israeli election does not signify a chance for change, but the opposite: we are more likely to end up with a government that has the maintenance of the status quo as the centre of its policy," said the Israeli journalist Noam Sheizaf about the upcoming elections. "Probably the only issue all coalition partners can agree on is the status quo."-rh 2/1/2013
Could Saudi Arabia be next?Robert Fisk - Independent - "At the incendiary core of this discontent will be the claims of a Palestinian state that does not exist and may never exist and the actions of an Israeli state which – through its constant building of colonies for Jews and Jews only on Arab land – ensures that “Palestine” will remain only an Arab dream." - id 2/1/2013
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Reform Jews, AIPAC take opposing positions on penalizing Palestinians RON KAMPEAS - Times of Israel - "Reform leader Rabbi Rick Jacobs has urged President Obama not to close the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington DC, a position that puts him at odds with AIPAC." - id2/1/2013
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BY OMISSION, THE NEW YORK TIMES WIPES ISRAEL’S CRIMINAL RECORD CLEANRobert Ross- Desert Peace - "According to The New York Times, there is no siege of Gaza, no occupation of the West Bank, and never was there a Nakba. Three recent articles erase these key Israeli crimes from the historical record." - id2/1/2013
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In controversy over Peres remarks, Israeli `center-left` pays lip service to two-state solutionRoi Maor - +972 - "During the current election campaign, two of the most popular party leaders identified with the center-left have done almost everything in their power to avoid saying anything left-sounding on the Palestinian topic." - id 2/1/2013
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Peres bursting with angerEitan Haber - Ynet - Peres believes the current government`s policy is leading Israel to what he refers to as a "disaster." So what is a man of his stature to do? Pat little children on the head in one of Sderot`s nursery schools? 1/1/2013
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What future, exactly, did we vote for?Adam Keller - Crazy Country - "Will the settlers still reside in armed enclaves at the heart of Occupied Territory, and actively participate behind their barbed wires in the Israeli democracy of which their Palestinian neighbors have no share?" - id30/1/2013
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Sitting Down With Amos OzROGER COHEN - IHT - "“Building settlements in occupied territories was the single most grave error and sin in the history of modern Zionism, because it was based on a refusal to accept the simple fact that we are not alone in this country.”" - id 30/1/2013
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Syria confirms Israeli airstrike Michael Eisenstadt - Aljazeera - It is unclear, however, what the exact nature of the target of Wednesday`s air strikes was. Syrian state media said that the strikes targeted a military research centre near Damascus, while regional security sources told the Reuters and AP news agencies that the target was convoy of trucks allegedly carrying anti-aircraft missiles for Hezbollah in Lebanon.-rh 31/1/2013
Israel’s left turn to the far rightJonathan Cook - Jonathan Cook Net - In the last government, Netanyahu moderated his image, but not his policies, by recruiting former Labor leader Ehud Barak as defense minister. Barak is now gone. Lapid could serve a similar function, helping Netanyahu to construct a false image of his government as a coalition of the center and the right.-rh 31/1/2013
THE ISRAELI ELECTIONS: THE BALL IS IN OUR COURTJeff Halper - Newsletter - In the end, the Israeli Jewish public will not be a fatal obstacle to a negotiated solution, if that solution embodies two states. But neither will it be pro-active, rising up to overthrow the Occupation. Israelis have learned to accommodate to it and can live with that non- to-semi-issue for another 65 years. Only determined international pressures will move intransigent Israeli governments, but if that happens the Israeli pubic will come along.-rh 31/1/2013
Report: Meshal says Hamas accepts a two-state solutionZvi Bar`el - Haaretz - Hamas political leader in Damascus reportedly authorized King Abdullah of Jordan to convey his acceptance of two states for two peoples, based on the 1967 borders, to U.S. President Barack Obama.-rh 30/1/2013
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Israel fails to show up at mandatory UN human rights reviewAdri Nieuwhof - The Electronic Intifada - All UN member states are required to undergo such Universal Periodic Reviews (UPR) by the Human Rights Council. It is the first time that a state has refused to cooperate in this mandatory review process without giving a reason. Until now, all countries have attended, including Syria and North Korea.-rh 30/1/2013
Welcome to State of Palestine?Asaf Romirowsky - Ynet - "In the absence of real state-building and direct talks with Israel we will more likely see a third intifada (which many claim, correctly, is already here) if not full blown war." - id30/1/2013
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Lost Tribes : This Israeli election is not about Bibi. It`s about nothing.DANIEL LEVY - Foreign Policy - There is precious little substantive policy debate, even by Israeli and general Western standards. Iran, for instance, has barely featured at all in this campaign season. The race has also not really been about the Palestinians. Bennett may have produced a plan for annexing 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and formalizing an apartheid system, but in election rallies, ads, and interviews, his party emphasizes social issues, military service, and his version of Jewish values, de-emphasizing not only his annexation plan but also the settler radicalism of his list.-rh 16/1/2013
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