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Sahmatah

Issue: 1999, Volume 32, Issue 1
Subject: History|Land and Homes|Refugees|War/Conflict
Author: Mast, Edward
Issue Description: This is the story of one American playwright's willingness to question the world according to the U.S. media. And it is the story of a Palestinian-American’s search for a past that had eluded him. Central to both stories is a village in the Upper Galilee, where horses and cows now graze. “Sahmatah”is a one-act play for two actors. It debuted in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada in 1996. In 1998, it was produced in Arabic in the Masrah al-Midan theater in Haifa, and on the ruins of the village of Sahmatah in the Upper Galilee.
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The Camp

Issue: 1999, Volume 32, Issue 2
Subject: Human Rights|Land and Homes|Refugees|War/Conflict
Author: Hamzeh-Muhaisen, Muna
Issue Description: What is it like to be on the receiving end of the longest military occupation in modern history? Muna Hamzeh-Muhaisen lived in Dheisheh, a refugee camp on the outskirts of Bethlehem, for more than a decade, including the period of the first intifada. This is her account of the people who have lived in Dheisheh all of their lives. As she notes, there is hardly a refugee in The Camp, young or old, who doesn’t remember the names of the camp’s victims and even the years of their untimely deaths.
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Secret Evidence

Issue: 1999, Volume 32, Issue 3
Subject: Civil Rights|Courts
Author: Sugg, John
Issue Description: This issue focuses on a country whose Supreme Court recently ruled that its government, for political reasons, can target particular groups within its non-citizen population for deportation. While deportation is being pursued, the aliens can be jailed indefinitely on the basis of evidence that neither they nor their lawyers are permitted to see. It focuses on a university professor forcibly taken in handcuffs from his home where for years he had lived peaceably with his wife and three young
daughters. There are two authors for this issue of The Link. John Sugg is a reporter in Florida, where a Palestinian professor is spending his third year in jail for no known reason. Kit Gage of the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom monitors other cases of prisoners of Middle Eastern origin languishing in our prisons for reasons known neither to them nor to their lawyers.
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Iraq: Who's to Blame?

Issue: 1999, Volume 32, Issue 4
Subject: Human Rights|Iraq
Author: Simons, Geoff
Issue Description: Many - most? - Americans believe that while the effects of economic sanctions on the Iraqi people are cruel, "we" are not to blame.  Time and again it is said:  "Saddam could end it today if he wanted to."  When Geoff Simons agreed to write about the situation, we specifically asked him to address the question of culpability.
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Native Americans and Palestinians

Issue: 1999, Volume 32, Issue 5
Subject: Civil Rights|Human Rights|Land and Homes|Native Americans|Refugees
Author: Finkelstein, Norman
Issue Description: In 1998, a delegation of Palestinians visited the Lakota Indians on their Pine Ridge Reservation. Soon after, a delegation of Native Americans visited Palestine. What they found is the subject of this issue.

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Israeli Historians Ask: What Really Happened 50 Years Ago?

Issue: 1998, Volume 31, Issue 1
Subject: History|Land and Homes|War/Conflict|Zionism
Author: Pappe, Ilan
Issue Description: This issue’s feature article by Ilan Pappe, an historian at Haifa University, challenges Israel’s official account of what happened 50 years ago in Palestine. Dr. Pappe is one of a growing number of Israeli historians whose analyses of newly released documents by the U. S., England and Israel have led them to conclude that what really happened back then is far closer to what Palestinians have been saying all along.
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The Jews of Iraq

Issue: 1998, Volume 31, Issue 2
Subject: Civil Rights|History|Iraq|Zionism
Author: Giladi, Naeim
Issue Description: In our previous Link, an Israeli historian looked at the hundreds of thousands of indigenous Palestinians whose lives were uprooted to make room for foreigners who would come to populate confiscated land. Most were Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe. But over half a million other Jews came from Islamic lands. Zionist propagandists claim that Israel “rescued”these Jews from their anti-Jewish, Muslim neighbors. One of those “rescued” Jews— Naeim Giladi— knows otherwise.
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Politics Not As Usual

Issue: 1998, Volume 31, Issue 3
Subject: Human Rights|Land and Homes|Media|Politics
Author: Driver, Rod
Issue Description: Rod Driver is running for the United States Congress from Rhode Island’s second district. No stranger to politics— he was elected four times to Rhode Island’s state legislature— Driver is now doing something no other candidate for federal office has ever done. He’s telling his constituents how their tax dollars are being used to dispossess and torture Palestinians. And he’s doing it by showing on television graphic film of Palestinian parents and their children being dragged kicking and screaming from their home as a bulldozer moves in to turn it all to rubble. (Channel 12 in Rhode Island prefaces Driver’s TV ad with the disclaimer: “The following political advertisement contains scenes which may be disturbing to children. Viewer discretion is advised.”) Why, at 65, spend thousands of your own dollars on behalf of Palestinians? That’s what we asked Professor Driver to explain in this issue.
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Israel's Bedouin: The End of Poetry

Issue: 1998, Volume 31, Issue 4
Subject: Civil Rights|Human Rights|Land and Homes
Author: Kelley, Ron
Issue Description: A cable TV programmer in Manhattan called me to ask if I'd like to see a documentary on the Bedouin of Israel.  It's rather extraordinary, he said.  The day after viewing Ron Kelley's documentary, I phoned him at his home in Michigan and invited him to tell his story to our Link readers.  He agreed in the hope that "the article can draw a little attention to the problem at hand."  The problem at hand is the destruction of a people.
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Dear NPR News

Issue: 1998, Volume 31, Issue 5
Subject: Media
Author: Abunimah, Ali
Issue Description: Ali Abunimah, widely known today for his association with the Electronic Intifada website, confronted National Public Radio in 1997-98 with a stream of e-mails about its Middle East coverage, using plain facts, humor and irony to call attention to historical inaccuracies, the use of Israeli euphemisms (i.e., “rubber bullets”), and failures to report on settlement growth, Palestinian deaths, home demolitions and collective punishments. Several of Abunimah’s most compelling letters to NPR are reprinted in this issue.
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