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Israel's Anti-Civilian Weapons

Issue: 2001, Volume 34, Issue 1
Subject: Human Rights|Military|War/Conflict
Author: Mahoney, John F.
Issue Description: Because they are the targets, Palestinian youngsters have become authorities of sorts on rubber-coated steel bullets.  They collect them much like American kids collect baseball cards.  And they've learned to discern what's coming at them.
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Today's Via Dolorosa

Issue: 2001, Volume 34, Issue 2
Subject: Christianity|Theology
Author: Dillon, Edward J.
Issue Description: In Ed Dillon's country parish in upstate New York, church members reenact the Stations of the Cross on the Friday before Holy Week.  Tracing the Stations of the Cross has been a pious custom, especially for Latin Catholics, since the time of the Crusades.  The Link asked Pastor Dillon to go to Jerusalem and to construct a modern parable while following the course of the original Via Dolorosa and reflecting on the figures who found themselves there 2,000 years ago.  Who could be cast today as Jesus, Dillon asked himself.  "For those who come to the Holy Land with eyes to see and ears to hear," he writes, "the answer is the Palestinian people."
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Americans Tortured in Israeli Jails

Issue: 2001, Volume 34, Issue 3
Subject: Courts|Human Rights
Author: Bird, Jerri
Issue Description: Forty-five thousand United States citizens of Palestinian origin are living in or visiting the West Bank, according to U.S. officials. Some of these citizens are imprisoned by Israel— without ever being charged with a crime; some have their U.S. passports taken from them— without ever being charged with a crime; all report that they were tortured. Jerri Bird profiles several cases in this issue, relying on the sworn affidavits of the tortured.
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Inside H-2

Issue: 2001, Volume 34, Issue 4
Subject: Hebron|Human Rights|Land and Homes
Author: Adas, Jane
Issue Description: The most populated West Bank city after Jerusalem, Hebron today is a city cut in two. In 1997, following 30 years of Israeli occupation, 80 percent of Hebron came under Palestinian control— though Israel still controls the main access routes. This is H1. H2, the remaining 20 percent, remains under Israeli military control. It counts an estimated 30,000-35,000 Palestinians and approximately 400 Jewish settlers, protected by 1,200 Israeli soldiers.
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Reflections on September 11, 2001

Issue: 2001, Volume 34, Issue 5
Subject: September 11
Author: Various Authors
Issue Description: Post-911 commentaries by James M. Wall, Christian Century magazine; Dr. Ilan Pappe, Haifa University; Dr. Norman Finkelstein, DePaul University; Sen. James Abourezk; Muhammad Hallaj, political analyst; Rabbi Marc Ellis, Baylor University; and Ali Abunimah, media analyst.
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Muslim Americans in Mainstream America

Issue: 2000, Volume 33, Issue 1
Subject: Civil Rights|Islam/Muslims
Author: Awad, Nihad
Issue Description: Between six and eight million Muslims live in the U.S. African-Americans represent 43%, Asian- Americans 26%, Arab-Americans 14%, Iranian-Americans 4%, Turkish-Americans 3%, European- Americans 3%, with 7% unspecified. Until recently, most lived in well defined Muslim communities. Today, however, Muslims are moving into the mainstream and, like minorities before them, many are facing discrimination, intolerance, even violence. To counter this bias, Nihad Awad helped to found
CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
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The Syrian Community on the Golan Heights

Issue: 2000, Volume 33, Issue 2
Subject: Land and Homes|Settlements|Syria
Author: Tarabieh, Bashar
Issue Description: The author of this issue, Bashar Tarabieh, is a member of the Arab Academic Association for Development of the Golan. Bashar presently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. The story he tells in these pages is indeed the untold story of his people’s oppression under foreign occupation. Much has been reported in the U.S. media of what the 17,000 Israeli colonizers on the Golan might lose should negotiations with Syria succeed. But what of the 140,000 Syrians expelled by Israel in 1967, or the 17,000 who remain there today? What about their 33 years of lost freedoms. This is their story.
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The Lydda Death March

Issue: 2000, Volume 33, Issue 3
Subject: History|Land and Homes|Refugees|War/Conflict
Author: Amash, Charles; Rantisi, Audeh
Issue Description:

On July 12 [1948] Ramle and Lydda were occupied by Zionist forces and a curfew was imposed. At 11:30 a.m., many Lydda inhabitants, shut up in their houses, took fright at the sudden outbreak of shooting outside.… Some rushed into the streets, only to be cut down by Israeli fire...In the confusion, many unarmed detainees in the detention areas in the center of town – in the mosque and church compounds –were shot and killed.… At 13:30 hours, July 12, before the shooting had completely died down, Operation Dani HQ issued the following order to Yiftah Brigade: “The inhabitants of Lydda must be expelled quickly without attention to age.”--Israeli historian Benny Morris, “The Middle East Journal,”vol. 40, No. 1, Winter 1986, pp. 86-87

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On the Jericho Road

Issue: 2000, Volume 33, Issue 4
Subject: Media
Author: Wall, James M.
Issue Description: In 1973, upon assuming the editorship of Christian Century, Jim Wall received an invitation from the American Jewish Committee to take an all-expenses paid trip to Israel. He began his journey a solid, pro-Israel supporter, a position his AJC host had hoped to reinforce. But, then— in a twist of fate not planned by his host— he met LeRoy Friesen, a Mennonite, who convinced him to spend a day with him in the Israeli-occupied, Palestinian West Bank. Now, 23 years later, the editor-politician-minister looks back upon an event that happened that day as a turning point in his understanding of Palestinians and their history.
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Confronting the Bible's Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine

Issue: 2000, Volume 33, Issue 5
Subject: Christianity|History|Holy Land|Theology
Author: Prior, Michael C. M.
Issue Description: Is Yahweh the Great Ethnic-Cleanser?  Did He not instruct the Israelites to rid their Promised Land of its indigenous people?  Few biblical scholars want to wrestle with these questions.  Rev. Michael Prior needs to wrestle with them.  He's been to today's Holy Land and has seen today's variation on biblically sanctioned genocide.  Dr. Prior is Professor of Biblical Sudies in the University of Surrey, England, and visiting professor in Bethlehem University, Palestine.  He is a biblical scholar and author of "Zionism and the State of Israel:  A Moral Inquiry" and "The Bible and Colonialism:  A Moral Critique."
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