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A Style Sheet on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Issue: 2002, Volume 35, Issue 2
Subject: Media
Author: Bailey, J. Martin
Issue Description: J. Martin Bailey has compiled and defined 117 terms whose use, misuse and non-use by the media contribute mightily to what newspaper readers, radio listeners and TV watchers perceive as “the truth”about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the religious, cultural and ethnic ingredients of that conflict. The AMEU web site has made the lexicon into a permanent feature (see Resources) so that it can be expanded and amended as needed.
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The Crusades, Then and Now

Issue: 2002, Volume 35, Issue 3
Subject: Christianity|Crusades|History|Holy Land|Islam/Muslims|Zionism
Author: Ashmore, Robert
Issue Description: Crusading is a concept that applies to successive campaigns against the East and even against foes in the West during medieval times, as well as to actions of the imperial powers in the 19th and 20th centuries. A clear understanding of crusading reveals that it characterizes much that is occurring today, from U.S.-headed economic sanctions on Iraq to Israel’s expansionist settlement policy in Arab territory to Russia’s devastating campaign in Chechnya.
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A Most UnGenerous Offer

Issue: 2002, Volume 35, Issue 4
Subject: Human Rights|Land and Homes|Oslo|Peace Process
Author: Halper, Jeff
Issue Description: If you look at the blueprint of a prison, it looks like the prisoners own the place. They have 95 percent of the territory. The prisoners have the living areas. They have the cafeteria, the visiting area, the exercise yard. All the prison authorities have is 5 percent: the surrounding walls, the cell bars, a few points of control, the keys to the door. When you consider Israeli Prime Minister’s “generous offer”to the Palestinians at Camp David, keep that prison blueprint in mind.
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The Making of Iraq

Issue: 2002, Volume 35, Issue 5
Subject: History|Iraq|Politics
Author: Simons, Geoff
Issue Description: Geoff Simons has written four books on Iraq, his most recent being “Targeting Iraq: Sanctions and Bombing in US Policy,”published this year. Denis Halliday, former U.N. Assistant Secretary-General and head of the U.N. Humanitarian Program in Iraq, says of this work, “There is no doubt this is an important book.”And The Times of London added: “Books either written or edited by Simons can be bought with confidence.”If ever Americans had a need to know the history of Iraq— “from Sumer to Saddam,”as the title of one of Geoff’s books puts it— that time is at hand. Two of Simons’books on Iraq, along with other new entries, are available from our web site catalog.
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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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