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The Israeli Factor

Issue: 2005, Volume 38, Issue 4
Subject: History|Iraq|War/Conflict
Author: Cooley, John
Issue Description: John Cooley, former correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and ABC News, writes that President Bush, Prime Minister Blair and their real or nominal allies had the active or tacit cooperation of many in the media in the run-up to the “war of choice”with Iraq. Cooley adds: “For this writer, after covering Arab and Muslim regions for nearly half a century, there is another issue. Our mainstream media, almost without exception, tip-toe around the role played by Israel in influencing the Bushites toward war in March 2003.”
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A Polish Boy in Palestine

Issue: 2005, Volume 38, Issue 5
Subject: Human Rights|Land and Homes
Author: Neunuebel, David
Issue Description: Frequently the path to discovering the plight of the Palestinians begins with acts of conscience with respect to racism, discrimination and civil rights in the U.S. And so it was with David Neunuebel, who recalls the perjoratives and ill treatment meted out to his mother solely for being Polish and poor, and the segregation visited upon blacks simply because of skin color. When Neuneubel returned from visiting Palestine for the first time, he felt compelled to tell other Americans about what he had learned. In addition to producing two film documentaries on life for the Palestinians under occupation, he also created an organization, Americans for a Just Peace in the Middle East.
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Beyond Road Maps & Walls

Issue: 2004, Volume 37, Issue 1
Subject: Peace Process|West Bank/Gaza
Author: Halper, Jeff
Issue Description: Jeff Halper believes the time for a two-state solution has run out. If he’s right, the question is, What do we do now? And, is a genuine Middle East peace possible? For if time is running out on the twostate option, that means time is running out on seriously considering the other options. In this issue, Dr. Halper looks at those options.
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Mordechai Vanunu

Issue: 2004, Volume 37, Issue 2
Subject: Military|Spying
Author: Eoloff, Mary
Issue Description: On April 21 of this year Dr. Mordechai Vanunu will have served out a prison sentence of 18 years for having publicly exposed Israel’s nuclear weapons program. More than 11 of those years were spent in solitary confinement. Waiting for his release at the gate of Ashkelon prison will be a couple from St. Paul, Minnesota, Mary and Nick Eoloff. Nick is a retired lawyer and Mary taught Spanish before raising six children. Through adoption, Mordechai Vanunu has become the Eoloffs’seventh child.
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The CPT Report

Issue: 2004, Volume 37, Issue 3
Subject: Human Rights|War/Conflict
Author: Gish, Peggy
Issue Description: Once the digital photos surfaced, the mainstream media suddenly became interested in a December 2003 report on prisoner abuse in Iraq prepared by the Christian Peacemaker Teams. Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh mentioned CPT in interviews he gave, and CNN interviewed a CPT member in Baghdad. Meanwhile, Peggy Gish, a member of CPT’s Iraq delegation, was preparing this issue of The Link. CPT documented abuse not only in the Abu Ghraib prison but in prisons throughout U.S.-occupied Iraq.
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Timeline for War

Issue: 2004, Volume 37, Issue 4
Subject: Iraq|Military|September 11|Terrorism|War/Conflict
Author: Mahoney, John F.
Issue Description: A date-by-date account of how the war with Iraq came about. Beginning in 1992 and running through August, 2004, the chronology is drawn from books by Bob Woodward, James Bamford, James Mann, and Richard Clarke. A Reader’s Guide on pages 8 & 9 provides background information on persons who figure prominently in the timeline. The Guide is based on two articles, “The Men from JINSA and CSP,”by Jason Vest in The Nation, and “Serving Two Flags: Neocons, Israel and the Bush Administration,”by Stephen Green in The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
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When Legend Becomes Fact

Issue: 2004, Volume 37, Issue 5
Subject: Church Activism|History|Media|Public Opinion
Author: Wall, James M.
Issue Description: James M. Wall, Senior Contributing Editor of Christian Century magazine, explains that Americans have been deprived of a valid and compelling alternative to the Israeli version of the basic elements of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel’s mythic descriptions of why millions of Palestinians were condemned to expulsion and lives under occupation are accepted wholesale, while facts that confront the legend are ignored by the media. The book and movie “Exodus”are cases in point.
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Issue: 2003, Volume 36, Issue 1
Subject: Judaism|United Nations
Author: Bennis, Phyllis
Issue Description: Thirty-four times over the past 30 years the United States has vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions critical of Israel. Efforts by the vast majority of the world’s nations to halt Israel’s occupation of Arab lands, expropriation of Palestinian property, and violation of the human rights of a civilian population under military rule have been repeatedly thwarted by Washington’s intervention.  While U.S. dollars fuel Israel’s colonization, U.S. vetoes shield Israel from international censure.
The history behind these vetoes is the topic of this issue. Our author, Phyllis Bennis, has been a Middle East affairs analyst for over 20 years.
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Political Zionism

Issue: 2003, Volume 36, Issue 2
Subject: History|Politics|Zionism
Author: Mahoney, John F.
Issue Description: AMEU Executive Director John Mahoney surveys political Zionism’s origins under Theodor Herzl, traces its evolution from the early 1900s, describes its successful strategy of finding a world power patron, and documents its influence over U.S. foreign policy. The issue is dedicated to Alfred Lilienthal and Fayez Sayegh, whose seminal writings have had a sustained influence on the literature of the Palestine-Israeli conflict.
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In the Beginning, There Was Terrorism

Issue: 2003, Volume 36, Issue 3
Subject: History|Terrorism
Author: Bleier, Ronald
Issue Description: “Blowing up a bus, a train, a ship, a cafĂ©, or a hotel; assassinating a diplomat or a peace negotiator; killing hostages, sending letter bombs; massacring defenseless villagers — this is terrorism, as we know it. In the modern Middle East it began with the Zionists who founded the Jewish state. “Author Ronald Bleier’s meticulous documentation includes Livia Rokach’s “Israel’s Sacred Terrorism,” which is based in large part on former Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett’s diary.
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