Category: Israel/Palestine

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Tanya Reinhart: This Ain’t the Road of Peace

Tanya Reinhart [Background: Following the Shepherdstown’s Syria-Israel talks, the US issued a concealed document summarizing the positions of the two sides. The Arab (London) paper ‘Al Hayat’ printed a summary draft of this document, based on Syrian sources. Israeli sources denied the authenticity of this version, and exposed the full document, which appeared in the Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Four from the Forums

Noam Chomsky Reply from NC to query regarding Graduate Unions and Teaching Generally On graduate unions, it’s true enough that (ideally) "graduate teaching is pedagogical training," but that’s incomplete. Any teaching, if done at all seriously, is also a way of learning — about lots of things, including the subject you are teaching. That’s just Read more…

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Stephen R. Shalom: Humanitarian Intervention

Stephen R. Shalom   The issue of humanitarian intervention arises again, propelled by the crises in Kosovo and East Timor and by the memories of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Some analysts have used these cases to support new principles of international relations. But to assure that the correct lessons are learned, we have to examine Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: Millennial Visions and Selective Vision Part Two

Noam Chomsky In fairness, it should be mentioned that the chorus of self-adulation that closed the millennium was disrupted by some discordant notes. Questions were raised about the consistency of our adherence to the guiding principles: the "new doctrine" that "universal standards of human rights were putting at least some limits on sovereignty," as illustrated Read more…

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Neve Gordon: Barak’s Economic Program

Neve Gordon In 1992, it was still unclear that Bill Clinton’s election would mark the advent of a new breed of leaders. Yet a few years later Tony Blair was elected in England and Lionel Jospin in France. When Germany’s Gerhard Sch- roeder and Israel’s Ehud Barak entered office it became apparent that we weren’t Read more…

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Edward Herman: Hitchens on Serbia and East Timor

Edward S. Herman In each U.S. war there are liberals and leftists who lend it support, and even larger numbers who don’t oppose it because the issues and stakes involved seem unclear. Both support and silence are encouraged by the invariable demonization of the enemy and the surge of patriotic support for our troops fighting Read more…

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Tanya Reinhart: With Barak No Withdrawal, No Peace

Tanya Reinhart, Syria-Israel In Israel, there is a feeling of a great historical moment. Finally, after much pressure and diplomacy – the story goes – Asad agreed to turn to the road of peace. In the expected peace agreement, Syria will get back all of the Golan Heights, and Israel will get (among other things) Read more…

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Edward Herman: The Times and East Timor

Edward Herman Seth Mydans’s October 31 piece on the Indonesian departure from East Timor, "A Calamitous Era Plays Out Quietly For East Timorese," with its admission that 200,000 had died in Indonesia’s 24 year failed pacification effort, including its final "rampage of destruction," might impress some people as an illustration of objective journalism. But they Read more…

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Howard Zinn: A Larger Consciousness

Howard Zinn Some years ago, when I was teaching at Boston University, I was asked by a Jewish group to give a talk on the Holocaust. I spoke that evening, but not about the Holocaust of World War II, not about the genocide of six million Jews. It was the mid-Eighties, and the United States Read more…

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Jim Hightower: Snapshots

Jim Hightower DON’T DIAL 9-1-1 . . . DIAL H-M-O Let’s say you’re at home one evening, sitting there in your La-Z-Boy, maybe with a cool one in your hand, when suddenly you feel a sharp pain in your chest, your left arm is tingly and sort of numb. Heart attack! Or it least it Read more…

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