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A key problem confronting Americans who would like to see the US involved in less war is that as Peter Beinart recently noted in the Atlantic: It's also notoriously hard to mobilize Americans ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 12:25 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
On Tuesday night I gave a talk on the University of Illinois-Urbana campus as part of "Israeli Apartheid Week." In my talk, I argued that the question of whether Israel is an "apartheid state" is ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 11:01 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The Brookings Institution released a new poll on American attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, presumably timed to coincide with the Saban Forum organized by the Center for Middle East ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 09:13 AM PST with 18 Recommends
The taboo against criticizing Israel hurts both Israel and America "It's terrible," my lover Patrick says by phone from Brussels about anti-Israeli demonstrators holding signs that say, "Hitler ...
by Richard J Rosendall
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 02:47 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Originally published in The Huffington ...
by Anna Joseph
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 11:41 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Originally published at Huffington Post When there is a just resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict, I will claim that June 20, 2014 marked a turning point. That was the day that the ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 68 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 02:51 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
The dangers to Israel's existence, from a nuclear-armed Iran, are real. Equally real are the dangers of a pre-emptive military attack on Iran. Perhaps the greatest danger to Israel, however, is ...
by StevenStrauss
Comment Count 140 comments on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 08:18 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Photo credit: Christian Science Monitor The United Nation's Human Rights Council issued a report calling on Israel to cease settlement of the occupied Palestinian territories and ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:28 AM PST with 23 Recommends
In the grand scheme of things, Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky is one of my favorite Members of Congress: progressive, smart, articulate, willing to stand up for what's right even when the pressure is ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 92 comments on Tue May 17, 2011 at 03:58 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Many have long maintained that a mass-based and sustained campaign of nonviolent Palestinian resistance - a "White Intifada" - if vigorously supported by a united Palestinian leadership and by ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed May 11, 2011 at 12:07 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
A key resolution on the Israel-Palestine conflict is now before the UN Security Council. Largely echoing stated US policy, the resolution embraces negotiations, endorses the creation of a ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 12:20 PM PST with 20 Recommends
A big obstacle to turning Americans on to the idea of action to support the human rights of Palestinians is that the situation appears to many as a) far away and b) totally hopeless. Try to talk up ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Nov 08, 2010 at 02:07 PM PST with 24 Recommends
U.S. special envoy George Mitchell has been frantically shuttling between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in order to ...
by mosaicnews
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Oct 01, 2010 at 05:38 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
There is nothing wrong with criticizing many of the policies of the current Israeli government -- and those of the previous ones. And it is completely uncalled for to try to tar such critics as anti-...
by Amitai Etzioni
Comment Count 37 comments on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis are scheduled to commence in Washington on September 2, a decade after the last real final-status talks, and nearly two years after the last direct ...
by mosaicnews
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 06:25 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
This week, an Israeli military court convicted Abdallah Abu Rahmah, whom progressive Zionists have called a " ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 82 comments on Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 08:08 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Will it be a strike against Iran by the U.S. and or Israel? Will there be political upheaval in Egypt after Mubarak's reign? And will Israel invade Lebanon or Gaza? These are some of the questions ...
by mosaicnews
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Aug 06, 2010 at 06:18 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Who now doubts that strategic nonviolent action can transform the politics of the Israel/Palestine conflict? Not Hamas parliamentarian Aziz Dweik, the Wall Street ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 130 comments on Wed Jul 07, 2010 at 08:59 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
First came the clash at Davos in January 2009, when Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan walked off the stage after an angry exchange with the Israeli president, Shimon Peres during a panel ...
by mosaicnews
Comment Count 106 comments on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 07:30 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
While most of the developed world is in an uproar about Israel’s attack on the humanitarian flotilla and all the issues that assault raises in terms of the bigger picture in the Middle East, ...
by Lee17
Comment Count 149 comments on Mon Jun 07, 2010 at 10:59 AM PDT with 10 Recommends