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November 2005 Table of Contents

Interpreting the Middle East for North Americans—
Interpreting North America for the Middle East

The U.S., Iraq, and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine

November 2005 Cover7 Bush's Flight From RealityRachelle Marshall

10 The Gaza Disengagement—Two ViewsMohammed Omer, Daoud Kuttab

14 An Eyewitness Account of the Murder of Muhammad "Niinu" Al-'AssiAnne Gwynne

18 Not Welcome Here: Attacks on Palestinians in Israel ContinueIsabelle Humphries

19 According to Indictment, AIPAC Has Been Under Investigation Since Early 1999—Andrew I. Killgore

20 European Delegation Calls on EU, Member States To Hold Israel Accountable—The Mission of European Politicians to Israel and Palestine

22 A High-Ranking Assassination in Gaza—Samah Jabr

23 Israel's Disengagement: A Question of Numbers—Sonja Pace

24 Waiting for the Outside World—Mike Ferner

26 Muslims and Arabs Around the World Aid Hurricane Katrina Victims—Delinda C. Hanley

29 An Arab-American Priest, Depleted Uranium, and Iraq—Robert Hirschfield

30 Diehard Anti-Palestinian Congress Members Concentrate on Money BillsShirl McArthur

Special Reports

28 Israeli Compliance With Law on Gaza "No Concession," Says UK's Guardian—Lucy Jones

32 Volcker's Latest Oil-for-Food Report Overlooks Missing $9 Billion to U.S. Occupiers—Ian Williams

34 It's "In With the Old" After Egypt's Presidential Election—Jennifer Peterson

36 Pakistani-Israeli Relations: A True Opening, or Merely a Trial Balloon?—M.M. Ali

38 Chinese Workers in Israel Strike for Unpaid Wages—John Gee

39 Bumps in Road to EU Accession Expose Cyprus, Kurdish Potholes—Jon Gorvett

44 The Hidden History of the Balfour Declaration—John Cornelius

52 NAZAR: Exhibit of "Richly Layered" Arab Photography Tours U.S.—Tim Kennedy

54 Sensitive Middle Eastern Characters Win Empathy in New Feature Films—Pat McDonnell Twair


5 Letters to the Editor

42 Book Reviews: Beyond Chutzpah Neocon Middle East Policy: The "Clean Break" Plan Damage Assessment—Reviewed by Sara Powell

43 AET Book Club New Arrivals

51 The World Looks at the Middle East—Cartoons

56 New York City and Tri-State News: New York Reading of "How His Bride Came to AbrahamJane Adas

58 Northern California Chronicle: "Arab Talk With Jess and Jamal" Debuts in San FranciscoElaine Pasquini

60 Southern California Chronicle: Philanthropists Vow to Keep Seeking a Just Peace on Both Sides of Apartheid WallPat and Samir Twair

62 Other People's Mail

64 Christianity and the Middle East: Holy Land Christians: An Endangered SpeciesCharles P. Lutz

65 Islam in America: Neocon Pundits Malign American MuslimsLouay Safi

66 Judaism and Israel: Total Embrace of Israel Threatening Judaism's Ethical and Humane TraditionAllan C. Brownfeld

68 Arab-American Activism: Palestinian-Americans Offer Coloring Books to Palestinian Refugees

69 Muslim-American Activism: Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser

71 Human Rights: WILPF Celebrates 90 Years

71 Waging Peace: The Role of UNRWA After the Gaza Disengagement

76 Diplomatic Doings

78 Bulletin Board

79 In Memoriam: Dr. Margaret Kay (Maggie) Grater (1942-2005)Vicki Tamoush

80 2005 AET Choir of Angels

82 Publishers' Page

33 Index to Advertisers