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November 2010 Table of Contents 

Telling the Truth for 28 Years...

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

The U.S. Role in the Middle East and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine

8 Peace Talks and Troop Withdrawals, But No Peace in SightRachelle Marshall 

11 Negotiating for a Framework Agreement: "The Opposite of a Peace Treaty"Uri Avnery

13 The Rains CameEric S. Margolis

14 In Gaza, Apathy and Skepticism Over Peace Talks AboundMohammed Omer

16 East Jerusalem's Shu'fat Refugee Camp: "For All Practical Purposes, Ramallah"Ben White

18 Ground Zero and Islamophobia in America: Three ViewsImam Feisal Abdul Rauf, George S. Hishmeh, Paul Findley

 22 Two States, One Holy Land: A Framework for PeaceJohn V. Whitbeck

24 Fully Understanding Implications of Kosovo, Rule Of Law, Israel Ignores and ObstructsIan Williams


26 Anti-War Amendments to Supplemental Funding Bill Get Support—But Not EnoughShirl McArthur

28 Nov. 2 Election a Chance to "Just Say No" to Congressional Israel-FirstersJanet McMahon

33 Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2010 Congressional CandidatesCompiled by Hugh Galford

Special Reports

38 Beating Death of Young Egyptian Leads to Protests, Trial of PolicemenEllen Baugh 

39 The Tenuous Presence of Religious Diasporas in SingaporeJohn Gee

41 A Conversation With R. Hakan Tekin, Turkey's Consul General in Los AngelesPat McDonnell Twair

74 Thanks-Giving Chapel's Islamic Design a Visual, Spiritual Gem in Downtown DallasElaine Pasquini


5 Letters to the Editor

7 Publishers' Page

43 Northern California Chronicle: Bethlehem University Graduate From Gaza City Visits San Francisco—Elaine Pasquini

45 New York City and Tri-State News: Successful Fund-Raiser in New York Harbor for U.S. Boat to Gaza Project—Jane Adas

47 Southern California Chronicle: Activists to Take Case to Congress After Supreme Court Ban on "Terror" Contact—Pat and Samir Twair

49 Israel and Judaism: Conversion Bill Debate Evidence Of American Jews' Increasing Discontent With IsraelAllan C. Brownfeld

52 Human Rights:

Torture Victims Will Appeal Ruling to the Supreme Court
California Legislators, Interfaith Leaders Condemn Rise in Islamophobia
Marking 9/11 with Scarves
9/11 Commemoration at L.A. Islamic Center
Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tunisia's Nabiha Gueddana on Gender Equality

54 Muslim-American Activism:

Muslims in America: Myths and Realities
Statement of Muslim American Imams and Community Leaders
International Al-Quds Day in DC
The Role for Muslim Think Tanks 

57 Music & Arts:

 "Amreeka" Screening and Discussion With Executive Producer Alicia Sams
 Ajyal Performs at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens

58 Waging Peace:

Kathy Kelly Talks About the Killing Fields in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Afghanistan's Untapped Riches Fueling Conflict
Israel's Hysteria Over the Prospect of Iranian Nuclear Weapons
Beyond Arab Poll Results
HCEF Conference to Examine Business Opportunities in Palestine
Interns Tell a "New Story"
Bethlehemite Wins Debate
NLG Picnic for Lynne Stewart
Iraq: Mission Transformed? 

64 Diplomatic Doings:

 Libya's Celebration Is Fun for All

65 Other People's Mail

67 The World Looks at the Middle East—Cartoons

68 Book Review: This Time We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza InvasionReviewed by Ian Williams

69 New Arrivals From The AET Book Club

71 Bulletin Board

72 2010 AET Choir of Angels

50 Index to Advertisers