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June-July 2012 Table of Contents

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 Vanishing Illusions: Israeli Democracy and a Two-State SolutionRachelle Marshall

10 Israel's Back-Room Deal Strengthens an Authoritarian TrendJonathan Cook

11 In Israel, a Putsch Against WarUri Avnery

13 That Other David Ben-GurionGeorge S. Hishmeh

15 Electricity Blackout in Gaza, Media Blackout Everywhere ElseMohammed Omer

16 "The House That Sabri Built"James G. Abourezk

18 Stewart Nozette Sentenced to 13 Years for Attempted "Mossad" Espionage—Grant F. Smith

26 Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) at Brooklyn's Park Slope Food CoopDennis James

27 It's Time to End Racial, Religious and Ethnic Profiling of AmericansDelinda C. Hanley

29 Statement Upon Being Sentenced to 17 Years in PrisonTarek Mehanna

Congress and the 2012 Elections

20 Marco Rubio: Tomorrow's Man—or Yesterday's?Patrick J. Buchanan

21 Declaring War on "Political Islamism"Robert Parry

23 Israel's Members of Congress Continue to Beat the Drums of War With IranShirl McArthur

Special Reports

32 Drones-Coming to a Sky Near You?—Two ViewsJim Lobe, Andrew P. Napolitano

34 U.S.-Afghan Pact Won't End War—or Special Operations Forces Night RaidsGareth Porter

35 Applying "Responsibility to Protect" to Syria No CakewalkIan Williams

37 Saudi Arabia Welcomes Expats and Others Returning Cherished Antiques—Robert L. Ackerman

40 Clashes Threaten to Derail Democracy as Egyptian Women, Copts Pushed AsideJoseph Mayton

42 In Memoriam: The Legacy of Revolutionary Algerian Statesman Ahmed Ben Bella (1916-2012)Mani Singh Kang

44 Elections Reshaping Political Life in Southeast AsiaJohn Gee


5 Letters to the Editor

7 Publishers' Page

38 Northern California Chronicle: Creative Styles Abound in "Muslim Eyes," a Marin Community Foundation Art ExhibitElaine Pasquini

46 New York City and Tri-State News: Panels Discuss "Challenging Islamophobia" And "Fear, Inc." ReportJane Adas

48 Southern California Chronicle: UC President Yudof Enlists ADL, Museum of Tolerance to Monitor Campus CivilityPat and Samir Twair

50 Israel and Judaism: Debate Over Crisis of Zionism Ignores That Zionism Was Flawed From the StartAllan C. Brownfeld

52 Arab-American Activism:

Arab-American Activism: Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala Honors Ambassador Kattouf
Arab-American Activism: Visionary Hala Maksoud Commemorated
Arab-American Activism: Arab American Heritage Month Celebration in Rockville, MD
Arab-American Activism: The American Task Force for Lebanon Gala Awards Night
Arab-American Activism: U.S. Diplomats Honored in Detroit as Arab Americans of the Year
Arab-American Activism: NAAP-DC and PITAPOLICY Host Panel On Media Freedom
Arab-American Activism: Syrian Americans Hear Candidate

56 Music and Arts:

Music & Arts: Artist Manal Deeb Is FROM THERE
Music & Arts: Mona El-Bayoumi's "Subliminal Seduction of Spring"
Music & Arts: Pasadena Celebrates People of the Book

57 Waging Peace:

Waging Peace: Saudi Arabia and the Arab Uprising
Waging Peace: The Arab Awakening: One Year Later
Waging Peace: Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Delegation Visits Washington
Waging Peace: Marc Lynch Discusses Arab Uprising
Waging Peace: Understanding Arab Islamists
Waging Peace: Turkey's Kurdish Leadership on Autonomy, Political Violence
Waging Peace: U.S.-Pakistan Bipolar Relations
Waging Peace: Deir Yassin Day 2012 Commemorated in Geneva, NY
Waging Peace: Sabeel DC Metro Holds Spring Workshop
Waging Peace: Iowans March for Peace on Palm Sunday
Waging Peace: Dr. James Zogby Speaks in Des Moines

65 Diplomatic Doings:

Diplomatic Doings: Arab League Ambassador Speaks, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Honored at Model Arab League
Diplomatic Doings: PLO Ambassador Decries Israeli Occupation, American Complicity

66 Human Rights:

Human Rights: Angela Davis and Others Discuss Israeli Prisons, Detention
Human Rights: ANERA Employee Gives Students a Glimpse of Daily Life in Gaza
Human Rights: Civil Society in the Arab World

68 The World Looks at the Middle East—Cartoons

69 Other People's Mail

71 Bulletin Board

72 BooksReviewed by Dale Sprusansky

73 New Arrivals From The AET Book Club

74 2012 AET Choir of Angels

17 Index To Advertisers