May-June 2006 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

May-June 2006 Cover7 Olmert’s Separation Plan Would End Hope for a Palestinian StateRachelle Marshall

9 Two States or One? Let Israel Choose—John V. Whitbeck

11 Death by Degrees: The Starving of PalestineMohammed Omer

12 Hamas Forms a GovernmentMohammed Omer, Samah Jabr

14 Hamas: A Pale Image of the Jewish Irgun And Lehi Gangs—Donald Neff

16 Muslim, Christian, Secular Arabs in Israel Unite in Face of Nazareth Church Attack—Isabelle Humphries

18 The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy—Two American Views—Charley Reese, Paul Findley

20 “We Are Them. They Are Us.” A Celebration of the Writings of Rachel Corrrie—Laura Angela Bagnetto

21 Rachel Corrie: Will Americans Get to Hear The Voice of an American Anne Frank?—Delinda C. Hanley

24 USS Liberty and the NSA: One Deceit Too Many?—Andrew M. Nacin

36 In Memoriam: Zehdi Terzi (1924-2006)Ian Williams

Congress and the 2006 Elections

26 The Dubai Ports World Deal: Manna to Publicity Hound Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)Richard H. Curtiss

28 Demagoguery Reigns, and Rains, in Both Houses of Congress—Shirl McArthur

31 The Meteoric Rise of Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), The New Darling of Pro-Israel PACS—Janet McMahon

31   Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2006 Congressional Candidates

Special Reports

34 Concern for U.N. “Reform” Often Stops Short of Enforcing Resolutions—Ian Williams

37 Italy’s Repubblica Sees Déjà Vu Over Iran Standoff—Lucy Jones

39 Legal Religious Coercion Opposed in Indonesia—John Gee

40 Lebanon’s Huge Expectations of a Year Ago Falter Under Harsh Realities—Samaa Abu Sharar

42 Morocco at 50—the Age of Responsibility And ReformMarvine Howe

44 U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement Dominates Press at Home and Abroad—M.M. Ali


5 Letters to the Editor

46 Christianity and the Middle East: "Living Stones”: The Right Reverend Riah Abu El-Assal, Bishop of JerusalemAnne Gwynne

48 New York City and Tri-State News: At Rutgers, Juan Cole Reviews “Wrong Turns in the War on Terror”Jane Adas

50 Northern California Chronicle: Egypt Strives to Build a Peaceful Modern Middle East, Says Ambassador Nabil FahmyElaine Pasquini

53 Southern California Chronicle: Fearless Iraqi Engineer in U.S. to Expose Sectarianism, Violence of OccupationPat and Samir Twair

56 Judaism and Israel: Spielberg’s “Munich” Continues to Stir Debate, Soul-Searching About Israeli Policies—Allan C. Brownfeld

58 Muslim-American Activisms

Muslim-American Activism: Mosque Hosts Open House
Muslim-American Activism: Maryland Celebrates Arab-American Heritage

58 Waging Peace

Waging Peace: Georgetown Hosts Divestment Conference
Waging Peace: Seeds Grow in Washington
Waging Peace: Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Waging Peace: Sabeel DC Conference Calls for Nonviolent Actions
Waging Peace: Speaking the Truth
Waging Peace: Building a Peace Movement
Waging Peace: Jerry Levin Kicks Off Book Tour
Waging Peace: SJP-GWU Raises Money for SOS
Waging Peace: Cathy Sultan Reads from Israeli and Palestinian Voices
Waging Peace: Activist Performance Artist Joe Carr Tours Midwest
Waging Peace: Christ’l Safieh Addresses Palestinian Women
Waging Peace: Walking the Winds: Arabian Tales
Waging Peace: How Israel’s Elections Affected Israel’s Arab Citizens
Waging Peace: Iraq: The View From the Neighborhood
Waging Peace: Georgetown Symposium Focuses On Education in the Middle East

67 Human Rights

Human Rights: Palestinian Feminism Movement
Human Rights: Human Rights Watch Report on Israel and Palestine

69 Other People's Mail

71 The World Looks at the Middle East—Cartoons

72 Book Review

A War Too Far: Iraq, Iran and the New American Century
Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog From Iraq
—Reviewed by Sara Powell

73 AET Book Club

79 Travel Tips and Tours: Aleppo Named 2006 Islamic Cultural Capital, News from Qatar Airways—Michael Keating

80 Bulletin Board

81 2006 AET Choir of Angels

82 Publishers' Page

35 Index to Advertisers

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