July 2009 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

July 2009 Cover

7 Death of a Myth: Israel's Support of a Two-State Solution—Rachelle Marshall

10 Can Obama Meet Netanyahu's Challenge?—Mustafa Barghouti

11 On U.S. Tour, Dr. Mads Gilbert Gives Eyewitness Account of Gaza Massacre—Jane Adas

12 Israel's New Right-Wing Government—Two Views—Sam Bahour, Uri Avnery

14 FBI Agent Provocateurs and Fusion Centers: Boys Gone Wild—Delinda C. Hanley

16 What He Said: Pope Benedict XVI's Address at the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem

17 Palestinian Christians' Mixed Emotions Over Pope's Visit to the Holy Land—Mohammed Omer

18 Five Years After ICJ Ruling, Israel Expands Its Illegal Wall Onto More Palestinian Land—Ben White

20 Suspension of Benefits to Disabled Workers in Gaza Is Latest Weapon in Israeli Arsenal—Mohammed Omer

21 Destroying Pakistan to Make It Safe—Eric S. Margolis

22 Bombing "Af-Pak": Lessons From History—Two Views—Patrick Seale, William Pfaff

24 What Goes Around, Comes Around—James G. Abourezk

26 Iraqis Fear an Uncertain Future—Sarah Price and Nizar Latif

28 Congress Increases Its Focus on Iran After Presidential Decision to Expand Contacts—Shirl McArthur

Special Reports

30 New Orleans Intifada: A Grassroots Movement Rises in the City's Arab Community—Jordan Flaherty

32 Granted Umpunity From International Law, Israel Continues to Build, Bomb and Kill—Ian Williams

34 Yudhoyono Well Placed for Indonesia's Presidential Elections—John Gee

36 Pope Is "Tap Dancing in a Minefield," Says France's Le Figaro—Lucy Jones

38 Istanbul: A Great European City—Ian Williams

48 Stephen Fulder: An Israeli Buddhist's Resistance to Occupation—Robert Hirschfield

72 In Memoriam: Dr. Hassan Hathout (1924-2009)—Pat McDonnell Twair


5 Letters to the Editor

41 Southern California Chronicle: Scholar David Wesley Reveals Israel's State Practices and Zionist Images in Ph.D. Text—Pat and Samir Twair

43 The World Looks at the Middle East—Cartoons

44 Northern California Chronicle: Activists Demand UC Berkeley Fire "Torture Memos" Author John Yoo—Elaine Pasquini

46 New York City and Tri-State News: Author Paul McGeough on Israel's Botched Attempt to Assassinate Khalid Mishal—Jane Adas

49 Israel and Judaism: Will American Jewish Leaders Embrace the Netanyahu-Lieberman Regime?—Allan C. Brownfeld

52 Arab-American Activism:

AAI's Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala
Arab-American Heritage Celebrated in Gaithersburg

53 Muslim-American Activism:

CSID Conference Predicts Improvement in Muslim-U.S. Relations
"Prospects for Peace"
Future Prospects for Islam and Democracy
Muslim Leader Addresses Interfaith Alliance of Iowa
Security Concerns Voiced at Islamic Center
Muslims Unite to Oppose FBI Abuse

56 Music & Arts:

"Lemon Tree" Depicts Life Under Israeli Occupation
Mithila Painting at CAFAM
"Soraya M." Opens Nationally

57 Diplomatic Doings:

Mosaic Foundation to Partner With ONE DROP Foundation

58 Human Rights:

Al-Arian Supporters Hold Press Conference
Harkin Calls for Release of Torture Photos
Tortured Plaintiffs Will Have Their Day in Court
Democracy and Human Rights

59 Waging Peace:

Congressional Briefing on Operation Cast Lead
Kathy Kelly Relays Message From Gaza Doctors
UNRWA at 60: The U.N. and Palestinian Refugees
Boston Conference on One-State Settlement Draws Large Crowd
Billboard Controversy in Albuquerque
Nonviolent Activist Fr. Louie Vitale Speaks in Des Moines
The Future of U.S.-Syria Relations
Capitol Hill Conference on U.S. Iranian Prospects for Engagement
War Resister Refuses Deployment to Iraq, Receives Honorable Discharge
Saudi Aramco Invests in Future

67 Bulletin Board


68 Book Review

The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Attack on a U.S. Spy Ship
—Reviewed by James M. Ennes, Jr.

69 New Additions To The AET Book Club

70 Other People's Mail

73 2009 AET Choir of Angels

74 Publishers' Page

36 Index to Advertisers

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