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An artist’s collage juxtaposes the real-life conditions Palestinian workers face in the occupied West Bank with Scarlett Johansson’s role as SodaStream spokesmodel. (Courtesy Electronic Intifada)

Kerry Lowers His Sights as Netanyahu Creates More Obstacles

Outside the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, activists demonstrate against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his peace proposal, Jan. 29, 2014. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)

On the “Jewish State of Israel”

A Jewish settler (unseen at left) places the Israeli flag on a road sign as Israeli troops encircle Palestinian villagers protesting the army’s cutting branches off olive trees on a road leading to the illegal Jewish settlement of Tekoa, south of Bethlehe

In Memoriam: Dr. Eyad El Sarraj (1943-2014)

Dr. Eyad El Serraj at a 1993 press conference in East Jerusalem denouncing Israel’s use of torture. (Ruben Bittermann/Photofile)

United Nations Report: Despite Outcome, Ban Was Right to Invite Iran to Syria Talks

U.N. and Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (l) and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Jan. 22 press conference closing the Geneva II peace talks on Syria. (Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images)

Yemen’s Insecurity Dilemma

Smoke rises from the site of a suicide car bombing at the Yemeni Defense Ministry building in the capital of Sana’a, Dec 5. 2013. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

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June 2003 Table of Contents

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

 

The U.S. War on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

6 U.S. and Israel's Interests Converge in Iraq—Rachelle Marshall

8 Bush Administration Unfolds Israeli-Palestinian "Road Map"—Nathan Jones

9 Abu Against Abu: Not Merely a Clash of Egos, But An Existential Question—Uri Avnery

11 "Master-Blaster"—A Case for Liberation—John V. Whitbeck

12 Post-Saddam U.S. Leaders Garner, Bremer and Chalabi All Have Neocon Ties—Robert Younes, M.D., and Janet McMahon

13 Why Did the U.S. Use Cluster Bombs in Iraq?—Delinda C. Hanley

14 The Tragic Saga of Iraq's National Museum—Richard H. Curtiss

15 Letter of Resignation as Chairman of the President's Advisory Committee on Cultural Property—Martin E. Sullivan

16 Is Syria Next on the Neocons' Hit List?—Two Views—Robert Novak, Uri Avnery

18 Congress Watch: Is Syria Next Target in War to Make the World Safe for Israel?—Shirl McArthur

20 The Cost to American Taxpayers of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: $3 Trillion—Thomas R. Stauffer

24 Rupert Murdoch and William Kristol: Using the Press to Advance Israel's Interests—Richard H. Curtiss

28 Three U.S. Foreign Service Officers Resign Over Iraq War—Andrew I. Killgore

30 President Bush Nominates Controversial Pipes to Peace Post—Delinda C. Hanley

36 Pro-Israel, Arab-American PAC Contributions to 2002 Congressional Candidates

Special Reports

31 State Department Human Rights Report Assesses Foreign Workers' Status in IsraelJohn Gee

32 Its Strategic Relationship With U.S. in Jeopardy, Turkey in Weaker Position Than Evver—Jon Gorvett

33 What Happens to the Israeli-Turkish Alliance Now?—Andrew I. Killgore

34 European Press Review: American POWs Compared With Guantanamo Bay Captives—Lucy Jones

43 Post-Iraq War Reverberations Threaten Peace in the Subcontinent—M. M. Ali

44 Bosnia and Herzegovina: A State Under Threat—Peter Lippman

Departments

5 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

35 The World Looks at the Middle East—Cartoons

46 ISSUES IN THE NEWS—Compiled by Nizar Wattad

49 NORTHEAST NEWS: Harvard Conference Promotes Arab-American Understanding—David P. Johnson, Jr.

50 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHRONICLE: Free From Taliban, Afghan Women Seek Education in SHARE-Sponsored Schools—Elaine Pasquini

51 NORTHWEST NEWS: After Five Weeks of Detention, Palestinian American Charged With Aiding TerrorismSister Elaine Kelley

54 CHRISTIANITY AND THE MIDDLE EAST: An Iraqi Easter Filled With UncertaintyFred Strickert

56 ISLAM IN AMERICA: Latino Muslims a Growing Presence in AmericaLisa Viscidi

57 ISRAEL AND JUDAISM: Can "Road Map" for Mideast Peace Withstand Assault of Israel's U.S. "Friends"?Allan C. Brownfeld

60 OTHER PEOPLE'S MAIL

67 NEW YORK CITY AND TRI-STATE NEWS: NYU Panel Assesses Implications, Consequences of War on IraqJane Adas

70 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHRONICLE: Alexander Cockburn Casts Cynical Eye on Bush's "Liberation" of IraqPat and Samir Twair

72 ARAB-AMERICAN ACTIVISM: 2003 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards

73 MUSLIM-AMERICAN ACTIVISM: CAIR Holds 4th Annual Leadership Conference

74 HUMAN RIGHTS: Iran's Domestic Reforms and International Policies

77 WAGING PEACE: John Kiesling on How to Repair America's Image

82 STUDENT ACTIVISMS: Students Build Mock Refugee Camp, Apartheid Wall

83 DIPLOMATIC DOINGS: The Future of Syrian-American Relations

86 BOOK REVIEW: Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City (2nd ed.)Reviewed by Jen Mitchell

87 AET BOOK CLUB CATALOG

94 2003 AET CHOIR OF ANGELS

95 BULLETIN BOARD

96 NEW GCMHP INTIFADA REPORT

97 MIDDLE EAST MARKETPLACE

98 PUBLISHERS' PAGE

23 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

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