October 1996 Table of Contents

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

The U.S. and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

6 The U.S.-Israeli “War on Terrorism” Could Breed More ViolenceRachelle Marshall

11 Spook, Terrorist or Criminal? America’s Mysterious Files on NetanyahuNeve Gordon

13 Since Oslo, U.S. Has Provided $17 Billion to Israelis, $250 Million to PalestiniansEugene Bird

22 After Netanyahu’s Visit: No Peace in Our TimeEugene Bird

25 The Torture Death of Mahmoud JumayalStephen J. Sosebee

26 Dialogue of the Deaf Won’t End Terrorism —Khaled Al-Maeena
(coming soon)

62 Palestinians Undergo Turbulent Month in Occupied TerritoriesMaureen Meehan

67 Israeli Authorities Demolish Canadian-Funded Community CenterFaisal Kutty

68 ADL Pays Up Again for Stealing Police Files and Spying on U.S. CitizensRachelle Marshall

72 Israeli Defense Contract Illustrates How U.S. Aid Harms American IndustriesShawn L. Twing

Congress And The 1996 Election

15 American Muslims and the 1996 Presidential ElectionRichard H. Curtiss

17 An Arab American Christian for Clinton —Marti Farha Ammar (coming soon)

18 A Pakistani American Muslim for Dole —Dr. M. Wasiullah Khan (coming soon)

19 An Arab American Muslim for Clinton —Marwan Kreidie (coming soon)

35 A Look at the 104th CongressShirl McArthur

36 PAC Watch: Pro-Israel PAC Contributions Soar as 1996 Election NearsRichard H. Curtiss

37 1995/96 Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 1996 Congressional Candidates (coming soon)

Special Reports

7 Agreement May Give Chechnya Its Independence, Russia a PresidentRichard H. Curtiss

8 As Generals Seek Military Solution, Kurdish Problem Poisons Turkish LifeMarvine Howe

9 Iraq: Where America's Israel-Driven Mideast Policies Destroyed a CoalitionRichard H. Curtiss

10 Personality: Dr. Hisham SharabiAndrew I. Killgore

12 A Spokesman for Justice: A Tribute to Rabbi Elmer BergerGrace Halsell

14 Record Number of Arab Americans Delegated to Democratic ConventionRaeshma Razvi

20 Earning My Living as a Writer: The Year ADL Changed My Job DescriptionGrace Halsell

21 Turkey Defies Iran SanctionsShirl McArthur

23 Worldwide Anger Erupts Over D'Amato-Kennedy Act Patrick Seale

24 Erskine Childers, 1929-1996Ian Williams

27 Clinton's High-Risk Assault on Iraq—Paul Findley

28 Erbakan Striking Balance Between Islamic Neighbors and Secular ArmyJames M. Dorsey

29 Central Asian Leaders Do a Delicate Dance With the Bear from MuscovyGordon Feller

55 Annual ISNA Convention Draws More Than 12,000 North American MuslimsFaisal Kutty

65 Personality: Murad Wilfried Hofmann —M. M. Ali (coming soon)

69 Yemen Again on Path to Democracy, Economic GrowthKatherine M. Metres

71 Personality: Alixa Naff: Transmitting the Past to Future Generations—Janet McMahon

73 Lebanon Elections Produce Support for Government, Complaints of RiggingMarilyn Raschka

74 Kashmir, Nuclearization, and Change in Turkey —M. M. Ali (coming soon)

82 "Princess" Plagiarism Suit Provides Rare Look Into Literary Arab-BashingRichard H. Curtiss


3 Letters to the Editor

30 Issues in the NewsCompiled by Shawn L. Twing

41 United Nations Report: U.S. Fails to Obtain U.N. Backing for Unilateral Actions in IraqIan Williams

42 The Internet, the Middle East, and You: More Middle East ResourcesJames M. Ennes

44 The Cost of Israel to U.S. Taxpayers: Annual U.S. Aid to Israel is Double Entire United Nations Budget Richard H. Curtiss (coming soon)

44 Media Watch: New Reports About James Baker Surface in Israeli and U.S. Jewish PressKurt Holden (coming soon)

45 Election Watch: Kemp Brings Pro-Israel Slant to Republican Election TicketLucille Barnes (coming soon)

46 Jews and Israel: U.S. Jewish Leaders Decry Clinton Refusal to Free PollardNathan Jones (coming soon)

48 Public Opinion: Survey Finds U.S. Muslims Liberal on Public Issues, Conservative on Family Values

49 Other People's Mail

56 Waging Peace: PNA Abuses May Lead to Civil Strife

58 Arab-American Activism: ADC Continues Protests Against Disney Stereotyping

59 Muslim-American Activism: AMC Recognizes First Muslim Chaplain in Navy

59 Human Rights: Seattle Community Aids Bedouin

61 Diplomatic Doings: CSIS Hosts Egyptian Foreign Minister

64 Christianity and the Middle East: Invitational and Guide to the Holy Land—Rev. L. Humphrey Walz

66 Canada Calling: Decision on Zionist Extremist Newspaper Leaves Both Sides Disgruntled—John Dirlik

76 California Chronicle: U.S. Justice Department Offers $1 Million Reward for Odeh Murderers—Pat and Samir Twair

80 Education: New Educational Materials—Betsy Barlow (coming soon)

83 Book Reviews (coming soon)
U.S. Policy on Palestine From Wilson to Clinton—Reviewed by Geoff Lumetta

On the Front Lines: Following America's Foreign Correspondents Across the Twentieth Century—Reviewed by Pat McDonnell Twair

Honey and Onions: A Memoir of Saudi Arabia in the Sixties—Reviewed by Richard H. Curtiss

87 Middle East History: October 1993: Ex-Terrorist Shamir Becomes the Likud's New Leader of IsraelDonald Neff

123 Facts for your File: July, August 1996 Chronology of U.S.-Middle East RelationsCompiled by Janet McMahon

126 Bulletin Board (coming soon)

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