March 2002 Table of Contents

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

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

6 The Palestinians Face a Critical Period as Sharon’s Provocations IncreaseRachelle Marshall

8 Emerging Alternatives in PalestineEdward Said

9 Report From Ground ZeroSamah Jabr With Betsy Mayfield

10 Letter to a Fallen FriendEmad J. Fraitekh

12 Opposing Advice to Bush: Take Out Iraq vs. Take On Israeli-Palestinian PeaceRichard H. Curtiss

13 U.S. Moves From Condemnation to Tacit Approval of Sharon’s War on PalestiniansDelinda C. Hanley

14 Hanging by a Scarlet Thread in the Holy LandSr. Elaine Kelley

18 Affairs of State: Witnessing a War for Peace in Afghanistan and a War for Conquest in PalestineEugene Bird

19 Congress Adjourns for Holidays After Passing Anti-Palestinian Foreign Aid BillShirl McArthur

20 Nine Senators, 23 Representatives in 107thCongress “Hall of Fame”Shirl McArthur

34 Retiring Sen. Jesse Helms Caved to Pro-Israel Lobby Halfway Through His CareerLucille Barnes

36 In Memoriam: Former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance (1917-2002)Richard H. Curtiss

52 “Terrorism”: The Word Itself Is DangerousJohn V. Whitbeck

53 A Mere Brush With Our Reality: A Memo to NY Times Columnist Tom FriedmanKhaled Al-Maeena

56 U.N. Security Council Debates Use, Veto of Military Force to Protect Human RightsIan Williams

SPECIAL REPORTS

16 The Great Caspian Sea Oil Pipeline Game—Part IIAndrew I. Killgore

47 India-Pakistan Relations Take Downward Turn Following Dec. 13 Attack in New DelhiM.M. Ali

49 Are Kashmiris Fundamentalist, Secessionist Terrorists?Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

50 Unexpected Overtures Raise Hopes That 2002 Finally May Be “Year of Cyprus”Jon Gorvett

54 Britain’s Financial Times Predicts India’s “Confrontational Approach” to PakistanLucy Jones

57 Cairo Caught Between Rock of Arab Anger at Israel, Hard Place of U.S. PressureAndrew Hammond

59 Somalia’s Traditional Clan-Based System Holds Key to the Country’s Future StabilityAli A. Fatah

61 Alleged al-Qaeda-Connected Groups Targeted in Malaysia and SingaporeJohn Gee

DEPARTMENTS

3 Letters to the Editor

38 Issues in the NewsCompiled by Nizar Wattad

42 The World Looks at the Middle East—Cartoons

43 Other People’s Mail

64 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHRONICLE:
Mill Valley Children Enjoy Lesson in IslamElaine Pasquini

66 FOCUS ON FLORIDA:
Civil Liberties, Freedom of Speech Questions Arise in Post-9/11 EnvironmentEloise Davis-Chopin

68 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHRONICLE:
“Rising Voice of Moderate Muslims” Theme of MPAC’s First ConventionPat and Samir Twair

70 DETROIT DOINGS:
Global Relief Foundation Assets Seized as Chairman Is Arrested on Visa ViolationRoxane Assaf

80 THE MIDEAST IN THE MIDWEST:
Against the Odds, Islamic Association of Palestine Holds Fifth Annual ConferenceKristin Szremski

82 CHRISTIANITY AND THE MIDDLE EAST:
Conflict in Nazareth Continues Over Mosque ConstructionFred Strickert

84 ISLAM IN AMERICA:
“Why Do They Hate Us?”: The Question That Won’t Go AwayRiad Z. Abdelkarim

85 ISRAEL AND JUDAISM:
Religious Extremism and Holy War: Jews as Well as Muslims Must Put Their House in OrderAllan C. Brownfeld

90 MUSLIM-AMERICAN ACTIVISM:
Islamic Society of Central Florida Holds Third United Muslim Conference

91 AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTIVISM:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered in Calls for Peace and Justice

93 ARAB-AMERICAN ACTIVISM:
Jordan’s Former Queen Graces Podium in America’s Arab-American Hub

93 HUMAN RIGHTS:
Michael Rubin Speaks on Sudan and Slave Redemption

94 DIPLOMATIC DOINGS:
U.S. War on Terrorism Bolstered by “Special Friendship” With UK

95 WAGING PEACE:
U.S.-Saudi Experts Call for Rebuilding Relationship

99 FACTS FOR YOUR FILES:
November, December 2001 Chronology of U.S.-Mideast Relations—Compiled by Sara Powell and Kristel Halter

104 VIDEO REVIEWS:
“Loss of Liberty”Reviewed by Andrew I. Killgore

Umm Kulthum:
A Voice Like Egypt”—Reviewed by Hugh S. Galford

111 Bulletin Board

112 2001 AET Choir of Angels

114 Publishers’ Page

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