April 2010 Table of Contents

Telling the Truth for 28 Years...

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

The U.S., Iraq, Iran, and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine

7 As Obama Retreats, Palestinians Renew Their StruggleRachelle Marshall

9 ANERA’s Bill Corcoran Describes Gaza One Year Later: Picking Up the PiecesDelinda C. Hanley

11 Egyptians View Construction of Gaza Wall as Evidence of Government’s “Hypocrisy”Joseph Mayton

12 Assassination in Dubai—Two ViewsSaleh Al-Naami, Justin Raimondo

14 A Trip to Nowhere: Gaza’s Passport Shortage Can Be a Matter of Life and DeathMohammed Omer

16 What Does Netanyahu Want?Patrick Seale

17 Stealing Success Tel Aviv-StylePhilip Giraldi

20 General Assembly Expected to Step Up to the Plate for Goldstone ReportIan Williams

22 Senate Passes Omnibus Iran Sanctions BillShirl McArthur

24 Light at the End of the Afghan Tunnel?Eric S. Margolis

25 Jailed Taliban Leader Mullah Baradar Still a Pakistani AssetGareth Porter

28 Double Standards for Iran’s Nuclear ProgramMuhammad Sahimi

30 Iran’s Nuclear Program—Two ViewsPatrick Seale, Patrick J. Buchanan

Special Reports

27 Malaysian Religious Controversy Arouses Contradictory ResponsesJohn Gee


5 Letters to the Editor

32 Northern California Chronicle: Richard Becker Dispels Myths About Israel in Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire—Elaine Pasquini

34 Southern California Chronicle: Skylight Books Spotlights Author Joe Sacco Reading From Footnotes in Gaza—Pat and Samir Twair

36 New York City and Tri-State News: Gaza Freedom Marchers, Dr. Mads Gilbert on Gaza During and After Israeli Assault—Jane Adas

38 Israel and Judaism: Rising Extremism—and Racism—in Israel Ignored by American Jewish OrganizationsAllan C. Brownfeld

40 Islam in America: Smear Campaign Targets Rashad Hussain, Obama’s Special Envoy To OICDelinda C. Hanley

41 Other People’s Mail

44 Muslim-American Activisms:

American Muslims Launch Campaign to “Lift the Siege on Gaza”
American Muslim Identity Resurfaces At New York's Apollo Theater

45 Music & Arts:

Beit Zatoun Hosts Reading of “Seven Days From a Gaza Diary”
Farsakh Exhibit "Palestinians, Meanwhile" a Huge Success
Levantine Center Features Women Artists and Poets
"Silent Screams" Screened at Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting

47 Waging Peace:

A Wedding Gift Brings Joy to Thousands of Children
Avi Lewis Brings Al Jazeera English to Busboys and Poets
Middle East Institute President Speaks at Iowa State University
Iranian Americans in San Francisco Call for a Secular, Democratic Iran
Jews for Peace Rally in L.A.
Using Women to Fight Extremism
The Crisis in Yemen

51 Human Rights:

Activists Protest Yoo Appearance at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club

51 Diplomatic Doings:

Algerian Ambassador Baali Invites Americans to Visit

54 Book Reviews:

What’s Wrong with the One-State Agenda?Reviewed by Anthony Saidy
One CountryReviewed by Adam Chamy

55 New Arrivals From The AET Book Club

56 Bulletin Board

57 2010 AET Choir of Angels

58 Publishers’ Page

18 Index to Advertisers

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