Lest We Forget
Since its establishment in 1967, AMEU has published 34 pamphlets in its Public Affairs Series. The most recent of the series (“Lest We Forget, and “The USS Liberty”) are available for download in PDF and Word Document formats. We've also posted a few Series papers from our files. This is a partial descriptive inventory of what is found under AMEU Publications.
“Lest We Forget” lists actions by Israel since 1949 that call into question Israel’s strategic importance to the United States.
Lest We Forget (PDF)
Lest We Forget (doc)
Power Point Draws on "Lest We Forget."
Middle East Peace Now, a Minnesota-based group advocating for "peace and justice in the Middle East," has produced a 47-slide Power Point presentation based in large part on AMEU's pamphlet, "Lest We Forget: The 'Special Relationship'--1949-2011."
The Power Point can be downloaded and used without permission in pursuit of the MEPN's stated goals. MEPN's monthly forums are announced in advance at its website, www.mepn.org.
MEPN on Palestine-Israel
MEPN on Palestine-Israel
The USS Liberty
“The USS Liberty” pamphlet is a chronology of Israel’s attack on a virtually defenseless intelligence-gathering ship in international waters off the coast of Gaza during the June 1967 Israeli-Arab war. Thirty-four American crewmen were killed and 171 were injured. Rescue aircraft from U.S. carriers in the Mediterranean were called back on the orders of President Lyndon Johnson, survivors were placed under “gag orders” and Congress has never seen fit to investigate Israel’s claim that it was a case of mistaken identity-–a claim that eyewitness survivors unanimously repudiate.
USS Liberty: AMEU Public Affairs Series #34 (pdf)
USS Liberty: AMEU Public Affairs Series #34 (doc)
The Role of International Law in Achieving Justice and Peace in Israel-Palestine, by W.T. and S.V. Mallison
Writing in 1974 in the midst of a Middle East Peace Conference, W. T. and Sally Mallison wrote: "It may be predicted with considerable assurance that if the present [conference] is to reach toward peace based upon justice, it will have to employ the principled criteria of international law. Another so-called 'practical settlement' based upon naked power bargaining and calculation will, at best, provide a short interlude between intense hostilities." See "The Role of International Law in Achieving Justice and Peace in Palestine-Israel," #3 in the AMEU Public Affairs Series.
The Role of International Law in Achieving Justice and Peace in Israel-Palestine, by W.T. and S.V. Mallison: AMEU Public Affairs Series #3 (pdf)
Zionist Ideology and the Reality of Israel, by Nahum Goldmann
Nahum Goldmann, former President of the World Zionist Organization, wrote “Zionist Ideology and the Reality of Israel” for Foreign Affairs in 1978. AMEU published it as #13 in its Public Affairs Series, noting that the series “enables prominent authorities on various American-Middle Eastern issues to share views respected by, but not necessarily in total agreement with, [AMEU].”Goldman died in 1982 at age 87.
Zionist Ideology and the Reality of Israel, by Nahum Goldmann: AMEU Public Affairs Series #13 (pdf)
Zionism: A Form of Racism and Racial Discrimination, statements by Fayez A. Sayegh at the U.N. General Assembly, 1975
At its 30th session in the Fall of 1975, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution declaring Zionism as a form of racism and racial discrimination, later rescinded in 1991. “Zionism: A Form of Racism and Racial Discrimination” is a meticulously documented presentation largely based on the official records of Zionist organizations and Jewish newspapers. It is a compilation of statements made during the U.N. debate by Fayez A. Sayegh, who represented Kuwait.
Zionism: A Form of Racism and Racial Discrimination, statements by Fayez A. Sayegh at the U.N. General Assembly, 1975 (pdf)
Why DID the United Nations Resolve that Zionism Is a Form of Racism?
In 1991, under intense U.S. pressure, the United Nations General Assembly rescinded its 1975 “Zionism Is Racism” resolution. Did the U.N. have it right the first time? AMEU’s primer on the subject is titled: "Why Did the United Nations Resolve that Zionism Is a Form of Racism?" It was published in 1991 as #30 in the Public Affairs Series.
Why DID the United Nations Resolve that Zionism Is a Form of Racism?: AMEU Public Affairs Series #30 (pdf)
U.S. Middle East Policy and the Israeli Settlements, by George McGovern
Speaking in 1991 during the presidency of the first George Bush, Sen. George McGovern said: “For the 22 years that I served in Congress, like most of my colleagues, I supported Israel, out of a combination of conviction and self-interest. We were constantly aware of the power of the lobby for that country. Sometimes, against our best instincts, we bowed to pressure. Now, thanks in large part to the leadership of the president [who was holding up $10-billion in loan guarantees for Israel to gain some leverage over Israeli policies], more members of Congress may be able to follow their consciences.” Read “U.S. Middle East Policy and the Israeli Settlements” by Sen. McGovern, No. 32 in the AMEU Public Affairs Series.
U.S. Middle East Policy and the Israeli Settlements, by George McGovern: AMEU Public Affairs Series #32 (pdf)
The Link Catalog: A Guide to AMEU’s Internet Archive
This catalog lists all Links published since the first one in 1968; each one is accessible on this website
, the culmination of a year-long volunteer project. The content of each issue is described, enabling users to quickly locate an issue of interest in the archive, which can be searched by year, author and subject.
The Link Glossary
This glossary defines references to the Arab World, Islam, the Holy Land and, most particularly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Style Sheet will be updated with new terms, as they appear in the media, and amended as old terms take on new meanings. The Media Style Sheet can be downloaded: "The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Lexicon."
Lists websites that cover Middle East topics from a variety of perspectives.