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Timeline for War

Issue: 2004, Volume 37, Issue 4
Subject: Iraq|Military|September 11|Terrorism|War/Conflict
Author: Mahoney, John F.
Issue Description: A date-by-date account of how the war with Iraq came about. Beginning in 1992 and running through August, 2004, the chronology is drawn from books by Bob Woodward, James Bamford, James Mann, and Richard Clarke. A Reader’s Guide on pages 8 & 9 provides background information on persons who figure prominently in the timeline. The Guide is based on two articles, “The Men from JINSA and CSP,”by Jason Vest in The Nation, and “Serving Two Flags: Neocons, Israel and the Bush Administration,”by Stephen Green in The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
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When Legend Becomes Fact

Issue: 2004, Volume 37, Issue 5
Subject: Church Activism|History|Media|Public Opinion
Author: Wall, James M.
Issue Description: James M. Wall, Senior Contributing Editor of Christian Century magazine, explains that Americans have been deprived of a valid and compelling alternative to the Israeli version of the basic elements of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel’s mythic descriptions of why millions of Palestinians were condemned to expulsion and lives under occupation are accepted wholesale, while facts that confront the legend are ignored by the media. The book and movie “Exodus”are cases in point.
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Issue: 2003, Volume 36, Issue 1
Subject: Judaism|United Nations
Author: Bennis, Phyllis
Issue Description: Thirty-four times over the past 30 years the United States has vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions critical of Israel. Efforts by the vast majority of the world’s nations to halt Israel’s occupation of Arab lands, expropriation of Palestinian property, and violation of the human rights of a civilian population under military rule have been repeatedly thwarted by Washington’s intervention.  While U.S. dollars fuel Israel’s colonization, U.S. vetoes shield Israel from international censure.
The history behind these vetoes is the topic of this issue. Our author, Phyllis Bennis, has been a Middle East affairs analyst for over 20 years.
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Political Zionism

Issue: 2003, Volume 36, Issue 2
Subject: History|Politics|Zionism
Author: Mahoney, John F.
Issue Description: AMEU Executive Director John Mahoney surveys political Zionism’s origins under Theodor Herzl, traces its evolution from the early 1900s, describes its successful strategy of finding a world power patron, and documents its influence over U.S. foreign policy. The issue is dedicated to Alfred Lilienthal and Fayez Sayegh, whose seminal writings have had a sustained influence on the literature of the Palestine-Israeli conflict.
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In the Beginning, There Was Terrorism

Issue: 2003, Volume 36, Issue 3
Subject: History|Terrorism
Author: Bleier, Ronald
Issue Description: “Blowing up a bus, a train, a ship, a cafĂ©, or a hotel; assassinating a diplomat or a peace negotiator; killing hostages, sending letter bombs; massacring defenseless villagers — this is terrorism, as we know it. In the modern Middle East it began with the Zionists who founded the Jewish state. “Author Ronald Bleier’s meticulous documentation includes Livia Rokach’s “Israel’s Sacred Terrorism,” which is based in large part on former Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett’s diary.
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Why Do They Hate Us?

Issue: 2003, Volume 36, Issue 4
Subject: Public Opinion
Author: Zogby, John
Issue Description: Practically all polls show that Americans are less esteemed by the world community today than ever before. Is it because, as many U.S. commentators suggest, non-Americans envy our power, or our way of life, or our technology? Or perhaps they revile our culture as they see it filtered through our movies and television? John Zogby, president of the international polling firm of Zogby International, looks at all these possibilities and concludes that none of them is right. So what is the answer?
While Zogby's polling results may surprise many Americans, they will not come as a surprise to the rest of the world, and certainly not to the people of the Middle East.
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Issue: 2003, Volume 36, Issue 5
Subject: Human Rights|Land and Homes
Author: Corrie, Cindy
Issue Description: Rachel Corrie went to the Occupied Territories believing in (1) the right to freedom of the Palestinian people based on the relevant United Nations resolutions and international law; and (2) exclusive reliance on non-violent methods of resistance. On March 16, 2003, Rachel was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of the home of a Palestinian pharmacist, his wife and three young children near the Egyptian border. She was 23 years old. Her mother wrote
this issue of The Link.
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Law & Disorder in the Middle East

Issue: 2002, Volume 35, Issue 1
Subject: Oslo|Peace Process
Author: Boyle, Francis A.
Issue Description: Francis Boyle served as legal adviser to the Palestinian delegation to the Middle East peace negotiations from 1991-1993 and worked closely with the head of that delegation, Dr. Haider Abdel Shafi. Part of his responsibilities was to review all preceding peace proposals put forward by Israel with respect to the Palestinians, going back to the Camp David Accords. This is his account.
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A Style Sheet on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Issue: 2002, Volume 35, Issue 2
Subject: Media
Author: Bailey, J. Martin
Issue Description: J. Martin Bailey has compiled and defined 117 terms whose use, misuse and non-use by the media contribute mightily to what newspaper readers, radio listeners and TV watchers perceive as “the truth”about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the religious, cultural and ethnic ingredients of that conflict. The AMEU web site has made the lexicon into a permanent feature (see Resources) so that it can be expanded and amended as needed.
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The Crusades, Then and Now

Issue: 2002, Volume 35, Issue 3
Subject: Christianity|Crusades|History|Holy Land|Islam/Muslims|Zionism
Author: Ashmore, Robert
Issue Description: Crusading is a concept that applies to successive campaigns against the East and even against foes in the West during medieval times, as well as to actions of the imperial powers in the 19th and 20th centuries. A clear understanding of crusading reveals that it characterizes much that is occurring today, from U.S.-headed economic sanctions on Iraq to Israel’s expansionist settlement policy in Arab territory to Russia’s devastating campaign in Chechnya.
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