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Marc Estrin : Light Unto the Nations

Israeli “Agronomic (sic) flashlight grip (T-GRIP).” (Get ’em while they’re hot. Image from IsraelMilitary.comLight unto the nations By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / April 11, 2011 What is it? It doesn’t seem to be a bird. Definitely not … finish reading Marc Estrin : Light Unto the Nations

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Marc Estrin : Ian McEwan Speaks Half-Truths to Power

Image from webshots.Ian McEwan:Speaking half-truths to power By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / February 23, 2011 The action In the midst of cries for freedom in the Middle East and Africa, Ian McEwan claimed the Jerusalem Prize for … finish reading Marc Estrin : Ian McEwan Speaks Half-Truths to Power

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Paul Beckett : Mahmoud Abbas and the Ubiquitous Pen

Does Hillary Clinton carry with her an elegant Montblanc pen?Mahmoud Abbas:‘Is This A Pen I See Before Me?’ What a minefield Abbas must now traverse… How can he be the one now to legitimize more than 40 years of oppression … finish reading Paul Beckett : Mahmoud Abbas and the Ubiquitous Pen

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Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni and Rob Prince : The Looming Specter of a Strike on Iran

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft in Afghanistan.Looming specter:Strike on Iran an increasing possiblity By Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni and Rob Prince / The Rag Blog / August 19, 2010 Reading the signs Signs — coming from a number of … finish reading Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni and Rob Prince : The Looming Specter of a Strike on Iran

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Jack A. Smith : Israel and Palestine After the Flotilla / 4

The two wild cards. Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani shown with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2009. Photo by Amir Kholoosi / ISNA.Part 4: Two wild cards, Turkey and IranIsrael and Palestine after the Flotilla By Jack A. … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Israel and Palestine After the Flotilla / 4

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Jack A. Smith : Israel and Palestine After the Flotilla / 3

Then Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, left, meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on March 19, 2006 in Gaza City. Haniya continues to function as Prime Minister, despite having been dismissed by Abbas the next year. Photo from … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Israel and Palestine After the Flotilla / 3

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Gaza Freedom Flotilla : Participants Speak Out

Gaza Freedom Flotilla participants Ann Wright and Joe Meadors spoke in Austin about their experiences. Photo by Alice Embree / The Rag Blog.Col. Ann Wright and Joe Meadors:What really happened on the Freedom Flotilla By Alice Embree / The Rag … finish reading Gaza Freedom Flotilla : Participants Speak Out

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Jack A. Smith : Israel and Palestine After the Flotilla / 2

A graffiti artist paints the face of a Palestinian child on a wall in Beirut, Lebanon. Image from EPA.Part 2: Breaking the blockadeIsrael and Palestine after the Flotilla By Jack A. Smith / The Rag Blog / July 13, 2010 … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Israel and Palestine After the Flotilla / 2

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Jack A. Smith : Israel and Palestine After the Flotilla / 1

President Barack Obama walkd with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside the Oval Office at the White House Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Photo by Carolyn Kaster / AP.Part 1: Change is in the windIsrael and Palestine after the Flotilla By … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Israel and Palestine After the Flotilla / 1

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John Ross : The Long Night of San Juan Copala

Justicia en San Juan Copola. Photo from Su Propina es mi Sueldo.Mexico’s Gaza:The long night of San Juan Copala Much as the Israeli government had warned the organizers of the Freedom Flotilla not to set sail for Gaza, the Governor … finish reading John Ross : The Long Night of San Juan Copala

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Gaza Flotilla as Exodus ’47 Revisited

SS Exodus 1947 after British takever. Banner says “HAGANAH Ship EXODUS 1947.” Image from Wikimedia Commons.Is the Gaza flotilla story‘Exodus ’47’ with roles reversed? By Rabbi Arthur Waskow / The Rag Blog / June 8, 2010 See ‘Kill a Turk … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Gaza Flotilla as Exodus ’47 Revisited

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Mandela, Tutu, and ‘The Elders’ : Peace Leaders Condemn Israeli Attack

Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela is shown with The Elders Saturday, three years after launching the group in Johannesburg. Photo from AP.‘The Elders’:Peace leaders, Nobel laureatesDeplore Gaza flotilla attack See ‘German activists contest Israeli version,’ and ‘Media Criticism: Reporting … finish reading Mandela, Tutu, and ‘The Elders’ : Peace Leaders Condemn Israeli Attack

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