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Citzen's Arrest and Mass Disruption of Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert in San Francisco

(41) Comments | Posted October 26, 2009 | 1:35 PM

Bay Area residents attempted a citizen's arrest of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, while he gave a speech to the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on 22 October 2009. Twenty-two people were arrested for challenging Olmert directly and demanding he be tried for war crimes and crimes against...

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Former Israeli PM Olmert Shouted Down at University of Chicago (Video)

(27) Comments | Posted October 19, 2009 | 4:24 PM

On October 15, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert came to give the annual King Abdullah II Leadership Lecture at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. Outraged at a man responsible for war crimes in Palestine and Lebanon that killed more than 3,000 people during his term...

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Israel Lurches Towards Fascism

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2009 | 2:14 PM

Whenever Israel has an election, pundits begin the usual refrain that hopes for peace depend on the "peace camp" - formerly represented by the Labor party, but now by Tzipi Livni's Kadima - prevailing over the anti-peace right, led by the Likud.

This has never been true, and makes...

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Israel's "Auschwitz Borders" Revisited

(10) Comments | Posted December 9, 2008 | 1:59 PM

In 1969, Israel's legendary diplomat Abba Eban warned that withdrawal from the territories his country occupied in June 1967 would be a return to "Auschwitz borders." Since then some Israeli politicians have used these provocative words to attack almost anyone who defies them.

In 1992, for instance, the George H....

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What Obama Missed in the Middle East

(13) Comments | Posted July 30, 2008 | 10:56 PM

When I and other Palestinian-Americans first knew Barack Obama in Chicago in the 1990s, he grasped the oppression faced by Palestinians under Israeli occupation. He understood that an honest broker cannot simultaneously be the main cheerleader, financier and arms supplier for one side in a conflict. He often attended...

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The Senator, His Pastor and the Israel Lobby

(45) Comments | Posted April 3, 2008 | 7:46 PM

US Senator Barack Obama was widely hailed for his March 18 speech calming the media furor about the sermons of his pastor for twenty years Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Wright's remarks, Obama said, "expressed a profoundly distorted view of this country -- a view that sees white racism as endemic, and...

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