At Midnight, A Knock on the Door

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Uri Avnery | Media Monitors | April 20, 2003 It was an almost unbelievable news story: in order to trim the national budget, the Ministry of Education had decided to dismiss hundreds of teachers. A private company got the job of delivering the bitter news to the dismissed teachers. Two days before Passover – […]

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The Weird Men Behind George W. Bush’s War

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Michael Lind | New Statesman | 7 April 2003 America’s allies and enemies alike are baffled. What is going on in the United States? Who is making foreign policy? And what are they trying to achieve? Quasi-Marxist explanations involving big oil or American capitalism are mistaken. Yes, American oil companies and contractors will accept […]

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PM would deny citizenship to children with Palestinian parent

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Gideon Alon and Yair Ettinger | Ha’aretz | May 2003 The prime minister and defense heads have requested an amendment to the Citizenship Law to prevent automatic Israeli citizenship for a child with a Palestinian parent. The move follows the discovery that the suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Mazza restaurant in […]

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Policing the academy

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Joseph Massad | Al-Ahram Weekly | 10 -16 April 2003 As I was reading one of the latest death threats I received via e-mail, I remembered the defamatory campaigns to which Edward Said has been subjected since the 1970s and which included the firebombing of his office in the 1980s. Since last summer, apologists […]

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Jews out of court

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Josh Ruebner | Al-Ahram Weekly | 10 -16 April 2003 Josh Ruebner*, in an open letter, calls upon Paul Wolfowitz to resign, now. To My Former Dean and Other ‘Court Jews’, Dear Assistant Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz, I doubt it if you remember me. That’s okay though. I don’t think that I did […]

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Hampstead protesters silence anti-Zionist poet

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Bernard Josephs | The Jewish Chronicle | March 21, 2003 IRAQ-RELATED tensions and pro-tests from Jewish customers persuaded a Hampstead book store to cancel an appearance by anti-Zionist poet Tom Paulin. The Oxford lecturer and BBC cultural pundit – who has derided his critics as “Hampstead liberal Zionists” – had been due to participate […]

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Journal axes gene research on Jews and Palestinians

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Robin McKie, science editor | The Observer | 25 November 2001 A keynote research paper showing that Middle Eastern Jews and Palestinians are genetically almost identical has been pulled from a leading journal. Academics who have already received copies of Human Immunology have been urged to rip out the offending pages and throw them […]

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J’Accuse, Sort Of

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Michael Kinsley | msn.com | March 12, 2003 Rep. James P. Moran of Virginia, already a locally famous foot-in-mouther, went national last week by declaring at an anti-war rally that “if it was not for the strong support of the Jewish community,” the war against Iraq would not be happening. He said that Jewish […]

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U.S. lawmaker, under fire, predicts Jewish opposition to his re-election

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Matthew E. Berger | Jewish Telegraphic Agency | March 11, 2003 WASHINGTON, March 11 (JTA) — Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) says he understands why Jewish leaders are furious with him over a history of comments against Israel and the Jewish community, and predicts the Jewish community will mount a fierce opposition to replace him […]

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