On Monday, May 15th, 2017 in Blog, News.

DENNIS ROSS: PROPAGANDIST By Jeffrey Rudolph (September 2016) Dennis Ross was the director of policy planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush, was a leading Middle East peace envoy under President Bill Clinton, served as a special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and served two years as a special assistant to President Barack Obama. As Ross has been deeply involved in shaping US policy toward the Middle East for over 25 years, and

“The visit to Washington created chemistry between the two leaders, and the most important part of the next stage will be to create mutual trust and try to make progress according to a clear framework, said Abbas’ aides. At the same time, Palestinian officials say they are seeing signs of nervousness and disappointment on the Israeli side.” (There used to be a public service television commercial that featured a mentally retarded person and the announcement: “Sympathize, Don’t Criticize.” I can’t help but be reminded of this commercial whenever I read another pronouncement of Abbas and his entourage.)

On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 in Blog, News.

Finkelstein under Attack by German Parliamentarian and Self-Styled Friend of Israel Volker Beck (Green Party) — UPDATE

On Sunday, May 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

„Alles andere als koscher“ Volker Beck und die Hetzkampagne gegen Norman G. Finkelstein Ende Januar 2017 war der jüdisch-amerikanische Politologe Norman G. Finkelstein zu Gast beim halleschen Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung. Sein Besuch hat hohe Wellen geschlagen und sogar die Bundesregierung beschäftigt. Dass Deutschland damit einen neuen „Skandal“ um Finkelstein bekam, lag maßgeblich am grünen Nochbundestagsabgeordneten Volker Beck, der mit seiner Fraktion eine Kleine Anfrage an die Bundesregierung schickte. In der Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung hat Patrick Bahners den Grünen für

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