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By Sonja Karkar* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz "There isn't one I haven't heard" or so goes one of the lines in a well-known American musical. Yet, this time the world is imbuing the words with new meaning when it comes to US/Israel relations. The hope is that at long last the US is going to discipline … [Read more...]

Children of Gaza [Video]

A moving, must-see video that first aired on Channel 4 (UK)’s Dispatches on 15 March. BAFTA-winning filmmaker Jezza Neumann follows the lives of three children for over a year. The children are amazing: well-spoken, reflective, resilient, understandably vengeful and fearful, but very endearing. The toll this … [Read more...]

Heckuva Job, AIPAC


By MJ Rosenberg | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz I know what former President Bush would say if he had to comment on the results of AIPAC's conference this week.  He would turn to Howard Kohr, its long time director, and say "heckuva job, Howie." AIPAC supposedly exists to promote US-Israel relations … [Read more...]

The Crisis That Wasn’t


By Philip Giraldi | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz It might have seemed a no-brainer that the vital security interests of the United States would eventually trump the demands of a small client state that lately has not been much given to rational behavior.  But in the latest showdown between the friends of … [Read more...]

Tweet Digest for 2010-03-30

#Netanyahu received a rare dressing down from #Obama. But he shows no sign yet of backing down - http://ow.ly/1sNWu Fierce debate on #Israel underway inside #Obama administration | http://ow.ly/1sNUN #palestine The big shift: #US puts #Israel on notice | http://ow.ly/1sNTn #palestine Can the US … [Read more...]

Happy Passover from Gaza


By Sam Bahour* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz In 2010, Jews in Israel and around the world will celebrate Passover beginning on March 30th. Passover is the seven-day holiday of the Feast of Unleavened Breadcommemorating the ancient Hebrews' escape from enslavement in Egypt. (In Israel, March 30th is also … [Read more...]

Talk about US/Israel Crisis


By Dr. Elias Akleh* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz During the last two weeks people were faced with a propaganda campaign trying to convince them that there developed a crisis in the American Israeli relationships due to Israel's announcement of approving the building of 1600 Jewish only housing units in … [Read more...]

“Cabbing” for Israel?


By Stuart Littlewood* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz A question every voter should ask candidates in the coming UK general election There can be few sights more pathetic than ex-ministers and chums of Tony Blair offering to use their government contacts to help influence policy on behalf of business … [Read more...]

Against ‘Pro-Israel’


By Robert Wright* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Are you anti-Israel? If you fear that, deep down, you might be, I have important news. The recent tension between Israel and the United States led various commentators to identify hallmarks of anti-Israelism, and these may be of diagnostic value. As … [Read more...]

Its Either Me or the Settlements: A Marriage on the Rocks?


By Noura Erakat* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Recurring Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu met with President Obama in Washington this week and, without flinching, attributed the stalled peace process to the U.S. Administration's concern with illegal settlements and not to Israel's violation of … [Read more...]

Fatenah [Video]

Fatenah is a 27 year old woman living in the Gaza Strip. Her life is similar to the lives of many other women in Gaza. Her life changes the day she discovers to have breast cancer. This animation, the first produced in Palestine, shows with great accuracy the scenarios of Gaza city. The 27 minutes long … [Read more...]

Tweet Digest for 2010-03-25

Against 'Pro-#Israel' | Sabbah Report | http://ow.ly/1qW6m #obama #palestine Its Either Me or the Settlements: A Marriage on the Rocks? | Sabbah Report | http://ow.ly/1qVpE #palestine #israel #america Ali Abunimah: Mideast peace effort is a charade - CNN.com - http://ow.ly/1qOyE Truth and … [Read more...]

Bibi Netanyahu’s Babe: Kneepad Diplomacy Lives!


By Dr. Alan Sabrosky* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz There has been something verging on the surreal in the US-Israel interplay over the past year or so, culminating in the kick in - er, the face delivered to Vice President Biden two weeks ago with Israel's surprise announcement of yet more new … [Read more...]

Israel and Aid


By Ralph Nader* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On July 10, 1996, at a Joint Session of the United States Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a standing ovation for these words: "With America's help, Israel has grown to be a powerful, modern state. ...But I believe there can be no … [Read more...]

In The Name Of Greater Israel


By Anait Brutian* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On February 2, 2010, the Israeli Knesset held the inaugural meeting of The Lobby for Greater Israel. According to Knesset members Arye Eldad (National Union), "This kind of lobby should have been unnecessary ... We could have expected that after … [Read more...]

Going it alone: a Third Intifada?

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By Tariq Shadid* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz It may well be that the citizens of the world, tired of hearing newscasts about Israel and the Palestinians, are not in the mood to hear it. Still, pressure in Palestine is building up quickly due to Israel's continuing defiance of calls from around the … [Read more...]

Targeted Citizen [Video]

The online film "Targeted Citizen" (15 minutes), produced by filmmaker Rachel Leah Jones for Adalah, surveys discrimination against the Palestinian citizens of Israel. With the participation of experts Dr. Yousef Jabareen of the Technion and Dr. Khaled Abu Asbeh of the Van Leer Institute, as well as Adalah … [Read more...]

Zionism’s dark forces don’t want the lights on


By Alan Hart* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz At the opening of AIPAC's annual foreign policy conference its new president, Lee Rosenberg, was not a happy man. As he put it, "In recent days we have witnessed something (the Obama administration's initial public anger with Netanyahu and his government) … [Read more...]

Why Israel Always Prevails


A Crisis in U.S. / Israeli Relations? Sure. But ... By Jeffrey Blankfort | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz If the State Department had issued travel advisory warnings to US government officials about to travel to Israel, Vice President Joe Biden would have no doubt ignored them. A better friend to Israel … [Read more...]

The Complicated Faces Of Anti-Semitism


By Dr. Alan Sabrosky* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz I cannot speak for the situation elsewhere, but in the US, I doubt if there is a another definable group that equals or surpasses Jews in their achievements in so many different fields, their support for civil liberties and civil rights, and their … [Read more...]

Taking Sides


By John Mearsheimer* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz In the wake of Vice President Joe Biden's ill-fated trip to Israel last week, many people would agree with the Israeli ambassador Michael Oren's remark that 'Israel's ties with the United States are in their worst crisis since 1975... a crisis of … [Read more...]

Regulate AIPAC as a Foreign Agent of Israel

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US Department of Justice Asked to Regulate AIPAC as a Foreign Agent of the Israeli Government The US Department of Justice has been formally asked to begin regulating the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as the foreign agent of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A 392 page legal … [Read more...]