Finding Out about the conflict between Palestine & Israel
This is the origin, the defining issue of most Middle East analysis, for better or worse. I include in this page, sites and discussion about Israel and its neighbors: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza
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Analysis
Israel is not our ally.
 
The Swing to the Right in U.S. Policy Toward Israel and Palestine, Stephen Zunes, Middle East Policy Journal, Sept 2002 (Up 8/8/06; posted 5/11/03)
Enter Hamas: The Challenges of Political Integration, International Crisis Group, Middle East Report No. 49, 1/18/06. Written just before the election, this gives a welcome background on Hamas and its surprisingly positive conduct in power in municipalities in Palestine. (Up 8/9/06; posted 1/28/06)
Stephen Zunes, Talking Points on Recent Concerns Raised by Bush Administration Officials Regarding Syria, Foreign Policy in Focus, April 14, 2003 (Up 5/29/04; posted 4/20/03)
News Sources
Beirut Live Authors have some journalistic connections with British media. (Up 8/5/06)
Ha'aretzIsrael newspaper, good detail, sometimes more detail on US actions than in US media. Search engine. (Up 7/31/05, posted 2/13/00)
Electronic Lebanon Part of the Electronic Intifada project. (Up 8/5/06)
Jordan Watch Blog by Batir Wardam "a Jordanian seeking to contribute positively to his country and the world." (Up 7/16/06)
Palestinian Information Center (Up 8/9/06; posted 9/15/01)
Daily Star Paper from Lebanon (Up 4/1/06)
The Electronic Intifada "Publishes news, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a Palestinian perspective. " Stories, advocacy, reference material. (Up 8/8/06; posted 3/29/03)
Samidoun Lebonese blog/news reports. Interesting maps and detail. (Up 8/30/06)
Syria CommentBlog by Joshua Landis, Prof. of Middle Eastern Studies at University of Oklahoma. (Up 9/12/06; posted 5/29/04)
BloggingBeirut The day to day experiences. (Up 8/9/06)
Imad Moustapha the BlogSyria's Ambassador to the US. (Up 8/9/06)
Jordan Times Describes itself as "An Independent Arab Political Daily published in Amman by the Jordan Press Foundation". (Up 8/8/06, posted 2/13/00)
Israel Insider News and opinion. Right wing, violently so at points and often racist, but has a lot of detail and specifics that are of interest. (Up 8/8/06; posted 2/4/03)
Perspectives
Jewish Voice for Peace Analysis, activism. (Up 8/9/06)
tex Support Sanity The lapel pin says it all: a group that supports the obvious solution and rejects extremism on both side. (Up 8/8/06; posted 7/31/05; posted 7/27/03)
Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel JPPI opposes Israel government actions. (Up 7/31/05; posted 4/18/03)
Rachel Corry Memorial The woman run over by an Israeli army bulldozer while it was demolishing the home of a Palestinian doctor in the Gaza Strip. Site gone? (Up 7/27/03)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified 9/12/06; posted 5/10/03. © 2006 John P. Nordin