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Kathleen Christison is a former CIA political analyst and is the author of Perceptions of Palestine: Their Influence on U.S. Middle East Policy and The Wound of Dispossession: Telling the Palestinian Story, and is the co-author with her late husband Bill Christison of Palestine in Pieces: Graphic Perspectives on the Israeli Occupation.
SHARE Wednesday, February 16, 2011 The US as Israel's Enabler in the Middle East -- Who's Serving Who?
The recent Wikileaks releases of State Department cables and particularly al-Jazeera's release of a raft of Palestinian documents dealing with negotiations over the last decade also demonstrate with striking clarity how hard the United States works, and has always worked, to help Israel in the Palestinian-Israeli negotiating process.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 31, 2011 A Wikileak on the US and Al- Jazeera
The United States has had it in for al-Jazeera at least since 2000, when the Qatar-based news network began reporting on Israel's harsh treatment of Palestinians during the intifada and, a year later, covered the start of U.S. war-making in the Middle East, revealing to the Arab world a graphic picture of U.S. and Israeli brutality.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 20, 2011 Wikileaks Cables on Israel's Gaza Onslaught
Even were Hamas rule illegitimate, which it was not -- Hamas having been democratically elected three years earlier -- it is not a common presumption that political illegitimacy justifies a massive military assault.