Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

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Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

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As Part of Our Election Year Coverage...

This issue contains the voting records of every member of Congress, as well as the inductees into the latest Halls of Fame and Shame. The next issue will contain the final compilation of pro\-Israel PAC contributions prior to the Nov. 8 election. By the time readers receive this issue, we all will no doubt be recovering from the spectacle of the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Given the twists and turns of the presidential race so far, we have prudently decided not to attempt to...

Predict the Unpredictable.

But we do believe that the times, they are a'changing. As Bernie Sanders appointee Dr. James Zogby eloquently told the executive committee drafting the Democratic party platform (see p. 15), "We do not often see the Arab-Israeli conflict through Palestinian eyes." More and more Americans, however, are learning that there are two sides to that particular story, no matter how much the Israel lobby and its congressional flunkies want to pretend otherwise. Certainly one theme of this election year so far has been the establishment's attempt to control the discussion on...

Israel's Occupation of Palestine.

True, the Sanders appointees' proposed platform language-including references to Israeli "occupation" and "settlements"-was rejected by the platform committee. But the discussion, and the heavy-handed attempts to suppress it, can no longer be confined to smoke-filled rooms. And that is...

At Least Half the Battle!

Due to Popular Demand...

Another ground-breaking conference, again co-hosted with the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, is in the works. We'll continue to examine the machinations of the Israel lobby right after the next president takes office and right before AIPAC descends on Washington. Please plan to visit DC and meet with our speakers-it's so much better than watching the proceedings from afar. We need your help to fund and advertise this major event and...

Shine a Light on the Lobby.

Not long ago, a woman named Joyce called our office to say a friend had given her a Washington Report subscription. Joyce said she loved the magazine and asked if we could send her three or four earlier issues she missed before her subscription began. (She paid for postage and handling.) Today she called again, saying she had read those cover-to-cover. …

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