Zionist comedy, intentional and otherwise

1) An aid worker friend of mine, who regularly enters Gaza via Israel’s Eretz Crossing, was sent a questionnaire, a “satisfaction survey” from Israel, asking about its work: A satisfaction survey has been created to help refine the role and services provided for our clientele. This survey will assess the types of services provided and…

“After Zionism” reviewed in Al Akhbar English

The following review by Rebecca Whiting appears in Al Akhbar English: Book Review:… After Zionism… Edited by Antony Loewenstein and Ahmed Moor, 2012 Saqi Books Last September, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas bid for Palestine to receive full member-state status at the United Nations, based on the pre-1967 borders. After enraged reactions from Israel and the US,…

Haiti is disaster capitalism ground zero

My following investigation appears in New Matilda: When Antony Loewenstein visited Haiti earlier this month he found a country still struggling to recover from 2010’s devastating earthquake – and foreign NGOs doing little to empower ordinary Haitians The earthquake shook Haiti’s National Palace to its core. The moment tremors hit on 12 January 2010, the…

As two-state “solution” dies a necessary death, one-state in Palestine gains serious traction

My following article appears in The Guardian today: The Palestinian finance minister recently warned that the two-state solution would be in crisis unless the Palestinian Authority (PA) immediately received more funds. “The two state solution is in jeopardy if the PA is not able to continue to function,” Nabeel Kassis… said. But Kassis was talking about…

“After Zionism” discussion in New York brings thoughts on Gaza, Obama, Jews, Arabs and other related issues

Last week’s New York event for After Zionism with Mondoweiss founder Phil Weiss and me brings this interesting post about the discussion on Mondoweiss: Last Tuesday Antony Loewenstein, the Australian… co-editor of the new collection, After Zionism, and I, one of the contributors, gave a talk at the Brecht Forum in NY. It’s below.…  Loewenstein, on…