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  • Palestinian activists disavow former Israeli Jew for anti-Semitism

    The US Palestinian Community Network and Electronic Intifada are circulating this public letter, which is not only about Gilad Atzmon - the former Israeli turned conspiracy-theorist and anti-Semite - but more importantly, makes the distinction between criticism of Zionism and relations with Jews and the Jewish people. I am not endorsing everything in this text, but it is definitely worth reading and relating to. We reaffirm that there is no room in this historic and foundational analysis of our struggle for any attacks on our Jewish allies, Jews, or Judaism; nor denying the Holocaust; nor allying in any way shape or form…

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  • Could Damascus blogger be a married couple from Edinburgh?

    The Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah and Benjamin Doherty may have come as close as anyone to uncovering the real identities of "A Gay Girl in Damascus." Having crisscrossed the information, they are now certain beyond doubt that the blog was a hoax, and that behind it wasn't a gay Syrian woman named "Amina Arraf", but Edinburgh spouses Thomas  MacMaster and Britta Froelicher,  or someone very close to them. In their post, Abunimah and Doherty mark out several links between the blogger and the Edinburgh couple, the most damning of which is: Amina’s” home address is the same as MacMaster’s address On…

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