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United States Foreign Policy

O.I.L. Monthly Edition (March 2014)

[Graffiti in the Balata refugee camp in Nablus, West Bank, Palestine. Image by Matthew Roth, via Wikimedia Commons.]

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written byJadaliyya contributors and editors on the Occupations, Interventions,and Law (O.I.L.) Page. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of O.I.L.-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyyastrives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to post@jadaliyya.com [click "Submissions" on the main page for more information] Press Release: University of ...

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عين صندوق النقد الدولي على الريوع النفطية: مثال الكويت

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حين زار وفد صندوق النقد الدولي الكويت في أيلول/سبتمبر الماضي، لمناقشة «مواضيع مرتبطة بالسياسات المالية وإدارة الثروات»، جاء حاملاً جملة مخاوف، من بينها احتمال أن تتعرض الكويت لعجز كبير في الميزانية العامة للدولة «بسبب عدم التحكم في الإنفاق العام، وبسبب كلفة وعدم كفاءة الخدمات التي تقدمها في مختلف القطاعات»، علاوة على ما تستنزفه «فاتورة الدعومات الكبيرة ضمن الموازنة العامة». ولتأكيد واقعية هذه المخاوف، أشار الوفد إلى تقلبات سوق النفط العالمي و«توقع انخفاض سعر برميل النفط ليتراوح ما بين 65 إلى 70 دولاراً بحلول 2018»، (وهذا توقع مبالِغ في تشاؤمه تقابله توقعات معاكسة له). من جهة أخرى امتدح وفد الصندوق الجهود الحكومية، إلا إنه طالبها بالعمل على إقناع مجلس الأمة بقبول التوصيات ...

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Structural Violence on Trial: BDS and the Movement to Resist Erasure

[An Israeli soldier near an unfinished section of the Barrier in the West Bank. Image by Justin McIntosh via Wikimedia Commons.]

Walking to Rifqa (Umm) Al Kurd's home is a journey into violence. To visit the ninety-two-year-old matriarch, one must enter through a narrow walkway past a dwelling she owned until 2009. She built a concrete two-bedroom home for her eldest son and his family adjacent to her own. She envisioned a residential space for her family adorned by green grass, a garden of plants and flowers, and an outdoor patio. Today that grass is mostly dirt with yellowed shrubs, the walls are splashed with threatening graffiti demanding that she leave, and the patio furniture is soiled with feces and urine. In 2009, a group of Jewish-Israeli settlers walked into Umm Al Kurd’s home and ...

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A Wedding That Became a Funeral: US Drone Attack on Marriage Procession in Yemen

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[The following report was published by Human Rights Watch on 20 February 2014] A Wedding That Became a Funeral: US Drone Attack on Marriage Procession in Yemen Summary On December 12, 2013, a United States aerial drone launched four Hellfire missiles on a convoy of 11 cars and pickup trucks during a counterterrorism operation in rural Yemen.  The strike killed at least 12 men and wounded at least 15 others, 6 of them seriously. Yemen authorities initially described all those killed in the attack outside the city of Rad`a as “terrorists.” The US government never officially acknowledged any role in the attack, but unofficially told media that the dead were ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (February 25)

[BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia have finalized a deal for the purchase of seventy-two Eurofighter Typhoon jets. Image from Jez B/flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Don't Stop at Iraq: Why the U.S. Should Withdraw From the Entire Persian Gulf Toby C. Jones argues the United States needs to decrease, or even entirely remove, its military presence in the Gulf. Prince Charles performs sword dance in Saudi Arabia Caroline Davies reports on Prince Charles’ ...

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هل تنقذ حكومة نتنياهو الموقف الفلسطيني من المفاوضات؟

[واشنطن 2013 انطلاق المفاوضات بين السلطة الفلسطينية وإسرائيل مجدداً وبرعاية أمريكية]

لقد فقدت السلطة الفلسطينية فرصة ذهبية لاتخاذ زمام المبادرة واستثمار مصدر قوتها الوحيد قبل بدء المفاوضات الحالية، في سياق الفراغ السياسي الذي امتدَّ لما يقارب ثلاثة أعوام منذ العام 2010. وكانت الأجواء السياسية مواتية في حينه بوجود عدم رضا أو حتى غضب من الحكومة الإسرائيلية من قبل الدول الأوروبية الرئيسية والإدارة الأمريكية أيضاً. لكن، بعد تخلي الجانب الفلسطيني عن شرط إيقاف الاستيطان وقبول حدود عام 1967 كنقطة انطلاق للمفاوضات، سنشهد قريباً تكرار ما حصل في مفاوضات "كامب ديفد" في تموز من العام 2000: من سيُفشِل "الحل" المتوقع أن يقترح من قبل الجانب الأمريكي؟ وسنشهد تكرار السيناريو نفسه إذا ما رفض الجانب الفلسطيني ما سيتم عرضه، وسيُلام على ذلك، بل أسوأ من ...

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اتفاق إطار أم أوسلو 2

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تتوارد الأنباء عن استعدادات أميركية غير مسبوقة وصلت إلى حد حجز السفارة الأميركية لخمسين غرفة في إحدى الفنادق الكبرى في القدس، لتُشغِلَها الطواقم التي سترافق وزير الخارجية الأميركية في زيارته نهاية الشهر القادم أو بداية الشهر الذي يليه، من أجل عملية كبرى لفرض "أوسلو 2" مغطى باتفاقية إطار لا تسمن ولا تغني من جوع.  كما يثار جدل حول صحة ما يقال إن جون كيري طرح خطة من أجل التوصل إلى "اتفاق إطار" بدلًا من تسوية نهائية، تتضمن ترتيبات أمنية تتبني جوهر المطالب الإسرائيلية، لأن هناك مصادر متعددة تتحدث عن هذه الخطة وبنودها، بينما ينفرد صائب عريقات بتأكيد وجودها تارة، عندما قال في حديث للصحافيين في بيت لحم عشية الأعياد: نقبل اتفاقاً انتقالياً لا تزيد ...

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In Support of Swarthmore Hillel

[Logo of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network.]

 [The following open letter is from The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)] This past weekend, something incredibly important happened at a small college in Pennsylvania. In response to Harvard Hillel barring an Israeli speaker because the university’s Palestine Solidarity Committee had cosponsored the event at which he was to present, the Hillel at Swarthmore College issued a sweeping declaration--that it would allow multiple points of view on Zionism and Palestine within its chapter. In their words, Swarthmore Hillel would be “a religious and cultural group whose purpose is not to advocate for one single political view.” It would “host and ...

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تأملات فلسطينية في الأيديولوجيا السياسية الأمريكية

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 "أدرك" بعض الفلسطينيين مؤخراً أن الولايات المتحدة منحازة إلى جانب إسرائيل. فقد اختفى الحديث اللطيف المُنمَّق الذي كان ينطق به الرئيس الأميركي باراك أوباما، وذهبت النشوة التي أعقبت خطابه "لتمهيد الأرضية" في جامعة القاهرة.  و لكن هناك أيضا من "اكتشف" فجأة أهمية الدور الأميركي وأنه لابد من التواصل مع الإدارة الأميركية حتى ولو عبر رسائل موجهة للرئيس الأمريكي الذي يرفض قراءتها! باختصار... اكتشفنا أننا قد عدنا إلى المربع الأول. تستند فلسفة الهيمنة السياسية الأميركية إلى إطلاق الحكم على الفكرة انطلاقاً من نتائجها وليس مسبباتها.  ويتركز الاهتمام على الصلة بين صواب التصريحات وبين إمكانية تطبيقها العملي بمعيار واحد فقط: كيف ستعمل تلك ...

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American Studies Association Resolution on Academic Boycott of Israel

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[The following resolution was issued by the National Council of the American Studies Associaton on 4 December 2013. The resolution is also up for endorsement by the ASA membership, the voting period for which will end on 15 December 2013. For analysis of both the background and context on this resolution, see "Toward an Ethic of Legitimate Dissent: Academic Boycott at the American Studies Association." If you are an active member of the association during calendar year 2013, you can vote to endorse the resolution here. The deadline to vote is December 15th.]  American Studies Association Resolution on Academic Boycott of Israel Whereas the American ...

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India's Iran Policy: Between US Primacy and Regionalism

[World map showing Iran and India in green and orange, respectively. Image by Bazonka via Wikimedia Commons]

Abstract Standing at a press conference with Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Rashid Meredov on January 22, 2013, India’s President Pranab Mukherjee committed India once more to a natural gas pipeline to run from Central Asia to South Asia. “India is deficient in energy resources,” said the President, “whereas Turkmenistan is rich in hydrocarbons.” The economic complementari­ties are obvious, but not so clear are the political ramifications. The President said that the pipeline is “important for bringing peace and development to our common region,” signaling that such projects are as much about regional stability as they are about resource exchanges. Talk of ...

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Co-Editors Mouin Rabbani and Noura Erakat, and O.I.L. Page Co-Editor Max Ajl, on “What Comes Next?: A Forum on the End of the Two-State Paradigm”

[These posts are part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.” This series was initiated by Jewish Voice for Peace as an investigation into the current state of thinking about one state and two state solutions, and the collection has been further expanded by Mondoweiss to mark 20 years since the Oslo process. The entire series can be found here. These original pieces were originally posted here, here, and here.] Strategy Before Solutions, Mouin Rabbani It has in recent years become increasingly fashionable to compare Israel with South Africa during the apartheid era. Extending beyond an analysis of similarities in the origins and ...

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Teaching Arabic in the US after 9/11

On 9 May 2013 I was stabbed in front of the US Embassy in Cairo. My attacker was a young college-educated Egyptian man who had come from his village that day to kill an American in “revenge over U.S. policies in the Middle East.” At the time, I was living in Egypt and conducting research as part of my sabbatical from Hunter College of the City University of New York where I teach Arabic. The day I was stabbed, I had come to the Embassy looking to have a translation of my marriage certificate ...

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Confronting the Human Rights Crises Left in the Wake of the Iraq War

[The following briefing was written by Jeena Shah and published by the Center for Consitutional Rights on 24 March 2014] The Bush administration’s plan to invade Iraq spurred the largest outcry and anti-war protests in the history of the world. More than ten years and hundreds of thousands of lives later, U.S. veterans and Iraqi civil society groups have come together to demand accountability for the U.S.’s fateful and lawless decisions. As one of the region’s principle mechanisms for the promotion and ...

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Between Convenient Misreading and Mythology: The Iran Sanctions Regime and the Institutionalization of War

After eight years of Ahmadinejad at the helm of government, Iran is experiencing a new trajectory. A number of promising signs in the weeks and months following Hassan Rouhani’s election as president on 14 June 2013 have given rise to a sense of cautious optimism for change and reform in Iran. Such signs include the release of a limited number of political prisoners and the country’s improving relations with the world, leading some to warily suggest we might be witnessing an unfolding of an ...

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Open Letter from NYC Iranians to Mayor de Blasio: When You Stand by AIPAC, You Do Not Stand by Us

[The following open letter was issued by a group of Iranians and Iranian-Americans living in New York City. It was first published on Mondoweiss on 12 March 2014] Open Letter from NYC Iranians to Mayor de Blasio: When You Stand by AIPAC, You Do Not Stand by Us Dear Mayor Bill de Blasio, We are a group of Iranians and Iranian-Americans living in New York City. We are firmly committed to opposing state repression — regardless of the race, ethnicity or nationality of the people suffering, and ...

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بيــان القوى والشخصيّات الوطنيّة حول المفاوضات وخطة كيري

نحن الموقّعين أدناه، انطلاقًا من دورنا الوطنيّ، وحرصنا على حقوق الشعب الفلسطيني ومصالحه وتطلّعاته، تَدَاعَينا لرفع الصوت في مواجهة تزايد المخاطر المحدقة بالقضيّة الفلسطينيّة، في وقت تقوم فيه الحكومة الإسرائيليّة بالمضي وبمعدلات غير مسبوقة في تعميق الاحتلال، وتوسيع الاستيطان، وتقطيع الأوصال، واستكمال بناء جدار الفصل العنصري، وتهويد القدس وأسرلتها، وهدم المنازل، والحصار الخانق على قطاع غزة، وإطلاق يد عصابات المستوطنين الذين كثّفوا من اعتداءاتهم في القدس، وخصوصًا في المسجد الأقصى، وفي عموم الضفّة المحتلة، ...

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Press Release: AlKarama Foundation Response to US Department of Treasury Decision to Qualify Abd al-Rahman Omair Alnaimi as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist'

[The following press release was issued by the Council of the Alkarama Foundation on 24 December 2014.] The Council of the Alkarama Foundation met yesterday following the announcement by the US Department of Treasury of its decision to qualify Dr Abd al-Rahman Omair Alnaimi, president of the Council as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist". The Council takes note of this announcement and explores all ways and means to deal with this situation. The Alkarama Foundation will continue to ...

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (24 December)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every other week.]  Torture, Law and Detention US Transfers Two More Guantanamo Detainees, Meredith Clark The Department of Defense has transferred six detainees out ...

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J Street: Israel's Loyal Opposition

J Street's fourth annual conference, held in September in Washington DC, was shot through with the triumphalism of a lobby ascendant. Opening the event, J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami staked out the rational middle-ground for resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict, beset, as it always seems to be, by opposed extremes. Against one-state fantasists to his left and Greater Israel fanatics to his right, Ben-Ami reasserted J Street's vision for a negotiated two-state settlement. With the air of a ...

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (10 December)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every other week.]  Israel and Palestine Israel: Negev Bedouins' "Day of Rage" Over Resettlement Plan, BBC News Thousands of Palestinians have been ...

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Classified Memories: Trying To Try Terror Suspects Who Were Tortured by the CIA

Two high-profile cases being prosecuted in the military commissions at Guatanamo raise exceptionally challenging problems for the US government as well as the civilian and military lawyers defending the suspects. One case involves five people, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who are accused of responsibility for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The second case is against Abdul Rahim al-Nashiri, who is accused of participating in the bombing of the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen in 2000. All six men were ...

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O.I.L. Media Roundup (13 November)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every other week.]  News Palestine/Israel Israel Pushes Plans for 3,500 Settler Homes after Prisoners Freed, Mohammed Abu Ganeyeh Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...

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License to Kill: Why the American Drone War on Yemen Violates International Law

[The following report was issued by Alkarama. It is based on field investigations carried out by Alkarama representative in Sanaa throughout 2012 and 2013, which were aimed at gathering witness accounts and victim testimonies about US drone strikes in Yemen. Interviews were also held with government officials and members of the civil society. The report was released prior to the presentation of UN expert Ben Emmerson's report   on targeted killings before UN General Assembly in New York on 25 ...

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