Most Americans, Jew and Gentile, grew up with the Leon Uris history of the struggle for the Holy Land. Exodus chronicles the heroic birth of Israel out of the ashes of the Holocaust. There the story ends; there is no other narrative. This politically convenient and magnificently incomplete version of history remains the dominant American narrative of the tragedy known as Israel and Palestine. Despite the cracks in that narrative in recent years, the über story of Exodus – Uris’ 1958 mega-bestseller, and the subsequent Hollywood film starring Paul Newman – still holds a tremendous grip on the American imagination. Read more, from Al-Jazeera English…
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Articles and Commentary
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- Beholden: Prodded by Millennials, Bernie Sanders Reboots the Conversation on Israel and Palestine
- Beholden: A Kiss Was Just A Kiss: Hillary Clinton’s March to the Hard Right on Israel
- Israel/Palestine: What Would a President #Trump Do?
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- Our media’s context-free zone: “There is much more alarm when Israelis rather than Palestinians are dying”
Daily Life in a Land of Conflict
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