The Politics of Anti-Semitism

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Alexander Cockburn, Jeffrey St. Clair
AK Press, 2003 - History - 178 pages
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How did a term, once used accurately to describe the most virulent evil, become a charge flung at the mildest critic of Israel, particularly concerning its atrocious treatment of Palestinians?

Edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, the print and online journal CounterPunch has become a must read for hundreds of thousands a month who no longer believe anything they read in the mainstream press beyond the sports scores. On the subject of Israel and Palestine, the Israeli lobby in the U.S., the current Middle East crisis, and its ramifications at home and abroad, CounterPunch has been unrivaled.

Herein, you'll find CounterPunch's most compelling reporting and commentary on this topic.

Contributors include: former U.S. Representative -Cynthia McKinney, famed British foreign correspon-dent Robert Fisk, former seniorCIA analysts Bill and Kathy Christison, the trenchant and witty philosopher Michael Neumann, seasoned Capitol Hill staffer "George Sutherland," Norman Finkelstein, the leading Israeli dissident Yuri Avneri, Shaheed Alam (who became a target of the fanatical Daniel Pipes), and Israeli journalists Neve Gordon and Yigal Bronner.

In addition are: Will Yeoman's path-breaking essay on Israel and divestment, on the hysterical attacks on AmiriBaraka for his poem on 9-11, Anne Pettifer's Zionism Unbound, Jeffrey St. Clair on the (Israeli) attack on the USS Liberty and the suppression of the investigation, and 's caustic and lightheartedmemoir of his own experiences of being attacked as an anti-Semite, consequent upon his criticisms of Israel.

This first book in the new CounterPunch series, is a timely anthology on the compulsion of silence and complicity in crimes against a betrayed people.

Nationally syndicated journalists Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair have co-authored numerous bestsellers, including Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs And The Press, Washington Babylon and Al Gore: A User's Manual.


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What Is AntiSemitism?
Trivializing JewHatred
My Life as an AntiSemite
AntiSemitism Old and New
Manufacturing AntiSemites
Words Hurt But Tanks Kill
Jews Like Us
Why Does Malkovich Want to Kill Me?
A New Theology of Power
Reflections on Political Correctness in Germany
Attack on the Liberty
The Israel Lobby and the Left
Our Vichy Congress
Dual Loyalties
A Journey to Beit Jalla
Dignity Solidarity and The Penal Colony

Poetry as Treason?
The Divestment Campaign

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Alexander Cockburn is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in the Nation, NY Free Press, and LA Times, amongst others. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he is the editor of the online journal Alexander Cockburn is co-editor of the online journal Counterpunch and has authored and edited numerous books, including the best-selling Whiteout. Award-winning investigative journalist Jeffrey St. Clair is co-editor of CounterPunch and author of 11 books, including the best sellers Whiteout: the CIA, Drugs and the Press; Al Gore: a User's Manual; and Five Days That Shook the World. He lives in Oregon City, Oregon.

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