In June, The Electronic Intifada revealed the true identity of the hoaxster behind “Amina Arraf,” the so-called “Gay Girl in Damascus” blogger. In an interview with France 24 Arabic’s program Aswat al-Shabaka, Ali Abunimah explains how the hoax was uncovered and why it was important to do so.
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In an interview on the France 24 Arabic channel’s program Aswat al-Shabaka, The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah explains how the marc3pax video hoax was debunked and how it fit into Israeli efforts to discredit the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah and other Palestinian and solidarity activists, scholars and artists appear in a newly released video from U.S. Boat to Gaza.
Israel’s propaganda war against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla heats up. The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah appeared on Russia Today’s Crosstalk with Chris Gunness, spokesman for UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestine refugees, and Yaakov Katz of The Jerusalem Post.
When we broke the story last Sunday of who was really behind the “Amina” the “Gay Girl in Damascus” blog, revealing it to be Tom MacMaster, an American graduate student living in Scotland, we knew it would get a lot of attention. But even we did not anticipate quite how broad the interest would be.
The Daily Star in Beirut reports on 12 June: James Wolfensohn, former World Bank president, has pulled out of the commencement due to honor him at the American University of Beirut following a petition from students and faculty members over his links to an Israeli think tank and businesses.
Last month Asa Winstanley reported for The Electronic Intifada on how British Prime Minister David Cameron had stepped down as honorary Jewish National Fund patron. Asa, a journalist in London who blogs at winstanleys.org and who can be followed on Twitter, wrote up an update and analysis after the prime minister’s spokespersons broke the silence on Cameron’s resignation.
The progressive magazine In These Times blogs today on last night’s event featuring The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah and celebrated Palestinian spoken-word artist Remi Kanazi at DePaul University — which student activist Sami Kishawi described as “ground zero of the growing campus boycott movement in Chicago” in an op-ed for The Electronic Intifad
EI’s Ali Abunimah appeared on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview and Al Jazeera’s The Listening Post to talk about recent developments related to Palestine. Watch and listen.
This week on CounterSpin, the audio program of media watchdog FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah discussed US media coverage of Palestinian rights after the 15 May Nakba day protests and marches. The same episode also features noted Salon writer Glenn Greenwald talking about the media.