James North is the editor at large of Mondoweiss, an independent news site informing people about developments in Israel and Palestine related to US foreign policy. Mondoweiss was founded by the progressive Jewish and veteran journalist Phillip Weiss in 2006 and has become a leading Jewish voice supporting the Palestinians struggle for human rights. In our opinion it one of best news and analysis sources committed to the highest standards of journalism that deals with events unfolding in the Near East. Prior to joining Mondoweiss, James was an independent journalist and author who has reported from Africa, Latin and Asia for 44 years. He is the author of "Freedom Rising: Life Under Apartheid Through the Eyes of an American on a Clandestine Journey through Southern Africa."  The website is Mondoweiss.net


Alison Weir is a journalist, author, civil rights and peace activist, and the president of the Council for the National Interest, which was founded by several former Congressmen. She is also the founder of the organization If Americans Knew, which analyses and reports on US media coverage of Israel-Palestine.  She has presented briefings before Congress on the US and the Israeli-Palestinian crisis,  and has lectured widely at numerous universities including Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Yale, Berkeley and to academies and institutions overseas. She has received a variety of awards  including the Phi Alpha Literary Society for Courageous Journalism on behalf of human rights.  Alison’s articles frequently appear on Counterpunch and AntiWar.com, Project Censored, Global Research, and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Her book “Against Our Better Judgment: How the US was Used to Create Israel” is a thorough, meticulously sourced document bringing forth a story barely known about the history of US-Israel relations and the origins of the state of Israel. Her website is IfAmericansKnew.org

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