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The late Edward Said wrote in the year 2000 that, to understand US policy towards the Middle East, "one must pay close attention to an aspect of America's history mostly ignored by or unknown to educated Arabs ... the contemporary treatment of the African American people, who constitute roughly 20 per cent of the population, a not insignificant number".

American Blacks and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Lewis Young presents Black American views towards Israel between 1967 and 1970, showing the moderates' support for the Zionist state and the radicals' opposition to it, with a look at the implications of each view.
Black Viewpoints on the Mid-East Conflict
Jake C. Miller analyzes Black concern with the Middle East conflict both prior to and after the resignation of Ambassador Andrew Young.
Heroism in the Holy Land
Chris Brown Beaten for Walking Children to School
The Niggerization of Palestine
Jonathan Scott draws parallels between the conditions of Palestinians under occupation, in Israel, and in exile with that of Blacks in the US up until the civil rights movement.
Reflections on American injustice
The late Edward Said recalls: "I received my entire university education between 1953 and 1963 in English and American literature, and yet all we studied was work written and done by white men, exclusively. No Dubois, no slave narratives, no Zora Neal Hurston, no Langston Hughes, no Ralph Ellison, no Richard Wright."
The African Palestinian Connection
By Rami Nashashibi IMAN Executive Director and Co-Founder Ph.D. Candidate Sociology/ University of Chicago
From Black America to Palestine
There are two major traditions that have dominated African-American thinking on the issue of equality and justice for Blacks in the United States: one is the Black self-development position, and the other is the demand for immediate civil rights through integration. These two positions are usefully represented in their more modern refined versions in the works of Harold Cruse and Cornel West, as discussed by Elaine Hagopian
A Sermon For Howard United Church of Christ Nashville, Tennessee
“Back to the Future.” By Rev. Diane Ford Jones, since September 2006 a member of the Steering Committee of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
Two Walled Cities: Jerusalem and Johannesburg, Apartheid and Palestine
At a 1 December 2006 Palestine Center briefing, William Fletcher discussed the similarities and differences between Israeli-occupied Palestine and apartheid-era South Africa focusing on the logic, objectives and strategy of settler states. He also addressed the opposition to Jimmy Carter's new book, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, and urged a continued mobilization around the issue of Palestine.
Remarks at Edward Said Memorial
Washington, DC June 4, 2004 By Bill Fletcher, Jr.
Finding Mandela
South Africa provides hints at Israel-Palestine conflict solution News analysis by the Rev. Byron L. Bland III