Gilbert Achcar lived in Lebanon for many years before moving to France, where he teaches international politics at the University of Paris. He is the author of Clash of Barbarisms: The Making of the New World Disorder (Saqi) and co-author, with Noam Chomsky, of Perilous Power: The Middle East and US Foreign Policy. Michel Warschawski, a veteran journalist and peace activist, founded the Alternative Information Center in Jerusalem, a Palestinian-Israeli news organization that disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies.
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