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Ramzy Baroud is the Managing Editor of Middle East Eye. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto Press, London). He is a Ph.D. scholar at the University of Exeter's European Centre for Palestine Studies (ECPS).

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From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 28, 2013
Obama's Peace Antics in Israel -- Four More Years of This? Netanyahu was gloating. He has managed to assemble a government that will cater mostly to extremist Jewish settlers in the West Bank and also masterfully managed to humble the US president, or at least quash his ambitions that the US is capable of operating independently in the Middle East, without Israeli consent or interests in mind.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 10, 2017
What Trump Has Done: The Entire US-Middle East Political Framework Just Collapsed "I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said in Washington on Wednesday. The embattled president has done what many had asked him not to do. But the truth is, US foreign policy has been bankrupt for years. It was never fair, nor did it ever intend to be so.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 21, 2017
70 Years of Broken Promises, The Untold Story of Israel's Partition Plan A Palestinian Arab state had initially been proposed as a political tactic by the British, to provide a legal cover for the establishment of a Jewish state. It continues to be used as a political tactic, though never with the aim of finding a "just solution" to the conflict, as is often propagated.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Collapse of the Obama Doctrine: Yemen War as an Opportunity? the US -- which is playing both parties against one another -- is only interested in the region for economic and strategic reasons. While the tragic situation in Yemen has been a ground for lamentation at the cross-the-board-failure, it might also present an opportunity at political compromise, starting in Yemen, but extending elsewhere.
Native American activists taking a stand in support of Palestinian rights., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Native American, the Palestinian: A Spirited Fight for Justice Palestinians are losing their lives, land and olive trees as they stand up to Israeli tanks and bulldozers. Their reality is a replay of similar experiences faced -- and still being confronted -- by Native Americans. Well into the 21st century, the Native American-Palestinian struggle remains one and the same.
Palestinians -- and Syrians - in Yarmouk are killed in a myriad of ways, including starvation., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 23, 2015
Stuck in Area A: How We Were Duped into Disowning the Palestinians When Palestinians are starved, beheaded or blown to smithereens in Yarmouk, we stand puzzled. We offer sympathy, tears and little action. We cannot even articulate a coherent discourse, aside from pulling out UN Resolution 194 from some dusty archive to talk about the Right of Return, and how the suffering in Yarmouk is ultimately Israel's responsibility.
ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 9, 2020
Justice at Last? "Panic" in Israel as the ICC Takes "Momentous Step" in the Right Direction The ICC preliminary investigations into Israeli war crimes began back in 2015. Since then, many more such war crimes have been committed, while the international community persisted in its moral inertia.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 3, 2018
"Whitewashing" Genocide in Myanmar Billions of US dollars of foreign direct investments have already been channeled into Myanmar and six billion US dollars more are also expected to enter the country in 2018. That, too, is a great act of moral failing on the part of many countries in Asia, the West and the rest of the world. Myanmar should not be rewarded with massive largesse of foreign investments, while whole communities are being killed, or maimed.
Will Netanyahu pay the price for winning?, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 21, 2015
Netanyahu the mythbuster: "Special relationship" no more Netanyahu's antics are increasingly denying the US administration a prolonged, tired and failed discourse pertaining to the peace process, Israeli security, democracy and so on, leaving the White House with two stark choices: to follow the lead of a racist and obsessive Netanyahu (as many Republicans and Democrats have already done) or to part ways.
From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 28, 2019
Israel's Next Move: The Real Danger in the US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements Since moving into the White House in January 2017, President Donald Trump has unleashed a total and complete reversal of his country's foreign policy regarding Palestine and Israel.
From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 31, 2019
Humanity Denied: What Is Missing from the Omar, Tlaib Story Israel's decision to bar two United States Democratic Representatives, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from entering Israel and visiting Palestine has further exposed the belligerent, racist nature of the Israeli government.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras in June 2017., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 10, 2018
Foreign Policy for Sale: Greece's Dangerous Alliance with Israel Tsipras, now a Prime Minister, transformed his political discourse, and gradually adopted one that that is more consistent with the very neoliberal policies that pushed his country to its knees in the first place. Syriza sold out, not only politically and ideologically, but in an actual physical sense as well.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with US politician Joe Biden., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2020
"Zionist" Biden in His Own Words: "My Name is Joe Biden, and Everybody Knows I Love Israel" "I am a Zionist. You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist," current Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, said in April 2007, soon before he was chosen to be Barack Obama's running mate in the 2008 elections.
Meeting of the Arab League, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 13, 2020
Breaking with Washington: Arabs and Muslims Must Take a Stance for Palestine If Arabs and Muslims fail Palestine again, then, once more, the Palestinian people will find themselves alone in this desperate fight. And when Palestinians rise, as they surely will, their uprising will challenge not just Israel but the entire regional and international apparatus that allowed the Israeli occupation to go unchallenged for so many years.
Syria, War, Victims, Refugees, Help, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syria War? The Israeli government has made it clear to the US that it is displeased with the ceasefire agreement, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been leading strong efforts to undermine the ceasefire. Netanyahu's worst fears are, perhaps, actualizing: a solution in Syria that would allow for a permanent Iranian and Hezbollah presence in the country.
From commons.wikimedia.org: BDS Movement, From Images
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 12, 2017
"The Palestine Exception": War on BDS is now a War on American Democracy Washington is now leading the fight, thus legitimizing the anti-democratic behavior of individual states. If the efforts of the US government are successful, an already struggling US democracy will take yet another step back, and many good people could potentially be punished for behaving in accordance with their political and moral values.
Pro-Palestinian protestors, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 30, 2015
Eight urgent "musts" needed for Palestinians to defeat Apartheid Waiting on Israeli society to change from within is a colossal waste of time. But what are Palestinians and the supporters of a just peace in Palestine and Israel to do? They are left between two options: either a perpetual fight for justice or unending humiliation and servitude.
Trump ends aid to UN agency for Palestinian refugees, From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 13, 2020
Embracing Palestine: How to Combat Israel's Misuse of "Antisemitism" Zionist manipulation and misuse of antisemitism is a phenomenon that will always be there as long as the Israeli government finds the need to distract from its war crimes against Palestinians and to crush pro-Palestinian solidarity worldwide.
Evo Morales, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 16, 2019
Israel is a "Terrorist State": Seven Times Bolivia and Morales Took a Stance for Palestine Morales' 14 years in office have been seen by many as a triumph for the indigenous people of Bolivia; in fact, for indigenous peoples everywhere.
Israeli Soldiers, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 8, 2019
Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's anti-ICC position is familiar, last April, US President Donald Trump virulently expressed his contempt for the global organization and everything it represents. "Any attempt to target American, Israeli, or allied personnel for prosecution will be met with a swift and vigorous response," Trump said in a writing on April 12.
Stop the killing - Stand up for Gaza., From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 6, 2019
The Africa-Palestine Conference: Why South Africa Must Lead the Way The main, obvious conclusion from all of these meetings and interactions is that South Africans are serious about their solidarity with Palestine, and that they see themselves as partners in the Palestinian struggle for justice and peace.
Easter celebration in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 10, 2019
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian Christians that Nobody is Talking about Palestine's Christian population is dwindling at an alarming rate. The world's most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere. And the reason for this is Israel.
We must remember that there are still 18,000 people trapped in Yarmouk, and even if it is untimely, we must do something - anything - See more at: middleeasteye.net/columns/my-missing-family-syria-naming-and-shaming-yarmouk-936480330#sthash.hjK, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 12, 2015
My missing family in Syria: Naming and shaming in Yarmouk It behoves us all to take a moment to hang our heads in silence, but also shame, over what has befallen Yarmouk, as we stood, watching, bickering and doing nothing. But we ought to remember that there are still 18,000 trapped in Yarmouk and organize on their behalf so that, even if it is untimely, we need do something. Anything.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Israel's Unfinished "Coup" The Israeli leader has run out of ideas, and is quickly running out of allies as well, not only from without, such as his former ally and the head of Yisrael Beiteinu party, Avigdor Lieberman, but from within his own party as well.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the United Nations Security Council on February 11., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 22, 2020
"The Donald Trump I know": Abbas' UN Speech and the Breakdown of Palestinian Politics The real danger in the "Deal of the Century" is not the actual stipulations of that sinister plan, but the fact that the Palestinian leadership is likely to find a way to co-exist with it, at the expense of the oppressed Palestinian people, as long as donors' money continues to flow and as long as Abbas continues to call himself a president.
Donald TRUMP VS Kim JONG-UN, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Nuclear Apocalypse: Trump and Kim Should Not Hold the World Hostage Both Trump and Kim are dubious figures, driven by fragile egos and unsound judgement. Yet, they are both in a position that, if not reigned in soon, could threaten global security and the lives of millions. The problem is far greater than two unhinged leaders. There are seven other countries that possess nuclear weapons. They are Russia, India, Pakistan, Israel, China and France.
Martin Luther King, Jr., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Trials of Africa and the Real Dr. King They Want Us to Forget If Dr. King was alive, he would certainly place the refugees as a top priority in his "revolution of values." Africa in particular, is being robbed. Tens of billions of dollars are being siphoned out of the continent, while Black men and women are being sold for slavery, in Libya and elsewhere. 50 years after his assassination, maybe it is time to truly listen.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Is Microsoft Funding Israeli Spying on Palestinians? Microsoft prides itself on being a leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR), emphasizing that "privacy (is) a fundamental human right." In practice, however, Microsoft's words are hardly in line with its action, at least not when its human rights maxims are applied to occupied and besieged Palestinians.
Horror in Gaza: Israel-Palestine Conflict, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Story behind the Jerusalem Attack: How Trump and Netanyahu Pushed the Palestinians into a Corner In the absence of a strong leadership, Palestinians are growingly increasingly desperate and angry. The Palestinian Authority is largely busy in its own pitiful power struggles and appears to have no time for Palestinians, who are left with little hope for a political horizon and no clear sense of direction.
Mohammed Dahlan, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 30, 2017
Gaza: The curse of Mohammed Dahlan Dahlan, who had once been praised by George W Bush and was chosen by neoconservatives to lead a coup against the elected Hamas government in Gaza in 2007, seems to have finally managed to sneak his way back to Palestinian politics. Outrageously, however, Dahlan's ominous return is facilitated by no other group than his archenemy, Hamas.
Albert Einstein, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The Ghost of Herut: Einstein on Israel, 70 Years Ago If Einstein was alive today, he would have joined the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, which aims at holding Israel accountable for its violent and illegal practices against Palestinians. 70 years after Israel's independence and Einstein's letter, the country's legacy is still marred with blood and violence. Despite the ongoing party in Tel Aviv, there is no reason to celebrate and every reason to mourn.
From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 18, 2020
Sealed Off and Forgotten: What You Should Know about Israel's "Firing Zones" in the West Bank Harsh "conditions contribute to a coercive environment that creates pressure on Palestinian communities to leave these areas," according to the United Nations. In other words, ethnic cleansing, which has been Israel's strategic goal all along.
Kim Jong-un, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Real Reason behind Trump's Angry Diplomacy in North Korea It is ironic that, while the US threatens to "totally destroy North Korea," it is the Chinese government that is using sensible language, calling for de-escalation and citing international law. Not only did fortunes change, but roles as well. China, which for many years was depicted as a rogue state, now seems like the cornerstone of stability in Asia.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 27, 2018
"A Cruel Choice": Why Israel Targets Palestinian Schools (VIDEO) At least 2,500 Palestinian students from 35 West Bank communities must cross through Israeli military checkpoints to reach their schools every day. About half of these students have reported army harassment and violence for merely attempting to get to their classes or back home.
USA Israel Relations, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 2, 2017
Walls and Militarized Police: How Israel Is Exporting Its Occupation to the United States Criticizing Israel is still a taboo in the US, where the Congress is beholden to lobby pressures and kickbacks, and where the media's script on the illegal Israeli military occupation of Palestine is even less critical than Israel's own media.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 4, 2020
Who is Archbishop Atallah Hanna, and Why Israel Hates him Archbishop Hanna is one of the strongest and most articulate Palestinian Christian voices in Jerusalem. His relentless work and leadership have irked Israeli authorities for many years.
Dome of the Rock & Western Wall, From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 4, 2018
"Race Law" Takes Jerusalem a Step Closer to Being a Jewish-Only City News agencies reported that Israel agreed to shelf a popular bill "under US pressure." But that "pressure" only aimed at giving President Donald Trump the needed time to formulate his own strategy and make the troubling announcement. Since then, many Palestinians were killed, hundreds wounded and more detained as Palestinians and their allies around the world displayed outrage by the US decision.
A teen raising the flag of Palestine in Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 3, 2017
Power to the People: Why Palestinian Victory in Jerusalem is a Pivotal Moment For 50 years, Jerusalem has endured daily battles. The Israelis fought to expand their influence in the city, increase the number of illegal Jewish settlers and cut off Jerusalem from the rest of the Palestinian Territories; while Palestinians, Muslim and Christians alike, fought back.Al-Aqsa compound -- also known as Haram Al-Sharif or the Noble Sanctuary -- is the most symbolic element in the fight.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Why is the Truth on Syria Difficult to Decipher? The problem is not entirely that of media manipulation of facts, videos and images. The war in Syria has polarized the discourse like never before, and most of those who are invested in that conflict find themselves forced to take sides, thus, at times abandoning any reason or common sense. The truth on Syria is that, regardless of how the war ends, Syria has been destroyed and its future is bloody and bleak.
Edward Said, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Arab intellectual is resting, not dead The great cultures that have survived prolonged fights against brutal dictators and foreign dominance for generations, yet still gave birth to some of the most brilliant intellectuals, novelists and poets of all time are capable of redeeming themselves. It is only a matter of time, and perhaps, initiative.
From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 7, 2018
The Conspiracy Against Refugees Watching the ongoing debate between liberal and right-wing pundits on US mainstream media, one rarely gets the impression that Washington is responsible for the unfolding chaotic situation in Central America. In fact, no other country is as accountable as the United States for the ongoing chaos and resulting refugee crisis.
Ambassador Nikki Haley Addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 18, 2017
Israel versus the UN -- the Nikki Haley doctrine When Haley speaks about Israel, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a clear plan of action. Along with Haley, the rightwing Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu is moving fast to cultivate the unique opportunity of dismissing the UN, and thus, any attempt at criticizing the Israeli occupation.
President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 29, 2020
In The Name Of "Israel's Security": Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More In Military Aid Republican and Democratic Senators have recently ensured just that, passing a bill aimed at providing Israel with $3.3 billion in aid every year. Enthusiasm to push the Bill forward was meant to be an assurance to Tel Aviv from Washington that the US is committed to Israel's security and military superiority in the Middle East.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 28, 2019
The Day After: What if Israel Annexes the West Bank? Calls for the annexation of the Occupied West Bank are gaining momentum in both Tel Aviv and Washington. But Israel and its American allies should be careful what they wish for. Annexing the Occupied Palestinian Territories will only reinforce the current rethink of the Palestinian strategy, as opposed to solving Israel's self-induced problems.
Khalida Jarrar, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Israel is Afraid of Khalida Jarrar because She Shatters Its False Democratic Image Jarrar, a female Palestinian leader with genuine vision, subsists in HaSharon Prison. There, along with dozens of other Palestinian women, she experiences daily humiliation, denial of rights and various other Israeli tactics intended to break her spirit.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 28, 2019
On the Road to Gaza: The Freedom Flotilla Will Sail Again Time and again, the solidarity movement returns with a defiant message, insisting that no country, not even Israel, has the right to commit war crimes with impunity.
Muslim lives matter - placard at anti-Trump ban demo., From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 13, 2017
Fighting the Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims Anti-Arab and Muslim sentiments in the US have been around for generations, but it has risen sharply in the last two decades. Arabs and Muslims have become an easy scapegoat for all of America's failed wars and counter-violence. Blaming Muslims for the decline of the American empire is as ineffective as it is dishonest.
War on Gaza, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 12, 2020
A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine Call it a "quarantine," a "shelter-in-place," a "lockdown" or a "curfew," we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily.
Syrian refugees cross into Turkey., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 18, 2019
Who Killed Oscar and Valeria: The Inconvenient History of the Refugee Crisis According to UNHRC, as of June 19, 2019, there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide; of them, 41.3 million are internally displaced people, while 25.9 million are refugees who crossed international borders. Were it not for such violent interventions, Oscar, Valeria and millions of innocent people would have still been alive today.
Donald Trump., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 3, 2017
Operation Chaos: Trump Will Ignite a Powder Keg in the Middle East Countries around the world, even those who are considered allies of Israel, including the United States reject Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, and refuse Israeli invitation to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to the illegally-occupied city.
Mainstream Media's Wholesale Adoption Of Israeli Rhetoric, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 31, 2018
8 Things I learned about Palestine While Touring 8 Western Nations The alienation of the Palestinians from their own discourse has proven costly. Despite strong and growing support for Palestine, there is still a serious deficiency in an authentic understanding of Palestine and the aspirations of the Palestinian people -- their history, culture, everyday realities and viewpoints.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 26, 2013
The War Continues -- 2013: Assessing the Conflict in Syria and Egypt Syria has been hit the hardest. For months, the United Nations has maintained that over 100,000 people have been killed in the 33 months of conflict. More recently, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights concluded that at least 125,835, of which more than third of them are civilians, have been killed.
From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 2, 2014
Failure of Palestinian Authority, BDS Success to Continue For Abbas to reject boycotting in the Palestinian context -- of the very country that is responsible for military occupation, countless war crimes, the siege on Gaza, violation of numerous international laws, the Apartheid Wall and for much more -- while attending Mandela's funeral is a testament to Abbas' own political and moral bankruptcy.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 12, 2019
Money, Power and Turf: Winning the Middle East Media War at Any Cost Of the 180 countries classified by Reporters Without Borders' annual report on press freedom, seven Middle Eastern countries are listed at the bottom 10% category of the world's worst violators.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 16, 2018
In words and deeds: the genesis of Israeli violence Israel's violent birth in 1947-48 was the culmination of the violent discourse that preceded it for many years. It was the time when Zionist teachings of prior years were put into practice and the outcome was simply horrifying.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Trials of Benjamin Netanyahu: Corruption in Israel is Not Just an Israeli Issue Corruption in Israeli society has become particularly endemic after the occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza in 1967. The idea that ordinary Israelis can move into a Palestinian house, evict the family, claim the house as their own, with the full support of the military, the government and the court, exemplifies moral corruption to the highest degree.
British PM David Cameron, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 30, 2016
Will Brexit Help the Palestinian Cause in the EU? While pressure must continue to be applied on Westminster to end its unconditional backing of Israel, a possibly friendlier EU without the staunchly pro-Israel Britain, may emerge. The UK's support for Israel in the Union, and backing of American steps in the same direction, has seriously hampered the EU's chances of being anything but a rubberstamp to US-UK policies not only in Palestine but also throughout the Middle East.
IS on the move..., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 19, 2015
Re-imagining the IS Debate -- "Islamic State" as a Western Phenomenon? Not only is IS to a degree an alien movement in the larger body politic of the Middle East, it also seems to be a partly western phenomenon, a hideous offspring resulting from western neocolonial adventures in the region, coupled with alienation and demonization of Muslim communities in western societies.
Netanyahu's Congress speech, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Boomerang Effect: How Netanyahu Made Israel an American Issue, and Lost Not only is Israel losing its support and overall appeal among large sections of American society, but among young American Jews, as well -- a particularity worrying phenomena for the Israeli government. The trend promises to be a lasting one, since it has been in the making for years, starting some time after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and President Donald Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 4, 2018
"Deal of the Century" is Not New and the PA Leadership is Not a Victim Donald Trump's "deal of the century" will fail. Palestinians will not exchange their 70-year long struggle for freedom for Jared Kushner's cash; nor will Israel accept even if there is a demilitarized Palestinian state in the West Bank.
Israeli soldiers drive residents of Al-Araqeeb out of their village., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 17, 2017
Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse to Surrender 116 Times The epicenter of the ongoing fight is the village of Al-Araqeeb. Not only has Israel destroyed Al-Araqeeb numerous times in violation of international law, it actually delivers a bill to the homeless residents expecting them to cover the cost of the very ruins wrought by the Israeli state.
Image created from image crediting, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not the Palestinian People The Balfour Declaration was equivalent to a decree calling for the annihilation of the Palestinian people. Not one Palestinian, anywhere, remained completely immune from the harm invited by Balfour and his government.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 30, 2012
The war ahead in Gaza In 2008, embattled Kadima party officials sought war to boost their rating among a war and security-obsessed public. In 2012, national elections in Israel are upon us once more. In both cases, Palestinian blood had to be exacted in that same bloody game of Israeli politics. And all rising stars in Israeli politics needed to be there to impress the ever-approving public.
From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2015
How Yarmouk came about: Israel's role in the Syrian refugee crisis Israel, whose economy is the strongest in the region, has been the most tight-fisted in terms of offering shelter to Syrian refugees. This is a double sin considering that even Syria's Palestinian refugees, who were expelled from their own homes in Palestine, were also left homeless.
Ambassadors Against BDS, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 5, 2017
The Fight Ahead: 13 Questions about the Origins, Objectives and War on BDS Several wars have been waged against Palestinians, especially in Gaza, killing thousands and maiming thousands more. With no serious pressure on Israel, thanks to US backing of Israel at the UN, not a single Israeli was ever held accountable for what was repeatedly recognized by UN investigators as war crimes against Palestinians.
From youtube.com: Palestinian Art as a Form of Nonviolent Resistance., From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 24, 2018
More Than a Fight over Couscous: Why the Palestinian Narrative Must Be Embraced In the Zionist narrative, Palestine does not exist -- nor is it allowed to exist -- even if merely as a cultural conception. Israel fears a Palestinian narrative because the Israeli government understands, and rightly so, that it is the collective Palestinian narrative that has compelled resistance, in all of its forms for over 70 years.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 15, 2017
Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed When Israel and its allies say "Palestinians are not a people," they essentially say that Palestinians have no identity, no legitimate demands, thus deserve no voice. When the media silences the voice of the people, they relegate their rights, demands for freedom, change and democracy.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Balancing Act is Over: What Elor Azaria Taught Us about Israel Thousands of Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip alone, mostly in the Israeli wars of 2008-9, 2012 and 2014. Although thousands of children and civilians were killed and wounded in Gaza and the rest of the Occupied Territories and, despite international outcries against Israel's violations of international law, there is yet to be a single conviction in Israeli courts.
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, speaking in an interview that aired Sunday on
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let's Talk About the "Israeli Model" Kushner thinks he is capable of arranging the future of the Palestinian people without the inclusion of the Palestinian leadership. He has been pushing his so-called "Deal of the Century" relentlessly, while including in his various meets and conferences countries such as Poland, Brazil and Croatia, but not Palestine. Kushner believes that Palestinians are not capable of governing themselves.
Israel Palestine Conflict, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Year in Review: Will 2018 Usher in a New Palestinian Strategy? If the Palestinian leadership fails to transition itself into a new role, it is likely to find itself in direct confrontation with the Palestinian people, who are ready to move on into a whole new type of struggle; one that is not beholden to the farce of a "two-state solution," which was never truly on the agenda to begin with.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 10, 2019
When Bolsonaro and Netanyahu Are "Brothers": Why Brazil Should Shun the Israeli Model Israel exports wars to its neighbors, and war technology to the rest of the world. As many countries are plagued by conflict, often resulting from massive income inequalities, Israel should not be seen as the model to follow, but rather the example to avoid.
Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 8, 2016
Is Israel Pushing for a Palestinian Civil War? Those powers that have imposed themselves as "peace brokers" and guardians of international law must understand that Israel is well-qualified to start fires, but almost never capable of putting them out. And Lieberman, of all people -- the Russian club bouncer-turned politician-turned defense minister -- must not be given free rein to color-code Palestinian communities, reward and punish as he pleases.
A Palestinian boy cries as he arrives at his home after walking through puddles in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City February 19, 2012, From ImagesAttr
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Gaza flooded with sewage and conspiracy Even before the latest crisis resulting from a severe shortage of electricity and diesel fuel that is usually smuggled through Egypt, Gaza was rendered gradually uninhabitable. A comprehensive United Nations report last year said that if no urgent action were taken, Gaza would be "unlivable" by 2020. Since the report was issued in August 2012, the situation has grown much worse.
Nikki Haley speaking at AIPAC's policy conference., From ImagesAttr
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The UN "Sheriff": Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing Haley's supposed "achievements" of saving money and supporting Israel are intrinsically linked. Indeed, the US saved 1.3 billion dollars -- by cutting off funds to organizations that were critical of Israel or supportive of the Palestinian people.
John Bolton, From FlickrPhotos
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Beware 'Sunni-Stan': Neocons are Back and Their 'Vision' is Darker than Ever It is the perpetual war and horrific rivalries in the Middle East that have finally empowered the neocons to stage a comeback; but considering the damage that these groups have already done, one is certain that no good can possibly come from Bolton and his clique.
Origins of Israel Palestinian Conflict, From ImagesAttr
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Britain's phantoms of the past in Palestine Without a clear course of action to help Palestinians gain their freedom, the British vote will remain another symbolic gesture in a conflict in which military occupation, war, siege, death and destruction are very much real.
Does Bill Clinton know that the majority of victims of terrorism are, in fact, Muslims?, From ImagesAttr
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My Response to Bill Clinton: On (My) Liberty and (Your) America Donald Trump wants to keep us out of the country altogether. But Bill Clinton, former president and husband of a Democratic presidential nominee, does not mind us staying, as long as we -- Muslims -- behave ourselves. Welcome to America where racial profiling is the country's most popular idea, and where citizenship is now conditioned on blind obedience.
From electronicintifada.net/tags/womens-boat-gaza: Women's Boat to Gaza, From Images
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The Convoluted Discourse: Was The Women's Boat to Gaza an Existential Threat? Needless to say, a group of women atop a small boat, carrying a symbolic amount of supplies to impoverished Gaza, were not about to take the Middle East's only nuclear power down. "The Israeli army then took over the boat. The women showed no resistance as they wanted to emphasize that their mission was peaceful. "Terrorists," indeed.
Daesh militants, From YouTubeVideos
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The Terror Next Time: The Daesh Story Is Not Ending Daesh is finally being routed, in most violent and decisive methods. Without understanding and confronting the reasons behind the rise of Daesh, one is certain that the fall of Daesh will spawn yet another group with an equally nefarious, despairing and violent vision.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda., From InText
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List of Israeli Targets Leaked: Tel Aviv Fears the Worst in ICC Investigation of War Crimes The fact that a "secret list" exists is an indication that Tel Aviv understands that this era is different and that international law, which has failed Palestinians for over 70 years, may, for once, deliver, however a small measure of justice.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict provokes powerful emotions, From ImagesAttr
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5 Reasons Why 2014 was a Game Changer in Palestine 2014 was a very painful year for Palestine, but also a year in which the collective resistance of the Palestinian people, and their supporters, proved too strong to bend or break. And in that, there can be much solace. It has been a year of clarity for those keen to understand the reality of the "Palestinian-Israeli conflict" but were sincerely confused by the contrasting narratives.
Protesters in Bethlehem burning a poster of Trump over his plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem., From ImagesAttr
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The Uncomfortable Truth: Are We Hating Donald Trump for the Wrong Reasons? Obama redefined and expanded war, advanced the nuclear arms race and destabilized more countries. Trump is also a brand, an unpromising one. The product -- whether military aggressions, racism, islamophobia, anti-immigration policies, economic inequality, etc. -- remains unchanged.
Moath Alhaj, a young artist from a Gaza refugee camp, passed away in his sleep., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 7, 2017
Three Years after the War: Gaza Youth Speak Out The war left Gaza in ruins, as over 17,000 homes were completely destroyed, and thousands of other structures, including hospitals, schools and factories destroyed or severely damaged. The war fully shattered whatever semblance of economy the Strip had had. Today, 80 percent of all Palestinians in Gaza live below the poverty line, the majority of whom are dependent on humanitarian aid.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
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Tunisia Leads the Way: New Report Exposes Israel's False Democracy In Netanyahu's mind, by the calculation of mainstream Israeli politicians, the participation of Arabs in the democratic process is a threat that must be eliminated, exactly as their increasing numbers are also a demographic threat that has to be thwarted at any cost.
Hopes for an end to the persecution of the Rohingya minority remain bleak., From GoogleImages
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"Say the Word": What the Rohingya Struggle is Really About Since August, over 650,000 members of the Rohingya community have been driven out of their homeland in Burma by a joint and systematic operation involving the military, the police and various Buddhist nationalist groups. They call it "Clearance Operations." Thousands of Rohingya have been killed in this grave act of genocide, some in most abhorrent and inhumane ways imaginable.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivers a speech during the 7th General Assembly meeting of Fatah Movement at Palestinian Prime Ministry office Mukataa in Ramallah, West Bank on November 29 2016, From ImagesAttr
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Hold your applause, Fatah, the Palestinian body politic is rotten to the core Palestinians are divided among factions, regions and clans; political favoritism, financial corruption and outright treason are eating the Palestinian body politic like an incurable cancer. Talk of "unity," "reconciliation" and "state building" is just that - talk - while Palestinians suffer their bitter existence behind checkpoints and under the boots of soldiers and the quiet - but maddening - humming of military drones.
It is time to move away from Washington and to embrace the rest of the world., From ImagesAttr
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Palestine 2017: Time to Bid Farewell to Washington and Embrace the Globe There are up to 196 illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land, in addition to hundreds of settler outposts. These settlements host up to 600,000 Jewish settlers, who were moved there in violation of international law and, in particular, the Fourth Geneva Convention. It is time to move away from Washington and to embrace the rest of the world.
Israel has been treated 'very, very badly' by the US, and Trump has a 'really great peace deal' in store., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The Trump-Netanyahu Circus: Now, No One Can Save Israel from Itself Donald Trump is not just a raving man, but a dangerous one as well. His unpredictability must worry Israel, which expects from its American benefactors complete clarity and consistency in terms of its political support. At the age of 70, Trump is incapable of being the stalwart, pro-Zionist ideologue in a way that suits Israeli interests well.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
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Courting the Global South: Will Israel Become a UN Security Council Member? Israel's strategy of elevating its status at the UN can be seen as an admission of failure of Tel Aviv's antagonistic behavior. However, if Israel wins that seat, it is likely to use the new position to strengthen its occupation of Palestine, as opposed to adhering to international law.
It is time for a new beginning., From ImagesAttr
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Palestine: It Is Time for a New Beginning What Trump has done will have terrible consequences on the region for years to come. But one of the early outcomes is that it exposed the peace process as a complete charade and the US role for what it is, neither honest nor fair. But it should also expose the Palestinian leadership, for all of its failings and corruption. It is time for a new beginning.
Students, Deah Barakat (R), his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha (not pictured) were killed by Craig Hicks on Feb 10, 2015., From ImagesAttr
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Whitewashing: The Media's Two Narratives on Terrorism When President Trump is constantly tweeting anti-Muslim propaganda, while his administration exploits every opportunity to advance anti-immigrant initiatives, the beleaguered small community of Muslims in the US can do little to stop the rising tide of Islamophobia.
Iraq was attacked by all US Presidents since George H. Bush in 1991., From ImagesAttr
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"The World is (Not) Flat": "Trumpism" is a Symptom of Decades-long Imperial Arrogance This chaos will continue to bode badly for the Arab world and Middle East region, in particular. Since Bush's disastrous war in Iraq, Obama's "pivot to Asia" and the onset of the current turmoil, the region has been in flames. Unable to offer a courageous diagnosis of the violence, the Trump administration is parroting the same old jingoism of defeating "Islamic terrorism."
Palestinian workers pray after crossing Eyal checkpoint, between the West Bank city of Qalqilya and Israel., From ImagesAttr
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Palestine's "Prayer for Rain": How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War For nearly five decades, Israel has been employing the same policies against Palestinians without much censure or meaningful action from the international community. The problem is reaching catastrophic proportions. This time, the tragedy cannot be brushed aside, for the lives and well-being of entire communities are at stake.
Corban Addison, From ImagesAttr
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Israel's Vision for the Future is Terrifying Since Donald Trump was sworn in as president of America, Israel has felt liberated from its obligation to doublespeak. For decades, Israeli officials spoke passionately about peace, and did everything in their power to hinder its attainment. Now, they simply do not care. Period.
Hamas and Fatah leaders at previous talks to end their ongoing conflict., From ImagesAttr
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Hamas and Fatah Must Transform to Speak on behalf of Palestinians For the Hamas-Fatah unity to become a true national unity, priorities would have to change entirely, where the interest of the Palestinian people -- all of them, everywhere -- would, once more, become paramount, above the interests of a faction or two, seeking limited legitimacy, fake sovereignty and American handouts.
Obama or Trump, US government will remain an Israeli ally and benefactor., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 28, 2017
Spot the Difference: Trump and Obama, in Their Own Words Despite the vastly different style -- Trump's confrontational approach compared with Obama's composed attitude -- their words promise "more of the same." The nature of the rhetoric in Donald Trump's first speech at the United Nations General Assembly was largely predictable. Even his bizarre threat to "totally destroy North Korea" was consistent with his overall style and previous warnings.
Paris Peace Conference To Force Trump's Hand, From YouTubeVideos
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Paris and the End to a Western-dominated Era in the Middle East Israel does not need to accommodate the rules of the game anymore, simply because the American "broker," himself, has lost interest. Trump understands that his country can no longer maintain policing a uni-polar world and has no interest in picking fights with regionally powerful Israel.
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Mixed Messages: Arabs Challenge Israeli Hasbara The fractured nature of the latest round of Israeli official propaganda could partly be blamed on the element of surprise. Israel, which bought into its own dehumanization of its Arab enemies for so long, couldn't fathom such scenarios as popular non-violent revolutions underway in the Middle East.
Trump tells Netanyahu the US will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel., From YouTubeVideos
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Clamoring for Israeli Approval: Trump's Election Promises Will Haunt Him Over the course of just a few days following Trump's inauguration, the Israeli government has ordered the construction of thousands of new housing units in Occupied Jerusalem. Even traditional allies of the US and Israel are alarmed by the grim possibilities resulting from the nascent Trump-Israel alliance.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Punishing the Messenger: Israel's War on NGOs Takes a Worrying Turn Working hand in hand with various western governments, Israel's official perception of the non-violent BDS movement is reaching the point of treating the civil society movement as if a criminal organization. BDS merely demands moral and legal accountably from western governments and corporations that contribute in any way to Israel's violations of human rights and international law.
Obama or Trump, US government will remain an Israeli ally and benefactor., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 4, 2017
A Blessing in Disguise? The Trump Presidency May be Better for Palestine The US blind support of Israel throughout the years has increased the latter's expectations to the point that it now anticipates US support to continue, even when Israel is ruled by extremists who are further destabilizing an already fragile and unstable region. According to Israeli logic, such expectations are quite rational.
There is little evidence to show that such 'awesomeness' will cease anytime soon., From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Whitewashing CIA Torture: "We Are (not so) Awesome" after All There can be no justification to what the US has done, not just against suspects in its global wars, but against entire nations, who were completely innocent of any involvement in any terror attacks on 11 September, prior or after that date.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, From GoogleImages
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A Common Enemy: Why Israel is Embracing Fascism in Europe Israel's ties with various far-right, neo-Nazi and fascist parties in Europe involve high-level political coordination and, in the case of Ukraine in particular, the actual supplying of weapons. Human rights groups recently petitioned the Israeli High Court to stop Israel's export of weapons to neo-Nazi groups.
ISIS is but a name that can be rebranded without notice into something entirely different., From ImagesAttr
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From Nice to the Middle East: The Only Way to Challenge ISIS After the September 11, 2001 attacks, the US' misguided responses -- invading and destroying countries -- created the very haven that have espoused today's militancy and terror. It is hardly difficult to follow the thread of ISIS' formation, the deadliest of all such groups that mostly originated from "al-Qaeda" in Iraq, itself wrought by the US invasion.
PM Netanyahu's Remarks at Weekly Cabinet Meeting, From YouTubeVideos
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Netanyahu's Corruption: How Israeli Journalists Project Israel's Crimes on to Palestinians Many of Israel's friends in western governments and corporate media have contributed to this opportunistic style of journalism; they come to the rescue when times are hard, to find ways to praise Israel and to chastise Palestinians and Arabs, even if the latter are not relevant to the discussion, whatsoever.
Ban Ki-moon, From ImagesAttr
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Ban Ki-moon's Legacy in Palestine: Failure in Words and Deeds When the UN chief is gone, he will be missed -- but certainly not by Palestinians in Gaza or refugees in Syria, or war victims in Afghanistan. But by the likes of Susan Rice, whose job was made very easy when all she needed to do was merely instruct the chief of the largest international organization on earth to do exactly as she wished and for him to gladly do so.
Israel's weapons manufacturing industry has experienced an unprecedented boom in recent years., From InText
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Technology of Death: The Not-so-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports The Middle East region, battered by wars and adjoining humanitarian crises that have left millions of people stateless, hungry and diseased, is in urgent need for peace, security, and reconstruction. Thanks to the US, Russian, French, Israeli and other weapons manufacturers, however, it is now the dumping ground for military hardware, an ominous sign for the years ahead.
Obama meeting with Trump, From WikimediaPhotos
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What Should Palestinians Expect -- Can Trump Be Any Worse? History has taught us that, when it comes to US foreign policy towards Palestine and Israel, things are likely to get worse, not better. Despite the current chasm within American society, among the media and political elites, the American love affair with Israel will continue. The ongoing war on Palestinian rights and aspirations will also linger.
Benjamin Netanyahu, From WikimediaPhotos
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Will Israeli policies change if Netanyahu leaves office? Regardless of Netanyahu's political future, Israeli policies towards Palestinians will remain unchanged, leaving Palestinians with the urgent responsibility of developing their own unified political strategy to counter the Israeli Occupation, human rights violations, and illegal Jewish settlements.
Arab Media food chain, From ImagesAttr
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Arab media withers to mockery When Al Jazeera was launched in 1996, and despite the fact that it was funded by a country that itself is not an icon of freedom of expression, a new type of competition rose between rival Arab countries. Other media soon sprang up that were also funded by rich Arabs and manned mostly by Arab intellectuals and journalists from poorer countries.
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Yemen needs a home-grown transition Although it is much less discussed than Egypt's crippling political upheaval, or even Tunisia's unfolding crisis, Yemen's predicament is in fact far more complex. It directly involves too many players, notwithstanding al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the US drone war that is unleashed from Djibouti among other places.
From youtube.com: US Migrant Caravan, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 5, 2018
From Central America to Syria: the Conspiracy against Refugees In recent years, state and gang violence -- coupled with extreme poverty -- have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras, among other countries in Central and South America. The mainstream media in the US, however, is rarely interested in the root cause of that reality.
Chapel Hill shooting,Three American Muslims murdered, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 16, 2015
Parking space terrorism: Time for action after killing of three US Muslims Hicks, we are told, killed the students "execution style" because of a dispute over parking spaces. The same way that Chris Kyle -- "The American Sniper" -- made 164 confirmed "kills," killing "savages" because that's what national heroes do. And US wars and sanctions on Iraq killed, starved and wounded millions to bring democracy to the Arabs.
Whitewashing war criminal Ariel Sharon, From ImagesAttr
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The whitewashing of Ariel Sharon Sharon spent his last eight years in a coma, but apparently not long enough for US corporate media to wake up from its own moral coma. CNN online's coverage presented Sharon as a man of heroic stature, who was forced to make tough choices for the sake of his own people. "Throughout, he was called 'The Bulldozer', a fearless leader who got things done," wrote Alan Duke.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Ahed's Generation: Why the Youth in Palestine Must Break Free from Dual Oppression Ahed and Mohammed Tamimi, along with hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children and teenagers, were born into this violent reality, and feel trapped. Their collective imprisonment is not only as a result of the perpetual military occupation of their land by Israel, but also by the fact that their leadership has orbited far away from Nabi Saleh and its tiny, struggling but brave population.
third prerequisite would have to wrangle with the question of leadership., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Nakba and the Question of "Palestinian Strategy" The Nakba, or Catastrophe, was an earth-shattering experience for the entirety of the Palestinian collective. Rarely before was a society almost entirely displaced in a relatively short period of time with such brutality and violence, followed by every possible attempt at erasing every piece of evidence, every link, every claim, every memory that the refugees affiliated with their homeland.
Mahmoud Abbas, From YouTubeVideos
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The Last "Peace Process" Warrior: Abbas Hanging by a Thread Abbas is not necessarily angry because the U.S. has betrayed its role in the "peace process." He is angry because he has, for years, perceived himself as a member in the American camp of "moderates" in the Middle East. Now, however, he matters not. The U.S. government is notorious for betraying its allies.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 24, 2012
Redefining the 'Arab Spring': Is Chaos Overtaking Revolution? The age of revolutionary romance is over. Various Arab countries are now facing hard truths. Millions of Arabs merely want to live with a semblance of dignity, free from tyranny and continuous anxiety over the future. This unromantic reality also includes outside "players," whose presence is of no positive value to genuine revolutionary movements, whether in Egypt, Syria, or anywhere else.
Benjamin Netanyahu's views on the politics and history of the Middle East, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 14, 2018
In Breach of Human Rights, Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty for Palestinians Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is escalating his war on the Palestinian people, although for reasons almost entirely related to Israeli politics. He has just given the green light to legislation that would make it easier for Israeli courts to issue death sentences against Palestinians accused of carrying out "terrorist" acts.
Eric Garner; Michael Brown; Ezell Ford. The list goes on.., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 9, 2014
"I Can't Breathe": Racism and War in America and Beyond How does one quit being the color of their own skin? Black people didn't choose to be slaves; didn't devise the Jim Crow laws; didn't construct the insurmountable system of social and economic inequality and apartheid that has been set in place for too many generations to count; they didn't design the unfair tax system that keeps the poor poor forever; or the prison system that disproportionately incarcerates black men.
Some Arabs wish to see Israel crush any semblance of Palestinian resistance., From ImagesAttr
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Fearing Political Islam: Why Arabs Betrayed Gaza If the resistance wins -- as in holding the Israeli military at bay, and achieving some of its demands -- the political discourse of the Middle East is likely to change altogether, where the weak will, once again, dare challenge the strong by demanding reforms, democracy, and threatening resistance as a realistic way to achieve such objectives.
Political pandering' - Hillary Clinton at AIPAC conference., From ImagesAttr
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US and Israeli Codependent Relationship is Not Just about Money Although recent polls have shown that younger Americans -- especially among Democratic party supporters and young Jewish Americans -- are losing their enthusiasm for Israel and its Zionist ideology -- the battle for the US to reclaim its foreign policy and a sense of morality regarding Palestine and the Middle East is likely to be long and arduous.
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Sectarianism: Redrawing the Map of Middle East The discourse that adjoined the US war was brazenly sectarian. They rearranged one of the most complex political landscapes in the world within a few weeks, based on a blueprint imagined by Washington-based "experts" with little real life experience. Not only was Iraq torn into shreds, but it was remade repeatedly to accommodate America's inept understanding of history.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel a Matter of Policy Media spin will continue to provide Israel with the needed margins to carry out its violent policies against the Palestinian people, with no moral accountability. The current disgraceful coverage of Gaza's popular protests indicates that the media's position aims at suppressing the truth on Palestine, at any cost and by any means.
Hungarian Police Repel Refugees at Serbian Border, From GoogleImages
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Europe's Iron Curtain: The Refugee Crisis is about to Worsen The debate over refugees and migrants has reached the point that it has become a source of political instability in countries like Germany. The latter is not considered a "frontline state," as in countries that are likely to be the first destination for refugees escaping war or poverty at home.
Ahed Tamimi released after eight months in jail, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 9, 2018
Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain Ahed is a symbol for a rebellious Palestinian young generation which is fed up with having no rights and no freedoms, but Abbas' shameless attempt at harnessing that symbolism to polish his image is pure exploitation.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) shakes hands with President of China Xi Jinping (R) in Beijing, China on 18 July, 2017, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2018
It Is a new era, but China's balancing act will fail in the Middle East China has maintained a consistent position in support of the Palestinian people, calling for an end to the Israeli Occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. However, Beijing's firm position regarding the rights of Palestinians, seems of little consequence to its relationship with Israel, as joint technological ventures, trade and investments continue to grow unhindered.
Yemen protester, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 17, 2014
A tale of many Yemens The US "war on terror" had in fact reached Yemen even before the war in Iraq was unleashed a few years later. Thousands of people were killed, tens of thousands were displaced. The people of the poor, divided, corruption-laden country were punished so severely for crimes they didn't commit.
Abbas with Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2015
The Good, Bad and Uncertain about Recognizing "Palestine" There has been a seismic shift in international consensus regarding Palestine, where many countries in the southern and northern hemispheres seem to ultimately agree that it is time to liberate the fate of Palestine from American hegemony. In the long run, and considering the growing rebalancing of global powers, for Palestinians, this is a good start.
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Shadow Armies: The Unseen, But Real US War in Africa The old colonial "Scramble for Africa" is being reinvented by global powers that fully fathom the extent of the untapped economic largesse of the continent. While China, India and Russia are each developing a unique approach to wooing Africa, the US is invested mostly in the military option, which promises to inflict untold harm and destabilize many nations.
Isaeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
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Apartheid Made Official: Deal of the Century is a Ploy and Annexation is the New Reality The Palestinian leadership must understand that the nature of the conflict is now changing. Conventional methods and empty statements will not slow down the Israeli push for annexation nor Tel Aviv's determination to expand its apartheid to all of Palestine.
A popular Intifada is the kind of war Netanyahu cannot possibly win., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 11, 2014
Israel awakens the Palestine it tried to crush Even if Hamas succeeded in establishing a new brand based on resistance/political model, Israel was determined to deactivate any potential for Palestinian unity. Destroying that unity became almost an obsession for Netanyahu. Because A true Palestinian unity, culminating in a massive popular Intifada is the kind of war Netanyahu cannot possibly win.
Palestinians protest in Israeli Fire Along The Gaza Border, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Gazan Gandhis: Gaza Bleeds Alone as "Liberals" and "Progressives" Go Mute Tens of thousands of protesters, raising Palestinian flags continue to hold their massive rallies across the Gaza border. Despite the high death toll and the thousands maimed, they return every day with the same commitment to popular resistance that is predicated on collective unity, beyond factionalism and politics.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 30, 2017
Pushing Gaza to Suicide: The Politics of Humiliation Between Israel's dismissal of international calls to end the siege and Palestinians' pathetic power game, Gazans are left alone, unable to move freely or live even according to the lowest acceptable living standards. The suicide rate in the Strip is at an all-time high, and despair is believed to be the main factor behind the alarming phenomena.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 21, 2011
NO Turning Back: Arab Spring Revolutions Restate Region's Priorities Despite US Disconnect As the Arab Spring continues to challenge dictators, demolish old structures and ponder roadmaps for a better future, the US remains largely committed to its failed policies, misconceptions and selfish interests of the past.
Sadr City, Baghdad., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Missing Context: "Islamic State" Sectarianism is Not Coincidental To destroy sectarian identities prevalent in the Middle East region today, the rules would have to be redesigned, not by Paul Bremer type figures, but through the creation of new political horizons. While the US-led coalition can indeed inflict much damage on IS and eventually claim some sort of victory, they will ultimately exasperate the sectarian tension that will spill over to other Middle Eastern nations.
Jeremy Corbyn leading a July 2014 demonstration against the Israeli war on Gaza., From ImagesAttr
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A Palestinian Perspective on Britain's "Anti-Semitic" Controversy By completely shutting the door on any form of criticism of Israel, Zionism, and the censure of its military behavior in the region coupled with the daily violence meted out against occupied Palestinians, Israel has expanded the definition of anti-Semitism to include whole countries, governments, international institutions and millions of independently thinking individuals the world over.
Apartheid-Wall_stretch, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Did Israel Inspire Trump's Family Separation Policy? What Americans have witnessed at their southern border in the last couple of months is what Palestinians have experienced daily at the hands of Israel for the last 70 years. The kind of separation and segregation that Palestinians endure goes even beyond the typical outcomes of war, siege and military occupation. It is something that is enshrined in Israeli law, crafted mainly to weaken, even break down Palestinian society.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 9, 2017
"Creeping Annexation": Why Israel Shelved the "Greater Jerusalem Law" While paying lip service to peace, Netanyahu has no intentions of allowing a Palestinian state to ever take shape, and is tactically working to ensure a complete physical partition between East Jerusalem and the West Bank, while, simultaneously linking major settlement blocs to Jerusalem.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 29, 2018
Netanyahu's Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars Is Over Thanks to the botched operation in Gaza which led to the killing of seven Palestinians and an Israeli army commander, Netanyahu's coalition has begun to disintegrate, merely needing a final push for it to collapse completely. It all began with the resignation of extremist Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who quit his post two days after the Gaza attack, in protest of the country's "surrender" to Palestinian Resistance.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 12, 2011
Freedom Waves Will Reach Gaza Predictably, the US government and mainstream media stood in unhinged solidarity with Israel in its latest escapade. Instead of warning Israel from harming any US citizens participating in the humanitarian mission, US State Department officials "reminded U.S. citizens that they could face civil and criminal penalties in their efforts to deliver resources to the Gaza Strip."
The rules by which US-Israeli relations are governed are perhaps the most bewildering of all foreign policies of any two countries., From ImagesAttr
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The Strange but "Stable" Alliance: US Senate Awaits Israeli Instructions Kerry has made 10 trips to the Middle East with the intention of hammering out an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Based on media reports, it seems that the potential agreement is composed in such a way that it mostly accommodates Israel's "security" whims and obsessions, including a proposal to keep eastern West Bank regions and the Jordan Valley under Israeli military control.
US must take responsibility for the mayhem it has inflicted in the Middle East., From ImagesAttr
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Obama's Admission Not Enough: US Spin on Middle East Violence Must Change America's mainstream intellectuals and journalists refuse to accept the most prevalent truth about the roots of the current crisis; that military intervention is not a virtue, that war begets chaos and violence, that military invasion is not a harbinger of a stable democracy, but invites desperately violent polices predicated on winning, regardless of the cost.
We need to listen to the Syrian people, who have been at the receiving end of death, but are yet to articulate their own aspirations for life., From ImagesAttr
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Listen to Syrians: The Media Jackals and the People's Narrative The tragedy in Syria is that the war fought in the name of the Syrian people has little to do with the rights of the Syrian people; and the voices of Syrians are either entirely neglected or used and manipulated to achieve specific political ends. And when it is all said and done, the media jackals are likely to fan the flame of some other conflict in some other place.
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Roots of the Conflict: Palestine's Nakba in the Larger Arab "Catastrophe" When Palestine -- which was promised by Britain as a national home for the Jews as early as November 1917 -- became Israel, hosting mostly Europeans settlers, the fate of the Arab region east of the Mediterranean was sealed as the ground for perpetual conflict and antagonism.
Nakba: when Israel was established, Palestine was erased., From ImagesAttr
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For Palestinians, Zionism only Means One Thing As far as Israel is concerned, any criticism of the state and its political ideology is anti-Semitic as are any demands for accountability from Israel regarding its military conducts during war.
There are many opportunists who are ready to pounce upon the current mobilization in Palestine., From ImagesAttr
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Confronting the Obvious Truth: Palestinian Authority vs. the People Established in 1994 as a transitional political body that would guide the process of Palestinian independence, the PA morphed to become a security arm that served as a first line of defense for the Israeli army, in addition to guarding its own interests. PA security forces have done a splendid job of cracking down on any dissent among Palestinians.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, From YouTubeVideos
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Early Elections: Who Will Dethrone "the King of Israel"? Netanyahu may not be a good leader, but he is certainly a cunning politician. The fact that he is gearing up for a fifth term at the helm of Israel's fractious political scene speaks volumes of his ability to survive against many odds. The right-wing creature that he has so diligently created to quash his enemies, has grown so powerful and unhinged, that even the prime minister himself can no longer control political outcomes.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) greets the new US peace envoy Martin Indyk at the State Department, From ImagesAttr
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US hands Palestine a loaded deck Netanyahu never ceases to talk about peace, as does his Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Even Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett is an ardent advocate of peace. But it is not peace that is predicated on justice or that envisaged by international and humanitarian laws. It is specifically tailored peace that would allow Israel to maintain an unmistakably racist agenda and a colonial policy of land grabbing.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the Republican National Convention from Jerusalem., From InText
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Israel's Friends at the RNC: "Christian Zionists" Dictate the Agenda of the Republican Party Both Republicans and Democrats head to the November elections with strong pro-Israel sentiments and outright support, completely ignoring the plight of occupied and oppressed Palestinians.
Plans to conquer remaining symbols of Palestinian nationhood and spirituality have finally reached Al-Aqsa., From ImagesAttr
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Israel's High-Stake Game in Al-Aqsa and Why Netanyahu May Prevail Over the years, the strategic settlement growth was complemented by the religiously-motivated expansion, championed by a vibrant movement, exemplified in the founding of Gush Emunim (Bloc of the Faithful) in 1974. Its mission was to settle legions of fundamentalists on the West Bank. Little has changed since then, save the fact that the current Israeli administration is a government of settlers.
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Lebanon haunted by ghosts of civil war It was only a matter of time before the Palestinian presence in Lebanon became politicized, thrusting a new factions into the heart of Lebanon's sectarian brawl. A weakened and fragmented Lebanon has been easy prey for Israel, which has jumped at every opportunity to invade the small country, leaving behind a trail of blood and destruction.
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Gaza's resistance paradigm As great as Gandhi was in the context of his country's struggle against colonialism, which remains a source of inspiration for many Palestinians, Palestine has its own heroes -- resisters, women and men who are engraving a legend of their own in Gaza and the rest of Palestine.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Israel's President Shimon Peres in Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014, From ImagesAttr
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Recruiting to Kill -- It Is Not Just an Israeli War on Gaza Western involvement in the war on the Palestinian people is indeed going beyond the usual and known support of funds, military technology and economic aid, to actual participation in the slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza. By preventing those who leave their countries to kill Palestinians in Gaza, less civilians are likely to be murdered.
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Starving and Broke: Yemen's Renewed "War on Terror" The US has much unfinished business in Yemen. Like other US military adventures, the focus often stays solely on military targets, without taking much notice of the larger social and political challenges in the country. Needless to say, from a Yemeni viewpoint the US must be the least attractive foreign power engaging their government.
Native American activists taking a stand in support of Palestinian rights., From ImagesAttr
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American Muslims, No Apology Necessary Long before the Trump administration's "Muslim Ban" -- banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days -- Muslims in the US have always, to varied degrees, been embattled, collectively demonized, racially profiled by government agencies and targeted in numerous hate crimes by fellow Americans.
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"Islamic State" Pretence and the Upcoming Wars in Libya It is becoming clearer that Libya, once a sovereign and relatively wealthy nation, is becoming a mere playground for a massive geopolitical game and large economic interests and ambitions... with Arab and Western powers scheming to ensure a larger share of Libya's economic wealth and strategic value. The crisis in that country is likely to escalate, if not worsen, as history has amply shown.
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A Post 'Arab Spring' Palestine Per Israeli calculations, Arab peoples are dismissible. They are a non-entity. But now Israel is forced to revisit that old calculation. Its fears that Egypt's new president, Muhammad Mursi will shun, or at least revisit the Camp David peace treaty -- signed between Egypt and Israel in 1979, with the ultimate aim of sidelining Egypt from a conflict that remains essentially "Arab" -- are well-founded.
Palestinians rally to mark anniversary of .Great March of Return.., From YouTubeVideos
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The Two Narratives of Palestine: The People Are United, the Factions Are Not The ongoing Great March of Return in Gaza is another daily example of the kind of unity for which the Palestinian people are striving. Despite heavy losses, thousands of protesters insist on their unity while demanding their freedom, Right of Return and an end to the Israeli siege.
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Eclipsing Factionalism: The Missing Story from the Gaza Protests In Gaza, the siege continues to be suffocating and deadly. Israel's decade-long blockade, combined with regional neglect and a prolonged feud between factions have all served to drive Gazans to the brink of starvation and political despair.
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My Home is Beit Daras: Our Lingering Nakba The "massacre of Beit Daras" that followed remains a subdued scream that pierces through the hearts of Badrasawis after all of these years. Those who survived became refugees and are mostly living in the Gaza Strip. Under siege, successive wars and endless strife, their Nakba -- the catastrophic ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1947-48 -- has never truly ended.
Israel war destruction, From WikimediaPhotos
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Only the Israeli Dead Matter: Israel's Failure at Investigating Its Bloody Wars Any attempt at investigating Israeli conduct will be thwarted, for Israel is a "democracy" and, for some reason, self-proclaimed democracies cannot be investigated. Only their sham investigations matter; only their dead count.
Iraqi policemen examine the remains of a car bomb in Baghdad's Sadr City, From ImagesAttr
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Iraq pays price of US sectarian meddling What the future holds is difficult to predict. The US administration is petrified by the notion of getting involved in Iraq once more. It was its original meddling, at the behest of the notorious neoconservatives who largely determined US foreign policy during George W. Bush's administration that ignited this ongoing strife in the first place.
Palestinians protest in Israeli Fire Along The Gaza Border, From YouTubeVideos
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Why Israel Feels Threatened by Popular Resistance in Palestine Gaza is being suffocated. Israel's decade-long blockade, combined with Arab neglect and a prolonged feud between Palestinian factions, have all served to drive Palestinians to the brink of starvation and political despair. Something has to give. This is about the people finding expression outside the confines of factional interests; a new strategy. This time, the world must listen.
Palestinian boys carrying Hamas and Palestinian flags in the Gaza Strip walk past graffiti showing the death of 12-year old Mohammad al-Durra, who was shot dead during Israeli-Palestinian clashes, in this October 6, 2000 file photo., From ImagesAttr
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Gaza's Resistance Will Not be Crushed In Gaza, the past and the present are intertwined. Israel is united by the same purpose: crushing anyone who dares to resist. Palestinians in Gaza are also united with a common threat: their resistance, which, despite impossible odds seems likely to intensify.
Al-Aqsa mosque, From ImagesAttr
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Political Prophecies -- Sealing the Fate of al-Aqsa The war on the mosque, which is central to the spirituality of hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world, is not simply the work of a few Jewish extremists. It is part and parcel of an Israeli government agenda which has been crystalizing in recent years and months. Next month, for example, the Israeli Knesset will vote on a motion calling for the partitioning of al-Aqsa.
Benjamin Netanyahu Israel vs. Palestine, From ImagesAttr
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Netanyahu loses plot to new Gaza reality For Netanyahu, protracted "peace talks" are a smokescreen for his illegal settlement construction project, which remains as ravenous as ever. He is confiscating occupied Palestinian land with impunity, while insisting that Israel's intentions have always been, and remain peaceful.
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Empire Trapped: The US' Unpromising Role in the New Middle East The US is now destined to live by the rules -- and redlines -- determined by Israel, whose national interests are barely concerned with the rise or demise of America. Israel only wants to ensure its supremacy in the "new" Middle East. If Iran obtains nuclear technology, Israel might have to negotiate in good faith as an equal partner to its neighbors, a circumstance that Israel abhors.
An image from social media of Egyptian military purportedly demolishing homes in Northern Sinai., From ImagesAttr
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Fighting for Survival in the Sinai: Egypt's Convenient War The National Project for the Development of the Sinai was supposed to inject $20.5 billion into Sinai infrastructure between 1995 to 2017. That proved to be just hype; a mixture of unfinished projects and robust speeches. Sinai is only remembered in national celebrations to merely further highlight the might of the military that liberated it. And now, it's demonized as a terrorist hub for the same reason.
Johannesburg presents Mandela statue to Ramallah in Palestine, From YouTubeVideos
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The Spirit of Nelson Mandela in Palestine: Is His Real Legacy Being Upheld? When Nelson Mandela said, "We know all too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians," he was not trying to be cordial or diplomatic. He meant every word. Someday, we hope that a statue of Mandela, one that represents the spirit of Resistance in Palestine, will stand tall amid the people who championed his cause and loved him most.
A Gaza mother and daughter at the Rafah border crossing., From ImagesAttr
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A Crushed Generation: Photography under Siege in Gaza Old people, unlike the young, frustrated by their confinement and yet unable to channel their anger and energy, just sit outside their homes and gaze at the passerbys. They watch their misery unfold, as they have for decades. This time however, their hardship is not only the work of Israel, but that of their Arab "brothers" as well.
US Capitol's breach, From FlickrPhotos
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By "Force and Fraud":: Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine? A country that has assigned itself the role of the defender of democracy worldwide, now stands unable to defend its own democracy at home.
Only the Palestinian people can tell us when they are ready for an intifada., From ImagesAttr
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Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine? For years, many journalists have busied themselves asking or trying to answer questions regarding the anticipated Third Intifada. Some did so in earnest, others misleadingly. But most of them, using a supercilious approach to understanding the Palestinian collective, failed to understand what an uprising is in the first place.
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Europe's Odd Policy In Palestine Without US and European funding it would have been nearly impossible for Israel to build settlements and transfer more half a million Israelis over the years to live on stolen Palestinian land, in violation of numerous international laws including the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israel is unrelenting and seems to have no regards whatsoever for any country or any relevant international law.
Israel soldiers attacking worshipers at Haram al-Sharif., From ImagesAttr
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Praying for Freedom: Why Is Israel Silencing the Call for Prayer in Jerusalem? Banning the call for prayer is merely a reminder of Israel's domination over the wounded Holy City, and a message that Israel's control exceeds that of tangible existence, into every other sphere. Israel's version of settler colonialism is almost unprecedented. It does not simply seek control, but complete supremacy.
We either live in dignity together or continue to perish alone, warring tribes and grief-stricken nations., From ImagesAttr
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Forget Daesh: Humanity is at Stake Those who orchestrated the war on Iraq and those feeding the war in Syria and arming Israel cannot be vindicated. The crux of the matter: we either live in dignity together or continue to perish alone, warring tribes and grief-stricken nations. This is not just about indiscriminate bombing -- our humanity, in fact, the future of the human race is at stake.
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Putin does Americans a Middle East favor The anger directed at Putin's article has a lot less to do with Putin's own legacy as a leader, and much more to do with the frustration that new players in the Middle East are now successfully involved in a "game" that has for decades been dominated by if not reserved for Western powers and their allies.
Israeli soldiers patrol in the search for three Jewish settlers in Hebron., From ImagesAttr
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Missing Settlers Become Weapons in a War on Unity For Israel, all of this is creating the necessary distraction needed to ensure the downfall of the unity government, and the postponement of any discussion pertaining to the return to peace talks. For Netanyahu, it is a win-win situation. It is not easy to imagine the attainment of real unity. Meanwhile, Netanyahu will continue to push with all of his might to guarantee Palestinian failure.
In the last four decades, the 'peace process' became an American diplomatic staple in the region., From ImagesAttr
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Kerry's Looming Deadline and the Peace Process Industry As the US-imposed April 29 deadline for a "framework" agreement between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority looms, time is also running out for the American administration itself. The Obama administration must now conjure up an escape route to avoid a political crisis if the talks are to fail, as they surely will.
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Iranians in Latin America Spook US The issue for Israel and its US conduits is entirely political. Iran is indeed expanding its political and diplomatic outreach, but entirely through legal and official means, something that the US has failed to do since The Monroe Doctrine gave the US exclusive hegemony over Latin America starting in December 1823.
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Iraqi women endure Abu Ghraib legacy Absent are the voices of the same women's groups, intellectuals and feminists who seem to be constantly distressed by traditional marriage practices in Yemen, for example, or the covering up of women's faces in Afghanistan. There is little, if any, uproar and outrage, when brown women suffer at the hands of Western men and women, or their cronies, as is the situation in Iraq.
Like the US under Bush, France is masking its wars under the slogan of fighting terror., From ImagesAttr
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Lessons that Hollande Failed to Learn from W. Bush Like drugs, a warlord is dependent on war and can only be sustained and validated by it. Hollande is a warlord in the western sense, what Americans refer to as "a war president." But as Bush's notorious legacy has proven, while war-induced fear and vain patriotism may keep a leader in office long enough, the terrible consequences of unchecked violence shall be felt for many years to come.
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Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on "IS" It is the lack of political prospects, and the smothering of any attempt at freedom and fair economic opportunity, that lead to extremist violence in the first place. As long as this reality remains intact, "IS" will tragically find new recruits, latch on to local militant groups, and continue to expand into new borders -- and even darker horizons.
Teargas fired by israeli forces at a Palestinian protest, From ImagesAttr
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Of course, it is an intifada: This is what you must know Palestinians are protesting because they experience daily humiliation and have to endure the unrelenting violence of occupation. Moreover, they feel a total sense of betrayal by their leadership, which is corrupt and co-opted. So they rebel, and attempt to mobilize and sustain their rebellion for as long as they can, because they have no horizon of hope outside their own action.
DC Capitol Insurrection, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 25, 2021
The "Insurrection" and Its Discontents: "American Exceptionalism" Revisited History is being written in the United States today. Even the most pessimistic about the prospects of American democracy have rarely ventured out this far while offering a bleak analysis of America's future.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, From YouTubeVideos
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Why we must transcend the Clinton-Sanders debate: The Middle East in US foreign policy While US administrations change their tactics, infuse their doctrines and adapt to various political conditions, wherever they intervene in the world, massive, complex disasters follow. The country has also descended into a "state of nature" type of chaos, where extreme violence meted out by militant brutes and managed by western-backed politicians, have taken reign.
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Syria as a Game-Changer: US Political Impotence in the Middle East It is most telling that over two years after the Syrian uprising-turned bloody civil war, the US continues to curb its involvement by indirectly assisting anti-Bashar al-Assad regime opposition forces, through its Arab allies and Turkey. Even its political discourse is indecisive and often times inconsistent.
Omar, 7, fresh from surgery held at an Israeli checkpoint., From ImagesAttr
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Omar and the Checkpoint: Everyday a Nightmare Jewish settlers are rarely aware of how their presence in occupied land constitutes a violation of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. They live in government subsidized housing, connected through a very costly road system--preserved for "Jews only" back to Israel--enjoy numerous perks, ones that even those living in Israel cannot access.
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The Children Are Still Dying: Violence is Not News he dead, before they were killed, were people with names and faces. They were fascinating individuals in their own right, deserving of life, rights and dignity. Many are children, who knew nothing of Iraq's political disputes, invited by US wars and occupation and fomented by those who feed on sectarianism.
'Abbas' agenda is entirely personal, entirely elitist and entirely corrupt.', From ImagesAttr
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Palestine's Crisis of Leadership: Did Abbas Destroy Palestinian Democracy? The crisis of leadership throughout Palestinian history did not start with Mahmoud Abbas and will, regrettably, be unlikely to end with his departure. Although Abbas has, perhaps, done more damage to the credibility of the Palestinian leadership than any other leader in the past, he is also a by-product of a process of political fraud that started much earlier than his expired Presidency.
THE FASCIST (Donald Trump), From YouTubeVideos
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Politics Not as Usual: Is This the Age of American Fascism? Even the Republican Party establishment is now dumbfounded by the Frankenstein monster it has itself created or, at least, allowed to be born. It is a Republican "civil war" as described by USA Today, and the panic over a Trump nomination is resurrecting old figures from their slumber, all trying to slow down the uncontrollable demagoguery that has afflicted their party.
Do not ever kneel. Do not ever kiss a hand. Don't give anyone the satisfaction to exploit your pain., From ImagesAttr
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Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another Political division may, at times, dominate Palestinian society, but we will always be united by the fact that we are refugees with a common cause: going home. While, for the Palestinians of Yarmouk near Damascus, being a refugee is a matter of life and death -- often by starvation -- for the larger Palestinian collective, the meaning of the word has become more involved: it has been etched onto our skin forever.
Rim Banna and Palestine war, From YouTubeVideos
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Rim Banna and the Cultural War that Palestinians Must Win Music unites Palestinians when politicians fail. In fact, while for years the collective calls for "Palestinian unity" has gone unheeded, Palestinian music has continued to bring Palestinians closer. Deep-rooted Palestinian culture is what makes Palestinians who they are, a people with a unique and lucid identity, despite 70 years of exile, ethnic cleansing, sieges, numerous borders and wanton killings.
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Time to End the "Hasbara": Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story After over two decades of the failure of the so-called "peace process," and the rapid increase in the colonization of the Occupied Territories in addition to the extreme violence used to achieve these ends, many Palestinians are waking up to the painful facts. There can be no freedom for the Palestinian people without unity and without resistance.
Sebastia is a Palestinian village of over 4,500 inhabitants,located in the Nablus Governorate of the West Bank some 12 kilometers northwest of the city of Nablus., From FlickrPhotos
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Expansion and Mass Eviction: Israel 'Takes Advantage' of Trump's Remaining Days in Office Expansion and Mass Eviction: Israel 'Takes Advantage' of Trump's Remaining Days in Office.
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Spring in the steps of Arab revolt Asking if the Arab revolutions have failed is asking the wrong question. Arab revolts have "failed" only according to our hyped expectations and erroneous understanding of history. While it is still too early to call "success," the Arab Spring has introduced factors that challenge the way countries are ruled.
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Brotherhood Turns Back On Gaza For several months now and notably since the deadly August 5 attack in Sinai by unknown assailants--which killed 16 Egyptian border guards--the Egyptian army has actively been destroying Gaza's tunnels. Without tunnels, and no real, long-term alterative, Gaza will delve deeper into poverty and the crisis will likely reach unprecedented levels.
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Why is Trauma Missing from Syria Refugee Debate? Unlike common wisdom, exile for Palestinians is not specific in time or space, but a cyclical process that is experienced by every single Palestinian, even those who would declare that they have no intentions of returning to Palestine. Syrian refugees are now taking the first step towards their own journey of exile. Collective traumas do not magically end with the signing of political agreements.
It is safe to say that after five years of war in Syria, the conflict is entering a new phase., From ImagesAttr
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Federalism is a Pandora's Box; if Syria Succumbs to It, Others Will Follow Considering how grisly the Syrian war has been in these past few years, federalism might not strike many as a dreadful possibility, but it is. Arab countries are historically an outcome of Western and foreign meddling that divided the region in accordance to strategic interests and convenience. That "divide and rule" mindset has never been vanquished; indeed, it has been strengthened under the American occupation of Iraq.
The choices for Hamas are stark as it faces both criticism and praise for its shift in tactics, From ImagesAttr
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Mending "axis of resistance": Hamas goes back to square one The Islamic Resistance Movement is once again facing difficult choices, and it seems to be choosing a cautious return to its old camp of Iran and Hezbollah. The maneuver this time is particularly risky. For Hamas and Palestinian resistance in Gaza, it is a mere matter of survival.
Remains of Tel Zaatar camp., From ImagesAttr
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Is There A Plot to Depopulate Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon? Although Trump's plan is yet to be revealed fully, early indications suggest that it intends to remove Jerusalem entirely from any future discussions or agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Trump's own assertion that "Jerusalem is off the table" confirm this assumption.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 31, 2016
Intifada for Dummies: Why a Popular Uprising Is Yet to Take Off? This might be the most difficult Intifada yet; for never before did Palestinians find themselves so leaderless, yet so ready to break free. The outcome of this tension, will not only define this whole generation, as it defined my generation of the 1987 Intifada, but it will define the future of Palestine altogether.
Hundreds Of People Are Stuck On A Migrant Rescue Boat After Italy Shut Its Ports, From YouTubeVideos
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Stop the Wars to End the Refugee Crisis Europe is facing its most significant refugee crisis since World War Two. All attempts at resolving the issue have failed, mostly because those charged with doing so have ignored the root causes of the problem. Until this fact is recognized by EU governments, the flow of refugees will continue, raising political tension and contributing to the tragic loss of lives of innocent people, whose only desire is simple survival.
J.K.Rowling, From YouTubeVideos
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Co-Existence With Apartheid? For J.K. Rowling, even non-violent acts of encountering Israel's ongoing massacres in Gaza and the military occupation in the West Bank are excessive. "Cultural boycotts singling out Israel are divisive and discriminatory, and will not further peace," reads the letter she signed.
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More Than a Bribe: Obama Surrenders Palestinian Rights What happens now that Obama has finally shown he really is no different from his predecessors? That the United States has lost control of its own foreign policy in the Middle East? That, frankly, Netanyahu has proved more resilient, more steadfast, and more resourceful than the American president?
Israelis kill Palestinians, From YouTubeVideos
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The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World Dehumanizing Palestinians -- describing them as "beasts," "cockroaches," or treating them as dispensable inferiors -- has historically been a common denominator in Israeli society, uniting Jews from various political, ideological and religious backgrounds.
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Defined by Nakba and Exile: The Complex Reality of "Home" for Palestinians The study of Palestinian exile, and the collective aspiration of the Palestinian people when it comes to their right of return is far more complex than a simple question that can be addressed based on a "Yes" or "No" answer. Nor is it a matter that is open for political negotiations.
The spirit of Gaza is the spirit of Mu'in Bseiso: beautiful, poetic, tortured, strong, undying, and loving., From ImagesAttr
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Gaza: Resistance Through Poetry True, the wars have devastated Gaza and the siege is severely diminishing its ability to develop the massive and promising human capital it has. But it has not disfigured its essence, or lessened its humanity. Gaza remains a place of poets, artists, dabka dancers and untamable spirits of utterly resilient and refreshingly stubborn people.
Why the Israel-Palestine Issue is Important, From ImagesAttr
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The "Stable" West Bank Dilemma -- Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling Palestinians should be leading their own revolution until they achieve their full rights and freedom. This is not a call for violence, but a natural human course. And as long as the West Bank is "stable," Palestinians will never achieve their freedom, for submission achieves no rights; only resistance does.
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Neocon 'shock and awe': the rise of redefined Arabs The studious neoconservatives at the Foreign Policy Initiative and elsewhere must be experiencing an intellectual "shock and awe," even as they continue in their quest to control the wealth and destiny of Arabs. Arab societies, however, have risen with a unified call for freedom. The call is now too strong to be muted.
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The Reductionist View of an Intifada The nature of the current uprising in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem is testament to a pent-up anger of an entire generation that grew up behind walls and checkpoints. They are fighting two separate enemies -- the occupation army and their own oppressive leadership.
Palestinian prisoners have, without question, demonstrated their tenacity and ability to devise ways to resist the Israeli occupier throughout the years., From Uploaded
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The Unfinished Gaza War: What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners Considering the direct impact of the situation in Israeli prisons on the collective psyche of all Palestinians, any more reckless steps by Netanyahu, Erdan and their IPS goons will soon result in greater collective resistance, a struggle that Israel cannot easily suppress.
Israeli Flag, From FlickrPhotos
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Why BDS Cannot Lose: A Moral Threshold to Combat Racism in Israel The main objective behind BDS, an entirely non-violent movement that is championed by civil society across the globe, is not to punish ordinary Israelis, but to raise awareness of the suffering of Palestinians and to create a moral threshold that must be achieved if a just peace is ever to be realized.
Relatives mourn the death of 18-month-old Ali Dawabshe, after he was killed in an arson attack by Jewish settlers., From ImagesAttr
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The Palestinian Bubble and the Burning of Toddler, Ali Dawabsha Israel's impunity is encouraged by many factors, including US-Western backing and the lack of international will to hold Israel -- Government, army and settlers -- accountable for their crimes. But that impunity is also encouraged by the Palestinian leadership itself, which lives in a massive political and economic bubble in Ramallah, in the West Bank.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 19, 2011
'Theater of the Absurd': Netanyahu and His Endgame in Palestine The illegal colonies dotting the Palestinian landscape, in violation of many UN resolutions, are funded by US money. The Wall is also largely an American investment. Yes, in fact, the entire Israeli colonial project would have been unfeasible without US funding, political backing and the silencing of any country that tried to challenge this iniquitous paradigm.
Waiting for Abbas to articulate a stronger, more convincing message is also a waste of time., From ImagesAttr
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Palestine after Abbas: The Future of a People at Stake The PA was the outcome of the now practically defunct Oslo "peace process," which was negotiated by Abbas and a few others in secret with Israel, at the behest of the late Palestinian Fatah leader, Yasser Arafat. The whole initiative was founded on secrecy and deceit and was signed without taking the Palestinian people into account.
Egypt on one hand and Me on the other, From ImagesAttr
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Shifting Priorities: The Rise and Fall of Arab Revolutionary Discourse Strange how intellectual discussion concerning the so-called "Arab Spring" has almost entirely shifted in recent years - from one concerning freedom, justice, democracy and rights in general, into a political wrangle between various antagonist camps. The people, who revolted across various Arab countries are now marginalized in this discussion, and are only used as fodders -- killers and victims ...
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At 80, Failed Abbas is Probed, Derided and Scapegoated Israel's propensity to maintain its violent occupation cannot be blamed on Abbas. It is Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his right wing coalition that should be blamed squarely for the Occupation, the mistreatment and humiliation of Palestinians on a daily basis. However, such truth should not detract from Abbas' terrible legacy and ongoing misconduct.
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Gaza Held Hostage To Egypt's Turmoil While many in Egypt fully understand that finding a dignified and lasting resolution to the humiliation experienced by Palestinians in Gaza is a must, as they remain confined to a tiny space with no political horizon in sight, some media pundits are callously fanning the flames against the Gaza population and their government.
Palestinian refugee children attend a kite festival organized by UNRWA., From ImagesAttr
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Ramadan, Socialism and the Neighbor's Beat-up Car Ramadan always takes me back to the refugee camp in Gaza, no matter where I am in the world. And when a TV sheikh preaches about what Ramadan is or is not about, I often reflect on what Ramadan has meant to me and my peers in the refugee camp. It was not about feeling the brunt of the poor, for we all were poverty-stricken. It was about sharing the hardships of life, a communal struggle against one's own weaknesses.
Middle East on the Brink: Gaza on fire., From YouTubeVideos
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Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches Are Also Burning Hundreds of Palestinian houses of worship were targeted by the Israeli military in previous wars, most notably in 2008-9 and 2012. But the 2014 war was the most brutal and most destructive yet. Thousands were killed and more injured. Nothing was immune to Israeli bombs. According to Palestine Liberation Organization records, 63 mosques were completely destroyed and 150 damaged in that war alone.
Over 25,000 Palestinians in Gaza have registered as humanitarian cases to use the crossing, From ImagesAttr
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Open Rafah Now: Siege on Gaza is a Cruel and Political Failure Although Gazans are still being referred to as "brothers," there is nothing brotherly in the way they are being treated -- 25,000 humanitarian cases are languishing in Gaza, waiting to be allowed access to treatment in Egypt or in other Arab and European countries. These ill Palestinians should not be used as political fodder in a turf war which is not of their making.
Palestinian homes destroyed by Israel, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Next onslaught in Gaza: Why the status quo is a precursor for war It is difficult to imagine that another war is not looming. Israel's strategic, political and military tactics, as it stands today, will not allow Gaza to live with a minimal degree of dignity. On the other hand, the history of Gaza's resistance makes it impossible to imagine a scenario in which the Strip raises a white flag and awaits its allotted punishment.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 19, 2010
Insisting on Their Humanity: 'The Plight of the Palestinians' This insistence on one's humanity has been the key strength which has allowed the Palestinian people to preserve their struggle and resistance before the wicked arm of occupation and oppression for nearly 63 years.
But if biases are a must, it should be biases for the right reasons: Human rights. Conflict resolution. Peace., From ImagesAttr
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Middle East Reporting: The Need for Honest Journalism It is a sad era where many journalists are for sale at the moment, ready to lend their pens to the highest bidder. The story presented to the world has, at times, nothing at all to do with the reality on the ground, but it is simply a mosaic of stereotype, hearsay, and babblings from privileged officials who have no understanding of the plight of their people.
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Hawking And A Brief History Of Boycotts On the very day that Hawking's decision to boycott the conference was announced, the "civil administration" in Israel agreed to the construction of 296 new housing units in the illegal settlement of Beit El, thus entrenching military occupation and ethnic cleansing.
Mohammed Allan:
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The Logic of Hunger Striking Palestinians: When Starvation Is a Weapon The issue of hunger strikes should not be seen as a battle within Israeli jails, but as part and parcel of the Palestinian people's fight against military occupation. What all of these former hunger strikers seem to have in common is their insistence that their battles were never concerned with the freedom of individuals only, but of an entire group of desperate, oppressed and outraged people.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 4, 2013
How Turkey's Regional Ambitions Crumbled There was a link between the growing influence of Turkey among Arab and Islamic countries and Turkey's challenge to Israel's violent behavior in Palestine and Lebanon, and its rattling against Syria and Iran. Turkey's return to its political roots was unmistakable, yet interestingly, was not met by too strong an American response.
Great March of Return is a turning point in Palestinian collective memory., From YouTubeVideos
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Great March of Return is Palestinians' Cry for Justice The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30 last year, are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implement the right of return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years ago.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 2, 2010
The Lobby vs America While Jewish communities in the US may not be united in their support of the largely rightwing and hawkish Zionist lobby groups, both major political parties in the US and all branches of the government stand in complete support of Israel.
Sometimes despair and hope go hand in hand., From ImagesAttr
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Palestinian Unity: Hope and Gloom in the Beach Refugee Camp The Americans are in agreement with Israel, as has always been the case. Scenes in Gaza tell of much hope and rejoicing, but it is a repeated scene of past agreements that have failed. Sometimes despair and hope go hand in hand. The impoverished place has served as a battlefield for several wars and a continued siege. It is aching for a glimmer of hope.
Herzog is contributing to the 'good Labor-bad Likud' routine that the Israeli ruling class have played for decades., From ImagesAttr
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"Good Labor - Bad Likud": Dispelling the Myth of "Democracy" within Israel's Political Establishment Few, with good conscience, can claim that Netanyahu and his partners -- Moshe Yaalon, Naftali Bennet and Shaked, among others -- are icons of democracy, any democracy, however lacking. In fact, a new draft in the Knesset, which is in the process of becoming a law, proposes to punish any Israeli organization that dares question Israel's behavior and undemocratic practices.
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Netanyahu, Abbas Back To Square None President Barack Obama's administration, besieged by a dysfunctional congress at home, is barely relevant in the Middle East anymore, with Russia, France, Britain, Turkey, and even China making headway. Resuming the "peace process" is necessary to give the US a chance to claim leadership in a leaderless region.
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Hamas at 25: Beyond the tired language Anyone who Israel perceives as an enemy is instantly dehumanized and presented with crude and inane language. Social media help correct the imbalance to a degree, although also contributing to the polarization: a Palestinian thus becomes either a cold-blooded terrorist or a would-be martyr, bad or good, pro-US or pro-Iran, and so on.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 10, 2010
'Dying to Win': Newt Gingrich's 'Terrorism' Gingrich could not have formulated a better entrance to the foreign policy debate than to position himself as America's savior - not only from the terrorists, whoever they are, and wherever they are - but also from America's incompetent leadership since the attacks of September 11, 2001.
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The Arab Turmoil: Where Do We Stand? Egypt is now taking its first steps towards becoming another Algeria during the civil war. Do the coup leaders truly understand the repercussions of what they have done? One thing is for sure, the old Middle East paradigm, of powerful elites backed by formidable allies, oppressing weak, dismissible peoples, is unlikely to be resurrected. There will be more blood, but a return to the past is surely a thing of the past.
Palestinians do not revolt when
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Reclaiming Palestine: How Israeli Media Misread the Intifada The Israeli argument is, as has always been the case, narrow-minded in its view of history, or it conveniently applies history to fit whatever political argument Israeli officials or mouthpieces deem handy. Just a few weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, absolved the Nazis from the idea behind the Holocaust and pinned the blame on the Palestinian Mufti instead.
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Oslo Dead but Still Matters: Abbas's Village Leagues and Palestinian Silence The Palestinian delegation did return to real recently renewed peace talks after Israeli forces' raided a refugee camp in north Jerusalem on August 26, killing three. This was not the only lethal Israeli attack to take place during "peace talks," and it will not likely be the last.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Rebranding Iraq War is not about numbers and dates. It's about people, their rights, their freedom and their future. Re-branding the army and the war will provide none of this for grief-stricken and vulnerable Iraqis. The fact is, no one has won this war. And the occupation is anything but over.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2010
An Odyssey for Justice The valiant peace warriors of Viva Palestina have truly set new standards for how far a peace and justice activist is willing to go to back up his/her words with actions. Many millions around the world watched historic odyssey -- despite the mainstream media's shameless disregard of the unfolding drama.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2009
Gaza and the Language of Power Once again, Israel is resorting to its traditional propaganda (such as equating Palestinians with Nazis), drawing on people's historical sympathies, guilt and ignorance of false analogies. And once again, it is the brute logic that "might makes right" pursued by those with the bigger guns, that continues to menace the Middle East, with Gaza being the most devastating example.
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Hungry For Freedom In Guantanamo Eighty-six of the 166 Guantanamo detainees have been designated for release, but lack of resolve on the part of the administration, obstacles by Congress and a general lack of interest in the plight of these men, has left Guantanamo a human-rights abomination that is still open for business 11 years later.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 27, 2010
Karzai's Washington Visit: The War Awaiting Kandahar Let's face it, the US war in Afghanistan was never morally grounded and it never could be, either, not unless the militant mindset that governs US foreign policy somehow acquires a complete overhaul.
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Palestinians Must Find "True" Voice Palestinians are neither potential "martyrs" nor potential "terrorists." They are people who are being denied basic human rights, who have been dispossessed from their lands and are grievously mistreated. They have resisted for over six decades and they will continue to resist until they acquire their fundamental human rights.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 18, 2009
The Lobby Within Why is the man who leads the world's only superpower proving not only incapable of achieving what should be a practicable feat, but also going so far as to hinder the efforts of other parties to simply recognize Palestinian rights or pinpoint Israeli injustices?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 22, 2007
Racism and War: Overcoming Us and Them Racism is, among many things, convenient. It provides simplified, definite and ready-to-serve answers to complex and compounded questions. Racists, in turn, come from all walks of life; their motivation and the root causes behind their contemptible views of others may differ, but the outcome of these views is predictably the same-- racial discrimination, social and political oppression, religious persecution and war.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 11, 2008
Basra Battles: Barely Half the Story the tide has turned so fast in Iraq, whereby the new enemy is now largely Shia, and one which envisions a unified and free Iraq which controls its own resources; that Iran's influence in Iraq has morphed to the point of guaranteeing a win-win situation, while the US is playing with a lot fewer cards; that US firepower has proven less effective than ever, and that the upcoming elections could create a nightmare scenario
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Re-Interpreting Iraq: Propaganda Campaign Underway To their credit, top US Pentagon officials cautioned journalists and the public, since the Iraq war's early days, that the dissemination of misinformation would be a vital weapon in their war strategy. Needless to say, they have certainly held true to their word.
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Aljazeera: The Plot thickens The launch of Aljazeera International on November 15, the English arm of Aljazeera Satellite Television was hardly an ordinary event. It was another notable addition to the growing global efforts aimed at counterbalancing American-European domination over world media...

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