With Friends Like These

On Friday, January 26th, 2018 in Voices.

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi that he would accept US mediation of the peace process, Arab48.com reported yesterday. Abbas accepted this on the condition that he is part of the international effort. An unnamed Palestinian source said: “Abbas told Al-Sisi that he accepts the return of US mediation even without the abolition of the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.” […] Palestinian sources said that the EU

Remembering Gaza’s Slow Death in Isolation

On Monday, January 22nd, 2018 in Voices.

Haunting Memories From Cast Lead Never Left Me RECOMMENDED: GAZA: AN INQUEST INTO ITS MARTYRDOM The morning of 27 December 2008 was as any other. My 14-year-old self put on a worn pale-blue school uniform, prepared my heavy bag and ran – late as usual – to catch the bus. The bus stopped near my home in the Tal al-Hawa area of Gaza City, and there was the normal hubbub. Schoolchildren were crossing the road, young kids were crowding by the bus,

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