Comrade Musa, a saint!

On Saturday, March 6th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Gideon Levy Musa Abu Hashhash could not hold back his tears. We have worked with this devoted field worker from B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, for years. Never before had we seen him cry. But this week he broke down and wept after a visit to the widow of Fayez Faraj, his aged, broken-hearted mother, and his 10 distraught orphans, aged 2 to 18. Fayez Faraj was the last person who might


Another memorable email exchange

On Saturday, March 6th, 2010 in News.

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 11:52 AM, David Powell <davidp37@me.com>> wrote: I had not heard of you until recently. What a misfortune! I cannot imagine what kind of evil mind you must have to spend so much time and effort buying the Arab propaganda. I’m quite sure that you must feel that Antisemitism is all brought on by the Jews themselves. How can it be that a tiny country is the source of all the world’s problems? What accounts


More on Prague

On Saturday, March 6th, 2010 in News.

Norman Finkelstein se dlouhodobě věnuje izraelsko-palestinskému konfliktu a zneužívání holocaustu. Narodil se roce 1953 v židovské rodině ve Spojených státech. Oba jeho rodiče přežili nacistické koncentrační tábory. Jejich osud byl jednou z motivací, proč se začal věnovat zneužívání holocaustu: „…měl jsem pocit, že si zaslouží, aby s nimi bylo zacházeno lépe než jako s nástrojem k vydírání a záminkou k ospravedlnění amerických a izraelských válek a agresí.“ Na Princetonské univerzitě získal Norman Finkelstein doktorát z politických věd. Během své akademické


Haiti and Gaza

On Friday, March 5th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Jamie Stern-Weiner The contrast between the response of our political and intellectual classes to the devastation in Haiti on the one hand and the “humanitarian implosion” in Gaza on the other is striking. There was no star-studded ‘Hope for Gaza’ benefit gig last year when US-backed Israeli forces systematically pounded Gaza’s civilian infrastructure to rubble, killing some 1,400 people in the process. I have yet to witness Anderson Cooper descend upon the streets of Rafah, angelic choirs heralding his arrival,


Israel on Trial

On Friday, March 5th, 2010 in News.

The first session of The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RTP) has found European Union member States to be in Breach of International and internal European Union Law with respect to the protection of Palestinian human rights. Full findings here: http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.org/article-findings-first-session-of-russell-tribunal-on-palestine-barcelona-session-45974035.html The jury, comprised of eminent legal experts and human rights defenders heard two days of reports from international experts and witnesses on the issues of: – the principle of respect for the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination; –


Shaykh Nasrallah Speaks!

On Friday, March 5th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

First I would like to express my felicitations to you and to the whole Islamic nation on the anniversary of the birthday of the Seal of Prophets and the Master of messengers Abi Al Qassem Mohammad Bin Abdullah (Peace be upon him) and also on the anniversary of the birthday of his grandson Imam Jaafar Bin Mohammad Assadeq and on the anniversary and occasion of the Week of Islamic Unity which was announced thirty years ago by Imam Khomeini (May


Worth reading

On Thursday, March 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Judging from articles written by both Israelis and Palestinians, the next intifada is already in the air. They are predicting it is on the way and the most punctilious know it will be “popular.” Bil’in and Na’alin are perceived as its models. Some Palestinians are guessing it will first erupt in Jerusalem. There, the constant clash between a dispossessing first world and a misery-stricken world is palpable, and the presence of the discriminatory regime is particularly violent because of the


Deutschland Uber Alles

On Thursday, March 4th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Ali Fathollah-Nejad Norman Finkelstein, an internationally renowned scholar of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, was due to talk about the state of the decades-old conflict and the situation in Gaza one year after the Israeli assault last week in Munich and Berlin. As part of a European speaking tour which would have led him to Germany for the first time since 2002, Finkelstein has been invited to speak in Prague at a number of prestigious institutions, such as the Institute of



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