If Gandhi had been in Palestine, he'd probably be undergoing torture now

On Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 in News.

Latest News, Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, February 8th, 2010 Late last night Occupation forces raided the Stop the Wall offices in Ramallah. Some 10 military jeeps, hummers and an armoured bus surrounded the building as soldiers searched rooms, turning the office upside down and confiscating computer hard disks, laptops, and video cameras along with paper documents, CDs, and video cassettes. Part of the mounting repression of the anti-Wall movement, this attack on the Campaign offices comes after the arrests


Masta Obama Brings the Plantation to Palestine

On Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Jon Elmer in Bethlehem Allegations of misconduct have been made against Palestinian security services [GALLO/GETTY] Abu Abdullah has never been charged with a crime, but he has been arrested by Palestinian security forces so many times in the past two years that he has lost count. He has been arrested at work, in the market, on the street, and, more than once, during violent raids by masked men who burst into his home and seized him in front of


Etiology of mental illness

On Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

From the latest issue of Middle East International From Ian Williams In January, Canada stopped contributing to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). It is the latest in a series of decisions that have seen Ottawa ‘out-Israeling’ Washington. It had previously stopped funding KAIROS (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives), an NGO that had been supporting human rights groups in Israel and the Occupied Territories. In each case, the government of Stephen Harper seemed to be responding to, or rather


One Israeli who hasn't lost his mind (or sense of humor)

On Monday, February 8th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Assaf Gefen wonders whether Israel does hide something in respect to Gaza War Assaf Gefen Published: 02.08.10, 00:06 / Israel Opinion A year after it ended, Operation Cast Lead in Gaza looks like the Jim Morrison of wars – a short operation whose effect and myth keep growing after its death. Months after it was published, the Goldstone Report still holds the top spot in the best seller list of Israel’s headaches. It’s clear to everyone that it won’t be


SOMEONE WORTH LISTENING TO

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

Victor Kattan — Teaching Fellow at the Center for International Studies and Diplomacy at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies — is currently in the US on a tour to promote his new book From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1891-1949. This is an elegant and forceful narrative by a young Palestinian scholar. –Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former UN Secretary-General Readers, whatever their view of the Arab-Israeli conflict, will appreciate this lucid and scholarly


Shlaim on Blair

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

It’s more than a year since Israel launched its immoral attack on Gaza and Palestinians are still living on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. So what has Tony Blair done to further peace in the region? Virtually nothing, argues the historian Avi Shlaim The savage attack Israel ­unleashed against Gaza on 27 December 2008 was both immoral and unjustified. Immoral in the use of force against civilians for political purposes. Unjustified because Israel had a political alternative to the


Please post under: In landmark revision of Rome Statute, International Criminal Court Lists Elie Wiesel alongside Apartheid as a Crime Against Humanity

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

NEW YORK – More than 40 Nobel Prize winners from various countries have added their signatures to a full-page ad denouncing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that is due to be published in The New York Times and International Herald Tribune in the next few days. The ad, initiated by 1986 Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel, condemns Iran’s severe human rights violations and warns that Iran’s nuclear program is a danger to humanity. The ad is part of Wiesel’s worldwide campaign



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