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,

UK Labour Party Conference or Nuremberg Rally? Assessing the Evidence

On Friday, October 13th, 2017 in Voices.

IT WAS DIFFICULT to ascertain on the basis of media reports whether Brighton played host this month to a Labour Party conference or a Nuremberg rally. This article investigates claims of antisemitism at the Labour conference and finds them to be without factual basis. The 2017 Labour Party conference was a success for supporters of the Palestinian struggle for self-determination. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn snubbed a reception held by Labour Friends of Israel, a group which lobbies for close UK-Israel relations,

An Eye for an Eye! A Gazan Toothpick for an Israeli Rain of Rockets

On Thursday, August 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized, Voices.

Last night, Jihadists groups in Gaza launched another “toothpick rocket” on Ashkelon-Israel, and Israel later in the night responded by targeting Hamas facilities. “The sky was lit up in the middle of absolute darkness” my sister told me, but fortunately, no casualties were reported on the Israeli side, and only one middle-level injury was reported in Gaza. “We were watching Guardians of the Galaxy, when the airstrike interrupted. We froze in place for a minute, and then we continued watching the movie. It’s nothing

Dear lord… Please Have Mercy on Gaza!

On Friday, July 7th, 2017 in Voices.

Gaza has roughly the same size of Malta, but quadruple the population. Long time ago, the two lands were slightly similar  in their Mediterranean atmosphere and inordinate ambition. Now, and after three major wars that have sat the city hundred years backwards, the besieged Gaza Strip differs enormously from the free EU country by a lack of livelihood and green landscape, but an abundance of ruins, rubles, warfare drones, tunnels, clerks and everything that is abnormal and can lead a

Time for Abu Moron to Go…!

On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 in Voices.

A Ukrainian doctor’s cat with a broken jaw in Gaza has kept Abbas’s government awake for three days trying to arrange its security clearance to Israel to receive proper medical treatment. “The cat was sent to Israel through Erez in a special ambulance after three days of work on its security clearance” said the Chairman of the Agricultural Coordination Committee. As the cat was receiving its treatment in Israel, three Gazan infants died in the last 24 hours while waiting

Hamas’ New Charter: Meshaal’s Gamble on The Losing Horse

On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in Voices.

More important than “what” has changed in the new charter of Hamas, is “why taking this step,” and would it translate into anything on the ground? The dire situation that has stricken Hamas, and the repeated failure to secure a reliable survival strategy has fragmented its political structure between many conflicting opinions on three main challenges: 1- “Something must be done to secure financial support.” 2- “The Egyptian blockade must be broken.” 3- “Gaza must be spared a fourth war

In Pictures: Abu Moron in the White House!

On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 in Voices.

Our boy is in the White House! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! He finally made it! He’s there! He shook hands with Trump! OMG! He gave him a gift… He’s signing his name up in the book of history…  He’s now standing behind the microphone… He’s not tall enough to reach it, but never mind, just look how happy he is! He almost looks like a stranded child who has just got new bike on a Christmas eve. But why is he shaking so

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