Tag Archives: Palestine

“Peace Process”

As the “peace process” drags on, and Kerry negotiates in yet another US “initiative,” the following occurs. Israel demolishes Palestinian houses built without a permit. The catch is, Israel almost never issues permits to Palestinians (Middle East Monitor): A researcher … Continue reading

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How the wall “works”, or annexation by security

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The Rafah crossing

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Some Gazan youths discuss the statehood bid

They are very pessimistic about the statehood option. Some of the major points they make are: 1. Statehood will change nothing on the ground, yet will give the uninformed the impression that things are now better. 2. Statehood will have … Continue reading

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Obama, the Zionist extremist

Obama gave a speech at the UN on the subject of Palestinian statehood. A number of commentators have pointed out that Obama’s position regarding the matter is now more extreme than that of the majority of Israeli citizens. Here are … Continue reading

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Robert Fisk is lucid on Middle East topics (2009 interview)

Some crib notes: 1. Middle East was carved up in the most artificial way after WWII; they never got a chance to have any political unity nor form their own nation-states. Hence, they revert to sectarian loyalties; either by tribe, … Continue reading

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Israel-Palestine conflict: think the coverage is even?

Think again. From the from the Guardian: In 2004 the Glasgow University Media Group published a major study on TV coverage of the Second Intifada and its impact on public understanding. We analysed about 200 programmes and questioned more than … Continue reading

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Obama’s speech on Palestine-Israel: responses and clarifications

Obama gave a speech yesterday about the Middle East conflict in which he announced that the US was officially supporting the Palestinian 1967 borders. Is this a major push toward new solutions, or just more of the same? Some are … Continue reading

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“Israel is a lunatic state”

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Two rabbis at Honukkah: light a candle for Gaza, or US media and Israel

When it comes to reporting on the human realities of the Palestinians, mainstream news in the US is blatantly biased in favor of the Israeli state. Even simple facts about the Palestinians don’t see the light of day in the … Continue reading

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