Israeli government documents show deliberate policy to keep Gazans at near-starvation levels
IMEMC - 7 Nov 2010 - Saturday November 06, 2010 - 21:32, Documents whose existence were denied by the Israeli government for over a year have been released after a legal battle led by Israeli human rights group Gisha. The documents reveal a deliberate policy by the Israeli government in which the dietary needs for the population of Gaza are chillingly calculated, and the amounts of food let in by the Israeli government measured to remain just enough to keep the population alive at a near-starvation level. This documents the statement made by a number of Israeli officials that they are "putting the people of Gaza on a diet".
'Lonely Planet' guidebook rates Tel Aviv among world's 'top ten cities' despite boycott calls
IMEMC - 7 Nov 2010 - Saturday November 06, 2010 - 18:45, In the midst of a worldwide boycott campaign urging tourists to refuse to visit Israel until Israeli authorities adhere to international law and signed agreements, the 'Lonely Planet' travel guide company has listed Israeli city Tel Aviv as #3 in its 'top ten cities for 2011'.
Israeli war jets hit southern Gaza targets
11/7/2010 - GAZA CITY (DPA) -- Israeli war jets struck two targets in southern Gaza Strip Saturday night in response to an earlier homemade projectile fired from Gaza at southern Israel. No injuries were reported, witnesses and medics said. The witnesses said that F16 war jets hovered over the southern Gaza Strip area and carried out two successive....
PA: Israel raided thousands of homes in October
11/7/2010 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Detainees' Affairs said Israeli forces detained 403 Palestinians and raided 2148 homes across the West Bank during October. In a report released Saturday, the ministry said Israeli soldiers intimidated and assaulted residents, destroying the contents of homes during the raids. Of those detained, 95 percent....
Inspired, Al-Quds fest goes underground
11/6/2010 - JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- "We go to really private spaces, to people who have sometimes experienced rough things," Al-Quds Underground Festival organizer Merlijn Twaalfoven said ahead of the launch of the event's second year. On the bill for a select number of guests - word of mouth and invitation only - were joint performances between....
VIDEO - Watch: Truth Seekers
11/7/2010 - RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The latest documentary film produced by Ma'an, in cooperation with the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information, highlights the role of Palestinian journalists covering Israel's occupation. Five journalists were interviewed for the project, each speaking about the dangers they faced reporting from the field. The documentary features photojournalist....
Union: UNRWA rejected PA mediation
11/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Striking UN workers accused UNRWA of obstructing attempts by the Palestinian Authority's Labor Ministry to resolve the dispute. Workers at the UN refugee agency have been on strike since mid October in protest over the agency's refusal to pay salaries during the last strike and other issues....
Projectile fire reported from northern Gaza
11/6/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed media reports Saturday morning saying a single homemade projectile was fired from northern Gaza toward Israeli territory. Israel's English-language news website affiliated with the national newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said there were no reports of injury or damage from the projectile, which was said....
In photos: Vigil for Baghdad church victims
11/6/2010 - MaanImages / Luay Sababa - Christian Palestinians attend a mass to mourn victims of the Catholic Church bombing in Baghdad. Gathering at the Church of Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on 5 November 2010, the members of the minority religion came out in large numbers to show their support to the community in nearby....
Report: PA to make decision on talks late November
11/7/2010 - ABU DHABI, UAE (Ma'an) -- US mediators will hand the Arab League peace initiative's follow up committee details on a deal to bring Palestinian and Israeli negotiators back to the table by 10 November, the Palestinian presidential spokesman told AFP Friday. The parameters of the deal will be used by the committee....
Livni: Netanyahu is damaging Israel's interests
11/6/2010 - TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni said Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's refusal to extend restrictions on illegal settlement building was damaging Israeli interests, Israeli media reported. Livni asked, "Why not comply with the demand to extend the freeze by two months? So certain people can hold....
US denies support for UN statehood bid
11/6/2010 - WASHINGTON (Ma'an) -- A US State Department official denied a host of rumors on the progress of the peace process Friday, including reports that Washington would back a bid for a Palestinian state presented to the UN Security Council. Mark Toner, deputy State Department spokesman, told reporters at a daily news conference in Washington....
`Unilateral statehood unwise at this juncture`
11/6/2010 - BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A limited accord was reached between Israeli and Palestinian leaders discussing the issue of a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood when the two met on Hard Questions, the Palestinian talk show. Former Palestinian Ambassador to Cairo Nabil Amr debated the issue alongside Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset Jamal Zahalqa with....
Erekat: Talks useless without settlement freeze
11/6/2010 - CAIRO (DPA) -- Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat says direct talks with Israel are useless unless a construction freeze on Jewish settlements in the West Bank is renewed, a regional daily reported Saturday." Yes, we are at the end of the game. It is now the time for decisions. Negotiations are useless. It is now his....
Netanyahu to visit US on Sunday
11/6/2010 - JERUSALEM (DPA) --Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to arrive in the US on Sunday to address a conference of Jewish leaders and meet with US leaders to discuss the Middle East peace process. Netanyahu is scheduled to give a speech at the Annual North American Jewish Conference in New Orleans. Earlier in the....
Abbas meets Abu Dhabi crown prince
11/6/2010 - ABU DHABI (United Arab Emirates) -- President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday met Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, to discuss peace negotiations with Israel. Meeting in Abu Dhabi, the two discussed the importance of the peace process to regional stability, the official Emirates news agency WAM reported. Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu....
Islamic Jihad urges national unity
11/6/2010 - GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Islamic Jihad's Secretary-General Ramadan Shallah on Friday urged Hamas and Fatah to work quickly to end their rivalry. Shallah was speaking a ceremony in the Syrian capital to mark the 23rd anniversary of the founding of the Islamic Jihad movement. Hamas and Fatah should agree on a national....
Report: Fire destroys Golan Heights lands
11/6/2010 - TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- A fire destroyed at least 6,000 dunums of lands in the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, Israeli media reported, saying the fire broke out after campers attempted to incinerate waste the night earlier. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz said the blaze caught near Umm Al-Kanater, where the remains of what....
Hebron worker dies of electric shock
11/6/2010 - HEBRON (Ma'an) -- A 29-year-old Palestinian worker died from an electric shock Saturday in a southern West Bank refugee camp, police said. Locals said Mohammad Warasneh died instantly when he suffered an electric shock from a crane, while working in a building in Al-Arrub camp near Hebron. According to a police report, the....
Netanyahu to inform UN of expected withdrawal from northern Ghajar
Ha'aretz - UN Resolution 1701 requires Israel to cease all operations north of its border with Lebanon, including its withdrawal from the northern side of the disputed village.
Barak: Iran is trying to deceive the world
Ha'aretz - Speaking at an international security forum, Defense Minister Ehud Barak expresses pessimism about proposed nuclear talks between global powers and Iran.
U.S.: Syria risks IAEA action if access to suspected nuclear site is denied
Ha'aretz - It has been over 2 years since UN nuclear watchdog was allowed to visit Dair Alzour site where secret nuclear activity may have taken place before it was bombed in 2007.
Mideast peace still a priority for Obama, U.S. says
Ha'aretz - Republican gains in midterm elections will not reduce pressure on Israelis to strike a peace deal, says State Department., Hezbollah officials claim Lebanon obtained information about posts covering all of Lebanon., 'George, I'm asking you to bomb the compound,' Olmert told Bush according to former U.S. president's memoirs; Israel eventually reportedly destroyed the facility.
Palestine: Where Will the Next Leaders Come From?
Uruknet November 6, 2010 - The Palestinian youth are fed up with politics. In a country where 70% of young people described themselves as 'politically inactive’ in a Sharek youth forum survey, and just 33% professed to have trust in any political party, what has gone wrong? It was a question debated by representatives of all the major parties in...
Rights group: Palestinian female detainees in Talmond denied medical treatment
Uruknet November 6, 2010 - Several ill detainees in the female population of the Israeli Talmond prison have been denied medical treatment, a Palestinian rights group reported, adding that the prison administration has refused to allow a dentist into the facility. The Mandela rights group head Buthaina Duqmaq, in statement she issued Saturday after visiting Israeli prisons, said female detainees...
Firing at workers near the Gaza perimiter fence
Uruknet November 6, 2010 - Over the past year, B'Tselem has documented eleven cases in which soldiers fired at and wounded Palestinian civilians working in areas near the perimeter fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel. In these eleven cases, the gunfire struck civilians who, because of the lack of jobs in the Strip, were compelled to earn a living...
From Balfour to ObamaThe dominant imperial power may have changed but treatment of the Palestinians remains much the same.
Uruknet November 6, 2010 - On November 2, 1917, Lord Arthur Balfour, the then British foreign secretary, promised to create a homeland for the Jews in Palestine. Known as the Balfour Declaration, the document became the first stepping stone towards the 1948 establishment of the state of Israel. Palestine was still under Ottoman rule when it was written. But Britain...
Cornerstone of Zionism is to Conquer, Not Negotiate
Uruknet November 6, 2010 - Only through force and sheer violence, not negotiations, an exclusively Jewish state could be established in a country inhabited and owned by another people. It is humanly inconceivable that people surrender their country to strangers thru negotiations. Thus violence against the indigenous Palestinians has been a central component of the Zionist movement since it was...
Israeli war jets hit southern Gaza targets
Uruknet November 6, 2010 - November 6, 2010 -- Israeli war jets struck two targets in southern Gaza Strip Saturday night in response to an earlier homemade projectile fired from Gaza at southern Israel. No injuries were reported, witnesses and medics said. The witnesses said that F16 war jets hovered over the southern Gaza Strip area and carried out two...
Uruknet November 6, 2010 - Would Meryl Streep, Spike Lee, Tim Robbins or Susan Sarandon be willing to swear an oath of loyalty to the United States and its policies in order to receive public funding for feature films that they star in, direct or produce? In Israel, the far-right Knesset member Michael Ben Ari has proposed a bill that...
Torturer-in-chief: Bush brags about waterboarding
Uruknet November 6, 2010 - In a memoir to be released next week, former US President George W. Bush boasts of having personally given the order to the CIA to employ the torture method of waterboarding. The book, titled Decision Points, includes Bush’s recounting that when asked by the CIA whether it could subject Khalid Sheik Mohammed, an alleged leader...
Engaging the Popular Resistance
Uruknet November 5, 2010 - The Middle East has experienced colonialism, empire, war and history; eons of it. These experiences allow for the region to be a breeding ground of great ironies. Another ironic moment happened this week. On Nov. 2nd, 1917, then British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour declared the intentions of His Majesty's Government to change the face of...
Al-Walaja demonstration, Zionist French president and more
Uruknet November 5, 2010 - Our son visited us under the occupation and just left. We are grateful and energized by this visit (albeit short). The questioning both on entrance and exit totaling hours shows how callous such a colonial/apartheid systemcan get. At the airport coming in, the apartheid authorities even showed him photos of both me and my mother (...
Video: Iraqis claim abuse by UK soldiers
Uruknet November 5, 2010 - As this is my last report to the General Assembly in my term as Special Rapporteur on the Situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 it seems appropriate to describe some of the special difficulties that have faced the mandate-holder in discharging the functions of the position. The most salient of...
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 Oct. – 03 Nov. 2010)
Uruknet November 5, 2010 - Israeli violations of international law and humanitarian law in the OPT continued during the reporting period (28 October – 03 November 2010): Shooting: During the reporting period, IOF killed a Palestinian activist in the Gaza Strip, and wounded 11 civilians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In the Gaza Strip, on 03 November...
Palestinian Teenage Boy Put Under House Arrest
Uruknet November 5, 2010 - A 13-year-old Palestinian boy has been placed under five-month house arrest on suspicion of throwing stones at Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. The teenager, named Karem, was detained in the city of Hebron in late September and spent six days in the Ofer Prison, an Israeli website quoted in Press TV reported. The boy...
Bush 'considered' bombing Syria
AlJazeera 6 Nov 2010 - In memoir to be released soon, former US president says Israel wanted him to bomb suspected Syrian nuclear facility.
Beirut probes tribunal staff attack
AlJazeera 5 Nov 2010 - Lebanon says it is investigating incident that appeared to target officials from UN inquiry into prime minister's death.
Neutralizing the Haredi bomb is the key step
Palestine Note 6 Nov 2010 - In my last column I wrote about the need for Israel to focus on its Haredi, Arab and ultra-nationalist population bomb, a bomb that threatens Israel's economy as well as its internal and external Jewish support:...
Conned by democracy: The Middle East’s stagnant ‘change’
Palestine Note 6 Nov 2010 - Democracy in the Middle East continues to be a hugely popular topic of discussion. Its virtues are tirelessly praised by rulers and oppositions alike, by intellectuals and ordinary people, by political prisoners and their prison guards....
Artists Encourage Actors to Boycott Settlement Arts Center
PNN - Ba'er Seva - PNN - Ba'er Sheva Theater, an Israeli performance group, was asked by many prominent arts figures to boycott the newly built arts center in the Ariel settlement of the...
Israel Gives East Jerusalem Properties to Right Wing Groups Illegally
PNN - Jerusalem - PNN - An investigation Haaretz published today revealed that the Israel Lands Administration has given numerous properties in the Silwan and Old City areas of East Jerusalem to two ultra-conservative...
Israel to withdraw from village on Lebanon border
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - PM to announce plan in meeting with UN Secretary General on Monday; Ghajar is on the border between Israel and Lebanon.
Israel to withdraw from northern Ghajar
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - PM to announce plan in meeting with UN Secretary General on Monday; village is on the border between Israel and Lebanon.
Diplomat knocks Frankfurt mayor for honoring anti-Zionist
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - French academic Grosser plans to bash Israel during speech at Kristallnacht commemoration.
US: Talk of Palestinian unilateralism unhelpful
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - State Department says only direct talks will bring peace; Netanyahu heads to US for GA, hopes to find way to restart negotiations.
Barak slams Labor leaders seeking chairmanship in letter
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - Current party chairman attacks "party members who seek to put 'I' before country," asks Labor steering committee to reject request to move primaries forward.
Kouchner calls for calm in Beirut over Hariri hit tribunal
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - French foreign minister says it's paramount for Lebanon that there be "no impunity for such crimes," tells Hizbullah he "understands their concerns."
Kouchner calls for calm in Lebanon over Hariri hit tribunal
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - French foreign minister says it is paramount for Lebanese state that there be "no impunity for such crimes," tells Hizubullah he "understands their concerns."
Zahar: Jews will soon be expelled from Palestine
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - Hamas leader says Jews were kicked out by France, Britain, Belgium, Russia and Germany “because they betrayed, stole and corrupted these countries;” adds "we will soon pray at Aqsa Mosque."
Fast train between TA, J'lem to run through West Bank
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - Critics say the long-awaited railway violates int'l law because the construction has seized occupied Palestinian land.
'Start-up nation' becomes better place to do business
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - Israel ranked 29 out of 188 economies surveyed by World Bank for having a business-friendly regulatory environment; third in ME.
Ayalon: Interim accord more likely than final status deal
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - Deputy FM says Palestinian approach to final status talks could lead to "an escalation that could destabilize the entire region."
Erekat: 'I will not join the Zionist movement'
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - PM Netanyahu must choose between settlements and peace, says Chief Palestinian Negotiatior during visit to Washington.
US: IAEA may take action against Syria if blocks inspection
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - Syria has blocked inspectors from touring Deir al-Zur for over two years; now coming under increased pressure.
Letter calls on Israeli artists not to perform in Ariel
Jeruslalem Post 6 Nov 2010 - Group of Israeli artists say there is no obligation to perform in West Bank settlement because "Ariel is not part of sovereign territory of Israel."
Netanyahu to inform UN of expected withdrawal from northern Ghajar
Ha'aretz 7 Nov 2010 - UN Resolution 1701 requires Israel to cease all operations north of its border with Lebanon, including its withdrawal from the northern side of the disputed village.
Barak: Iran is trying to deceive the world
Ha'aretz 7 Nov 2010 - Speaking at an international security forum, Defense Minister Ehud Barak expresses pessimism about proposed nuclear talks between global powers and Iran.
U.S.: Syria risks IAEA action if access to suspected nuclear site is denied
Ha'aretz 7 Nov 2010 - It has been over 2 years since UN nuclear watchdog was allowed to visit Dair Alzour site where secret nuclear activity may have taken place before it was bombed in 2007.
Mideast peace still a priority for Obama, U.S. says
Ha'aretz 7 Nov 2010 - Republican gains in midterm elections will not reduce pressure on Israelis to strike a peace deal, says State Department., Hezbollah officials claim Lebanon obtained information about posts covering all of Lebanon., 'George, I'm asking you to bomb the compound,' Olmert told Bush according to former U.S. president's memoirs; Israel eventually reportedly destroyed the facility.
Rocks thrown at two Israeli ambulances in East Jerusalem
Ha'aretz - Rocks thrown at three vehicles, including two MDA ambulances, in Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem; no injuries in the incident but the vehicles sustained damage.
Eli Yishai to Netanyahu: Push for the release of Jonathan Pollard during U.S. visit
Ha'aretz - Shas chairman says the request is now justified since Israel is asked to make concessions for peace; Netanyahu refuses to take MKs' letter asking for Pollard's release to the U.S.
Likud MK: Israeli public fed up with lunatic fringe that controls theater, cinema
Ha'aretz - MK Yariv Levin calls for new criteria to be set for funding of cultural institutions, in the wake of letter sent by theater figures calling on actors to boycott new West Bank arts center.
Israeli war film Lebanon nominated for six European 'Oscars'
Ha'aretz - The film, which tells the story of Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon through soldiers' eyes, is nominated for Best European Film of 2010.
Computer crash causes delays at Ben-Gurion Airport
Ha'aretz - Border control computer system fails for second time in the past month; backup system allows operations to continue.
Golan Heights bushfire ravages thousands of dunams in nature reserve
Ha'aretz - Fire apparently erupts after tourists burn toilet paper near the archaeology site Umm el-Kanater and throw it away.
Theater figures urge Be'er Sheva actors to boycott West Bank arts center
Ha'aretz - Be'er Sheva theater scheduled to perform in center on its opening night this week; letter says Israel's policy in occupied territories resembles 'apartheid nation.'
Ethiopian community in Israel celebrates holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem
Ha'aretz - Participants hold prayers, ceremonies at Armon Hanatziv Promenade.
Week in Review- Palestinians Delay Negotiation Decision [October 31 - November 6]
Relief Web 6 Nov 2010 - Source: MIFTAH
Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 Oct. - 03 Nov. 2010)
Relief Web 5 Nov 2010 - Source: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Qassam hits Negev; no injuries
YNet News - Relative calm in south disturbed as Palestinian terrorists launch rocket from....
US: Syria risks IAEA action over suspected atom site
YNet News - Washington's envoy to UN nuclear agency says it is 'urgent and essential' that....
IDF bombs Gaza tunnels
YNet News - The Air Force carried out two strikes Saturday night in southern Gaza, wounding one Palestinian, witnesses and Hamas officials said. The first strike occurred near .......
Barak: Iran wants to deceive world
YNet News - Defense Minister Ehud Barak expressed little optimism on Saturday about a proposed round of talks between global powers and Iran, which is under pressure over its nuclear .......
Stones thrown at ambulance treating Palestinian
YNet News - Stones were thrown Saturday at an ambulance and an MDA mobile intensive care unit near the village of Al-Azariya just a day after some young Israelis were attacked as .......
Erekat: US-Israeli decision on freeze in 3 weeks
YNet News - Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the Palestinian Authority has given the US "two to three weeks" to persuade Israel to continue a moratorium on construction .......
Moderate earthquake injures 100 in western Iran
YNet News - Iranian state TV reported that a magnitude-4.9 earthquake injured 100 people in western Iran. The quake struck at 7:22 am local time (0308GMT) Saturday in the town of .......
Rights group: Female detainees in Talmond denied medical treatment
PIC 6 Nov 2010 - Several ill detainees in the female population of the Israeli Talmond prison have been denied medical treatment, a Palestinian rights groups reported.
MK Baraka exposes plan targeting Arab homes in Lod
PIC 6 Nov 2010 - Arab MK Mohammed Baraka offers evidence that NIS 40 million of the NIS 130 million budget set aside to develop the city of Lod will be used to demolish Arab homes allegedly built without permits.
Foreign activists take part in protest rally in JV
PIC 6 Nov 2010 - Inhabitants of Jaftelk village in the Jordan Valley organized a protest sit-in on Saturday with the participation of foreign solidarity activists against Israeli settlement activity.
Hamas: PA security carried out 163 political arrests this month
PIC 6 Nov 2010 - PA security forces arrested this month 163 Palestinians throughout the West Bank, among them 74 ex-detainees released from Israeli jails, Hamas reported Saturday.
MK: Release Shalit regardless of the price
PIC 6 Nov 2010 - Israeli Knesset (parliament) member (Kadima) Yisrael Hasson has said that Israel should pay the price for the release of captured soldier Gilad Shalit if it was unable to determine his location.
Haaretz: The Israeli gov't helps Zionist groups to seize Jerusalem real estate
PIC 6 Nov 2010 - Haaretz newspaper revealed that Zionist right-wing societies are secretly helped by the Israeli government to take over Palestinian real estate in different parts of the occupied city of Jerusalem.
German FM to visit Gaza on Monday
PIC 6 Nov 2010 - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is to visit the Gaza Strip on Monday on an official visit, the first by a German official to the Strip since 2006.
Friends of humanity calls on Egypt to facilitate Road to Hope convoy's mission
PIC 6 Nov 2010 - Friends of humanity appealed to the Egyptian authorities to allow Road to Hope convoy to move from the Egyptian-Libyan borders into Gaza to deliver medical and human assistance.
Protest against Fayyad for excluding Jerusalemite pilgrims from Hajj mission
PIC 6 Nov 2010 - Dozens of Jerusalemite families of prisoners, ex-detainees and martyrs rallied outside the house of Salam Fayyad in protest at excluding them from the pilgrimage mission to Makkah this year.
Resheq: Hamas wants to establish higher security committee in W. Bank and Gaza
PIC 6 Nov 2010 - Ezzat Al-Resheq stated that his Movement is willing to establish a higher security committee to monitor the security policies pursued in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
U.S. hikers' trial in Iran delayed
LA Times 7 Nov 2010 - Joshua Fattal and Shane Bauer, accused of espionage, were not present at the hearing on Saturday. Sources say authorities want freed American Sarah Shourd to return to Iran to stand trial. The judge, prosecutor and lawyer showed up Saturday, but the defendants didn't.
New face of terror has Yemenis scratching their heads
LA Times 7 Nov 2010 - Anwar Awlaki, whom U.S. authorities have linked to the Ft. Hood killings, is said to be hiding in the mountains in Yemen. But a sampling of men in Sana say they don't know who he is, and some call him — and his Al Qaeda branch — a political invention. "Anwar Awlaki?"
Where Will the Next Leaders Come From?
Palestine Monitor - The Palestinian youth are fed up with politics. In a country where 70% of young people described themselves as ‘politically inactive' in a Sharek youth forum survey, and just 33% professed to have trust in any political party, what has gone wrong? It was a question...
The Re-unification of My Parents
Palestine Monitor - Yesterday my mother crossed the Allenby bridge, from the West Bank to Jordan, to see my father in Amman. What makes this banal act unusual is that she had to wait almost a year to be finally granted permission to cross the border. Yesterday my mother...
Jewish Federations acknowledge Israel’s ‘paradigm shift,’ then circle the wagons
Mondoweiss - I like to say the fat is in the fire, and the fat is in the fire. This week the Jewish Federations, the leading civic Jewish organizations in American cities, are holding their General Assembly in New Orleans and the big theme of the event looks...
The settlements have been a project of main street Jewish America
Mondoweiss - The ironic part about this Al Jazeera video is that, because it's Al Jazeera, they have to frame their story as "going undercover" to expose sales in the settlement of Efrat by real estate giant Anglo-Saxon (motto: “have a foothold in Israel”). And yet, there's nothing...
It’s time to dismantle the PA
Mondoweiss - Salam Fayyad is surviving on borrowed time - or money. By now everyone's aware that the Netanyahu-engineered "economic miracle" is the predictable result of periodic cash injections into a closed economic space. Pretending that Palestinian growth in the West Bank is viable is like pretending a...
My breakfast with Zizek
Mondoweiss - After very nearly liberating Palestine at the Church of St. Paul and creating worldwide brotherhood and peace between the three religions, we invited Mustafa and Miriam over to brunch on our Brooklyn porch, to discuss why and whether the word “communism” should be dragged back into...
‘Let us out of the box’
Mondoweiss - On Thursday, Palestinian chief negotiatior Saeb Erakat sat down for an hour and half “conversation” with former peace processor Aaron David Miller at the Woodrow Wilson Center in DC. They spoke in a cozy theater on the sixth floor, a setting perfect for peace process theater....
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