Posts tagged with ‘East Jerusalem’

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Palestinians to renew UN statehood bid

by FG

Palestinians to renew UN statehood bid Agencies The Palestinians will renew a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations, a move which could strengthen their statehood claims after talks with Israel stalled. Palestinians are listed as a UN observer “entity” with no voting rights. They will ask to be made a non-member observer […]

Reality in Occupied Palestine

by FG

Reality in Occupied Palestine Stephen Lendman Gaza’s attacked regularly. Dozens of West Bank incursions occur weekly. Police state harshness and arrests follow. In the week ending April 5, one Palestinian was killed and dozens injured, including 18 children. They were nonviolently commemorating Land Day. Many others, including an international human rights defender, were wounded during […]

Liberal Democrat leader acted ‘hastily and ill-advisedly’ says peer punished for saying Israel ‘would not be there forever’

by FG

Liberal Democrat leader acted ‘hastily and ill-advisedly’ says peer punished for saying Israel ‘would not be there forever’ Liberal Democrat peer Lady Tonge has expressed disappointment that party leader Nick Clegg “very hastily and ill-advisedly” disowned her after she said Israel “would not be there forever”. Tonge, a former Lib Dem MP, was forced to […]

Ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous

by FG

Ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous Medea Benjamin The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country. AIPAC’s clout helps fuel a never-ending cycle of violence in the Middle East. Here are ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous. 1. AIPAC is lobbying Congress to […]

UN Expert Concludes: Israel Implements a strategy of Judaization

by FG

UN Expert Concludes: Israel Implements a strategy of Judaization ICAHD Prof. Raquel Rolnik, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, has concluded this morning (Sunday, February 12th 2012) of a two week visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Speaking in Jerusalem this afternoon Prof. Rolink said: “From the Galilee and the […]

OPT: Boosting protection and tackling food insecurity

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OPT: Boosting protection and tackling food insecurity IRIN The humanitarian community’s 2012-2013 Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) has a narrower scope than in previous years, focusing on two strategic objectives: improving the protective environment, including access to essential services like health care and education, and tackling food insecurity especially in […]

Israeli Tree Campaign “Judaizes” Expropriated Land

by FG

Israeli Tree Campaign “Judaizes” Expropriated Land Jewish National Fund’s practice of selling and leasing land exclusively to Jewish owners is met with growing opposition Precis The Jewish National Fund (JNF), that ownes 13% of Israeli lands forbids the sale or lease of its lands to any but Jewish owners. Many are now joining a global […]

Stop Warmongering in the Middle East

by FG

Stop Warmongering in the Middle East Richard Falk The public discussion in the West addressing Iran’s nuclear program has mainly relied on threat diplomacy, articulated most clearly by Israeli officials, but enjoying the strong direct and indirect backing of Washington and leading Gulf states.  Israel has also engaged in covert warfare against Iran in recent […]

The Judaization of Palestine: 2011 Displacement Trends

by FG

The Judaization of Palestine: 2011 Displacement Trends [an brief excerpt, to read more click on provided link] ICAHD This publication provides a political analysis of the root causes and consequences of Israel’s house demolition policy, focusing on the demolition of Palestinian homes and other structures in the Occupied West Bank. House demolitions and forced evictions […]

Is the bid for Palestinian statehood bad for peace?

by FG

Is the bid for Palestinian statehood bad for peace? CMEC – MAP Chairman Robin Kealy: During my service as a diplomat, over many years in the Middle East, I frequently had to defend and justify publicly my Government’s policies, with some of which I privately felt distinctly uncomfortable. Such is the nature of the job-and […]

A.I.P.A.C.

by FG

A.I.P.A.C. Persuading Americans to break the law? Clive Hambidge Habituation writes James Austin M.D “means that repeated stimuli yield a decreasing response.” Conversely and importantly he goes on, “Sensitization implies that responses increase when stronger stimuli are repeated.” For in this understanding, “we are addressing the basis of the freshness of vision of the artist […]

EU on verge of abandoning hope for a viable Palestinian state

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EU on verge of abandoning hope for a viable Palestinian state Israel’s foreign ministry denied that Israeli settlers were taking water resources from the West Bank Donald Macintyre The Palestinian presence in the largest part of the occupied West Bank – has been, “continuously undermined” by Israel in ways that are “closing the window” on […]

Avoiding Another “Long War”: Intelligence Officials Reveal “Dubious” IAEA Report on Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Weapons Program

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Avoiding Another “Long War”: Intelligence Officials Reveal “Dubious” IAEA Report on Iran’s Alleged Nuclear Weapons Program by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Exaggerated coverage of a dubious report by the International Atomic Energy Agency about Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program has spurred a rush toward a new war in the Middle East, but ex-U.S. intelligence officials […]

O Captain My Captain

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America’s Aid for Israel’s Political ‘Continuum’ A military conquest Clive Hambidge “… We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours … When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do will be to scurry round like drugged roaches in a bottle.” (Rafeal […]