Posts tagged with ‘Palestinian’

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Is the bid for Palestinian statehood bad for peace?

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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 […]

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 […]

Israel’s Draconian Infiltration Law

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Israel’s Draconian Infiltration Law Stephen Lendman On January 10, Haaretz writer Jonathan Lis headlined, “Knesset passes (Law to Prevent Infiltration) that could put asylum seekers in jail without trial,” saying: “The bill would make ‘illegal’ migrants and asylum seekers liable to jail, without trial or deportation, if caught staying in Israel for ‘long periods.’ ” […]

It’s ALL a God Thing

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It’s ALL a God Thing Eileen Fleming Over the last few days, Dorothy Day has come up in many conversations with local people as well as Internet connections. Coming soon is my book review of ALL IS GRACE, A Biography of Dorothy Day, by Jim Forest who knew her as a friend and mentor. On […]

Visiting Catholic Bishops Decide: “Gaza is a Prison”

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Visiting Catholic Bishops Decide: “Gaza is a Prison” Eight Catholic bishops from Europe and North America have just visited the Christian community in Gaza. The Vatican high profile delegation included Patrick Kelly, archbishop of Liverpool; Richard Smith, archbishop of Edmonton, Canada; Gerald Kicanas, bishop of Tucson, US; Michel Dubost, bishop of Evry, France; and Riccardo […]

American Presidents: Romancing A Stone

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American Presidents: Romancing A Stone An American past in an Israeli future for an ever present and brutal occupation Clive Hambidge Happy Christmas Mr President or may I call you Barack this Yule Tide? As you know “Christmas is the day that holds all time together” (Alexander Smith) certainly as you rustle through your Christmas […]

Marwan Barghouti: Prisoner of Conscience

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Marwan Barghouti: Prisoner of Conscience Stephen Lendman From March 29 – May 3, 2002, during the second Intifada, Israel conducted Operation Defensive Shield. Before Cast Lead, it was its largest military operation since June 1967 when Israel occupied Palestine. On September 23, 2001, a warrant was issued for Barghouti’s arrest. On April 14, 2002, he […]

Six Common Misconceptions About Gaza That Are So 2011

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In sixth place: “The civilian closure has been lifted and only security restrictions remain”. Gaza is not as isolated from the rest of the world as it was a few years ago, but it is still cut off from the West Bank and it’s hard to find convincing security reasons why. For example, Israel prohibits […]

Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011

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Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011 Richard Falk 3 Jan 2012 2011 was an exciting and pivotal year in many respects, although its main outcomes will remain inconclusive for years to come.  We will learn in 2012 whether we are moving closer to fulfilling our hopes, dreams, and goals or are trying to interpret […]

Palestinian Statehood: Now’s the Time

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Palestinian Statehood: Now’s the Time Stephen Lendman Palestinians worldwide want it. So do supporters and up to 140 countries. They comprise more than enough to ensure it and full de jure UN membership. The Palestinian Authority (PA) can petition the General Assembly directly. It has sole admittance power, not the Security Council only able to […]

Health Care in the Gaza Strip

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Health Care in the Gaza Strip Mr S A Khan and Mrs A Drakou Arriving in the Gaza Strip, early March 2009 as part of a surgical trauma unit (Mobile International Surgical Teams, MiST Foundation) was a tremendous relief. We had spent a nervous week in Al Arish in Egypt, unsure whether our team would […]

The Palestinian Right To Education

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The Palestinian Right To Education Dr Faysal Mikdadi A great deal is said and written about each person’s right to education. It would appear rather odd to be talking about “a Palestinian” right to education as if the Palestinian student were a special case. By virtue of living under an occupation in the Palestinian Territories, […]

OccupiedPalestine

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OccupiedPalestine Dr Andrew Rouse I have been to Zionist occupied Palestine on two occasions. On the second occasion, March 2007, I went with a small delegation of doctors.  The delegation was sponsored by, “The Dove and Dolphin Charity”.  This charity tries to support Gaza based health and welfare initiatives.  On this occasion we were to […]