Posts tagged with ‘settlements’

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Palestinian UN Recognition Bid Wins Support From Switzerland, Denmark

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Palestinian UN Recognition Bid Wins Support From Switzerland, Denmark Stephanie Nebehay and Noah Browning GENEVA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Switzerland and Denmark on Wednesday joined a growing list of European countries that back an upgrade for Palestinians to non-member status at the United Nations, a victory that would be a diplomatic boost to […]

The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar

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The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar Richard Falk Can anyone doubt that if there were more than 1300 hunger strikers in any country in the world other than Palestine, the media in the West would be obsessed with the story?  It would be featured day after day, and reported on from all […]

One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed

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One state solution featured on NPR and in Carter ‘IHT’ Op-Ed Adam Horowitz As the possibility of a two-state solution fades into the horizon (cue the flatline), the discussion of alternatives continues to expand. Building off last month’s One State conference at Harvard, NPR‘s Morning Edition featured a story today on the growing support for […]

Ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous

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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 […]

Noam Chomsky: The Decline of American Empire (Part 2)

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Noam Chomsky: The Decline of American Empire (Part 2) The principles of imperial domination have undergone little change, but the capacity to implement them has markedly declined. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here. The following article is part 2 of Noam Chomsky’s series on […]

UN Expert Concludes: Israel Implements a strategy of Judaization

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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 […]

Why a Regional Model for Israel/Palestine Is Viable and Just

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Why a Regional Model for Israel/Palestine Is Viable and Just David Zlutnick Rachel Havrelock is a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and its historical interpretation. She is an associate professor of Jewish studies and English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the author of three books and the writer/director of the play “From Tel […]

United States Department of State Office of Inspector General Report of Audit

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United States Department of State Office of Inspector General Report of Audit Documents In March of 1992 US State Department inspector general Sherman Funk issued a classified report about illegal Israeli transfers of US military technology.  The report finds Israel “is systematically violating U.S. arms control laws.”  The “Blue Lantern” system used in-country checks conducted […]

Arms-Export Reports Further Strain U.S.-Israeli Ties

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Arms-Export Reports Further Strain U.S.-Israeli Ties Thomas L. Friedman A series of charges this week that Israel has improperly re-exported American arms technologies to countries such as China and South Africa have rocked the already tense relations between the United States and Israel. Administration officials have confirmed a detailed report by The Wall Street Journal, […]

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 […]

IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence

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IOA interview with Haneen Zoabi: Challenge Zionism; demand equality and co-existence Jonathan Cook The Israeli Occupation Archive – 14 Jan 2012 Haneen Zoabi is a Palestinian member of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.  A member of the Balad party (the National Democratic Assembly), she has served as a Member of Knesset (MK) since 2009. Zoabi is […]

Ki-Moon: All Israeli Settlements Illegal

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Ki-Moon: All Israeli Settlements Illegal Alaa Ashkar – IMEMC & Agencies The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, demanded on Sunday the removal of the Israeli Occupation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, considering that the continuing of the Israeli Occupation blocks the establishing of an Independent Palestinian state, the Maan News Agency reported Sunday afternoon Mr. Ban […]

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 […]

Arab-Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Discrimination in Access to Health; Lower Health Indicators

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Arab-Palestinian Citizens of Israel: Discrimination in Access to Health; Lower Health Indicators PHR Since the founding of the State of Israel, the Arab-Palestinian minority in the country has suffered systematic discrimination as compared to Israel‘s Jewish citizens in allocation of public funding and in access to services and conditions that are preconditions for a healthy […]