Oddly, the Arabism of the Arab Spring was almost as if a result of convenience. It was politically convenient for western governments to stereotype Arab nations as if they are exact duplicates of one another, and that national sentiments, identities, expectations and popular revolts are all rooted in the same past and correspond with a precise reality in the present.
My first stop, after living for 22 years in a refugee camp in Gaza, was the city of Seattle, a pleasant, green city, where people drink too much coffee to cope with the long, cold, grey winters. There, for the first time, I stood before an audience outside Palestine, to speak about Palestine. Here I Read more…
Palestinians, as stateless, not only lack most basic human rights, they do not even have a right to have such rights
Glenn Greenwald addresses diversity concerns about his new media venture TheIntercept.com, tackles Palestinian politics, and the economics of spying
“Make no mistake. Rasmea came under attack by the U.S. government because she is Palestinian”
Rasmea Odeh is fighting for her citizenship and for her freedom
The Palestinians have a state that would have been effective, if it were not for Israel’s illegal occupation
100,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, leaving 600,000 Palestinians – nearly one in three – homeless or in urgent need of humanitarian help
Regardless of whether or not there is a confrontation with the U.S., these needs and demands are national requirements that must be promoted, enhanced and developed
The U.S. is very much involved in fighting this dirty war on Gaza that has killed over 1,050, injured thousands more, and destroyed much of an already poor, dilapidated space that was barely inhabitable to begin with.