Category: Palestinian Struggle

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Ramzy Baroud: Nakba and the question of ‘Palestinian strategy’

Palestinians in exile subsist in a nomadic political landscape, as they only belong to a place that has been stolen at gunpoint, yet are forced to exist in places that they cannot see as home for a whole set of reasons

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Juan Cole: Who does Jerusalem belong To?

In 1967 the Israeli army took East Jerusalem, and ever since has squeezed the Palestinian population, driven them into poverty, usurped their property, and surrounded them by squatter settlements

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Robert Fisk: Canada’s plan to make boycotting Israel a ‘hate crime’ is stupid and counterproductive

Those who believe in non-violence have always espoused boycott movements on the grounds that economic pressure rather than bombs is a moral way of putting pressure on a country that violates international law

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Joe Emersberger: Will BDS organizers be prosecuted in Canada?

The Harper government is considering the use of hate crime laws to outlaw the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Israeli government

Roger Waters: “You are showing yourself to be profoundly ignorant of what has happened in Palestine since 1947″

Dionne Warwick called me out by name in asserting she’d play Tel Aviv. Here’s what she misunderstands

John Brown: New Israeli Administrator for the Occupied Territories Says Palestinians Are Sub-Human

Try being a Palestinian in the West Bank, where the man in charge of administering your day-to-day life doesn’t even see you as a human being

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Richard Falk: Parodies of Parity: Israel & Palestine

Acting as if Palestinians were equally responsible with Israelis for the persisting struggle of the two peoples is not only misleading, but exhibits a fundamental misunderstanding

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Juan Cole: Palestinians welcome Pope’s Recognition of their State

The Arabic press widely and favorably reported the news that the Vatican has recognized Palestine as a state in a new treaty with it, despite a strong protest from Israel

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Gideon Levy: The more Israel represses the Nakba, the stronger the memories

May 15 – the date of the declaration of the State of Israel – is Nakba Day, the anniversary of the Palestinian people’s catastrophe

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Ilan Pappe: The western awakening and what it means for Israel/Palestine

Even after the three horrific attacks on Gaza, 2008-2009, 2012, and culminating with the attack in the summer, the cumulative effect has still left the mainstream politics in the same place they were in 20 years ago

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