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Another futile visit

Source:Ahram Weekly http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1107/eg5.htm Broad smiles and handshakes characterised Clinton’s visit to Israel, but in terms of helping peace, the event amounted to nothing, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah In her brief visit to Israel-occupied Palestine this week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton utterly failed to push the peace process — or what remains of […]

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Palestinian Rat

PA financial crisis: a symptom of continued Israeli domination

The Palestinian autonomous authority (PA) has been called many names, all denoting its inherent deformity, pathetic nature and scandalous subservience to Israel. A police state without a state, a Palestinian Judenrat (Jewish council under the Nazis), and a subcontractor entity answerable to the Israeli occupation regime are among the names given to the self-rule junta. […]

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Hani Al-Hassan: 1938-2012

Source: Ahram Weekly http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1106/re7.htm By Khaled Amayreh After a long battle with illness, Hani Al-Hassan, the prominent Fatah leader, died in Amman last week aged 74, leaving a rich legacy of struggle and resistance against the colonialist Israeli regime that occupied his country and drove him away from his childhood village at the age of […]

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Palestinians want to know who killed Yasser Arafat

Thanks to the thorough and highly professional investigation by al-Jazzera network, which lasted several months, it is now established what killed the late Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat. According to the meticulously-researched documentary, Arafat was poisoned to death, using the deadly chemical agent, known as polonium-210. When taken into the body via inhalation or ingestion, the […]

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A Palestinian protester kicks a tear gas canister back at Israeli security forces during clashes at a protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Kdumim, in the West Bank village of Kfar Kadum, near Nablus June 29, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Peace process ‘clinically dead’

The Palestinian Authority is reverting to old oppressive tactics as its raison d’être is increasingly questioned, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah A visibly nervous Palestinian Authority (PA) has been clamping down on dissent following the cancellation earlier this week of a planned visit to Ramallah by Israel’s deputy prime minister, Shaul Mofaz. Mofaz is widely […]

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Putin’s masked pleasantries

Mixed reactions characterise Vladimir Putin’s visit to Israel-Palestine, with Palestinians tired of empty words and Russia’s support for Bashar Al-Assad against the Syrian people” writes Khaled Amayreh in Bethlehem In a brief visit to Israel-occupied Palestine this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to reassert Russian influence in the region, especially in Israel where more […]

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Celebration in Gaza for the Mursi Vctory in Egypt

Israel dismayed by Mursi Victory

According to some Israeli strategic thinkers, “darkness” has descended with the victory of the Islamist current in Egypt’s presidential race, writes Khaled Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem… Palestinians wave green Islamic flags that represent Hamas and the Egyptian national flag as they celebrate the victory of Mohamed Mursi in the Egyptian presidential elections, in Gaza City […]

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The good news from Cairo

There is no doubt that the election of Muammed Morsi as President of Egypt is a heartening news for all free men and women around the world. It is certainly good news for the Egyptian people, exhausted and thoroughly impoverished by decades of corruption and decadence sustained by military dictators who were mostly answerable to […]

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Hamas heartened by apparent Mursi victory

Palestinians and Israelis react to the possible victory of Islamists in Egypt’s presidential race, with Fatah and Tel Aviv left worried, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah Palestinian Islamists, who closely followed this week’s Egyptian presidential elections run-off, reacted with deep satisfaction to the apparent victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi over his secular […]

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Israel murders more Palestinians

A two-year-old is among the victims of a barrage of violence Israel this week thrust on the Palestinians, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank Palestinian medics treat a man wounded by Israeli fire in a hospital in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza Strip The Israeli occupation army and paramilitary Jewish settlers killed more than 10 Palestinians […]

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May God be with Egypt

Employing legalistic chicanery, blatant deceit and contemptible conspiracies, the remnants of the Mubarak regime seem hell-bent on aborting the Egyptian revolution. On Thursday, 14 June, the so-called Constitutional Court, an entity that was utterly silent during 30 years of corruption, tyranny and repression under the previous regime, issued a hasty decision, dissolving the People’s Assembly […]

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Hamas, Fatah seek modus vivendi

originally published in Al-Ahram Weekly Hamas and Fatah are slowly edging towards a national reconciliation pact that would end more than five years of rift and division between the two largest political camps in occupied Palestine. Thanks to strong public pressure, the two groups began consultations to form a mutually accepted government, comprising “independent” ministers. […]

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The 1967-war revisited

Originally posted to the Palestinian Information Center 1967 – Palestinians crossing into Jordan Part-1 When Israel occupied the West Bank in 1967, I was ten years old. Then, I didn’t fully grasp what was happening to us. Arab radio stations transmitting from Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad had been galvanizing us into believing that Israel’s days […]

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Palestinian naivety

Originally posted to the Palestinian Information Center Deal or no deal?The recent agreement between Fatah and Hamas to patch up their differences is raising many eyebrows in Occupied Palestine and beyond. Discouraged by the numerous fiascos of the past, many Palestinians think the agreement will eventually evaporate into another disappointment. Others prefer to look at […]

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Silent killing

For the second consecutive week, armed Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian villagers and torched their fields in the northern region of the West Bank as Israeli occupation troops were looking on passively. According to international law, the safety and security of people under occupation is the responsibility of the occupying power. However, in most cases, Israeli […]

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Israel celebrates Jerusalem occupation

Israel continues to extend its control over Arab East Jerusalem, killing all chances of reviving the peace process, writes Khaled Amayreh With vows to keep Jerusalem “united”, under Jewish domination, Israel this week marked the 45th anniversary of its occupation of Arab East Jerusalem. The city is home to some of Islam and Christianity’s holiest […]

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Israel is a crime against humanity

Thanks to the fact that much of the western media deliberately avoids exposing Israeli criminality, probably for fear of being accused of anti-Semitism, much of the brutal ugliness of the Jewish state remains unknown to millions of Europeans and North Americans. This is the reason that many people in the west are still buying the […]

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Jews must clean their own house first

Israeli and Jewish hypocrisy is so brazen that it probably has no match under the sun. Jewish and Zionist circles never stop accusing other countries of harboring “hate” against Jews. Jewish propaganda arms, such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Simon Wiesenthal Center as well as the Israeli foreign ministry recently criticized several countries, […]

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