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America: from a shining city on a hill to virtual Jewish fiefdom

America: from a shining city on a hill to virtual Jewish fiefdom

One of the grim signs underscoring the utter corruption of the American political environment is the ongoing tuneful and vapid contest between incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney to win the heart of the Zionist state of Israel. The two are behaving like determined political whores, hell-bent on wining the biggest show […]

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Another futile visit

Source:Ahram Weekly 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

Hani Al-Hassan: 1938-2012

Source: Ahram Weekly 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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Palestinian Children

Is the Palestinian Authority an Israeli protectorate

As nearly always, the Palestinian Authority (PA) behavior is visibly pathetic. Unfortunately, there is no other way to relate to this behavior. According to recent reports, Israel sought to obtain a loan a $1 b. from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on behalf of the PA. However, the global body turns down the Israeli request, […]

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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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Eygpt's Supreme Constitutional Court

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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Palestinians polarised by Egyptian scene

Mubarak’s Egypt backed Fatah against Hamas. Now, the shoe is on the other foot as Egypt goes to the polls to choose a president writes Khaled Amayreh in Hebron… The trial and conviction of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister, Habib El-Adli, earlier this week have reverberated through the Palestinian political street, […]

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