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Anti-racism means opposition to a Jewish state

Groups and persons that oppose Israeli abuse of Palestinian rights have historically been accused of anti-Semitism.  Although this is a form of mudslinging, many such groups have made a special effort to assure that there is no substance to this charge within their organization.  Thus, a statement of principles that includes anti-racism is a common […]

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George Galloway speaks for BDS as much as anyone

MP George Galloway is an advocate of and participant in BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) toward Israel. Anyone who participates in boycotting, divesting from or sanctioning anything that supports Israel is part of BDS. It includes those who defend Israel itself but oppose and boycott Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and it includes those […]

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Judaization = Racism? Really?

  On Sunday, January 20, 2013, the “progressive” Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a short editorial titled “‘Judaization’ is racism”.[i] Before you get your hopes up, let me tell you that the editorial is a criticism of Shimon Gapso, the Jewish mayor of Upper Nazareth, a community intended to diminish the Arab character of Nazareth, the […]

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BDS, Arab Land and the Custodian of Absentee Property

The 2005 call by more than 170 Palestinian organizations, both within Palestine and without, to boycott Israeli products and services, divest from companies that support and sustain Israel and sanction the Israeli state and its agencies is one of the most important and potentially one of the most effective strategies to end the injustices perpetrated […]

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Eu does not meet nobel vision, rewards human rights abuser Israel

by Mairead Corrigan Maguire – Nobel peace prize (1976) PRESS RELEASE 12th October, 2012 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2012 AWARD TO EUROPEAN UNION Alfred Nobel was a visionary who believed in a demilitarized peaceful world.  In his Will he left his Nobel peace prize to those who would work for ‘fraternity among nations’,’abolition or reduction of […]

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How al-Aqsa Mosque Became a Refugee from Jerusalem

Once upon a time, some people wanted to destroy al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. So the mosque asked its friends, “Will you help save al-Aqsa?”  We’re over a thousand years old and need your help. “Not us,” said the Palestinians still living in Jerusalem.  “We’re trying to keep our own houses and land.” “Not us,” said […]

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Regarding the proposed al-Awda withdrawal of endorsement from BDS

Below is a message that I posted to the al-Awda USA listserve concerning a proposed al-Awda withdrawal of its endorsement from the statement currently appearing on the BDS website of the BNC, which is not the same statement that it originally signed.  Since receiving wider distribution, my message has been misinterpreted and criticised for statements […]

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Determination of Palestinians to stand up for their rights endures. (Activestills)

Uniting the Global Movement for Palestine The old will die and the young will forget. – David Ben Gurion, 1948 (1) When I first went to Palestine in 1965, Ben Gurion’s prediction seemed plausible.  Palestinians and the Palestine solidarity movement were nearly invisible outside the Middle East.  The Palestinian narrative was not commonly heard, except among academics and specialists who […]

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