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Thou Shalt Not Incite: Palestinian Women Tossed in Slammer for Facebook Posts

The favorite word of Israeli officials these days seems to be “incitement.” Since October of last year, 28 Palestinianwomen have been arrested for posting on Facebook, and one of the favored charges heaved at them by magistrates seems to be “incitement.” This at any rate is what 22-year-old Majd Atwan was convicted of. Atwan, from […]

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Age of Fools – Book Review

Reviewed by Jim Miles (Age of Fools.  William A. Cook. Dandelion Books, LLC.  Mesa, Arizona. 2015. ) In a world of fools,  Age of Fools by William Cook is passionate and accusatory book that reviews the Bush/Sharon era of Israeli/Palestinian affairs. Cook’s style is different than the usual prosaic works of history, and while the ‘facts’ […]

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Get Corbyn!

Antisemitism Inquisition shifts up a gear in bid to wreck Labour’s election chances and remove the ‘loose cannon’. With important local government elections a few days away the campaign against alleged antisemites reached a crescendo over the weekend, with the press and TV corps in full cry.   Their main quarry was former mayor of […]

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Welcome to Palestine 2017 A legal Imperative by Clive Hambidge

Welcome to Palestine 2017 A legal Imperative Clive Hambidge “Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act” (Albert Einstein) The ship carrying the precious cargo of a Palestinian Statehood Bid, intended for late 2017, navigates through the choppy waters of Israel’s polluted sea of propaganda, US obduracy and a forever abstaining […]

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The Jewish Settler’s Mind

Who is more dangerous? The fanatic believing a Judaic myth extolling theft and the extermination of the “other,” or the “diaspora” Jewish “agnostic” using lies and intimidation to enable the goals of the fanatic? Hard to choose…They are two hands clapping to salute genocide and grand larceny. All along, the Palestinian land is being eaten up by the […]

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Jews and Walls

Jews and walls… Jews and shtetls …. Jews and paranoia…. collective insanity. “They can’t be that crazy, ” says Aziz Oubid. Yes, Aziz, they can and they are! Saying he wants “to save Jewish lives,” the leader of the Israeli opposition is proposing to divide Jerusalem with more high walls and checkpoints, effectively banishing 200,000 […]

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Roger Waters on Why More Artists Don’t Speak Out Against Israel: They’re Terrified

Have you ever wondered why more musical artists don’t speak out on the occupation of Palestine? This is actually a question put recently by a journalist to someone who could be considered an expert on the matter–Roger Waters. His answer? To state it bluntly, “They’re scared shitless.” More than a quarter of a century ago, […]

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Israel Defies UN Efforts to Bring it into Compliance with Int’l Law

Nearly seven decades after the eruption of what turned out to be one of the longest-running, most violent confrontations of the modern history, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be on the headlines, and despite the loss of so much political and financial capital, refuses to be resolved in a meaningful and sustainable way. In a […]

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Boycott Israel? You Die!!!

It’s not hard to imagine a dystopian future in which calling for a boycott of Israel can result in the death penalty. Does that sound farfetched? Last summer, Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban and other wealthy Jews got together and hosted an anti-BDS summit at Adelson’s luxury Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. Closed to the media […]

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The Mavi Marmara A Re-Examination of Israel’s Use of Deadly Force by Clive Hambidge

The Mavi Marmara A Maritime Incident A Re-Examination of Israel’s Use of Deadly Force Clive Hambidge This paper concerns itself in the main with the case of the Mavi Marmara referred to the International Criminal Court by the Union of the Comoros following the murders of 9 civilians aboard the humanitarian ship which was flying […]

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‘Ethical’ Co-op Bank leaves Palestinian cause in the lurch

Several organisations in the UK that support Palestinians in their struggle for freedom are reported to have had their accounts frozen or closed by the Co-op Bank or been threatened with the chop. The bank until recently was part of the well-regarded Co-operative movement and famed for its business ethics. After running into financial difficulties […]

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UN supports sovereignty for Palestine and slams Israel

Resolution severely criticises the ‘Occupying Power’ Can this be true? Something important and, freedom lovers may think, rather wonderful seems to have happened at the United Nations, and it went largely unreported in mainstream media. The UN General Assembly approved a draft resolution ‘Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including […]

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Expel Israel from the UN

UK activists’ clarion call to civil societies around the world: ‘Expel Israel from the UN’ At least some people are determined to kick off the New Year on a positive note. A motion to expel Israel from the United Nations is to be put to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s AGM. It reads as follows: Motion, […]

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