The Normalisation Drive: Why are Gulf governments increasingly flaunting their ties with Israel?
- Abdelbari Atwan عبد الباري عطوان
Three painful normalisation blows were dealt in as many days to what remains of the Arab states’ self-respect. The first was the participation of an Israeli delegation at a sports tournament in Qatar. The second was the despatch of another sporting ...
Israel is afraid of Khalida Jarrar because she shatters its false democratic image
- Ramzy Baroud رمزي بارود
When Israeli troops stormed the house of Palestinian parliamentarian and lawyer Khalida Jarrar on April 2, 2015, she was engrossed in her research. For months, she had been leading a Palestinian effort to take Israel to the International Criminal ...
Netanyahu advances bill seeking death penalty for Palestinians accused of ‘terrorism’
- Yumna Patel
Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, will renew its debate next week over a bill that would seek the death penalty for Palestinians accused of “terrorism,” after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman ...
Israeli forces detain 8-year-old Palestinian child near al-Khalil/Hebron
- Maan News Agency وكالة معا الإخبارية
Al-Khalil/Hebron (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained an eight-year-old Palestinian child, on Friday afternoon, near the entrance of the town of Beit Ummar, north of the southern occupied West bank district of Hebron.
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Gaza’s iconic ‘liberty protester’ shot in the leg by Israeli forces
- Ahmed Alkabariti أحمد الكباريتي
Aed Abu Amro, 20, is the owner of a small kiosk that sells cigarettes in the al-Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza City’s south side. On October 22 he reached internet infamy after photographer for Anadolu Agency Mustafa Hassouna captured a shirtless ...
Gaza's drinking water spurs blue baby syndrome, serious illnesses
- Sandy Tolan
Contaminated and scarce water owing to Israel's brutal siege and bombing of infrastructure leads to death and disease.
The unshaven doctor with circles under his eyes enters the children's ward at Al Nassar hospital in Gaza City. It's a Thursday ...
Palestinians are as worthy as children of Holocaust survivors for dignity
- Shahd Abusalama شهد ابوسلما
Palestinians’ legitimate claims continue to be silenced at the expense of sustaining Israel’s longstanding myths of being the safe haven for world Jewry and a democracy with the world’s most moral army. As if we are not as worthy ...
‘My heart doesn’t ever leave Palestine’: statement to the Kalimat Palestinian Literature Festival
- Susan Abulhawa سوزان أبو الهوى
After her denial of entry and forced deportation from her homeland, Palestine, by the Israeli colonial occupation, Susan Abulhawa issued the following public statement on social media. It is a moving, powerful document that should be shared ...
Choices made: From zionist settler colonialism to decolonization
- Jeff Halper
Over the years tons of ink have been expended on the seemingly interminable issue of the Palestinians and Israel. The wonderful Educational Bookshop in East Jerusalem is filled from floor to ceiling with books, films and merchandise on the Palestinians ...
Why I'm voting for the Old Man who has made Tel Aviv what it is
- Gideon Levy جدعون ليفي גדעון לוי
On October 30, the Labour Mayor of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Ron Huldai, former Air Force Brigadier General, 74, was re-elected with 46% of the vote. He is now in his fifth term. Gideon Levy explains why he voted for him.-Tlaxcala
If only Israel had a prime ...