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Palestine

New ‘concepts’ in American-Israeli Relations

By As’ad Abdul Rahman | Gulf News | 23 Jun 2012

From the point of view of its strategic security, as well as in economic, political and diplomatic terms, Israel is dependent on the US. Since 1948, the US has consecrated a huge chunk of its aid to the Zionist state, making it the largest recipient of US aid in the world and a “strategic partner”. In spite of this, the possibilities of tension in this relationship cannot be avoided.

 

Palestinians seek to attract millions of Muslims back to Al Aqsa

By Tom Heneghan | Reuters | 20 Jun 2012

The grand mosques in Mecca and Medina, the two holiest in Islam, draw millions of pilgrims annually. Al-Aqsa, the last of the three sacred sites the Prophet Mohammad urged Muslims to visit, sees only a few thousand foreign worshippers a year.

 

US campaign to end Israeli occupation

By As’ad Abdul Rahman | Gulf News | 26 May 2012

Activists are now on US ground seeking support for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands. A campaign, representing the largest and most diverse coalition in the US is “working to change US policy” which unconditionally supports the Israeli colonial rule of the occupied Palestinian land.

 

Ordeal of remembrance

By Fawaz Turki | Gulf News | 19 May 2012

To meet deadline, an obligation that political commentators, no less than news reporters, are enjoined by editors against toying with, I have to write this column today -- which just happens to be May 15, the time each year when Palestinians, along with sundry Arabs, commemorate the Nakba, the day in 1948 when Palestine was dismembered and Palestinians were expelled from home and homeland.

 

A flow of international criticism against the Zionist Entity

By Islam Times | 29 Apr 2012

The Zionist entity is exposed these days to a flow of harsh criticism and an attempt to delegitimize it, and the right of its entity to continue to exist on the land of the occupied Palestine is being questioned.

 

Independence contra disaster: Israel’s suppression of alternative historical narratives

By Patrick O. Strickland | Bikyamasr | Tel Aviv | 28 Apr 2012

April 26, 2012, marked the 64th birthday of the state of Israel. May 15th, however, will bring the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian al-Nakba, or disaster, during which roughly 700,000 Palestinians were displaced by fleeing or expulsion.

 

Tag Mehir, The Israeli Jewish Terrorist Organization. A price tag that is too high.

By Dr Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin | Family Security Matters | 22 Dec 2011

As an Israeli Jewish psychoanalyst with a doctorate on Islam, I feel I have a moral responsibility and obligation to denounce the recent upsurge in Israeli Jewish violence committed by Tag Mehir (lit. Price Tag) against Israeli Muslims and especially the torching of their mosques and the destruction of their property. This has motivated me to share some thoughts and observations and hopefully a few possible solutions.

 

Apartheid and the occupation of Palestine

 

Source: By John Duggard/Al Jazeera/Nov.4/2011

This week, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will consider the question of whether Israel's practices in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) constitute the crime of apartheid within the meaning of the 1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.

 
 

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