An MOU To Kill More Palestinians
by By Dr. Akram Habeeb | | 20 January, 2009
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The Palestinians in Gaza do not bank much on the American government but rather on the good American people, the good people who do not want to see the tax they pay used in building the Israeli arsenal of mass destruction More...
Submitted by: Refaat Alareer on Feb 15, 09 | 12:11 pm

When Israel expelled Palestinians:
by Randall Kuhn | The Washington Times, | Wednesday, January 14, 2009
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In the wake of Israel's invasion of Gaza, Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak made this analogy: "Think about what would happen if for seven years rockets had been fired at San Diego, California from Tijuana, Mexico." More...
Submitted by: Refaat Alareer on Feb 10, 09 | 1:11 pm

Bringing Death and Destruction to Muslims
by Paul Craig Roberts | Antiwar.com | January 17 2008
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After pandering to Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert's right-wing government last week, US president George W. Bush carried the Israeli/neoconservative campaign against Iran to Arab countries. Sounding as authentic as the "Filipino Monkey," Bush told the Arab countries that "Iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terror," and that "Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere." More...
Submitted by: nachoua on Jan 19, 08 | 3:01 pm

This time next year?
by Daoud Kuttab | IMEU | 17 Jan 2008
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President George Bush, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have committed themselves to give the world a new year's gift in 2009: an independent state of Palestine. After decades of war and homelessness, oppression and occupation, settlements and walls, this is a welcome move. However, much needs to be accomplished in 2008 for this vision -- unlike previous ones -- to become a reality.

Despite skepticism, various pieces of the Palestinian statehood puzzle are falling into place. The Bush Administration has countered the pro-Israel lobby and spoken of the strategic importance of Palestinian statehood for the United States. Standing next to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah last October, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that the creation of a Palestinian state is in the national interest of the United States. US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley was then sent to the region as proof that the issue has now taken on a national security priority. And now, President Bush has made his first trip as president to the occupied Palestinian territories. More...
Submitted by: antiprocon on Jan 17, 08 | 8:37 pm

Israel: Pitting the West Against Islam
by M. Shahid Alam | |
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It is tempting to celebrate the creation of Israel as a great triumph, perhaps the greatest in Jewish history. Indeed, the history of Israel has often been read as the heroic saga of a people marked for extinction, who emerged from Nazi death camps – from Auschwitz, Belzec and Treblinka – to establish their own state in 1948, a Jewish haven and a democracy that has prospered even as it has defended itself valiantly against unceasing Arab threats and aggression. Without taking away anything from the sufferings of European Jews, I will insist that this way of thinking about Israel – apart from its mythologizing – has merit only as a partisan narrative. It seeks to insulate Israel against the charge of a devastating colonization by falsifying history, by camouflaging the imperialist dynamics that brought it into existence, and denying the perilous future with which it now confronts the Jews, the West and the Islamic world. More...
Submitted by: Shahid Alam on Nov 24, 06 | 11:16 pm

Europe nixes landing rights for El Al planes with IDF cargo
by Zohar Blumenkrantz | Haaretz Correspondent | 04/09/06
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A number of European states are refusing to allow El Al cargo planes carrying Israel Defense Forces equipment from stopover landings in their airports. More...
Submitted by: Hanan Rihan on Sep 07, 06 | 2:14 pm

Chomsky On Israel, Peace, Disengagement from Gaza
by Shira Hadad | Council On The National Interest | November 11, 2005
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Noam Chomsky, recently voted the most important public intellectual in the world today (based on a poll conducted jointly by the British monthly Prospect and the Washington-based Foreign Policy) was interviewed at length by Shira Hadad for Haaretz, the Israeli newspaper. In it he remarks on the current state of affairs in Israel, on the disengagement from Gaza and prospects for peace. For the full interview, follow this link More...
Submitted by: LDavidson on Nov 12, 05 | 1:00 am

No US-Backed Israeli Government Has Offered Equal Rights to Palestinians: The Last Moment of Hope
by Ilan Pappe | Counterpunch | 27 October 2005
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This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Palestinian uprising and may well be the last moment for making peace in Israel and Palestine. Peace is not only important for the people who live there. It will pay dividends to the world and especially to the United States.

This is because a prolonged conflict in Palestine will destabilize the Arab world and allow its leaders to continue ignoring urgent issues such as poverty and democracy. The unsolved Palestinian question means that that the age of colonialism is not over and that dealing with poverty or liberty can be described as a luxury. As long as the Palestinian refugees who were expelled by Jewish newcomers in 1948 cannot return home and as long as the military occupation of the territories conquered by Israel in 1967 persists, there will be no lasting solution. No peace proposal to date has offered a fair solution to either the Palestinian refugees or those continuing to live under a brutal military occupation. More...
Submitted by: Mona Baker on Oct 29, 05 | 10:08 am

How we left Gaza
by Tanya Reinhart, Translated from Hebrew by Edeet Ravel | Yediot Aharonot | 18 August 2005
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We will never know with certainty what took place in the mind of Ariel Sharon in February 2004, when he first declared, without consulting anyone, that he is ready to evacuate the Jewish settlements in Gaza. But if we try to put together the pieces of the disengagement puzzle, the scenario that makes most sense is that Sharon believed that this time, as before, he would find a way of evading the plan. This would explain, for example, why the Gaza settlers have not yet received compensation money and why, as the Saturday Supplement of Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot revealed on August 5, almost no steps have been taken to prepare for their absorption into Israel. (1)

Sharon had good reason to believe that he would succeed in his avoidance tactics. In the previous round, when confronted with the Bush administration’s road map, he committed himself to a cease fire, during which Israel was to revert to the status quo of pre-September 2000, freeze settlement construction and remove outposts. None of this was carried out. Sharon and the army claimed that Mahmud Abbas (in the previous round) was not trustworthy and had failed to rein in Hamas. The army continued its assassination policy and succeeded in bringing the Occupied Territories to an unprecedented boiling point, followed by the inevitable Palestinian terror attacks that shattered the cease fire. During the entire time, the first-term Bush administration stood by Sharon’s side and dutifully echoed all his complaints against Abbas. More...
Submitted by: Mona Baker on Aug 23, 05 | 11:30 am

A Quarter of a Million Dollars Per Settler
by Charley Reese | AntiWar | 17/7/2005
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The state of Israel – which, the last time I checked, was both a foreign and a sovereign nation – wants the American taxpayers to cough up $2.2 billion in addition to our regular $3 billion-or-so annual subsidy to pay for the withdrawal from Gaza. More...
Submitted by: nachoua on Jul 18, 05 | 3:20 pm

Withdrawal is a prelude to annexation
by Avi Shlaim | The Guardian | 22 June 2005
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US hypocrisy is not new but Condi Rice has taken it beyond chutzpah

Condoleezza Rice hailed the understanding between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the need to destroy the homes of the 8,000 Jewish settlers in Gaza as a historic step on the road to peace. This is a fatuous statement by one of the most vacuous US secretaries of state of the postwar era.

American foreign policy has habitually displayed double standards towards the Middle East: one standard towards Israel and one towards the Arabs. To give just one example, the US effected regime change in Baghdad in three weeks but has failed to dismantle a single Jewish settlement in the occupied territories in 38 years. More...
Submitted by: Mona Baker on Jun 22, 05 | 12:21 pm

U.S. Grad Students Seen Hostile To Israel
by Gary Rosenblatt | The Jewish Week | June 17, 2005
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A new survey of attitudes toward Israel among graduate students at top U.S. universities offers a disturbing, if not frightening, picture of increasing sympathy for the Palestinian cause and blame on the Jewish state for the lack of peace. More...
Submitted by: LDavidson on Jun 18, 05 | 3:22 am

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