Archive for September, 2011

Palestinian Statehood – another 63-year wait?

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

The farce of Palestinian statehood gets more absurd by the day. Abbas seeks recognition of Palestine in the UN – but why? Read more »

Gaza Video Report: What Gazans Think of the UN Bid

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

Julie Webb-Pullman: In recent days I interviewed Gazans working in an office building in Gaza City, people in the street, and some students at the Al Azhar University. I asked first what they thought of Presdient Abbas taking the bid for statehood to … Read more »

Julie Webb-Pullman–Gaza: Khan Yunis revisited

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

When Kia Ora Gaza was in Gaza almost a year ago, some of the team visited poor families and orphans in Gaza’s second-largest city, Khan Yunis. At that time I reported on the dire situation faced by families there, some of whom had been living in these … Read more »

Cairo: The Egyptian people want Israel out – or honourable

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

The hasty and undignified departure of Israeli embassy staff from Cairo following popular protests on Friday underscores the highly-tenuous state of Israeli-Egyptian relations, as well as the strength and determination of Egyptian people-power. Read more »

Gaza: Public Military Trial for Arrigoni’s Alleged Killers

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

Julie Webb-Pullman reports that a Gaza Military Court presided over by Judge Abu Omar Atallah today opened public proceedings in the trial of four men accused in relation to the murder of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni in Gaza City on 15 April … Read more »

Palmer Report: Fatally Flawed

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

The most fundamental fault of the Palmer Report on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident (1) is its one-eyed view of security. The second is its exceeding of the Terms of Reference (TOR). While the Report upholds, and goes into considerable detail about, … Read more »