Archive for December, 2011

Israeli Navy Attacks International Observers

Press Release – civil peace service gaza

At 10:55 am, an Israeli naval warship attacked the international observers and Palestinian captain of the Civil Peace Service Gaza (CPSGAZA) boat Oliva, injuring its captain in an apparent attempt to capsize it. The two international observers, both Italian … Read more »

The Price of Freedom

Press Release – Popular Struggle

In Palestine, freedom, even as limited a freedom as we are allowed, sometime has a price tag attached to it. In the case of my friend and comrade Hassan Brijiah, that price is a random 10,000 Shekels (2,650 USD) sum. A member of the al-Ma’asara … Read more »

Gazan school girls send a message to the world

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

It is three years and two days since their world was shattered by Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli offensive which began on the first day of exams, and left every child at this school minus a family member, a friend, a neighbour, a limb – and … Read more »

Israeli navy attacks international observers,

Press Release – civil peace service gaza

At 10:55 am, an Israeli naval warship attacked the international observers and Palestinian captain of the Civil Peace Service Gaza (CPSGAZA) boat Oliva, injuring its captain in an apparent attempt to capsize it. Read more »

Palestine: Those Who Inspired Us in 2011

Article – Ramzy Baroud

Mustafa Tamimi was a 28-year-old resident of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. His meticulously trimmed beard served as the centerpiece of his handsome face. Read more »

Uri Avnery: The Duke of Nablus

Column – Uri Avnery

THE NAME of Munib al-Masri has recently come up as a possible candidate for Prime Minister of a Palestinian national unity government. Not being a member of either Fatah or Hamas, he is acceptable to both. Read more »

Rabbi Michael Lerner: One Invented Nation Or Two

Article – Rabbi Michael Lerner

I thought, however, that you might be interested in reading the article by MJ Rosenberg whose columns we publish on our website . He takes on Newt Gingrich’s perspcective and answers those who think that Palestine is just an Arab fantasy. … Read more »

Russel Norman’s address in reply speech

Speech – Green Party

We’re about to break for Christmas, a time for family, sleeping in, barbeques, trips to the beach, and spending time with our mates and family. Read more »

Un Laments Lack of Progress in Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Press Release – UN News

The realization of a two-State solution for Israelis and Palestinians has not advanced, with violent incidents erupting at a worrying rate over the past month, a senior United Nations official warned today. Read more »

No Delay In The Release Of Female Prisoner – Bushra Altaweel

Press Release – UFree

A number of Palestinian prisoners including women and children were released on Sunday as part of the final phase in the prisoners exchange deal between Israel and Palestinian factions. One of the released prisoners includes 18 year old female Bushra Altaweel, … Read more »

UN Expert Urges Broader Freedom Of Expression In Israel

Press Release – UN News

An independent United Nations human rights expert has urged authorities in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory to lift restrictions to freedom of expression, stressing that these are curbing minority views and dissenting opinions, and preventing … Read more »

Mohammed Khatib: On My Release From Jail

Article – Popular Struggle

I have just been released from jail, after three days inside. I was arrested last Friday , together with 22 others, in the village of Nabi Saleh, during a demonstration commemorating the murder of Mustafa Tamimi . Our arrest took place as we peacefully … Read more »

UNICEF Welcomes Israel’s Release Of Child Detainees

Press Release – UN News

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) welcomed the release of 55 Palestinian child detainees by Israel yesterday as part of a prisoner swap deal struck two months ago, and said it looked forward to more advancements on this issue. “We welcome … Read more »

Israel / OPT: UN Expert Calls For Freedom Of Expression

Press Release – OHCHR

JERUSALEM / GENEVA (19 December 2011) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue urged* the authorities of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory to lift all restrictions to freedom of expression, stressing that “truly democratic … Read more »

Vandalised Billboard Makes a Statement of Its Own

Press Release – St Matthew in the City

Our billboard this Christmas pointed to the social circumstances of a young, poor, unmarried mother in 1st Century Palestine. It would have taken tremendous faith and courage to withstand the prejudice of her critics. We hoped that people would think … Read more »

Dan Lieberman: U.S. Policies Motivate Iran Nuclear Aims

Article – Dan Lieberman

When the United States sent the B-29 Superfortress bomber, Elona Gay, to drop “Little Boy” on an unwary Hiroshima and ushered in the nuclear age, its administration neglected to plan for a major concern; how to prevent nuclear proliferation. America could … Read more »

Separated as prisoners, reunited in Gaza on release

Press Release – Electronic Intifada

On 19 December, the second and last group of Palestinian prisoners to be exchanged for a captured Israeli soldier is expected to be released. The 550 men slated for release will at long last taste freedom after years — for some, decades — behind … Read more »

The United States, Malaysia, and the Asia Pacific

Press Release – US State Department

This is an exciting moment for American diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific — a true inflection point in our foreign policy. As Secretary Clinton has written, “It is becoming increasingly clear that in the 21st century, the world’s strategic and economic … Read more »

Traditional Conference For Heads Of Christian Communities

Press Release – Embassy of Israel

The Spokesperson for the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories notes that, on 14 December 2011, the head of the Bethlehem District Coordination and Liaison Office (DCL), Lt. Col. Iyad Sarhan, will host representatives of the … Read more »

Gush Shalom: The Rampaging Golem

Press Release – Gush Shalom

When soldiers faced Palestinian demonstrators at Nebi Salah last Friday, they shot and killed. When they faced rampaging settlers, there was not even a single arrest. Read more »

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