Archive for September, 2012

On Anti-Muslim Films, Cartoons and My Gaza Neighbor

Column – Ramzy Baroud

A neighbor of mine, of many years ago from a Gaza refugee camp, was a sacrilegious person par excellence. Unemployed like most inhabitants of the camp, he was extremely poor. His family responsibilities were daunting, yet prolonged Israeli military curfews … Read more »

Freedom for Jalaal

Press Release – International Solidarity Movement

On Saturday 15th September a group of four internationals from ISM joined the Daraghmah family at their home in al Luban to celebrate son Jalaal’s release from prison. Thanks to many generous donations ISM was able to pay the five thousand shekel bail … Read more »

Charity Economics, Subservient Politics: Why Oslo Must Go

Column – Ramzy Baroud

Recent demonstrations in protest of the rising cost of living have swept across the West Bank. While they are not indicative of a Palestinian version of the ‘Arab Spring’, they are still an important first step. Read more »

The Pope and the Palestinians

Column – Franklin Lamb

The only time this observer recalls Yassir Arafat ever becoming frustrated with the late American journalist Janet Stevens, whom he adored as a daughter, was during a visit in August of 1982 when the PLO leader, mentioned in conversation, as he often … Read more »

Ministry of Detainees’ and Ex-detainees’ Affairs

Press Release – Gaza Ministry of Detainee Affairs

GAZA, PALESTINE, September 11 – The families of Palestinians detained by Israel called for a week of urgent actions to support a mass hunger strike on 13 September, as well as ongoing hunger strikes by individual detainees. Read more »

Canada preps for war with Iran: malevolent foreign policy

Article – Jim Miles

John Baird, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced Canada’s position on Iran, indicating it was shutting down its embassy at the same time expelling all Iranian diplomats. Read more »

Life and Death – The Tank Man and Rachel Corrie

Article – Dan Lieberman

The court decision in Israel, which exonerated the driver of a huge bulldozer in the death of activist Rachel Corrie, recalls a previous confrontation between man and machine – the 1989 stance of a Chinese citizen before a tank squadron moving … Read more »

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Lost and ‘Betrayed’

Column – Ramzy Baroud

The official position of Arab nations is unambiguous: solidarity with Palestine is paramount. But facts on the ground point to a disturbingly different reality, one in which Palestinians are mistreated beyond any rational justification in various … Read more »

Caricatures of Violence: The Poisoning of Yasser Arafat

Column – Binoy Kampmark

It is the language of brutal indifference – words that are chewed, gnawed, spat out with derision. But when asked whether the Israeli authorities might have had a hand in the death of Yaser Arafat, the reaction is stubbornly predictable. Read more »

Arrigoni’s Murder Trial in Gaza: Answers Not Just a Verdict

Column – Ramzy Baroud

There was once a young man from a very small Italian town called Bulciago who wished to change the world. As soon as he finished his exams, he began his quest. He travelled near and far, and when he arrived in Jerusalem in 2002, he knew he had found his … Read more »