Rachel Shabi

Rachel Shabi has written extensively on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Middle East. Her award-winning book, Not the Enemy: Israel's Jews from Arab Lands, was published in 2009.

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Monday, November 12, 2012 - 1:20pm
The Israeli Documentary Putting Military Rule in Palestine on Trial
The Law In These Parts , an Israeli documentary awarded this year's Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury prize, examines how the country created a military-legal system to control the Palestinians in the lands Israel occupied in 1967. And at some point during the film, it becomes clear that it's the judges who are on trial.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 1:36pm
The Death of the Israel-Palestine Two-State Solution Brings Fresh Hope
We could argue over who killed it, but what's the point? It's increasingly obvious that a continued insistence on zombie peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians is deluded, because the two-state principle framing them is dead.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 9:50am
Equality Must Be the Legacy of the Arab Spring
So far, the talk has been good. As Islamist parties gain majority votes in post-revolution elections in the Arab world, they have said all the right things to assure people of their of moderate, open-minded credentials. Plurality is the buzzword in the speeches made to calm fears of an Islamist takeover.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 11:07am
Militant Jewish Settlers Set up 11 Outposts in the Occupied West Bank
Israeli settler groups have set up 11 new outposts in the occupied West Bank, in a direct rebuttal of mounting US calls to freeze settlement activity.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 9:26am
New Israeli FM Lieberman Rules out 'Concessions' to Palestinians
Israel's new foreign minister dismayed the international community today with a rancorous analysis of the peace process and an announcement that the new government favors aggression rather than concessions to the Palestinians. In his first speech since taking office, the rightwinger Avigdor Lieberman dismissed the last round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, arguing that Israeli concessions made in a bid to secure peace had all been fruitless.
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Monday, June 9, 2008 - 3:31pm
US Professors Face Hostile Reception in Jerusalem
The American professors whose bestselling book, The Israel Lobby , provoked a media storm are bracing themselves for a hostile reception when they speak this week at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 4:15pm
Rachel Corrie Play Opens in Haifa
An Arabic-language production of My Name is Rachel Corrie, a play based on the writings of a young American woman killed by an Israeli bulldozer, premiered in Haifa, Israel on Sunday. Corrie's parents attended the performance, which took place on the fifth anniversary of her death. "I can't think of any more appropriate place to be... than with all of you. Even when we are back in the United States, our hearts are always very much here," Cindy Corrie, Rachel's mother, told the audience.
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Monday, September 8, 2003 - 11:03am
The Torturers' Picnic
On September 11, the defense industry will be commemorating those who died in New York two years ago with a gala dinner in a central London hotel. Here, the world's best weapons makers will be breaking gourmet bread with the world's best weapons buyers, discussing future deals in the safety of a private event, guarded by police lines. The gala dinner is the highlight of Europe's biggest arms fair, Defense Systems and Equipment International (DSEI), a five-day weapons expo held in London's Docklands.
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