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Isn't It Important to Realize Who Our Enemies Really Are?
Well, heaven preserve us: the most useless “peacemaker” on earth has just used an Arabic acronym for the greatest threat to civilisation since the last greatest threat. Yup, ol’ John Kerry called it “Daesh”, which is what the Arabs call it. It stands for the “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant”...
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No Exit in Gaza: Broken Homes and Broken Lives
Rubble. That’s been the one constant for the Awajah family for as long as I’ve known them. Four months ago, their home was demolished by the Israeli military -- and it wasn’t the first time that Kamal, Wafaa, and their children had been through this. For the last six years, the family has found...
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"Palestine Is Not an Environment Story"
After writing for The Guardian for over a year, my contract was unilaterally terminated because I wrote a piece on Gaza that was beyond the pale. In doing so, The Guardian breached the very editorial freedom the paper was obligated to protect under my contract. I’m speaking out because I believe it...
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Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?
When a journalist tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting. Using history as a side note in a brief news report or political analysis oftentimes does more harm than good. Now imagine if that journalist was not dependable to begin with, even more than it being “interesting...
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A 'Child' Is Missing–From a New York Times Headline
Read this headline from the New York Times ( 11/16/14 ): Palestinian Shot by Israeli Troops at Gaza Border Think for a second about what kind of image that calls up. How much does that image change when you read the story's second sentence? A spokeswoman for the hospital said the Palestinian was a...
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Is Another War Coming to the Occupied West Bank?
Observers of the evolution of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians have long argued that there are only two likely outcomes of the alternating violence and diplomacy between the two sides that has gone on nearly 70 years now. One is a “two-state solution” wherein Israel accepts a...
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Israeli Government To Refuse Entry to UN Team Investigating War Crimes in Gaza
Israel announced Wednesday it will refuse entry to United Nations human rights investigators who seek to probe potential war crimes committed in the latest 50-day military assault on Gaza. The 47-member UN Human Rights Council in July approved the inquiry into "all violations of international...
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Critics Slam US Military's 'Disturbing' Praise for Israel's Gaza Offensive
Critics say it is "shameful" that a high-ranking U.S. military official suggested the Pentagon can learn lessons from Israel's 50-day attack on Gaza this summer. According the Jerusalem Post , Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey made statements Thursday praising the Israeli Defense...
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Gaza Cut Off From All Sides As 'Collective Punishment' Deepens
Despite widespread calls for increased humanitarian aid and economic activity, the approximately 1.8 million people living in the Gaza Strip have been further isolated from the outside world following Israel's closure Sunday, and Egypt's closure last week, of border crossings into the Palestinian...
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Nobel Laureate Malala Donates $50,000 to Gaza
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai announced Wednesday that she is donating $50,000 to rebuild schools in Gaza. The amount represents the full proceeds of the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child, sometimes called the "Children's Nobel," which the 17-year-old education...
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