César Chelala

César Chelala

Dr. César Chelala is an international public health consultant and a
winner of several journalism awards.

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Sunday, April 06, 2014
The Case for Donald Rumsfeld’s Prosecution
I have just finished watching the film “The Unknown Known” by Errol Morris, which is a long interview with Donald Rumsfeld, the former Secretary of Defense during the Iraq war, and cannot stop thinking about Rumsfeld’s role in the use of torture, for which he was widely condemned. In 2009, Manfred...
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Sunday, March 23, 2014
UN Raporteur Accuses Israel of "Ethnic Cleansing"
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Mr. Netanyahu's Wrong Mantra
In his visit to the U.S., Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. President Barak Obama that he would never compromise on Israel’s security, as Obama pressured him to reach an agreement with the Palestinians.
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Friday, February 28, 2014
Israel's Army Accused of War Crimes
In a new Amnesty International (AI) report titled “Trigger Happy: Israel’s Use of Excessive Force in the West Bank,” the human rights organization accuses Israel of using excessive, reckless violence against civilians in the occupied West Bank.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Mistreatment of Palestinian Children Continues
An Australian documentary just released titled “ Stone Cold Justice ” alleges that some Palestinian children were being physically abused and forced into false confessions by the Israeli military to gather intelligence on Palestinian activists.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
In Palestine, A History of Dispossession
Increasing acts of violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories have been repeatedly denounced. Together with the increasing number of settlements being built on Palestinian land, those acts of violence betray justice and seriously undermine the prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Saturday, January 11, 2014
The Need for a Peace Narrative in the Middle East
Growing up in Tucuman, a town in the North of Argentina, I had the opportunity to see a small example of peaceful coexistence and collaboration between Arabs and Jews. I was reminded of that experience after reading an article by Uri Avnery, one of the leading peace activists in Israel, on the need for a peace narrative in the Middle East.
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Afghan Children Pay the Price of Brutal War
Decades of insecurity and war have provoked a heavy toll on children’s lives and well being.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
A Ripe Time for Necessary Peace
While the world responded positively to the deal reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (P5+1,) Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu persists in calling the deal a “historical mistake”.
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Friday, December 06, 2013
Nelson Mandela: Death of a Giant
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s death signals not only the passing away of a gifted politician. It is the death of one of the most significant figures of the XX century. It is not only the death of a man; it is the physical –although not the spiritual- death of a person whose ideas illuminated the search for a better world.
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