Occupied Territories

In Defense Of Human Dignity

Our message of peace is a call to action, for other ordinary people like ourselves, not to hand over your lives to whatever puppeteer is in charge this time round, but to take responsibility for the revolution. First, the inner revolution ~ to give love, to give empathy; It is this that will change the … Continue reading In Defense Of Human Dignity

Palestinian Land Day: Global Opposition To 60 Years Of Occupation

Written by Tighe Barry Commemorating Palestinian Land Day in Jordan On March 30, 2012, hundreds of demonstrations took place across the globe in commemoration of Palestinian Land Day. This important day in the history of the Palestinian people is a sorrowful reminder of the six Palestinians who were killed by Israeli forces in 1976 while … Continue reading Palestinian Land Day: Global Opposition To 60 Years Of Occupation

Rebuilding Our Rhetoric

Restoration Not Peace I recently wrote an article titled “Peace is a Poisoned Word,” in which I argued that the definition of peace in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has come to mean the pacification of the Palestinian people. Therefore, it is time to replace peace with a new word, restoration. According to the Wiktionary, restoration means … Continue reading Rebuilding Our Rhetoric

Israel And The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Amnesty International 2011 Annual Report

Head of state Shimon Peres Head of government Benjamin Netanyahu Death penalt abolitionist for ordinary crimes Population 7.3 million (Israel); 4.4 million (OPT) Life expectancy 80.3 years (Israel); 72.9 years (OPT) Under-5 mortality (m/f) 6/5 per 1,000 (Israel); 23/18 per 1,000 (OPT) Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories A ceasefire between Israeli forces and Palestinian … Continue reading Israel And The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Amnesty International 2011 Annual Report

A Grandmother Challenges The Israeli Naval Blockade Of Gaza And The US Congress

Why I wanted to Challenge the Israeli Naval Blockade of Gaza In the overland five trips I have made to Gaza since March, 2009, I have seen the disastrous effect of the brutal Israeli land and sea blockade has had on the Palestinian people. I have seen the terrible level of destruction that the 2008-2009 … Continue reading A Grandmother Challenges The Israeli Naval Blockade Of Gaza And The US Congress

UNESCO Files Complaint Against Israel For Violent Cartoon

On November 4 a cartoon was published in Haaretz which shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehub Barak sending an air force squadron to attack Iran, with Prime Minister Netanyahu ordering, "And on the way back you're gonna hit the UNESCO office in Ramallah!" Eric Falt, UNESCO's assistant director general for external relations … Continue reading UNESCO Files Complaint Against Israel For Violent Cartoon

Four Things Israel Doesn't Want You To Know About The Gaza Blockade

Israel relies on collective amnesia to justify its blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The Audacity of Hope, the US Boat to Gaza that was prevented from leaving Greek waters in June of 2011 due to Israeli political pressure, sought to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. Here's four facts the Israeli government would … Continue reading Four Things Israel Doesn't Want You To Know About The Gaza Blockade

Honor The Treaties

Patterns are as frustrating as The Yellow Wallpaper As elegant as Science As neat and tidy as Auschwitz and as current as they are past and future. ~ Kali Rubaii "The operations of General Hancock," Black Whiskers Sanborn informed the Secretary of the Interior, "have been so disastrous to the public interests, and at the … Continue reading Honor The Treaties

Congressional Tourists Avoid Apartheid in Israel

Written by Ahmad Tibi As a Palestinian member of the Knesset, I know American lawmakers aren't being shown the reality of life here. A Palestinian woman waits behind a wall after she was refused entry to cross into Jerusalem from Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint. Americans, do you know where your member of Congress is? Flocking to … Continue reading Congressional Tourists Avoid Apartheid in Israel