Posts Tagged “Israeli settlement”

Israeli settlements and Palestinian terror: a moral equivalence?

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Israeli settlements and Palestinian terror: a moral equivalence?

Israeli settlements and Palestinian terror: a moral equivalence? Moral obsessions block creative solutions to political disputes By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz I recently asked a Palestinian friend this provocative question: Is there moral equivalence between building Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories and Palestinian “acts of terror”? He said “Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands and Palestinian acts…

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America’s empty “happy talk” on Palestine coming to an end

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America’s empty “happy talk” on Palestine coming to an end

America’s empty “happy talk” on Palestine coming to an end President-Elect Donald Trump’s actions which critics claim favor Israel in fact have the potential of awakening the sleeping giant of the Arab and Muslim World. His appointment of extremist David Freidman as US Ambassador to Israel and his vow to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv…

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Hell in Hebron and The NY Times Reports the Obvious

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Hell in Hebron and The NY Times Reports the Obvious

On Thursday the headline in The New York Times read “Palestinian Uprising Shifts to West Bank City of Hebron” and reported: This month’s Palestinian uprising that started with a wave of knife attacks in Jerusalem has shifted some 18 miles south to Hebron, another holy city with a stark history of violence and tension…  …

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Gaza youth protest Israel’s killing of children

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Gaza youth protest Israel’s killing of children

Gaza’s children came out into the streets this past week to show support for the victims of Israeli extremist brutality, including the arson murder by an Israeli settler of an 18 month old child, Ali Dawabsheh. Dawabsheh died when his home was set fire by Jewish terrorists from nearby illegal Israeli settlements By Mohammed Asad Children in…

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Obama gives Civil Rights in Israel a hard push

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Obama gives Civil Rights in Israel a hard push

President Obama’s administration clearly attacked Israel’s extremists who insist that everything Israel does, including crimes, is good. While Obama does not support a boycott of Israel proper, the State Department issued a clarification reminding the world that it does not support the illegal settlements. The statement came out just as more American Christian Churches prepared to…

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Peace in Israel, Palestine doesn’t come by building walls

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Peace in Israel, Palestine doesn’t come by building walls

To normalize or not to normalize. How much is too much or too little? There is an in between called compromise.It’s clear that the direction most Israelis and Palestinians are headed is away from peace and actions that might help end the conflict. When the brutality of the Israeli occupation increases, the thought of reaching…

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Two months in Palestine: A Snapshot of oppression

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Two months in Palestine: A Snapshot of oppression

Activists spends two months in Palestine struggling against Israeli Apartheid policies to champion the rights of Palestinians, and sees Israeli oppression firsthand By Dezeray Lyn The wholesale occupation and pillaging of the West Bank and what is left of the Palestinian territories has been raging on now for 67 years. There are internationals filing into…

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Israeli Settler attacks on Christian & Muslim Holy sites

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Israeli Settler attacks on Christian & Muslim Holy sites

Israeli settlers and Jewish extremists vandalizing and defacing Christian and Muslim holy sites under Israeli control. What is the government of Israel doing to stop this? By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. Every day I wake up and stare at the new illegal Israeli settlement right in front of my kitchen window. It has been…

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Future of Middle East: Between a rock and a hard place

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Future of Middle East: Between a rock and a hard place

By Jafar M. Ramini I am in a quandary, torn like no other time before between throwing in the towel and calling it a day or continuing on the same path with no end in sight. What brought this state of confusion and uncertainty in my mind and heart is the wall-to-wall media coverage of…

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Houston BDS targets RE/MAX for supporting illegal settlements

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Houston BDS targets RE/MAX for supporting illegal settlements

By Ray Hanania Activists with BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) in Houston, Texas are planning a major protest to highlight the involvement of RE/MAX Realty in renting and marketing properties located in the illegal Israeli settlements located on occupied lands. Israeli settlements are racist in that they are built to only house Jews, while non-Jews including…

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Taybeh Continues to be the Light

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Taybeh Continues to be the Light

By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. As I woke up to heavy rain and severe wind storms in one of the highest mountain regions in Palestine, I gave glory to God  to be alive for another day and continue to keep my hope that all people of this region will learn to love humanity.  The…

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Netanyahu Seeks Nation-State of the Jewish People – EU Proposes Sanctions

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Netanyahu Seeks Nation-State of the Jewish People – EU Proposes Sanctions

By Eileen Fleming On Sunday in Jerusalem at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would push forward the “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People” the most extreme of a series of similar legislative proposals that have been raised this year. Netanyahu said, “The justice…

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