Posts Tagged “Palestinian territories”

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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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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Land Day report shows worsening discrimination in Israel

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Land Day report shows worsening discrimination in Israel

As Palestinians and the world celebrate Land Day in recognition of the land rights stolen by Israel in occupied Palestine, a new report shows the Apartheid-like discrimination by Israel against Christian and Muslim citizens of Israel and especially against the victims of Israel’s Apartheid-like policies in the West Bank. By Ray Hanania A new report…

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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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The Death of Reason: American bias when it comes to Justice

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The Death of Reason: American bias when it comes to Justice

By Jafar M. Ramini The late John F. Kennedy, the only President of the United States of America since WW2 with any integrity, once said about justice, “We cannot negotiate with people who say what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.” (The White House, July 25, 1961) Let’s try to equate this with…

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Freedom of the Press, is Israel listening?

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Freedom of the Press, is Israel listening?

By Ray Hanania U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered opening remarks to attendees at the Journalists’ Security Conference held this week in Washington D.C. Kerry, who has been far more principled than his Bush administration predecessors, reminded the group that a free press ensures that flow of accurate information, but the price has been high in…

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Winter storm gathers over Occupied Palestine

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Winter storm gathers over Occupied Palestine

By Mohammed Asad A winter storm brought unusually cold weather and snow and rain to Occupied Palestine this past week. Snow blanketed much of the Holy Land adding a nice touch to the Orthodox Christmas which was celebrated throughout occupied Palestine. Hit hardest were residents of the Gaza Strip which was devastated by Israel’s war…

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Amnesty International blasts Israel on ICC response

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Amnesty International blasts Israel on ICC response

Retaliation Against Palestine’s Welcome Accession to ICC Must Stop Israel, the USA and EU member states must refrain from punishing or threatening Palestine for taking the positive step of granting the International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction over crimes under international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said today. Amnesty International welcomes Palestine¹s…

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AIPAC Commends Obama’s Failure to Recognize Palestine’s Rights

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By Eileen Fleming AIPAC praises failure of UN resolution to recognize Palestine as a state, an effort by Palestinians to kickstart the peace process killed by Netanyahu’s extremist government On December 19, President Obama signed bills to bolster the ‘special relationship’ with Israel, support Syrian rebels, to disrupt Native American land rights, and to protect…

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Gaza students call for speedier repair and rebuilding of schools

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Gaza students call for speedier repair and rebuilding of schools

By Mohammed Asad Students in the Gaza Strip held protests this week to urge a speedier repair and rebuilding of the dozens of schools that were destroyed by Israel’s military this past summer during its assault on the civilian population. More than 2,200 people were killed with more than 90 percent civilians, including about 500 children,…

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