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November 2014

 

Israeli forces displayed ‘callous indifference’ in deadly attacks on family homes in Gaza

Amnesty International Gaza Report, 5 November 2014 A Palestinian child sits above the ruins of his ruined home, and looks at thousands of homes destroyed because of the war on Gaza.© 2014 Pacific Press

  Israeli forces have killed scores of Palestinian civilians in attacks targeting houses full of families which in some cases have amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International has disclosed in a new report on the latest Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip. Families under the Rubble: Israeli attacks on inhabited homes details eight cases where residential family homes in Gaza were attacked by Israeli forces without warning during Operation Protective Edge in July and August 2014, causing the deaths of at least 104 civilians including 62 children..

 

Will Rasmea Odeh Go to Prison Because of a Confession Obtained Through Torture? Forty years ago, the Israeli army tortured and imprisoned her. Now she’s being forced to relive the nightmare in a US court.

Charlotte Silver, The Nation, November 4, 2014 Rasmea Odeh outside a federal courthouse in Chicago (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  When she was 21, in 1969, Odeh was arrested in the middle of the night by Israeli soldiers at her home, and for twenty-five days her interrogators tortured her. She was beaten from head to toe with sticks and metal bars; her body, including genitalia and breasts, was subjected to electric shocks after she was forced to watch a male prisoner tortured to death in this very way. All the while, she was told she would die if she did not confess..

 

October 2014

 

 

September 2014

 

CANADA, AT WAR FOR 13 YEARS, SHOCKED THAT ‘A TERRORIST’ ATTACKED ITS SOLDIERS

BY GLENN GREENWALD, 22 Oct 2014, The//Intercept

  TORONTO – In Quebec on Monday, two Canadian soldiers were hit by a car driven by Martin Couture-Rouleau, a 25-year-old Canadian who, as The Globe and Mail reported, “converted to Islam recently and called himself Ahmad Rouleau.” One of the soldiers died, as did Couture-Rouleau when he was shot by police upon apprehension after allegedly brandishing a large knife. Police speculated that the incident was deliberate, alleging the driver waited for two hours before hitting the soldiers, one of whom was wearing a uniform..

 

Israeli Soldiers detain developmentally-disabled Palestinian child in Hebron, 19 Oct. 2014 (Video)

 

Under cover of reconstruction, UN and PA become enforcers of Israel’s Gaza siege

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Fri, 10/17/2014, Electronic Intifada Gaza Siege 2.0: Under guise of reconstruction, UN will help Israel gain even more intrusive control over Palestinian lives. (Mohammed Asad / APA images)

  Details given in a confidential briefing this week confirm that the UN has agreed to become the chief enforcer of Israel’s ongoing siege of Gaza. Under the guise of reconstruction, the UN will be monitoring and gathering private information about Palestinian households to be passed onto Israel, which will have a veto over which families get aid to rebuild their homes. This was presented as part of an effort to try to entrench and legitimize the Israeli-backed Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza.

 

How One Man Refused to Spy on Fellow Muslims for the FBI—and Then Lost Everything

The case of Ayyub Abdul-Alim fits a decades-long pattern of government criminalization of African-American Muslims

by Arun Kundnani, Emily Keppler and Muki Najaer, October 14, 2014, The Nation Mag.

  On the night of December 9, 2011, Siham Stewart called her husband, Ayyub Abdul-Alim, as he closed down his corner store, Nature’s Garden, in Springfield, Massachusetts. She asked him to bring home a gallon of milk. A few minutes later, she watched from the window of their second-floor apartment as he was seized in the street and handcuffed by two police officers..

 

North America is a crime scene: The untold history of America this Columbus Day

The founding myth of the United States is a lie. It is time to re-examine our ruthless past -- and present by ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ, Salon, MONDAY, OCT 13, 2014

 

Kids Behind Bars: Israel's Arbitrary Arrests of Palestinian Minors

By Julia Amalia Heyer, October 07, 2014, SPIEGEL International Mahmood at his home in Ya'abad

Last year, approximately one thousand Palestinian children were arrested by Israeli forces, often for no reason. Advocates point to systemic abuse, including beatings and forced confessions, but the Israeli military remains steadfast..

 

Gaza reconstruction plan ‘risks putting UN in charge of Israeli blockade’

Critics say Israel’s insistence on strict controls of basic supplies and veto of specific projects will undermine $8bn programme

Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem The Guardian, Thursday 2 October 2014

A UN-sponsored agreement for the reconstruction of Gaza is facing sharp criticism from senior international officials and NGOs, who say it will create a restrictive new monitoring regime for building materials that risks putting the UN in charge of a continuing Israeli blockade..

 

 

September 2014

 

Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

By: Coleen Rowley (Former FBI Special Agent), huffingtonpost.com, 09/28/2014

..How is it that even members of peace groups have now come to support US bombing? One lady framed the issue like this: "I request that we discuss and examine why the videotaped beheading of a human being is understood to be more egregious than the explosion (almost totally invisible to the public) of a human being by a missile or bomb fired from a drone."

 

Gaza and the end of Arab gallantry

Palestine Chronicle, 24 September, 2014

  On its own the Arabic word al-Nakhwa, means “gallantry.” Combined with the word “al-Arabiya” – “Arab gallantry” – the term becomes loaded with meanings, cultural and even political implications and subtext. But what is one to make of “Arab gallantry” during and after Israel’s most brutal war on Gaza between 8 July and 26 August which killed 2,163 Palestinians and wounded over 11,000 more?..

 

What Forces Shape the Palestinians of Gaza?

al-shabaka commentary, 23 September 2014, Randa Farah

  ..The steadfast stand by the Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza is, however, undermined not only by the overall weakness of the Palestinian national movement within and outside historic Palestine, but also by the very limited response in the Arab world, itself greatly weakened and fragmented by internal conflict and division..

 

Palestine’s ICC bid awaits Abbas

Prosecuting Israel for war crimes in Gaza awaits one further step by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Amira Howeidy reports, AL-Ahram Weekly, September 4, 2014, Al-Ahram Weekly

  It’s been two weeks since Hamas signed a proposal put forward by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to prosecute Israeli leaders for war crimes before the International Criminal Court (ICC). The next step was supposed to see Abbas undertake the historic signing of the Rome Statute, the ICC’s founding treaty, in order for Palestine to become a member..

 

Israel, Gaza and False Balance

Media construct a symmetry of violence where none exists

By Peter Hart, Sept 1,2014, EXTRA

Striving for a deceptive “balance,” US media miscast the devastating violence of Israel’s attacks on Gaza and obscured the lopsided nature of the death toll..

 

 

August 2014

 

BDS activists prove that ‘doing dirty business with Israel comes at a cost’

By Roqayah Chamseddine - Fri, 2014-08-29 13:34- In Homage to the Struggle In a historic act of solidarity with the people of Palestine, protests have been staged against the Zim Piraeus, Zim Haifa and Zim Chicago, container ships owned by Israel’s largest cargo shipping company, Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. Zim is viewed as “a national security asset” to Israel and is currently required by the Israeli government to “maintain at least 11 ships to serve Israel’s needs in times of national emergency.” Thousands of protesters, including an estimated 5,000 who marched on the Port of Oakland, located on the San Francisco Bay in Oakland, California..

 

Video: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at 6-year-old children on their way to school

Submitted by Rania Khalek on Thu, 08/28/2014 A young Palestinian schoolboy runs from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers in Hebron. (Photo by the International Solidarity Movement)

The new school year started four days ago in the occupied West Bank, and Israeli soldiers have fired tear gas and hurled stun grenades at Palestinian elementary school students on at least two occasions already. In the Nablus-area village of Burin, which is surrounded by illegal Jewish-only Israeli settlements, Israeli forces stormed an elementary school Wednesday, firing tear gas and stun grenades at students after a settler’s vehicle traveling nearby the school was allegedly hit with a rock thrown by a Palestinian youth. Many children were treated at the scene for tear-gas inhalation, reported Ma’an News Agency..

 

Israel lost the war in Gaza but the struggle for justice goes on

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Tue, 08/26/2014, Electronic Intifada Palestinians gather in the streets of Gaza City in celebration of the announcement of a permanent ceasefire on 26 August. (Ezz al-Zanoun / APA images)

There is one clear reason to celebrate the ceasefire deal Israel and the Palestinian resistance reached today: 51 days and nights of relentless Israeli massacres and destruction have come to an end in Gaza. With reports that Israel has agreed to reopen Gaza’s borders, Hamas announced victory and Palestinians, especially in Gaza, are celebrating. Among many Israelis, meanwhile, there is a feeling of bitterness and defeat..

 

Holocaust survivors and their descendants accuse Israel of ‘genocide

ZACHARY DAVIES BOREN, Sunday 24 August 2014, The Independent

Dozens of Holocaust survivors, together with hundreds of descendants of Holocaust survivors and victims, have accused Israel of “genocide” for the deaths of more than 2,000 Palestinians in Gaza since the conflict erupted in July. In an open letter released by the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network and published as an advert in The New York Times, the group calls for a full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel over its “wholesale effort to destroy Gaza”..

 

Gaza reminds us of Zionism’s original sin

Miko Peled The Electronic Intifada 19 August 2014 Palestinians recover belongings from the Khuzaa neighborhood of Khan Younis, southern Gaza, on 3 August following bombardment by Israeli forces. (Basel Yazouri / ActiveStills)

The morning after Lailat al-Qadr, the death toll in Gaza was approaching its first thousand.

Al-Qadr — the night before the last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan — is believed to be the night when the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. I spent this special night with friends in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah after participating in the “48K March” for Gaza. The march began in Ramallah and went to Qalandiya checkpoint. What began as a peaceful event with families bringing their children and even babies in strollers, ended with young Palestinians with gunshot wounds being rushed in ambulances to the local hospital..

 

Fears grow in Baghdad that US is abandoning the city to its fate

Martin Chulov and Fazel Hawramy, The Observer, Saturday 16 August 2014

Iraq's political class has watched with fear and envy in the last fortnight as American jets have slowed the Islamic State extremist group's advance towards the Kurdish stronghold of Irbil.

At the same time the group, formerly known as Isis, has been trying to encircle Baghdad – untroubled by air strikes. Its manoeuvres near the national capital in recent days have consolidated gains it has made in the last two months and made the very existence of Iraq in its current borders ever more precarious..

 

The Resistance in Gaza is on quest for tangible victory

Al-Akhbar, Thursday, August 14, 2014

In an exclusive six-hour-long interview with Ibrahim al-Amin, Wafic Qanso, Hassan Ileik, and Maha Zureikat from Al-Akhbar, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah took the time to discuss issues ranging from Syria, the recent Gaza war, the 2006 war with Israel, domestic Lebanese issues, and his own personal habits. Al-Akhbar is publishing the interview as a multi-part series over the next two days. In this particular section, the interview focused on the recent Israeli war on Gaza..

 

U.S. routinely passed intelligence to Israel: Snowden

Peter Edwards Star Reporter, Wed Aug 13 2014, thestar.com http://www.wired.com/2014/08/edward-snowden/#ch-2

Whistleblower Edward Snowden says the United States routinely handed over unvetted intelligence on Arab-Americans to Israel while he worked for the National Security Agency. In an interview with Wired magazine, he is quoted as saying he was shocked to learn that emails and details of phone calls of  Americans with Arab and Palestinian backgrounds were passed over to Israeli intelligence. “I think that’s amazing,” he says in the September edition of the magazine, which features Snowden on the cover, clutching an American flag. “It’s one of the biggest abuses we’ve seen.”..

 

Award Returned ‘With Great Sorrow’

In a letter to the Israeli ambassador to the Netherlands, Henk Zanoli returned his Israeli medal for having saved a Jewish boy from the Nazis in 1943.

NY Times, AUG. 15, 2014

“My sister lost her husband, who was executed in the dunes of The Hague for his involvement in the resistance,” he wrote. “My brother lost his Jewish fiancée who was deported, never to return.”

Mr. Zanoli continued, “Against this background, it is particularly shocking and tragic that today, four generations on, our family is faced with the murder of our kin in Gaza. Murder carried out by the State of Israel.”..

 

"A Hideous Atrocity": Noam Chomsky on Israel’s Assault on Gaza & U.S. Support for the Occupation (Video Part 1, 2)

Democracy Now, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014

 

Israeli Hannibal Directive: “A Breach of Democracy and Morality”

Institute for Public Accuracy, August 5, 2014

RICHARD SILVERSTEIN, richards1052 at comcast.net, @richards1052,

Silverstein has written on security and other issues for a number of outlets and blogs at Tikun Olam.

He said today: “The Hannibal Directive is a secret procedure that is invoked when an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier is captured by enemy forces. The Directive is portrayed by the Israeli media and officials in one fashion but implemented on the ground quite differently. The official version is that Hannibal allows Israeli forces to take enhanced measures to prevent the capture of its soldiers, including endangering the lives of those engaged in the capture by firing at a getaway vehicle, etc..

 

Hollywood divided: passions high as actors and celebrities speak out on Gaza

Artists voicing solidarity for Palestinians trigger backlash from industry heavyweights in a town with strong Israel connections

Rory Carroll in Los Angeles, The Guardian, Monday 4 August 201

It is perhaps the last taboo in Hollywood but the carnage in Gaza is prompting an increasing number of artists and celebrities to do the unthinkable: criticise Israel.

Figures as varied as Rihanna, Jonathan Demme and Selena Gomez have broken the cardinal rule, and risked giving their publicists cardiac arrest, by publicly expressing solidarity with the Palestinians..

 

Jewish volunteers for racial supremacy in Palestine

Joseph Massad, The Electronic Intifada, 4 August 2014

The European Christian fight for anti-Semitism was always a fight to grant Christians superior rights to Jews and to institutionalize that superiority as racial and religious supremacy. In response, the European Jewish fight against anti-Semitism was and remains a fight against the reduction of the rights of Jews (if not their elimination altogether in the case of the Nazis), against the project to render European Jews an inferior species of citizens, and against white European Christian supremacy..

 

The Experts’ Verdict Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime

JONATHAN COOK, Counter Punch, WEEKEND EDITION AUGUST 1-3, 2014 

Today’s Guardian includes an article that appears to be excusing Israel of responsibility for the massive death tolll it has inflicted on Palestinian civilians. But, more significantly, it includes a lot of useful – and damning – information about just how “indiscriminate” Israel’s weapons really are. This interests me a great deal because I have been warning about problems with the interpretation of international law used by leading human rights groups on this very point since the 2006 Lebanon War..

 

How Netanyahu Got Snookered

The Moral Universe Will Swing Palestine’s Way

by ANDREW LEVINE,  WEEKEND EDITION AUGUST 1-3, 2014, Counter Punch

Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t the brightest bulb on the Hanukkah bush, but that doesn’t explain why he concluded that he could benefit himself and Israel by launching another assault on Gaza, the third in six years. From any remotely plausible point of view, this was a colossal mistake. It is as if resistance fighters in Gaza snookered him into it. Perhaps they did; they seem shrewd enough, and he seems dumb enough. But “the dead weight of history” and American politics played a role too..

 

Warplane delivery makes Italy complicit in Israeli crimes

Stephanie Westbrook, The Electronic Intifada, 1 August 2014

Italy has offered more concrete support for Israel’s latest attack on Gaza than perhaps any other European Union country. As the massacres began earlier this month, two Italian-made M-346 jet trainer aircraft were delivered to Hatzerim, an Israeli Air Force base in the Naqab (Negev). These warplanes — the most “advanced” of their type, according to their manufacturers — will be used to train pilots for similar operations to the one now being carried out against Gaza’s 1.8 million people..

 

JULY 2014

 

Gazafying Dissent

Tithi Bhattacharya and Bill V. Mullen, Mondoweiss, July 31, 2014

Western politicians and media have a long history of ignoring the horrific conditions under which Palestinians live under Israeli Occupation while paying universal homage to Israel as the “only democracy in the Middle East.” This mythology has now exploded. As Paul Mason has pointed out, since Israel began its July 8th attack on Gaza, there has been a “massive change in the balance of power between social media and the old hierarchical media channels we used to rely on to understand wars.”..

 

'World stands disgraced' as Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15

Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem and Hazem Balousha in Jabaliya

The Guardian, Wednesday 30 July 2014 A Palestinian collects body parts in a classroom at the Abu Hussein UN school. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday. At least 15 people, mostly children and women, died when the school in Jabaliya refugee camp was hit by five shells during a night of relentless bombardment across Gaza. More than 100 people were injured..

 

The Logic of Israeli Violence

by Greg Shupak, July 30, 2014, Jacobin

  Israeli violence isn’t senseless — it follows a colonial logic. Israeli violence isn’t senseless — it follows a colonial logic

Seeing Israel as engaging in senseless bloodletting might seem an even more reasonable conclusion in light of the massacre of sixty-three people in Shujaiya after “the extensive use of artillery fire on dozens of populated areas across the Gaza Strip” that left bodies “scattered on streets,” or the bombing of United Nations shelters for those fleeing the violence. That conclusion is also tempting based on reports out of Khuza’a, a hamlet in the hinterlands of the Strip that was the scene of another Israeli massacre. But describing such violence as aimless misses the underlying logic of Israel’s conduct throughout Operation Protective Edge and, indeed, for much of its history..

 

The Thrasybulus Syndrome: Israel’s War on Gaza

David C. Hendrickson, July 29, 2014, The National Interest

The counterproductive and useless character of Israel’s uses of force has always seemed to me the best argument against them, the one most likely to gain some kind of purchase in officialdom. But the sad state of affairs is that the Israelis think they are succeeding. They also believe they are using force in a limited and proportionate way, and no exhibition of “telegenically dead Palestinians” will convince them otherwise..

 

Collective Punishment in Gaza

BY RASHID KHALIDI, JULY 29, 2014, The New Yorker

Three days after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched the current war in Gaza, he held a press conference in Tel Aviv during which he said, in Hebrew, according to the Times of Israel, “I think the Israeli people understand now what I always say: that there cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan.”..

 

Gaza ravage before and after the 2014 Zionist attack

Damage assessment in Gaza is based also on UNOSAT satellite imageryDamage assessment in Gaza is based also on UNOSAT satellite imagery

28 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - On Friday 25 July, as the conflict in Gaza intensified, UNOSAT analysts prepared to spend another weekend working on incoming high-resolution satellite images of the areas concerned by the hostilities. Their job: assess from space the level of damage to civilian structures and community facilities in Gaza to help UNRWA and OCHA determine the humanitarian situation and the needs of the civilian populations caught in the conflict zone. UNRWA is the United Nations agency established in 1949 to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip..

 

The victims of Gaza: A list of Palestinians killed in Israel's ongoing assault

Published Wednesday, Al-Akhbar, July 24, 2014  A relative of two-year old Palestinian Salma Radea who was killed by shrapnel from an Israeli tank shell in the north of the Gaza Strip holds her body in the street outside the morgue of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia on July 23, 2014. (Photo: AFP - Marco Longari)

The Gaza health ministry has confirmed the deaths of 797 Palestinians so far in the besieged strip since Israel began its relentless assault on July 8. Among those killed, at least 175 were aged 18 or younger. On Thursday, an Israeli bombing of an UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun left at least 13 people dead. Forty-four families have been "massacred" in Gaza in the past 16 days, according to health ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra. On Sunday, more than 74 people were killed in al-Shujayeh, a neighborhood east of Gaza City. According to sources in Gaza's health ministry, 80 percent of the people killed were children under the age of 18, women, and elderly..

 

No ceasefire without justice for Gaza

The Electronic Intifada, Gaza Strip, 22 July 2014 We will not “return to a living death” of siege and blockade, say Gaza civil society leaders. (Ashraf Amra / APA images)

As academics, public figures and activists witnessing the intended genocide of 1.8 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, we call for a ceasefire with Israel only if conditioned on an end to the blockade and the restoration of basic freedoms that have been denied to the people for more than seven years. Our foremost concerns are not only the health and safety of the people in our communities, but also the quality of their lives – their ability to live free of fear of imprisonment without due process, to support their families through gainful employment, and to travel to visit their relatives and further their education..

 

Getting It: Another American Renounces His Zionism

If this guy can get it, every American can

thepolemicist.net, July 21, 2014

In Mondoweiss, Lenny Lapon writes about Renouncing my Israeli citizenship:

It is with a newfound clarity of thinking and analyzing a very emotional tragedy that I have thrown off the shackles of Zionist propaganda and am proudly and publicly renouncing my Israeli citizenship effective immediately. At the same time I denounce the ongoing colonial oppression of the Palestinian people, a terrible injustice that is greatly facilitated by US tax dollars supporting the vast Israeli military machine. I also encourage other Jews to educate themselves and to stand on the side of the oppressed..

 

NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children

By Glenn Greenwald, 17 Jul 2014 Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Gaza City on killing of four Palestinian boys by Israel (credit: NBC News)

Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed yesterday’s killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach and who has received widespread praise for his brave and innovative coverage of the conflict, has been told by NBC executives to leave Gaza immediately. According to an NBC source upset at his treatment, the executives claimed the decision was motivated by “security concerns” as Israel prepares a ground invasion, a claim repeated to me by an NBC executive. But late yesterday, NBC sent another correspondent, Richard Engel, along with an American producer who has never been to Gaza and speaks no Arabic, into Gaza to cover the ongoing Israeli assault (both Mohyeldin and Engel speak Arabic)..

 

Gaza: this shameful injustice will only end if the cost of it rises

The idea that Israel is defending itself from unprovoked attacks is absurd. Occupied people have the right to resist

Seumas Milne, The Guardian, Wednesday 16 July 2014

For the third time in five years, the world’s fourth largest military power has launched a full-scale armed onslaught on one of its most deprived and overcrowded territories. Since Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip began, just over a week ago, more than 200 Palestinians have been killed. Nearly 80% of the dead are civilians, over 20% of them children..

 

You Can't Kill Hamas, You Can Only Make It Stronger

BY MARK PERRY, JULY 14, 2014, FP

Experts and insiders say that Israel's military offensive will only further radicalize the Palestinian population -- and alienate frustrated friends in the United States..

 

On Israel, Ukraine and Truth

The Return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s War

by JOHN PILGER, Counter Punch, JULY 11-13, 2014

The other night, I saw George Orwells’s 1984 performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell’s warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, “To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.”..

 

Supplies exhausted at Gaza hospitals, but not medical workers’ commitment

Submitted by Rana Baker on Mon, 07/14/2014, Electronic Intifada Palestinian medics carry an injured man to al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike, 11 July. (Alaa Shamaly / APA images)

I remember that during Operation Cast Lead, the winter 2008-2009 Israeli offensive on Gaza, I would pressure my father to show me the bullets and shrapnel that he removed from the bodies of those he treated. He often tucked them in a handkerchief and hid them in a kitchen drawer. During those three weeks, my father spent most of his time at the hospital and we saw only fragments of him. My father, Basil Baker, is a neurosurgeon, a Cairo graduate who works at al-Shifa hospital, the largest in the Gaza Strip. We live just across the road from this hospital, except that now I live in London. Though Dad has been a doctor for as long as I can remember, I had absolutely no idea about work dynamics in the hospital until I interviewed him on Sunday..

 

Bombing of Gaza children gives me “orgasm”: Israelis celebrate slaughter on Facebook

Submitted by Patrick Strickland on Sun, Electronic Intifada, 07/13/2014

Israel’s latest assault on the besieged Gaza Strip has been accompanied by yet another sharp increase in incitement against Palestinians and solidarity activists on social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter. Facebook groups have been set up to call for the collective punishment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Others host incitement against Palestinian students at Israeli universities, including posting pictures of and personal information about individual students..

 

Palestinian American teen describes savage beating by Israeli police

By Ali Abunimah Tariq Abu Khadair

Sun, 7 July 2014

Electronic Intifada

“And they hit me, and they kept hitting me and then I fell asleep and then I woke up in the hospital.” That’s how Palestinian-American 15-year-old Tariq Abukhdeir described the savage videotaped beating he endured at the hands of Israeli police in eastern occupied Jerusalem last Thursday..

 

15-year-old Cousin of Murdered Teen Beaten by Police in Shu'fat 15-year old Palestinian-America Tariq beaten by Israeli police (image provided by Dan Cohen)

Friday July 04, 2014 by IMEMC Staff

A Palestinian teenager identified by local sources as the cousin of the 16-year-old who was murdered on Wednesday was beaten and abducted by Israeli police on Thursday, and was refused medical treatment for his broken nose and other injuries while in custody..

 

The searing hypocrisy of the West

SUSAN ABULHAWA, July 1, 2014, thehindu.com

Since the teens went missing from Gush Etzion, a Jewish-only colony in the West Bank, Israel has besieged the 4 million Palestinians who already live under its thumb, storming through towns, ransacking homes and civil institutions, conducting night raids on families, stealing property, kidnapping, injuring, and killing. Warplanes were dispatched to bomb Gaza, again and repeatedly, destroying more homes and institutions and carrying out extrajudicial executions. Thus far, over 570 Palestinians have been kidnapped and imprisoned, most notably a Samer Issawi, the Palestinian who went on a 266-day hunger strike in protest of a previous arbitrary detention. At least 10 Palestinians have been killed, including at least three children, a pregnant woman, and a mentally ill man..

 

JUNE 2014

 

The Politics of Panic Mongering in the Middle East -- Israel’s Existential Threat

by ANDREW LEVINE

Counter Punch, JUNE 27-29, 2014

Israel thrives on what it calls “existential threats,” fabricated perils that are just plausible enough to be believed. As social divisions mount, they help hold Israeli society together. They also keep “diaspora” Jews on board. And they keep Western, especially American, diplomatic, military and economic support coming. This is crucial now that Western publics are beginning to realize that untrammeled support for a European colonial project, an ethnocratic settler state, in the heart of the Middle East is problematic – not only for moral reasons, but for reasons of national interest as well..

 

Algerian star dedicates World Cup success to the Arab world, ‘especially to Palestine’

JUNE 26, 2014 BY SAMI KISHAWI

Moments after Algeria advanced to the knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup, attacking midfielder Sofiane Feghouli tweeted the following message:

 

UNESCO to consider Palestinian village’s fate

Maureen Clare Murphy, The Electronic Intifada, 18 June 2014http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/unesco-consider-palestinian-villages-fate

The Palestinian Authority and dozens of distinguished professionals in the fields of law, archaeology and Arab studies are appealing to the UN cultural organization UNESCO to urgently list the Palestinian village of Battir in the occupied West Bank as a World Heritage Site. The intervention comes as the UN body’s World Heritage Committee convenes for its annual session in Doha over the next week. The Palestinian Authority’s emergency nomination of Battir will be reviewed under the committee’s special procedure applied to sites under serious threat..

 

Palestinians: autopsy shows live bullet killed teen during anti-Israel protest

RAMALLAH West Bank Thu Jun 12, 2014

(Reuters) - The Palestinian attorney-general said on Thursday an autopsy has found that a live bullet killed a Palestinian teenager in an incident that a human rights group has termed a possible Israeli war crime. "A fragment from a live bullet was found inside the body of the martyr," Abdel-Ghani Al-A'wewy told Reuters after the autopsy on Wednesday of Nadim Nuwara, 17..

 

UN Special Committee concerned over deteriorating health of Palestinian detainees on mass hunger strike

GENEVA / CAIRO (5 June 2014) – The UN Special Committee* to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories on Thursday expressed grave concerns about the reported worsening health conditions of more than 75 Palestinian detainees on hunger strike now in hospital protesting Israel’s continued use of administrative detention. At the end of its annual fact-finding visit to Amman and Cairo (1 to 5 June 2014), members** of the Special Committee urged Israel to heed the demand of the hunger strikers to end the practice of arbitrary administrative detention of Palestinians..

 

 

MAY 2014

 

Lawfare in retreat as Israeli colonel drops case against union

Submitted by Asa Winstanley on Fri, 05/30/2014, Electronic Intifada

Israel’s strategy of using lawyers and courts around the world to harass Palestine solidarity activists appears to be coming totally unstuck. Two such high-profile “lawfare” cases hit the rocks this week..

 

Palestinian children are not just statistics

Submitted by Maureen Clare Murphy on Sat, 05/24/2014

Electronic Intifada Siam Nuwara mourns over his son Nadim, shot in the chest by an Israeli sniper on 15 May. (Yotam Ronen / ActiveStills)

Nadim’s father Siam told Al-Jazeera English: “You can’t begin to imagine how it feels when you hold your son for the last time and put him in a grave,” adding, “We don’t raise our children to die. We raise them to live." So did the parents of Iman al-Hams, the 13-year-old girl killed when an Israeli army captain fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into her small body in southern Gaza in 2004. A year later, an Israeli military court acquitted the soldier who killed Iman of all charges..

 

On Nakba Day, Israelis forced to confront a guilty secret

16 MAY 2014, Counterpunch – 16 May 2014 The Wadi Salib neighbourhood of Haifa was cleansed of its Palestinian population in 1948 and then parts of its repopulated with poor Moroccan Jews. Many of the area’s grand Palestinian houses remain empty and in ruins to this day. (November 2004)

For 66 years Israel’s founding generation has lived with a guilty secret, one it successfully concealed from the generations that followed. Forests were planted to hide war crimes. School textbooks mythologised the events surrounding Israel’s creation. The army was blindly venerated as the most moral in the world. Once, “Nakba” – Arabic for “Catastrophe”, referring to the dispossession of the Palestinian homeland in 1948 – would have failed to register with any but a small number of Israeli Jews. Today, only those who never watch television or read a newspaper can plead ignorance..

 

Two Killed, Several Wounded, Near Ramallah

Thursday May 15, 2014 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies Nadim Nuwwara Just Before He Died Of Army Fire - Image By Samer Nazzal, Facebook

Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinians have been killed and several others injured by Israeli army fire, after soldiers attacked a nonviolent protest near the Ofer Prison, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. At least eleven Palestinians were injured in Hebron..

 

Israel puts more Palestinian kids in solitary confinement

Russia Today (RT), May 13, 2014 AFP Photo / Saif Dahlah

Israel is placing more and more Palestinian children in solitary confinement as part of the interrogation process, a new study reveals. The children are often blindfolded, bound and sleep deprived. Neither they nor parents know the reasons for arrest. “Solitary confinement for detained Palestinian children was used in 21.4 percent of cases in 2013,” says the report released by Defense for Children International Palestine (DCI-Palestine), a national section of the international non-governmental child rights organization and movement..

 

New York University conflates Palestine solidarity with religious prejudice

Kumars Salehi, The Electronic Intifada, New York City, 13 May 2014Approximately 160,000 Palestinians have been made homeless by Israeli house demolitions since 1967. (Anne Paq / ActiveStills)

On 23 April, in a protest action calling attention to Israel’s illegal demolitions of Palestinian homes, New York University Students for Justice in Palestine slipped more than 2,000 mock eviction notices under every door on every floor of two of NYU’s largest dormitories, Palladium and Lafayette. The flyers, which were clearly marked as fake, made explicit reference to the 160,000 Palestinians who have been left homeless by Israel’s policy of building Jewish-only settlements on land captured illegally in 1967..

 

In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia

Washington's role in Ukraine, and its backing for the regime's neo-Nazis, has huge implications for the rest of the world

John Pilger, The Guardian, Tuesday 13 May 2014

..Every year the American historian William Blum publishes his "updated summary of the record of US foreign policy" which shows that, since 1945, the US has tried to overthrow more than 50 governments, many of them democratically elected; grossly interfered in elections in 30 countries; bombed the civilian populations of 30 countries; used chemical and biological weapons; and attempted to assassinate foreign leaders..

 

Chas Freeman on Israeli Espionage against the United States

May 12 2014 by Chas Freeman, Jadaliyya

[Two successive reports by Jeff Stein in Newsweek this month (see here and here) sought to portray the full extent of Israeli espionage against the United States–including accounts of an Israeli agent hiding in the air duct of Al Gore’s hotel toilet and a level of snooping one congressional staffer characterized as "alarming . . . even terrifying." The reports have also sought to shed light on the degree to which political pressure from congressional politicians have stymied US counter-intelligence efforts. Jadaliyya asked retired US diplomat and former nominee for the chairmanship of the US National Intelligence Council Chas Freeman to elaborate on the political context and timing of these disclosures. The following was his response.]

 

Children describe torture in Israeli solitary confinement

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Mon, May 12, 2014, Electronic Intifada Israeli occupation forces try to arrest a Palestinian during a demonstration against the separation wall built in the West Bank village of al-Maasara, 9 November 2012.   (Oren Ziv / ActiveStills)

A rising proportion of Palestinian children arrested by Israeli occupation forces are subjected to solitary confinement, harsh interrogations and ill-treatment amounting to torture, according to a report published today by Defence for Children International-Palestine Section (DCI-Palestine). “In 21.4 percent of cases recorded by DCI-Palestine in 2013, children detained in the Israeli military detention system reported undergoing solitary confinement as part of the interrogation process. This represents an increase of two percent from 2012,” a press release accompanying the report states..

 

Circular logic: Israel agrees not to discriminate against Palestinian-American travelers — not that it ever did

Allison Deger on May 11, 2014 26, Mondoweiss

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made a partial admission of discrimination against Palestinian-Americans at Israeli borders, a key issue in its negotiations to join the U.S. visa waiver program. “All of the changes that the U.S. asked for with regards to not discriminating against Palestinian-Americans, Israel agreed to them,” an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Mondoweiss..

 

Israel’s Aggressive Spying in the U.S. Mostly Hushed Up

By Jeff Stein, Newsweek, 5/8/14

When White House national security advisor Susan Rice’s security detail cleared her Jerusalem hotel suite for bugs and intruders Tuesday night, they might’ve had in mind a surprise visitor to Vice President Al Gore’s room 16 years ago this week: a spy in an air duct..

 

The Arab villages lost since Israel's war of independence - interactive

Changing landscape: click through the sequence of maps to show how hundreds of Arab villages and towns were abandoned, attacked and de-populated during Israel's war of independence in 1948 – which is still remembered by Palestinians as their catastrophe or Nakba

Guardian graphics, theguardian.com, Friday 2 May 2014

 

APRIL 2014

 

Israel's free pass from Boxer

Proposed legislation from the California senator would ease entry to the U.S. for Israelis but would not ensure the same rights for Muslim and Arab American travelers

By George Bisharat, April 28, 2013, LA Times Op-Ed 

Sen. Barbara Boxer introduced legislation last month that would allow Israel to continue racially profiling Americans of Arab and Muslim heritage who travel to Israel, even as it confers new privileges on Israelis traveling to the United States. I wonder whether she understands what it's like for her Arab American constituents to enter Israel..

 

Interview: Diana Buttu on Palestinian unity and the way forward

By Alex Shams

Ma'an, Saturday 26/04/2014

Diana Buttu is a Canadian-Palestinian lawyer. From 2000-2005, she served in the PLO's Negotiations Support Unit as a legal and communications adviser. Ma'an recently interviewed Buttu to discuss the recent reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas, the Israeli decision to end the peace negotiations, and the way forward for the Palestinian national movement..

 

No-fly list used by FBI to coerce Muslims into informing, lawsuit claims

Case highlights plight of people wrongfully added to database who face lengthy, secretive process to clear their names

Spencer Ackerman in New York

theguardian.com, Tuesday 22 April 2014

   Naveed Shinwari hasn’t seen his wife in 26 months. He suspects it’s because he refused to become an informant for the FBI. In February 2012 Shinwari, who has lived in the US since he was 14, flew to Afghanistan to get married. He says that before he could get home to Omaha, Nebraska, he was twice detained and questioned by FBI agents who wanted to know if he knew anything about national security threats. A third FBI visit followed when he got home..

 

In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

By Associated Press, Published: April 17 | Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014

BEIT UMAR, West Bank — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.

 

Palestinian doctors caught in fight over Jerusalem

BY KARIN LAUB AND MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH

The Associated Press, April 13, 2014

ABU DIS, WEST BANK — Since graduating from a local medical school nine years ago, Basel Nassar has been barred from serving his community in east Jerusalem, despite a shortage of doctors there. Like dozens of other Palestinian doctors, Nassar has been caught in the political battle between Israel and the Palestinians over east Jerusalem. Israel captured and annexed the traditionally Arab sector in 1967, a step not recognized by most of the world, while the Palestinians seek it as a capital..

 

Stand Firm, John Kerry

It’s time for the secretary of state to insist on America’s position on Middle East peace.

By ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI, FRANK CARLUCCI, LEE HAMILTON, CARLA A. HILLS, THOMAS PICKERING and HENRY SIEGMAN, Politico, April 08, 2014

We commend Secretary of State John Kerry’s extraordinary efforts to renew Israeli-Palestinian talks and negotiations for a framework for a peace accord, and the strong support his initiative has received from President Barack Obama..

 

The Red Line and the Rat Line

Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels

Online exclusive · 6 April 2014

LRB

In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to punish the Syrian government for allegedly crossing the ‘red line’ he had set in 2012 on the use of chemical weapons.​* Then with less than two days to go before the planned strike, he announced that he would seek congressional approval for the intervention. The strike was postponed as Congress prepared for hearings, and subsequently cancelled when Obama accepted Assad’s offer to relinquish his chemical arsenal in a deal brokered by Russia..

 

Tutu condemns US efforts to curb free speech on Palestine

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Thu, 04/03/2014

Electronic Intifada

Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu, a legendary figure in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, issued this statement on 2 April 2014 condemning escalating legislative efforts in the United States to curb freedom of speech and ostracize those who support justice in Palestine..

 

DIARIES: LIVE FROM PALESTINE

The Month in Pictures:

March 2014 The Electronic Intifada  3 April 2014

An Israeli border police officer confronts a Palestinian protester during a Land Day demonstration at the Old City of Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, 30 March. (Yotam Ronen / ActiveStills)

 

'Straight Shooter' Chris Christie and the Occupied Territories

By Peter Hart,  Apr 01, 2014, FAIR

At March 29 event sponsored by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, Christie said this in describing a recent visit to Israel: "I took a helicopter ride from the Occupied Territories across and just felt personally how extraordinary that was to understand, the military risk that Israel faces every day." By many media accounts, the crowd was stunned. After hearing from some of those in attendance, Christie apparently apologized personally to Adelson..

 

The Agenda Behind "Honor Diaries"

by Roqayah Chamseddine on April 1, 2014, Letters from the Underground The Agenda Behind Honor Diaries by Roqayah Chamseddine on April 1, 2014

When reviewing films like Honor Diaries it is imperative we know the figures behind their creation and distribution — from producers and writers to the organizations which sponsored and helped in the shaping of the films. This assessment goes beyond researching the backgrounds of those interviewed and helps us examine the presence of political agendas and ulterior motivations. Honor Diaries certainly lives up to its purpose of being “more than a movie” as we come to find that those working behind the scenes use the films theme, that of women’s rights abuses, as a way in which to obscure their involvement in histrionic anti-Islam campaigns; they continue to push their Islamophobia, this time with a semblance of legitimacy..

 

MARCH 2014

 

Al Jazeera once again removes Joseph Massad article on Palestine

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Mon, 03/24/2014, Electronic Intifada

Al Jazeera English has once again removed an article by Columbia University professor Joseph Massad hours after publishing it. The article, “The Dahlan Factor,” appeared for several hours on the Qatar-based broadcaster’s website this morning at this link, but was later removed without explanation (the full article is republished below). The article had been extremely popular, appearing in the fifth spot on the website’s “What’s Hot” section..

 

Israeli Troops Use Journalists as 'Human Shield' During Invasion of Aida Camp

Sunday March 23, 2014

by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News Report

A Palestinian journalist has reported that he and two of his colleagues were used by the Israeli military as 'human shields' during an Israeli military invasion of the Aida refugee camp, near Bethlehem. The term 'human shield' is used to refer to instances where armies or armed forces attempt to protect themselves by placing civilians between themselves and the people or group they are attacking. This practice is a direct violation of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention, to which Israel is a signatory..

 

Why US Journalists Have Blood on Their Hands

by ERIC SOMMER

Counter Punch, MARCH 19, 2014

Hey U.S. mass media journalists: A large number of you writing in outlets like CNN, Fox News, New York Times, and Washington Post have blood on your hands. It may initially sound exagerative, but you are complicit in mass murder. In the Nuremberg trial of the Nazi war criminals at the end of WW II, the prosecution powerfully argued that those journalists who use propaganda to prepare the public to accept war crimes are themselves also guilty of those crimes..

 

Former FIFA Vice President May Have Taken Bribes From Qatar

SARA MORRISON, THE WIRE, MAR 17, 2014 Jack Warner, left, with Mohamed bin Hammam. Warner received millions from companies owned by bin Hammam. (AP)

The decision to give Qatar the 2022 World Cup has been mired in controversy from the start. Qatar isn't a great choice for an outdoor athletic event that occurs in the summer, as its average temperature ranges from 95 to 113 degrees (they'll probably have to move the World Cup to winter months, which will interfere with European soccer leagues' seasons), so that FIFA chose it over a more hospitable climate was shocking when it was announced back in 2010..

 

The phony pluralism of Israel’s universities

Yara Sa'di, The Electronic Intifada, 17 March 2014

Palestinian students at Israeli universities are likely to notice an increase in the number of scholarships they can apply for in the coming months. Various websites for academic institutions will also be translated into Arabic. These changes are the result of a government decision to allocate some $82 million over the course of six years for integrating “minorities” into the higher education system. At first glance, it may appear that Israel has undertaken a U-turn in policy following decades of discriminatory and exclusionary practices against Palestinian students..

 

Northeastern University SJP chapter suspended as members are subjected to police interrogation

Max Blumenthal, March 12, 2014. MONDOWEISS.NET

On March 7, members of Northeastern University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) were informed by the school’s Center for Student Involvement that their chapter had been suspended for at least a year. In a letter sent to the SJP chapter and provided to me by Max Geller, a second year Northeastern University School of Law student who actively campaigns with SJP, the school’s Director of the Center for Student Involvement, Jason Campbell-Foster, offered a litany of charges against the students..

 

Bad news for Israel: headlines only tip of European boycott iceberg

Submitted by Adri Nieuwhof on Wed, 03/12/2014, Electronic Intifada,

New research suggests that as many as one in seven Dutch institutional investors have excluded companies involved in the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the course of the last five years. “This is an indication that it is not uncommon,” explains a new report. “Many of these institutional investors did not seek publicity on this decision.” The report emphasizes that many respondents to the survey fear “naming and shaming from NGOs, participants or customers if they go public.”..

 

Why is the west seen as the greatest threat? From Asia, the answer's clear

An international survey on the greatest threat to world peace points west. Here are four examples of how moral authority has been sabotaged

Chandran Nair theguardian.com, Thursday 6 March 2014 A US soldier in Iraq in 2004. 'The biggest source of enmity today has to do with the west’s foreign policy.' Photograph: John Moore/AP

A recent Gallup survey of respondents from 65 countries suggests that America is now seen as the country that poses the "greatest threat to world peace today". In fact, more people picked the US than Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea and Pakistan combined. Seen from Asia, this result wasn't hard to understand..

 

Coming Soon to Ukraine: American Hypocrisy on International Law

by CURTIS FJ DOEBBLER

Counter Punch -- MARCH 06, 2014

The threat of Russian intervention in Ukraine has caused American lawyers and diplomats to raise their voices about the legality of Russian military action in Ukraine. These complaints, however, are based more on political rhetoric and posturing than on an understanding of international law. Americans who supported ostensibly illegal action against the people of Afghanistan and the people of Iraq that left an estimated 3 million Afghanis and Iraqis dead and whose perpetrators have gone with almost complete immunity are now claiming that Russia is following their example. Well, not exactly..

 

Egypt bars Gaza-bound Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Maguire

AFP March 6, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt detained and deported Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and peace activist Mairead Maguire on Wednesday and held up others who had been planning to go to neighbouring Gaza, the activists and officials said. Maguire had intended to join a delegation of women activists going to the blockaded Palestinian enclave on Thursday. The group could embarrass the military-installed government, which is at odds with Gaza's militant Hamas rulers, yet does not want to be seen as party to a siege of Palestinians, blockaded by Israel..

 

Ukraine Through the Fog of the Presstitutes

by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

Counter Punch -- MARCH 06, 2014

Gerald Celente calls the Western media “presstitutes,” an ingenuous term that I often use. Presstitutes sell themselves to Washington for access and government sources and to keep their jobs. Ever since the corrupt Clinton regime permitted the concentration of the US media, there has been no journalistic independence in the United States except for some Internet sites. Glenn Greenwald points out the independence that RT, a Russian media organization, permits Abby Martin who denounced Russia’s alleged invasion of Ukraine, compared to the fates of Phil Donahue (MSNBC) and Peter Arnett (NBC), both of whom were fired for expressing opposition to the Bush regime’s illegal attack on Iraq. The fact that Donahue had NBC’s highest rated program did not give him journalistic independence. Anyone who speaks the truth in the American print or TV media or on NPR is immediately fired..

 

The Good Kind of Protesters–and the Bad Kind

By Peter Hart

FAIR -- 3 March 2014

It's fair to say that the complex anti-government protest movements in both Venezuela and Ukraine were boiled down by US corporate media to send a clear message to their domestic audience: These are the good guys... Would the US press champion the cause of Palestinian demonstrators, or criticize harsh Israeli response to dissent? How about actually cheering on violent Palestinian resistance? It is simply unfathomable–Palestinians are the wrong kind of protester.

 

Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many?

by Ray McGovern, March 03, 2014

Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative “regime changers” of Official Washington and their sophomoric “responsibility-to-protect” (R2P) allies in the Obama administration? Have they dangerously over-reached by pushing the putsch that removed duly-elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych?..

 

Heard the One About Obama Denouncing a Breach of International Law?

by Norman Solomon

Published on Monday, March 3, 2014 by Common Dreams

International law is suddenly very popular in Washington. President Obama responded to Russian military intervention in the Crimea by accusing Russia of a “breach of international law.” Secretary of State John Kerry followed up by declaring that Russia is “in direct, overt violation of international law.”..

 

After Latest Incident, Israel’s Future in FIFA Is Uncertain

Dave Zirin on March 3, 2014 - The Nation

Their names are Jawhar Nasser Jawhar, 19, and Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya, 17. They were once soccer players in the West Bank. Now they are never going to play sports again. Jawhar and Adam were on their way home from a training session in the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium on January 31 when Israeli forces fired upon them as they approached a checkpoint. After being shot repeatedly, they were mauled by checkpoint dogs and then beaten. Ten bullets were put into Jawhar’s feet. Adam took one bullet in each foot. After being transferred from a hospital in Ramallah to King Hussein Medical Center in Amman, they received the news that soccer would no longer be a part of their futures. (Israel’s border patrol maintains that the two young men were about to throw a bomb.)..

 

Ukraine, Intervention, and America’s Doublethink

by ERIC DRAITSER

Counter Punch -- MARCH 03, 2014

With the deployment of Russian forces into Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the US-NATO propaganda machine has kicked into high gear. Putin has been portrayed as a tyrannical aggressor, while the Obama administration and its European allies have attempted to stake out the moral high ground, declaring that peace, respect for sovereignty and international law should be the guiding principles. Naturally, such rhetoric warrants closer analysis..

 

183 Palestinian children arrested by army, facing Israeli military courts in January

Submitted by Nora Barrows-FriedmanIsraeli soldiers and police routinely detain and arrest Palestinian children. (Saeed Qaq / APA images)

Electronic Intifada-- Mon, 03/03/2014

A new report indicates that as of the end of January, 183 Palestinian children were arrested and detained by Israeli occupation soldiers and occupation police, and imprisoned and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. Of the 183 children, 20 are between the ages of 14 and 15 years old..

 

The Latest Call for Humanitarian War in Syria

by AJAMU BARAKA

Counter Punch -- FEB 28-MAR 02, 2014

With the predictable failure of the Syrian peace conference, the call for the Obama administration to wage a humanitarian war to save civilians in Syria is once again being championed by some elements of the mainstream media in the U.S. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, since certain powerful voices in the U.S. corporate media have long been in lock-step with some of the most hawkish elements in the Obama administration regarding the use of force in Syria..

 

 

FEBRUARY 2014

 

Manufactured Antagonism

Israel and Saudi Arabia’s Priorities in Syria

by PHILIP GREAVES

Counter Punch, FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Current developments both inside and outside of Syria have shown that the primary sponsors of the extremist-dominated insurgency – namely, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel and Turkey – aren’t quite ready to throw in the towel..

 

Such A Deal – Palestinians Should Walk Away

By Philip Giraldi – Sabbah Report – 02/15/2014

Australian-American former Ambassador Martin Indyk is the lead negotiator for Secretary of State John Kerry’s Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative. He heads a nearly all-Jewish American negotiating team, including David Makovsky, a “mapping expert” from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) spin-off Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). Indyk is currently briefing an array of Jewish leaders in the US about his plans while keeping them secret from everyone else. Scott McConnell has observed that the Israelis are characteristically screaming about being forced into an agreement even though they will get nearly everything they want..

 

Saudi Valentines defy the love police

Agence France-Presse February 14, 2014

Red roses lurk hidden in flower shop back rooms and heart-shaped chocolates are sold under the counter, but Saudis still manage to buy Valentine's gifts and defy the religious police. Florist Hussein came up with a simple solution to a ban on red tokens of love: he filled his window with white roses, orange irises and violet hydrangeas. "I've hidden everything red in the shop, so when a religious police patrol comes along, they find nothing to complain about," he said..

 

How today’s liberal Zionists echo apartheid South Africa’s defenders

Rania Khalek, The Electronic Intifada, 13 February 2014 Liberal Zionists have adopted the same arguments in defense of Israeli occupation that South Africa’s apartheid regime used in the 1980s. (Najeh Hashlamoun / APA images)

Liberal Zionists have adopted the same arguments in defense of Israeli occupation that conservative opponents of sanctions on South Africa’s apartheid regime used in the 1980s. “While the majority of black South African leaders are against disinvestment and boycotts, there are tiny factions that support disinvestment — namely terrorist groups such as the African National Congress,” libertarian economics professor Walter Williams wrote in a 1983 New York Times op-ed. Williams’ claim was as absurd then as it appears in hindsight, but his sentiment was far from rare on the American and British right in the 1980s..

 

Stone Cold Justice

By John Lyons, Janine Cohen and Sylvie Le Clezio

Updated February 12, 2014

A SPECIAL FOUR CORNERS / THE AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER INVESTIGATION Stone Cold Justice (Sylvie Le Clezio)(Includes Video)

The Israeli army is both respected and feared as a fighting force. But now the country's military is facing a backlash at home and abroad for its treatment of children in the West Bank, occupied territory. Coming up, a joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence that shows the army is targeting Palestinian boys for arrest and detention. Reporter John Lyons travels to the West Bank to hear the story of children who claim they have been taken into custody, ruthlessly questioned and then allegedly forced to sign confessions before being taken to court for sentencing..

 

How “historic” Israel-Jordan water deal leaves Palestinians high and dry

Clemens Messerschmid and Muna Dajani

The Electronic Intifada, 4 February 2014 The Dead Sea’s unique ecology could be further damaged – along with Palestinian water rights – by new Israeli-Jordanian deal. (Colin Tsoi/Flickr)

World media recently lauded a new project, backed by the World Bank, that will allegedly “save” the Dead Sea and prove that peace is possible through cooperation to manage natural resources. But the scheme only threatens to make an already disastrous situation worse, as well as robbing Palestinians of their right to water. The Dead Sea, the fabled salt lake bordered by Jordan, present-day Israel and the occupied West Bank, is shrinking at an alarming rate of around 1.5 meters per year. As a result, hotels built right at the shoreline just a few years ago are now dozens of meters from the water’s edge.

 

The Man Who Planted Many Seeds Pete Seeger: Character, Personality, Intuition and Focus

by RALPH NADER

Counter Punch, FEBRUARY 03, 2014 Pete Seeger dead at age 94

After 94 years, on January 27, 2014, the world lost Pete Seeger. The world is the lesser for that loss. The accolades for this giant of folk songs and herald of all causes just, are pouring in from around the world. He is celebrated for regularly showing up at mass protests, for singing songs so transcendent (This Land is Your Land; We Shall Overcome; Where Have All the Flowers Gone) they are sung in many foreign languages all over the earth and for his mentoring and motivating of millions of people and children..

 

JANUARY 2014

 

Palestinian Killed By Army Fire In Ramallah

Wednesday January 29, 2014 The slain Palestinian was a flagger directing traffic while repairs were being conducted on the road

IMEMC & Agencies Report

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young Palestinian man has been shot and killed by Israeli army fire near the Ein Senia area, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The sources stated that Mohammad Mahmoud Mubarak, 20, was shot and killed while working... The slain Palestinian was a flagger directing traffic while repairs were being conducted on the road..

 

Islamist Rebels are Accused of Massacre

The Siege of Adra

by PATRICK COCKBURN Adra, Syria

Counter Punch, JANUARY 29, 2014

“They came through the main sewer at 4.30am and caught us by surprise,” says a Syrian soldier, who gave his name as Abu Ali, describing the rebel capture of part of the industrial town of Adra, just north of Damascus. “They chose a cold day in December to attack when there was snow and you could not see more than 2ft in front of you.” Adra, with its giant cement, steel and car plants, has now become one more Syrian town where the army and rebels confront each other but neither side has the strength to win a decisive victory. As they skirmish, locals either flee or cower in their houses with little or no electricity or water.

 

The Palestinian Capitalists That Have Gone Too Far

Jan 23, 2014 by Tariq Dana

Jadaliyya

While most Palestinians living under Israeli occupation are struggling to survive, a powerful group of Palestinian capitalists is thriving and growing in political, economic and social influence. The cost, all too often, is their engagement in economic normalization projects. In other words, they deal with the Israelis as though they were a “normal” business partner rather than an occupying power that has ruthlessly violated Palestinian rights for over sixty-five years. In this policy brief, Al-Shabaka Policy Member Tariq Dana sheds light on the ways in which these Palestinian capitalists exercise political influence and social control and gives examples of the economic normalization projects in which they have engaged..

 

Guilty plea in terror case Bizarre plot involved plan for deadly X-ray weapon

By Robert Gavin, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Eric J. Feight, of Stockport, Columbia County, leaves the Federal Courthouse in shackles on June 20, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union archive)

timesunion.com, Albany

Eric J. Feight said he was "in for a penny, in for a pound." Now he could be in federal prison for up to 15 years. The Columbia County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to domestic terrorism-related charges for agreeing to help build an X-ray weapon in a bizarre scheme with a reputed Ku Klux Klansman to kill Muslims. Feight, 55, of Stockport, admitted to providing material support to terrorists before Chief Judge Gary Sharpe in U.S. District Court.

 

 

Israeli forces injure 2, detain 3 in clashes east of Jerusalem

Published Friday 17/01/2014

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured two Palestinian youths during clashes with protesters in Eizariya east of Jerusalem on Friday afternoon.

During the clashes Israeli forces also detained three protesters after beating them severely, according to local activists. Hani Halabiyeh, a spokesman for the local popular resistance committee, said that clashes broke out at the Kabsa junction in Eizariya between local youths and Israeli occupation forces.

 

Israel to destroy another Haifa neighborhood, evict Palestinian residents

Patrick O. Strickland Many of the historic homes in Haifa’s al-Mahatta neighborhood have already been demolished. (Baladna)

The Electronic Intifada, Haifa 16 January 2014

An Israeli municipality plans to demolish al-Mahatta, a historic Palestinian neighborhood in Haifa. It will be replaced by the expansion of an existing railway, new housing units, nightclubs and restaurants, among other venues designed to bring in increased tourist revenues. “Since I was five years old, I’ve been hearing that al-Mahatta is going to be completely destroyed … but today, I can’t imagine that we have more than two or three years left in our homes,” George Eskandar, chairman of al-Mahatta’s neighborhood committee, told The Electronic Intifada.

Around 160 people from more than 30 families are facing eviction. All of them carry Israeli citizenship.

 

Academic delegation to Palestine endures 10-hour interrogation

Published Wednesday 15/01/2014

(MaanImages/File)

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Members of an academic delegation were held for 10 hours by Israeli security forces when crossing into Palestine from Jordan, a statement said Tuesday. A delegation of six academics and a labor activist came to the West Bank to conduct meetings with Palestinian scholars "in order to better understand conditions on the ground and to facilitate future collaborations," one of the members said in a statement.

 

Ten things we’ve learned about opposition to academic boycott

Submitted by Steven Salaita on Tue, 01/14/2014

Electronic Intifada

With four scholarly associations in the past year articulating support for the academic boycott of Israel, it seems a good time to review the major responses that have emerged in opposition. The boycott movement shows no sign of slowing, so periodic assessment is a useful way to evaluate political moods and to highlight the spectacular inconsistencies of logic and ethics that define anti-boycott activism..

 

Russia May Hit Back at Saudi Arabia for Volgogard Attacks

By Finian Cunningham

January 13, 2014 "Information Clearing House - Russian intelligence has now reportedly obtained solid proof that Saudi Arabia was directly involved in the twin terror attacks on the city of Volgograd. The attacks killed more than 32 people and injured over 100 others. Most of the victims were civilians. According to an informed Russian official source, reported by the Fars News Agency, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has informed President Vladimir Putin of the Saudi link to the Volgograd massacre..

 

How the Big Papers Remember Ariel Sharon

By Peter Hart

FAIR BLOG, 13 Jan 2014

Reading the pieces in the Sunday editions of the New York Times and the Washington Post (3/12/14) about the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, one gets the sense that reporters were aware of some of Sharon's bloodiest history–but mostly kept that out of their accounts of his life..

 

Back to Vietnam

The Legacies of War: 1970-2013

by JUDY GUMBO ALBERT

Counter Punch, JANUARY 13, 2014

I am one among millions of people around the globe who protested the American war in Viet Nam. I am also one of perhaps 400 people from the United States who visited Viet Nam while the war still raged. I returned this past January 2013, part of a delegation of former peace activists, spouses, partners and supporters. We called ourselves the Hanoi 9, invited to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords..

 

On the UN Secretary-General’s praise for mass killer Ariel Sharon as a “hero”

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Mon, 01/13/2014

Electronic Intifada

The tributes and praise from various world leaders, including US President Barack Obama and Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt, for Israeli war criminal Ariel Sharon who died on Saturday, are vile but sadly predictable.

But probably the most distasteful of all comes from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who declares himself “saddened by the death of Ariel Sharon.”..

 

Ariel Sharon: International War Criminal Remembered

By As'ad AbuKhalil

al-akhbar.com -- Mon, 2014-01-13 -- Angry Corner

The eulogies for Ariel Sharon in the Western press are comparable to their eulogies of Nelson Mandela. In the US, people on the left and on the right competed to shower praise on the symbol of Israel’s terrorist right. Israeli terrorism and brutality is portrayed as “strength” and “might,” and CNN invited the Israeli ambassador in the US to write an ostensibly objective eulogy for the man. Ethan Bronner, the former bureau chief of the New York Times in Israel and a former foreign editor of the paper, wrote a long eulogy that can easily be classified within the genre of “love poetry.”..

 

Another Academic Group Considers Israel Censure

By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER, JAN. 11, 2014, NY Times 

CHICAGO — A movement to pressure and isolate Israel gained further ground among American academics on Saturday, when the Modern Language Association took a step toward approving a resolution calling on the State Department to contest what it characterized as Israel’s discriminatory “denials of entry” to American scholars seeking to visit the West Bank to work at Palestinian universities..

 

Did Israeli apartheid wall really stop suicide bombings?

Submitted by Ben White on Fri, 01/10/2014

Electronic Intifada Was it Israel’s wall or a Palestinian ceasefire that stopped suicide bombings? (Saeed Qaq / APA images)

The decision this Christmas by a prominent London church, St James’s of Piccadilly, to build a replica model of Israel’s apartheid wall as part of the festival “Bethlehem Unwrapped“ provoked a predictable hasbara — propaganda — offensive by the Israeli government and Zionist lobby groups. When Israel lobby group BICOM ”fellow” Alan Johnson appeared (from 37’40) on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday show last weekend to discuss the issue, he made two main points. Firstly, the wall was built purely because of suicide bombings, and secondly, that it “works,” with a 90 percent drop in attacks cited. This line of argument was repeated by, for example, the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

 

Protesters disrupt Israeli-Palestinian “normalization” meeting in Ramallah

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Thu, 01/09/2014

Palestinian activists tried to prevent a meeting of the pro-Israel organization Minds of Peace in the occupied West Bank today.

Activists scuffled with Palestinian Authority forces guarding the City Inn Palace Hotel in al-Bireh, on the outskirts of Ramallah, and chanted “The right of return is not for sale,” “No negotiation, no normalization” and “Israelis out!”

 

Activists protest 'normalization' conference in Ramallah

09/01/2014 

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian activists on Thursday tried to prevent a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization from holding a conference at Ramallah's City Inn Hotel, witnesses said... The protesters accused the conveners of normalization with the Israeli occupation. "Normalization is treason," protesters' signs read. "Inside this hall sits Israeli officers who killed our children."

 

Video: Heavily armed Israeli occupation soldiers arrest Jerusalem girl

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Fri, 01/03/2014

Electronic Intifada

In an email to The Electronic Intifada, a resident of Jerusalem, gave his eyewitness account of the incident: This afternoon after work I headed to the Old City... through Damascus Gate... I saw more commotion than usual... There were about 8 soldiers (as I counted) surrounding this girl and handcuffing her, she was quiet but her eyes showed fear, she seemed bewildered and was offering no resistance. It all seemed surreal to see all these soldiers armed to the teeth overwhelming this child and the soldiers were behaving as if they had caught a dangerous criminal. She was wearing a sweater saying “I (love) Palestine.”

 

An Interview with Max Blumenthal: Inside Israel’s Apartheid State

by JOSHUA FRANK

JANUARY 02, 2014

Counter Punch

Journalist Max Blumenthal’s latest book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel has been one of the most controversial and enlightening books of 2013. It’s a fearless, no holds barred take on life in Israel and the brutal occupation of Palestine. Needless t0 say, not all have been happy with Blumenthal’s take on Israeli culture and politics. I recently caught up with Max to discuss his new book and the backlash he’s received from the pro-Israel coterie. -JF

 

The London Review of Books has a problem with Palestinians too

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Thu, 01/02/2014

Electronic Intifada

Last month, Rania Khalek wrote a piece for The Electronic Intifada asking, “Does The Nation have a problem with Palestinians?”

Khalek demonstrated that the venerable American leftist magazine “habitually reinforces Israeli apartheid by privileging Jewish voices over Palestinian ones” in its coverage of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement..

 

Failure of Palestinian Authority, BDS Success to Continue

by RAMZY BAROUD

JANUARY 02, 2014

Counter Punch

2013 was a year in which the so-called peace process charade was allowed to continue, leading Palestinians on yet another futile journey of broken promises. Meanwhile, the Israeli colonial project in the West Bank and East Jerusalem carried on unabated. But it was not entirely a year of doom and gloom either, for the global boycott campaign (BDS) has taken off like never before, surpassing the capricious Palestinian leadership and its confined political platforms..

 

DECEMBER 2013

 

Israeli army under fire for controversial training

Marijke Peters

DW.DE, 30.12.2013 An Israeli soldier detains a Palestinian child as a man argues with the soldier during an army operation in the West Bank city of Qalqilia, May 2008. (Khaleel Reash/MaanImages)

Israel's army has been facing condemnation both at home and abroad for a handful of what it calls "training exercises," including mock arrests and a staged raid at a Palestinian community center. Israeli soldiers during a training operation Ahmad Amro and his friends were breaking the fast one evening during Ramadan when a group of soldiers approached the Hebron community center they were sitting outside..

 

Why I voted for an academic boycott of Israel

By Carolyn Karcher

December 27, 2013, LA Times  

Michael S. Roth slams the American Studies Assn. for "unfairly singling out Israel" in its vote to boycott that nation's academic institutions; he calls the action an "irresponsible attack on academic freedom." As a 39-year member of the American Studies Assn. (ASA) and a Jewish American, I want to explain why Roth -- whose Op-Ed was published by The Times Dec. 20 -- is wrong and why I wholeheartedly support the organization's resolution..

 

New Pope, Old Doctrine

Has Pope Francis Hoodwinked the Left?

by GEOFFREY MacDONALD

Counter Ounch, DECEMBER 25, 2013

After approximately 1600 years of the Catholic Church, the Pope is suddenly a hot topic again. The high priest has infatuated the public and won a lot of praise in the secular media for bringing new popularity to an institution long plagued by scandals and out-of-date dogmas..

 

Hunger striker Samer Issawi welcomed home in Jerusalem

Samer Issawi released from Israeli prisonby Maureen Clare Murphy on Mon, 12/23/2013

Electronic Intifada

Samer Issawi was greeted by family and supporters at his Jerusalem-area village today after his release from Israeli prison, where he has been held for 17 months. Issawi was released as part of an agreement with the Israeli prison authorities reached in April after Issawi refused food for 266 days..

 

General Assembly approves resolution aimed at protecting privacy against unlawful surveillance

The Associated Press December 18, 2013

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age on Wednesday in the most vocal global criticism of U.S. eavesdropping..

 

ASA Members Vote To Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel

The members of the American Studies Association have endorsed the Association’s participation in a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. In an election that attracted 1252 voters, the largest number of participants in the organization’s history, 66.05% of voters endorsed the resolution, while 30.5% of voters voted no and 3.43% abstained. The election was a response to the ASA National Council’s announcement on December 4 that it supported the academic boycott and, in an unprecedented action to ensure a democratic process, asked its membership for their approval..

[Please see the ASA website for a collection of supporting documents]

 

Britain’s policy on Syria has just been sunk, and nobody noticed

World View: The West’s favoured faction is on the run, while the Riyadh-backed rebels steadily gain ground

PATRICK COCKBURN

Saturday 14 December 2013

The Independent

The final bankruptcy of American and British policy in Syria came 10 days ago as Islamic Front, a Saudi-backed Sunni jihadi group, overran the headquarters of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) at Bab al-Hawa on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey. The FSA, along with the Syrian National Coalition, groups that the United States and Britain have been pretending for years are at the heart of Syrian military and political opposition, has been discredited..

 

Why I’m Voting to Boycott Israel

The American Studies Association (ASA) resolution has punctured a longstanding silence.

Alex Lubin, December 13, 2013, The Nation Magazine

The National Council of the American Studies Association recently endorsed a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions and has asked its members to vote. We would do well to read what the resolution actually calls for: “It is resolved that the American Studies Association (ASA) endorses and will honor the call of Palestinian civil society for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. It is also resolved that the ASA supports the protected rights of students and scholars everywhere to engage in research and public speaking about Israel-Palestine and in support of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement.”..

 

In South Africa, Abbas opposes boycott of Israel

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Thu, 12/12/2013

Electronic Intifada

Mahmoud Abbas, de facto leader of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, has made his clearest statement in opposition to the global campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel in solidarity with the Palestinian people. His comments have drawn strong condemnation from Palestinian and South African activists..

 

Israeli leaders’ decision not to attend Mandela’s funeral raises questions over ties

BY BEKEZELA PHAKATHI, 10 DECEMBER 2013

Business Day Live (South Africa)

THE decision by both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres not to attend the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela has fuelled speculation of an increasingly tense relationship between South Africa and Israel..

 

Madiba in Palestine

Apartheid Died on the Sharp Edge of Principles 

by ROBIN D.G. KELLEY AND ERICA LORRAINE WILLIAMS

Counter Punch

Nelson Mandela’s death has produced both an outpouring of international solidarity, remembrance, and celebration commemorating Madiba’s leadership in defeating apartheid in South Africa. It has also generated a wave of historical revision and mythmaking—the sort of thing we’ve come to expect when radicals become icons..

 

Theses on Zionism

Joseph Massad The Electronic Intifada 9 December 201

I. European Christians oppress European Jews. They then demand that the Palestinians must allow European Jews to oppress them in turn and that the Palestinians must ignore if not celebrate their own oppression, while condemning European Christian oppression of European Jews..

 

Jailed Yemeni journalist receives Human Rights Defenders award

Abdulelah Haider Shaye, who shed light on US drones in Yemen, is not permited to attend ceremony to receive award

Martin Chulov

theguardian.com, Friday 6 December 2013

When Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye receives a coveted Human Rights Defenders award in Geneva , his role as a fearless chronicler of his country's US-led drone war will have come full circle.

Accused by Washington of terrorism, jailed in his homeland for subversion and under intense state scrutiny since being released from prison in July this year, Shaye remains a difficult man to cast for his accusers..

 

NYT Takes Mandela's Death as a Chance to Mock His Fight to Free His Country

By Jim Naureckas Nelson Mandela in prison. He was released in 1990, after being incarcerated for 27 years.

FAIR, Dec 06, 2013

Former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller wrote his paper's obituary for Nelson Mandela (12/6/13). As you might have guessed, it glosses over the CIA's role in helping the apartheid government catch Mandela (Extra!, 3-4/90)..

 

Egypt bids farewell to people's poet Negm

Ahmed Negm, whose poems became an emblem of resistance in the 2011 revolution, has died aged 84.

Aljazeera -- 04 Dec 2013

Ahmed Fouad Negm, the Egyptian poet renowned for his sharp tongue and sarcasm, died early on Tuesday in Cairo at the age of 84 after a long battle with illness, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported. His funeral ceremony took place at medieval Cairo's historic mosque of Imam Al-Hussien, after noon prayers..

 

Britain is up to its neck in US dirty wars and death squads

The war on terror is now an endless campaign of drone and undercover killings that threatens a more dangerous world

Seumas Milne

The Guardian, Wednesday 4 December 2013

You might have thought the war on terror was finally being wound down, 12 years after the US launched it with such disastrous results. President Obama certainly gave that impression earlier this year when he declared that "this war, like all wars, must end". In fact, the Nobel peace prize winner was merely redefining it..

 

Tribunal Issues Landmark Verdict against Israel for Genocide

Tue, 12/03/2013 — Yoichi Shimatsu

Black Agenda Report

To a crowded courtroom on the late afternoon of November 25, presiding Judge Lamin Mohd Yunus announced the verdict by an international panel of seven jurists: “The Tribunal is satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that the first defendant, (General) Amos Yaron, is guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide, and the second defendant, the State of Israel, is guilty of genocide.”

 

 

NOVEMBER 2013

 

Israeli Police Kills A Palestinian Worker In Petah Tikva

by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies Report

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Israeli police officers shot and killed a Palestinian laborer in the Petah Tikva area, north of historic Palestine, after chasing him. The police also kidnapped 20 of the workers. Eyewitnesses stated that dozens of police officers attacked a group of Palestinian laborers as they slept in a cemetery in the area, kidnapping twenty. The officers then shot and killed one worker, allegedly after he “tried to attack them with a rock”..

 

On Israel's collective amnesia: 'Could we kill an Arab?'

A new film festival in Tel Aviv challenges Israel's 'founding myths'.

Last updated: 29 Nov 2013

Belen Fernandez

Aljazeera English

 

American Task Force on Palestine finds funding from anti-Palestinian billionaire and a repressive monarchy

Max Blumenthal, November 27, 2013

MONDOWEISS.NET

Despite its claims to be “committed to strengthening Palestinian-American relations” as “an independent voice for Palestine,” the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) has begun accepting funding from one of the most aggressive funders of anti-Palestinian and Islamophobic initiatives in the United States..

 

UN declares 2014 the ‘Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People’

Published: November 26, 201

Russia Today (RT)

The UN has named 2014 as the ‘Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.’ The resolution was adopted by the majority of member-states with 110 voting in favor, 7 opposed and 54 abstaining..

 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WRAPPING UP ANNUAL CONSIDERATION OF QUESTION OF PALESTINE,

SITUATION IN MIDDLE EAST, ADOPTS SIX RESOLUTIONS BY RECORDED VOTE

Sixty-eighth General Assembly Plenary 58th Meeting (AM)

26 November 2013

Sending a strong message of support for the Middle East peace process, albeit with the traditionally divergent views on how to achieve its aims, the General Assembly today adopted six draft resolutions on the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East overall... That text was adopted by recorded vote of 110 in favour to 7 against (Australia, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 56 abstentions..

 

When the British Ambassador in Lebanon Addresses the Lebanese

By As'ad AbuKhalil - Mon 25/11/201

Al-Akhbar

"What does he think we think about his government plot against Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1956 or his government’s role in the civil war in Lebanon in 1958 on the side of Chamoun and the right-wing fascistic elements? Balfour requires much more than an apology to be forgiven – if ever: It requires a restoration of justice."

 

NYPD Forced To Produce Muslim Surveillance Records

Posted: 11/25/2013

Matt Sledge

huffingtonpost.com

A federal judge ruled on Friday that targets of the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims can probe the department's files. Brooklyn U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen's order comes at an early phase of a lawsuit against the NYPD, one of three such ongoing legal efforts. It will allow the plaintiffs in the case... to make extensive legal discovery that could bolster their allegations that the department has engaged in unconstitutional spying..

 

Syria: the revolution that never was

Asa Winstanley

Friday, 22 November 2013

Middle East Monitor

[Link to this article has been changed due to its removal from the Middle East Monitor]

What has happened in the Arab world since Tunisian icon Muhammed Bouazizi burned himself to death in protest in December 2010? A series of popular uprisings, each feeding off the next, swept the region. From Morocco to Oman, there were varying degrees of protest against ossified regimes, demanding everything from the downfall of the regime to more simple reforms..

 

Jailed by Israel for his cartoons, Mohammad Saba’aneh speaks out

Patrick O. Strickland

The Electronic Intifada, Ramallah 13 November 2013

More than 300 persons came to the opening night of cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh’s Cell 28 exhibition at Ramallah’s Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center in the occupied West Bank on 6 November. “I think it’s very important for Palestinian artists to talk about the Palestinian prisoners because it’s a very human issue,” Saba’aneh told The Electronic Intifada..

 

Quitting Over Syria

By PHILIP GIRALDI

November 13, 2013

The American Conservative

The release of the White House “Government Assessment” on August 30, providing the purported evidence to support a bombing attack on Syria, defused a conflict with the intelligence community that had threatened to become public through the mass resignation of a significant number of analysts..

 

Lebanese Black Market: Syrian Refugees Sell Organs to Survive

By Ulrike Putz

DER SPIEGEL, November 12, 2013

In the shadow of the Syrian civil war, a growing number of refugees are surviving in Lebanon by illegally selling their own organs. But the exchange comes at a huge cost..

 

Manifesto of All People of Good Conscience

By: Salman Abu-Sitta

Published Friday, November 8, 2013

This Manifesto was written on the 96th anniversary of the infamous Balfour Declaration. We, citizens of the world, celebrating the human pursuit of freedom and independence, adhering fully to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, rejecting the ideology and practice of colonization under any name at any time, declaring the colonization document known as Balfour Declaration as null and void in word, intent, and practice..

 

COSATU defends South Africa`s democratic foreign policy on Israel and condemns attacks against DIRCO Minister

5 November 2013

COSATU, South Africa`s largest trade union federation with over 2 million members would like to make three points regarding recent statements by South Africa`s Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Comrade Maite Nkoana-Mashabane..

 

Jewish student receives death threats over Palestine solidarity work

Ryan Branagan

The Electronic Intifada

Boston, 4 November 2013

A Jewish member of Students for Justice in Palestine at Northeastern University in Boston has received death threats ostensibly because of his involvement in Palestine solidarity activism and outspoken criticism of Zionism.

The threats come as Zionist groups warn of legal complaints against the university, alleging campus “anti-Semitism” — despite an ever-growing record of failure to support these kinds of accusations..

 

Can the P5+1 and Iran meetings succeed?

The DNA of Iranians and Under Secretary Sherman

by SASAN FAYAZMANESH

NOVEMBER 04, 2013

Counter Punch

On October 22, 2013, the following exchange took place at the Daily Press Briefing between Deputy Spokesperson for the Department of State Marie Harf and an unidentified, tenacious reporter: "QUESTION: Earlier this month, the L.A. Times quoted Under Secretary Sherman saying in a Senate briefing that, quote, “Deception is part of the DNA of the Iranian leadership.” It’s only now picking up in Iranian media and Foreign Minister Zarif has condemned this remark. Do you have a response to that, or can you clarify what she may have meant?"...

 

OCTOBER 2013

 

GMOs and politico-corporate incest

Belén Fernández

Al Jazeera

31 October 2013

The annual World Food Prize - self-advertised as "the foremost international award recognising … the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world" - was presented to three scientists in a ceremony earlier this month. One of the recipients is an executive at Monsanto, the US-based biotech firm and Vietnam War-era manufacturer of the lethal defoliant Agent Orange...

 

The Israel-Saudi Alliance Against the US-Iran Talks

Bob Dreyfuss

October 25, 2013

The Nation

During the Cold War, for instance, Israel and Saudi Arabia were unspoken allies against President Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt, and when Egypt and Saudi Arabia fought a proxy war in Yemen in the 1960s, Israel covertly aided Saudi Arabia. So it’s no surprise, really, that Israel’s top negotiator in the talks with the Palestinians, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, proclaimed the reality of the Israel-Saudi alliance..

 

Americans performing Hajj attacked in Saudi Arabia

Friday, October 18, 2013 - The American Muslim by Rahat Husain

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2013 — A group of Americans visiting Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj were threatened and attacked earlier this week on Oct. 16 by a radicalized group of extremists. On one of the nights where Hajj pilgrims are required to stay overnight in the city of Mina, a group of young men began asking different sets of pilgrims if they were from the United States. When they encountered a group that identified themselves as not only Americans, but also as Shiite Muslims, they were threatened and attacked by the group of men, who were apparently armed with knives and other blades...

 

Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism

Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada, 18 October 2013

When the Zionist movement appeared in Eastern Europe in the 1880s, it found it very difficult to persuade the leading rabbis and secular Jewish thinkers of the day to support it..

 

Saudi Arabia’s Image Falters among Middle East Neighbors

Mixed Views of Saudi Influence, Record on Civic Freedoms

SURVEY REPORT Only about half of Palestinians (52%) have a favorable opinion of Saudia

Pew Research Center

OCTOBER 17, 2013

Each year, the world is reminded of Saudi Arabia’s influential status as the birthplace of Islam, as hundreds of thousands of Muslims from across the globe make the Hajj, or pilgrimage, to the city of Mecca. Perhaps owing to its pivotal role within the Islamic faith, Saudi Arabia tends to be viewed favorably in countries that are home to large or majority-Muslim populations...

 

As the Hajj begins, the destruction of Mecca's heritage continues

Pilgrims follow in the footsteps of the prophet Muhammad, but there is little of his legacy left in Islam's holiest cityThe Grand Mosque in Mecca, teeming with pilgrims for the start of Hajj this week. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP

Oliver Wainwright

theguardian.com

Monday 14 October 2013

Two million Muslims have flooded into Saudi Arabia's Mina Valley from Mecca for the start of the Hajj pilgrimage this week. Dressed in simple white garments and freed from their worldly possessions, they are following in the footsteps of the prophet Muhammad. But in Islam's holiest city, there is increasingly little sign of the prophet's legacy – or the frugal life he espoused...

 

The Desert of Israeli Democracy

A trip through the Negev Desert leads to the heart of Israel's national nightmare.

Max Blumenthal

October 14, 2013

The Nation Magazine

From the podium of the UN General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seamlessly blended frightening details of Iranian evildoing with images of defenseless Jews “bludgeoned” and “left for dead” by anti-Semites in nineteenth-century Europe. Aimed at US and Iranian moves towards diplomacy and a war-weary American public, Netanyahu’s gloomy tirade threatened to cast him as a desperate, diminished figure. Though it was poorly received in the United States, alienating even a few of his stalwart pro-Israel allies, his jeremiad served a greater purpose, deflecting attention from his country’s policies towards the group he scarcely mentioned: the Palestinians...

 

Assange: ‘Snowden safe but journalists dealing with him at risk’

Published October 11, 2013

Russia Today (RT)

Edward Snowden is safe in Russia, but the fates of journalists who helped him and published his leaks are now of more concern for WikiLeaks, Julian Assange said in an exclusive interview with RT Spanish ‘Behind the News’ host Eva Golinger. Assange also shared his views on the NSA scandal in Latin America and the future of freedom of information...

 

An Obituary for General Nguyen Giap

OCTOBER 08, 2013

by CARLOS BORRERO

Counter Punch

The Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap has died. Throughout what was once known as the Third World as well as among those with revolutionary consciousness in the centers of imperialism, we pay tribute to one of the most important figures of the struggle of the oppressed for national liberation and socialism...

 

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, in his own words

The far-right Israeli cleric Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has made comments that would be condemned if they came from an Iranian leader.

By Dan Murphy, Staff writer

October 7, 2013

Christian Science Monitor

Ovadia Yosef, an ultra-orthodox Sephardic Israeli rabbi whose popularity among religious Israelis, particularly those whose families came to Israel from the Arab world, led to the creation of the Shas movement and a hard lurch right in Israeli politics, is being praised throughout Israel after his passing today...

 

The second intifada put holes in Israel’s wall of fear

Budour Youssef Hassan

The Electronic Intifada

Jerusalem, 4 October 2013

The Palestinian calendar is permeated with anniversaries of uprisings, battles, massacres, fateful declarations and meaningless “independence” days. Despite our continuous pledge to never forget and never forgive, most of these once-paramount occasions have been transformed into fleeting memories — oscillating between irrelevance, fetishism and attempts by factions to exploit them for political gains...

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What's Missing From Time's Iran Timeline

By Peter Hart

FAIR BLOG, Oct. 04, 2013  

You learn a lot about the corporate media when they try to give you a history lesson–since what's left unmentioned can say so much...

 

Anonymous Israeli Official Tells Post: You Can't Trust Persians

By Peter Hart

FAIR BLOG, Oct. 01, 2013  

The Washington Post granted anonymity to an Israeli official so they could offer this original and incisive metaphor...Today has a piece about how Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not pleased with the thaw in US/Iran relations...

 

 

 

Jerusalem municipality orders demolition of Abu Dis home

Published 26/03/2014 JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli municipality ofhttp://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=684854 Jerusalem has ordered the demolition of a Palestinian building in East Jerusalem after claiming the owner should have obtained a construction permit. The owner, Muatasim Adila, a lecturer at al-Quds University, told Ma'an Wednesday that the demolition order for his home in Abu Dis was surprising because his building is in the West Bank and he "possesses all documents to prove that."..

 

Israeli forces detain 22 Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Nablus

Maan, 29/01/2014

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces launched multiple raids across the West Bank early Tuesday morning, detaining at least 22 young Palestinian men. Spokesman for the youth movement in East Jerusalem Hani Halabiyya told Ma'an that Israeli troops stormed al-Eizariya and Abu Dis villages shortly after midnight and detained 15 young men after ransacking their homes..

 

Camden Palestinian group says it’s about ‘human rights, not politics’

by Tim Lamden Friday, December 6, 2013

Ham&High News

Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association (CADFA) will celebrate its 10th birthday on Tuesday at a party in Belsize Park set to be opened by Frank Dobson, Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras..

 

Camden schoolfriends interrogated and imprisoned on volunteer trip to Israel

by Tim Lamden Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ham&High News Harres Yakubi and Rachel Horigan, displaying her passport with an "Entry Denied" stamp from Israeli border control. Picture: Polly Hancock.

..Rachel Horigan, 22, and Harres Yakubi, 23, who attended Camden School for Girls sixth form together, have spoken for the first time about their horror at being imprisoned by border staff in Israel while attempting to enter the country as part of a British Council-funded volunteer trip. The pair travelled to Ben Gurion Airport, in Tel Aviv, on September 22 and had planned to head to Abu Dis, a Palestinian town on the outskirts of Jerusalem, for a three-month volunteering project after graduating from university..

 

Israeli forces raid Abu Dis and attack al-Quds University, injuring 40

Sunday 17/11/2013 Victims of military invasion in Abudis

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot 40 Palestinians including a large number of university students with rubber-coated steel bullets during a raid on a Palestinian village east of Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon..

 

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian protestor in the face near Jerusalem

Friday 08/11/2013

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces seriously injured a Palestinian teenager in clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces at Kabsa junction between al-Eizariya and Abu Dis on Friday. Usaid Afana, 16, was hit by a stun grenade in the face when Israeli forces attempted to disperse a demonstration on Friday..

 

Youths smash hole in Israel's separation wall in Abu Dis

Published 24/10/20133-meter hole in the wall in protest against house demolition in Abu Dis

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Dozens of young Palestinians smashed a hole in Israel's separation wall near Abu Dis on Wednesday, as clashes broke out in the town for the second day in a row. Popular resistance committee spokesman Hani Halbiya told Ma'an that youths made a 3-meter hole in part of the wall in protest against a house demolition in Abu Dis late Monday.

 

Palestinians Demolish Part of Apartheid Wall near Jerusalem

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

PNN -- A group of Palestinians drilled a hole in the apartheid wall near Ras Kabsa area in the village of Abu Dis, southeast of occupied Jerusalem. Spokesperson of the popular committee against wall and settlement in Abu Dis, Hani Halabyeh, said that the Palestinians used sledgehammer to create a hole in the concrete wall.

 

Clashes in Abu Dis following Israeli house demolition

Published today (updated) 22/10/2013

Maan (MaanImages/file)

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Clashes broke out overnight Monday and continued into Tuesday morning after Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian home in the Jerusalem town of Abu Dis, locals said. Israeli bulldozers accompanied by over 30 military vehicles surrounded the home, located near Al-Quds University, before demolishing the two-story property on the pretext that it was unlicensed...

 

Abu Dis: from Land Expropriation to Landfill

Israel’s waste disposal site beyond the Green Line

Report by: The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG) and The Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association (CADFA)

 

Israel arrests 3 Palestinians in Abu Dis clashes

07/10/2013

Maan News Israel arrests 3 Palestinians in Abu Dis

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinians launched large protests near the Al-Quds University campus in Abu Dis on Friday as Israeli border police arrested three Palestinians in the area. The protests followed a successful Palestinian attempt to break through the Israeli separation wall...

 

Israeli forces demolish houses, barns in East Jerusalem

Published Wednesday 11/09/2013

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – Israeli bulldozers on Wednesday morning raided al-Zaayyem village in East Jerusalem and demolished steel structures used as houses sheep and poultry barns.

The Israelis claim the structures were built without licenses...

 

Stepped up Israeli harassment leads to clashes in Abu Dis

By Mya Guarnieri

September 9, 2013

Yesterday, while I was teaching my 9:30 a.m. composition class at Al Quds University in Abu Dis, I heard the crack of rubber-coated bullets being fired outside. A few of my students jumped in their seats. Eyes wide, they looked at me for a cue. I continued teaching, although I saw students running past the window and the hallway next to my classroom was soon full of students coughing from the tear gas they’d inhaled outside...

 

اصابة العشرات بحالات اختناق في مواجهات في ابو ديس

 نشر الاثنيـن 02/09/2013 (آخر تحديث) 02/09/2013 الساعة 13:31 القدس - معا - اصيب عشرات المواطنين بحالات اختناق ظهر اليوم الاثنين، خلال مواجهات في قرية ابوديس شرق مدينة القدس...

 

Clashes break out in Abu Dis

Published yesterday (updated) 04/09/2013 15:48 JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Clashes broke out on Tuesday between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Abu Dis after protests against Israel’s arrest of a cancer sufferer...

 

Israeli forces arrest cancer patient

Published yesterday (updated) 04/09/2013 JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli undercover unit arrested on Tuesday a man who suffers from cancer in Abu Dis village east of Jerusalem...

 

فلسطينيون يحطمون جزءا من جدار الفصل العنصري في قرية أبو ديس قرب القدس المحتلة أمس

فلسطينيون يحطمون جزءا من جدار الفصل العنصري في قرية أبو ديس قرب القدس المحتلة أمس (أ ب)

 

Activists Demolish Parts of Apartheid Wall East of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, July 9, 2013 (WAFA) – A group of Palestinian activists Tuesday managed to demolish parts of the Apartheid Wall in the town of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, according to a press release issued by the Popular Resistance Committees. As part of the “Shidi Helik Ya Balad” campaign, about 35 activists covering their faces with the Palestinian Kuffiyahs, carried big hammers and targeted the torched-up wall...

See Video

 

India to fund construction of West Bank schools

Published 19 June 2013

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – The head of India’s mission to Palestine on Wednesday handed a $180,000 check to the Palestinian minister of education...to construct two schools in Abu Dis and Asira al-Shamaliya villages...
 

Israeli police launch arrest raids across East Jerusalem

Thursday, 30/05/2013 

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police detained 29 Palestinians in raids across East Jerusalem early Thursday, local officials said. Israeli troops clashed with Palestinians in Abu Dis and Eizariya towns during arrest raids on the towns. Israeli forces fired tear gas, sound grenades and plastic-coated bullets at residents, Eizariya council spokesman Osama Jaber told Ma'an.

 

Palestinian teen describes being used as a human shield by Israeli forces in Abu Dis

by Dina Elmuti on June 4, 2013

Mondoweiss.net

Armed with live ammunition, steal-coated rubber bullets and tear gas, on Friday, April 19, at least 10 Israeli soldiers confronted the crowd of protesters using 17-year-old Muhammad Rabea as a human shield. They forced him to walk at gunpoint with his hands raised in the air as they approached the protesters...

 

Israeli court considers landmark property law cases

By Yolande Knell

BBC News, Jerusalem

22 May 2013

The large building, erected by his father in 1954, was originally for residential use. It was converted into a hotel in the 1960s, and for many years Mr Ayyad was the manager...

 

Rally in support of Syria in Abudis, 21 May 2013

 

Rally in support of Syria in Abudis, 21 May 2013

 

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Children In Abudis

Tuesday May 21, 2013

by IMEMC & Agencies Report 

Kidnapping of children continues

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, two Palestinian children in Abu Dis town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after breaking into their families’ homes and violently searching them...

 

 

Occupation soldiers arrest Palestinian youth

 

Palestinian Civil Society: What Went Wrong?

Al-Shabaka Policy Brief , 15 April 2013,

by Tariq Dana

 

Camden Abu Dis Friendship Association

Promoting human rights and respect for international humanitarian law in Abu Dis, Palestine

 

2013 Photo Contest

The winners of the 56th World Press Photo Contest were announced on 15 February. The international jury selected a picture by Paul Hansen from Sweden as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012. In this section, we offer an overview of everything related to the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. Browse the gallery to view all the winning photographs, hear the jury's perspective on the contest and its winners, check out the cities in the exhibition tour, and much more.

The winners of the 56th World Press Photo Contest were announced on 15 February. The international jury selected a picture by Paul Hansen from Sweden as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012. In this section, we offer an overview of everything related to the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. Browse the gallery to view all the winning photographs, hear the jury's perspective on the contest and its winners, check out the cities in the exhibition tour, and much more.

 

The Palestinian Cause in 2 Minutes

 

Abu Dis was covered in snow January 2008

Snow in Abu Dis


Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff creates artworks that call on the world to condemn Israeli holocaust of Gaza

 

Israeli soldiers remove a Palestinian old lady from her land to make way for the bulldozers to build the apartheid Wall

 

Black Pages in the Absence of Justice

Report on the Bloody Fighting in the Gaza Strip

7 to 14 June 2007

Palestine Center for Human Rights

 

U.S. Military Assistance and Arms Transfers to Israel: U.S. Aid, Companies Fuel Israeli Military
A World Policy Institute Issue Brief
By Frida Berrigan and William D. Hartung
July 20, 2006

 

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Abu-Dis view from the north (Ezariya) side

More Images of Abu-Dis

 

REPORTS FROM ABUDIS:

 

‘Freedom School’ in Abu Dis

Bob Traer from the United States

11 April 2005

On Thursday of last week I accompanied Helle Preisler, a young Danish woman in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, as she went to Abu Dis (a 40-minute walk from the Mount of Olives on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem) and taught English...

 

UNRWA: Abu-Dis Profile and Wall Impact

"Khalil Mahmoud Ahmad Mohsen, from the town of Abu-Dis, was arrested on 12 January 2005 and is awaiting trial. He was shot by a Dumdum bullet in the left leg and a regular bullet penetrated his right leg at time of arrest. He was left to bleed for about one hour before he was transferred to a military camp near the village of Yatta in Hebron District. Military authorities then transferred him to Sirouka Hospital in southern Israel where he stayed for four hours. He was taken back to the same military camp near Yatta and was left in the open cold air until 8:00 Am the following morning. He was then transferred to the 'Atzion detention station. There, authorities refused to admit him and was taken to 'Ofar, a military detention compound near Ramallah. He stayed there one day before he was transferred again to Ramla Prison Hospital."


Apartheid Wall in Abudis

ISM atop the wall at 27 Aug.2004 protest

 

Youth scale the Wall in Abu Dis at a Rally

on 27 Aug. 2004

 

Music concert at Wall protest in Abu Dis

(15 July 04)

 

New wall going up in Abu Dis

 

New wall going up in Abu Dis

 

The old wall being replaced (looking north)

 


ABUDIS

School girls going to school/ By PENGON 12 Sept 02

 

ABUDIS

Photo by PENGON/Stop the Wall Campaign 12 Sept 03

 

Sick Babies at checkpoints Have to Wait

(Al-Quds Newspaper)

 

 

 

حزيران 2014

 

المفكر سمير أمين لـ "الأهرام" : ثورة يونيو تنهى رأسمالية "المحاسيب" السيسى كان نابها عندما ارتبط بإرادة المصريين

 أجرى الحوار: إبراهيم السخاوى المفكر العالمي سمير أمين

الأهرام، الأربعاء 27 من شعبان 1435 هــ 25 يونيو 2014

..وسط‭ ‬هذا‭ ‬الكم‭ ‬من‭ ‬الأحداث‭ ‬والتحديات‭ .. ‬أي‭ ‬نوع‭ ‬من‭ ‬التحدي‭ ‬يواجه‭ ‬مصر‭ ‬في‭ ‬اللحظة‭ ‬الراهنة؟

يمكن‭ ‬أن‭ ‬نسمي‭ ‬هذا‭ ‬النوع‭ ‬من‭ ‬التحدي‭... ‬تحدي‭ ‬الصعود‭ ‬تجربة‭ ‬محمد‭ ‬علي،‭ ‬تجربة‭ ‬عبدالناصر،‭ ‬نموذجا‭ ‬وتاريخ‭ ‬مصر‭ ‬الحديثة‭ ‬عبر‭ ‬فتراته‭ ‬هو‭ ‬تاريخ‭ ‬لمحاولات‭ ‬وموجات‭ ‬من‭ ‬الصعود‭ ‬وفي‭ ‬المقابل‭ ‬تعثر‭ ‬ناتج‭ ‬في‭ ‬أساسه‭ ‬لعداء‭ ‬القوى‭ ‬الامبريالية‭ ‬لمصر‭ ‬ولصعودها‭ ‬وفي‭ ‬يناير 2011 ‬دخلت‭ ‬مصر‭ ‬مرحلة‭ ‬جديدة‭ ‬من‭ ‬تاريخها،‭ ‬وتحليلي‭ ‬ينصب‭ ‬علي‭ ‬جانبين‭ ‬الأول‭: ‬تلك‭ ‬الحركة‭ ‬الديمقراطية‭ ‬الوطنية‭ ‬الشعبية‭ ‬الثاني‭:‬ استراتيجيات‭ ‬العدو‭ ‬من‭ ‬الداخل،‭ ‬أي‭ ‬العدو‭ ‬الرجعي‭ ‬المحلي‭ ‬وحلفائه‭ ‬بالخارج،‭ ‬لكن‭ ‬قد‭ ‬يكون‭ ‬الحل‭ ‬الغرق‭ ‬في‭ ‬مركب‭ ‬من‭ ‬التنمية‭ ‬الرثة،‭ ‬والخضوع‭ ‬لسيطرة‭ ‬النظام‭ ‬الإمبريالي‭ ‬العالمي‭.. ‬لكن‭ ‬سيتواصل‭ ‬النضال‭ ‬الذي‭ ‬سيسمح‭ ‬بمخارج‭ ‬من‭ ‬هذا‭ ‬الطريق‭ ‬المسدود‭.‬.

 

اللجنة الخاصة للأمم المتحدة حول الممارسات الإسرائيلية تعبّر عن قلقٍها البالغ لتدهور صحة المعتقلين الفلسطينيين المضربين عن الطعام الشامل

القاهرة (5 حزيران/يونيو 2014) - أعربت لجنة الأمم المتحدة الخاصة المعنية بالتحقيق في الممارسات الإسرائيلية التي تمس حقوق الإنسان للشعب الفلسطيني وغيره من السكان العرب في الأراضي المحتلة اليوم عن قلقها العميق إزاء تقارير مفادها أنّه قد تمّ نقل أكثر من 75 فلسطينيّاً مضرباً عن الطعام احتجاجاً على استمرار إسرائيل في استخدامها الاعتقال الإداري إلى المستشفى بسبب تدهور ظروفهم الصحية. في نهاية زيارتها السنويّة لتقصي الحقائق إلى كل من عمان والقاهرة (للفترة من 1 إلى 5 حزيران/يونيو 2014) ، حثّ أعضاء ** اللجنة الخاصة إسرائيل على الاستجابة لمطلب المضربين عن الطعام وإنهاء الاعتقال الإداري للفلسطينيين..

 

أيار 2014

 

الحكومة البريطانية تمنح ليفني حصانة دبلوماسية لمنع اعتقالها

الأخبار، 14 آذار 2014

خاص بالموقع - مَنحت الحكومة البريطانية الوزيرة الإسرائيلية تسيبي ليفني موقعاً دبلوماسياً موقتاً، وذلك لمنع أي محاولة لاعتقالها أثناء زيارتها لندن هذا الأسبوع، بحسب تقرير نشرته صحيفة «ذي غارديان» البريطانية، مساء أمس. وذكرت الصحيفة أن وزارة الخارجية البريطانية ستعطي ليفني وضعاً خاصاً بوصف زيارتها إلى لندن بـ«المهمة الخاصة»، لمقابلة نظيرها البريطاني وليم هايغ، ما يعطيها حصانة دبلوماسية موقتة تحول دون اعتقالها أو ملاحقتها..

 

المصالحة والأسئلة المشروعة! 

من فعاليات احياء الذكرى 66 للنكبة في خان يونس أول من أمس -- سعيد خطيب ــ أ ف ب

حيدر عيد

الأخبار - 10 أيار 2014

أثارت المصالحة الحمساوية ــ الفتحاوية كثيراً من ردود الفعل الترحيبية من قبل النخب الفصائلية، وإن كانت مصحوبة بحذر شعبي شديد مع شكوك حقيقية في نوايا الفصيلين المتصالحين بناء على إحباطات سابقة (مكة، القاهرة، الدوحة)، ودور كلا الفصيلين الحاكمين في قمع أي محاولة شعبية جدية في الضغط عليهما لتحقيق المصالحة التي يتم الاحتفاء بها الآن. وبعيداً عن الاحتفاليات الاعلامية والابتسامات، التي قد تتحول في ليلة وضحاها إلى تشنجات تعودنا عليها لمدة 7 أعوام، يتوجب علينا نحن الذين لا ننتمي لأيّ من الفصيلين، أو التيارات السياسية الجاهزة دائماً للتطبيل لهما، أن نطرح الأسئلة الصعبة التي لا يحبان أن يسمعاها..

 

نيسان 2014

 

الاحتلال يعتقل الباحث مجد كيّال

السفير - 14 نيسان (ابريل) 2014 الكيال خلال ندوة «مستقبل المنطقة العربية 2054» في مسرح المدينة في بيروت الشهر الماضي / محمد شرارة

اعتقلت شرطة الاحتلال الإسرائيلي أمس الأول، الباحث والناشط السياسي الفلسطيني مجد كيال عند معبر «جسر الشيخ حسين» قرب بيسان، وهو في طريق عودته من بيروت إلى فلسطين المحتلة عبر الأردن. ووصل كيّال الحدود الأردنية ـ الفلسطينية مساء أمس الأول برفقة والدته، بعد زيارة إلى بيروت دامت نحو أسبوعين للمشاركة في احتفالات «السفير» بعيدها الأربعين..

 

 

آذار 2014

 

يوم وليلة على رفح: وقّفوني ع الحدود 

هاني إبراهيم

الأخبار، 25 آذار 2014 لا يقيم الجانب المصري أي اعتبار لظرف الفلسطيني الإنساني \ أ ف ب

رفح -- أنتم الآن على حافة القارتين الكبيرتين: آسيا وأفريقيا، لا تستطيعون العبور إلى القارة السمراء؛ لأن حاجزاً للجيش المصري يمنعكم من الدخول، كذلك لا يمكنكم العودة إلى الشق المحاصر (غزة)؛ فبوابة معبر رفح أغلقت بأمر من المخابرات. كانت كلمة «أنتم» موجهة إلى 64 فلسطينياً قرروا مغادرة قطاع غزة لأغراض متنوعة، كالعلاج أو الدراسة أو تجديد الإقامة في الخارج، والمتحدث هو منسق سفارة «دولة فلسطين» في جمهورية مصر العربية داخل أحد «باصات الترحيل» العالق بين الحاجز والمعبر..

 

بلا قناع: الكراسي.. والمتاجرة بالدم السوري

علي كنعان

رأي اليوم، 23 آذار 2014

يقول أبو الطيب المتنبي: وإذا ما خلا الجبانُ بأرضٍ/ طلبَ الطعنَ وحدَه والنزالا. كان هذا البيت خاتمة جدالنا، وصاحبنا يزهو مثل ديك رومي على جميع الحاضرين، متباهيا أنه تخلى عن الأدب والصحافة لصالح الكفاح المسلح، وأنه استطاع بدخله البسيط إنشاء كتيبة قتالية في ريف تفتناز، شمال سوريا. لكنه تناسى أو أغفل أن يضيف أن فرسان الكتيبة - وربما ضحاياها أيضا!- سوف يبايعونه، بعد النصر الحاسم، أميرا مظفرا على تلك الإمارة الموعودة، وإن لم يبق منها غير أطلال دامية من الأنقاض والحرائق والقبور..

 

إدوارد سنودن: رجل القرن 

أسعد أبو خليل

الأخبار، 22 آذار 2014

عندما أصدرت شركة «ميكروسوفت» العملاقة برنامج «ويندوز 98» قام عالم كومبيوتر كندي بعقد مؤتمر صحافي عاجل. وقال إنّه بعد دراسة مستفيضة توصّل إلى قناعة أن اللغة التي كُتب بها برنامج «ويندوز 98» تتضمّن مفتاحاً يرمّز لـ«وكالة الأمن القومي» بأحرفها المرمّزة. لم تصدر ردّات فعل قويّة في أميركا: كالعادة، توالت الأكاذيب. لكن أوروبا تعاملت مع الموضوع بجديّة. شكّلت الحكومة الألمانيّة لجنة مختصّة لدراسة الأمر. لم تنشر ما توصّلت إليه، لكنها قرّرت ألا تستخدم برامج «ويندوز» في حواسيب المكاتب الحكوميّة الألمانيّة.

 

الطيب عبد الرحيم يلحق بركب دحلان ويلجأ للقاهرة ويدخل في قطيعة مع أبو مازن والخلافات تستفحل بين قيادات الصف الأول لحركة فتح

MAR 20, 2014

"رأي اليوم": يبدو أن لعنة ما قد أصابت الجسم القيادي الأعلى لحركة فتح وهي اكبر فصائل منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية، فلم يكتف الخلاف الداخلي الذي شهد صعودا على غير المتوقع بين كل من الرئيس محمود عباس زعيم الحركة، وبين محمد دحلان الرجل المشهور فلسطينيا بـ “المشاكسة”، فوصل في المحطة الثانية ولادة خلاف جديد بين أبو مازن، وأمين عام مؤسسة الرئاسة الطيب عبد الرحيم العضو هو الآخر في اللجنة المركزية لتفح. فلم تعد تنفع التحالفات التي كانت قائمة بين الطيب عبد الرحيم وأبو مازن في إبقاء “المودة” بين الرجلين، خاصة وأن عباس تدخل شخصيا ليفوز عبد الرحيم في عضوية اللجنة المركزية لفتح في الانتخابات التي جرت صيف 2009، رغم أن الرجل كان قد تأكد فشله كقيادات كثيرة في تلك الانتخابات، حيث أمر عباس بإعادة فرز أحد الصناديق من جديد ليعلن وقتها عن فوز الطيب بفارق صوتين فقط..

 

طارق عباس ابن الرئيس الفلسطيني يطالب والده بحل السلطة وانهاء المفاوضات وتسليم الضفة لاسرائيل

MAR 20, 2014

"رأي اليوم": طالب طارق عباس نجل الرئيس الفلسطيني والده بحل السلطة الفلسطينية ووقف المفاوضات وتبني حل الدولة الواحدة، وذلك في مقابلة نادرة مع صحيفة "نيوريوك تايمز" نشرتها امس. ورفض طارق فكرة تمديد المفاوضات مع الاحتلال الإسرائيلي، وقال ان السلطة الفلسطينية يجب عليها أن تمضي قدماً في المؤسسات الدولية للرد على تماطل الاحتلال. واقترح أيضاً أن يحل والده السلطة الفلسطينية، وأن يسلم مسؤوليات الضفة الغربية إلى الاحتلال الإسرائيلي مجددا..

 

المعارضة السورية ومشروعها بيع الجولان لاسرائيل

ومطالبتها لها بالتدخل عسكريا اكد نظرية “المؤامرة” وكشف المتورطين دولا وافرادا

عبد الباري عطوانعبد الباري عطوان

رأي اليوم -- 14 آذار 2014
قدم الدكتور كمال اللبواني عضو الهيئة التأسيسية في الائتلاف الوطني السوري “هدية” ثمينة جدا للرئيس السوري بشار الاسد عندما كشف عن مشروع يرتكز على بيع هضبة الجولان السورية المحتلة الى اسرائيل مقابل احلال السلام معها، ووجه ضربة قوية للآمال العربية الاسلامية باستعادة الحقوق المغتصبة في فلسطين، ودعم اقوى للمشروع الاسرائيلي. الاخطر من ذلك ان السيد اللبواني الذي لا ينطق عن هوى طالب اسرائيل بالتدخل عسكريا لدعم المعارضة السورية، واسقاط نظام الرئيس بشار الاسد واقامة منطقة حظر جوي في جنوب سورية مساحتها مئة كيلومتر مربع..

 

يهوديّة إسرائيل

هاني المصري

السفير -- 11 آذار 2014

بدأت القصة منذ نشوء الحركة الصهيونيّة وعقدها العزم على إقامة وطن قومي لليهود في «أرض الميعاد»، أي في فلسطين، على حساب أهلها الأصليين، أي الشعب الفلسطيني. وأخذت القصة بُعدًا عمليًا مع أول هجرة يهوديّة إلى فلسطين. ثم أخذت بعدًا خطيرًا عندما صدر «وعد بلفور» في الثاني من شهر تشرين الثاني من العام 1917، الذي أعطى فيه من لا يملك إلى من لا يستحق. واكتملت الدائرة عندما أنكرت الحركة الصهيونيّة وجود الفلسطينيين ورسّخت بين أنصارها مقولة (شعب بلا أرض لأرض بلا شعب). وحتى عندما اعترفت إسرائيل بالشعب الفلسطيني عن طريق الرسائل المتبادلة التي تزامنت مع توقيع «اتفاق أوسلو» في العام 1993؛ جاء ذلك بشكل موارب عن طريق الاعتراف بالمنظمة بوصفها ممثلا للشعب الفلسطيني من دون الاعتراف بحقوقه، بينما اعترفت المنظمة بحق إسرائيل في الوجود والعيش بأمن وسلام..

 

هل تتحول غزة إلى ساحة مواجهة بين التيار “العباسي” و”الدحلاني”؟

رأي اليوم -- 7 آذار 2014 الخلافات مجرد تنافس على من سيحرر فلسطين

غزة ـ علا عطاالله ـ الأناضول: في خضم ما تشهده الساحة الفلسطينية من “خلافات” داخل حركة فتح، نتيجة “الصراع″ الدائر بين تيارين رئيسيين يقودهما الرئيس الفلسطيني القائد العام لفتح، محمود عباس، و”خصمه” القيادي المفصول من الحركة، محمد دحلان للسيطرة على ساحة العمل في قطاع غزة التي تسيطر عليها حركة حماس، لا يستبعد محللون سياسيون أن يتحول القطاع إلى ساحة “تصفية حسابات” بين التيارين. وامتلأت وسائل إعلام محلية، خلال الآونة الأخيرة بسيل من التصريحات والمقالات لكل من أنصار التيارين، داخل حركة فتح، حول هذه الخلافات، حيث وصل الأمر بينهم إلى حد التخوين واتباع أجندات خارجية أو التعامل مع حركة حماس التي يصفها الفتحاويون بـ”الخصم” بعد الانقسام الحاصل بين الحركتين منذ 2007.

 

والدة خالد سعيد: الحكم 10 سنوات على قاتلي نجلي أثبت براءته من تعاطي الحشيش.. ومرسي «وشه وحش» على مصر

الشروق -- الإثنين 3 مارس 2014

صفاء صفوت والدة الشهيد خالد سعيد

بعد صدور حكم بالسجن المشدد 10 سنوات على المتهمين بقتل خالد سعيد، قالت ليلى مرزوق، والدة الشهيد خالد سعيد، إن هذا الحكم أثبت أن نجلها بريء من تهمة تعاطي الحشيش، مؤكدة أن أهم ما في حكم اليوم هو رد اعتبار لخالد سعيد. وقالت في لقاء لها ببرنامج الحياة اليوم، الذي يذاع على فضائية الحياة، اليوم الاثنين، إن عودة الاستقرار لمصر وتحقيق أهداف الثورة سيعيد الحق الكامل لنجلها، مضيفة " أفدي مصر بنفسي وأبنائي حتى تقف البلد على رجلها مرة أخرى"، على حد قولها..

 

روسيا العظمى وجيشها، أهلاً بالعالم الجديد

ناهض حتر

الأخبار -- 3 آذار 2014

بالكثير من الثقة، وبعبارات جازمة أو بطلّة الحكمة، قرر عشرات المحلّلين والكتّاب والباحثين والأكاديميين أن التدخل العسكري الروسي في أوكرانيا، مستبعد. وكما يليق، كتبوا أو تحدثوا، بإسهاب، عن استخدام «القوة الناعمة»؛ الضغط الاقتصادي والدبلوماسي الخ... هذه الرطانة كانت تُعاد على شاشات الفضائيات، السبت، حين أضاء الخبر العاجل: الرئيس فلاديمير بوتين، يستأذن «مجلس الاتحاد الروسي» بإرسال الجيش إلى الأراضي الأوكرانية..

 

شباط (فبراير) 2014

 

التطهير العرقي في القدس

نزار أيوب

جدليّة -- 25 شباط 2014 مقطع من لوحة للفنان الفلسطيني إسماعيل شموط

انتهجت إسرائيل في فلسطين التاريخية منذ سنة 1948 سياسة لا يمكن لأحد أن ينفيها أو يتجاهلها عُرفت تحت اسم "التطهير العرقي"، إذ كان القادة الصهاينة يصدرون أوامر تقضي بتطهير المناطق التي كانت تستولي عليها قواتهم من مواطنيها الفلسطينيين، وذلك من أجل إيجاد مجتمع متجانس عرقياً ويقتصر على اليهود..

 

من «الثورة العربية الكبرى» إلى «الثورة السورية»: ما أشبه اللـيلة بالبارحة! 

صالح عبد الجواد

الأخبار -- 25 شباط 2014

يُظهر هذا المقال بعض أوجه الشبه المفزعة بين ما يسمى «الثورة العربية الكبرى» عام 1916 و«الثورة السورية» الحالية في شقها المُعسكر المحبذ لتدخل أجنبي تقوده وتنفذه الدول التي ليس لها من تاريخ وسجل مع العالم العربي (بما في ذلك بلاد الشام) إلا سجل أسود من التفتيت والتقسيم والتدمير، كان زرع إسرائيل في قلبه وتدمير العراق وتقسيم السودان وتحييد مصر وتطويقها وتهديد شريان حياتها أبرز جرائمها..

 

نعيم عبّاس: «داعش» أرادت إشعال فتيل المعركة بين الشياح والطريق الجديدة

الأخبار -- 22 شباط 2014

لم يعد تحليلاً فقط القول إن من يخطّطون لتنفيذ عمليات انتحارية يريدون توتير الأوضاع الأمنية في لبنان، وصولاً إلى إحداث فتنة سنية ـ شيعية. فالقيادي الأصولي البارز، نعيم عباس، أقرّ خلال التحقيق معه بوجود مخطط لتنفيذ عملية تفجير في الشياح، بهدف استجرار ردة فعل ضد أهل الطريق الجديدة. بسرعة مذهلة، أقرّ الموقوف نعيم عباس بالعمليات الانتحارية التي أشرف عليها ونفذت، وتلك التي ستنفذ لاحقاً، ومنها عملية كبرى في الشياح تهدف إلى إيقاع الفتنة بين هذه المنطقة وتلك القريبة منها التي يقطنها السنّة، وتحديداً الطريق الجديدة..

 

الأزمة السورية: هل نتّعظ من دروس الحروب الصليبية؟ 

صالح عبد الجواد

الأخبار -- 20 شباط 2014

قلّة من المؤرخين من قام بدراسة الحروب الصليبية وتحليلها بعمق، مثل المؤرخين الصهاينة. فقد كان المشروع الصهيوني في جوهره، ورغم بعض الاختلافات، مثل سابقه ونظيره الصليبي: مشروعاً اوروبياً استعمارياً، يتضمن إقامة دولة تكون بمثابة رأس جسر لاختراق وتفتيت المشرق العربي. وقد أراد هؤلاء المؤرخون والساسة الصهاينة، قبل وبعد إقامة دولة إسرائيل، أن يستخلصوا دروس وعبر هزيمة المشروع الصليبي، علّهم يتفادونها، خصوصاً أنّ التجربة الصليبية كما الصهيونية، تعتمد على شبكة من المستوطنات/القلاع العسكرية الزراعية. من هنا، عكف المؤرخون الصهاينة على دراسة التجربة الصليبية وبرعوا في ذلك، وعلى رأسهم كل من يهوشع برافر، وميرون بنفنستي، وبن كيدار. وقد عمل عدد كبير من المتخصصين في الحروب الصليبية في المؤسسة العسكرية الإسرائيلية، وخصوصاً في مراكز البحث المرتبطة بها..

 

لبنان : "السفير" تنشر تفاصيل اعتقال عباس وسيناريو التفجيرات المتنقلة

الجيش يُقارع الارهاب: "شبكات الموت" تتدحرج

تاريخ المقال: 13-02-2014

معركة أخرى ربحها الجيش في الحرب المفتوحة ضد الإرهاب. هي حجارة الـ"دومينو" تسقط تباعا، الواحد تلو الآخر، في مسار انطلق منذ فترة، بقرار حاسم من المؤسسة العسكرية والأجهزة الأمنية، وأيضا بقوة دفع دولية تعبّر عن "الشراكة" في مواجهة الهاجس المشترك والعابر للحدود: الإرهاب. ويمكن القول إنه لولا العناية الإلهية وصحوة المؤسسة العسكرية التي أفضت الى الإمساك بالإرهابي الخطير نعيم عباس في اللحظة المناسبة، لكانت مناطق لبنانية جديدة قد غرقت اليوم وخلال الأيام المقبلة في بحر من الدماء والأحزان، لاسيما أن كمية المتفجرات التي ضبطت في سيارتي كورنيش المزرعة وعرسال تتجاوز الـ200كيلوغرام من المواد شديدة الانفجار..

 

جنود اسرائيليين يطلقون النار على طفل و يعتقلونه في العيزرية

7 فبراير 2014

 

وزارة التربية (اللبنانية) ترفض تعديل اسم فلسطين في كتاب الجغرافيا

بريطانيا تستثني كتاب الجغرافيا من هبتها كونه يسمّي الأراضي المحتلة فلسطين.. لا إسرائيل

عماد الزغبي، السفير

تاريخ المقال: 05-02-2014 بريطانيا رفضت تمويل كتاب مدرسي لبناني كونه لا يذكر اسم "إسرائيل" على خارطة فلسطين

حصلت وزارة التربية والتعليم العالي على هبة مالية مقدمة من وزارة التنمية الدولية البريطانية، لتغطية ثمن الكتب المدرسية للتلامذة المسجلين في مرحلة التعليم الأساسي في المدارس والثانويات الرسمية باستثناء كتاب الجغرافيا. وأوضحت المصادر التربوية أن سبب استثناء كتاب الجغرافيا، مرده إلى أن الجهة المانحة رفضت تمويل ثمن كتاب يشير إلى الأراضي الفلسطينية المحتلة بدل "إسرائيل". وتؤكد المصادر أن وزارة التربية كانت أمام خيار إما قبول الهبة بشرط تعديل ما هو مذكور في كتاب الجغرافيا الصادر عن "المركز التربوي للبحوث والإنماء"، و"هذا أمر غير وارد"، وإما قبول الهبة من دون كتاب الجغرافيا "وهذا ما حصل"..

 

 

كانون ثاني 2014

 

هبات مالية تذهب إلى الخزائن و مساعدات للنازحين تباع في الأسواق

قسائم الحملة الإماراتية بين أيدي النازحين في البقاع الغربي

شوقي الحاج

السفير -- 28-01-2014

انحرفت جمعيات شبابية وأهلية ودينية كثيرة واكبت النزوح السوري، عن مبادئها الأساسية ونشاطاتها الإنسانية والمجتمعية والحقوقية وغيرها، التي أكسبتها الصفات القانونية... لكن بدلا من أن تكون هذه الهيئات السند والمعين في رفع الظلم عن النازحين، وإغاثة المستحقين والمحتاجين، فإنها تحولت إلى أبواب للسرقة والنهب والرشى، وأداة للقمع والتحقير وهدر الكرامات والاستغلال الجنسي، وتقاسم المغانم..

 

الرأسمالية الفلسطينية المتمادية

طارق دعنا

جدلية -- 25 كانون أول 2014 رئيس الوزراء الفلسطيني السابق سلام فياض. المصدر أب

تكافح غالبية الفلسطينيين الرازحين تحت الاحتلال الإسرائيلي من أجل البقاء على قيد الحياة، وفي الوقت نفسه تشهد فئةٌ متنفذةٌ من الرأسماليين الفلسطينيين ازدهارًا وتناميًا في نفوذها السياسي والاقتصادي والاجتماعي. وغالبًا ما يكون ثمن ذلك الازدهار مشاركتهم في مشاريع التطبيع الاقتصادي. أي أن هؤلاء الرأسماليين الفلسطينيين يتعاملون مع الإسرائيليين كما لو كانوا شريكًا تجاريًا "طبيعيًا" وليس قوةً محتلة ما انفكت تنتهك حقوق الشعب الفلسطيني بلا رحمة منذ ما يزيد على 65 عامًا. يُسلِّط عضو الشبكة طارق دعنا، في هذه الورقة السياساتية، الضوءَ على أساليب هؤلاء الرأسماليين الفلسطينيين في ممارسة نفوذهم السياسي وفرض سيطرتهم الاجتماعية، ويسُوق أمثلةً لمشاريع التطبيع الاقتصادي التي يشاركون فيها..

 

فيديو نشطاء ضد مؤتمر تطبيعي مع المحتلين الصهاينة يوم 9\1\2014 بينما الأمن الفلسطيني يحمي فندق "الستي ان" في رام الله.

 

 

الطيبي: الفلسطينيون لن يعترفوا مطلقا بالدولة اليهودية

القدس -معا - 10\1\2014 - قال النائب العربي في الكنيست الاسرائيلي الدكتور أحمد الطيبي، رئيس كتلة القائمة الموحدة والعربية للتغيير، ان اقتراح استبدال أراضي وادي عارة بأراضي المستوطنات في إطار المفاوضات الفلسطينية الاسرائيلية، لم يُطرح على طاولة المفاوضات، وهو اقتراح غير عملي، سخيف، غير أخلاقي وخطير... وتابع الطيبي رداً على مطلب إسرائيل من الفلسطينيين الاعتراف بإسرائيل دولة يهودية ان الطرف الفلسطيني لن يخضع لهذا المطلب الغريب..

 

قناة «البحرين» ونبوءة هرتزل! 

محمد العبد الله

الأخبار - الاثنين 6 كانون الثاني 2014

لم يكن حفل توقيع مذكرة التفاهم الذي جرى في مقر البنك الدولي بواشنطن يوم الإثنين 06 /12 / 2013 يشبه ما سبقه من احتفالات بروتوكولية بين دولتين أو مجموعة من الدول. فإعلان مضمون الاتفاق كان مفاجئاً لقطاعات واسعة من الشعبين الأردني والفلسطيني، لأن الأطراف الثلاثة التي وقعت الاتفاق، هي كيانات، ليست على مستوى واحد من الحقوق السياسية/الوجودية في عرف القانون الدولي: حكومة العدو الصهوني، ممثلة بوزير الطاقة والتعاون الإقليمي سيلفان شالوم، والأردن، بشخص وزير المياه حازم الناصر، وسلطة الحكم الإداري الذاتي، ممثلة برئيس سلطة المياه شداد العتيلي..

 

كانون أول 2013

 

«فدا صرماية الست»

بقلم ضحى شمس

الأخبار - الجمعة 21 كانون الأول 2013 فيروز

«الطراطيش» التي لحقتني من الاشتباك الأخير حول السيدة فيروز ومحبتها للمقاومة وقائدها السيد حسن نصر الله، أضحكتني فعلاً، بالرغم من إحساسي الجارف، ككل من يحبون السيدة، بالجرح. لم يجرحني بشيء ما قيل عني، وهو ليس بشيء ذي بال، بل بسبب كلمة واحدة وردت في «ستاتوس» لـ«الزميل» حازم صاغية الذي قال إنه يستهويه القول عن السيدة إنها راحلة..

 

زياد: من يهاجم «السيد» و«السيدة» يــدافع عن اسرائيل

الأخبار -- 20 كانون الأول 2013 زياد الرحباني

في مقابلة على قناة «الميادين»، بُثّت عصر امس، رد الفنان زياد الرحباني على منتقديه ومنتقدي والدته السيدة فيروز، بعد اعلانه انها تكنّ الود للسيد حسن نصرالله. قدّم للمقابلة الزميل سامي كليب قائلاً: «ليس مسموحاً في زمن الفتن، على ما يبدو، أن تقول أميرة الفن العربي الراقي حبّاً لسيد المقاومة..

 

الأمير طلال زعلان من نجدت أنزور مخرج فيلم «ملك الرمال»

وسام كنعان و نادين كنعان

الأخبار - 12 كانون الأول 2013

فجأة، ومن دون سابق إنذار، تذكرت السعودية «فخامة» الرئيس السوري بشار الأسد. قرر الأمير طلال بن عبد العزيز الاستعانة بصديق مشترك ليتوسط لديه لوقف عرض فيلم «ملك الرمال» للمخرج السوري نجدت أنزور (1954). في بيان نشره على حسابه الرسمي على تويتر، استجدى الأخ غير الشقيق للملك عبدالله عطف السلطات السورية، مخاطباً نخوة الشعب السوري، ومتناسياً أن حكومة بلاده شاركت في ذبح هذا الشعب وتهجيره طوال ثلاثة أعوام، كما صبّت الزيت على نار الحرب الأهلية في سوريا..

 

الانسحاب من المشاركة كاستراتيجية فلسطينية؟

حيدر عيد

الشبكة -- 10 ديسمبر 2013 

طُرحت حلولٌ عديدة لأزمة القيادة التي ظل يعانيها الشعب الفلسطيني منذ عقود، مثل إصلاح منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية من الداخل بإجراء انتخابات لاختيار المجلس الوطني الفلسطيني، أو إدخال حماس وغيرها من الجماعات الإسلامية في عضوية اللجنة التنفيذية لمنظمة التحرير الفلسطينية. غير أن أزمة القيادة القائمة والأحزاب السياسية كافة، اليمينية واليسارية، باتت عميقةً جدًا لدرجة أن الوسيلة الوحيدة للمضي قدمًا قد تكمن في "الانسحاب من المشاركة" في النظام السياسي الفلسطيني الحالي..

 

جنازة شعبية ونعشه على الأكف: بلّغ عمّي إمام أنّنا عملنا ثورة

محمد الخولي

الأخبار، الأربعاء ٤ كانون الاول ٢٠١٣

القاهرة -- سلك أحمد فؤاد نجم أمس «الطريق اللي ملهوش راجع» بعدما ودعه أصدقاؤه ورفاقه وتلاميذه، إلى مثواه الأخير في «مقابر الغفير». الطريق الذي سلكه نجم كان طويلاً. عن عمر يناهز 84 عاماً، رحل فجر أمس في منزله في المقطم. ورغم رحيله في هذه السنّ، إلا أنّ خبر وفاته كان مفاجأة للجميع، فالرجل لم يرقد يوماً، بل كان عائداً من السفر منذ ثلاثة أيام فقط بعد مشاركته في مهرجان تراثي في عمان، حيث تنبأ بثورة ثالثة في مصر قائلاً: «ما تخافوش على مصر. النصر قرّب من عينينا..

 

أحمد فؤاد نجم... بهية تبكي شاعر الغلابة

من رام الله إلى يافا... فلسطين ارتدت ثوب الحداد

رشا حلوة

الأخبار، الأربعاء ٤ كانون الاول ٢٠١٣

عكا -- لمحبيه من أبناء الأرض المحتلة وبناتها علاقة خاصة مع «النجم». والأهمّ أنّ حبّ الناس له لم يكن يوماً موسمياً، وكلماته لم تكن متعلقة بفترة زمنية وإنسانية محددة، بل هي حية منذ لحظة كتابتها حتى يومنا هذا..

 

تشرين ثاني 2013

 

صور جوية للمهاجمين وتعطيل اتصالات الجيش

إسرائيل تتدخل في معارك الغوطة

محمد بلوط

السفير -- 30/11/2013

 إسرائيل في الغوطة الشرقية لدمشق؟ المعارك التي بدأت الجمعة الماضية بهجوم مفاجئ على المواقع المتقدمة للجيش السوري في أقصى الغوطة الشرقية، قد تتحول إلى المناسبة الأولى التي يشارك فيها الإسرائيليون بفعالية في الحرب السورية إلى جانب أحد الطرفين..

 

أمر اعتقال بحق الطفل محمد زين الماجد 4 سنوات!! أمر اعتقال بحق الطفل محمد زين الماجد 4 سنوات

يوم الخميس، 28 نوفمبر 2013

سلوان، القدس (SILWANIC) — ضمن حملة الاعتقالات المسعورة التي تنفذها السلطات الإسرائيلية بحق الأطفال المقدسيين، داهمت الأسبوع الماضي منزل المواطن زين الماجد في حارة السعدية، بالقدس القديمة، لاعتقال نجله محمد البالغ من العمر 4 سنوات..

 

برقيات ويكيليكس أمريكية تكشف: «أردوغان» يؤمن بالله ولا يثق به.. وله 8 حسابات «سرية» فى بنوك سويسرا

«الوطن»

يسرا زهران

الأربعاء 27-11-2013

البرقية صادرة بتاريخ 30 ديسمبر 2004، أرسلها السفير الأمريكى فى إنقرة «إيريك إيدلمان» لمقر قيادته فى واشنطن، ليعلن لهم أن الأخ «رجب طيب أردوغان» قد بدأ يخرج عن السيطرة، وأن تسلطه صار خطراً يهدد بتفجير حزب العدالة والتنمية من الداخل، وأن الفساد الذى يضرب الحزب ورئيسه يمكن أن يفجر تركيا كلها فيما بعد..

 

تقرير أوروبي: مئات المرتزقة الأوروبيين في إسرائيل

الميادين -- 24 تشرين الثاني/ نوفمبر 2013

تقرير عن "المرصد الأورومتوسطي" يكشف عن وجود منظمات يهودية ومسيحية يمينية في أوروبا، تعمل على تجنيد شبان وشابات من دول أوروبية للخدمة في الجيش الإسرائيلي ودعم المستوطنين، ويقول التقرير إنهم شاركوا في قتل مدنيين فلسطينيين خصوصاً في غزة..

 

4900 أسير في السجون الاسرائيلية بينهم 190 طفلاً

23 تشرين الثاني/ نوفمبر 2013

 الميادين -- فلسطين المحتلة

وزارة الأسرى الفلسطينية تصدر تقريراً يوضح أعداد الأسرى الفلسطينيين في سجون الإحتلال الإسرائيلي، ويكشف أن بينهم مرضى وجرحى ومعوقين وأطفال وأمهات ونواب، فضلاً عن 495 أسيراً محكومين بالسجن المؤبد لمرة واحدة أو ولعدة مرات..

 

الصراع السعودي الداخلي على السلطة يرسل بارتداداته عبر الحدود الدولية

22 تشرين الثاني/ نوفمبر

الميادين

مصر ما بعد الانقلاب هي فقط بداية المتاعب الخارجية للسعودية، وجذر المشكلة قد يعود لألاعيب بلاط الملوك التقليدية..

 

الأهداف الكامنة وراء مطلب الاعتراف بإسرائيل "دولة قومية للشعب اليهودي"

الهدف الأبرز إلغاء حق العودة وإقصاء عرب 48 عن الحيّز السياسي

إعداد وحدة: المشهد الاسرائيلي -- المركز الفلسطيني للدراسات الإسرائيلية "مدار"

التاريخ: 21-11-2013

يتعمد رئيس الحكومة الإسرائيلية، بنيامين نتنياهو، في كل مرة يتطرق فيها إلى حل الصراع الإسرائيلي - الفلسطيني، التشديد على المطلب الإسرائيلي الجديد بأن يعترف الفلسطينيون بأن إسرائيل هي "الدولة القومية للشعب اليهودي"، ويطرح ذلك كشرط أساس لا يمكن من دونه التوصل إلى اتفاق دائم بين الجانبين..

 

مسيرة في الذكرى الثانية لانتفاضة محمد محمود في القاهرة

نظمت جبهة طريق الثورة «ثوار»مسيرة يوم الثلاثاء ١٩ نوفمبر ٢٠١٣، في الذكرى الثانية لانتفاضة محمد محمود، للمطالبة بالقصاص للشهداء وتطهير الداخلية وتقديم أعضاء المجلس العسكري وقيادات الداخلية للمحاكمة.

 

تشرين أول 2013

 

منظمة دولية تندد بأوضاع حقوق الإنسان في السعودية وتدعو لمحاسبتها

21 تشرين الأول/ أكتوبر 2013 أوضاع سيئة لحقوق الإنسان في السعودية

ا ف ب - دبي

منظمة العفو الدولية تندد بما وصفته "الأوضاع السيئة" لحقوق الإنسان في السعودية مطالبة بمحاسبتها، وتعتبر أن وعود المملكة ليست سوى فقاعات من الهواء الساخن، وهي تركن إلى نفوذها السياسي والإقتصادي لمنع المجتمع الدولي من انتقادها. تقرير "العفو الدولية" تحت عنوان: "المملكة العربية السعودية، وعود لم تنجز" وقالت المنظمة في بيان نشرته بالعربية على موقعها الإلكتروني ان المملكة "تقاعست في كل مرة عن الوفاء بوعودها بمعالجة الأوضاع السيئة لحقوق الإنسان في البلاد"...

 

السمو السعودي من بيشاور إلى القلمون

خليل حرب

السفير - 19/10/2013

الترفع السعودي - ان صح التعبير - عن قبول العضوية في مجلس الامن الدولي، يثير ما هو اكثر من الحيرة التي عبرت عنها موسكو. فقد كان الاولى بالديبلوماسية السعودية وهي تذكر في بيان الاعتذار، بـ«بقاء القضية الفلسطينية من دون حل عادل ودائم لـ 65 عاماً» ان تمارس دورا اكثر فعالية يتناسب على الاقل مع ما تدعيه من ثقل في الساحتين العربية والاسلامية، للدرجة التي تجعلها تتخلى عن دورها في مجلس الامن الدولي للمرة الاولى في تاريخها..

 

نهاية الحلم القطري 

أسعد أبو خليل 

الأخبار - 5 تشرين الأول 2013

كان مكتوباً على حلم السلالة القطريّة أن ينتهي لأنه كان محكوماً بالتناقضات. دولة صغيرة، لم يُكتب لسلالتها الاستمرار في السلطة من دون الرعاية الاستعماريّة الغربيّة، أرادت أن تقفز على التاريخ والجغرافيا، وأن تبتاع لنفسها «عبقريّة مكان» غير موجود. عندما وصل حمد بن خليفة إلى السلطة عام 1995، لم يكن يدور في خلده على الأرجح أنه سيقود مرحلة الصعود القطري التي لم تستمرّ لعقدين من الزمن.

 

أيلول 2013

 

قصيدة جديدة للأبنودي في ذكري جمال عبد الناصر

في الذكرى الثالثة والأربعين للرحيل

جمال عبد الناصر في الذكرى الثالثة والأربعين للرحيل 28 أيلول 1970

 

عبد الحميد السراج.. في ذمة الصمت

كمال خلف الطويل

السفير - 28\9\2013

الذي اختار الصمت سياسة، عندما كان في السياسة، والذي عاش في صمت، بعد إخراجه منها، بات في ذمة الصمت الأبدي... عبد الحميد السراج، لم يكن عابراً في حياة سوريا والمنطقة. ملأ الأروقة وشغل أنظمة. كانت له الكلمة الحاسمة واليد الطولى، بطريقة مستترة، في معظم الأحداث التي كانت مفصلاً في حياة المشرق، في الخمسينيات وبداية الستينيات من القرن الماضي...

 

سرقة أدبيّة لجبران خليل جبران؟ وفاءً لابن لنكك 

أسعد أبو خليل

الأخبار - 28 أيلول 2013

(كاب ــ أسبانيا) لا يمكنني أن أتحامل على جبران خليل جبران. لا، لا يمكن ولا يجوز. الرجل كان أوّل تأثير أدبي (أو غير أدبي) عليّ وفي سن مبكرة جداً (التاسعة أو العاشرة، حتى قبل أن أكون قادراً على فهم كل كلمة تمرّ أمام ناظري). كنت شديد الحماسة والتعصّب لجبران وكان من أترابي من يغيظني بالقول إنّ هناك من هو أعظم من جبران. المجموعة العربيّة الكاملة لجبران خليل جبران كانت كتابي المقدّس في سن مبكرّة ولا يزال الغلاف، عندما أراه في رفّ من رفوف مكتبتي، يثير فيّ أشجاناً وحنيناً لا أدرك كل معناه أو مغزاه. وكانت قصيدة «المواكب» من أعذب ما قرأت في سنوات الصبا، وكنت أثابر على حفظها كما يثابر طلاب المدارس الإسلاميّة على حفظ القرآن (طبعاً، مهمتهم أصعب من مهمتي بكثير). لكن، سأقصّ عليكم قصّة..

 

هيكل: الحوار مع «الإخوان» حالياً بلا فائدة

أشكّك في استخدام الأسد لـ«الكيميائي».. والنظام اللبناني هشّ

السفير - 20\9\2013

اعتبر الكاتب الكبير محمد حسنين هيكل، أمس، أن أي حوار مع الإخوان الآن «خطأ وبلا فائدة»، مستغرباً الضجة التي اثيرت بشأن اللقاء الذي جمعه باثنين من قياديي «الإخوان» قبل يومين في منزله، ومشدداً على أن هذا اللقاء لم يتضمن أي مبادرة سياسية، سواء من قبله أو من قبل «الإخوان». من جهة ثانية، حذر هيكل من أن مستقبل الأمة العربية في خطر بسبب الوضع في سوريا، معرباً عن شكوكه في أن النظام السوري استخدم السلاح الكيميائي «لأنه لم يكن في حاجة إلى ذلك»، بعد الانتصار الذي حققه في معركة القصير...

 

«كي لا ننسى صبرا وشاتيلا»: العدالة لا الثأر

السفير - 19/09/2013 لم تمحُ السنون ذاكرة المجزرة - علي لمع

يجلس الرجل السبعيني بكوفيته الفلسطينية وبشرته السمراء يحمل بيده ملفاً تتصدره صورة نجله جمال معروف وقد كتب أعلاها: 18- 9- 1982. أتى الرجل إلى «نقابة الصحافة»، أمس، للمشاركة في المؤتمر الصحافي الذي عقدته لجنة «كي لا ننسى مجزرة صبرا وشاتيلا» استذكاراً للمجزرة ومطالبة بمحاكمة مرتكبيها. كان وجه ابنه مرسوماً في عينيه، وحركة جسده الثقيلة توحي كأنه يحمل منذ 31 عاماً جسد ابنه.. وقد تعب. مثله أتت نساء فقدن أخوة وأزواجاً وأولادا. كذلك، حضر أطفال من «الجيل الثالث» للمجزرة، أي أحفاد لرجال ونساء قُتلوا في المجزرة. بين أعضاء اللجنة وأهالي الضحايا معرفة عمرها 10 سنوات. وكانت متانة العلاقة وصدقها واضحين منذ اللحظات الأولى للقاء، لكأن أعضاء اللجنة تماهوا مع الضحايا، وغدا وجعهم واحداً وقضيتهم واحدة...

 

مخيم اليرموك: فنون حرب العصــابات وجنون الموت 

فراس الشوفي

الأخبار - 18 أيلول 2013

«الغزاوي» الجريح قناص محترف ولا يريد سوى أن تعود أمه إلى منزلها (أ ف ب) هنا مخيم اليرموك، أكثر البقع الساخنة في محيط العاصمة السورية دمشق. لا تتوقّع أن ترى غرفة في شقّة لها سقف وأربعة حيطان سليمة. لا تتوقّع أن تجد داراً لم تطلها النار. هنا تقتنع كم أن الفلسطينيين فئة سيئة الطالع، تحمل أنينها في كلّ جلجلة، كما تحمل الكفافي على الأكتاف. على هامش الألم، المخيم مسرح لحروب تقنيات العصابات...

 

«الامير كلاوس» يتوج أحمد فؤاد نجم

الفاجومي ما زال واقفاً مع الشعب 

سيد محمود أحمد فؤاد نجم ما زال واقفاً مع الشعب

السبت ١٤ أيلول ٢٠١٣

الأخبار

القاهرة - جاء فوز الشاعر المصري المعروف أحمد فؤاد نجم أخيراً بـ «جائزة الأمير كلاوس» الهولندية لعام 2013 (راجع البرواز) ليضمن شيئاً من الانصاف الدولي واضعاً إياه في المكانة ذاتها التي وضع فيها الراحلين محمود درويش وغيره. إنّه انصاف لم يتحقق له في بلاده، اذ لا يزال اسمه خارج قوائم المحظوظين بجوائز الدولة في مختلف مراحلها...

 

عشرون عاماً على «أوسلو» الاتفاقية التي خلعت فلسطين من جذورها 

عروبة عثمان

13 سبتمبر 2013

الأخبار في واشنطن، وقبل عشرين عاماً من اليوم، تعالت الضحكات أمام وسائل الإعلام، وُولد «حبٌ» بين طرفين، من المفترض أن يكون أحدهما محتلاً والآخر ضحيته. قبل عشرين عاماً، أصدر الممثل الشرعي والوحيد للشعب الفلسطيني شهادة الوفاة للكفاح المسلح، وأعلنت ميلاد عقود طويلة من المفاوضات الفارغة التي خلعت فلسطين التاريخية من جذورها عروبة عثمان...

 

الكاتب البلجيكي بيير بيتشينين للميادين: النظام لم يستخدم الكيميائي في الغوطة

13 أيلول/ سبتمبر 2013

الميادين

قال الكاتب والمؤرخ البلجيكي بيير بيتشينين الذي تمَّ اختطافُه في سورية هو وزميله الإيطالي دومينيك كويريكو على أيدي مجموعاتٍ مسلحة وأطلق سراحهما أخيراً إنَّ "المجموعات المسلحة عاملته بقساوة"، مشيراً الى أنه "احتجز في غرفة صغيرة شبابيكها مغلقة"، نافياً أن تكون الحكومة السورية قد استخدمت السلاح الكيميائي في غوطة دمشق الشرقية...

 

فذلكات وتسويغ التدخّل الغربي في سوريا

أسعد أبو خليل

الأخبار -- 7 أيلول 2013

لم تتغيّر لغة الاستعمار، ولم يتغيّر سلوك أدوات المُستعمِر. لم يحدث تطوّر ملحوظ في صيغة الفذلكة ما فوق القانونيّة (في معنى قانون الدول والقانون الدولي على حد سواء) للاستعمار الغربي. والاستعمار لم يتغيّر: أشكاله تغيّرت فقط وحصل تعديل بسيط لبعض مصطلحاته تماشياً مع الزمن. كان الاستعمار يسعى في الماضي إلى تغيير نمط العيش وغربنة الحياة في المُستعمرات ودمجها وإلحاقها عنوة بالمركز الغربي...

 

شقة للإيجار في عمّان

محمد الفضيلات

4/9/2013

السفير

أهل العاصمة عمّان أدرى بأزماتها، وهم طيبون يواصلون الى الآن تقديم النصائح، وطارئ انا على عمّان،رفضت نصائح مجانية حثتني على البحث مبكراً عن شقة أستأجرها لتكون مسكنا لزواج مرتقب. متذاكياً، رفضت استئجار شقق وجدها لي أصدقاء عمّانيون في نيسان/ أبريل 2013: أي جنون وإسراف أن أدفع إيجاراً لشقة لن أسكنها إلا بعد ستة أشهر، لست مجنوناً، وقالت خطيبتي، الطارئة كما أنا على العاصمة، إنها ليست مجنونة...

 

التهديد الاميركي لسوريا: الهدف حزب الله 

محمد حسنين هيكل

4 أيلول 2013

الأخبار

الكل يتوقّع ضربة أميركية غربية على سوريا، والكل في انتظار الوقت المعلوم، والجميع يعرف ان سوريا اضحت هدفاً امام العدوان الاميركي الغربي المتجدّد على المنطقة. بعد افغانستان طالبان والعراق صدام حسين، اليوم سوريا المقاومة والممانعة. لا يُفهم من الكلام ان افغانستان كانت تختصر بطالبان ولا العراق بصدام، لكن القوة التي كانت هدفاً معلناً للعدوان كانت طالبان المنبوذة عربياً ودولياً، وكذلك صدام...

 

محور المقاومة للموفدين: أي صاروخ يفتح باب جهنم

ابراهيم الأمين

الأخبار -- 2 أيلول 2013

...وكانت الوصفة، بأن يتم توفير الذريعة المناسبة لقيام حملة دولية واسعة تتوج بعملية عسكرية ضد النظام في سوريا. وعملت الاستخبارات الاسرائيلية على دعم «رجال بندر» في سوريا على تنفيذ «مجزرة الكيميائي» في الغوطة. وخلال اقل من ساعة، انطلقت الماكينة الاعلامية ثم السياسية ثم الدبلوماسية، لتحضير الارض لارفع تدخل عسكري خارجي في سوريا، من خلال عملية تشنها الولايات المتحدة بمشاركة دول من اوروبا اضافة الى تركيا ودول عربية...

 

آب 2013

 

وَلِـلـحـُرِّيـَّةِ الـحـَمـراءِ بـابٌ بِـكُـلِّ يـَدٍ مـُضَـرَّجـَةٍ يُـدقُ

(لأمير الشعراء أحمد شوقي)

 

حرب إلى ما لا نهاية: الخطــة الأميركيّة في سوريا

أسعد أبو خليل

الأخبار -- 31 آب 2013

الحماسة والتهليل سيّدا الموقف: المعارضة السوريّة «الوطنيّة» التابعة لسلالتيْ قطر والسعوديّة تزهو بالتدخّل الأميركي (المنشود)، وتعتبر أنه وحده يمكن أن يعيد الأمور إلى نصابها في الشرق الأوسط. مشكلة «سايكس _ بيكو» عند هؤلاء أنّ «الراعي الأميركي» كان غائباً. كاتب مواظب في إعلام خالد بن سلطان، وكان سابقاً قد دعا العرب من منبر اللوبي الصهيوني في واشنطن إلى «استبطان» عقيدة بوش، يأخذ على أوباما «جبنه»...

 

اللاذقية: مقابر جماعية تضم 200 جثة

22/08/2013

السفير

كشفت استعادة القوات السورية لمناطق في ريف اللاذقية عن مجزرة مروعة ارتكبها مسلحو تنظيم «القاعدة» خلال سيطرتهم على المنطقة في وقت سابق من شهر آب الحالي، حيث اشارت مواقع سورية الى انه تم اكتشاف مقابر جماعية تضم حوالى 200 جثة، سيتم دفنها بشكل جماعي. وكانت وكالة الأنباء السورية «سانا» ذكرت أن وحدة من الجيش السوري عثرت خلال تمشيطها قرى ريف اللاذقية الشمالي، على مقبرة جماعية، فيها جثث متفحمة ومتحللة...

 

وقائع كمين المقاومة قبالة علما الشعب

ابراهيم الأمين

الأخبار

العدد ٢٠٧٥ الخميس ٨ اب ٢٠١٣

قرابة منتصف ليل الثلاثاء ـــ الأربعاء، بوشرت إجراءات خاصة من الجانب الفلسطيني للحدود الشمالية مع لبنان. قوة كومندوس إسرائيلية تابعة لإحدى فرق النخبة تتقدم باتجاه السياج الحدودي مع لبنان. مجموعة توزعت على أكثر من نقطة، قبل أن تكون جاهزة للعبور بعد نحو عشرين دقيقة. وخط السير، أخذ النقطة الواقعة تحت إشراف أكبر موقعين إسرائيليين في المنطقة الغربية قبالة بلدة علما الشعب الجنوبية: موقع اللبونة، وموقع جل العلام...

 

التحدى الذى يواجه مصر فى اللحظة الراهنة

سمير أمين -- الشروق -- الأحد 4 أغسطس 2013

إن تاريخ مصر الحديثة هو تاريخ الموجات المتتالية لمحاولة الصعود (تجربة محمد على، تجربة عبدالناصر) من خلال تبنى النموذج الرأسمالى أساسا. وبثورة 25 يناير 2011 دخلت مصر مرحلة جديدة من تاريخها، والتحليل الذى أقدمه هنا يخص من جانب الحركة الديمقراطية الوطنية الشعبية ومن جانب آخر استراتيجيات العدو الرجعى المحلى وحلفائه بالخارج. ويسمح لى هذا التحليل بتصور وجود طرق متعددة للخروج من الأزمة الراهنة فى مصر. إلا أنه بالنظر إلى المستقبل القريب يبدو أن مصر ستغرق فى مزيج من التنمية الرثة، والخضوع لسيطرة النظام الإمبريالى العالمى. ومع ذلك سيتواصل النضال وربما يسمح بإيجاد مخارج من هذا الطريق المسدود...

 

نصر الله: شيعة العالم لن يتركوا فلسطين

 الأخبار - العدد ٢٠٧١ السبت ٣ اب ٢٠١٣

تساوت إطلالة الأمين العام لحزب الله المباشرة في احتفال يوم القدس العالمي في الضاحية الجنوبية اهمية مع الخطاب الواضح والصريح الذي رسخ أولوية الصراع مع إسرائيل على ما عداها من أولويات. في لهجة غير مسبوقة في خطاباته، أعلن الأمين العام لحزب الله السيد حسن نصر الله «أن شيعة علي بن أبي طالب في العالم، لن يتركوا فلسطين»، وذلك في إطار الرد على ما عدّه سعياً من أميركا وحلفائها لإخراج إيران والشيعة من معادلة الصراع العربي ــ الإسرائيلي...

 

عودة مارتن إنديك: تركة كلينتون الصهيونيّة

 أسعد أبو خليل

الأخبار - 3 آب 2013

لم يغب مارتن إنديك عن الساحة السياسيّة الصهيونيّة، كي يعود. هو ركن أساسي في العمل الصهيوني الدعائي منذ بدأ عمله في اللوبي الصهيوني، «إيباك»، هنا في عام 1982. لكن إعادة تعيين إنديك في منصب رسمي يتعلق بالمفاوضات العربيّة _ الإسرائيليّة تنبئ بمرحلة مستمرّة من احتكار الصهاينة في أميركا ليس فقط لرعاية المصلحة الإسرائيليّة العليا، بل أيضاً للسيطرة والتحكّم في المفاوضين العرب المُنتدبين (لكن مهمّة السيطرة على أمثال كبير المفاوضين، صائب عريقات، ليست شاقّة. طفل صهيوني يستطيع أن يقوم بالمهمّة)...

 

سورية

خان العسل!

هيثم مناع

1\8\2013

السفير

سألني عشرات الأصدقاء لماذا لم تتحدث عن مجزرة خان العسل؟ وجاءتني رسائل بعضها مفتوح وبعضها مغلق من نمط: ألست أول من نبه من ظاهرة الطاعون التكفيري من المعارضة؟ ألست أول من رفض حضور الأجانب من أي بلد ولأي طرف؟ ألست صاحب جملة: من يرد أن يجاهد فليجاهد في بيت أبيه. ألست من أوائل من وضح طبيعة «جبهة النصرة» وأخواتها وطالب الأمم المتحدة بوضعها على قائمة الإرهاب... في وقت سماهم أحمد الجربا الحواريون، وسماهم مستشاره السامي بما هو أجمل؟ ألست من وقف يعري قيادة «الائتلاف» يوم رفضت التصنيف الأميركي لـ«النصرة» في مراكش؟. ألست من قال من يستجلب مئة من الشيشان عليه أن يتوقع ألفا من لبنان؟ ألست أول من حذر من حالة الهياج المذهبي عند القرضاوي وقاطع المرزوقي لأنه سكت عن فتاوى جهاده التي طالت مئات التونسيين؟ ألست؟ ألست؟؟

 

تموز 2013

 

محكمة بريطانية تنظر في إحدى أخطر جرائم مافيا آل سعود: تهديد بالقتل ونقل أموال حتى لحزب الله!؟

23 تموز 2013

الحقيقة

دبي ،لندن ـ الحقيقة ( خاص من : أوغاريت دمشقية): نشر موقع آريبيان بيزنس على صفحته باللغة الانجليزية تفاصيل جلسة استماع محكمة بريطانية في قضية تهديد الامير عبدالعزيز، ابن وزير الدفاع السعودي السابق مشعل بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود، لشريكه رجل الاعمال الاردني فيصل المهيرات بقتله وقطع رأسه وجسده وإرساله الى عائلته في الاردن بحقيبة سفر...

 

المقاومة تنتصر دائماً

 ابراهيم الأمين

الأخبار - 23 تموز 2013

ما يزعج أوروبا أن الحزب قوّة مقاومة التفّ حولها الجزء الأكبر من الرأي العام العربي التفافاً أثار رهبة عند العالم في تمّوز ٢٠٠٦. من يومها، يبحث الغرب برمّته عن وسائل لإخضاع الحزب بغير الوسائل العسكريّة التي فشلت كلها، وإن لم يتوقف العمل على تكرارها...

 

صحراء النقب ليست قاحلة

Jul 15 2013

by Haneen Naamnih حنين نعامنة

jadaliyya.com

الحرب ضروس في النقب هذه الأيام، ولا يمكننا القول إنها عرفت السلم منذ إحتلال فلسطين عام 1948. جرافات وجنود وقوانين عاتية تتهدد عوالم لماّ تزل تنفض عنها غبار ما دمرته النكبة، حتى باتت تهددها مواجهة جديدة مع المستعمِر ذاته وفقاً لمخطط جديد-قديم يُعرف بـ"مخطط برافر". هي النقب، صحراء فلسطين الواقعة جنوباً في قضاء بئر السبع، أكبر أقضية فلسطين والذي كان يتبع تاريخياً للواء غزة...

 

 لفلسطين ... لا لحماس

ناهض حتر

الأخبار -- 15 تموز 2013

منذ ربيع العام 2011، تورّطت «حماس»، حتى أذنيها، في الصراعات العربية والإقليمية والدولية، وتحولت، في النهاية، من حركة مقاومة فلسطينية، تحظى بتعاطف الأضداد، إلى طرف، بل، للدقة، إلى أداة سياسية في سياق مشروع غابت عنه فلسطين وقضيتها...

 

تل أبيب تنهب جيوب الفلسطينيين

حوالي مليون فلسطيني سيتمكنون من الحصول على تصاريح لدخول القدس المحتلة، وزيارة الأقارب داخل الخط الأخضر، مع إمكانية للوصول إلى المدن الفلسطينية الأخرى داخل فلسطين المحتلة. هي رزمة تسهيلات اعلنت عنها إسرائيل

مالك سمارة

الأخبار -- 13 تموز 2013

رام الله -- مع دخول رمضان يومه الثاني، أعلنت إسرائيل عن نيّتها تقديم رزمة تسهيلات إسرائيلية لفلسطينيي الضفة الغربية خلال رمضان الحالي...

 

تجارة الماس السرية بين دبي وإسرائيل: زيارات متبادلة.. وجهود المقاطعة تهددها

حلمي موسى

السفير -- 13/07/2013

في تحقيق موسع لصحيفة «معاريف» عن تجارة الماس الإسرائيلية في إمارة دبي، تحت عنوان «السلام الاقتصادي»، كشفت النقاب عن تراجع عائدات هذه التجارة بسبب جهود منظمة «مقاطعة، وسحب الاستثمارات وفرض العقوبات على إسرائيل» (BDS). وبينت الصحيفة أن العشرات من التجار الإسرائيليين أنشأوا لهم في الإمارة مراكز، وأقاموا علاقات طيبة هناك، لكنها لم تجد نفعاً أمام دعوات المقاطعة الدولية...

 

مطاريد هذا الزمان

فهمي هويدي

الشروق

الأحد 7 يوليو 2013 

فى اتصال هاتفى سألتنى الطالبة الفلسطينية التى لا أعرفها: هل صحيح أننا سنُطرد من مصر؟ صدمنى السؤال. فقلت على الفور إن ذلك لا يمكن ولا أتصور وقوعه تحت أى ظرف فى مصر. عندئذ ردت البنية بصوت مسكون بالجزع قائلة إن شائعةالطرد منتشرة بين زميلاتها الفلسطينيات، ولأنهن أصبحن بعد الثورة يعاملن معاملة جافة وسيئة من زميلاتهن المصريات، فقد أصبحن على استعداد لتصديقها، ومنهن فتيات جمعن أغراضهن وجهزنها تحسبا لاحتمال صدور تعليمات مغادرة البلاد!

 

متظاهرو طنطا يحرقون العلم «الأمريكي والإسرائيلي» رفضا للتدخل في شؤون مصر

علاء شبل

الشروق

الأحد 7 يوليو 2013

أحرق متظاهرون في ساحة الشهداء بمدينة طنطا، أعلام دولتي الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية وإسرائيل، احتجاجًا على ما اعتبروه دعم الدولتين لجماعة الإخوان، وعدم الاعتراف بشرعية النظام الجديد، الذي وضع نواته قرار الجيش نزولًا على رغبة الملايين التي خرجت في "30يونيو".

 

سمير أمين: موقف الخليج إزاء مصر انتهازي ولا خطر من حرب أهلية (فيديو)

.france24.com/ar

5 يوليو 2013

اعتبر المفكر المصري سمير أمين أن ما حدث في مصر كان متوقعا ولم يكن "انقلابا عسكريا" بل تدخل الجيش لمساندة قرار الأغلبية الكبرى من الشعب المصري. واستبعد أمين خطر حرب أهلية في مصر. ودعا في حديث لفرانس 24 : إلى تطوير علاقات مصر مع الدول الناشئة كالصين والبرازيل للحد تدريجيا من التبعية للولايات المتحدة. ورأى أن موقف السعودية وقطر من التغيير في مصر هو موقف انتهازي. واعتبر أن الولايات المتحدة واسرائيل والخليج لهم مصلحة مشتركة بمنع نهضة مصر وإقامة دولة ديمقراطية وتقدمية ومستقلة.

 

الفتنة الشيعية السُّنية بديلاً من الحرب على الإرهاب؟

 محمد شقير

الأخبار -- 5 تموز 2013

ينتقد رئيس المخابرات البريطانية الحرب على الإرهاب سنة 2001 بعد تدمير البرجين في نيويورك، وذلك في حوار إعلامي له، فيسأله المحاور: ما البديل؟ فيقول أن يقتل المسلمون بعضهم بعضاً.

 

مؤسس "تمرد": بيان السيسى أكد أننا أمام جيش عبد الناصر الوطنى

الإثنين، 1 يوليو 2013

اليوم السابع

كتب إيمان على

وجه محمود بدر، المنسق العام لحملة تمرد، التحية للقوات المسلحة والجيش المصرى العظيم، وأكد أنه جيش جمال عبد الناصر الوطنى، مشيرا إلى أنه أكد على انحيازه للشعب المصرى وأنه يسعى للإرادة الشعبية.

 

 

حزيران 2013

 

فنانون: مرسي يحكم بـ«نظام فاشي».. وسنصمد لتحرير مصر من «الاحتلال الإخواني»

المصري اليوم

الأحد 30 يونيو 2013

«الإخوان بدستورهم ومرسيهم ونايبهم انتهوا، والعد التنازلي لانهيار أكذوبة (الإخوان) في مصر والعالم العربي بدأ الآن، وانتهت فرصتهم التاريخية لكسب الربيع العربي بغباء تاريخي»...

 

مصر: «الرئيس العالِم»... محاولات يائسة لتقليد عبد الناصر

 محمد خير

الأخبار -- 30\6\2013

القاهرة -- «من واجبي كمعلم..» يقول الرئيس محمد مرسي في خطبة الثلاث ساعات، ثم يشعر أنّ «معلّم» ليست كافية، فيضيف «واجبي كعالم.. أن أعترف بخطئي». يتابع الرئيس الإخواني خطبته التي لم يعترف خلالها بأي خطأ، بل اكتفى بتوزيع الاتهامات وسط تهليل عشيرته، إلى أن تنفس الإعلاميون الصعداء بعد انتهاء الخطاب الذي ظنوه لن ينتهي... لكن ليس قبل أن ينهي مرسي خطبته بأن أخرج ورقة صغيرة من جيبه، ليقرأ منها عدداً من قصار الآيات. كان هذا غريباً بعض الشيء على صورة رئيس تركزت دعايته على أنّه «حافظ للقرآن»...

 

ظاهرة أحمد الأسير

أسعد أبو خليل

الأخبار -- 29\6\2013

لم تنتهِ ظاهرة أحمد الأسير بعد، ولن تنتهي. وُجد الأسير أو فرّ، مات أو عاش أو نُفي إلى قصر منيف في الدوحة. لم تكن الظاهرة وليدة صاحبها. هو ظاهرة ألفناها في فترة الحرب الأهليّة، عندما كان يبرز زعيم حيّ يستقطب معه زعران المحلّة ويحظى بعد حين بتمويل إما من أبو عمّار أو من سفارة أجنبيّة، أو ينسّق في أعماله مع جهاز استخبارات النظام السوري أو جهاز جوني عبده اللبناني. لم يكن للرجل ميزات قياديّة أو مواهب تُذكر: هو نموذج للجوزو ولكن في الشارع، ويدين الأسير للجوزو بالكثير. لكن أريد له أن يكون صنو ظاهرة حسن نصرالله. واحتضان الأسير من فريق سياسي عريض ينمّ عن استعماله وعن خدماته...

 

«محبوب العرب» محمد عساف: أبو مازن لطش منه اللقب

 وسام كنعان و أنس زرزر

الأخبار - 24 حزيران 2013

حُفنة من النجوم على رأسهم الممثلة المصرية غادة عبد الرازق والسورية ليليا الأطرش والمخرج سيمون أسمر تابعوا أول من أمس مباشرة الحلقة الأخيرة من «أراب آيدول 2». استوديو مبهرج زيّنته كالعادة إطلالة لجنة التحكيم، وقد تراجع حضورهم بعدما أغدقت mbc على مشتركيها بالملابس والماكياج والماس وضربات محسوبة من جرّاح التجميل نادر صعب! تلك كانت مفردات الحلقة الأخيرة من برنامج المواهب التي رافقتها أعصاب الجماهير المشدودة وهي تترقب النهاية الدراماتيكية للبرنامج الذي ملأ فراغ الأمة العربية رغم الخراب الذي تنام وتصحو عليه...

 

حكومة وسلطة بدون صلاحـيات

محمد العبد الله

الأخبار - 24 حزيران 2013

ثمانية عشر يوماً مرت ما بين كتاب التكليف وكتاب الاستقالة. حكومة سلطة رام الله المحتلة التي حملت الرقم 15 برئاسة رامي الحمد الله كانت الأقصر عمراً بين مثيلاتها. فقد قدم رئيسها استقالة حكومته التي عقدت جلسة وحيدة في التاسع من الشهر الحالي. عصر الخميس 20 يونيو/ حزيران، بعث الحمد الله بكتاب استقالته بواسطة رئيس ديوان الرئاسة مبرراً خطوته بسبب «تضارب الصلاحيات»...

 

السياسة وكنتاكي أبطال «آراب أيدول 2»

لجنة تحكيم البرنامج

ربيع فران

السفير

22 حزيران 2013

تودّع شاشة «أم بي سي» الليلة، الموسم الثاني من برنامج «آراب أيدول»، وسط تجاذبات أمنية تسيطر على الوضع في لبنان والمحيط العربي. يقفل البرنامج الجماهيري الباب على موسم حافل، بحلقة ختاميّة طبعها اعتذار فنان العرب محمد عبده عن عدم المشاركة، بسبب تخوّفه من الوضع الأمني في لبنان، كما قال في تصاريح صحافية.

 

المقاومة الفلسطينيّة والحرب الأهليّة اللبنانيّة

أسعد أبو خليل

الأخبار

22 حزيران 2013

لم يُكتب بعد تاريخ دور المقاومة الفلسطينيّة في الحرب الأهليّة اللبنانيّة. على العكس، لم يُكتب إلا تاريخ دعائي مُزوّر ظلمَ المقاومة الفلسطينيّة وظلم الشعب الفلسطيني في لبنان برمّته. انبرى دعاة الانعزال اللبناني (المُسلم والمسيحي والعلماني) لشيطنة دور المقاومة الفلسطينيّة ــ لاحظوا كيف يبرعون في لبنان في شيطنة كل مقاومات العدوّ الإسرائيلي عبر العقود...

 

أميركا لا تمانع في إطالة الصراع... ولا تغيير جوهرياً في سياستها

تشومسكي لـ«السفير»: سوريا تواجه التقسيم.. ولبنان في دائرة الخطر

فادي أبو غليوم 

صحيفة السفير (لبنان)

17/06/2013

بدا راغباً في الاستماع أكثر منه في الكلام... المفكر الأميركي نعوم تشومسكي حلّ ضيفاً على «السفير» يوم أمس. كان مهتماً في معرفة أدق تفاصيل الوضع في سوريا ولبنان ممّن يعيشون المأساة وامتداداتها... بين سؤال وآخر، كان الرجل الثمانيني، حريصاً على معرفة رأي محاوريه في ما آلت إليه الأوضاع بعد أكثر من عامين على «الربيع العربي»، فيما منهجيته في مقاربة القضايا السياسية فرضت نفسها على الحوار، ولعلّ أبرز منطلقاتها أن السياسة الأميركية تجاه الشرق الأوسط لم ولن تتبدّل. تطرّق إلى الوضع في الوطن العربي بشكل عام، وإلى سوريا ولبنان ومستقبلهما بشكل خاص، لينفذ منهما إلى العلاقات الإقليمية المعقدة وأزمة النظام الرأسمالي...

 

من هو حسن روحاني

حوزوي أكاديمي عسكري ... وسياسي محنك

مصطفى اللباد

صحيفة السفير (لبنان)

17/06/2013

يملك حسن روحاني تجربة سياسية وفكرية وديبلوماسية عالية الثراء، تجعله شخصية لها خصوصيتها وقدراتها الخاصة، ويملك قابلية وكفاءة قلَّ نظيرها. ولد روحاني في العام 1948 في سمنان، لعائلة اشتهرت بمعارضتها للشاه. وبدأ دراسته الحوزوية في العام 1961 في قم، حيث درس على يد كبار العلماء... عندما تحصّل روحاني على لقب «مجتهد»، أراد أن يجمع الديني بالدنيوي، فالتحق بجامعة طهران في العام 1969، ليحصل على إجازة في الحقوق في العام 1972. وواصل روحاني دراسة الحقوق خارج إيران، وبالتحديد في جامعة «غلاسكو» الكالدونية، التي حصل منها على شهادة الدكتوراه في الحقوق...

 

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كاريكاتير خالد البيه

القصير ـــ تقسيم، جنون المهزومين

ناهض حتر

الأخبار

السبت ٨ حزيران ٢٠١٣

ضربتان في الرأس، هزّتا الحلف المعادي للمقاومة: هزيمة القصير وسقوط الأردوغانية، وقد جاءتا متزامنتين متعاضدتين، تؤذنان بتفكك المشروع الوهّابي ــــ العثماني ــــ الصهيوني للاستيلاء على المشرق. في القصير، لم تكن هزيمة الإرهابيين مجرد هزيمة عسكرية، وإنما كانت، بالأساس، هزيمة نفسية. وهذا هو الأهم؛ ففي لحظة الحسم، انهارت معنويات المجموعات الإرهابية، وأصابها الذعر، وانتهت، في غضون ساعتين، إلى الاستسلام أو الفرار...

 

المُصالحة: نُكتة ذوي المصالح

 هشام نفاع

الأخبار، الخميس ٦ حزيران ٢٠١٣

من يعمل محرّراً في أية وسيلة إعلام سيستصعب الإجابة عن السؤال التالي: كم مرّة صغتَ عنواناً موضوعه الاتفاق على إنجاز المصالحة الوطنية الفلسطينية؟ لا تعود الصعوبة إلى تقادمٍ أنْسانا الحدث ولا إلى نُدرة تواتره، بل إلى الكثرة المفرطة في إطلاق «بالونات الأمل» من طرفي الصراع الأساسيين، سلطة رام الله وسلطة غزة. فلم يعد يصح القول «فتح» و«حماس»، بل السلطة خلف هذه وتلك. الحركة/ الفصيل شيء والسلطة شيء آخر تماماً...