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Posts Tagged ‘Palestine

The US position on Palestine and Israel

February 22, 2012

The US position on Palestine and Israel, as explained by Noam Chomsky: [To Washington’s way of thinking] it is understandable that Palestinian rights should be marginalized in U.S. policy and discourse. Palestinians have no wealth or power. They offer virtually nothing to U.S. policy concerns; in fact, they have negative value, as a nuisance that […]

The Israeli knowledge of and outlook on Palestinians

January 7, 2012

The following is an excerpt of an article by Miko Peled, born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well known Zionist family. Miko’s grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson was a Zionist leader and signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence: Since my father was a general and I served as a soldier in the IDF terrorist […]

Palestine or Israel invented nations?

December 28, 2011

It is hard to believe that anyone who defends Israel’s legitimacy as a state would buy into former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s argument that Palestine is an “invented nation”. The singular triumph of the Zionist movement is that it invented a state and a people – Israel and the Israelis – from scratch. The first Hebrew-speaking […]

UNESCO grants full membership to Palestine

October 31, 2011

The U.N. cultural and educational agency (UNHESCO) voted Monday to accept the Palestinian mission as a full member, triggering the United States to withhold $60 million. The U.S. funds about 22 percent of UNESCO’s budget, or roughly $80 million annually. “We are not going to be able to continue contributing to the budget,” State Department […]

A UN speech that every Palestinian wanted to hear

September 27, 2011

At the UN, President Mahmoud Abbas used terms like “ethnic cleansing”,“al-Nakba”, “apartheid policies” and “racist annexation Wall”. His speech was indeed befitting of being a historical platform to voice the issue of Palestine. It encapsulated the suffering the Palestinians have endured for 63 years, from the horrors of their ethnic cleansing in 1948 to the […]

Mahmoud Abbas UN address on Palestine

September 24, 2011

As President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Mahmoud Abbas submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations an application for Palestine to be admitted as a full member of the United Nations. The bid to win recognition of a state in the West Bank, […]

Russia pledges to back Palestinian bid for state recognition

May 30, 2011

A top Hamas official said Monday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has pledged Moscow’s support if the Palestinians seek recognition as a United Nations member-state in September. “All peoples need unity, not least the Palestinian people, who are justly seeking a solution to their task of creating a state,” Lavrov said. Israel and the […]

Obama Netanyahu Israel and Palestine

May 29, 2011

Middle East envoy Tony Blair said Thursday that he believes President Barack Obama launched his peace initiative out of concern for what might happen to Israel if Palestinian statehood is endorsed by the U.N. General Assembly. Blair described Obama’s initiative — rejected by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu — as “an attempt to fill a vacuum […]

Netanyahu tantrum at the White House

May 21, 2011

Benjamin Netanyahu’s rejection of Obama’s Mideast speech could hasten the Israeli leader’s political demise. Bibi Netanyahu could have reacted any number of ways to Barack Obama’s mention of the “1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.” Let’s say, actually, four ways—embrace, circumspection, suspicion, tantrum. That he chose the last—saying immediately after the Obama speech that he […]

Revolution in Egypt bad news for Jews of Israel

February 16, 2011

The view from Israel is that the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions are bad, very bad. Educated Arabs — not all of them dressed as “Islamists,” quite a few of them speaking perfect English whose wish for democracy is articulated without resorting to “anti-Western” rhetoric — are bad for Israel. The images that moved and enthused […]