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Posts Tagged ‘Palestinian

Israeli Double Speak Propaganda

March 30, 2012

The Israeli government was in a rage at a comment made by the European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton relating to the killing of three Jewish children in Toulouse France. Ashton decried the killing but then tied it in to equally unfortunate deaths of children in other places, including Gaza. Her comment caused Israeli […]

Khader Adnan a Palestinian Gandhi?

February 21, 2012

For years prominent corporate media pundits have told us that the world — and the media — would embrace a dramatic, non-violent Palestinian resistance movement. If only such a movement — perhaps led by a Gandhi-like figure — were to finally emerge, we are told, the media coverage will come, and sympathy from across the […]

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 […]

Anti-Semitism definition and modern day application

December 14, 2011

The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, is facing an intense campaign by hard-line pro-Israel voices in the U.S. who want him fired over remarks he made about anti-Semitism late last month. Gutman, an Obama fundraiser-turned-ambassador, as well as a Jew and child of a Holocaust survivor, was addressing a Brussels conference devoted to combating […]

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, […]

Israel an ungrateful US ally

September 6, 2011

Robert M. Gates, the now-retired secretary of defense, got upset with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a meeting of the National Security Council Principals Committee held not long before his retirement this summer, Gates coldly laid out the many steps the administration has taken to guarantee Israel’s security — access to top- quality weapons, […]

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 […]