Israel applies desperate measures in the face of stern Palestinian resistance

Edition 2: No. 108 Editorial comment Israel applies desperate measures in the face of stern Palestinian resistance Badayl-Alternatives shares with you an article by Jonathan Cook which underscores the obvious self-destruction that Israel is engaging in today. Through its policies of domination and control in Jerusalem, it risks creating a religious conflagration which can spin…

Israel’s sense of political disproportion

Edition 2: No. 107 Israel’s sense of political disproportion From the Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC)* Jerusalem demands political measures rather than moral outrage Last Tuesday’s attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem has not only elicited a strong wave of condemnation from western political leaders, but also harsh calls for reprisalsfrom Israeli politicians, including the…

Who moved the Wall?

Edition 2: No. 105 Who moved the Wall? On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a speech of sublime hypocrisy when juxtaposed beside the illegalApartheid Wall and beside the blockade ‘wall’ constricting Gaza constructed by Israel, which she once vowed, “Germany will never abandon Israel but…

The Silent Intifada

   Edition 2: No. 103   The Silent Intifada Dear friends, In this issue of Palestine Update we bring you an article Jerusalem in danger while the world sleeps by Tariq Shadid, a surgeon living in the Arab Gulf. Shadid is founder of the website ‘Musical Intifada’ featuring his songs about the Palestinian cause, on…

Voting for Palestinian Statehood

Edition 2: No. 101 Voting for  Palestinian Statehood Editorial comment Palestine Update returns after a gap of several months – partly owing to work pre-occupations and partly because of some technical glitches in Mailchimp through which I used to dispatch the Update. From henceforth, Palestine Update will reach you every Sunday with news and analysis from…

Israel’s Water Genocide

  Edition 2: No. 95 Israel’s Water Genocide By Dr. Elias Akleh 19 May, 2014 Countercurrents.org Water is a necessity to all forms of life. Access to clean water is an essential precondition for the viability of any community. Sanitation, especially wastewater treatment, is also essential for public health, for protection of the environment, and for…

66 years of ongoing Nakba – Back to Basics: The Right of Return is a national and inalienable right

Edition 2: No. 94 66 years of ongoing Nakba – Back to Basics: The Right of Return is a national and inalienable right On the 66th commemoration of the Nakba, the movement for Palestinian liberation is in disarray. Political parties are divided, the Palestine Liberation Organization is dysfunctional, the Palestinian Authority is dependent on foreign donors with ulterior…