Edition 2: No. 20 Dear friends, For over two thousand years, Christian communities have thrived in The Holy Land. Suddenly there is a drastic plunge in their presence. From a historical level of nearly 18 percent, the figure is now somewhere less than 2 percent. Church leaders have forewarned that unless something serious is done…

Debating Palestine: Representation, Resistance, and Liberation

  Edition 2: No. 17   Debating Palestine: Representation, Resistance, and Liberation Dear friends, ‘Palestinians are debating multiple inter-connected questions, including the question of representation, what strategy or strategies to adopt for liberation, the nature of the future state, and their relationship with the Arab revolutions, among others’. In this challenging paper from ‘al shabaka’…

Prisoner’s Day in Palestine

              Edition 2: No. 16 photo: http://previous.presstv.ir/photo/20120115/movahedian20120115134328420.jpg   Dear friends, Today is prisoners’ day in Palestine. Everyone from the Galilee to the Negev and from Jericho to Rafah remembers the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of political prisoners held over the years and stands in solidarity with the thousands still…

Barghouti’s call to popular resistance- echoes from Gandhi and the freedom struggle in India!

  Edition 2: No. 14 Editorial comment Barghouti’s call to popular resistance- echoes from Gandhi and the freedom struggle in India! Dear friends, Marwan Barghouti’s call to initiate mass resistance does not sound too different from the call to civil disobedience that Mahatma Gandhi issued during the Indian struggle for independence. India’s freedom struggle underwent…

Why Land Day Still Matters

  Edition 2: No. 12 Editorial comment Dear friends, Ben White, a freelance writer and journalist has filed a report, “Happy Palestine Land Day: Israel Earmarks 10% of West Bank for Settlements” (Read full text at http://www.juancole.com/2012/03/happy-palestine-land-day-israel-earmarks-10-of-west-bank-for-settlements-white.html) that makes vital reading. White reports that the Israeli military has assigned ten percent of the land in the…

Kairos Palestine Responds to Michael Oren

Edition 2: No. 11 Editorial Comment Dear friends,  On 9th March 2012, Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street journal in which he inaccurately and mischievously lays blame for the plight of Palestinian Christians on Palestinian Muslims. This type of impish propaganda has been the routine practice of…

Israeli Noam Gur publicly announced her intention to refuse mandatory service in the Israeli army

  Edition 2: No. 10 Editorial comment Israel confronts a real peril from multiple forces within. On the one hand, there are reactionary elements that are intensely anti-democratic and racist. On the other, an increasing number of Israelis find the occupation suffocating and reject its unjust unconscionable patterns.  Sherwood Ross, a Miami-based public relations consultant and director…

The Bloody Road to Damascus: The Triple Alliance’s War on a Sovereign State

          Editorial comment Dear friends, ‘There is clear and overwhelming evidence that the uprising to overthrow President Assad is a violent power grab led by foreign-supported fighters who have killed and wounded thousands of Syrian soldiers, police and civilians, partisans of the government and its peaceful opposition.’ There is a perverted…

Gaza children and guiltless massacred

Edition 2: No. 9 Editorial comment   Gaza children and guiltless massacred “Gaza has been enduring Israeli policies of extermination and vandalism since June, 2006… Israel has turned the Gaza Strip into the largest concentration camp, reminiscent of Bergen Bilsen and Auschwits, with the largest population of prisoners in the world. The continuing international conspiracy of silence towards…