The messages from Israel’s election

Edition 2: No. 114   The messages from Israel’s election  Ilan Pappe* The Electronic Intifada 20 March 2015 Jewish Israeli voters have steadily turned away from liberal Zionism, preferring the “real thing.” (Matan Portnoy/Flickr) Those of us who know the nature of the beast could not have been surprised by the results of the Israeli election.…

Is Palestine a lost cause?

Edition 2: No. 112 Is Palestine a lost cause? By Alan Hart A long version of the headline question would be something like this: Given that in the 46th year of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank Jewish settlers are continuing to consolidate their hold on the territory’s land and water resources by stealing more…

The Hindutva Capitalist

  The Hindutva Capitalist By Soter D’Souza* As anticipated, the Hindutva Capitalist forces appear to have employed their dirty tricks department to divert public attention from the mega sale of this nation to select local industrialists and foreign players. To cover up the mass-scale relaxation of environment laws that facilitate indiscriminate land conversions in the…

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…