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…

“Imagined letter from a Palestinian prisoner”

Edition 2: No. 92 Badayl commemorates Palestinian Prisoners Day Commending an article “Imagined letter from a Palestinian prisoner” Editorial comment Badayl-Alternatives brings you this out-of-the-box journalism from writer-political analyst Nassar Ibrahim, Director, Alternative Information Centre/Coordinator Occupied Palestine and Syrian Golan Heights Advocacy Initiative (OPGAI). The letter is imagined in the mind of Nassar Ibrahim but is, in…

US isolated in latest UN vote on Palestine

    Edition 2: No. 91 US isolated in latest UN vote on Palestine Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Fri, 03/28/2014 – 17:18 http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/us-isolated-latest-un-vote-palestine  The international community today took a firm stance totally isolating the United States over its opposition to Palestinian rights and its support for Israel’s criminal violations of international humanitarian law. The UN Human Rights Rights Council in…

Why Land Day still matters

    Edition 2: No. 90 Why Land Day still matters   Today, with no resolution in sight to the historic injustices inflicted upon them, Palestinians in Israel and elsewhere use this day to remember and redouble their efforts for emancipation.  By Sam Bahour and Fida Jiryis  Every year since 1976, on March 30, Palestinians around the…