Muslim-Christian Solidarity in Palestine

  Edition 2: No. 88   Muslim-Christian Solidarity in Palestine Christianity in Palestine: a fading identity?  All too often Westerners’ make the rather simplistic conclusion that the presence of  Palestinian Christians in The Holy Land is owing to rather rigorous Protestant missionary activity. This approach fails to take into account a very elementary fact- that…

Gaza and the blockade

 Edition 2: No.80   Gaza and the blockade   Since 2007 the 1.7 million residents of Gaza, more than half of whom are children, have lived under a tight blockade that places a near complete ban on the movement of people and goods (including medical supplies, construction materials, mechanical parts, fuel, chemicals, raw materials for…

Activists urge World Bank to disinvest from private water companies

Activists urge World Bank to disinvest from private water companies Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Thu, 3 Oct 2013 12:54 P Author: Stella DawsonMore news from our correspondent WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Civil society groups are pressuring the World Bank to disinvest from private water companies, saying that privatising ownership and management of this natural resource…

If this isn’t apartheid, then what is it?

   Edition 2: No. 80  If this isn’t apartheid, then what is it? We do not need to find identical practices to those prevailing in pre-1994 South Africa in order to determine whether apartheid exists elsewhere. By Ran Greenstein*    Partly constructed portion of Israel’s separation wall, in Walaja, December 7, 2010 (Anne Paq/Activestills.org) For a few…

World health Organization HO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers in Iraq Caused by Depleted Uranium

World Health Organization HO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers in Iraq Caused by Depleted Uranium By Denis Halliday*   The World Health Organisation (WHO)  has categorically refused in defiance of its own mandate to share evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of Depleted Uranium and other weapons have not only killed many…

Oslo failed, long live Oslo

              Edition 2: No. 79 Oslo failed, long live Oslo  1994-Novel-Peace-Prize-recipients-Oslo Nobel peace prizes awarded to Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin in 1994 for signing the Oslo Accords (Photo: Israeli Government Press Office/Souciant) This September marks the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Accords. The Oslo I Accord represented the…

        No War for Bernard Henri Lévy — France’s Philosopher Bombardier Who wants war? The same people who brought us the war in Iraq  by DIANA JOHNSTONE  The American people do not want US armed forces to get involved in the civil war in Syria. The United Nations will not back US bombing of…