Rifat Kassis calls Obama to challenge child rights violation in Palestine

 Edition 2: No. 64  Rifat Kassis calls Obama to challenge child rights violation in Palestine Dear friends, Badayl-Alternatives offer readers an insight that dwells on the issue of the detention of children. In the article below: “Obama and the Palestinian detainee generation” Rifat Kassis, Executive Director, Defence for Children International Palestine writes that “nearly 60…

U.S policies not in Palestinian interests

    Edition 2: No. 63 U.S policies not in Palestinian interests By Ranjan Solomon, Director, Badayl-Alternatives There are political analysts who wonder why Palestinians even bother to invest political trust in the U.S. administration. Washington has never favoured the Palestinians in any genuine way in political negotiations. Israel’s stranglehold over policy making in the…

Intifada fears

Edition 2: No. 62 Intifada fears In a recent statement, U.N. human rights investigator, Richard Falk spoke out on the cold blooded murder of a Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli jail: “The death of a prisoner during interrogation is always a cause for concern, but in this case, when Israel has shown a pattern and…

Voice of dissent in Israel

Edition 2: No. 60 Voice of dissent in Israel Dear friends, The outcome of the Israeli elections are a foregone conclusion. Netanyahu will win again and there will be more of the same by way of right wing politics- discrimination, exclusion, brutality, and conflict-mongering at all levels and in every sphere,. Yet, there will be…

Palestinian Unity: Israel’s Nemesis*

 Edition 2: No. 59  Dear friends, Badayl-Alternatives offer you an out-of-the-box viewpoint on Palestine. You will find that in the article titled Palestinian Unity: Israel’s Nemesis. The sum and substance of the view point in the article is that: “Palestine’s statehood with its political, human and civil rights exists securely in international law. The world must realise…

For Palestinians even Christmas is under threat- A Christmas message from Badayl-Alternatives- December 2012

Edition 2: No. 57    For Palestinians even Christmas is under threat- A Christmas message from Badayl-Alternatives- December 2012 The world at large will celebrate the birth of the Christ Child (the Bethlehem event in this season, as it often referred to) with jubilation and festivities. Palestinians, on the other hand, will also celebrate the…