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…

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…

Palestine: Left Behind by the Arab Spring?

  Edition 2: No. 5 Editorial comment In this issue of Palestine Update, we bring you an article – Palestine: Left Behind by the Arab Spring? – written from an Arab nationalist perspective which argues that the promotion of the Palestinian cause is the ultimateexpression of the ideals represented by the Arab Spring.As Islamists have been swept…

Jewish settlers terrorize with impunity

  Edition 2: No. 4 Editorial comment Jewish settlers terrorize with impunity Yousef- a Quiet Boy Killed by Israeli Settlers Jewish settlers are often, and with good reason, characterized as murderous and irrational. Settler violence has no accountability. A report from B’Tselem, the respected Israeli human rights group, has documented innumerable incidents of settlers blocking…