Palestine

The Suffering of the Palestinians Continues and the World Simply Watches

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One of the world’s great enduring myths, persisted in by multiple political leaders, is the two-state solution in Israel – Palestine. The State of Israel was created in 1948, not least as a form of compensation for what had happened to the Jewish people in World War II. At the time of its creation, the bulk of the land in what became Israel…

Still No Alternative to Abiding by International Law in Achieving Israeli–Palestinian Peace

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In 1958 the novelist Leon Uris wrote a stunning novel entitled “Exodus”, about the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine after World War II. In 1960, the legendary director Otto Preminger made the film, which starred Hollywood icon, Paul Newman. I saw Exodus when I was six years old, and the impact…

Palestine Back In The Spotlight

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Turki al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, at the “Manama Dialogue Security Conference” in the capital of Bahrain, sharply criticized the brutal policies of the Israelis against the powerless Palestinians. He harshly and truthfully described Israel as a “Western colonialist power” that “imprisons (Palestinians) in concentration camps…

Palestine – Anniversary of the Death of a Child

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Palestine under siege for 72 years. A UK-prompted UN decision in 1947 allowed David Ben-Gurion, then the head of the Jewish Agency, to proclaim on May 14, 1948, the establishment of the State of Israel. The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine, a UN proposal, recommended a partition of “Mandatory Palestine” at the end of the British Mandate…

Middle East: When will Palestinian Issue be Resolved?

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President of the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas asked the United Nations to convene an international conference on the Middle East in 2021, after two Gulf states normalized their ties with Israel and once the US presidential election has taken place.  According to his statement, “a genuine peace process” will lead…

Free Marwan Barghouti! Free The Prisoners! Free Palestine!

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On April 17, 1500 Palestinian political prisoners, led by Fatah leader, Marwan Barghouti, who has been held in an Israeli prison since 2002, began a mass hunger strike, the Freedom…

Middle East Peace Negotiations: Barack Obama’s Legacy

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The new President of the USA will still have to spend a great deal of time dealing with the legacy of his predecessor. Although he is determined to address the internal problems of the United States first, he will not be…

Dangerous Trends In Palestinian Health Caused by Occupation: UNRWA

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A UNRWA report on Palestine’s Gaza Strip concludes that infant mortality has risen for the first time in decades. A significant marker for a dangerous trend says UNRWA Director of Health Dr. Akihiro Seita. Infant mortality is but…

Fatah: Recognition of Palestine requires more than lip service

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The spokesman for the Palestinian Al-Fatah movement and member of Fatah's Revolutionary Council, Dr. Jamal Nazzal, arrived on his first…

Palestine – the Engineered Disappearance of a Nation

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While Israeli officials have always been keen to front a desire to achieve regional peace in the Levant by working…

Rising Hatred for Israeli Crimes: Why John Kerry Spoke of an “Apartheid State”

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A recently leaked audio recording of US secretary of state John Kerry reveals him saying that “Israel could become an…

Palestinian Settlement and US Policy

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There was a sense of deja vu on 23 April as the Palestinians announced (for the fourth time since 2007)…

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