Category Archives: Occupied Territories

Guide ends years-long hiatus to show you the sights…

…of Gaza And, no — it’s not me. And, you can’t go there on your own, because the Israeli authorities (aided, alas, by Egypt) completely forbid the entry of tourists, one of the lesser-known facets of their perverse siege of … Continue reading

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Friday LIVESTREAM: “Reframing the Discourse on Israel/Palestine”

Friday April 5th is an opportunity to learn and be challenged via a major symposium — hosted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, chaired by award-winning journalist Sandy Tolan, and assembling a wide-ranging slate of scholars, journalists … Continue reading

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Awaiting You in Bethlehem: Banksy’s Quirky “Walled-Off Hotel”

I have a certain affinity for the absurd. Not absurdity for its own sake, mind you, but the kind that instructs and illuminates, that comments upon our world and helps us grapple with the harsh realities it confronts us with. … Continue reading

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With Nod from U.S., Netanyahu Expels Multinational Observers from Troubled Hebron

The observer mission in Hebron acted as a restraint on the settlers’ worst excesses. Now that has come to an end. By JONATHAN COOK 13 February 2019   You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting … Continue reading

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Why Ending All U.S. Aid to the Palestinians Is a Bad Idea

In an opinion piece published on the NPR web-site, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, joined by a fellow expert in international relations, try lending some nuance to the issue of U.S. aid — humanitarian, development, and security assistance — … Continue reading

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The Three Percent Solution: Israel’s Formula for Slow-Motion Genocide

The above title, and this introductory paragraph—admittedly provocative and brimming with rhetoric—are both mine (tp): Guilty as charged. The stories that follow, however, reflect the work of award-winning journalist and author Sandy Tolan, one of the few voices being given … Continue reading

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Palestine’s Joan of Arc, the Gaza Shooting Gallery & the Stupidity of Occupation

A Song is Born by URI AVNERY / 06 APR 2018 A FRIEND from overseas sent me the recording of a song. An Arab song, with a soft Arab melody, sung by an Arab girls’ choir, accompanied by a flute. … Continue reading

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