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Fear and Loathing in Marrickville by Samah Sabawi and Sonja Karkar

It appears that once again the pro-Israel apologists have decided to single Israel out by making boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel a leading issue for the Marrickville electorate in the lead-up to the NSW state elections Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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A Vision for a new Israel/Palestine by Jimmy Carter

June 16 2009, Jimmy Carter spoke at a graduation ceremony in Gaza for theUnited Nations Relief Works Agency. He envisions a new Israel and Palestine:“The Palestinian state, like the land, must be blessed for all people.┬á Jerusalem must be shared … Continue reading

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Sailing into Gaza by Huwaida Arraf

Huwaida Affaf was one of about 60 international human right activists who, in August 2008, symbollically broke the Israeli seige of Gaza by sailing their two boats – the SS Liberty and the SS Free Gaza – through the blockade … Continue reading

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Israeli minister threatens “holocaust” as public demand ceasefire talks by Ali Abunimah

While Israeli leaders escalate the violence and threats, some other top officials and a vast majority of the Israeli public support direct talks with Hamas to achieve a mutual ceasefire, something Hamas has repeatedly offered Israeli officials began damage limitation … Continue reading

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Actors Change. Drama Continues Bishop Riah calls for action in Gaza

With the gap in the Gaza-Eyptian border having been closed, Professor Norman Finkelstein has called on ordinary Gazans to take up their picks and shovels and tear down the border between Gaza and Israel – an action that he says … Continue reading

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Tormenting my Palestinian Christian mother by Professor Abe W. Ata

Bethlehem is now fenced off from the rest of the world. I can’t even visit my other daughter in Jerusalem. It takes six to eight weeks to get a permit from the military occupation to be allowed to go to … Continue reading

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Blaming the Victim by Randa Abdel-Fattah

What follows is a transcript of a speech given by Randa Abdel-Fattah at Parliament House in Sydney, on the occassion of the 40th Anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. It is reprinted with the author’s permission. For forty years … Continue reading

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The Mecca Agreement by Chandra Muzaffar

On February 9th, 2007, rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, signed an accord to form a unity government, in a bid to end infighting and the crippling boycott of Palestine, supposedly a response to Hamas’ hostility towards Israel. Unfortunately, neither … Continue reading

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Let our Children Live by Nurit Peled-Elhanan

“Neither Judaism nor Islam nor any religion for that matter are the cause for murder and terror. Racist education is. American imperialism is, and Israeli ruthless regime of occupation is….The people who are destroying the world today are not Muslim. … Continue reading

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