Category Archives: Palestine

The Palestinians must put their political act together if their cause is to be kept alive

Palestinian children Alan Hart explains what the Palestinians must do if their quest for justice is to succeed, and what Israeli Jews must do if they want to live in peace and harmony, rather than in an obnoxious and increasingly violent apartheid state. Read more [...]

UN supports sovereignty for Palestine and slams Israel

UN supports Palestinian sovereignty Stuart Littlewood hails the UN General Assembly resolution reaffirming the Palestinian and Syrian peoples’ sovereignty over their natural resources in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories. Read more [...]

A Palestinian call for “unarmed warfare”

Palestinian non-violent resistance Jonathan Cook looks at the arguments for non-violent resistance – or “unarmed warfare” – being put forward by some Palestinians as a means of discovering hope, reclaiming their dignity and winning freedom from Israeli oppression. Read more [...]

Palestine’s “can’t deliver” chief negotiator promoted to secretary-general

Saab Erekat with Tipi Livni Stuart Littlewood laments the continued political existence of Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator with Israel who, despite his solid track record of failure, has been promoted to secretary-general of the Palestine Libation Organisation. Read more [...]

Mahmoud Abbas: Leader without glory

Mahmoud Abbas Uri Avnery says although Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas “is a true patriot”, he is in danger of sliding, against his will, into a situation akin to that of Henri Petain, the leader of “Vichy France”. Read more [...]

“An uprising is on the way here in Palestine”

Third Intifadah Mazin Qumsiyeh writes: An uprising Read more [...]

Palestine: The end or a new beginning?

Future of Palestinian cause Alan Hart says the future of the Palestinian cause depends on whether there are enough diaspora Palestinians who care enough to become politically engaged to rebuild their national institutions on democratic principles and standards of accountability. Read more [...]

Palestine: a global rethink

Palestinian flag Ruth Tenne spells out what the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, as well as the worldwide Palestine solidarity movements, must do in order to achieve a secure, viable and contiguous Palestinian state. Read more [...]

A far flung fight for justice in Palestine

Palestinian refugee with the key to his stolen home Lawrence Davidson explains, using the example of Australia, how the scattering of Palestinian refugees throughout the Western world has challenged the image Israel presents of itself as a modern, civilised nation, exposing Zionism’s barbarity. Read more [...]

Is BDS replacing Iran as Israel’s blackmail card?

BDS – freedom, justice, equality Alan Hart spells out what the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement must do in order to fend off Israel’s false charge of “anti-Semitism” and to become a potent weapon. Read more [...]