Category Archives: Palestine
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ruth Tenne explains why it is necessary to repeal the Oslo agreements between Israel and the Palestinians, and outlines the prerequisites Palestinian leaders must meet to win international support for their actions.