Tag Archives: Palestinians

The usurped rights of Israel’s Palestinian citizens

Israeli apartheid - by Carlos Latuff Jamal Kanj explodes the myth of Israeli democracy, noting that Israel’s Palestinian citizens face discrimination in education, health care and housing, in addition to having their mobility restricted, living under martial rule and being continually dispossessed of the little land they own. Read more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hamas and Fatah complicit in the Israeli occupation

Palestine divide and rule Uri Avnery argues that through their divisions and mutual hatreds, Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank are complicit in the Israeli occupation's strategy of divide and rule. Read more [...]

Hamas, Fatah must start communicating or forget dreams of freedom

Palestinian miscommunications Stuart Littlewood challenges Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to get a grip and reach out with news and briefings to those who are likely to use their material, including the alternative media. Read more [...]

“It’s time for Palestine,” says Abbas as corruption runs out of control

Mahmoud Abbas corruption Stuart Littlewood says the political incompetence of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas – whose mandate expired six years ago – as shown in his inept dealings with Israel, is matched only by his catalogue of maladministration and malfeasance. Read more [...]