Tag Archives: Palestinians
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stuart Littlewood describes, through the words of a Palestinian mother from the Gaza Strip, one family's situation in the aftermath of Israel's genocidal assaults – overwhelmed by death, destruction, grief and chronic deprivation.