The Palestinian Authority’s Historic Mistake, and Opportunity. By Jeff Halper

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under Arab Spring, Civil mobilization, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Mahmoud Abbas, PLO/PA’s September initiative.

No one knows the precise plans of the Palestinian Authority vis-a-vis September: will Mahmoud Abbas declare a Palestinian state within recognized borders and ask that it be admitted as a full member of the UN – or not? Perhaps Abbas himself does not know. Now political leaders often make decisions alone or in consultation with… Read more »

Salvaging September: an ICAHD Statement Regarding the Palestinian Statehood Initiative at the UN

Posted , by & filed under BDS, ICAHD Staff, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian authority, PLO/PA’s September initiative, United Nations.

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) has been one of the leading critical Israeli peace and human rights organizations struggling for Palestinian rights during its more than 14 years of existence. ICAHD activists resist the demolition of Palestinian homes, both inside Israel and in the Occupied Territory, and together with our Palestinian and International… Read more »

A Palestinian Prison-State ?

Posted 24th July 2012, by & filed under Ariel Sharon, Generous Offer, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Mahmoud Abbas, Road Map, Viable Palestinian State.

  IN PEACE-making, as in law, business, and other areas of life, the devil is in the details. The crux of the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is not over a Palestinian state. The ”quartet” of the Middle East road map — Europe, Russia, the United Nations, and the United States — all agree… Read more »

Setting up Abbas

Posted 23rd July 2012, by & filed under Apartheid, Ariel Sharon, Cantonization, Jeff Halper, Mahmoud Abbas, Road Map.

From Sharon’s point of view it’s a done deal. Israel has won its century-old conflict with the Palestinians. Surveying the landscape – physical and political alike – the Israeli Prime Minister has finally fulfilled the task with which he was charged 38 years ago by Menachem Begin: ensure permanent Israel control over the entire Land… Read more »

Countdown to Apartheid

Posted , by & filed under Apartheid, Convergence Plan, Ehud Olmert, Jeff Halper, Mahmoud Abbas, Road Map.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s address to both houses of Congress was perhaps the most skilled use of Newspeak since George Orwell invented the term in his novel 1984. (He had help: author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel reportedly drafted large sections of the speech.) Just as Orwell’s totalitarian propagandists proclaimed WAR IS… Read more »