‘Way Beyond Apartheid’

Posted April 27, 2012, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

At ICAHD UK’s conference on Saturday and in an interview in this week’s New Internationalist by Frank Barat, Coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Jeff Halper has stated that ‘Israel’s gone way beyond apartheid’. The ICAHD Director suggests that Palestinians have reached such a point of despair that Israel have won their sought after… Read more »

IS THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION DEAD?

Posted April 17, 2012, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Letas say it clearly and categorically: the two-state solution is dead. If the possibility ever genuinely existed _ a subject historians are welcome to debate _ it is gone as a political option. We should even stop talking about it because constant reference to an irrelevant _solution_ only confuses the discussion. How do we get… Read more »

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Posted November 30, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

The Russell Tribunal is what happens when governments abrogate their responsibilities towards their own citizens and peoples under their control. States (plus the UN) are obligated to enforce international law and human rights conventions. When they donat, as in their failure to apply the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of… Read more »

Halper interviewed by Russian TV as Israel announces settlement expansion in East Jerusalem

Posted October 1, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

While Mahmoud Abbas has demanded Palestine statehood at the UN, Israel has acted with its usual confident impunity by announcing 1,100 more housing units in East Jerusalem, in defiance of Palestinian conditions to hte Qurtet for resuming peace talks. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the Israeli decision amounted to “1,100 _nosa to the resumption… Read more »

Israel passes anti-boycott law

Posted July 17, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

On Monday, 11 July, Israel passed a law in the Knesset making it a civil offense to call for an economic, cultural or academic boycott of people or institutions in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories for political reasons. Any Israeli individual or organisation doing so could face financial penalties or a lawsuit. The following… Read more »

Where do we go from here? by Jeff Halper

Posted June 1, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Jeff Halper’s latest article begins by imagining how statehood for Palestine would look but he goes on to write: Unless we pull out all the stops between now and September, unless the Palestinian leadership joins with its civil society to mobilize the masses of people the world over who support the Palestinian cause, the September… Read more »

MOBILIZING FOR SEPTEMBER?

Posted April 29, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

The reconvening of the UN in late September and the possible recognition of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders may be a crucial political moment in the struggle for Palestinian liberation _ or not. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has characterized it as a looming _diplomatic tsunami_ for Israel; Ali Abunimah, a prominent Palestinian-American… Read more »

Israel’s Latest Apartheid Law

Posted April 8, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Those of us who have been veteran comrades in the struggle for peace and justice in Palestine have quite often been frustrated by the inability to galvanize enough support in the political and media establishments in the West against the brutal occupation of the West Bank and the strangulation of Gaza. We believed that clear… Read more »

WORKING AROUND AMERICA: A NEW STRATEGY ON ISRAEL/PALESTINE

Posted February 28, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Last Fridayas vote in the UN in which the US refused to follow the other 14 members of the Security Council in condemning Israelas ongoing settlement project _ including, it should be noted, such traditionally pro-Israel stalwarts as Britain, France and even Germany and India (for whom Israel is the no. 2 supplier of arms,… Read more »