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 »

Posted July 5, 2011, by & filed under News, Opinion .

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 n or not? Perhaps Abbas himself does not know. Now political leaders often make decisions alone or in consultation with… Read more »

Posted June 8, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Archive, Articles .

The demonstrations currently roiling Israel constitute a grassroots challenge to Israelas neo-liberal regime. Beginning as an uprising of the middle classes _ especially young people who have trouble finding affordable housing _ it has spread to the working class, the poor and the Arab communities as well, though not the religious as yet. Many of… Read more »

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 »

Posted April 29, 2011, by & filed under Analysis, Archive, 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 »

Posted April 8, 2011, by & filed under Articles, UK Specific .

[Amnesty International Public Statement] Recent Israeli government calls for the UN to retract the 2009 report of its Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict are a cynical attempt to avoid accountability for war crimes and deny both Palestinian and Israeli victims of the 2008-2009 conflict the justice and reparations they deserve, Amnesty International said today…. Read more »

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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 »

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February 28 – Folk music legend Pete Seeger has come out in support of the growing Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel as a program for justice for Palestinians and a route to peace in the Middle East. Seeger, 92, participated in last Novemberis online virtual rally iWith Earth and Each… Read more »