The Fight Ahead: 13 Questions about the Origins, Objectives and War on BDS

By Ramzy Baroud BDS stands for ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’. The BDS Movement was the outcome of several events that shaped the Palestinian national struggle and international solidarity with the Palestinian people following the Second Uprising (Intifada) in 2000. Building on a decades-long tradition of civil disobedience and popular resistance, and invigorated by growing international […]

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How Kurdish Independence underpins Israel’s Plan to Reshape the Middle East

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth Palestinians and Israelis watched last week’s referendum of Iraq’s Kurds with special interest. Israeli officials and many ordinary Palestinians were delighted – for very different reasons – to see an overwhelming vote to split away from Iraq. Given the backlash from Baghdad and anger from Iran and Turkey, which have […]

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Zionism: The Ideological Cover-Up to Jewish Supremacy

By Rima Najjar The benign-sounding term “settler” or “settlement” is used so often in the news without reference to Jewish colonization of Palestine that the world often loses sight of the immoral nature of the Zionist project in Palestine. The term is used to describe Jews moving illegally to the West Bank, and commandeering land […]

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Head of Palestinian Women’s Union Khitam Saafin Released from Israeli Prison

Civil society leader and president of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees Khitam Saafin was released from Israeli prison on Sunday after being held without trial or charge since July 9, Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer reported in a statement Monday. Saafin was detained during a predawn military raid in the village of Beituniya in […]

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Ill Girl and a Woman Soldier: The Hours-Long ‘Five Minutes’

By Tamar Fleishman (Translated by Tal Haran) The ill girl in the wheelchair arrived, only to face a locked gate at the end of the track with a twisted, ragged Orwellian sign indicated its ‘humanitarian’ function. Her father was there to care for her. “She cannot stand on her feet” he said. He was taking […]

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Technology of Israel Aerospace Industries: Tested on Palestinians, Exported to the World

By Marion Kawas Two weeks ago, it was revealed that a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Elta North America, would be involved in building the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The immediate connection between the “builders” of oppressive and apartheid walls was not lost on those concerned about social justice, but a look at the history […]

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