Solidarity Should be More than Just Empty Words

By Richard Lightbown One could be forgiven for forgetting that 2014 had been voted International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by the UN General Assembly. With typical contempt for everything connected with the UN, the state of Israel and the vast majority of its people have endeavoured to see that 2014 was probably […]

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Israelis, Stop Swimming in Our Shit

A new report by Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, details the damage that consecutive Israeli military assaults have caused to Gaza’s water systems, whereby 95 percent of the water consumed in the Strip for decades has been unfit for human consumption.  By Sam Bahour Palestinians in Gaza are starting to awake from the shell-shock of Israel’s 51-day Ramadan Massacre […]

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Netanyahu vs. Abu Ubaydah: On Victory and False Victory

By Ramzy Baroud In the rush to analyze the outcome of Israel’s 51-day war in Gaza, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, some may have neglected an important factor: this was not a war by traditional definitions of warfare, thus the conventional analyses of victory and defeat is simply not applicable. That being the case, how can […]

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What the Palestinians ‘Need to Understand’

By Jeremy Salt Zeev Sternhell is an Israeli academic who describes himself as a ‘super Zionist’ but still argues strongly for a two-state settlement with the Palestinians. In a recent interview with Gidi Weitz of Ha’aretz he argued that if one state ever arose between the Mediterranean and the Jordan river, ‘there will either be […]

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Who Won the War on Gaza?

By Samah Sabawi The Palestinian people, who have shown incredible patience, steadfastness and sacrifice in the pursuit of their freedom, won the war on Gaza Robust and complex discussions are being centred on one simple question: who can claim victory in the war on Gaza? The terms of the ceasefire reveal that neither Hamas nor […]

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