Jewish Nation-State Bill: Israel’s Precarious Identity is Palestine’s Nightmare

By Ramzy Baroud The Israeli Knesset (parliament) has hurriedly passed a new bill that defines Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people.” Although the association between Jewishness and Israel goes back to the foundation of the state, the new law also carries clear discriminatory elements that target the country’s Arab communities, numbering nearly […]

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Israel Tutors Its Children in Fear and Loathing

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth A display of Israeli-style community policing before an audience of hundreds of young schoolchildren was captured on video last week. Were the 10-year-olds offered road safety tips, advice on what to do if they got lost, or how to report someone suspicion hanging around the school? No. In Israel, they […]

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Recasting the Nakba: Palestinian Struggle between Victimhood and Resistance

By Ramzy Baroud In mainstream Israeli politics, history books, literature and collective imagination, the Palestinian Nakba never happened. If the pain and suffering of a nation is acknowledged, then the people themselves would, naturally, have to be acknowledged as well. This, Israel could not do. In fact, the infamous declaration made by former Israeli Prime […]

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Lawyer Visits Barghouthi for First Time since Beginning of Hunger Strike

Imprisoned senior Fatah official Marwan Barghouthi was visited by his lawyer on Sunday for the first time since a mass prisoner hunger strike, led by Barghouthi, began 28 days ago. Lawyer Khader Shqeirat reported that Barghouthi had lost 12 kilograms since the beginning of the strike, and now weighed only 53 kilograms, according to the […]

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Freedom and Dignity – A Poem Honoring Palestine’s Hunger Strikers

By Aida Qasim Salt of the earth Lead me to the water   Noble sons and daughters Of  this Free earth That spreads through Your mother’s land All the birds And olive trees Prostrate At your feet At the hills Of resistance   Salt of the earth Lead me to the water   Heroic fathers […]

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