Call for a National Debate on U.S. ‘Regime Change’ Policy

By Center for Citizen Initiatives On June 16, the New York Times reported : “More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of the Obama administration’s policy in Syria, urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al-Assad to stop its persistent violations of a cease-fire in […]

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Women Sail to Break the Siege on Gaza

By Dr. Aayesha Soni  The Gaza strip is a piece of land 41 km long and 6-12 km wide, with a total area of 365 square kilometers. Situated on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean sea, it has a strong population of 1, 8 million people, making it one of the most densely populated areas […]

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Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’: How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War

By Ramzy Baroud Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s national water company, “Mekorot”, decided to cut off – or significantly reduce – its water supply to Jenin, Salfit […]

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Israel’s Fear of the ‘Desert’ Jews in Its midst

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth In a little-noticed move last week, Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman barred an official close to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas from entering Israel. Mohammed Madani is accused of “subversive activity” and “political terror”. His crimes, as defined by Lieberman, are worth pondering. They suggest that Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians […]

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How Lodewijk Asscher Abused his Position in Dutch Politics to Support Dutch Jewish Settlers

By Tariq Shadid A major political scandal is unfolding in the Netherlands: politician Lodewijk Asscher has made sure over the years that AOW-pension payments to Dutch Jewish settlers in the Occupied Territories were kept at their original levels, while all other AOW-pensions of Dutch expats’ were decreased significantly. His astonishing defense, when he was confronted […]

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Stolen Joys – A Poem

By Nour El-Borno – Gaza   Moons shine through her eyes As she walks past her house: Here, she once laughed; There, she once cried.   “I remember,” she whispers.   The dark hours that once took over Are now gone in the past, But so are the happy moments She once had.   “What […]

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