Luxury of Relaxation in Gaza: Small Coffins are the Heaviest

By Nesma K. Seyam – Gaza Every night, I open my small window, inhale a deep breath and release all the hidden tensions in my chest. With my eye half open, I gaze at the dark sky whose face is sprinkled with stars, like freckles on a child’s face. As I stand, taking in another breath […]

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US Election: ‘Death by Being Shot or Poisoning’

By Jamal Kanj Donald Trump could change American electoral history for the better. Before explaining how, let’s first explore the politics and predicament of the 2016 Republican primary election. About six weeks ago, I projected that Trump would win the Republican nomination. That was before the traditional Republican leadership came out of hibernation to spoil […]

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War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification – Book Review

Reviewed by Richard Falk (Jeff Halper, War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification, Pluto Press, 2015, 296 pp., ISBN 9780745334301.) Jeff Halper is an unusual hybrid presence on both the scholarly and political scene. He describes himself as an “activist-scholar” (6), which adopts a controversial self-identification. The conventional stance erects a high […]

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Reflections on Palestine – A Poem

By Stephen Brackens-Brinkley & Dorothy Dot Milnes-Simm Beautiful the olive trees that grew in Palestine, and beautiful the buildings rising up through branches fine. Wonderful the people that were thrown into a cell Israel’s the name that has built for them this hell. Chosen was the olive branch to show forth life anew, It was […]

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Roadmap to Apartheid – Film Review

Reviewed Jim Miles (Roadmap to Apartheid. Ind. documentary, Ana Noguiera and Eron Davidson. 2012.) It is curious that the more Israel denies apartheid, and the more other states, such as Canada, “condemn” the BDS movement, the more awareness of the true situation of the Palestinians increases in the general population. Fear of BDS The Israelis […]

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Fatah Opposes the Palestinian Leadership

By Nicola Nasser The Palestinian leadership is in a very tough position. Those losing trust in it are no longer limited to the traditional opposition which normally came from within the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and beyond it. Recently, they’ve been joined by top leaders from Fatah, which is supposed to be the foundation for […]

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