Syriza’s U-turn on Israel is Now Complete

Syriza was a popular leftist political party which was swept to power in Greek elections on its promise to end years of IMF-and EU-imposed austerity. By now, though, the party’s leadership has sold out its principles, implementing the very same austerity it was elected to oppose, even after a massive “No” vote in a summer […]

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FA LES TEEN – A Poem

By Uzma Falak My grandmother wove dreams on her spinning wheel, invoked you in her songs. I memorized the rhyme. My mother treasured your olives— a keepsake of the Blessed Land, a relic I never touched. At four years of age I learnt to sing you like a rhyme in unison with my homeland’s name. Beyond […]

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Israel’s Decades-long Policy of Holding Palestinian Bodies

Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian dead, and its impact on the living, is being questioned once again as the government continues to withhold the bodies of 22 Palestinians killed following attacks on Israelis during the month of October. The refusal to turn over the dead to their families — a policy that Israeli authorities supposedly […]

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Netanyahu, Hitler, al-Mufti Al-Hussaini and the Holocaust

To a large extent, Mufti Al-Hussaini, who led the Palestinian national movement during one of its most critical phases, has been deliberately excluded from the Palestinian national narrative. His relation to Nazi Germany, which was only a small episode in his political career, should not be seen as if it summed up his entire history. […]

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Report: Palestinian Security Cooperation with Israel

Set up under the 1993 Oslo Accords, security coordination involves the sharing of intelligence between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The PA was also established under Oslo. Before the official signing of the agreement, the two sides had agreed on a “Declaration of Principles”, which included a pledge from PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat to uphold […]

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More than 300 UK Academics Declare Israel Boycott

More than 300 UK scholars have declared their support for an academic boycott of Israel, with a full page advertisement in The Guardian on Tuesday. In what has been described as an unprecedented step, the signatories have stated that they will not do business with Israel’s university institutions. The initial list of signatories launched today […]

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