Middle East Watch
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275 articles :

  • Ethnic Cleansing and Israel

    3 March 2009, by Conn Hallinan
    One of the more disturbing developments in the Middle East is a growing consensus among Israelis that it would acceptable to expel—in the words of advocates “transfer”—its Arab citizens to either a yet as unformed Palestinian state or the neighboring countries of Jordan and Egypt. Such sentiment is hardly new among Israeli extremists, and it has long been advocated by racist Jewish organizations like Kach, the party of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, as well as groups like the National Union, (...) continue continue

    by Nizar Sakhnini
    PROLOGUE: The Zionist propaganda began with a big lie claiming that Palestine was a “land without people for a people without a land”. Palestine, however, was not a ‘land without people’. Accordingly, creation of a ‘Jewish State’ with a ‘Jewish Majority’ implied getting rid of its indigenous population and stealing their homes and lands. The pre-planned and pre-meditated Zionist efforts for Ethnic Cleansing and Land Theft started in 1948 and never stopped to this date. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: (...) continue continue
  • ’Antiwar’ film Waltz with Bashir is nothing but charade

    21 February 2009, by Gideon Levy
    Everyone now has his fingers crossed for Ari Folman and all the creative artists behind "Waltz with Bashir" to win the Oscar on Sunday. A first Israeli Oscar? Why not? However, it must also be noted that the film is infuriating, disturbing, outrageous and deceptive. It deserves an Oscar for the illustrations and animation - but a badge of shame for its message. It was not by accident that when he won the Golden Globe, Folman didn’t even mention the war in Gaza, which was raging as he (...) continue continue
  • Remove Our Grandmother’s Name from the Wall at Yad Vashem

    20 February 2009, by Michael Neumann, Osha Neumann
    Following the example of Jean-Moise Braitberg, we ask that our grandmother’s name be removed from the wall at Yad Vashem. Her name is Gertrud Neumann. Your records state that she was born in Kattowitz on June 6, 1875 and died in Theresienstadt. M. Braitberg delivers his request with excellent reasons and eloquent personal testimony. His words are inspiring, but they give you – and those who stand with you - too much credit. I will instead be brief. Please take this as an expression (...) continue continue
  • Pro-Palestinian Bronx Expressway banner - a Jewish initiative

    12 February 2009,
    If drivers on New York City’s Brooklyn-Queens Expressway were wondering who was responsible for hanging banners over the highway calling to "Free Palestine" - they might be surprised to discover it was an initiative by Jewish activists. Another banner was spotted over New York’s entrance to the Cross Bronx Expressway, at 179th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan on Wednesday morning. The group is calling itself JATO (Jews against the occupation); some of its members also participated (...) continue continue
  • Does Zionism legitimize every act of violence?

    12 February 2009, by Gideon Levy
    The Israeli left died in 2000. Since then its corpse has been lying around unburied until finally its death certificate was issued, signed, sealed and delivered on Tuesday. The hangman of 2000 was also the gravedigger of 2009: Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The man who succeeded in spreading the lie about there being no partner has reaped the fruit of his deeds in this election. The funeral was held two days ago. The Israeli left is dead. For the past nine years it took the name of the peace (...) continue continue
  • The Grand Illusion

    9 February 2009, by Gilad Atzmon
    A few days ago, Noam Shalit, the ‘father of’ slammed the Hamas for holding his son for no real reason. Miraculously, he managed to forget the fact that his son Gilad was actually a combatant soldier who served as a post guard in a concentration camp and was captured in a fortress bunker overlooking Gaza. Father Shalit called upon Hamas to: “stop holding us as hostages of the symbols of yesterday’s wars". He also claimed that the Hamas is engaged in no less than ’imaginary resistance’. (...) continue continue
  • News Not "Fit to Print" Fighting the Lebanon War: Hizbullah and the Press

    23 February 2000, by Jennifer Lowenstein
    On February 8, at 12:45 a.m., Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of air strikes against Lebanon as revenge against recent Hizbullah attacks in South Lebanon. Three power switching stations, the most vital electricity facilities in the country, were bombed–one in the Jamhour district of Beirut, one in Baalbek, and one in Tripoli–effectively cutting off all electrical power in the country. These attacks on civilian targets are violations of the rules of war as well as a breach of the (...) continue continue
  • The Horrors of Israel’s Peace

    22 January 2009, by Samera Esmeir
    Three weeks after the war on Gaza, Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire but refused to terminate its so-called defensive operations. In response, Hamas declared a ceasefire for one week, until the withdrawal of Israeli troops has been completed. For many in the West, the ceasefire might seem like an occasion to celebrate, for the cessation of military hostilities on both sides will perhaps renew the peace process. But there are reasons to be critical of this ceasefire, since it continues (...) continue continue
  • How Israel was Founded on Ethnic Cleansing

    29 July 2006, by Ilan Pappe
    The present dismal reality unfolding in the Middle East has clear historical roots and a journey into the past may help to illuminate what lies behind the destructive policies of Israel in both Palestine and Lebanon. Zionism arrived in Palestine in the late 19th as a colonialist movement motivated by national impulses. The colonisation of Palestine fitted well the interests and policies of the British Empire on the eve of the First World War. With the backing of Britain, the colonisation (...) continue continue

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