Middle East Watch
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تموز (يوليو) 2018



275 articles :

  • Living on Borrowed Time in a Stolen Land

    2009, by Gilad Atzmon
    Communicating with Israelis may leave one bewildered. Even now when the Israeli Air Force is practicing murder in broad daylight of hundreds of civilians, elderly persons, women and children, the Israeli people manage to convince themselves that they are the real victims in this violent saga. Those who are familiar intimately with Israeli people realise that they are completely uninformed about the roots of the conflict that dominates their lives. Rather often Israelis manage to come up (...) continue continue
  • Gaza: the logic of colonial power

    by Nir Rosen
    As so often, the term ’terrorism’ has proved a rhetorical smokescreen under cover of which the strong crush the weak. I have spent most of the Bush administration’s tenure reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia and other conflicts. I have been published by most major publications. I have been interviewed by most major networks and I have even testified before the senate foreign relations committee. The Bush administration began its tenure with Palestinians being massacred and it (...) continue continue
  • Israel’s Constant Crisis

    by Justin Raimondo
    As the Israelis continue to pound Gaza, killing Hamas cadre, traffic cops, and civilians alike, Americans shake their heads and wonder: why can’t they all just get along? Why must we be involved? The answer to both questions lies in understanding the peculiar nature of the Israeli state and its "special relationship" to the West, specifically the U.S. Defenders of the Israeli government and its policies often complain that Israel just wants to be treated as a "normal country," like any (...) continue continue
  • Falk: Israel’s Attacks on Gaza Illegal

    United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Professor Richard Falk said that the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip represent "severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Conventions, both in regard to the obligations of an Occupying Power and in the requirements of the laws of war." In his statement, Prof. Falk said that Israeli has committed multiple violations which include collective (...) continue continue
  • Manifest Destiny and Israel

    by Uri Avnery
    NEXT MONTH, Israel will celebrate its 60th anniversary. The government is working feverishly to make this day into an occasion of joy and jubilation. While serious problems are crying out for funds, some 40 million dollars have been allocated to this aim. Bur the nation is in no mood for celebrations. It is gloomy. From all directions the government is blamed for this gloom. "They have no agenda" is the refrain, "Their only concern is their own survival." (The word "agenda", with its (...) continue continue
  • George Habash’s contribution to the Palestinian Struggle

    by As’ad AbuKhalil
    I lived more than half of my life in the US and I never felt the alienation that I felt on the day I read George Habash, the Palestinian revolutionary who passed away last week, labeled as a "terrorism tactician" in a front page obituary in The New York Times. What do you do when they want to convince you that a kind and gentle man you met and respected as a person is a terrorist when you know otherwise? Do you quibble with their definitions to no avail? Do you go back and see how they (...) continue continue
  • Arab Rulers and MERCOSUR Trade Agreement with Israel

    by Adel Samara
    A whole year went by between the visit of the elected Brazilian President Lula De Silva’s to some Arab countries, that are governed by unelected rulers, and the signing of an economic agreement between the Zionist regime and MERCOSUR, the common market for Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Lula’s visit was motivated by his sentiment, and that of his people, that the Arab nation is closer to Brazil than the Zionist entity. My argument stems from the fact that when the US-British (...) continue continue
  • The Joke in Annapolis

    November 2007, by Uri Avnery
    The Annapolis conference is a joke. Though not in the least funny. Like quite a lot of political initiatives, this one too, according to all the indications, started more or less by accident. George Bush was due to make a speech. He was looking for a theme that would give it some substance. Something that would divert attention away from his fiascos in Iraq and Afghanistan. Something simple, optimistic, easy to swallow. Somehow, the idea of a "meeting" of leaders to promote the (...) continue continue
  • Peace now settlement watch - Periodic Report May-October 2007

    October 2007, by Peace Now
    Declarations of "freezing the settlements" In recent months the government of Israel has declared in different contexts its intention to freeze construction in settlements. It was recently published that the defense minister froze approval of construction plans as part of "applying pressure" on the settlers in the negotiations over evacuating the outposts. However, the defense minister’s office did not confirm there really was such an order. It appears to be an attempt by the settlers to (...) continue continue
  • Leftist son of Moshe Arens disinvited from academic conference, Israeli government personnel "uncomfortable"

    by Cecilie Surasky
    One-time Irgun fighter, Likudnik and former Israeli defense minister Moshe Arens has a son, Yigal, who embraced a very different political path and eventually moved to the United States. He is just one of [many->http://www.refusersolidarity.net of Israel’s “favorite children” who, morally opposed to what they see as the ongoing violation of human rights of Palestinians, have become refuseniks (conscientious objectors) of one kind or another. Haaretz reports (third item) that: The son of a (...) continue continue

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