reposted from Russia Today Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas must choose either peace with Israel or an alliance with Hamas, but he cannot have both, Israel’s PM has said. His comments come after the Palestinian Authority restarted talks on a unity government with Hamas.
By DANIEL ESTRIN and JOSEF FEDERMAN | reposted from Associated Press BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles,…
by Juan Cole | reposted from Informed Comment One of the common assertions one finds in Zionist propaganda is that there “was never any Palestine.” This odd allegation is simply not true. Palestine has been used for a very long time to refer to the geographical area south of Sidon and north of the Sinai….
by Chris Carlson | reposted from IMEMC The chief Palestinian negotiator in current Mideast peace talks called Israel’s decision to stop tax money transfers “piracy”, Al Ray reports from Gaza. Saeb Erekat said, Friday, “The Israeli decision to withhold these funds is piracy… it cannot be maintained,” according to a report by the Associated Press (AP).
Support Commitment to Abide by International Law reposted from Human Rights Watch (Jerusalem) – The US government should support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights.
Friday, April 4 2014 – In response to the call from the Popular Committees of Palestine, protests against US military aid to the Israeli occupation will be held in cities across the US and around the world on America’s Tax Day: Tuesday, April 15th.
By Nir Hasson and Barak Ravid | reposted from Ha’aretz The Israel Lands Authority published a tender for 708 residential units in Gilo on Tuesday, just hours after reports that a deal with the U.S. on a settlement freeze for spy Jonathan Pollard’s release was close to being sealed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greta Berlin, Iristulip@gmail.com Audrey Bomse, firstname.lastname@example.org 0033 607 374 512 Istanbul, Turkey, March 25, 2014, “If they (Israeli officials) are not free to travel, if they can’t go to their kid’s graduations outside Israel, if they worry constantly about being arrested when they go to the UK or Spain or Argentina,…
By Stephanie Nebehay | reposted from Yahoo! News GENEVA (Reuters) – A U.N. human rights investigator accused Israel on Friday of “ethnic cleansing” in pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and cast doubt that the Israeli government could accept a Palestinian state in the current climate.
by Roger Waters | reposted from Salon Seventy years ago, my father – 2nd Lt. Eric Fletcher Waters – died in Italy fighting the Nazis. He was a committed pacifist, and a conscientious objector at the start of the war, but as Hitler’s crimes spread across Europe, he swapped the ambulance he had driven through the London…