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Honored as a Freedom Rider

Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD   I was honored to be a freedom rider and it was team effort at its best (those who rode and the many who worked behind the scenes). Two other Palestinians were also arrested with us who were there as a reporters/observers not participants. All eight of us were released eventually pending […]


The Nuclear Scientist That Wasn’t

IAEA Errs on “Foreign Expert” in Iran N-programme   By Vladimir Radyuhin   The Hindu November 10, 2011   The latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) onIranappears to have falsified information about a Russian scientist who allegedly helpedTehranadvance its nuclear weapons programme.   The report published by aU.S.think tank on Tuesday said […]


How racist laws imprison a nation

 November 3 2011 at 09:55am  By Nurit Peled-Elhanan  Nurit Peled-Elhanan is a Professor of language and education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an Israeli peace activist, and one of the founders of the Bereaved Families for Peace. After the death of Elhanan’s 13 year-old daughter in 1997, she became an outspoken critic of the […]


Ben Gurion University Punishes Professor for Resisting Military Service in Territories, Death Threats Against Peace Now Activist

Richard Silverstein   Tikun Olam November 8, 2011   BenGurionUniversityprofessor Idan Landau, author of the important Israeli blog, Not to Die a Fool, protested a decision by University President Rivka Carmi to punish Landau for refusing to perform his reserve military service in theOccupiedTerritories. For the week he spent in military prison, the University has […]


Reporters again turn State Dep’t briefing into moshpit, scorning US ‘impotence’ in the conflict

by Philip Weiss   Mondoweiss    on November 3, 2011 The discourse is changing. Here is yesterday’s daily press briefing at theStateDepartment– and once again you see a group of reporters emboldened to ridicule the Obama administration’s position on Palestinian rights. Notice the scorn for the Obama administration for doing nothing in response to Israeli settlement […]


Stephen M. Walt: Romney flunks foreign policy … again

FOREIGN POLICY      Tuesday, November 1, 2011 – 11:54 AM In a remarkable statement of foreign policy myopia and domestic political pandering, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced last week that the United Statesshould largely subordinate its Middle East policy-making to Israel. In response to a reporter’s question about moving the U.S.embassy to Jerusalem, Romney said […]


Amira Hass: Palestinians must say no to negotiations with Israel

Diplomatic moves in the United Nations, no matter how refreshingly daring, are not enough.    HAARETZ    Wed, November 02, 2011   Now thatPalestinehas been recognized by the United Nations’ cultural organization, UNESCO, it will be no more of a non-state and no less occupied than it was before. Its citizens will be no less unfree […]


Exclusive interview with UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk

Dr. Hanan Chehata   The Middle East Monitor   October 29, 2011   In an exclusive and extensive interview with the Middle East Monitor Prof. Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in theOccupiedPalestinianTerritories, talks about the on-going intransigence ofIsraeland its continued failure to abide by international law. In his frank interview Prof. Falk […]


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