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Balfour’s apartheid legacy

Stuart Littlewood   November 5, 2011   Arthur Balfour’s infamous “Declaration” was written 94 years ago this week. Palestinians, of course, don’t need reminding.   And to mark the anniversaryIsraelordered its warships to carry out yet another act of piracy on peaceful, innocent shipping carrying humanitarian relief to the imprisoned people ofGaza.   British duplicity […]

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The Bedouin vs Israel’s bulldozers

As Jewish settlers move into the desert to make it ‘bloom’, an ancient way of life is under threat. In Alsra, Catrina Stewart speaks to Arab families on the fault line   Catrina Stewart   The Independent Friday 04 November 2011   At the top of an unmarked track leading into the smallvillageofAlsra, in theNegevdesert, […]

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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 […]

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Prof. Joseph Massad: Truths, facts and facts on the ground

Joseph Massad is Associate Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University. His most recent books are The Persistence of the Palestinian Question and Desiring Arabs.   Much of the international support that Israel receives is based on several lies it tells and re-tells as “facts”.    Al Jazeera   Last Modified: 27 […]

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The Zionist lobby’s First Lady in US Congress

By Alan Hart     Information Clearing House   November 02, 2011    After UNESCO voted to give the Palestinians full membership, the words of State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland contained a hint that the Obama administration at the highest levels is quite seriously concerned about the possible consequences forAmericaof cutting off funds to the UN […]

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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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