GAZA: In order to understand the draconian measures taken by the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority against the Gaza Strip, which has already been enduring a suffocating, decade-long Israeli siege, one has to scrutinize the Fatah mov .. Read More

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ON GAZA AND (THE HORROR! THE HORROR!) OF THE SIEGE!

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GAZA: "We were just obeying orders!"

“There is no defence in obeying illegal orders. Remember Nuremberg?!”

(Fictional dialogue with an Isra... Read More

FROM GAZA: WHEN THERE IS NOTHING LEFT, SING

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GAZA: Heeding Samuel Becket’s advice that “when you're in the shit up to your neck, there's nothing left to do but sing,” a group of Gaza-based human rights and BDS activists compiled the following, amat... Read More

FROM GAZA: INTENSIFY BDS TO COUNTER ISRAEL'S DETENTION OF BARGHOUTI

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GAZA: Omar Barghouti, one of the most charismatic Palestinian activists, has been subjected to the most intense interrogation by Israeli authorities. He is the outspoken co-founder of the BDS movement, member of the secretariat of... Read More

FROM GAZA: "IF YOU WANT TO BE AN INTELLECTUAL, YOU'D BETTER BE AN ENGAGED ONE"

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GAZA: A group of Gaza-based activists has produced an amateur video-clip dedicated to Basil Al-Araj, the 31-year-old Palestinian activist who was ambushed and assassinated by Israeli Occupation Forces two weeks ago. Al-Araj is rem... Read More

THE ARAB JANNISARIES OF THE US AND ISRAEL

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GAZA: Normalizing oppression has always been one of the tools used by the colonizer against the resistance of the oppressed and colonized. It is cheap and it works! It turns native against native, and all the oppressor does is si... Read More

FROM GAZA: AN INDEPENDENT PALESTINIAN REACTION TO JOHN KERRY'S "HISTORIC" SPEECH

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GAZA: Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a speech on December, 28, in which he lamented the defunct two- state solution for the “Israeli-... Read More

FROM GAZA: THE PALESTINIAN 'FIGHT BACK' FOR FREEDOM, JUSTICE

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GAZA: I am writing this piece in response to a questions raised by a Western, liberal friend of mine who wanted to “understand” as to why I have been calling for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against apartheid Isra... Read More

OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT ZUMA FROM GAZA

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Dear Mr President

This is my second open letter to you. I am a naturalized South African of Palestinian origin. I earned a PhD from the University of Johannesburg and lectured at the-then Vista University in Soweto and University... Read More

BDS: THE PALESTINIANS INCLUSIVE PROTEST AGAINST THE VIOLENCE OF APARTHEID

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GAZA: When we, Palestinian Civil Society, issued our 2015 BDS call, we were counting on people of conscience, rather than governments and complicit corporations. Most of us argued that we needed to address ordinary people buying ... Read More

ZARNOUQA: SONGS OF EXILE AND MELANCHOLY

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“exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted. And w... Read More

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