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

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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

WHY DOES AMERICA HATE US? PALESTINIAN REFLECTIONS ON AMERICAN POLITICAL IDEOLOGY PART 2

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'Persuasion', from a pragmatic point of view, then, plays a fundamental role in the creation of the liberal society. Technically, persuasion is the means through which one gets to 'pluralism' in which there is no exclusion of ideas whatsoever. H... Read More

WHY DOES AMERICA HATE US? PALESTINIAN REFLECTIONS ON AMERICAN POLITICAL IDEOLOGY PART 1

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GAZA: The Palestinians have “suddenly” realized, thanks to US President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry, that the US is biased towards Israel.

The American position has been that ... Read More

GAZA'S RESPONSE TO THE TURKEY-ISRAEL IMPACT: 'INCREMENTAL GENOCIDE' CONTINUES

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GAZA: Israel and Turkey have reached an agreement to normalize ties six years after an Israeli naval attack that killed 10 Turkish activists and 9 years after the imposition of a deadly siege that has left Gaza unlivable.
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NAKBA! LAND OF SAD LEMONS

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GAZA: I tried to explain to my late mother that she had to be expelled from Zarnouqa in 1948, leave her memories and house behind because a crazy bigot had committed a pogrom against Jews in Europe, but she neither wanted to under... Read More

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