Gaza under the siege

article published following an extended visit in February in Gaza for a month. An Arabic version is available in the newspaper “Thawra Dai’ma”  number 2:   http://prjournal.socialist-forum.org/content/gaza-under-seige The last Israeli military offensive in March causing the deaths of more than 20 Palestinians and the ongoing electricity crisis prove that the Gaza strip is still not free from … Continue reading

Palestinians’ hunger strike, and Nakba Day!

More than 2000 prisoners engaged in a mass open-ended hunger strike in protest against the inhumane and illegal treatment meted out by the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) since April 17 although a few had been fasting much longer – up to 77 days such as the prisoners Thaer Halahleh and Bilal Diab. They began their … Continue reading

Hamas and Fatah’s agreement: struggling for Palestine?

Fatah and Hamas may have agreed to form a new unity government, but their overriding interest is still to maintain their own power, not to defend the Palestinian people. In February this year, Fatah and Hamas signed an agreement in Doha, Qatar, to form a new unity government composed of ‘independent personalities’ and led by … Continue reading

Palestine: airstrikes on Gaza

The Israeli Occupation army killed 13 Palestinians and injured 21 in a series of airstrikes on Friday March 9. They bombed civilians including children, in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip in Gaza city, Rafah, Nusirat and Jabalya.      In these airstrikes, Israel assassinated the leader of a Palestinian resistance faction … Continue reading

What about the Palestinian Statehood bill?

On Friday 23rdof September, the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Mahmoud Abbas (whose mandate finished in January 2009) handed over a request to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, asking the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member, without have left open the option of a lesser alternative – a non-member … Continue reading

Palestinian State in September? Statehood is not enough for full freedom!

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) has announced few months ago its will to seek the recognition of a Palestinian state, according to 1967 borders, at the United Nations. The UN Security Council will discuss this issue at its scheduled meeting, where the US is expected to exercise its veto against the proposal. The illegitimate, his mandate … Continue reading

Naksa day or another bloody Sunday!

The Israeli occupation army killed at least 23 people, including woman and a 12-year-old boy, and wounded more than 350 after Israeli forces opened fire along the frontier to disperse pro-Palestinian demonstrators attempting to enter the Israel-occupied portion of the Syrian Golan Heights. The deaths occurred as the protesters marching from the Golan Heights approached the Israel-occupied … Continue reading

Obama’s speeches or the reaction of imperialism against Arab revolutions!

Obama’s two last speeches have symbolized the reaction of imperialist powers against Arab revolutions which are challenging their political and economic interests and above all of their close ally Israel. It is not a surprise therefore to have seen Egypt and Tunisia invited to the G8 by the imperialist and rich powers to discuss of … Continue reading

Conference on the book of Dr Gilbert Achcar “The Arabs and the Holocaust”

On the Tuesday 19th October 2010 I attended the conference entitled “Arabs and Israelis Facing the Holocaust and the Nakba” in SOAS University with Dr Gilbert Achcar presenting his book “The Arabs and the Holocaust” and the presence of a panel composed of Nur Masalha (Centre for Religion and History and the Holy Land Research Project, … Continue reading

Blog Action Day: Water in the Middle East, a Human Rights Issue

The idea that we’re taking water away from someone else is simply preposterous  Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev Today is Blog Action Day, a day when bloggers around the world unite and write about one topic that has been globally chosen. This year’s theme is access to (clean) water, which in many countries across the … Continue reading