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Israeli employers, Palestinian workers and an Arab-Jewish union: Workers at Salit Quarries demand basic, fair employment terms, but the quarry management says their claims are childish. The first organized labor dispute in the West Bank is coming to a head – is this ideological adventurism or a revolutionary precedent? more >>
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The gradual closure of Gaza began in 1991, when Israel canceled the general exit permit that allowed most Palestinians to move freely through Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Since then the closure, which may soon be challenged by the second Freedom Flotilla, has become almost hermetic. more >>
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Israel reported a record $7.2 billion weapons exports solidifying its position in the top four countries profiting from war and destruction. The other two main official sources of income for Israel (foreign aid and its pillaging of the Palestinian economy) are also at a record high. more >>
As I walked recently along the Israeli separation barrier, being constructed inside the 1967 borders between Israel and the Palestinian Territories, my attention was brought to one of the many slogans daubed on the Palestinian side of the wall. It read, “Peace, Not Surrender”. Giving it further thought the statement got me thinking about how we think about peace and justice and how these two terms, while related, can often be very much opposed depending on interpretation. more >>
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“My father, may he rest in peace, was an Egyptian, my daughters are Egyptians, my grandchildren are Egyptians, my brothers are Egyptians, I am an Egyptian,” an exasperated Salah Zorob told The Electronic Intifada.
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On the dawn of a new unity deal between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah differing reactions to the news of Osama bin Laden’s death show the path may be littered with stumbling blocks. more >>
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We don't know for sure as of yet who murdered international Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni. However, whoever committed this despicable crime must be a human beast walking on two legs. more >>
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You are an enemy to yourself and the Palestinian struggle. You have just renounced your right to call yourself Palestinian. Juliano, Vittorio, Rachel Corrie Tom Hurndall and many others all understood what it meant to be Palestinian and showed their Palestininian-ness through their actions, not their origins. What you have shown us is that you have Israeli colonialist interests at heart. You are helping the occupiers create a society of hate, mutual destruction and devoid of values, Islamic or otherwise. more >>
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