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The United States has long been one of the fiercest allies of Israel on the international stage. The 2012 presidential election has highlighted this relationship, perhaps more than ever before, as both President Obama and Mitt Romney do all they can to reinforce their commitment to Israeli desires. read full story / add a comment
Is Israel’s move to the hardline far right hurting its international standing? The Netanyahu government’s treatment of Occupied Palestine may harm the long-term solvency of the Israeli state. read full story / add a comment
EVERYBODY KNOWS by now why we are stuck in Palestine.
When God instructed Moses to plead with Pharaoh to let his people go, Moses told him that he was unfit for the job because “I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue” (Exodus 4:10). read full story / add a comment
News of Egypt’s first ‘democratically elected’ president, Mohammed Mursi, has dominated global headlines for much of the past two days. Mursi’s stance on Israel and Palestine has featured prominently in stories of the election. How will the election of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Mursi change the status quo? read full story / add a comment
According to Senator Kirk’s amendment presented to the Senate last week, only those Palestinians made refugees by the military actions of 1948 and 1967 would be classed as such. The term 'refugee' would thus not be applicable to individuals displaced outside of these narrow timeframes, nor would it apply to the descendants of those displaced in 1948 and 1967. This artificial reclassification is troubling for a number of reasons: read full story / add a comment
With South Africa taking the lead in banning all products from the Occupied Territories labeled as Israeli products, and now the Republic of Ireland and Denmark to follow suit it seems the Palestinians themselves have yet to join this new cause. read full story / add a comment
This opinion piece was first published by PNN on 17 May 2012. It raises serious questions about what if any contribution the various mediators have made to the Palestine/Israel "peace process" and concludes: "Palestinians have had enough and now saying enough is enough: Peace is a mirage, peace-making is a failure, peace process is a sham, peace mediators are a fake, and if all the parties involved can enjoy the luxury of "addiction" to the status quo, Palestinians cannot; their survival is at stake." read full story / add a comment
A recent court case, from May 8 2012, reported by Haartez has highlighted how The Absentee Property Law together with unsupported affadavits has been used to secure the evictions of Palestinians from their homes in sensitive areas of East Jerusalem. read full story / add a comment
A vote for divestment comes up each year at regional church conferences; and this year at the quadrennial worldwide General Methodist Conference, it was again lost in a two to one decision voted on May 2. read full story / add a comment
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