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Month: September 2006

One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse

One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse

The Israeli-Palestinian war has been called the world’s most intractable conflict. It is by now a commonplace that the only way to end the violence is to divide the territory in two, and all efforts at a resolution have come down to haggling over who gets what: Will Israel hand over 90 percent of the West Bank or only 60 percent? Will a Palestinian state include any part of Jerusalem?

Bad faith and the destruction of Palestine

Bad faith and the destruction of Palestine

Jonathan Cook A mistake too often made by those examining Israel’s behaviour in the occupied territories — or when analysing its treatment of Arabs in general, or interpreting its view of Iran — is to assume that Israel is acting in good faith. Even its most trenchant critics can fall into this trap. Such a reluctance to attribute bad faith was demonstrated this week by Israel’s foremost human rights group, B’Tselem, when it published a report into the bombing by…

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Uri Avnery: Muhammad’s Sword

Uri Avnery: Muhammad’s Sword

Uri Avnery Since the days when Roman Emperors threw Christians to the lions, the relations between the emperors and the heads of the church have undergone many changes. Constantine the Great, who became Emperor in the year 306 – exactly 1700 years ago – encouraged the practice of Christianity in the empire, which included Palestine. Centuries later, the church split into an Eastern (Orthodox) and a Western (Catholic) part. In the West, the Bishop of Rome, who acquired the title…

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Saleh: Hamas assumed power in democratic elections, should be supported

Saleh: Hamas assumed power in democratic elections, should be supported

Daily News Sep 23, 2006, 09:57 Sana’a – Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh has affirmed that the Hamas Movement was not a “terrorist organization” but rather represented a legitimate anti-occupation resistance that should be backed. He said in press statements that the Hamas-led PA government was the target of an “oppressive siege” spearheaded by the US administration, which claims championing democracy. “We support our brothers in Hamas and in the PLO in resisting Israeli occupation,” Saleh emphasized, asserting, “resisting occupation…

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Middle East peace talks must resume without preconditions, Palestinian leader tells UN

Middle East peace talks must resume without preconditions, Palestinian leader tells UN

The spirit of international cooperation that last month ended the deadly conflict in Lebanon should now be applied to resolve the question of Palestine, “the root of all the conflicts and wars” in the Middle East for many decades, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly. Addressing the Assembly’s annual debate, Mr. Abbas called for the unconditional resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and an end to the suffering of his people, warning of the…

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