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Palestine in 1896

Rare footage originally recorded by the Lumier Brothers in 1896 of Palestine. At the time, it was part of the Ottoman Empire. It would be 21 more years until it was conquered by the British in World War I.

Ariel Sharon is dead

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From The Electronic Intifada:

The immense cruelty of Ariel Sharon
Submitted by David Cronin on Thu, 01/09/2014 – 21:28

If it wasn’t for a brief encounter with Ariel Sharon, I may never have become a Palestine solidarity activist.

It was towards the end of 2001. I was among a number of reporters accompanying a European Union “peace mission” to the Middle East. On a Sunday afternoon, we waited for Sharon, then Israel’s prime minister, to give a press conference in Jerusalem’s King David Hotel.

When Sharon eventually appeared, I was struck by how venomous he was. My memory has — naturally enough — faded a little in the interim. But I’m fairly sure that there was a smirk on his face as he spoke of how Palestinians sometimes blew themselves up.

The gist of his lengthy monologue was that all resistance to the Israeli occupation amounted to “terrorism.” He seemed to be rejoicing in Palestinian suffering.

We celebrate the death of this Butcher of Beirut, who has the blood of thousands of Palestinians on his hands!

Killing Arafat was “crime of the century”

Calling it the “crime of the century”, the Palestinians say that finding out who killed Yasser Arafat is a national and moral responsibility. Two reports into the death of the former leader have determined that Arafat did not die of disease or old age, but the reports do not agree on what was responsible for his death. Al Jazeera‘s Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Ramallah.

Gaza fuel supplies are running out

Shortages in Gaza are not new. But for weeks now there’s been a new challenge -fuel supplies are running out. The tunnels widely used to smuggle goods are being shut down by the Egyptian military.

An honest Israeli Jew tells the real truth about Israel

Miko Peled was born in Jersusalem into a famous and influential Israeli Zionist family. His father was a famous General in the Israeli Army, of which Miko also served his time. When Miko’s niece was killed by Palestinian suicide bombers, you may have expected the family to put Palestinians at fault, but surprisingly they blamed the state of Israel, and their violent torturing and persecution for driving people to such sadness that they would take their own lives. Continue reading ‘An honest Israeli Jew tells the real truth about Israel’