A young Israeli writing at the time of the Jewish New Year points out vividly how the Palestinians of today are behaving like the Israeli's of the pre-1948 generation. They are doing what has to be done.
On Sunday April 25, a group of 25 Palestinian women met at Biddu’s city council to have peaceful women’s march against the destruction of their land, the ghettoization of their community and the persisting escalation of violence from the Israeli army against nonviolent demonstrators. As with most peacefull demonstrations
Only Men Have Last Names Author: Manuela Dviri Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 04/20/2004 Category: Comment Only Men Have Last Names Last month we celebrated the International Women s Day. There is no need for celebrating an International Men s Day, since men are getting along pretty
The elections in Iraq were widely hailed as a tentative success in an otherwise disastrous situation. But considering the history of foreign intervention in the Middle East when it comes to oil interests, perhaps this silver cloud has a dark lining.
As a child, I remember the Commander of Palmahim Air Force Base inviting the people of Israel, through festive radio jingles, to participate in one of the key events of our independence day: the magnificent exhibition of Israel’s weaponry, culminating in an air-show over the base’s sky, a demonstration of
While most of
the world is familiar with Rwandan genocide, fifteen years later the influence
of a small band of deniers is growing thanks to the embrace of the deniers'
arguments by a small but influential number of left-wing, anti-American
journals and websites, cautions Gerald Caplan.
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Some recent press reports have been suggesting recently that peace in Israel/Palestine is a real prospect in the not-so-distant future. Am Johal, now back in Canada, reflects on how tense the situation is in Hebron, and measures the problems there against those of the whole of Israel/Palestine.
"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations."
Bernard Lewis, What Went Wrong: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East, Perennial (HarperCollins), 2003, ISBN 0-6-051605-4, PB, pp.186
Bernard Lewis argues that Islamic fundamentalism (thus terrorism) is a result of the failure of Islam to produce modern societies and nation states, and the best prescription for the