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If you (or I) were Palestinian
1.2.2009

By Yossi Sarid This week I spoke with my students about the Gaza war, in the context of a class on national security. One student, who had expressed rather conservative, accepted opinions - that is opinions tending slightly to the right - succeeded in surprising me. Without any provocation ...

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Rights group Amnesty International says U.S. response to Gaza 'lopsided'
1.2.2009

By Reuters Human rights group Amnesty International on Friday accused the United States of having a "lopsided" response to the crisis in Gaza and told the top U.S. diplomat to press all sides to reach an immediate cease-fire. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Amne...

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Red Cross: Israel breaking int'l law, letting children starve in Gaza
1.8.2009

By Reuters The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday accused Israel of delaying ambulance access to the Gaza Strip and demanded it grant safe access for Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances to return to evacuate more wounded. Relief workers said they found four starving children sit...

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UN: IDF officers admitted Gaza school shelling was by mistake
1.8.2009

By Barak Ravid and Akiva Eldar, Haaretz Correspondent. The United Nations is claiming Israeli military officers have admitted the tank firing on the UNRWA school in Gaza, in which dozens of Palestinians were killed, was an error. In addition, UNRWA Thursday announced it will cease activities in t...

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International Community Rips Israel Over Gaza
1.2.2009

By The Daily Star Leaders around the world condemned Israel's attacks on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip over the weekend, calling on both sides to end the recent escalation in violence. EU president Slovenia said on Sunday that Israel's attacks were disproportionate and violated international law...

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When the Roadmap is a One Way Street - Israel's Strategy for Permanent Occupation
3.5.2008

By Jeff Halper One may well think that the struggle inside the Jewish community of Israel is between those of the political right, who want to maintain the settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank so as to "redeem" the Greater Land of Israel as a Jewish country, and those of the l...

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Recognizing Israel's Past Record and Current Policy
7.12.2007

By Michael Jansen, Source: The Jordan Times, 12 July. 2007 Theodor Herzl, the founding father of the Jewish state, was not deceived by the Zionist slogan which held that Palestine was a land without people for a people without a land. He was well aware that the land the Zionists coveted had a...

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And now, a fetus
7.13.2007

By Gideon Levy For Haaretz (Sunday, May 20th) Memorial posters decorate the walls of the Rafidiya government hospital in Nablus, covering earlier posters of countless young people who have been killed. But this poster is like nothing we have seen before: a fetus covered in its own blood, its tiny...

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U.N. Rights Envoy Likens Israeli Actions to Apartheid
3.22.2007

By Richard Waddington Geneva - A United Nations human rights envoy on Thursday likened Israeli treatment of Palestinians in occupied territory to apartheid, and said its settlement policy amounted to colonialism. South African lawyer John Dugard warned Western states they would never rally suppor...

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UN: Israel must stop discrimination against Arabs, Palestinians
3.9.2007

By Reuters The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said Israel's security measures to ward off suicide bombings and other attacks must be re-calibrated to avoid discrimination against Arab Israelis or Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied lands such as the West Bank. The com...

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Carter stands firm on apartheid accusations against Israel
3.9.2007

By The Associated Press Despite the storm it ignited, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter held fast on Thursday to his accusation that Israel oppresses the Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza and seeks to colonize their land. Speaking at The George Washington University to a polite but mostly cr...

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The Israeli Democracy
3.8.2007

By Dr. Azmi Bishara* Israeli politics is regulated by democratic principles based on Zionist ideological tenets. The most important of these tenets are: The jewishness of the state, Aliya or the absorption of Diaspora Jews and Israeli citizenship based on such values as military service, settlement...

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