Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’
Tags: Anti-Semitism, Israel, Jeremy Corbyn, Ken Livingstone, Labour Party, Palestine, Political Zionism, Racism, Zionism
Tags: Documentary, FILM, Gaza, Gaza Crisis, Humanitarian, Israel, Palestine
Killing Gaza is a film chronicle of the extraordinary suffering caused by a military campaign of grossly disproportionate force used against a trapped population.
Tags: Aparteid Wall, Bethlehem, Bethlehem Christmas, Christianity, Christians in Middle East, Christmas, Church of the Nativity, Israel, Israeli Wall, Jewish Revolt, Masada, Middle East, Palestine, Palestinians, religion, Vera Baboun
One doesn’t have to be religious or Christian to appreciate the compelling and magical properties of the Nativity narrative, with all its evocative and timeless images and ideas and everything it evokes.
But anyone expecting to find any of that magic in modern day Bethlehem would be disappointed. Because, as is usually the case, reality is no match for myth or imagination.
Tags: Activism, Antwan, Daniel Dor, Grassroots Activism, Interviews, music, Palestine, Society, Songman, Songwriting, world, World Music
The tradition of musicians writing songs or composing projects centered around issues of social justice, race, prejudice or war, is of course a longstanding one.
Tags: Benjamin Netanyahu, Gaza, ICC Palestine, International Criminal Court, Israel, Mahmoud Abass, NATO War Crimes, Palestine, Palestinian state, Paris Attack, War Crimes, Zionism
A day after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the International Business Times (IBT) had to apologise for an article that linked Israel’s Mossad to the attacks. It’s Editor-in-Chief said the article “should never have been published and we have therefore removed it from our site. The story was beneath our standards and we apologize for this basic lapse in judgement.”
But one has to wonder why, following a barbarous act that has spawned a worldwide defense of freedom of speech and expression and freedom of journalists, an apology was needed.
ISRAEL/PALESTINE Summed Up in One Moment: A Tale of Olive Tree Saplings, ‘Stolen Mares’ and IDF Brutality…Posted: December 12, 2014 in (Politics) CURRENT AFFAIRS
Tags: Gaza, IDF, Israel, Middle East politics, Palestine, Politics, West Bank, Zaid Abu Ein
It can’t have escaped too many people’s attention that the footage of Palestinian Cabinet Minister Zaid Abu Ein’s willful manslaughter at the hands of IDF troops bears something of a resemblance to the NYPD’s manslaughter of Eric Garner, albeit with the two crimes having very different (though equally longstanding and unchanging) contexts.
The bitter irony of Zaid Abu Ein’s death occurring on so-called ‘Human Rights Day’ also adds another layer of resonance to the bitterly shameful incident; a death that, it is clear from the footage, was unprovoked and caused by violence that was utterly, utterly unnecessary.
Tags: Gaza, Malala Yousafzai, Muslim Brotherhood Egypt, Pakistan extremism, Palestine, War in Middle East, War in Syria, West Bank, Yasser Arafat pollonium poisoning