Posts Tagged ‘apartheid’

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The proposed end to Israeli occupation of the West Bank is a NATO occupation of 40,000 troops.

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An estimated 9,000 Palestinians kidnapped to Israeli jails every year. Up to 700 minors were among those detained last year. More than 270 Palestinian children are currently held captive in Israeli prisons. Those who have been released share claims of having been tortured during captivity. More than 20% of patients at Palestine’s only torture victim center are indeed children as post-traumatic stress disorder soars among the demographic. Nour Odeh reports at Al Jazeera English from Ramallah in the occupied West Bank (2:23):

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A great biography on my former adviser at DePaul University, Professor Norman Finkelstein, in whom I take great pride and to whom I extend endless gratitude for the ways he has changed my life and continues to plant seeds to make me a better man as time moves on.

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Prof. Chomsky delivers the 5th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Columbia University School for International Affairs for the Heyman Center for the Humanities. After paying homage to Edward Said stressing imperialism as central to our culture, Prof. Chomsky builds his case with telling quotes of American leaders rationalizing and denying genocide of indigenous ‘new worlders’ through U.S. terrorism in Latin America—Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia—and the Middle East (1:03:46):

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Historian and writer Tariq Ali and Professor Noam Chomsky speak in London 29 October 2009 on U.S. hypocrisy toward Iran,  U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the U.S. role as Israel’s enabler and ‘mafia godfather’, Palestinian leadership’s ‘collaboration’ with the U.S. and Israel against a ‘solution’, international law, the hopes for peace in the near future and the double game the Obama Administration plays with its rhetoric and contrary actions. Mr. Ali begins speaking around the 7:00 mark, Prof Chomsky around the 21:00 mark and a Q&A follows where he suggests a “no-state solution” as “the best solution for the whole world”. (1:57:40):

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“Inside Story” at  al Jazeera’s program, “Palestine Water Shortage”: “We discuss the effect of Israel cutting water to Palestine and the political impact in the possible peace process in the region.” (24:12):

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“Troubled Waters—Palestinians Denied Fair Access to Water”, an  Amnesty International report released Tuesday, finds the Israeli government’s water restrictions to Palestinians were discriminatory. Since its occupation of the West Bank in 1967, the government has expanded settlements to monopolize the water supply and has continues to maintain a blockade on the Gaza Strip for a third year. “Adding to an already dire situation, Israel’s war on Gaza early this year left water reservoirs, wells, sewage networks and pumping stations severely damaged,” al Jazeera reports (2:57):


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al Jazeera‘s “Inside Story” takes a look at where the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas is now, where it can go, and the Feb. 10th elections in Israel. (more…)

Israel daily publication Ha’aretz uncovers a secret Israeli database revealing Israel’s intent to deport/forcibly transfer Palestinians using the threat of extreme force. (more…)