Posts Tagged ‘Fatah’

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Despite international law, basic morality and international wink-wink rhetoric to the contrary, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has approved the construction of 25 new housing units in an Israeli occupied West Bank settlement.

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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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The U.S.-Israel-Egypt blockade forced on Gazans has turned it into—what AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton calls—“a prison by the sea”. This documentary for al Jazeera (AJE), Locked In: Life in Gaza by George Azar and Mariam Shahin, looks into the everyday life of Munzer al-Dayyeh, a 40-year-old mechanic supporting a family of eight children in the Gaza Strip. “It’s like we are orphaned,” he says.

Part One (12:06):

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Bush Administration considered breaking the Posse Comitatus Act in 2001 to have the military arrest people on U.S. soil; U.S. admits it has no evidence to supporting holding teenager at Gitmo; India launches nuclear sub; U.S.-allied refugees labeled “terrorists”; Police sodomize man with taser; and more… (more…)

Prof. Noam Chomsky’s extended response to Obama’s Cairo Speech: Palestine-Israel, U.S. presence in the Middle East, U.S. rejectionism, and the Newspeak cover for no change in the U.S. quest for ‘global dominance’. (more…)

In 2002, then-president George W. Bush (like his father and many other presidents) tossed ‘brave rhetoric’ around while signing checks to Israel. His rhetoric was as fresh and promising as President Obama’s this week in Cairo,  in that it wasn’t. (more…)

IPS: Under international law, including various UN Security Council resolutions, the settlements are built illegally on Palestinian land. Nevertheless Israeli settlement building on the West Bank has accelerated at an unprecedented rate in the last few years. (more…)

India national magazine Frontline interviews Prof. Chomsky on the post-Gaza situation in Palestine-Israel and the region. (more…)

Summary of Peace Now’s special report “New Land Seizure Orders Issued During the Gaza Operation” [.pdf]. (more…)

Interview with Prof. Chomsky on the Newspeak and effects of Israel’s elections, the US stance on Palestine-Israel under Obama as ‘continuity’, and activism. (more…)

al Jazzera’s “Empire” senior political analyst Marwan Bishara and his guests explore the deep relationship between Israel and the US — Israel’s primary military supplier — days after Obama taps co-founder of AIPAC lobby for administration, Amnesty Int’l calls for an arms embargo on Israel and Israel expands its illegal occupation of East Jersusalem. (more…)

DN! interviews Palestinian lawmaker/activist Dr. Mustafa Barghouti and Ben-Guiron University Prof. Neve Gordon to analyze Israel’s election results, the ‘racist’ shift of Israel  completing its ‘transformation to apartheid’, and the rise of neo-fascist Avigdor Lieberman. (more…)