Uri Avnery November 24, 2012 THE MANTRA of this round was Once And For All. “We must put an end to this (the rockets, Hamas, the Palestinians, the Arabs?) Once and For All!” – this cry from the heart was heard dozens of times daily on TV from the harassed inhabitants of Israel’s battered towns [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Gaza'
November 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Gaza Strip, Israel, Man-made Disaster
Gaza repeats & repeats. Déjà vu all over again but not funny: murderous hellish inferno. I could scream when I hear American liberals, proud to have voted for Obama & with impeccable anti-war credentials, idiotically repeating the Israeli government’s fascizoid Benjamin Netanyahu’s line that the assaults & bombings are justified because “they fired rockets into Israel.” [...]
January 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Gaza Strip, Palestine, Palestinian people, Uncategorized
Wikileaks: Israelis ‘Intend to Keep the Gazan Economy on the Brink of Collapse’ Posted on 01/05/2011 by Juan The Norwegian newspaper Aftenpost has released a March, 2008, US embassy cable describing the Israeli blockade and siege of Occupied Gaza as an attempt to reduce the society to the lowest possible level of functioning without provoking [...]
August 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Gaza Strip, Human rights, Israel, Middle East, Palestine
Yesterday I was reading the forthcoming translation of Mahmoud Darwish‘s first — 1973 — collection of prose essays on Palestine. This is an extremely moving book, and I will come back to it when it is published in the late fall. In one of the pieces, called “Silence for the Sake of Gaza,” written nearly [...]
June 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Censorship, Freedom of Speech, Gaza Strip, Human rights, Islamic Fundamentalists, Israel, Journalism, Palestine, Uncategorized
The New York Times (the rag they call the “paper of record”) after 48 hours of holding its journalistic guns has come out blazing away… at the people attacked by Israeli commandos on the high seas in a blatant act of piracy, because, the NYT has “discovered” that the Turkish militants involved with the Free [...]
February 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Middle East, Palestine
One of many destroyed water wells in Gaza’s border regions. Via the Electronic Intifada, here is the opening section of a reportage on the situation in the Gaza strip. You can read the full article here. Israel bombs Gaza’s agricultural sector to the brink Eva Bartlett, The Electronic Intifada, 15 February 2010 “If we didn’t [...]
May 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized
Here is a video of Anne Waldman reading at the University at Albany on Thursday, April 30. Unhappily the opening 5 seconds or so were chopped off.
March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Palestine
The sordid details concerning the Gaza massacres are slowly emerging via soldiers & officers of the Israeli army and excellent investigative reporting by concerned Israelis. You can find detailed accounts in Haaretz and an piece by Gideon Levy reprinted in Tikkun. Below, an extract from the testimony of one Israeli soldier from last Friday’s Haaretz account. Aviv: [...]