Below, the opening paragraphs of Ellen Cantarow’s Counterpunch article; you can read the full version here. December 15, 2009 Heroism in a Vanishing Landscape Resistance in Bethlehem’s Villages By ELLEN CANTAROW Christmas is coming. My e-mail has returned at least one plea to help Bethlehem – Christ’s birthplace crucified by Israel’s segregation wall; 25 foot-high concrete punctuated by militarized watch towers surrounds the entire town. PEACE BE WITH YOU … Read more Cantarow: Resistance in Bethlehem's Villages
With our political eyes and ears on Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech and the notion of a “just” and/or necessary “war,” it seems a good moment to bring back to mind another pseudo non-war situation and reflect on the general US-held belief that Israel is a “peace-loving” nation fighting “murderous terrorists,” aka the Palestinians. As Obama said to justify US intervention in Afghanistan: “The belief that peace is … Read more Another EU policy statement will not stop Israel's colonization
This pictures are from a show currently running at the London Saatchi Geallery under the rather banal title UNVEILED: NEW ART FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. You can check out other artists & more pictures here.
From the Radius of Arab American Writers… RAWI, the Radius of Arab American Writers, condemns in the strongestpossible terms the ongoing Israeli slaughter of Palestinians in theoccupied Gaza Strip. Various news agencies around the world havereported the terrible impact of Israel’s military aggression in Gaza,which has resulted in nearly 400 Palestinian deaths, the majority ofthem children and civilians. A particularly gruesome illustration of Israel’s brutality can be foundin its … Read more RAWI Condemns Israel's Aggression in Gaza