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 get the wheat planted today, we would not have had crops this year,” says … Read more Waterless in Gaza
This post by Max Ajl via adbusters; more info can be found here and here. Swiss Free Gaza Action on December 27 The Gaza Freedom March (GFM) was conceived as a massive nonviolent mobilization to end the suffocating siege of the Gaza strip. It was to have seen 1,400 internationals from over 40 countries, including France, the United States, England, Germany, Canada, South Africa, Venezuela, the Philippines and Japan, … Read more Gaza Freedom March Blocked in Cairo
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