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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 11:48am

A “Jeopardy!” Contestant Asked, “What Is Palestine?” The Game Show Gave the Wrong Answer.
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Posted: Jun 7, 2018 - 3:08pm


More: Israeli army frames slain medic Razan al-Najjar as "Hamas human shield"
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Posted: Jun 3, 2018 - 8:05am

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Posted: Jun 2, 2018 - 11:20am

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If Palestinians want to make peace, they should say so, it would go a long way to getting there, it's what's missing.
 
That's a rather familiar argument (red herring). It usually doesn't end well for the indigenous, but it does for the settlers/colonists backed by overwhelming firepower.
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Posted: Jun 2, 2018 - 3:01am

If Palestinians want to make peace, they should say so, it would go a long way to getting there, it's what's missing. 
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US vows to veto UNSC proposal to protect Palestinians
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Posted: Mar 31, 2018 - 11:47am

Palestinians hold day of mourning after 773 ‘shot with live ammunition’
At least 15 killed when Israeli soldiers open fire during mass demonstrations in Gaza

Today we recognize Yom-Al Ard or Land Day in Palestine. Land Day is celebrated every year on March 30th in Palestine in remembrance of the annexation of 2 thousand hectares of land by the Israeli government on that day in 1976. In honor of Land Day we want to share the gradual seizure of Palestinian land from Israel from 1917 to today.

UN fails to condemn Israel's use force on unarmed Palestinians
The US blocked a Security Council statement condemning Israel's use of force against protesters at the Gaza border.
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Posted: Mar 7, 2018 - 2:29pm

Israel passes law to strip residency of Jerusalem's Palestinians

The Israeli parliament has passed a law that allows the minister of interior to revoke the residency rights of any Palestinian in Jerusalem on grounds of a "breach of loyalty" to Israel. 

The bill, ratified on Wednesday, will also apply in cases where residency status was obtained on the basis of false information, and in cases where "an individual committed a criminal act" in the view of the interior ministry. 

Under the new measure, Israel's Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, leader of the ultra-Orthodox political party Shas, will be able to strip the residency documents of any Palestinian whom he deems a threat.

Hanan Ashrawi, a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), described the law as "an extremely racist piece of legislation. 

"By unethically stripping the residency of Palestinians from Jerusalem and depriving the rights of those Palestinians to remain in their own city, the Israeli government is acting in defiance of international law and is violating international human rights and humanitarian laws," said Ashrawi, according to a statement published on Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency.

Despite Israel's claims that occupied East Jerusalem is part of its "eternal, undivided" capital, the Palestinians who are born and live there do not hold Israeli citizenship, unlike their Jewish counterparts. 

Palestinians in the city are given "permanent residency" ID cards and temporary Jordanian passports that are only used for travel purposes. They are essentially stateless, stuck in legal limbo - they are not citizens of Israel, nor are they citizens of Jordan or Palestine. (...)

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Posted: Feb 18, 2016 - 10:00am

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The shocking interview with Hassan Al-Laham, who holds the title “mufti of Gaza,” came during a weekly Palestinian Authority TV program on social issues. Explaining that divorce must be a last resort in Islam, Al-Laham laid out the four steps that should come first.

"Allah said: Warn them , and separate from them, and hit them, and bring an arbitrator from his family and an arbitrator from her family," he said.

Al-Laham, whose title makes him the top spiritual leader appointed by the Palestinian Authority, then went into detail about how a husband should hit a wife.

"Not hitting that will bring the police, and break her hand and cause bleeding, or hitting that makes the face ugly," he said.

The hitting should "be like a joke," even reinforcing "the love and friendship" between the couple, he said.

 

The segment was flagged by the nonprofit watchdog Palestinian Media Watch. Director Itamar Marcus noted that the Palestinian Authority, which appointed Al-Laham and is responsible for the television programming which is beamed by satellite throughout the Arab world, is viewed as more moderate than Hamas, the terrorist group that governs Gaza.

 

The only thing I find unusual about this article is the term shocking to describe it and the fact that it is actually against the law there to beat your wife.  I am actually encouraged that they have to hide it.  Believe it or not that is a societal evolution of sort, baby steps ya know.




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Posted: Feb 18, 2016 - 9:34am

Palestinian leader gives wife-beating tips on Gaza TV


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Posted: Feb 10, 2016 - 4:30pm

Israeli Lawmaker Says Palestinian Nation Doesn’t Exist, Because Arabic Doesn't Have 'P'
'What? Did everyone hear this? Are you an idiot?' was one lawmaker's response.

A Likud lawmaker was met with derision in the Knesset plenum, after saying that that there was no such thing as a Palestinian people, since Arabic doesn't have the consonant "P."

"I want to go back to history, what is our place here, about Jerusalem, about Palestine, when like we said, Arabic doesn't even have 'P,' so this loan-word also merits scrutiny," MK Anat Berko said in a Knesset address on Wednesday.

In Arabic, the word for Palestine is pronounced "Falastin."

"What? Did everyone hear this? Are you an idiot?" Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg called out, to which Berko responded: "These are the facts. I'll send it to you, everything's alright."

MK Osama Sa'adi from the Joint Arab List left the plenum in protest after Berko's remarks.

The lawmaker's gaffe was made during a Knesset debate on the Labor's plan for separating from the Palestinians. In the debate, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labor leader Isaac Herzog also traded barbs, with the prime minister mocking Labor for only now "waking up" to reality and recognizing that the two-state solution isn't viable.

In response, Herzog dared Netanyahu to annex the territories. "Let's see what happens then," he said.


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Posted: Apr 1, 2015 - 8:01pm

Palestine formally joins International Criminal Court
Palestinians join The Hague-based International Criminal Court, setting scene for potential legal action against Israel
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Posted: Oct 30, 2014 - 3:26am

Sweden recognises state of Palestine
Sweden becomes first EU member to recognise Palestinian struggle for independent state drawing Israeli anger.
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Posted: Oct 16, 2014 - 6:59pm

Worth a cross-post...

Intro by Amy Goodman
Chomsky at 7:36
Q&A at 38:14
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Posted: Aug 30, 2014 - 3:53pm

 RichardPrins wrote:  Another example of "meet the new boss, same as the old boss".  Too bad, especially coming from her.


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Posted: Aug 30, 2014 - 3:22pm

Elizabeth Warren Finally Speaks on Israel/Gaza, Sounds Like Netanyahu - The Intercept/Greenwald
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