Monthly Archives: August 2010

Was what happened in Palestine “ethnic cleansing”?

On my use of the term “ethnic cleansing” in describing what the Zionist forces did in Palestine in 1948-1949, I received the following message from AM: Two things about the use of the term ethnic cleansing: First, it is an … Continue reading

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Yafa – The Bride of Palestine

It was said that a book would be written in Cairo, published in Beirut and read in Yafa.  For thousands of years, overlooking the Mediterranean, there was a colourful, prosperous, cultured city; Jaffa – Yafa {يافا} in Arabic.  Before 1948, Yafa … Continue reading

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هل ثمّة ما يستطيع عبّاس ونتنياهو الاتّفاق عليه؟

نزولاً عند رغبة بعض الأصدقاء، أقدّم فيما يلي ترجمة المقال الأخير إلى العربيّة: قبل بداية “المفاوضات المباشرة” بين بنيامين نتنياهو ومحمود عبّاس في واشنطن في الثاني من سبتمبر/أيلول 2010، يطرح سؤال ملحّ نفسه:  حتّى لو أرادا الاتّفاق، هل ثمّة ما … Continue reading

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Is there anything on which Abbas and Netanyahu can agree?

Before the “direct negotiations” between Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas start in Washington DC on September 2, 2010, a lingering question persists:  Even if they both wish to agree, is there anything on which Abbas and Netanyahu can agree?  A … Continue reading

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A new Israeli political party to uphold equality above all else

On July 23, 2010 Haaretz published an article by former speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Avraham Burg, in which he called for the establishment of a new Israeli political party that would advance the cause of equal citizenship for all citizens of … Continue reading

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Negotiations… negotiations… negotiations… a tempest in a teapot

International media outlets are making a big hoopla about the anticipated “direct” negotiations that have finally been scheduled to start in less than two weeks in Washington, DC between Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas.  A reasonably informed observer can easily conclude that the facts … Continue reading

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Dr. Lawrence Davidson: A case of decency deficit in Israeli society

In an attempt to understand what motivates a young female Israeli Jewish soldier (Eden Abargil) to post her trophy pictures – posing for a photographer behind the camera as she “guarded” bound and blindfolded Palestinian detainees – Dr. Lawrence Davidson argues … Continue reading

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