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Palestinian Reconciliation, Netanyahu's Rejectionism, and American Drift

(6) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 2:17 PM

The recent Hamas-PLO agreement is long overdue and either terribly misunderstood or willfully misrepresented by Israeli and American politicians. The PLO-Hamas deal is about bringing back democracy for Palestinians. That is a goal Americans and Israelis alike should support. Instead, they have grown accustomed to pointing out Palestinian flaws while...

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Israeli Denial and the Nakba

(43) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 12:29 PM

The personal accounts of Palestine's most painful point in history, which Palestinians have been recounting for 65 years, have been confirmed time and again by UN reports, resolutions, historians and military archives. The Nakba, our catastrophe and dispossession in 1948, cannot be denied. In order to achieve peace, it is...

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An Open Letter to UC Berkeley Students -- Passing the Israel Divestment Bill

(210) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 6:20 PM

Dear Berkeley students and the ASUC Senate:

I commend the effort of the wide coalition at Berkeley to pass the Bill in Support of UC Divestment from War Crimes. American students can play a powerful role in Palestinian liberation by supporting divestment from companies that enable the Israeli military occupation...

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The Return of Benjamin Netanyahu

(37) Comments | Posted February 26, 2009 | 5:26 PM

The return of Benjamin Netanyahu of the right-wing Likud party does not bode well for the prospects for a comprehensive and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. Throughout his campaign, the cornerstone of Netanyahu's policy toward the 'Palestinian Question' suggests an intention to deepen the conflict rather than solve it....
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Palestine's Guernica and the Myths of Israeli Victimhood

(964) Comments | Posted December 29, 2008 | 12:06 PM

This is a guest post written by Mustafa Barghouthi, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative. Barghouti is a former secular candidate for President of Palestine and has been a strong advocate of non-violent responses to Israeli occupation. Barghouti is thought by many to be a leading contender in the...

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