Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation

Posted in Humanity, Israel, Occupation, Palestine by ed~ on June 7, 2010
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What killed the two-state solution?

“The international community stood by and patted themselves on the back while Israel expanded the settlements and instituted a system of racial separation with exclusive rights for Jews. And this was called the peace process. Case closed. The question becomes not whether the two-state solution was ever possible, but whether it was ever preferable.” - Adam Horowitz

The Occupation in a nutshell

See also:

  • Can the Two-State Solution Be Salvaged?
  • The Growing Belief in a One-State Solution
  • Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution
  • The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the endgame
  • Israel: The Alternative
  • The Inevitable Bi-national Regime[A critical evaluation of that thesis]
  • A Palestinian State Has Become Impossible

    and …

  • Israeli Occupation filmed by 100 Palestinian Cameras
  • Professor John Mearsheimer on the inevitability of the One State Solution
  • Professor Saree Makdisi on Beyond Two States

    “Many people on both sides recognize that the two-state outcome may not be as viable as it once was. [...] We have to begin to think of creative ways to live together.”Ahmed Moor

  • April 5: Today is Palestinian Child Day

    Posted in Children in war, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine by ed~ on April 5, 2012

    Related material:

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  • Norman Finkelstein: No more Israel bashing

    Posted in Israel, Palestine by ed~ on April 5, 2012

    Haaretz‘s Natasha Mozgovaya reporting:

    It’s not that he’s changed his mind on the conflict, he just says blaming Israel has become too easy.

    “Nobody really defends Israel anymore,” he said in an interview. “If you go on college campuses, there are some Hillel faithfuls who are bringing an IDF soldier to try to explain that not all IDF soldiers are war criminals. And among the 60 to 100 people in the audience, there are Palestinian supporters who come with tape over their mouth, and when the soldier starts to speak, many people stand up and walk out.

    “They’ve lost the battle for public opinion,” he says. “They claim it’s because American Jews know too little – I claim it’s because they know too much about the conflict, and young liberal Jews have difficulty defending the use of cluster bombs in Lebanon or supporting the Israeli settlements. I was bashing Israel in the past because nobody else was exposing its true record. Many people are doing it now, so I switched hats from a critic of Israel to a diplomat who wants to resolve the conflict. I have not changed, but I think the spectrum has moved.”


    Foul Smell: Treating Gaza’s Wastewater under Israeli Blockade

    Posted in Gaza, Israel, Palestine by ed~ on April 3, 2012

    Land Day: Photos of the day

    Posted in Human Spirit, Israel, Occupation, Palestine, Resilience, RESISTANCE by ed~ on March 30, 2012


    “Two Palestinian boys in Lebanon look south from Beaufort Castle on Land Day” – via Ben Wedeman

    More photos here

    A song for Land Day

    More about Land Day here:
    Why Land Day still matters
    Stop the JNF Campaign

    Land Day on Twitter

    Sharon against Occupation!

    Posted in Colonialism, Dissent, Human Rights, International Law, Israel, Occupation, Palestine by ed~ on March 27, 2012

    Watch Netanyahu’s face: he clearly is pissed.

    Related material here and here.

    The Law In These Parts

    From the Dark Side of the Moon – 17

    Praying for Gaza – March 10, 2012

    This photo shows one of the strongest explosions in Gaza today [via Gaza Youth Break Out]. [Correction: The picture above is from the 2009 attack on Gaza: From @felimmcmahon tweet: "Normally excellent @MaanNewsAgency ran 2009 pic without caption in early report of today's airstrike ..." ... "They often run 'file pic' alert in grey caption box. In fairness, anyone can make a mistake. Lots of ppl tweeting that pic today." --- I'll keep the photo posted though as a reminder of the continuing tragedy that reigns there.]

    Tweets I’m following:

  • Gaza Youth Break Out
  • Anne Paq
  • Eva Bartlett
  • Yousef Munayyer
  • Omar Gaza

    Important material: The Other Half of the Story

    [From the Dark Side of the Moon is a subjective listing of news, analysis & opinion that may not have made front page in North American media. Themes and topics relate to the Middle East, in particular to Palestine.]Previous listings

    The World is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

  • Pensées

    Posted in Human Spirit, Palestine by ed~ on March 9, 2012

    Sur cette terre, il y a ce qui mérite vie :
    l’hésitation d’avril, l’odeur du pain à l’aube,
    les opinions d’une femme sur les hommes, les écrits d’Eschyle,
    le commencement de l’amour, l’herbe sur une pierre,
    des mères debout sur un filet de flûte
    et la peur qu’inspire le souvenir aux conquérants …/…
    - Mahmoud Darwich

    Une Antigone palestinienne

    Code Pink’s anxieties regarding AIPAC

    Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin lists ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous.


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