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

  • There is no time or need for despair

    Posted in Anti-Apartheid, Apartheid, Human Rights, Human Spirit, Israel, Palestine by ed~ on April 2, 2015

    Gaza: la guerre perdue d’Israël contre les enfants palestiniens

    Posted in Children in war, Gaza, Humanity, Israel, Occupation, Palestine by ed~ on July 19, 2014

    par Khaled Satour

    Je lisais, ces derniers temps, alors que l’armée israélienne massacrait à Gaza, les « Chroniques de la tristesse ordinaire » (Yawmiyât el huzn el ‘âdî) de Mahmoud Darwiche. Il y rapporte le récit d’un soldat israélien entrant avec son unité dans un village de Cisjordanie et apercevant une fillette dont le regard « lui a fait l’effet d’un tremblement de terre ». « D’où lui est venue la mémoire, s’est demandé le soldat, et qui lui a appris qu’elle avait une patrie ? ». Et Darwiche d’expliquer que ce soldat a alors pris conscience pour la première fois qu’il était un occupant et qu’il ne serait jamais là chez lui.

    J’ai lu ce texte alors même que les médias allongeaient sans fin, heure après heure, la liste des enfants de Gaza déchiquetés par les tirs israéliens souvent par groupes de trois, de quatre, de cinq… Et les chiffres sont aujourd’hui effrayants : au total, sur 1314 Palestiniens massacrés, 412 sont des enfants, le tiers ! Auxquels il faut ajouter 1855 enfants blessés plus ou moins grièvement, plus ou moins irrémédiablement.

    Une telle proportion est effarante. Et je me suis demandé si on devait se contenter de considérer ce massacre d’enfants comme un crime de guerre, si massif soit-il, s’il ne fallait pas plutôt y voir, dans la guerre menée contre Gaza, une guerre spécifique, par elle-même criminelle, faite aux enfants de Palestine. Une guerre dans la guerre, en somme, contre un ennemi d’Israël que nous ne soupçonnions pas : le regard des enfants palestiniens.Source

    Our Country is a Graveyard

    Posted in Barbarity, Gaza, Israel by ed~ on July 14, 2014

    by Mahmud Darwish

    Gentlemen, you have transformed
    our country into a graveyard
    You have planted bullets in our heads,
    and organized massacres
    Gentlemen, nothing passes like that
    without account
    All that you have done
    to our people is
    registered in notebooks

    [Translated by As’ad Abukhalil]

    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.

    April 5: Today is Palestinian Child Day

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

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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


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