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The Nation: Israel Is Throwing a 75th Birthday Party. Palestinians Have Little to Celebrate.

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By Rashid Khalidi. While Israelis hail the 75th anniversary of their country’s founding, Palestinians are preparing to mark 75 years of brutal oppression. The coming month witnesses two very different, albeit intimately linked, 75th anniversaries. This May, Palestinians will solemnly commemorate the Nakba, the catastrophe that befell their society…

The New Arab: Israeli protests seek to uphold the settler colonial status quo, Palestinian resistance is the means of liberation

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By Tara Alami. The anti-government Israeli protests that have taken place over the last months highlight an unravelling of contradictions within the Zionist project. But ultimately, they seek to continue flying the colonial flag, writes Tara Alami. During the past several years, Zionist settlers have periodically organised protests against…

Israeli forces kill trio of Palestinian gunmen

A group of Israeli troops killed three Palestinian gunmen on Sunday after the latter opened fire on the soldiers, military officials said. The Palestinian health ministry confirmed that the three people were killed near the city of Nablus, though additional details were not provided. The deaths come as violence between Israeli and Palestinian forces reachesContinue reading “Israeli forces kill trio of Palestinian gunmen” Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-Iran Treaty – A Flash for “Better Times”?

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By Ondřej Krátký. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (hereafter KSA) has concluded an agreement with Iran, which, according to a joint statement, should mean the end of hostilities between the two states. Since it happened with the significant contribution of China, it is tempting to interpret the whole thing…

The New Arab: Israel’s Knesset votes to extend ‘racist’ citizenship law, banning Palestinian family unification

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By The New Arab staff. Israel’s parliament voted on Sunday to extend a citizenship law which bars Palestinians who marry Israelis from attaining a resident status in the country.? The law – which has been slammed as “racist” and a “love ban” – effectively bans the unification of Palestinian…

The Jordan Times: Real journalism asks tough questions

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By James J. Zogby. Too often both the Israeli and Arab press fail miserably in reporting on violent acts in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Aspects of the recent press coverage of murderous assaults by Israeli forces into Palestinian-populated areas and deadly Palestinian attacks against Israelis have been particularly upsetting. For…

Mondoweiss: The Palestinian Authority is a figleaf for Israeli apartheid. Disband it.

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By Tom Suarez. At this point in history, the Palestinian Authority serves only to empower the two-state ruse until Zionism has achieved its singular, century-old goal: a race state in all of historic Palestine. Three decades ago, the Palestinian Authority, advertised as a five-year interim body that would give…

2023 Wednesday morning briefing January 04

January 4, 2023 By Natasha Frost Writer, Briefings Good morning. We’re covering the high price for Ukraine of responding to Russia’s drone attacks, and a provocative visit by a new Israeli minister. Ukraine has begun using searchlights to spot drones. Gleb Garanich/Reuters The costs of Ukraine’s defense Over the New Year’s weekend, Russia sent aboutContinue reading “2023 Wednesday morning briefing January 04”

AGSIW: Palestine Activism in the World Cup

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By Dana El Kurd and Maryam AlHajri. Actions of fans at the World Cup have brought world attention to the issue of Palestine, a result both of activism in Qatar in the run-up to the tournament and a lack of popular enthusiasm in the region to normalizing relations with…