The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, expressed her concern today at the announcement by the Israeli Prime Minister that two sites located in the occupied Palestinian territory, the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb, are to be included in a National Heritage Programme. She also expressed concern at the resulting escalation of tension in the area.
At the end of May students from the University of Edinburgh will be making a trip to the West Bank in Palestine. The trip will…
In a ruling touching on the status of the West Bank, the European Union high court said Thursday the disputed area is not part of Israel and Israeli goods made there are subject to EU import duties.
“To shoot an elephant” is an eye witness account from The Gaza Strip. December 27th, 2008, Operation Cast Lead. 21 days shooting elephants. Urgent, insomniac, dirty, shuddering images from the only foreigners who decided and managed to stay embedded inside Gaza strip ambulances, with Palestinian civilians.
A very good video by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East.
What happens when a former Israeli Foreign Minister debates a scholar known as one of the world’s foremost critics of Israeli policy? The answer is not what you may expect…
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees
BISHOP DESMOND TUTU, the South African Nobel Prize winner, described how he saw on his visit to Israel “much like what happened to us black people in South Africa. I have seen the humiliation of the Palestinians at checkpoints and roadblocks, suffering like us when young white police officers prevented us from moving about” (1). Comparisons between apartheid South Africa and Israel/Palestine have often been made, but not always clearly explained. Many factors have made the comparison attractive.
The Secretary-General spoke this morning with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and they discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as well as the situation in the region.
Norman Finkelstein’s new book, “This Time We Went Too Far” Truth and consequences of the Gaza invasion, will be released on the 31st of March,…