Area C

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Israel exercises total control over Area C, which forms 61 percent of the land of the West Bank. Under the Oslo Accords (the 1993 interim agreement between Israel and the PLO), the West Bank was divided into three Areas, A, B and C, which were put under different jurisdictions. Within these parcels … [Read more...]

Peace between unequal parties

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By Andrew J. Bacevich - Sabbah Report § THE COLLAPSE of Secretary of State John Kerry's effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has provoked much handwringing. A recurring theme is this: Given that the deal's basic terms are known to all, why can't the parties involved just sign and have done … [Read more...]

Falk on Israel: It’s apartheid

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The conclusions of the report of the UN special rapporteur on Palestine, deeming Israel an apartheid state, alone should force a rethinking of "peace talks" By Ludwig Watzal - Sabbah Report § The outgoing UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since … [Read more...]

Israel’s Stolen Nuclear Materials: Why it Still Matters

Israel’s Stolen Nuclear Materials

Once again revelations concerning the genesis of Israel's undeclared nuclear weapons program are attracting notice. By Marsha B. Cohen - Sabbah report § Two nuclear experts, Victor Gilinsky and Roger J. Mattson, have again raised questions as to how Israel might have acquired the nuclear materials … [Read more...]

Gaza Writes Back

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Yousef Aljamal discusses Omar X, a story about the death of his brother, featured in a collection of short stories by Gazan writers Transcript YOUSEF ALJAMAL, WRITER, BLOGGER, AND TRANSLATOR: "Omar X". The night was silent. The moon hid behind some summer clouds. His smile revealed his young … [Read more...]

The Zionist Lobby Under Fire in Oz

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The Prime Minister Held Captive By Brian Mckinlay* - Sabbah Report § Australians have been witness to a remarkable conflict in recent days in which their former Foreign Minister Bob Carr denounced the Jewish Lobby and his former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, over the whole series of questions re … [Read more...]

The Crisis of Liberal Zionism

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What It Portends By Andrew Levine* - Sabbah Report § For as long as the word has been used to describe a type of political theory and practice, philosophers have been quibbling over precisely what liberalism is. As one would expect after more than two hundred years, suggestions abound. However there … [Read more...]

BBC misreports John Kerry on talks failure

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For once, US Secretary of State John Kerry was not mincing his words when he blamed Israel for the breakdown of talks with the Palestinians. But you would not have known this if you were following the story from the BBC News website. By Nureddin Sabir - Editor, Redress Information & … [Read more...]

Criminalizing Criticism of Israel in Canada

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Bill C-13, A "Digital Trojan Horse for the Surveillance State" By Michael Keefer * § Sabbah Report § The international campaign calling for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, as a peaceful means of persuading that state to abandon its systematic violations of international law … [Read more...]

Journey into an Invisible war in Occupied Palestine

Journey into an Invisible war

A filmmaker travels through the West Bank exploring the relationship between Palestinians and Israeli settlers. "We recognise that the Palestinian state must be big enough to be viable, to be independent, to be prosperous. We will be generous," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. But … [Read more...]

Netanyahu’s Silicon Valley Visit A Lost Opportunity

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By Sam Jadallah* - Sabbah Report § Silicon Valley, to my mind, is about equality, empowerment and equal access. Consequently, it's been very disturbing to see technology companies such as Apple and WhatsApp meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while disregarding that his country treats … [Read more...]

Pappe: Israel have to change, otherwise will pay a price

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Ilan Pappe, an Israeli citizen born in Haifa to German-Jewish parents who had fled the Nazis, became a teacher, author and strong critic of Zionism which he saw evolve from a desire for a safe haven for Jews into a system of racial intolerance toward the human rights of Palestinians. Sabbah Report § … [Read more...]

The way ahead: taking Israel to the ICC

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By Ruth Tenne* - Sabbah Report § The stalled “peace” negotiation with Israel seems to suggest that the only viable option left for the Palestinian nation is to take Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Indeed, the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, said recently that “the Palestinians … [Read more...]

‘Boycott Israel’ mobile app in final stages

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The Boycott Israel movement is developing a smart-phone application that will allow followers to avoid Israeli products. The campaign for Palestinian rights continues to gather momentum, despite Israeli accusations of anti-Semitism. Update: Follow the BDS app project here: http://bdsapp.org/ By SR … [Read more...]

Close the EU to Israeli settlement products

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This week, a legal report was presented in Brussels that concluded that international law indeed obliges the E.U. to prohibit all imports into the EU from the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. By Willem-Gert Aldershoff and Michel Waelbroeck - Sabbah Report § In July 2013, the … [Read more...]

Abdel Karim – the boy from Gaza who never smiles

Abdel Karim - the boy from Gaza who never smiles

By Jonathan Miller (Foreign Affairs Correspondent - Channel 4) - Sabbah Report Three-year-old Abdel Karim suffered a relapse after treatment of his brain tumour was delayed by Israeli authorities, who suspect his Gaza family of involvement in clashes with Israeli forces. I saw three-and-a-half year-old … [Read more...]

Interview: Ilan Pappe on academic freedom in Israel and BDS

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By Alex Shams - Sabbah Report Ilan Pappe is an Israeli historian and political activist. Much of Pappe's academic work has focused on the 1948 expulsion of 700,000-800,000 Palestinians from their homes in what became the State of Israel. He recently announced that he would begin translating his book … [Read more...]

Besieging health services in Gaza: a profitable business

Destroyed Red Crescent ambulance outside the bombed Red Crescent storage and administrative buildings in Tel el Howa, near al Quds hospital, Gaza City.

Corporate Watch's new briefing exposes how the Israeli economy profits from the siege of health services in Gaza and highlights calls from Palestinian health workers to boycott Israeli pharmaceutical companies. Read the briefing online | Download a PDF of the briefing Overview The Israeli siege of … [Read more...]