Blood on Our Hands

[Image by Carlos Latuff] By Uri Avnery's - Gush Shalom 14/04/07 AT THIS moment, negotiations on a prisoner exchange are in full swing. The term "negotiations" is really inappropriate. "Haggling" seems more fitting. One could also use an uglier expression: "trafficking in human beings". The … [Read more...]

Israel doesn’t want peace

"The moment of truth has arrived, and it has to be said: Israel does not want peace. The arsenal of excuses has run out, and the chorus of Israeli rejection already rings hollow. Until recently, it was still possible to accept the Israeli refrain that "there is no partner" for peace and that "the time isn't … [Read more...]

One Million Blogs for Peace

By the time of writing this, there are over 308 blogs joined together on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War, standing in opposition. By the sixth anniversary, their hope is to have 1,000,000 blogs united in the same purpose. read more | digg story … [Read more...]

Amazing speech by Israeli mother before EU Parliament

Last year I published the speech of Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan*; an Israeli women who lost her daughter to a Palestinian suicide bombing (a must read if you haven't done before. Today I came across another two speeches by the same Israeli mother, which I think are also a must read/listen and watch. Please … [Read more...]

It’s all about OIL

The New York Times has a cool tool which you can search Bush’s SOTU speeches for any word or phrase and visualize how many times it was said since 2001 until 2007. It is interesting enough tool to make a little search and see where do some 'Iraq related' statements stand, especially that I’m talking … [Read more...]

Hurricane Carter

Little bit lengthy, but worth the time. And it is good read for people like, Dawn to learn something about the history of the conflict and the real obstacles for peace! Hurricane Carter by HENRY SIEGMAN - The Nation [from the January 22, 2007 issue] Former President Jimmy Carter's new book, … [Read more...]

The Problem with Israel

This is very long article, if you don't have the time to read it now, save it for other time as it is a "must read"! The Problem with Israel By Jeff Halper Thursday, November 23, 2006 Let's be honest (for once): The problem in the Middle East is not the Palestinian people, not Hamas, not the Arabs, … [Read more...]

Is Bethlehem Dying? A NYT Ad!

The Council for the National Interest Foundation is leading campaign to tell the Bethlehem Story in a Christmas Eve New York Times Ad: CNI president wrote: Over the weekend we received nearly one hundred generous donations and much excellent feedback on our Christmas Eve New York Times advertisement … [Read more...]

Did you know?

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Did you know that police in spying on Americans and beating the crap out of people? Here is a video taken by police themselves: Did you know that in some of the harshest language he has used to date, former President Jimmy Carter called Israeli "domination" over Palestinians "atrocious" in an … [Read more...]

Did you know?

Did you know that Israel didn't allow Palestinian football team to travel to Asian Cup match? Ironically, even though this Reuters' story was distributed through the wires on Nov. 11th, four days later, FOX Sports was taken by surprise that the Palestinian team was a "no-show." Did you know that Israeli … [Read more...]

How to say ‘NO’ to peace?

(Ben Heine © Cartoons) So, who can volunteer to tell the Israeli nation that their "top ranked elected terrorist" (a.k.a. Olmert) don't want peace with Palestinians? The humble man announced that he remained attached to the internationally-backed "roadmap to peace" based on Bush's vision of a Palestinian … [Read more...]

Education or mind infection?

If you do not read anything else today, read the speech by Nurit, an Israeli women who lost her daughter to a Palestinian suicide bombing. I came to know that all in the audience, Christians, Muslims, and Jews literally cried. Read it and judge for yourself. Education or mind infection? By Nurit … [Read more...]

Time to talk peace

Dear friends, First, to my Jewish friends, Shana Tova, and to my Muslim friends, Ramadan Mubarak. It is rather unique that these two events started on the same day this year. So let us hope this is a sign for better days ahead, albeit the world has nearly forgotten how Ramadan would reflect on the … [Read more...]

I hate you, my ENEMY!

My enemy's enemy is my friend. We have a saying in Arabic that says: "My brother and I against our cousin, and my cousin and I against the foreigner stranger." This means that despite any misunderstanding or conflict between myself and my brother; when our cousin attack us, we (myself and my brother) unit … [Read more...]

Palestine is still the Issue

In the special report John Pilger returns to the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza where he filmed a documentary with the same title, about the same issues, in 1974. He finds the basic problems unchanged: a desperate, destitute people whose homeland is illegally occupied by the world's fourth … [Read more...]

Evangelical Blindness on Lebanon

"Of course, I will be accused of being an anti-Semite because of such words. But I will just shrug and sneer at that accusation and say: "What makes you a Semite anyway?" Having just read the holocaust account of Elie Wiesel's Night with tears and deep empathy, having Jewish relatives on my Swiss mother's … [Read more...]

Jewish Voice for Peace

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Jewish Voice for Peace has created some good posters. Please download them and mass copy. Post and distribute in public places. Place them on windshields of cars at churches and synagogues. Post them in the your local library and mall. Ask your storekeepers to post them on the door of their stores. … [Read more...]

Blood Borders

Alright, so U.S. doesn’t want the war to stop. These guys have nothing to lose; it’s only Arab and Israeli who will pay the price for the American Empire. Well, maybe more that Arab and Israeli. Nothing new here, but in fact today news reminded me of "Blood borders - How a better Middle East would look," … [Read more...]

I accuse you !

“I, Tsilli Goldenberg, Israeli citizen Accuse you - Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of Israel, Amir Peretz, Minister of Defense, Dan Halutz Head of Staff Chief Commander of the Israeli Army, of committing this bestial barbaric slaughter in Lebanon. I accuse you of committing Crimes against Humanity towards … [Read more...]

Eve of Destruction

Hey your blog is extremely powerful and helpful! If course beyond sad! I used the pictures you had on there for a video pod of a song I rewrote and played yesterday! I hope to create a dialogue through music. as for the mid east, so many Americans are being mislead through years of propaganda. As, an … [Read more...]

They are Saying ‘Thank You!’

Will you keep your words? Here is a campaign that just started after Arab foreign ministers for the first time admitted to the failure of the Middle East Peace Process. They say thank you to the man who said it to the world and help push the issue forward. Join What would be … [Read more...]

Listen, World!

The Palestinian sisters, mothers, wives and daughters of Palestinian prisoners are all saying: What can go worse than what we went through? NOTHING! They want to shoot us? They already did... They will occupy the land? It is already occupied... They will cut our food and water supply? We are … [Read more...]

Israel is submitting!

Today Haaretz report: Army would free prisoners without 'blood on their hands' in exchange for soldier. IMHO, this is nothing more than a trial balloon, a statement that somebody in the IOF wants a way to step back from the brink. Lets look closely at the specific conditions and on certain types of … [Read more...]

New Roadmap: The Italian-Japanese Version

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Guess what could bring Italy, Japan, and the infamous (a.k.a. Bush) Palestinian/Israeli Roadmap, together? It is a full-page advertising about an (expensive) car by isuzu appeared in "Il Piccolo" (newspaper from Trieste, italy), on 16 may 2006 pag 22. Can't find trace of this image in online … [Read more...]

In remembrance of those living dead, called refugees

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After 58 years of this man-made Catastrophe called Nakba, more than half of Israelis want their gov't to "help" Palestinians emigrate out. As if Palestinian didn't have enough, majority of the Israelis want us to go out, yet, we are asked to make peace with Israelis. The question is, which Israelis? The … [Read more...]