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...]

For Your Action:

Action: The House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday, May 9 on HR4681, the so-called "Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006". This bill imposes draconian economic and diplomatic sanctions against the Palestinian people for exercising their democratic rights. TAKE ACTION Monday! Call your … [Read more...]

Rachel’s Words

Why are people afraid of Rachel Corrie's words? Rachel Corrie was 23 years old when she was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer on March 16, 2003. She was working with others trying to protect the home of a Palestinian pharmacist from demolition in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Palestine. “My Name is Rachel … [Read more...]

We all boil at different degrees

Everyday, I come across a new news article, TV show or even a comment left here or there that accuses Muslims of being followers of a religion which encourage violence, killing and intolerance. Most of the time I don't blame the writers of these articles because it shows how ignorant they are about Islam. It … [Read more...]

A War of Religions? God Forbid!

With all the religiophobia going around, specially when it comes to Palestinian issue, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, following article by Uri Avnery is a must read. A War of Religions? God Forbid! Uri Avnery, 19.2.06 ONE OF our former Chiefs-of-Staff, the late Rafael ("Raful") Eytan, who was not the … [Read more...]

The proposal to put hungry people on a diet!

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As the Hamas team laughs By Gideon Levy The Hamas team had not laughed so much in a long time. The team, headed by the prime minister's advisor Dov Weissglas and including the Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, the director of the Shin Bet and senior generals and officials, convened for a discussion … [Read more...]

Israel lobbies against “Palestine” tag at Oscars

Israeli and U.S. diplomats and Jewish groups are lobbying organisers of next month's Academy Awards not to present a nominated film (Paradise Now) about Palestinian bombers as coming from Palestine, an Israeli newspaper reports. While the tag remains on the academy's Web site, the diplomat, speaking on … [Read more...]

Do we hate Denmark?

Jan from Denmark asked: 1. Is there anything that can be said or done at this point about the story of the infamous cartoons, which might make the muslims of the works pause, think and perhaps have second thoughts about their personal reaction to the whole issue? 2. Why is it that the Muslims of the … [Read more...]

Burning Butter!

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This article first appeared on Global Voices. The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Arabic-language blogsphere. The selected posts reflect different deviations in opinions and reactions related to the infamous Danish Cartoons. Dalya Younis of Geraldine Kingdom blog … [Read more...]

Call to End World War – Final

First, let’s read the news in the last few days again: The drawings have touched a raw nerve in part because Islamic law is interpreted to forbid any depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. Indonesian Muslims went on a rampage inside the lobby of a Jakarta building housing the Danish embassy on Friday in … [Read more...]

Introducing Hamas – the new Likud?

What can Hamas do to win the next challenge? IMHO, if they decide to make real compromises, it will be much easier for Palestinians to swallow, just as Sharon's credibility allowed him to pull out from Gaza; and just like what the Likud Party did when they toke control in 70’s of last century. But; Hamas … [Read more...]

Hoder Fatwa?! (a.k.a. My Zionist Friend)

It's not going to be long before we hear another fatwa, well; we never fall short of them, did we? This time, I'm sure it will be titled; "Kill Hoder The Kafer". But who is Hoder, and why this fatwa? Hoder is an Iranian blogger (based in Canada) which I meet in London during last GVO meeting. He is also … [Read more...]

Imagine Life as a Palestinian!

Imagine Life, a member of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, announced that several of their Public Service Announcements (PSA's) were aired on television stations in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland on January 10th and January 11th. I've seen a copy of the 1-minute ads and found them to … [Read more...]