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...]

EU Report on East Jerusalem

Dismayed by the refusal of EU to publish their own Ramallah and East Jerusalem Heads of Mission findings regarding Israeli state actions towards non Jewish residents of East Jerusalem, Jewish and other peace groups and Palestinian Solidarity campaigns around Europe have decided they must take matters into … [Read more...]

Posters that says it all

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The first is an impressionable painting entitled “The Flutes and the Walls of Israel”, created by the Italian artist Giuliano Giuggiolo, copies of this painting feature the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign. You can find more here and here! The second … [Read more...]

Building Bridges

"What I'm doing is buying 250 video cameras and players and dividing them up, giving 125 of them to Palestinian children, 125 to Israeli kids, so they can make movies about their own lives. Not dramas, just little documentaries about who they are and what they believe in, who their parents are, where they go … [Read more...]

Should we?

The Palestinian/Israeli walk and talk was more than emotional conversation, was more than difficult and cathartic. Maybe there were few tears that night, but to me, tonight is my third sleepless night because of that talk. Where are we going? What are we doing? And why are we doing that? Palestinians … [Read more...]