How to keep the Palestinian cause alive

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By Alan Hart - Sabbah Report § The headline over a presentation by Jews for Justice for Palestinians of the text of a talk given by Norman Finkelstein to a number of British universities in mid-March was The End of Palestine? It’s time to sound an alarm. The purpose of this article is to do just … [Read more...]

Abbas Versus Dahlan – Collaborator Versus Agent

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It is a little appealing to let PA leader Mahmoud Abbas and former Fatah strong man in Gaza Muhammed Dahlan batter each other in public as they have been doing recently. By Khaled Amayreh - Sabbah Report § In the final analysis, both don't belong to the realm of saints, to put it extremely mildly. … [Read more...]

Lessons from Yarmouk

Refugees queue for food parcels in Yarmouk. Photograph: Handout/Reuters

Every decade, another episode of dispossession and loss plays out for Palestinian refugees in troubled host countries. By Yousef Munayyer - Sabbah Report § In Yarmouk refugee camp, the largest concentration of Palestinians in Syria among the nine refugee camps there, the Palestinian population is … [Read more...]

Holocaust hullabaloo: British MP intimidated

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Or, how to make enemies of people who aren’t By Stuart Littlewood | Sabbah Report The head of the Holocaust Educational Trust, Karen Pollock, has once again succeeded in wringing an apology from a British MP for remarks about what happened to Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe and what is happening now to … [Read more...]

“I hope I will be buried in my home, Isdod”

Mohammed (85) shows his ID card which was issued by the Municipality of Isdod in 1947

Mohammed Tuman (85) was 19 years old when, on 20th December 1948, he and his family were forced to flee their home in Isdod, now known as Ashdod. Victims of the Nakba (meaning ‘catastrophe’), they fled along with their entire village of around 8,500 people. For some time before, inhabitants of other villages … [Read more...]

Jews For Palestinian Right of Return

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As Jews of conscience, we call on all supporters of social justice to stand up for Palestinian Right of Return and a democratic state throughout historic Palestine -- "From the River to the Sea" -- with equal rights for all. "For Palestinians, the right to return home and the right to live in dignity and … [Read more...]

Stephen Lendman: Netanyahu Threat New War On Gaza

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Netanyahu represents lawless rogue leadership. He belongs in prison, not high office. Pre-election polls suggest he'll retain power. Israelis aren't smart enough to spurn him. Palestinian suffering will continue. The new year began like 2012 ended. More on that below. On December 22, Netanyahu … [Read more...]

Ilan Pappe: Israel is an Apartheid State

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by Middle East Reality Check | Sabbah Report: www.sabbah.biz At Sydney's Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House last Sunday, touring Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe, spoke to the topic,Israel is an apartheid state. The Concert Hall was virtually full, partly I imagine as a result of his … [Read more...]

AIPAC-Drafted US Aid to Israel Illegal

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by Grant Smith | Sabbah Report: www.sabbah.biz The Israel lobby's biggest and longest-running Washington boondoggles are the massive annual weapons and economic packages to Israel. Tightly coordinated campaign contributors (both individuals and political action committees) and the Israeli government's own … [Read more...]

Israeli War against Palestinian Children

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The Israelis were not satisfied with the mere occupation of Palestine, the evictions of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians out of their country, the annihilation of Gaza Palestinians through a choking economic siege and frequent aerial bombardments, and the continuous confiscations of Palestinian land and … [Read more...]

Palestine’s “last village” faces the bulldozers

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By Jonathan Cook* in Lifta | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On a rocky slope dropping steeply away from the busy main road at the entrance to West Jerusalem is to be found a scattering of ancient stone houses, empty and clinging precariously to terraces hewn from the hillside centuries ago. Although … [Read more...]

Forty-Four Years of Occupation

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By Stephen Lendman * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On March 7, Palestinian Prisoners Society head Qadura Fares presented a paper to the UN International Meeting on the Question of Palestine, addressing the plight of political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention facilities, saying: Palestine … [Read more...]

Nakba: a Remembrance

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By William A. Cook* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz What silent communion this scene holds, Of a life lived and one yet to unfold; What forlorn love those encircling arms portend, That would protect against the evils that descend From unseen missiles yet to come with unlived years, Where hopes and … [Read more...]

Return to Palestine

Video link: http://youtu.be/kEIbUoSSiV4 On the 15th of May of every year, Palestinians and the whole world remember how it all started. How the Israelis' ethnic cleansing of a people and the destruction of a society - the Nakba - was met with global indifference. Many factors made it so, but among them was … [Read more...]

The great book robbery of 1948

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By Arwa Aburawa * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz A new documentary reveals a hidden chapter in the history of the Nakba -- the Palestinian expulsion and flight at the hands of Zionist militias as Israel was established in 1948 -- which saw the systematic looting of more than 60,000 Palestinian books … [Read more...]

New History or a New Mirage

By Antoine Raffoul * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz A recent reading of an old article written by the late Edward Said, the well-known Palestinian author, writer and cultural critic, revealed a rare meeting in Paris to discuss the core issues of the Palestine/Israel conflict. The participants were … [Read more...]

A Nation Born in Deception

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By William A. Cook* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz As Israel attempts today to gloss over the reality of its birth 62 years ago with a sweeping public relations campaign extolling the miraculous "resurrection" of ancient Zion in contemporary times, a new nation seeking only peace with its neighbors, … [Read more...]

Hasbara or Za’bara

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By Dr. Salman Abu Sitta* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz To maintain a façade of moral code, you do not kill a friend, you kill an enemy. You do not rob another man's house, you recover your long-forgotten property. These are the principles adopted in all wars and conflicts. That is why it was always the … [Read more...]

Palestine/Israel History since 1878

Share this short video to your friends to answer the basic questions about the history of Palestine/Israel conflict and 1948 Nakba: Video link: http://youtu.be/XydXJ1J_ZY0 This video will answer the following questions: - How were the Jews treated by Arab before 1948? - Where and how did … [Read more...]