BDS lays the basis for a true peace process

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No peace without the "presence of justice." BDS, embodies this self-evident principle. By David Letwin - Sabbah Report § The recent collapse of the "Kerry Plan" to revive the two-state solution has once again exposed the peace process as a cynical travesty devoid of justice. Recycled in various … [Read more...]

Lost cities of Palestine Pre-1948 Nakba [Video]

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An extraordinary insight into Palestinian life in the city before 1948, revealing the loss of a culture and lifestyle. By Haitham Sabbah - Sabbah Report § Rarely seen archival footage accompanies memories and accounts of forgotten Palestinian cities and the catastrophic effect the creation of … [Read more...]

Israelis slowly wake up to the Nakba

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As Israelis are faced with the realities of 1948, there is likely to be an ideological entrenchment. By Jonathan Cook - Sabbah Report § LUBYA, Israel - Palestinians are due to stage marches in both the occupied territories and Israel Thursday to commemorate the loss of their homeland 66 years ago – … [Read more...]

Ongoing Nakba Story

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Israel was born of terror, war and revolution and its creation required a measure of fanaticism and cruelty By Thomas Are - Sabbah Report § May 15, 1948 is a day to remember. To the Jew, it is a day to celebrate the Declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel. To the Arab, it is a day to … [Read more...]

Palestinian Collaboration Overshadows Latest Talks

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Was the "fix" in? by Jeff Blankfort - Sabbah Report § Shortly after the signing of the Oslo accords between Israel and the PLO in 1993, the Jerusalem Post ran a cartoon that depicted a critical aspect of those accords which has rarely been discussed much less acknowledged. In the cartoon, a smiling … [Read more...]

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

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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”

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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...]