Unity Elections A Voting Voice for Palestinian Refugees and Diaspora

On June 28, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Unity Elections A Voting Voice for Palestinian Refugees and Diaspora   By Basema Salman and contributing researcher Hugo van Randwyck Since the unforeseen outbreak of the Arab Spring, I have been watching the news differently. I have seen the overjoyed Egyptians, including some of the 10 million Egyptians living abroad, saying to the camera that […]

Without external pressure on Israel, a Palestinian state is unattainable

On June 25, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Without external pressure on Israel, a Palestinian state is unattainable By David Morrison   “The continuing Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories is at the heart of the unresolved Arab-Israeli conflict. The issues which have been critical for Israel for most of its history – the existence of the state of Israel and its […]

The State Department Goes Bad

On June 19, 2012, in Articles, by admin

The State Department Goes Bad By Lawrence Davidson   The State Department is that branch of government that has responsibility for foreign policy. Every U.S. embassy and consulate is an extension of the State Department. U.S. citizens traveling abroad, be it on a short vacation to Canada or Mexico or an extended venture for business […]

Clientelism, Vote Buying, and Ballot Reform in Lebanon

On June 13, 2012, in blog posts, by admin

Clientelism, Vote Buying, and Ballot Reform in Lebanon   By Qifa Nabki   We’re a year away from the next Lebanese parliamentary elections, and there has been no final agreement on the proposed reforms for the next electoral law. Proportional representation seems to be dead in the water. Expatriate voting in overseas embassies may also be […]

The War of Lies

On June 9, 2012, in Articles, by admin

The War of Lies By Uri Avnery THIRTY YEARS ago this week, the Israeli army crossed into Lebanon and started the most stupid war in Israel’s history. It lasted for 18 years. About 1500 Israeli soldiers and untold numbers of Lebanese and Palestinians were killed. Almost all wars are based on lies. Lies are considered […]

Israel is a rogue state

On June 8, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Israel is a rogue state By David Morrison Unrivalled record of military occupation, annexation and colonisation First and foremost, it deserves the title “rogue state” because it has occupied militarily large swathes of territory not its own for well over forty years – the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan Heights. […]

The White Supremacy of Zionism

On June 5, 2012, in blog posts, by admin

The White Supremacy of Zionism by Brenda Heard Perhaps it was the audacity of quoting Martin Luther King’s dream speech, one of history’s most eloquent pleas for racial equality.  Perhaps it was how the Israeli political party mocked King’s rhetorical style, telling African asylum seekers to forget the Jewish gated community, to instead “Go forth […]