Once Upon a Palestine

On May 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by admin

Once Upon a Palestine by Tamerishe   Once upon a distant time, there was a land called Palestine Is it yours or is it mine, this land they once called Palestine And who am I to stand and stare, in disbelief at land stripped bare Banished people, stolen homes, broken dreams, crumbling stones Of ancient graves and […]

Destroying Olives for Spite

On May 16, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Destroying Olives for Spite By  Brian Cloughley     Many people like olives because they are delicious and produce wonderful oil. They were originally cultivated in Syria, Palestine and Crete and there is evidence that some existing trees are 2,000 years old, which is amazing. But there aren’t any 2,000 year-old olive trees in Palestine […]

The New York Times Declares the Peace Process Futile

On April 27, 2014, in Articles, by admin

New York Times Declares the Peace Process Futile by Lawrence Davidson   Part I In 1988 Yasser Arafat declared independence for Palestine based upon the notion of two states living in peace in historic Palestine. The border between those two states was to be set roughly at the armistice line established at the end of […]

Is Iran the Real Problem? – An Analysis

On February 5, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Is Iran the Real Problem? – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Setting Up Iran   The investigative reporter and author Gareth Porter has recently published a book entitled A Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. An impressively written and researched work, it is also frightening in its implications. For […]

A Call to Boycott Café Press

On January 18, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

A Call to Boycott Café Press By Brenda Heard Last month we came across a website called “Café Press” and did a search on this website for Lebanese calendars.  Sorted by relevance, the results were rather disturbing.  Nestled amongst calendars displaying cedar trees and slogans like I-♥-Jido (grandfather) were troublesome offerings. Now with computerized search […]

Whose Academic Freedom Are We Talking About?

On January 14, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Whose Academic Freedom Are We Talking About? by Lawrence Davidson Part I – An Inevitable Controversy The controversy that broke out over the American Studies Association’s December 2013 vote to adopt an academic boycott of Israel was inevitable. The ASA’s academic boycott is a just a part of a much larger effort – the boycott, […]

A Victory for Diplomacy – An Analysis

On December 3, 2013, in Articles, by admin

A Victory for Diplomacy – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson Part I – The Diplomatic Deal with Iran   By now most readers know that the five permanent member nations of the UN Security Council – the United States, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom – plus Germany,  (referred to as the P5+1) have […]

Israel: A Culture of Walls

On November 19, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Israel: A Culture of Walls An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Israel’s Walls Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced his government’s intention to construct another “separation barrier” – a large fortified wall or fence referred to by Palestinians as an apartheid wall – “between the West Bank and Jordan after completing walls […]

The Crime of Indifference – An Analysis

On July 2, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The Crime of Indifference – An Analysis By Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Indifference Elie Wiesel is a worldwide personality. Through his powerful descriptive writing about the Nazi concentration camps, he has come to personify the suffering of the Holocaust. Among his many insights is the famous observation, “The opposite of love is not […]

In Defense of Amira Hass – An Analysis

On April 15, 2013, in Articles, by admin

In Defense of Amira Hass – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Claiming the Right of Resistance   Amira Hass is a reporter for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. She reports on Palestinian affairs in the occupied territories and, over the years, has come to understand the Palestinians’ plight from their own point of […]