Five Questions – Five Answers: "Two States for Two Peoples" – Still a valid concept! — Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung de interview

Interview with Dr. Ron Pundak, former member of the official Israeli negotiation team in the Oslo Process. The impasse in the peace process and unilateral acts by both Israelis and Palestinians have furthermore increased the already existing mutual distrust. Although latest surveys show that the majority of both populations still favor a two-states solution, more…

A Plea to the World from the Principal of a Palestinian School about to be Demolished – Villages Group wordpress com

February 14, 2012 in Action Required, Education, Empowerment, General, Mass Media, Military Harrassment, South Hebron Hills In November we reported with joy about the new school structure at Susiya (Susya). (see also an earlier report here). Only a few weeks later, the Occupation regime’s fraudulently named “Civil Administration” handed down demolition orders to the school….

Gaza peace caravan moves on despite Indo-Pak diplomatic fiasco -DW News

Despite visa and travel restrictions and the hostile attitude of government officials, Indian and Pakistani peace activists are moving ahead in a bid to help the people of Gaza. It has been a difficult week for the Asian Gaza Solidarity Caravan, particularly for its Indian and Pakistani delegates. The original plan of the Caravan organizers…

Netanyahu: US easily manipulated

The video was shot in 2001, apparently without Netanyahu’s knowledge [Channel 10] source: Aljazeera A recently-revealed tape has shown Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, discussing ways to undermine the Oslo Accords and calling the United States “easy” to manipulate. The video was filmed in 2001, apparently without Netanyahu’s knowledge, during a meeting with Israeli…

Construction Underway on Rawabi, First Planned Palestinian City – Green Prophet

A rendering of Rawabi’s city center. (courtesy of Bayti) About a half hour’s drive north of Ramallah, construction has begun on the first planned Palestinian city. Surrounded by sleepy hilltop villages and terraced olive orchards, Rawabi, which means “hills” Arabic, is being marketed as a green and affordable alternative for the Palestinian middle class. Read more…

A Synopsis of the Israel/Palestine Conflict – If Americans Knew org

The following is a very short synopsis of the history of this conflict. We recommend that you also read the much more detailed account, “The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict.” For centuries there was no such conflict. In the 19th century the land of Palestine was inhabited by a multicultural population – approximately 86 percent…

Palestine’s “Turbulent Priest” Delivers a Blistering Easter Message

By Stuart Littlewood 31 March 2010 Stuart Littlewood views the Easter message of Gaza’s courageous Fr Manuel Musallam in which he delivered a blistering attack on Israel’s occupation and its rape of the holy sites, and a damning indictment of the silence of the cowards in the West. Fr Manuel Musallam recently retired at the…

International Theatre Forum in Alexandria: ‘Silicone Bombs Hit the Stage’

In the place where the largest library of the classical antiquity once burned to the ground, its spirit of openness and dialogue is now being revived. Young creative people from the theatre scenes in Europe and the Mediterranean region are performing their work in Alexandria. Susanne Schanda reports Escaping the constraints of the daily drudgery…