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Palestinian national character
2009-08-03 09:43:00
It is ostensibly unscientific to talk of Arabs as treacherous, cowardly, and backward, yet those traits are paramount to understanding the Palestinians. Treacherous Bedouin serve in the IDF against their Arab and Muslim brothers and routinely assault Israeli Jews. Culturally similar Bedouin in Jordan keep the local Palestinian majority in check. Treacherous Palestinian notables in ...
Jerusalem in Palestinian mentality
2009-07-23 10:07:00
Outsiders often erroneously equate media pronouncements with public sentiment. Media, however, are removed from the people in Arab countries no less than in the West. Jihadist rhetoric on Hamas TV amuses Gazans, but hardly draws volunteers. On the other hand, the relatively peaceful rhetoric of Jordanian newspapers doesn?t square with the common Jordanians? extreme animosity ...
Emergence of a Palestinian people
2009-07-20 09:28:00
When foreigners think about Palestinians, the first image that comes to mind is not a cultural event, but the confrontation with Israel. Palestinian nationalism is actually a common sense of the Jewish threat. Palestinian nationalism developed as a protective attitude in the face of Jewish pressure. Jews, as rarely happens in the history of statehood, ...
How Palestinian is this land?
2009-06-11 09:58:00
Even today, the West Bank is thinly populated: about 60 percent of its territory is settled by a mere 1 percent of the Palestinian Arab population. In the early nineteenth century, Palestinian Arabs lived predominantly in the hills except for minor communities in Jaffo, Akko, and Jerusalem. When the citrus boom started, Palestinians began acquiring ...
The Palestinian no-nation
2009-06-08 09:44:00
Nationhood is irrelevant to statehood. Russians are closer to Ukrainians than Tatars, but Russians form a state with Tatars rather than Ukrainians. Spaniards are closer to Portuguese than to Basques, but form a state with Basques separate from Portuguese. African tribes are not nations, but the withdrawing colonial powers allotted the tribal entities statehood. States ...
South Park Goes Palestinian?
2009-04-25 12:09:00
Eric Cartman meets Bart Simpson and goes Palestinian? A political cartoon, not for the easily offended with both an edge and a blast, McClatcchy: JERUSALEM — Ahmed and Salim appear to be typical teenage brothers. They spend hours in front of their computer playing Wii and posting crude updates on Facebook. They jam with Guitar Hero and watch bad American sitcoms. They bicker and call each other names.  Warning if Soth Park is too offensive for your, don’t go here, video: If the video offends you, say why. BitsBlog Tags: wii, ahmed, eric cartman, teenage brothers, salim Related posts Nightly Ramble: Poor Lying; The Moonbats are Made of Green Cheese; More. (0) Obama And Iran: Rapid Meme Demployment (0) Snark of the Day: Carl in Jerusalem (1) Of COURSE the Left Wants Us to Appease Terrorists… (1) Bit’s Greatest Hits: 02-19-01-Bill Clinton’s Real Legacy (0)
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MSM and UN lied about Israeli attack on palestinian school
2009-02-09 20:13:00
The American Thinker (via Molten Thought) points to an article in Haaretz that reveals the real picture. No surprise at all, and hasn't been in an eternity.
The Last Israeli and the Last Palestinian Meet
2009-01-10 18:54:00
By Mike Luckovich at Truthdig
Some Needed Palestinian History
2009-01-04 01:23:00
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Are We Really Witnessing A Palestinian Civil War?
2008-12-30 16:46:00
This news item seems to suggest as much (h/t - Instapundit). It’s a strange world, but there you have it. I’ve been talking to friends of mine, former Palestinian Authority intelligence officials (ejected from power by the Hamas coup), and they tell me that not only are they rooting for the Israelis to decimate Hamas, but ...
The Troubled Tourist
2008-08-29 17:14:00
[From The American Prospect] Travel is so broadening. It shows you other nations’ narrow-mindedness, so that when you get home you can see your own more clearly. GERSHOM GORENBERG All year long I write about tribal conflicts. In August, when Israeli tribal customs dictate vacation, I want to get away not just from e-mail but also from news, ...
Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish dead at 67 (AP)
2008-08-10 04:23:00
AP - Mahmoud Darwish, a Palestinian cultural icon whose poetry eloquently told of his people's experiences of exile, occupation and infighting, died Saturday in Houston. He was 67.
Essay on the role of water in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
2008-07-23 15:26:00
Water, Conflict and IsraelWhile attention and hopes focus on Israeli-Palestinian ceasefires, prisoner exchanges, and negotiations, the water crisis in the Jordan River valley may prevent peace in the ...
The US Presidential Candidates and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
2008-06-09 21:05:00
 By Shimon Z. Klein In the Middle East, most of the people are following the presidential elections with great interest. They view the elections from the point of view as to which candidate serves their interests better. Will it be the Republican candidate, John McCain or the Democrat’s Barrack Obama? My gut feeling is that most ...
Israeli-Palestinian Relations Unravel Over Gaza Blockade
2008-06-08 19:19:00
Israeli Supreme Court rejects renewed appeal on fuel cuts in Gaza <http://www.maannews.net/en-/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&-ID=29763> [6 June] A three-judge panel of the Israeli Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a renewed appeal by a group of Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups to interfere in the military-administered fuel cuts to Gaza. The Israeli human rights organization Gisha issued a statement on Thursday afternoon about the ...
D.C. Independent Bookstore Bans Palestinian-American Author Saree Makdisi
2008-06-06 23:17:00
Please contact this bookstore to protest: Politics and Prose (202) 364-1919 D.C. Independent Bookstore Bans Palestinian-American Author June 4, 2008 I don't usually write about events that happen locally in Washington, D.C. But Helena Cobban informed... Click on the headlines to read the full story!
Arab MK demands Dichter to improve conditions of Palestinian female detaine
2008-06-06 05:19:00
By Dazeylin Arab member of Knesset, Mohammad Baraka, sent on Wednesday a letter to the Israeli Internal Security Minister, Avian Dichter, demanding him to improve the living conditions of the Palestinian political female detainees imprisoned by Israel in Ha-Sharon detention facility. The letter... Click on the headlines to read the full story!
Palestinian Activist Talks About The Obama He Used To Know
2008-06-04 17:19:00
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NEFA Foundation: New Documents from Emerging Palestinian Al-Qaida Faction i
2008-06-01 00:44:00
The NEFA Foundation has obtained and translated a communiqu and audio recording from an emerging branch of the Al-Qaida-aligned Fatah al-Islam movement based in the Gaza Strip. On January 12, 2008, the group issued a statement naming its local commander in the Palestinian territories as “Abu Abdelrahman al-Ghazzawi”, who it simply described as “a very kind brother, with much previous experience in jihad and deep-seeded roots in theology.” On February 12, 2008, Fatah al-Islam...(read more)
Al-Awda convention highlights Palestinian right of return
2008-05-31 18:25:00
By: Nasser Faris Marking 60 years of forced exile The Sixth International Al-Awda Convention took place in Anaheim, Calif., from May 16 to May 18. The event marked the 60th anniversary of al-Nakba ("The Catastrophe"). Al-Nakba marks the creation of the racist state of... Click on the headlines to read the full story!
Palestinian Friday Sermon
2008-05-31 17:35:00
Check out the Friday prayers of the Palestinians here.I found this Video on MemriTV. Basically Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris is saying that Muslims will Rule America and Britain, Jews Are a Virus Resembling AIDS.
Bishop Tutu Urges Palestinian-Israel Peace
2008-05-31 09:17:00
Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu spent several days in Gaza exploring conditions and seeking to find a way that would bring together Palestinians and Israelis. The South African cleric, heading a team of UN human rights observers, gathered stories from Gazans about Israel attacks that had killed civilians, including many children. Tutu said the ...
UN: Israeli demolition threatens 3,000 Palestinian homes
2008-05-27 17:25:00
 Thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank risk being displaced as the Israeli authorities threaten to tear down their homes and in some cases entire communities, a UN agency said on Wednesday. "To date, more than 3,000 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank have... Click on the headlines to read the full story!
350 Palestinian children are suffering inside Israeli prisons
2008-05-25 19:24:00
Please sign the petition at the link provided at the end of article Iqbal Tamimi, Palestine Think Tank May 12, 2008 The Palestinian Prisoners? Support and Human Rights Centre ADDAMEER, declared that the Israeli Zionist forces have arrested almost 6200... Click on the headlines to read the full story!
Al Awda Convention Urges Palestinian Return
2008-05-25 09:01:00
The Sixth International Al-Awda conference was held in California as Palestians spoke of their intention of returning to Palestine. ‘Palestine is and will be Arab until the Day of Judgement. Occupations come and go but Palestine perevered and maintained the Arab-ness. Plstinian cities will remain forever Arab.”Speakers denounced Israel and said there was but one goal and that was a return to Palestine. Bishop Atallah Hanna compared his God, who is one of peace, in contrast to the justifications that Zionists use which are “stantic and have nothing to do with God.” The overwhelming majority of speakers insisted all Arab refugees had to be allowed back into Palestine and there could only be one state in which the majority–Arabs– would decide who is in charge. The non-ceasing rhetoric led Salman Abu Sitta to term Gaza the “new Auschwitz” while Abu Khalil, professor of political science at California State University, noted that “af...
The farmer who followed his dream | a palestinian folk-tale
2008-05-25 07:06:00
1.In the village of Sirees there lived a poor farmer. He lived in a small house with two lemon trees in a garden at the front. The farmer and his seven children worked all year round, but money was short.One morning, while they were having breakfast, his wife said, "You look worried. What is the matter?"The farmer replied, "I had a dream last night, and I can't explain it. I dreamt that I had to go to Jerusalem - I don't know why - and had to wait at a certain place by Damascus Gate.""Wait for what?" asked his wife."That's it," said the farmer. "I have no idea what I was waiting for."He went off to work and by the end of the day forgotten all about his dream. But that night and night after, he had the same dream again.After having same dream three times and consulting with his wife, he decided to follow the dream's instruction. After three days of walking (being poor he couldn't afford to hire a horse or mule), he reached Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. There he stood and waited. P...
Palestinian Terrorist Detonates 4-Ton Truck Bomb At Gaza Border Crossing
2008-05-23 17:52:00
It looks like Jimmy Carter’s favorite “partners in peace” are up to their old tricks again! A Palestinian terrorist tried to cross into Israel from Gaza, but was stopped by alert Israeli soldiers. Israeli soldiers fired on the vehicle as it approached the border crossing at which point the driver detonated the truck. The resulting blast ...
Qurei Urges Israel to Acknowledge Palestinian 'Right of Return'
2008-05-23 09:56:00
by Nicola Nasser 'We Persist Now on Fighting a Fierce Battle of Peace' Agreeing to the Israeli neo-historian Ilan Papp's interpretation of the term "Nakba," Palestinian chief negotiator Ahmad Qurei said that peace and peace negotiations with Israel "could not hang on forever," warned that "the horrible alternative option could not but be the total collapse of the dreams of coexistence and the resumption of the bloody struggle," urged Israel to reach a solution for the Palestinian refugee problem "based on the principle of acknowledging the Right of Return, and compensation for the sufferings of the Palestinian people," and to adopt a "culture of confession" and "apologize" for what happened, and "to uphold the responsibility for all that happened" in 1948 as "a necessary first step that would pave the way to achieve a just and lasting peace, which makes room for all on the land." Qurei'...
The definition of occupation: A Palestinian student's poem - WOW!!
2008-05-22 23:41:00
Poem by an 11th Grade Palestinian student This simple but expressive poem is attempted on the lines of traditional Arabic poetry, i.e. where every line should rhyme (couplets). What is amazing is not only the content and sentiment, but the ability to use good English and compress a great... Click on the headlines to read the full story!
WHO calls on Israel to lift Palestinian blockade
2008-05-22 22:25:00
The World Health Organisation on Wednesday passed a resolution demanding that Israel lift its blockade of the occupied Palestinian territories, which is blamed for a shortage of medicines. WHO members attending the organisation's annual assembly here urged Israel to "reverse its policies and... Click on the headlines to read the full story!
Palestinian terrorist detonates prematurely, killing only himself
2008-05-22 21:17:00
A terrorist tale with a happy ending, for infidels everywhere. Palestinian suicide bomber attacks Gaza crossing GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a truck loaded with tons of explosives early Thursday in an attempt to ram a crucial crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, militants said. There were no casualties besides ...
The Israeli army kidnaps eight Palestinian children from Jerusalem
2008-05-20 18:41:00
by Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News Five Palestinian children were kidnapped by the Israeli army from the several Palestinian areas in Jerusalem city on Monday midday, Palestinian sources reported. file - 2008 Witnesses said that Israeli... Click on the headlines to read the full story!
Todays Daily Flash Back: Israel Abducts, Tortures Wives Of Palestinian Resi
2008-05-20 18:37:00
RAMALLAH - Israeli occupation forces have recently started a heavy abduction campaign among the wives of the Palestinian resistance fighters and the women affiliated to Islamic groups in Palestinian universities. The aim of the abduction is to dampen the determination of the abducted fighters or... Click on the headlines to read the full story!
Bin Laden: Palestinian cause fuels terror war
2008-05-16 21:58:00
I seem to remember Yassir Arafat completely denouncing Bin Laden right after the 9/11 attacks because he was panicked that the United States was going to slaughter everyone in the Middle East, and the celebrations that the Palestinians had after the attacks.So, for Osama to claim he's trying to "defend Palestinians" is pure bullshit. He's trying to portray himself as a hero to them. What he completely misunderstands is, when the Palestinians celebrated the 9/11 attacks as shown below, they've completely destroyed any support I might have had for them to have their own state. Their election of Hamas as their government reinforced that ideal.So go fuck yourself Bin Laden. My only hope is that you are found and you get the receiving end of a rifle shot. Or maybe a slow torture. I really don't care one way or another.
Children of a Palestinian Suicide Bomber
2008-05-15 01:24:00
This is on a par with the worst kind of evil. Yet here it is on Palestinian TV with smiles. The depth of the sickness is without bounds.
Palestinian Media Lies
2008-05-10 23:48:00
by Akiva at Mystical PathsIt's just 2 weeks ago we wrote about the Palestinian Humanitarian Disaster of the moment. In that one, they killed the fuel delivery guys, then complained that they were about to be plunged into darkness (due to lack of fuel at the power plant). Oh my.Today, they shot 21 rockets and numerous mortars into Israel, including at the fuel depot, killing 1 innocent civilian.And now they complain that they didn't get enough fuel and shut down their power plant, plunging part of Gaza into darkness. Oh my.Funny thing that, it seems to me that if you keep killing the fuel delivery guys, at some point you just might find yourself short of fuel.When you see pictures of the poor Palestinians in candle light, keep in mind they blew up the delivery guy. You'll probably find the news media fails to mention that. So will the UN when they start screaming about the horrible humanitarian situation.Burma/Mynamar, now that's a true horrible humanitarian situation.Support ...
Israel Independence Day And Palestinian Rights
2008-05-09 18:47:00
Israel is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its establishment as an independent nation. There are parades, speeches and parties as Israeli citizens continue marvel the nation has remained intact despite wars and conflicts. On the same day an alternative “celebration” was being held by Palestinians who regard the birth of Israel as a sad event ...
Palestinian Leaders Charge Olmert With Lying
2008-05-09 15:17:00
Prme Minister Ehud Olmert is facing criminal charges for supposedly accepting money from businessmen, but he is also under attack from another source as Palestinian Authority officials blast his latest comments as deliberate distortion of what is taking place in negotiations. Palestinians leaders are upset at the recent comment by Olmert that “significant progress” has ...
Aside: Zombietime and the Palestinian Checkpoint
2008-05-09 15:16:00
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Carter: Hamas ready to accept Israeli-Palestinian peace
2008-05-07 10:46:00
The Islamic Hamas movement would be willing to accept a peace treaty with Israel negotiated by President Mahmoud Abbas, if the deal was approved by Palestinians in a referendum, former US president Jimmy Carter said Monday. 'They said they would accept a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders if approved by the Palestinians and that they would accept the right to live as a neighbour next door in peace, provided the agreements negotiated by Prime Minister (Ehud) Olmert and President (Mahmoud) Abbas will be submitted to the Palestinians for their overall approval,' he told an audience in Jerusalem. The comments, and similar remarks by exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in a recent interview with a Palestinian daily, reflect a major change in the stance of Hamas, whose leaders have repeatedly said they will never recognise Israel, which they want replaced by an Islamic state in all of historic Palestine. Hamas has also said that Abbas, in his peace talks with Israel, does ...
Sixty Years of Palestinian Displacement, Occupation and Suffering
2008-05-06 11:07:00
by Stephen Lendman On May 14, Israelis will commemorate the 60th anniversary of their "War of Independence" and founding of the Jewish State. It also marks 60 years of Palestinian Nakba suffering. The web site alnakba.org recounts the history: from the late Ottoman empire period; to the birth of Zionism; to the early Jewish colonization of Palestine; to the 1917 Balfour Declaration support for a "Jewish national home in Palestine;" to the simultaneous British betrayal of the indigenous Arabs; to the British occupation; to its delayed promised end; to the founding of the Haganah underground military organization; to the first British (1922) Palestine census showing a population of 757,182 - 78% Muslim, 11% Jewish and 9.6% Christian; to the official 1923 establishment of the British Mandate period; to the 1920s Jewish population increase to 16% on 4% of Palestinian land; to the terrorist Irgun (IZT) National Milit...
Four Palestinian media men were killed since the third of last May
2008-05-06 10:24:00
ATLANTIC FREE PRESS - As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day on third of May, we fell sad for the retreat of Palestinian media since the celebration of this day last year, due to the serious violations that occurred, especially the killing of four media men (Suleiman Al-A'shi, Mohammed Abdu from Felesteen newspaper, Isam Al-Jojou from Felesteen Mubasher site news, by Palestinian armed groups, and Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana'a, by the Israeli occupation forces, they also tried to kill Aqsa TV cameraman Imad Ghanem deliberately, which led to the amputation of his legs.   The Israeli occupation forces continued attacks on journalists and media outlets in the occupied Palestinian territories, which have been continuing for several decades, to withhold their crimes and continuous violations of the Palestinian people rights, including the arrest of journalists such as Hassan Abdel Jawad, Waleed Khalid, Muhammad Halaiqa, Tarek Abu Zeid, closed media outlets such a...
Palestinian Terrorists Collide Head On With Concrete Barrier
2008-05-03 14:17:00
Of course, that is not the New York Times headline, which is actually “Israel?s Tactics Thwart Attacks, With Trade-Off“ NETANYA, Israel ? Suicide bombings in Israel have dropped off so significantly that the nation?s security officials now dare to speak openly of success. But the very steps they are taking to thwart bombers appear to collide ...
Call to Arabs on Palestinian aid
2008-05-02 11:15:00
Gaza has faced fuel shortages for monthsThe Quartet of major powers mediating in the Middle East peace process has called on Arab states to honour aid pledges to the Palestinians.
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Push to ease Palestinian crisis
2008-05-02 09:01:00
Gaza has faced fuel shortages for monthsThe Quartet of major powers mediating in the Middle East peace process is due to meet in London to tackle the crisis facing the Palestinians.
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The Palestinian Islamic Jihad's "Education Wing"
2008-05-01 23:31:00
Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative Sami Al-Arian ended his hunger strike, which he began, allegedly, in protest of the Eastern District of Virginia's insistence that he testify before a grand jury investigating the terrorist connections of a Northern Virginia think tank, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). Al-Arian is currently in the custody of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, awaiting deportation...(read more)
World Bank: Israeli blockade stalls Palestinian economy
2008-04-27 10:47:00
The Palestinian economy won't grow this year, largely due to Israeli restrictions on movement and despite billions of dollars in aid meant to shore up support for peace talks, the World Bank predicted Sunday.
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World Bank: Israeli blockade stalls Palestinian economy
2008-04-27 10:47:00
The Palestinian economy won't grow this year, largely due to Israeli restrictions on movement and despite billions of dollars in aid meant to shore up support for peace talks, the World Bank predicted Sunday.
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