Category Archives: Palestine

Sanctions against Israel

Back in 2006, when Israel was invading Lebanon, I posted the following on my old blog Cabalamat Journal. I thought I’d be topical to repost it now:

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So that was the noughties

Yeah, I know –the noughties was a shit name for a decade. But let’s see what happened. Politically the biggest single event was the 9/11 attack and its aftermath. American soldiers invaded Afghanistan, and NATO troops are still there. The … Continue reading

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Netanyahu and a two state solution

Letters from a Tory is distinctly unimpressed with Benjamin Netanyahu’s grudging acceptance of a Palestinian state.

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Israelis dislike settlers

According to Forward: In previous decades, an American president who pressured Israel to freeze settlement growth, as President Obama has done, would have riled large sections of Israel’s Jewish population. But public sympathy for settlers and the settlements is currently … Continue reading

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Israel doesn’t want a just peace

Norm Geras on Israeli settlements: Likewise the Netanyahu government’s desire to allow ‘natural growth’ for Jewish settlements on the West Bank. From the very beginning these settlements have represented an obstacle to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, to a lasting … Continue reading

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Israeli settlements on the West Bank

Clinton says no more settlement building: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said there must be no exceptions to President Barack Obama’s demand that Israel stop its settlement activity. Correspondents say it is the first time in years that … Continue reading

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Israel “massacring innocents”

Over at Harry’s Place, Habibi is indignant about the book Unholy Land, a series of essays edited by Ken Coates. Coates describes Israel’s behaviour as “the slaughter of Palestinians”, and compares it to Biblical massacres. If you strip away his … Continue reading

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America to finance Gaza reconstruction

The USA is finance the reconstruction of Gaza, which suffered large-scale damage in the Israeli attacks in January: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce at the Gaza donor’s conference next week that the US will give $900 million to … Continue reading

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The coming Middle East

Marc Lynch (aka Abu Aardvark) writes: The top story in today’s online version of the leading pan-Arab Saudi-owned daily al-Hayat?  The visit to Saudi Arabia by China’s President Hu Jintao, who promises to improve Saudi-Chinese cooperation, and to look out … Continue reading

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If not a two state solution?

If not a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine question, then what? Juan Cole lists the possibilities: 1. Apartheid, with Israeli citizens dominating stateless Palestinians and controlling their borders, land, water and air. Apartheid would be accelerated under Lieberman’s baleful influence. … Continue reading

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