Articles

A popular movement in Palestine: The case for education

Toine van Teeffelen
1 October 2002

Toine van Teeffelen describes the changing nature of the occupation and changes in the general political environment that allows an emerging popular movement. From Bethlehem, he looks at the field of education.

Qalqilya and the wall

Susan Brannon
East Jerusalem
1 October 2002

In the past week, Qalqilya has been under 120 hours of curfew, leaving residents only 28 hours to shop, work and visit with families. The people of Qalqilya have faced hardship for many years, quietly obeying the continual occupation that comes in waves on the town. For what? Susan Brannon reports.

Israeli activists fly kites over military prison in support of Israeli conscientious objectors

Forum in Support of Conscientious Objectors
1 October 2002

Israeli activists from the Forum in Support of Conscientious Objectors flew kites over Military Prison #6 in support of Israeli conscientious objectors imprisoned for refusing to serve in the army. This Forum press release describes the events on 28 September 2002.

Distance Learning: An educational survival strategy in war-like conditions at the Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University (part 1 of 2)

Samia Halileh and
Rita Giacaman
1 October 2002

One of the features of prolonged Israeli sieges is that everyone, no matter what their line of work or social status, will have to deal with the interruption to their life posed by closures, checkpoints, and cope with days and weeks spent trapped in the confines of their town or, in the case of curfews, the walls of their home. Samia Halileh and Rita Giacaman, who work for the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University, have documented the Institute’s process of “accommodating exceptional circumstances”. The following report is a glimpse into the dangers and frustrations of trying to carry on an academic life during wartime.

Distance Learning: An educational survival strategy in war-like conditions at the Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University (part 2 of 2)

Samia Halileh and
Rita Giacaman
1 October 2002

One of the features of prolonged Israeli sieges is that everyone, no matter what their line of work or social status, will have to deal with the interruption to their life posed by closures, checkpoints, and cope with days and weeks spent trapped in the confines of their town or, in the case of curfews, the walls of their home. Samia Halileh and Rita Giacaman, who work for the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University, have documented the Institute’s process of “accommodating exceptional circumstances”. The following report is a glimpse into the dangers and frustrations of trying to carry on an academic life during wartime.

Arming the occupation: Israel and the Arms Trade

30 September 2002

The London-based Campaign Against Arms Trade published its report on Israel’s arms trade and use. CAAT is particularly concerned when military equipment is supplied to countries in regions of conflict or governments which abuse human rights.

Shocking revelation about Arafat's Palestinian heritage

Najeeb Al-Anbarri
30 September 2002

With Israeli tanks surrounding his office, his last flashlight batteries fading, and the outside world displaying a Zen-like calm about his situation, Yasser Arafat made a shocking revelation about his Palestinian heritage. Najeeb Al-Anbarri from The Khalili Dispatch reports this story from inside Arafat’s besieged HQ.

Looking Behind Ha'aretz's Liberal Image

Ran HaCohen
30 September 2002

Ran HaCohen’s 30 September 2002 column on AntiWar.com looks behind the veneer of Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz’s reputation as a liberal publication at some surprising realities.

Campus Watch: Interview with Prof. Hamid Dabashi

Nigel Parry
30 September 2002

Following the launch of “Campus Watch”, a new Daniel Pipes project to monitor the views of Middle East Studies lecturers on campuses, EI’s Nigel Parry interviewed academic Hamid Dabashi about how he felt to be one of the professors on which a “dossier” had been opened.

Nablus under attack, again

Amer Abdelhadi
Nablus,
Palestine
29 September 2002

Nablus is under attack again. On day 100 of the curfew, Amer Abdelhadi, who is trapped in the center of the city, reports.

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