Articles

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.

Ali Abunimah debates Daniel Pipes on BBC Radio Five Live

Up All Night
29 September 2002

Ali Abunimah debates Daniel Pipes about the second anniversary of the Palestinian Intifada on BBC Radio Five Live. Pipes threatens to hang up if Abunimah dares mention his name. Read the Transcript.

Reading through the archives

Arjan El Fassed
Ram,
Palestine
29 September 2002

History repeats itself or nothing changes. Arjan El Fassed reads an April 5, 1982 edition of Newsweek.

Nablus: The Intifada, two years and still going

Amer Abdelhadi
Nablus,
Palestine
28 September 2002

On the second anniversary of the Intifada and day 99 of the Israeli curfew on Nablus, Amer Abdelhadi wished the world would not only watch, and that they would monitor, detect, witness, study, examine and correct. “We are not asking for much are we? It is a just peace we are after”.

BBC report on Intifada anniversary incomplete, unfair

Ali Abunimah
28 September 2002

EI’s Ali Abunimah says that a BBC News Online report about the second anniversary of the Intifada includes Israeli claims that Palestinians deliberately began a violent campaign against Israel, without mentioning strong evidence to the contrary, as from the Mitchell Commission report.

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