Exchange of correspondence with Ha'aretz newspaper

The Electronic Intifada
15 September 2002

Following a baseless attack on EI by a former Israeli cabinet minister, published in Ha’aretz newspaper, EI’s attempts to get Ha’aretz to print a very reasonable correction ended in an unsatisfying exchange with Ha’aretz editor David Landau.

Nablus: 'Get the soldiers out of my town, I want to live too'

Ghadeer Shaka'a
14 September 2002

‘I want to go to school and play with my friends. We cannot get our of our homes. We cannot buy books. We cannot play. The summer holiday is finished and we spent it all locked up in our homes under Israeli curfew’, writes 10-years old Nabih, who is a seventh grade student.

Day of broken glass

Jaggi Singh
13 September 2002

The police and Concordia University left us no choice in how we confronted Benjamin Netanyahu, writes social justice activist Jaggi Singh.

Letter from Bethlehem

Toine van Teeffelen
12 September 2002

My taxidriver says it is better to stay under curfew than to circle around like ants in a closed bottle. Bethlehem is not anymore the place people used to love.

Nablus: 'Can you go to Balata?'

12 September 2002

All taxi drivers were laughing at me, when I asked about Balata refugee camp. How could I know that Israeli bulldozers destroyed the street that connects the eastern part of the city with the western part. It is impossible to reach Balata by car.

Commentary: The other Sept. remembrance

Claude Salhani
12 September 2002

Next week — from Monday through Wednesday — will mark the anniversary of yet other dark days in September. This horrific event occurred 20 years ago in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

Nablus: 'I want to go to school'

Arjan El Fassed
12 September 2002

‘Does anyone listen? Is there anyone who cares?’ reads an appeal of Laith. He wants to go to school. Laith is 9 years old and lives in Nablus. Like all residents of Nablus, Laith is in prison, not behind bars, but under collective house arrest, curfew. Together with his friends, he made an appeal to the world.

Relief must be linked to development, stresses UNCTAD report

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
12 September 2002

The recently intensified crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory has exhausted the benefits of development efforts, setting the Palestinian economy ‘on the path of de-development’, warns UNCTAD in its annual report on UNCTAD’s assistance to the Palestinian people.


Nigel Parry
New York City
11 September 2002

The Electronic Intifada’s Nigel Parry was in New York City for the first anniversary of the September 11th tragedy.

The massacring of the truth

Amnon Rubinstein
11 September 2002

This article by former Israeli cabinet minister Amnon Rubinstein, appearing in the usually respectable Israeli Ha’aretz newspaper, contained a hysterical attack on the Electronic Intifada made possible only by badly distorting the contents of a recent letter we wrote to The Economist magazine.


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