Arab uprisings

Netanyahu shattering the myth of Israeli democracy

Jonathan Cook
Nazareth
3 December 2011
It takes some chutzpah — or, at least, epic self-delusion — for Israel’s prime minister to be lecturing the Arab world on liberalism and democracy at this moment.

Time for people power to open Rafah crossing

Haidar Eid
15 September 2011
No misinterpretation of international law can override Palestinians’ right to free movement in and out of Egypt.

In Tel Aviv, an Arab Spring that ignores the Arabs

Greg Burris
14 September 2011
How do the ongoing protests in Tel Aviv relate to the larger regional turmoil? What do the protests say about the current state of Zionism, and what do they mean for the occupation of Palestine?

Where is the Palestinian Tahrir Square?

Since the start of the Arab uprisings in January, Palestinians have been hotly debating how they can break out of their own political impasse and rebuild their national movement.

The story of the flotilla is not over

Ewa Jasiewicz
12 July 2011
Israel and the international community have deployed multiple deterrent tactics to try to thwart the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. But is it working? Ewa Jasiewicz comments for The Electronic Intifada.

Challenging Israeli apartheid -- by plane

Mazin Qumsiyeh
5 July 2011
This week, hundreds of activists plan on challenging Israel’s apartheid apartheid by flying in to Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv as part of the “Welcome to Palestine” initiative. Heraclitis once stated that “There is nothing permanent except change,” and indeed human history is a chronicle of change — and the Welcome to Palestine project follows that tradition.

The rebellions of our peoples make us stronger

Ameer Makhoul
Gilboa Prison
17 June 2011
The Arab rebellions are being created by the social movement — by the people — in all its currents and forces that seek change; in other words, by the great majority of the peoples in revolt. Ameer Makhoul writes from Gilboa Prison.

From Palestine to Tucson, solidifying the bonds of solidarity

Yusi El Boujami,
Gabriel Schivone and
Ryan Velasquez
11 June 2011
A review of the history of modern Palestine reflects a startling image of the conquest and colonization of traditional indigenous lands settled by the US.

US activists prepare to break Israel's blockade on Gaza

Alex Kane
10 June 2011
Final preparations are underway for the next big flotilla to Gaza, which is scheduled to occur in late June. The US Boat to Gaza will take part in the largest planned fleet yet, with an estimated 1,000 passengers from an array of countries collaborating to break Israel’s blockade.

Interview: Antony Loewenstein on Palestine's struggle in Australia

Sarah Irving
8 June 2011
Antony Loewenstein, a writer and journalist based in Sydney and a founder of Independent Australian Jewish Voices, speaks to The Electronic Intifada about the growing boycott, divestment and santions movement and the resistance to it in Australia.

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