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Mar 20th, 2013
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Whether or not he achieves diplomatic breakthroughs on his visit to Israel, President Obama’s trip could help the peace process by focusing news media attention, for once, on positive aspects of normal existence in that controversial corner of the Middle East. Though coverage inevitably focuses...
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Dec 24th, 2012
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By Amira Hass, haaretz The inspiration for the Arab Spring came from young people in the street, but it seemed to bypass the West Bank and Gaza. Haaretz tracks down the Palestinians still talking about a revolution “Hold your head high because you are a Palestinian.” This was Fatah’...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 24th, 2012
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THE MANTRA of this round was Once And For All. “We must put an end to this (the rockets, Hamas, the Palestinians, the Arabs?) Once and For All!” – this cry from the heart was heard dozens of times daily on TV from the harassed inhabitants of Israel’s battered towns and villages in the South. [&hellip...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 22nd, 2012
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By Sam Bahour, Palestine Chronicle The horrendous reality of the Palestinian communities inside Israel—in places like Akka, Haifa, Nazareth, Yaffa, and the Negev—is not about being regulated to sit in the back of the bus; they could only wish for such blatant racism. Here, the racism is multilayered,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 9th, 2012
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By: James M. Dorsey When Spanish giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona clashed this weekend, two matches separated by thousands of kilometers were played, one on and one off the pitch. The Spanish clash ended in a draw in Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium; a rare show of public defiance to Gaza’s Hamas rule...
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Sep 26th, 2012
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By Ramzy Baroud If the new Egyptian leadership thinks it is possible to achieve lasting reconciliation between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah within the current political climate, it is likely to be disappointed. In the case of Gaza, the government of Mohamed Morsi should in fact pursue s...
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Sep 10th, 2012
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South Africa, 1987. (Photo: Supplied) By Shafiq Morton – Cape Town Recently there has been a determined, if not desperate flurry of letter writing to the press by the South African Zionist Federation. Strong sentiments on Israel at the African National Congress policy conference at Gallagher Estate n...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 5th, 2012
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By Tamar Fleishman –The West Bank The camps stood opposite of each other during each one of the Ramadan Fridays. From dawn to afternoon- when the prayer at Al-Aqsa was being conducted, the Palestinians stood armed with their prayer mats on their shoulders before the army of soldier armed with rifles ...
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Aug 24th, 2012
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JERUSALEM — Israel accused South Africa on Thursday of behaving like an apartheid state by requiring Israeli goods made by West Bank settlers to be labelled as originating from “Israeli-occupied territory.” The rhetoric is likely to strain Israel’s relations with South Africa, whose ruling African Na...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 2nd, 2012
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I was recently challenged by a polite academic who claimed to be dumbfounded by the fact that I rejected as absurd his use of the term “Apartheid Wall” to refer to Israel’s security barrier fence. He demanded to know why I objected to the term, and what I thought was a more appropriate name for [&hel...