Monthly Archives: March 2014

Twenty-four hours at Rafah

from Twenty-four hours at Rafah   Palestinians wait for relatives coming from Egypt at the Rafah border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on March 9, 2014. (Photo: AFP-Said Khatib) By: Hani Ibrahim Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014 The Palestinians are unwelcome in Egypt. Their living conditions have further deteriorated following accusations by the new […]

Once again, Australia is stealing its Indigenous children

From once again, Australia is stealing its Indigenous children 21 March 2014 The tape is searing. There is the voice of an infant screaming as he is wrenched from his mother, who pleads, “There is nothing wrong with my baby. Why are you doing this to us? I would’ve been hung years ago, wouldn’t […]

Back Middle East Tourism as a tool to erase Palestinian identity Tourism as a tool to erase Palestinian identity Jessica Purkiss

from At the entrance of a Dead Sea resort located in the West Bank, Palestinian man Hazem paid his 70 shekels admission fee to the women sitting behind the desk. “Can we camp here?” he asked. Surveying the group of internationals, she said, “Are there any Arabs in your group?” Hazem, born and bred in […]

Shira Robinson explains the DNA of Israel

copied from Shira Robinson explains the DNA of Israel Philip Weiss on March 13, 2014 148   Shira Robinson has an important new book out called Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel’s Liberal Settler State that lays out the foundations of second-class status for Palestinians inside Israel. (A few weeks back we posted the introduction.) An associate professor […]