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Al-Nakba: A series on the Palestinian 'catastrophe' of 1948 that led to dispossession and conflict that still endures.
For Palestinians, 1948 marks the 'nakba' or the 'catastrophe', when hundreds of thousands were forced out of their homes. But for Israelis, the same year marks the creation of their own state. This se...
Bertrand Russell's Last Message
No people anywhere in the world would accept being expelled en masse from their own country; how can anyone require the people of Palestine to accept a punishment which nobody else would tolerate?
The Case Against Israel
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
The Case for Palestine: An International Law Perspective - Book Review
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Creating A Giant Ghetto in Gaza: Against The Current vol. 125
I is possible to force a whole people to submit to foreign occupation by starving it? That is, certainly, an interesting question. So interesting, indeed, that the governments of Israel and the United...
Dr. Makdisi on a One State Solution
A video clip featuring Dr. Saree Makdisi presenting the case for a one-state solution in Israel-Palestine - a democratic secular state.
Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of Transfer in Zionist Political Thought 1882-1948
Before, during and after 1948 the Israelis expelled more than 750,000 Palestinians. The ideas and attitudes that allowed for this concept of "transfer" are examined in Nur Masalha's book. "Transfer"b...
5 Broken Cameras
Davidi, Guy; Burnat, Emad
A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank whose lands are being systematically seized to make room for illegal Israeli sett...
Footnotes in Gaza: A Graphic Novel
A graphic depiction of an incident in Gaza in 1956, when Israeli soldiers massacred 111 Palestinians.
'The Forced Displacement of Palestinians Never Truly Ended
As Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary, a child and grandchild of exiled Palestinian reflects on the Nakba, where 750,000 were driven from their homes or fled in terror following massacres of Pales...
French Jews for Palestinian Rights: Against The Current vol. 89
Bensaïd, Daniel; Kahn, Marcel-Francis; Tomkiewicz, Stanislas; Vidal-Naquet, Pierre
The following text (abridged here) was published in the French daily Le Monde of October 18, 2000 accompanied by the signatures of fifty French people of Jewish origin, several of them well-known poli...
Gaza 2009: De-Osloizing the Palestinian Mind
Eid, Dr. Haidar
The lesson we learn from Gaza 2009 is to harness all effort to fight the outcome of the Oslo Accords, and to form a United Front on a platform of resistance and reforms. This cannot be achieved withou...
Gaza, The World's Largest Outdoor Prison: Against The Current vol. 134
Sara Roy couldn't have predicted the deterioration of Gaza since the 2005 unilateral pullout of Israeli occupation forces and settlers any more effectively than in her book Failing Peace: Gaza and the...
Image and Reality of The Israel-Palestine Conflict
Challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new and enlarged edition critically re-examines dominant popular and scholarly...
The Iron Cage
Is Israel an Apartheid State?: Rhetoric or Reality? Summary of a Legal Study by the Human Sciences Research council of South Africa
Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
Is It Realistic to Demand the Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees?
Israel, Lebanon and Torture: Against The Current vol. 125
An interview with Marty Rosenbluth. Marty Rosenbluth is Amnesty International’s country specialist for Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority.
Israel/Palestine: "It's Complicated" ... Or Is It?
We often hear it said that the Israel/Palestine conflict is complicated. But is it really?
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israel will withdraw only under pressure
The overwhelming majority of the Jewish public has been determined since 1967 not to relinquish any territory except if forced to do so.
Israel's approved ethnic cleansing
Herman, Edward S.
Israel's treatment of the Palestinians has always presented a moral problem to the West, as that treatment has violated every law and moral standard on the books.
Israel's Struggle Within: Against The Current vol. 113
ATC interviews Uri Davis.
Jeff Halper's Obstacles to Peace: Against The Current vol. 120
“The occupation challenges us all… Can a system of control, displacement, denial of fundamental rights and repression actually prevail? What does it mean if we are unable to end an occupation that is ...
The lessons we have learned: Palestine & Iraq: Any Signs of Hope?
A speech on "the peace movement: lessons learned and the way forward." Henry Lowi argues that "There is no sign of hope, for the old prejudices and the old concepts, and there is no hope for the colon...
Married to Another Man: Israel's Dilemma in Palestine
Karmi argues that Israel has never been able to solve the original and unresolved Zionist quandary of how to create and maintain a Jewish state in a land inhabited by another people. She maintains tha...
On Oil and Quicksand: Against The Current vol. 114
The end of 2004 finds the Middle East sliding toward an even bloodier morass, thanks in large part to imperial and colonial arrogance which has rarely been on such open display.
The Other Israel: The Radical Case Against Zionism
Bober, Ari (ed.)
A collective effort by a small group of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel to penetrate the dense net of illusion and myth that dominates the thinking and feeling of most Israelis and, at the same tim...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
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Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
Former U.S. President Carter calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians 'apartheid' and identifies continuing Israeli control of the occupied territories as the primary obstacle to peace.
Palestinian Democracy: Against The Current vol. 121
Few elections throughout the world have been perceived by the local population, as well as international observers, as democratic and transparent as the Palestinian ones. At first glance, Palestine se...
Palestinian Refugees: The Right Of Return
Aruri, Naseer (ed.)
The thorniest of issues, elucidated, discussed, and contextualized, by an impressive array of scholars and activists, including Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Norman Finkelstein, Jaber Sueiman, Nahla Ghan...
Pro-Israel Lobby Alarmed by Growth of Boycott, Divestment Movement
The international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel is emerging as one of the most important ways to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine.
Quest for Justice
Judith Stone, an American Jew, argues that Jews of conscience must support the right of return of the Palestinian people.
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Rebutting Israel's "We don't kill civilians on purpose" argument
The difference between intentional and accidental killing is only relevant when the aim of the violence is a just one. Accidentally killing civilians in the course of using violence to stop oppression...
Revisiting the partition of Palestine
Henry Lowi calls on honest, realistic and pragmatic peace activists the world over to expose partition, protest against it and propose an alternative solution to the question of Palestine.
The Road to Civil War: Against The Current vol. 113
Everybody in Israel is talking about the Next War. The most popular TV channel is running a whole series about it.
The Root of the Mid-East Conflict and the Reason Our Government Supports Israel's Government
How should decent people respond to the Middle-East conflict? We should support equality, not Zionist ethnic cleansing. Equality is the way to make a better world for ordinary people from Watertown to...
The Secrets in Israel's Archives: Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing Kept Under Lock and Key
Israel has extended the time limit for releasing documents in its archives to 70 years, to prevent disclosure of evidence of widespread ethnic cleansing. The state's chief archivist says many of the ...
Seth Farber's Radicals, Rabbis and Peacemakers: Against The Current vol. 120
Smith, Michael Steven
My grandparents came to America from Hungary in 1912. My family who stayed there and the Hungarian Jewish population were mostly killed by the fascists in the bitter winter of 1944, some 800,000. Twen...
The Tragedy of Norman Finkelstein -- Time to Say Goodbye
Norman Finkelstein seems to have moved from an anti-Zionist position to believing that the best we can do is create a Palestinian bantustan while Israeli remains as a state where Jews rule and Palesti...
Truth Against Truth
Challenges the myths, conventional lies, and historical falsehoods on which most of the arguments of both Israeli and Palestinian propaganda rest. The truths of both sides are intertwined into one his...
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Designed to inform those who are somewhat unfamiliar with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Written in question and answer format
UN's 1947 Partition Plan made Palestine a deal it had to refuse
Weinroth analyzes the reasons behind Palestinians' refusal of the Partition Plan, reasons that have been largely dismissed in favour of casting their actions in an unfavourable light and thereby justi...
What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel: The savage punishment of Gaza traces back to decades ago.
An old man in Gaza held a placard that read: “You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us al...
A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ong...
Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
ZNet Israel-Palestine Watch
Progressive Web site with extensive coverage of Israel-Palestine.
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Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Alternatives - Action & Communication Network for International Development
Alternatives, Action and Communication Network for International Development, is a non-governmental, international solidarity organization. Alternatives works to promote justice and equality amongst i...
Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights
AUPHR is an association of American taxpayers united by a mutual concern for human rights in general and Palestinian human rights in particular. Our members are of all religions, races, national origi...
Canadian-Palestinian Educational Exchange
CEPAL has been educating Palestinian refugees in Lebanon since 1997. As part of our work, CEPAL also creates awareness to Canadians about the refugees' difficult conditions in Lebanon.
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
To empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development, and peace in the Middle East. * To advocate for a just foreign policy regarding Middle-East issues. * To insist that the Cana...
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The website of Professor Norman Finkelstein.
International Middle East Media Center
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide English language media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
To emphasize that the CORE issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are the DISPOSSESSION and ETHNIC CLEANSING (compulsory population transfer to achieve political gains) of the Palestinian people ...
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel
Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights
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Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
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On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
For first time in 70 years, Palestinians return to their villages
To commemorate Land Day, group of Palestinian refugees returned to the villages they were expelled from in 1948.
The man reconstructing Palestine's lost villages
Abu Sitta has diligently reconstructed and mapped the future for all Palestinians laying the groundwork for their homecoming. "Our plan is to reconstruct the destroyed Palestinian villages. The plan...
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Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
An independent online newspaper that provides daily news, commentary, features and book reviews on a variety of subjects, yet is largely focused on Palestine, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle ...