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Fidaa Abuassi: Freezing and Canoeing in Gaza

Gaza Strip, Palestine December 13,2012 (photo: @MuathHumaid) Well, I need to share with you some news about Gaza, my home. I haven’t heard from my family for 3 days, haven’t seen any of my siblings online anywhere, so I called (internationally since I could neither Skype or Viber). My mom said “habibti we are doing well Alhamdulliah. Don’t worry. We just didn’t have power for t ...

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Ma´an News: Israel ‚Opens Dams‘ Flooding Gaza Strip Near Deir Al Balah

(MaanImages)   BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Gaza Government's Disaster Response Committee announced late Friday that Israeli authorities had opened up dams just east of the Gaza Strip, flooding numerous residential areas in nearby villages within the coastal territory. Committee chairman Yasser Shanti said in a press conference that Israeli authorities had opened up dams just to the east of the bor ...

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Seymour M. Hersh: Whose Sarin?

Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the ...

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Nelson Mandela´s Wembley Speech – London, Monday 16th April 1990

    Transcript Master of Ceremonies, Distinguished artists, Members of the International Reception Committee, Dear friends here and elsewhere in the world: Our first simple and happy task is to say thank you. Thank you very much to you all. Thank you that you chose to care, because you could have decided otherwise. Thank you that you elected not to forget, because our fate could have been a passin ...

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Elias Akleh: Day of Palestinian Rage

December 1st 2013 Last Friday, the 29th of November, was the annual observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People as dedicated by the UN General Assembly (resolution 32/40 B). On the same day Palestinians had called for “Day of Rage” demonstrations against Israeli theft of Palestinian land especially the on going theft of Naqab (Negev) area. The generation old Pal ...

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Mairav Zonszein: Police Drag, Arrest and Allegedly Beat Bedouin Child at Anti-Prawer Protest

Adalah attorney witnesses the child being beaten inside police car, says the 14-year-old minor is accused of holding – and not throwing – a stone. Protests against the Prawer Plan, especially the central protest in the southern town of Hura, made it to top headlines on all Israel media sites last night, showing mostly the violent end of what began as peaceful protests. What wasn’t reported ...

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Samah Sabawi: In A World of Chaos – Gaza’s Watar Band Seeking Love, Peace and Freedom

  11 (Photo of Watar Band by Fawzi Aljafarawi/supplied) By Samah Sabawi Gaza’s new music sensation Watar Band has just released their latest song and it is making a lot of noise!  The song Dawsha which literally translates to noise is a reminder to the world that creative rhythm and harmony still exist in Gaza despite the chaos and the depressive realities that prevail not only within the ti ...

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Gabi Weber: Ticking Bombs – New Attempts to Silence Cafe Palestine Freiburg

Over the last three years Cafe Palestine Freiburg has been harassed by both major and minor institutions in the City of Freiburg. We took the mayor and also the University of Freiburg, influenced by Holocaust scholar Dr. Schwendemann, to court and won both cases and we also easily survived Henryk M. Broder (infamous German Hasbara-Islamophobe), German Israeli Society and Antideutsche’s attempts to des ...

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