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German Foreign Policy Newsletter: The Day After

Newsletter vom 30.07.2012 - The Day After BERLIN/WASHINGTON/DAMASKUS (Eigener Bericht) - Deutsch-amerikanische Pläne zur Umgestaltung Syriens nach westlichem Modell stoßen bereits vor dem möglichen Sturz des Assad-Regimes auf Widerstände. Schon seit Monaten sind Regierungsberater von der Berliner Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) mit Vorbereitungen für Sofortmaßnahmen n ...

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Who Profits Report: Captive Economy – The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Israeli Occupation

This report describes the involvement of Israeli and multinational pharmaceutical industries in the occupation. As the pharmaceutical industry is a highly globalized arena, the report reveals some of the ways in which Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands offers opportunities to exploit the captive Palestinian market. Concurrently, the report describes the development of a vibrant but struggling Pale ...

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Uri Avnery: Talking Zionism

TALKING ZIONISM by Uri Avnery    28/07/12 “HE TALKS Zionism,” used to be a very derogatory comment when I was young. It meant that some elderly functionary had come to waste our time with a boring speech consisting largely of empty phrases.   That was before the foundation of the State of Israel. Since then, the term Zionism has been elevated to the status of a state ideology, if not ...

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Ramzy Baroud: Lurking Danger – Palestinian Refugees in Syria

'The flames are quickly approaching Yarmouk (as) someone is trying to drag the Palestinians into the fire,' reported Palestinian commentator Rashad Abu Shawar (as cited in Israeli Jerusalem Post, July 20). Yarmouk is the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. Its inhabitants make up nearly a quarter of Syria’s entire refugee population of nearly 500,000. Despite the persistence of memory a ...

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Richard Falk -Toward a Ghandian Geopolitics: A Feasable Uthopia?

   There has been serious confusion associated with the widespread embrace of ‘soft power’ as a preferred form of diplomacy for the 21st century. Joseph Nye introduced and popularized the concept, and later it was adopted and applied in a myriad of settings that are often contradictory from the perspective of international law and morality. I write in the belief that soft power as a fo ...

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Gilad Atzmon – A War Israel is Just Begging for an Excuse to Start

By Gilad Atzmon Just hours after the attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defence Minister Ehud Barak were quick to announce that Iran and the Hezbollah were behind the attack. In fact, it didn’t take the Israeli PM more than two hours to blame another country for committing an act of war on Israeli citizens in a third country’s territory. Of course, Netanyahu didn’t ...

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Buchneuerscheinung: Der wandernde – Wer? Eine Studie jüdischer Identitätspolitik von Gilad Atzmon

Englischsprachige Infos und Rezensionen finden Sie hier:   Gilad Atzmon Der wandernde - Wer? Eine Studie jüdischer Identitätspolitik Jüdische Identität ist engst mit einigen der schwierigsten und strittigsten Probleme unserer Zeit verknüpft. Ziel dieses Buches ist es, viele dieser Kernpunkte für die Diskussion zu öffnen. Da Israel sich öffentlich als „jüdischer ...

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Internationaler Aufruf für Ende der Gaza-Blockade – Fünf Jahre Abriegelung

Internationaler Aufruf für Ende der Gaza-Blockade Fünf Jahre Abriegelung Anlässlich des fünften Jahrestags der Abriegelung Gazastreifens fordern heute 50 internationale Hilfs- und UN-Organisationen, darunter medico international in einem gemeinsamen Aufruf ein Ende der Blockade: "Seit über fünf Jahren leiden mehr als 1,6 Millionen Menschen unter einer völkerrechtswidrigen Abriegelung des Gazastreifens. Mehr ...

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UN Article 19 – Freedoms of Opinion and Expression and History Revisionism

Introduction by Gabi Weber and Gilad Atzmon UN Human Rights Committee, July 2011: General Comment on Article 19 - Freedoms of Opinion and Expression  Just a few days ago we came across the following from the UN Human Rights Committee - an independent body tasked with supervising compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The document, from the Office of the High C ...

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