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Mazin Qumsiyeh: It Happened In July

IT HAPPENED IN JULY by Mazin Qumsiyeh   3 July 1919: Syrian Arab Congress (attended by 15 delegates from Palestine) emphasizes Arab Unity and rejection of colonialism. July 1920: The World Zionist Organization meeting in London establishes a new financial arm to raise money called Keren Hayesod.  Since then donations were collected from Jews around the world to help dispossess the native Palestini ...

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Annette Groth: Security Research Beyond Legal Control – Profits Instead Of Human Rights

  SECURITY RESEARCH BEYOND LEGAL CONTROL: PROFITS INSTEAD OF HUMAN RIGHTS   by Annette Groth With benign support from governmental and supragovernmental institutions, a growing market in security goods is developing. Some of the key products belong to the grey area of dual-use items, which can be used interchangeably for military and civil security purposes. One huge problem is the lack of the saf ...

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Annette Groth: Sicherheitsforschung jenseits rechtlicher Kontrolle – Profit statt Menschenrechte

 SICHERHEITSFORSCHUNG JENSEITS RECHTLICHER KONTROLLE - PROFIT STATT MENSCHENRECHTE   Von Annette Groth   Gefördert durch staatliche und suprastaatliche Institutionen entwickelt sich ein wachsender Markt für Sicherheitstechnik. Zentrale Produkte betreffen die Grauzone des Dual-Use, in der militärische und zivile Sicherheitsleistungen austauschbar werden. Kontrollmechanismen, die ...

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Franklin Lamb: Now´s Not the Time for Hezbollah to Cut-and-Run

Bad Advice From a Friend Now’s Not the Time for Hezbollah to Cut-and-Run by FRANKLIN LAMB Dahiyeh, South Beirut.   This observer admits that politically speaking, things might appear a bit tough for Hezbollah these days but will spare the dear reader the tedium of a laundry list of what the Party has experienced over the past 20 months in terms of domestic and foreign attacks, condemnations, calu ...

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Norton Mezvinsky: The One State Solution

I want to begin my presentation with a brief, current, factual and, I believe, realistic appraisal of the Palestinian-Israel conflict.  For more than 43 years from the end of the June, 1967 war to date Israel and the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza have constituted one state.  This is a fact.  It is unfortunately also a fact that, as I am sure you know, Palestinians in this sta ...

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Joachim Guilliard: Frieden unerwünscht

Frieden unerwünscht Hintergrund. Syrien – NATO eskaliert Contra-Krieg   Von Joachim Guilliard     Syrische Rebellen kündigen Annan-Friedensplan auf«, berichteten am 4. Juni die Medien ohne die geringste Ironie. Dabei waren bei Gefechten schon zwei Tage zuvor nach Angaben der Opposition 89 Menschen getötet worden, darunter 57 Soldaten – die Armee sei sehr verwundbar gegen die Angriffe bewaffneter Gruppe ...

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