Category Archives: Palestine

The Nuclear Agreement with Iran is good for the US

irannucleardealThe main opposition to the agreement with Iran comes from Israel. The Israelis fear Iran dominance in the region and want an Iran hobbled by sanctions.

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)  On July 14th, the U.S., China, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Russia reached an agreement with Iran to “to limit Tehran’s nuclear ability in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions.”  In reality, the negotiations were less about curbing nuclear proliferation and more about international trade and U.S. prestige.  On balance, this Iran nuclear agreement is realistic, pragmatic and, on balance, good for the U.S.

Opponents of the agreement wanted an Iran unconditional surrender.  However, these were negotiations — a dialogue between Iran and six nations with a goal of reaching a mutually beneficial outcome.

Human Rights: thinking globally, acting locally

israel-signOne thing about empires that people have to know: they do not last. They get the hubris to think they can last and that they can manage affairs of other people in perpetuity but this is an illusion.

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Global News Centre

(BETHLEHEM)  The first two paragraphs below are commentary/”thinking globally” followed by suggestions on “acting locally”. So you can skip the next two paragraphs if you like and go directly to actions.

A home denied

Palestine_refugees“The Zionists wanted Palestine, all of Palestine, preferably with no Palestinians in it.” – Jewish historian, Ilan Pappé, from his book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Jafar M Ramini Global News Centre

(LONDON)  They came uninvited. The Zionist zealots arrived on our shores with the Bible in one hand and a machine gun in the other. They declared, “this is our land, promised to us by our God and you, the Palestinians, have no place in it.”

The inevitable consequence of this pre-meditated act of land theft, genocide and ethnic cleansing was the creation of one of the biggest and oldest refugee problems the world has ever known. One out of every three refugees in the world is a Palestinian.  With no place to call home and denied every possible human and civil right the Palestinian refugees and their descendents have been languishing in refugee camps ever since in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and also the West Bank and Gaza.

The First Lady Of Arabic Hip Hop Feat. M1 (Dead Prez): Intro By Ahmed Zaqout

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Shadia Mansour & M1 (Dead Prez)

Dominga Luna Global News Centre

Submitted By Jamal Belica

The First Lady Of Arabic Hip Hop Feat. M1 (Dead Prez): Intro Ahmed Zaqout
Video Remix by Jamal Belica/ A.E.M.G.
Featuring Ahmed Zaqout/Gaza City
Project Organized and Directed by Luna Dominga/IYP4G
Hijacked Media Film/Ace Knight 2015

Gaza: Invincible Feat. Bader El Zaharna & Krap Gaza Free Running

krap gazaProject Organized And Directed By Luna Dominga
Feat. Badir El Zaharna & Krap Gaza Free Running
Music Production By Profetesa
Video Production By Jamal Belica
Hijacked Media Film/Ace Knight 2015

Black Israelis Are Standing Up To Police Brutality

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Global News Centre

Ethiopian Jews in Israel have been taking to the streets for months now to protest police brutality. 

“What happens to a dream deferred?”

014979_38Injustices, that is, such as Israel’s oppressive military occupation of the Palestinian people, an occupation that began either in 1948 or 1967, however one wishes to measure the history of stolen land and stolen lives.

Dr. James Wall Global News Centre

(CHICAGO)  What happens to a dream deferred?

The question comes from Langston Hughes’ poem, Harlem, which inspired Lorraine Hansberry to write her drama, A Raisin in the Sunthe first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway. 

The Passion of the Baptist, Not the Christ By Agron Belica

The Passion of the Baptist, Not the Christ

Agron-Belica-Harvard-Books-John-the-Baptist

A well written and well thought out alternative to what was at best a problematic and most likely fictitious account of the personalities involved in the crucifixion. Belica’s evidence to support his supposition is very strong, much stronger than can be found in the new testament.

—Professor P. Dreier, Encore Music Academy

Human rights: dignity and solidarity

Tabgha Church

Tabgha Church

Oh God, the chest is replete with bitterness… do not turn that into spite.
Oh God, the heart is replete with pain… do not turn that into vengeance.
Oh God, the spirit is replete with fear… do not turn that into hatred.
Oh God, my body is weak… do not turn my weakness into despair. – Faisal Al-Husseini

Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Global News Centre

Tabghe Church in the Galillee withstood 1700 years of various rulers in Palestine. It is the church on the location we are told where Jesus multiplied the fish and the bread. For the first time in its long history it was burned nearly completely (arson) this week. The perpetrators wrote in red Hebrew graffiti that the “idol worshippers” will also be killed!

Tabghe Church in the Galillee withstood 1700 years of various rulers in Palestine. It is the church on the location we are told where Jesus multiplied the fish and the bread. For the first time in its long history it was burned nearly completely (arson) this week. The perpetrators wrote in red Hebrew graffiti that the “idol worshippers” will also be killed!

(BETHLEHEM)  Tabghe Church in the Galillee withstood 1700 years of various rulers in Palestine. It is the church on the location we are told where Jesus multiplied the fish and the bread. For the first time in its long history it was burned nearly completely (arson) this week. The perpetrators wrote in red Hebrew graffiti that the “idol worshippers” will also be killed! It joins other churches and dozens of mosques destroyed since the founding of the “Jewish state” in Palestine. Israel is a repressive country that violates basic human rights including freedom of religion. It inculcates in its public and private Jewish only schools notions of chosenness and racism (just read Nurit Peled-Elhanan research into this subject). Just see these two examples of the products of Zionist indoctrination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX9Tk2TMA6Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=168&v=dPxv4Aff3IA

The danger of redefining “anti-semitism” to mean criticism of Israel

israel-flagJudaism is a religion of universal values. Israel is a sovereign state. It has violated international law by occupying the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The boycott movement is a nonviolent effort to show opposition to this occupation, similar, its advocates argue, to the movement of sanctions against South Africa to show opposition to apartheid.

Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)     The following letter, which I wrote concerning the redefinition of the term “anti-Semitism,” and the use of this term to characterize criticism of Israel, appears in today’s (June 16, 2015) Washington Post.

In the June 13 news article “In Israel, concerns rising over boycott movement,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to the movement to boycott Israel or disinvest from those doing business in the occupied territories as “anti-Semitic.” Similarly, Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who recently presided over a meeting that raised more than $20 million to fight this movement, referred to it as “anti-Semitic.” Whether one agrees with this movement or not, and many Jews are leading participants, the fact is that it is in no way “anti-Semitic.”

Tax-exempt U.S. funds should not be building Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

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As young people ask questions about the meaning of life and seek to discover a meaning and purpose for their own lives, the place once occupied by the church is, more and more, now empty.

Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)    For nearly half a century, Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem. During that period more than half a million Israelis have settled in these occupied territories.  The U.S. Government, under both Republican and Democratic administrations, views these settlements as illegal. So does the United Nations and International law. U.S. policy has long called for a two-state solution, with an independent Palestinian state to be established on the West Bank.  Israeli occupation of the land, however, makes the two-state solution unlikely.  And Israel’s new government opposes the creation of a Palestinian state, with some members of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government openly calling for annexation. In early June, at the Herzliya Conference, Israel’s premier security meeting, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely declared: “I negate the idea of a two-state solution.”

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