Susan Abulhawais a Palestinian writer and the author of the international bestselling novel, Mornings in Jenin (Bloomsbury 2010). She is also the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, an NGO for children.
by Susan Abulhawa from Al Jazeera with thanks When I was a little girl, like many women of my generation who grew up watching American television shows (even if they were dubbed in Arabic), I used to twirl and twirl, trying to attain super powers like Wonder Woman. I would twitch my nose to magically transform my surroundings, like Samantha from Bewitched.
”This was about standing up for humanity. People lose their lives there daily. We see incidences of small children being jailed by Israeli soldiers. Land is stolen, homes are stolen and people are basically living in a prison. If this happened in any other country in the world there would be an outcry. It’s not a war, it’s apartheid and it’s barbaric”.
Why Celtic fans showed solidarity with the people of Palestine
Either we let him die slowly, or we put him out of his misery. Eventually, we put him out of his misery, and a D9 (armored bulldozer) came over and dropped a mound of rubble on him and that was the end of itcontinue reading ›
‘‘The nation State takes advantage of our nationalist feelings to concentrate corruption, control and money. The religious nation state is 10 times worse, guaranteeing totalitarian control by psychotic power freaks… Then there is the religious state claiming to be the ‘Chosen Race’ and just one ethnic group, like Israel, which is a recipe for fascist genocide”
Anonymous ‘knocks out’ Mossad website over Israel’s Gaza offensive
Hacker group Anonymous has taken down the website of the Israeli secret service Mossad in protest of Israel’s military incursion in Gaza. The ‘hacktivists’ have already targeted a number of organizations in their mission to stop the “genocide.”
Mossad’s website went offline at around 00:40 GMT and is still down at the time of writing. The Israeli government has yet to make any comment on the supposed hack attack.
ANONYMOUS BACKS GAZA VICTIMS WITH MASSIVE HACK ATTACK ON ISRAELI WAR STATE see below
”This post on the Gaza horror is 6 years old. It could have been written today. Israel will never change its policy of State terrorism while it is sponsored by the biggest bully on the block :the USA. The fascistic government needs a few Israeli deaths to prop up falling support for its national/religious regime.”admin
Israel must end its provocations and cycles of retaliations if it ever wants to achieve peace.
If Israel ever hopes to stop the cycle of brutal violence, it must take negotiations more seriously, writes Bishara [AFP]
Watching the escalation in Israel/Palestine and the preparations for a possible all-out assault on the Gaza Strip, one hears many insightful and original commentary. Alas, when it’s original it’s usually inaccurate, and when it’s right it’s hardly new. Netanyahu, like his predecessors, is using the assassination of Hamas’s leader Ahmad Jabari and subsequent escalation to undermine the Palestinian leadership’s (Hamas and Fatah’s) political standing and improve his own political chances, by underlining Israel’s national security over economic security as the core issue preoccupying the nation, ahead of the elections. To make the point, here’s a piece I published six years ago titled, “Mideast: End the cycle of retaliation“, with minor changes of dates, names etc. As they continue to repeat themselves tirelessly and recycle the same claims, I shall repeat my analysis…( * 0nly changes are in yellow italics)
The real graffiti vandals are CocaCola and McDonalds who bombard us and our kids day and night with inane propaganda for their noxious products. The real criminals, with their trillions stashed safely away, are greedily clubbing in London to sell more arms to poor people ravaged by capitalist pillage and climate change .