Category Archives: Israel / Palestine

The borders of Israel – update

My article The borders of Israel has been updated.  

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Criminal as well as illegal: Israeli settlements in the OPT

There is a real possibility that Israeli leaders could be indicted for war crimes over the program of building settlements for Israeli citizens in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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Remembering and Imagining Palestine

Remembering and Imagining Palestine: Identity and Nationalism from the Crusades to the Present, by Haim Gerber. Publication date: 3rd October 2008 | ISBN-10: 0230537014 | ISBN-13: 978-0230537019

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Netanyahu’s good idea

Prime Minister Netanyahu has suggested that any peace deal agreed between Israel and Palestine should be put to the Israeli people in a referendum. Palestine already has such a policy. This is an excellent idea. In a democracy political parties campaign … Continue reading

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The barren, empty land

Recently Shimon Peres, the President of Israel, said the following in a press interview. “I remember how it all began. The whole state of Israel is a millimeter of the whole Middle East. A statistical error, barren and disappointing land, … Continue reading

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Obama’s best paragraphs

Uri Avnery, the veteran Israeli peace activist, sums up President Obama’s visit to Israel and Palestine thus: Obama in Israel: Every word right. Every gesture genuine. Every detail in its place. Perfect. Obama in Palestine: Every word wrong. Every gesture … Continue reading

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Arab League Declaration on the intervention in Palestine, 15 May 1948

Arab League Declaration on the intervention in Palestine, 15 May 1948 Copied on 2013/05/25 from: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Cablegram_from_the_Secretary-General_of_the_League_of_Arab_States_to_the_Secretary-General_of_the_United_Nations Cablegram from the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States to the Secretary-General of the United Nations (1948) On the occasion of the intervention … Continue reading

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How Iran will destroy Israel

Iranian government officials say many nasty things about Zionism and Israel. I wish they wouldn’t: they create tension and hostility and threaten the peace. Some examples: Israel is a cancerous tumor that should be removed. Stand firm and resist and … Continue reading

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The borders of Israel

[Sources: the very useful UN booklet  The Question of Palestine and the United Nations  is cited as QPUN below. The Israel archivist’s English paraphrase of the Cabinet Protocols (brief summaries of meetings) is cited as ICP below.] It has often … Continue reading

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American misconceptions about Israel?

The following is a comment made on the American website ForeignPolicy.com. I take great comfort in the fact that our great US of A has a staunch ally in the Middle East called Israel. Israel has sometimes been called the … Continue reading

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