[The following statement was issued by the below signatories on 29 July 2014.]
“Remaining silent while Palestinian people are slaughtered is a sin which nothing could absolve.”
We condemn the barbaric and frequent assaults that have been committed by the Israeli state against the people of Palestine. We also support ... Read More »
CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses the Palestinian perspective with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani. Cooper got the Israeli view from Mark Regev, top spokesman for Prime Minister Netanyahu prior to this interview. Read More »
[Prefatory Note from Richard Falk: Posted here is a joint declaration of international law experts from around the world who are listed below as endorsers. I am among the endorsers, and the text was initially drafted by several international law scholars. We welcome additional signatures that can be sent to me in the ... Read More »
John Snow of UK's Channel 4, discusses the miserable conditions in Gaza in relation to children, after his return to the studio. He goes beyond the story to address questions of responsibility.
Such reports are hardly shown on mainstream screens in the United States, and beyond.
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Israel has killed almost 800 Palestinians in the past twenty-one days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. That is to be expected in a population of 1.8 million where the number of Hamas members is approximately 15,000. Israel does ... Read More »
[The following letter was issued by a number of civil society leaders in Gaza. It was originally published on the Electronic Intifada.]
As academics, public figures, and activists witnessing the intended genocide of 1.8 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, we call for a ceasefire with Israel only if ... Read More »
[This video was originally posted by Channel 4 News (UK)]
In this video, Jon Snow, of Channel 4 News (UK) interviews children in Gaza City about the horror of--and coping with--living under Israeli bombardment. Snow also speaks to Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert, currently treating children of Gaza at al Shifa ... Read More »
Responding to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and other resistance forces in the Gaza Strip’s rejection of the so-called “ceasefire proposal,” Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas lamented, “The Palestinian factions’ refusal to deal with the Egyptian proposal for ceasefire with ... Read More »
Democracy Now! hosts a debate on US media coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict and the roots of the crisis with two guests: Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the website Electronic Intifada & author of the new book, "The Battle for Justice in Palestine"; and J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large and columnist at the ... Read More »
[The following article by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani appears in the upcoming issue of the London Review of Books and has been posted online.]
In 2004, a year before Israel’s unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip, Dov Weissglass, éminence grise to Ariel Sharon, explained the ... Read More »
The special relationship between Israel and the United States goes deep...real deep. It's based on security, conflict and most of all money. Most of it for the Israeli military. But with over two hundred killed in Gaza just this July and the Israeli military's long list human rights abuses, AJ+ Labs' Francesca ... Read More »
الى بدر شاكر السياب الذي قال "بغداد مبغى كبير"
في ليلة حالكة من عام 1938، كانت العاصمة العراقيّة معرّضة للطوفان بسبب ارتفاع منسوب المياه في نهر دجلة. في حالات كهذه، تستعين الشرطة بالمارّة من أجل حثّهم على إنقاذ مدينتهم. إلا أن شوارع المدينة كانت خالية بسبب البرد القارس وتأخر الوقت، فسارع عدنان محيي الدين، ... Read More »
[The following statement was delivered by the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, on 14 July. In the intervening six days, the casualty figures cited in this statement have more than ... Read More »
أناقش في هذه المقابلة (انظر الفيديو في الأسفل) مع حسام الحملاوي رد حكومة السيسي على الهجوم الإسرائيلي على غزة كوظيفة للسياسة المصرية المحلية، بالإضافة إلى التغير الشجاع في الخطاب حول فلسطين، خاصة حول حماس. يبدأ بمعالجة كيف واصل السيسي لعب الدور الذي لعبه الرئيس السابق حسني مبارك حيال فلسطين؛ باستثناء أن السيسي تجاوزه ... Read More »
The NYC-based, private, non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch today issued a new statement on the Gaza crisis that goes a good distance toward correcting the serious errors they made in the statement they issued 9 July, as noted here. Furthermore, today’s report explicitly calls for an ... Read More »
In this interview (video below), I discuss with Hossam El-Hamalawy al-Sisi's government response to the Israeli assault on Gaza as a function of local Egyptian politics and the bold shift in the discourse on Palestine, Hamas specifically. He starts by addressing how al-Sisi continues to play the role that former ... Read More »
يمكن أن تُجسّد عمليات إخلاء المستوطنات في وضْعٍ استعماريّ لحظات من تمزّق محتمل وقلْب لنظام سياسي متأصّل في انتزاع الملكية. تتّسم لحظات كهذه، في حالة إسرائيل وفلسطين، بالتعبير من جديد عن مشروع الاستعمار الاستيطاني ومعاودة شَرْعَنته. ويحدثُ هذا عبر تطوير اقتصادٍ أخلاقيّ محدّد للاستيطان قائم على التعبئة السياسية للصدمة ... Read More »
Q: Why do you think Hamas didn't accept the terms of the ceasefire?
Rashid Khalidi (RK): Hamas has insisted that there be a lasting resolution of the basic problem of Israel's siege of Gaza, as was promised as part of the 2012 cease-fire, but never implemented in spite of Israel's recognition that Hamas ... Read More »
The rise of ISIS and the declaration of a Caliphate that controls large swaths of Iraq and Syria signals a moment of exceptional danger not only for Iraq and its future existence as a state, but for US national interests.
The United States has sacrificed life and limb and invested billions of dollars to save Iraq ... Read More »
[This video and post were originally published by Al Jazeera English.]
US President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he was worried fierce fighting with Hamas in Gaza could escalate, and offered help to broker a ceasefire.
Obama spoke to Netanyahu after ... Read More »
تهدف إسرائيل من العدوان وفق ما تعلنُه إلى العودة إلى معادلة "هدوء مقابل هدوء"، أما في الحقيقة فإن حكومة نتنياهو تريد من عدوانها أن يحقق ضربة قاصمة للبنية التحتيّة للمقاومة، وكسر إرادة المقاومة، من خلال تضمين أي اتفاق نزع السلاح.
بالرغم من حملة الإبادة المستمرة طوال الأيام الثمانية الماضية لا تزال المقاومة ... Read More »
[In view of Israel's assertions that it has not occupied the Gaza Strip since 2005, Jadaliyya re-posts an analysis of this claim authored by Lisa Hajjar, initially published in 2012.]
Yes, the Gaza Strip is still occupied. Despite official Israeli remonstrations that the unilateral disengagement of 2005, which ... Read More »
At the moment of writing these lines, the BBC reports one hundred deaths thus far in Gaza in the recent Israeli onslaught. As we have seen these scenes before, the invocation of repetition comes naturally. “Once again” is a commonly used word when it comes to death and suffering under occupation in ... Read More »
[In view of Israel's assertions that its current attacks on the Gaza Strip are an exercise in legitimate self-defense, Jadaliyya re-posts an analysis Israel’s attacks on Gaza authored by Samera Esmeir initially published in 2012.]
Once again Israel, still the occupying power of Gaza, has unleashed its war machinery ... Read More »
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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani participates in a debate on the current Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip on Russia Today's Cross Talk program. Other guests are Dan Arbell and Norman Finkelstein.
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[In view of Israel's assertions that its current attacks on the Gaza Strip are an exercise in legitimate self-defense, Jadaliyya re-posts an analysis of this claim by Co-Editor Noura Erakat initially published in 2012.]
On the fourth day of Israel's most recent onslaught against Gaza's Palestinian ... Read More »
Since the early morning hours of Tuesday 8 July 2014, Israeli occupation forces have been bombing Gaza from air, land, and sea. At the time of writing, Israel's indiscrimate bombing of the besieged enclave had killed over eighty Palestinians with more than five hundred injured, according to the Ministry of Health in ... Read More »
Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani gives an interview to Al-Jazeera English on the continued Israeli military assault on the Gaza Strip and the prospects for a cease-fire. Read More »
The evacuations of settlements in a colonial situation can represent moments of potential rupture and reversal of a political order rooted in dispossession. In the case of Israel and Palestine, however, such moments are characterized by the re-articulation and re-legitimization of the settler colonial enterprise. This ... Read More »