Sunday, 17 July, 2011, 13:51 ( 11:51 GMT )
Palestinians Won’t Learn Israeli Lessons – by Jillian Kestler-D’Amours (IPS)
Widespread strikes across Palestinian civil society could be in store for East Jerusalem at the start of the next school year, as the municipality moves ahead with its current plan to implement an Israeli curriculum in Palestinian schools.
Confused Strategy: How the PA Sold Out Palestinian Unity - by Ramzy Baroud
If you happen to be a Palestinian government employee, chances are you will receive only half your usual salary this month. The other half will only be available when international donors find it in their hearts to make up for the huge shortage of funds currently facing the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Libya: NATO Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way - Daniel Kalinaki
Four months after a NATO-backed bomb-and-batter attempt to oust him, Libya's Col. Muammar Al Qathafi retains his decades-long grip on power. NATO and US President Barack Obama have invested pride and politico-military capital in trying to get rid of Al Qathafi, including successfully procuring warrants for his arrest from the International Criminal Court.
Yemen Continues to Inspire Amid Great Odds - by Ramzy Baroud
The Yemeni people are unrelenting in their demands for democracy. Millions continue to stage rallies across their country in a display of will that is proving the most robust out of all the Arab revolutions.
US Foreign Policy Invigorated at the Expense of Gaza - by Ramzy Baroud
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made a series of stern and fiery statements recently, giving the impression that war is somehow upon us once again.
Economy Alone Fails to Explain Turkey’s Success- By Ramzy Baroud
Many commentators today are basing the success of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the June 12 elections largely on its ability to guide the country through a decade of remarkable growth.
ARTICLE SUMMARY: After all the other fake stories used to whip up public support for wars, you'd think we had learned something. Apparently not, judging from the media's unquestioning spreading of claims that Al Qathafi ordered Viagra-furled rapes - claims that look dubious under even a little scrutiny.
‘Permanent’ Despair: Did Egypt Really Open Rafah Crossing?- By Ramzy Baroud from Gaza
For most Palestinians, leaving Gaza through Egypt is as exasperating a process as entering it. Governed by political and cultural sensitivities, most Palestinian officials and public figures refrain from criticising the way Palestinians are treated at the Rafah border.
Nation of Islam's Akbar Muhammad Released in Guyana After Unjust Detention, False Charges - By Ashahed M. Muhammad
Abdul Akbar Muhammad, international representative of the Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, is back safely in the United States after being detained by law enforcement officials in the South American country of Guyana.
One Missile, One Playground: The Will of Gaza - By Ramzy Baroud from Gaza
A ‘Hamas commander’ drove a beat-up grey van in northern Gaza and theatrically spoke on his walky-talky as I sat in the passenger seat. The van was almost barren, save for the most basic equipment propelling it to move forward over the bumpy roads of an overcrowded refugee camp.
Crushed Ice in Nuseirat: My Gaza Refugee Camp Revisited - By Ramzy Baroud from Gaza
“Do you remember Mahmoud?” asked Abu Nidal, my neighbour from nearly 20 years ago, when I lived in Gaza. “Yes, of course, I do,” I answered. I remembered him as yet another troublemaking child among the Nuseirat Refugee Camp’s numerous rabble-rousers.
Welcome to Gaza: Revolution and Change at the Rafah Border - By Ramzy Baroud
The Palestinian security officer at the Rafah border was overly polite. He wore a black uniform and walked around self-assuredly, as he instructed weary travelers on their next moves before being allowed back into Gaza. On the other side of the border, in Egypt, there was much anxiety, fear and anticipation.
Unity is Not Compromise: Towards a Real Palestinian Strategy - By Ramzy Baroud
As the ‘Palestine Papers’ demonstrated, the major obstacle to real, lasting and just peace in Palestine is the Israeli leadership’s unwillingness to accept anything less than full domination over the Palestinians.
Gaza Marathon: A Race for Freedom and Summer Camps - by Ramzy Baroud
Nader al-Masri is an inspiration. The 31-year-old Gaza athlete seems completely oblivious to challenges that would seem insurmountable to most. On May 5, he led a small pack of nine runners into the finish line of Gaza’s first marathon. Behind them, 1,300 children ran various distances.
So let me see if I got this right; the man accused of orchestrating a major attack on US soil, wasn't on the FBI's most wanted list, was supposedly in a cave for 10 years, who the rest of the world has reported dead for years, was finally caught, shot, and killed... no trial, no evidence, no proof, and his body was dumped into the ocean in the middle of the night, within 24 hours. Makes total sense and all State-sponsored.
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