The Hope of a Victimised People

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) George Bisharat | Los Angeles Times | June 3, 2008 This essay was featured as the final segment of an on-line debate between George Bisharat and Judea Pearl that ran for five days as the ‘Dust-Up’ website feature of the Los Angeles Times and its sister publications Newsday, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun. I […]

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Gaza’s ‘bigger holocaust’

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Fida Qishta | IMEU | 8 March 2008 Rafah, the Gaza Strip, March 3 – Israeli officials said today that they finished their military operation in the Gaza Strip, but the Israeli attacks continue, and we fear that Israel is still planning a major invasion. On February 29th, Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai […]

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The truth you don’t hear

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Mustafa Barghouti | Al-Ahram Weekly, Issue 771 | 1-7 December 2005 The on-the-ground reality of Israel’s moral bankruptcy in its genocidal policies towards the Palestinians remains as clear as ever, writes Mustafa Barghouti* What is the current situation on the ground in Palestine? The Israeli narrative that continues to dominate the international media presents […]

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The Murder of Muhammad “Niinu” Al-‘Assi

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Anne Gwynne | Palestine Monitor | August 2005 Editors’ Note: This is a rare eyewitness account (with photographs) of one of the hundreds of illegal “targeted murders” by Israel of young Palestinian men, members of the legal Resistance. As such, its importance cannot be overstated. It is the only eyewitness account of this particular […]

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Eid Al-Adha in Nablus: A Night of Terror and Destruction

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Anne Gwynne | Axis of Logic | 27 January 2005 As the BBC and other major media organizations patronizingly ‘congratulate’ Abu Mazen on deploying 3,000 lightly-armed Palestinian troops to protect the ‘security’ of illegal Jewish colonists in Gaza, they report that ‘it is quiet on the ground’ in Palestine. In doing so, they are […]

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The writing on the Wall

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Terry Boullata | Electronic Intifada | 18/12/2004 Terry Boullata is head of a private school in Abu Dis and an advocacy worker. Terry Boullata: “Bit by bit the wall became more tangible” I am 38 years old, and I am from Jerusalem. I was born and lived all my life here, and I am […]

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Dead-Check in Falluja

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Evan Wright | Village Voice | 24-30 November 2004 In April 9, 2003, the day the statue of Saddam Hussein was being toppled in Baghdad, symbolizing the promised liberation of Iraq, I was embedded with a Marine unit engaged in fierce combat about 30 miles north of the city, on the outskirts of Baquba. […]

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Terrorizing those who are praying

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Dahr Jamail | Information Clearing House | 19/11/2004 11/19/04 “ICH” — Abu Talat calls me frantic. The deafening roar of hundreds of people in a confined area yelling, “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) reverberate behind his panicked voice. “I am being held at gunpoint by American soldiers inside Abu Hanifa mosque Dahr,” he yells, […]

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