Israel-Palestine News Compiler

Robert Fisk’s World: Lessons in justice and fairness from a no-nonsense historian

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 5, 2009

But to Avi. He recalls arguing with the late Edward Said – and there is a titanic voice to be ever missed, irreplaceable is the only word – over the Oslo agreement. Here is what Avi writes: “In the years since 1993, I have often asked myself: who was right and who was wrong? When things were going well, when progress was being made, when Oslo II was signed, for example, I thought that I was right and that Edward was wrong.

For full article, visit http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fiskrsquos-world-lessons-in-justice-and-fairness-from-a-nononsense-historian-1760726.html

Barenboim gets ovation in Cairo

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 18, 2009

Mr Barenboim founded the joint Arab-Israeli orchestra, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, with the late Palestinian-American writer Edward Said in 1999 to further cultural exchange between young people in Israel and the Arab world.

His views earned him an honorary Palestinian Authority passport in 2007.

For full article, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8002684.stm