Israel-Palestine News Compiler

Galloway: “Oslo deals are dead, will not lead us anywhere”

Posted in Activism by beyondtheborder on April 11, 2009

Galloway added that what I happening now cannot be called peace talks, and that the Israelis are holding talks but are not ready to achieve justice that could lead to peace.

He stated that Israel wants endless and aimless talks, and that this issue will not lead to peace but is only meant to grant Israel more time to continue its violations.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/59885

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Arab leaders on Land Day: We’re not afraid of Right

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

On March 30, 1976, six young Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in mass demonstrations that took place in many towns and villages.  Twenty-eight years before, Palestinians lost 78% of their land to the Zionists during the months before and after Israel declared itself a State in 1948.   Not until 1966 did Palestinians, who remained in what became Israel, receive citizenship, living under military rule in the 20 year interim, much like Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza live today.  These years were marked by continued land theft and the activation of Israel’s policy of “Judeazation” of the Galilee, and other areas where indigenous Palestinians remained on their lands.

Palestinians mark Land Day

Palestinians mark Land Day

For full article, visit http://www.alternativenews.org/content/view/1668/110/

Thousands of Israeli Arabs marched in commemoration of the 33rd Land Day. MKs warned against Israel’s Judaization of Galilee, Negev and vow to propose bill to acknowledge day as national holiday for Arab public. Two youths arrested for throwing stones during Kfar Kanna rally.

For full article, visit http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3694675,00.html

“But what makes Land Day resonate with Palestinians everywhere is that it was the first time Palestinians inside Israel stood together and successfully resisted Israel’s goal of confiscating their land.”

For full article, visit http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=14962

Amira Hass: Rule now, liberate later

Posted in Internal Palestinian Affairs, Opinion Pieces by beyondtheborder on March 30, 2009

If they really aspired to liberation, the two Palestinian leaderships would break a few rules in the Oslo game. They would give up the process of Western-style elections, which is essentially divisive. They would find other means of expressing differences and consensus, and also of encouraging public discourse concerning all the methods of liberation that have failed so far.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1074827.html

Hamas rules out abiding by past PLO commitments

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 28, 2009

According to Senior Hamas leader Salah Al-Bardaweel, accepting the agreements, such as the Oslo Accords or other signing documents, would be impossible, although he said the movement made a number of other concessions.

Salah Al-Bardaweel

Salah Al-Bardaweel

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36740

The Hamas leader further said that the PLO does not represent all Palestinian factions, and added that the organization should be reformed in order to represent all factions.

For full article, visit http://www.imemc.org/article/59646