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Empathizing with Catastrophe: Les Misérables and Human Suffering

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Every few decades a story is written that resonates with people across cultures and across histories to create a bridge of understanding spanning centuries of basic human instinct. This story essentially captures the needs, hopes, dreams, and desires that lie deep within our feral souls in spite of a people's shared sorrows. This story shakes us to our core and ... Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Part 4

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This series has barely scratched the surface of the human right abuses Palestinians suffer on a regular basis. These articles have focused mainly on the discriminatory practices in the OPT in order to highlight the apartheid nature of the 45-year-old occupation. Read More »

Islamic Relief: The Trauma of Gaza’s Children

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What will be the fate of this young boy, and many others like him that have had to witness the death of a parent, relative, sibling, or friend? What affect will the fragile social climate have on his upbringing, where poverty, injustice, severe depravation are widespread, in one of the most volatile regions on earth? Read More »

Examining Israel’s ‘Right to Defend Itself’

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Barack Obama, when commenting about the recent warfare in Gaza, stated that he supports Israel's right to defend itself from Gazan rocket attacks. He declared, almost chided,“Israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory.” The Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird, also sang the same tune and reiterated the identical position. This has been ... Read More »

Who Started The Latest Round of Escalation: Gaza Palestinians or Israel? A Timeline.

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Here we go again. Israel has started bombing Gaza using one of the most superior air-force in the world against one of the most inferior resistance in the world. As always, two narratives carry the day. One that is dominant in most Palestine-friendly and neutral countries that decries Israel for everything, from occupation to siege to the use of heavy ... Read More »

“In Our Thousands, In Our Millions” | The Palestinian Refugee Camps of Lebanon

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The Palestinians do not need outsiders to save them - they are strong and resilient and their mere existence is an act of resistance. They also don’t need people telling them how to be Palestinian - and this tends to happen with many people who take on a cause of the marginalized. Palestinians have been excluded from issues related to their struggle and future and they have had to fight to be listened to. Read More »

Kidnapped Italian activist killed in Gaza

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American Conservative: Sinking Ship – The attack on the Gaza relief flotilla jeopardizes Israel itself

Israel’s botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The attack also highlights the extent to which Israel has become a strategic liability for the United States. This situation is likely to get worse over time, which will cause major problems for Americans who have a deep attachment to the Jewish state. Read More »

AlJazeera: Neo-cons lead charge against Turkey

As the right-wing leadership of the organised US Jewish community defends Israel against international condemnation for its deadly seizure of a flotilla bearing humanitarian supplies for Gaza, a familiar clutch of neo-conservative hawks is going on the offensive against what they see as the flotilla's chief defender, Turkey. Outraged by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's repeated denunciations of the May ... Read More »

Haaretz: The public has a right to know

The government's efforts to avoid a thorough and credible investigation of the flotilla affair seem more and more like a farce. Haaretz Editorial The government's efforts to avoid a thorough and credible investigation of the flotilla affair seem more and more like a farce. The conclusions of an ostensible probe are intended to justify retroactively the decision to blockade Gaza, ... Read More »

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