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Resilience & Resistance A Palestine Cause


by Clive Hambidge & Soraya Boyd

T here are many definitions of resilience. One such is “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of threat.” In the face of Israeli persecution and contrary to international normative law, Palestinians have determinately developed to adapt and progress in recognition that resilience “is not a simple or static construct” but the human face of a conscious, ethnic, cultural, social, political, economic and spiritual project evolving in spite of Israel’s wilful belligerence. The focus of this determination, aside from endeavouring daily to lead as normal a life as possible whilst under the brutal yoke of the Israeli military rule, is nothing less than internationally recognised statehood for Palestine in 2017.

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Is the BDS Movement hijacked by Liberal Zionists?


Palestinian civil society thinks that calling for "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" (BDS) represents a creative breakthrough to shake off the burden of Israel's occupation regime in historic Palestine. Historically, resistance to Zionist intrusion into Palestine can be traced back to the mid-1920s. So far, however, all strategies have failed both before and after the establishment of the State of Israel.

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The Palestinian Nakba; A Nucleus of Nationwide Arab Nakba


Each year on May 15th the Palestinians across the world commemorate “Al Nakba Day”. This year it is the 67th commemoration. Al Nakba means the catastrophe, and refers to the Zionist occupation of Palestine, the numerous massacres they perpetrated against Palestinians, the ethnic cleansing, the dispossession, the total destruction of hundreds of Palestinian communities, the forced expulsion, the supplanting of Zionist Jews in place of indigenous Palestinians and the creation of the terrorist entity of Israel that is still spreading havoc, death and destruction in the whole Middle East.

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A circus in Jerusalem and Cinema among the Gaza ruins

Karama Gaza Film Festival

by Adam Keller

"If you can’t ride two horses at once, you better get out of the circus," wrote John le Carré in one of his books. In his context, of course, the term "circus" referred to the ironic nickname by which British intelligence agents call their service.

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Avnery: The War of Fools


A few days ago, Israeli TV Channel 10 broadcast an investigative story about the 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, known as “Lebanon War II”. Though not very profound, it provided a good picture of what actually happened. The three main Israeli protagonists talked freely.

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