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Reflections By An ARAB JEWElla Habiba Shohat - When issues of racial and colonial discourse are discussed in the U.S., people of Middle Eastern and North African origin are often excluded. This piece is written with the intent of opening up the multicultural debate, going beyond the U.S. census`s simplistic categorization of Middle Eastern peoples as "whites." 1/1/2005
Counterpoint: Homage to Edward Said Mahmoud Darwish - Le Monde Diplomatique - New York. November. 5th Avenue. Shards of light in a leaden sky. In the shadows, I asked my foreign soul: is this city Babylon or Sodom? There, at the edge of an electric chasm sky high, I met Edward thirty years ago. The times were less impetuous. 31/1/2005
Khalil Shikakai - collection of articlesAmin.Org - a link1/1/2005
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A Palestinian view of elections: New legitimacy but a strong silent minoritySaleh Abdel Jawad - Peace Palestine - The Palestinian Presidential elections can be considered relatively successful because they were organized in a very short time, in less than 60 days, and most of the procedures were respected in spite of the circumstances of despair, poverty, and the difficulty in getting from one place to another. 13/1/2005
The Disengagement Plan - general outline Sharon`s "disengagement" plan was introduced in early February 2004, at the peak of international criticism of Sharon`s project of the Wall, with the Hague hearing scheduled to begin just a few weeks later, on February 23. The plan included is officially communicated by the Prime Minister`s Office. 26/1/2005
The Formaldehyde Vision Baruch Kimmerling - Dissident Voice - The goal is to police and silence the Palestinians by means of subcontractors and in exchange for payment of a few material assets, together with symbolic incentives. This is effectively an upgraded version of the Oslo Accords, amid an attempt to impose them as the "end of the conflict." 1/1/2005
Israel`s Strategic ThinkingNoam Chomsky - Znet - Drawing boundaries in a way that guarantees a Jewish majority for some time to come, while retaining effective control over the occupied territories, is the basic reasoning behind the wall in the West Bank and the infrastructure programs,etc. 11/1/2005
Blood, Lies, and a Bit of HopeBy Adam Keller30/1/2005
“The Priority is stopping the aggression; the question is how?”Jamal Zaqut, Member of the Political Bureau of the “Fida” party [Palestinian Democratic Union] and the Permanent Secretary of the Political Committee 19/1/2005
Al Mubadara Condemns Israeli Land-grab in East JerusalemDr. Mustafa Barghouthi - AlMubadara - The Palestinian National Initiative (Al Mubadara) condemns the secret Israeli cabinet decision of July 2004, only recently publicized, to steal hundreds of acres of East Jerusalem property worth hundreds of millions of dollars from their owners who live in the West Bank. 26/1/2005
Halutz to remain as deputy chief of staffYuval Yoaz27/1/2005
“What does Sharon want?!”al-Quds" editorial"17/1/2005
A property theft that must not be allowed By Ze`ev Schiff28/1/2005
Palestinian Militants promise Abbas to halt attacksA Temporary agreement emerges between Palestinian Authority and militant groups regarding a truce25/1/2005
King GeorgeBy Uri Avnery22/1/2005
Tali Fahima – Peace HeroineYehudith Harel argues that Tali is considered a security threat because she can be a more persuasive Peace advocate and a more reliable one than many of us. Therefore she has been marked and made a scapegoat for all of us. 22/1/2005
Tali Fahima released to house arrest !Judge Garfinkel ordered to release Peace Activist Tali Fahima to house arrest asserting that the accusations against her do not present a level of risk requiring her to be detained behind bars until the end of proceedings.24/1/2005
“Why does Israel refuse a ceasefire?”Al-Quds editorial, 18 January 2005 18/1/2005
The Supreme National Interest Comes Firstal-Quds editorial: It is understood that occupation is unacceptable as a matter of principle, and every people subject to occupation has the right to act to end it by all available means that will convey them to liberation and independence.19/1/2005
“A just solution is not an Israeli concession”Al-Quds Editorial7/1/2005
After Arafat, Arafat II?Immanuel Wallerstein argues that Abu Mazen`s election will do little to revive the peace process20/1/2005
Absolute evil By Tom Segev28/1/2005
“Remember, as you are voting”By: Muhammad Yaghi: Al-Ayyam, 6 January 2005 6/1/2005
Mutuality is the name of the game, Stupid ...!By Yehudith Harel - Editor`s commentary21/1/2005
Trapped like Mice Jamal Juma - the coordinator of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign looks at the conditions of Palestinians under the Israeli `disengagement plan` From: Al Ahram Weekly 20/1/2005
Bush forces UN refugee chief to goBy Chris McGreal in Gaza City - Israeli pressure stops reappointment of Peter Hansen as head of relief agency - UNRWA - in Gaza 20/1/2005
SurrealisticComments by the Editor (VB)15/1/2005
“He’s already cutting the coupon”The disengagement - a typical Sharon bluff. By B.Michael1/1/2005
Election under fireWeekly ad by Gush-Shalom in Haaretz7/1/2005
“Pictures that Powell prefers to ignore!”Al-Quds editorial3/1/2005
“Another obstacle … and it will not be the last”Al Quds Editorial - On the dangers of the settlers` campaign to sabotage the Gaza withdrawal4/1/2005
The plan to disengage from Abu MazenBy Akiva Eldar3/1/2005
Summaries of select commentary on Palestinian electionsFrom al-Ayyam 2/1/2005
"Principles that do not change with a change of leadership"The editors of al-Quds warn Israel of the futility of trying to find an “alternative” Palestinian leadership that will renounce the Palestinian national principles.2/1/2005
Dear weak leader ... By Akiva Eldar2/1/2005
What `Peace` Really Means to Israelis?Avigail Abarbanel, Wednesday, January 19, 2005 19/1/2005
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