Hebron, Palestine: An Ancient Gem Ruined by Apartheid and Occupied by Settlers

Hebron, Palestine: An Ancient Gem Ruined by Apartheid and Occupied by Settlers

Far too often we focus on the problems that plague Palestine because of the Zionist occupation. However, from time to time it is important to remember the rich heritage and unique resources that exist in Palestine: its beauty, history, architecture, and how the Palestinian people have faithfully and lovingly maintained the historical heritage of this…

Remembering the Sabra Shatila Massacre, Forty Years Later

Remembering the Sabra Shatila Massacre, Forty Years Later

Forty years ago, during the week of September 12, we were working in a Palestine Red Crescent Society facility, Gaza Hospital, in Sabra Shatila camp in West Beirut. As health care workers, we were trying to heal the wounds and repair the mutilated and destroyed bodies of those injured by Israel’s Invasion of Lebanon in…

Deliberate Misrepresentation: Western Media Bias Makes Israeli War on Palestinians Possible

Deliberate Misrepresentation: Western Media Bias Makes Israeli War on Palestinians Possible

While US and western mainstream and corporate media remain biased in favor of Israel, they often behave as if they are a third, neutral party. This is simply not the case. Take the New York Times coverage of the latest Israeli war on Gaza as an example. Its article on August 6, “Israel-Gaza Fighting Flares…

Israel Conquers the World

Israel Conquers the World

I have to confess a certain liking for Russian President Vladimir Putin. No, it’s not over his actions in Ukraine, nor his authoritarian tendencies domestically. It is due to the fact that he sometimes articulates the hypocrisy of foreign countries and leaders in a pithy and take-no-prisoners fashion. He has lately been brave enough to…

‘A Dangerous Message’: How the West Is Enabling Israel’s Orgy of Violence Against Palestinians

‘A Dangerous Message’: How the West Is Enabling Israel’s Orgy of Violence Against Palestinians

It is increasingly clear that Gaza paid the price for an Israeli military campaign in the West Bank that has little to do with it. In an orgy of violence, Israel reversed a strategy – which it has been pursuing for decades – of dividing the Palestinians into different camps. It is now forcing them…

Why Is Amnesty Apologising for Telling the Truth About Ukrainian War Crimes?

Why Is Amnesty Apologising for Telling the Truth About Ukrainian War Crimes?

Should a human rights organisation apologise for publishing important evidence of war crimes and human rights abuses? If it does apologise, what does that suggest about its commitment to dispassionately uncovering the truth about the actions of both parties to war? And equally, what message does it send to those who claim to be “distressed”…