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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Power politics and empire:its brunt on the occupied and oppressed people

In Palestine, our struggle for freedom and independence continues to this day, but the accumulative pain does not disappear with new deaths and new rounds of destruction. Just the opposite is true. With every new layer of dispossession, with every additional day of Israeli military occupation and with every new form of discrimination against our people, the resolve for more justice—more absolute justice—increases.

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The Israeli Settlement Enterprise

Week 5 of Kairos Easter Alert: The Applied Research Institute Jerusalem (ARIJ) is describing ‘Israels settlement enterprise’ which will end with a Palestinian state tailored to Israeli interests far away from justice and a life with dignity for Palestinians.

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No Way to Treat A Child - Children in Israeli prisons

Amid heightened violence in the fall of 2015, the number of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons skyrocketed to the highest it has been since February 2009. By the end of December, 422 Palestinian children were in the Israeli prison system. Among them were 116 between the ages of 12 and 15, the highest known total since January 2008 when the Israel Prison Service began sharing data.

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Christian Zionism through Palestinian Eyes

How do Palestinians perceive Christian Zionism? I will argue, that Christian Zionism is more than just a theological belief about Israel and Jews – it is an Imperial Theology. Today, it is also – willingly or not – a  political movement

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Palestine: Destruction, Distortion, Domination and Annexation

The Palestinian economy has not been independent for centuries. Like the economies of other Arab countries, for four hundred years, it experienced control, looting and destruction under the Ottoman rule.  It then came under British colonial control, followed by the Nakbah in 1948 which uprooted Palestinians from their land. Following the Israeli occupation of the West Bank in 1967, the Palestinian economy fell under the control of the Israeli colonial power. All of this made the already weak Palestinian economy an easy target for mutilation and destruction resulting in deep structural disparities. 

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Staring into the abyss: Effects of 10 years of closure on Gaza and its people

The continuously deteriorating human rights situation in Palestine, particularly in the besieged Gaza Strip, is largely shaped by the 49-years-long Israeli occupation and closure, frequent military attacks including large-scale military operations, as well as the internal Palestinian political schism.

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