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Norman Finkelstein: How to Solve Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Israel & Palestine

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Part 1 of 3: Possibility

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Noam Chomsky: Palestine and US Policy

Noam Chomsky mural

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with Noam Chomsky

ICPalestinianSoc·Mar 29, 2013

Imperial College Palestinian Society was privileged to play host to one of the greatest names of our times, Professor Noam Chomsky. The subject was Palestine & US Policy.

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Noam Chomsky–2013 Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture: Violence and Dignity–Reflections on the Middle East

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with Noam Chomsky

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TheChomskyVideos·Mar 23, 2013

Friends House in London on 18th March 2013

Professor Noam Chomsky, delivering the 2013 Edward W Said Lecture: Violence and Dignity — Reflections on the Middle East at Friends House in London on 18th March 2013. This video shows the full lecture, with introductions by Omar Al-Qattan and Mariam C Said.

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Chris Hedges and Jared Malsin: Reporting Apartheid–An Accelerating Campaign of Ethnic Cleansing

Bethlehem Checkpoint

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with Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 16, 2013

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March 15, 2013

Launched in 2005 after over 170 Palestinian civil organizations issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, an annual international series of events has been held in cities and campuses around the world. Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) seeks to penetrate the consciousness of those uninformed about the apartheid nature of Israel, as defined by international law, that functions as a system characterized by institutionalized and systematic racial and religious segregation.

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Noam Chomsky: U.S.–A Top Terrorist State + You’re Welcome Iraq

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Massacre is NOT SELF-DEFENSE!!

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

with Noam Chomsky

PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 29, 2013

In this episode of press TV’s documentary program renowned American academic Noam Chomsky says the United States would be recognized as a leading terrorist state if international law is applied.

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The Twinning: Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention by Clive Hambidge

by Clive Hambidge
Guest Writer
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January 14, 2013

mother of an administrative detainee

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Here in South Tottenham (London), attending a Twinning Conference organised excellently and robustly by Haringey Justice for Palestinians[1], a creative branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, I am just recovering from the icy cold outside, in possession of a brimming coffee and in the company of good people doing good things.  Just past registration and no interrogation! Gosh! I must have been an activist too long or not long enough!?  The issue for me amongst many and the reason for attending this Twinning Conference is to hear addressed a pre-eminent issue that focuses on the needs and support of the systematically abused children of Gaza and the West Bank held in Israeli military  detention centres under the most harsh conditions. Continue reading

In Valiant Fortitude by Soraya Boyd

Gaza, November 2012

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by Soraya Boyd
Guest Writer
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Facilitate Global
December 30, 2012

Unlawfully pincered between harsh collective punishment and base military aggression
The tear bedabbled faces of innocent children in constant lacrimation
Afforded no respite cling desperately to their progenitor for safety and protection

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Gaza Uncut: Another Year of War and Siege + Gaza Struggles to Cope with Psychological Trauma

Gaza Shifa Hospital, November 20, 2012.

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TheRealNews·Dec 31, 2012

Four years ago, Palestinians in Gaza ended the year in a similar way. Following a cease-fire after the last war in November, Israel violated terms of the truce numerous times and on a daily basis. Gaza also remains under Israeli siege, making life more difficult.

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Corporate Canada: The New United States by Tristan A. Shaw

by Tristan A. Shaw
Guest Writer
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British Columbia, Canada
December 26, 2012

Canadian Tarsands - Fort McMurray, Alberta

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It seems necessary to remind fellow Canadians that our country was not always a malfeasant, blood-thirsty, islamophobic, imperialist-driven state whose actions are now protested across the third-world. The old Canada, the Canada too old for my generation to remember, was a mainstream country.

But that perception (Canada as a moderate mediator in international affairs) has long been replaced by one indistinguishable from the United States. The new Canada is a country that helps stage coups in Latin America, a country that stands as one of the leading impediments to a comprehensive climate agreement. Continue reading

The Belligerent Occupier by Soraya Boyd

Gaza

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by Soraya Boyd
Guest Writer
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Facilitate Global
December 29, 2012

With breathtaking magnitude, resolute in forefending responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity
A darkly glib inhabits the psychic scape of a ruinously polished occupier seeking pseudo security

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In Memory Of A People With A Land by Soraya Boyd

Gaza Shifa Hospital, November 20, 2012.

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by Soraya Boyd
Guest Writer
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Facilitate Global
December 14, 2012

A wailing poignancy tearing at the very heart of a much troubled core
Drenched in a blood soaked landscape incessantly scarred by murderous lore
Powerfully bearing witness to insatiably violent gratuitous gore
No-where to escape from the invasive putrid sore
No-thing but wrought brutality and slaughter oozing from every pore

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A Most Familiar Drama … Murder Most Foul … by Soraya Boyd

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by Soraya Boyd
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Facilitate Global, Dec. 10, 2012
December 11, 2012

Aided and abetted by its coalition of the willing
Plundering Israel tears a thirst-deprived people and its parched land asunder
Under the auspices of its American heel
Raiding Israel steals away every last of drop of water
Aided and abetted by its coalition of the willing
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Inhumanity, Illegality and Grand Theft in Palestine by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
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London, England
December 2, 2012

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But then, once in a lifetime
the longed for tidal wave
of justice can rise up,
and hope and history rhyme.
Believe that a further shore
is reachable from here.
Believe in miracles.

Seamus Heaney, 1939 – present

Palestine’s recognition at the United Nations as a Non-Member Observer State, led the self proclaimed “only democracy in the Middle East” to hurl its metaphorical toys out of the pram, appropriate $120 million of Palestine’s dues, and the day after the vote, grab a further vast swathe of land to build 3,000 more illegal homes. Continue reading

Journalists targeted in Israeli attack–International War Crime

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

An injured journalist from Al Aqusa TV, Gaza

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TheRealNews·Dec 7, 2012

This report contains graphic scenes.
Viewer discretion is advised.
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UK Orthodox Jews protest Zionism

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Orthodox Jews protest Zionism

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PressTVGlobalNews, Dec 7, 2012

An outcry of British Jews against Israeli tyranny. That was the title of the protest held by dozens of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews outside the Israeli embassy in London.

They got together in a unified stand to condemn the Zionist regime and its mistreatment of Judaism and religious Jews.
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