Palestine

“How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty?” Bertrand Russell

Guilt, Responsibility and a Special Relationship: Why Palestine’s Vital

Guilt, Responsibility and a Special Relationship: Why Palestine’s Vital

SAM BAHOUR, MONDOWEISS: There are three essential reasons why the fate of Palestine is a matter for global concern. …

‘Palestine? Not a Priority’: Internal Fissures Evident in Israel

‘Palestine? Not a Priority’: Internal Fissures Evident in Israel

JONATHAN COOK: As the physical threat against their security has waned so Israelis have been free to examine other areas of their society. …

PalFest 2013: Beyond ‘the Crisis Narrative’ To Art & Experiment

PalFest 2013: Beyond ‘the Crisis Narrative’ To Art & Experiment

M. LYNX-QUALEY: The organisers of this year's Palestine Lit Fest have decided to ignore, as much as possible, the physical barriers separating Palestinians …

Plant the Flag: ‘Arabs With Altitude’ Conquer Everest

Plant the Flag: ‘Arabs With Altitude’ Conquer Everest

MONDOWEISS: Palestine has a new hero - Raed Zidan - who's become the first Paletinian man to scale the world's tallest mountain. …

Gaza’s Assaf: The Arab World’s New Singing Sensation

Gaza’s Assaf: The Arab World’s New Singing Sensation

MONDOWEISS: He very nearly didn't even make it to the audition but Mohammed Assaf has rapidly become a superstar with his patriotic songs. …

Israel’s Samson Complex: Will Anyone ‘Pick Up the Phone?’

Israel’s Samson Complex: Will Anyone ‘Pick Up the Phone?’

JONATHAN COOK: Here we go again with another re-heated so-called peace initiative. But the foundations on which it's built are familiar and fragile…

The History of Palestine: ‘We Must Seize Our Narrative’

The History of Palestine: ‘We Must Seize Our Narrative’

RAMZY BAROUD: Palestine's history has traditionally been told through the prism of an accepted Israeli or Western narrative. It's time for Palestinians to tell their own story. …

Massacres: The Line That Leads from Deir Yassin To Gaza

Massacres: The Line That Leads from Deir Yassin To Gaza

RAMZY BAROUD: The telling of Palestine's recent massacres has generally been in the hands of Israeli writers and historians. Time for a change …

‘Come and See A Skeleton’: Response to Issawi’s Invite

‘Come and See A Skeleton’: Response to Issawi’s Invite

IRA GLUNTS, MONDOWEISS: The Palestinian hunger striker Samer Issawi sent a letter to prominent Israelis inviting them to see him in prison. There have been radically different responses. …

Egypt Division = Ongoing Despair in Gaza

Egypt Division = Ongoing Despair in Gaza

RAMZY BAROUD: It seemed unthinkable a Muslim Brotherhood government could impose worse conditions on Gaza than Mubarak.…