Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Archive

The Third Intifada

The Third Intifada

Feb 05, 2014 Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

RAMALLAH, West Bank — For a while now I’ve wondered why there’s been no Third Intifada. That is, no third Palestinian uprising in the West Bank, the first of which helped to spur the Oslo peace process and the second of which — with more live ammunition from the Israeli side and suicide bombings from […]

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Give them something to lose

Give them something to lose

Jan 09, 2014 Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, West Bank Settlements

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced earlier this week that he will consider Israel fully to blame for the collapse of the negotiations that were scheduled to commence yesterday, should it resume construction in the settlements. That statement could be seen as a reiteration of last week’s reports by several news outlets that the PA […]

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Where is Palestine’s green fund? Eco-resistance in the West Bank

Where is Palestine’s green fund? Eco-resistance in the West Bank

Jan 09, 2014 Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, West Bank Settlements

Can you imagine defending your land and resisting occupation with windmills, solar panels, and recycled car tires? If you live in Palestine, this is not an eco-Utopian dream – it is the reality of a few West Bank communities squeezed by settlements and occupation. The Israeli occupation uses force and unjust policies to intimidate and […]

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Finding Palestine’s Gandhi in Budrus

Jan 09, 2014 Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

“If only the Palestinians believed in nonviolence.” That is the common refrain regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the US. How many times have we heard, “Oh, if you just practiced nonviolence, you’d have your state in no time.” Or, “Look at Gandhi and Martin Luther King. They got what they wanted for their people using […]

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Deal Breakers: Seven Reasons Why Israel Will not Lift the Gaza Blockade

Deal Breakers: Seven Reasons Why Israel Will not Lift the Gaza Blockade

Jan 09, 2014 Israel, Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Following the deadly Flotilla attack, several reports were circulated indicating that Israel will succumb to international pressure and lift the Gaza blockade. With so many deal breakers dominating the scene, I don’t see this happening anytime soon for the following reasons: 1- The United States and Israel view Gaza’s Hamas government as an extension of […]

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