Longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have undermined the living conditions of 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza. Many of the current restrictions, originally imposed by Israel in the early 1990s, were intensified after June 2007, following the Hamas takeover of Gaza and the imposition of a sc blockade or siege. The situation has been compounded by the restrictions imposed since June 2013 by the Egyptian…Continue
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Israel, Gaza and the Future of Humanitarian Law by Iain Guest
Israel’s tactics during the war in Gaza force us to ask whether humanitarian law has value in today’s “asymmetric” wars. It is a troubling and difficult question, the more so as the International Committee of the Red Cross is currently celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Geneva Convention, on the protection of…Continue
Both sides deserve a lot of blame, but the contributions of Israel’s structural violence should not be eclipsed by Hamas’ physical violence, or, (almost) everything you need to know about Gaza in one articleContinue
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Israel & Palestine:
Securing The Cease-Fire and What Comes Next -
This Briefing covers recommendations for immediate actions/needs to sustain the cease-fire and specific measures to assist achieving security, peace for all Israelis and…Continue
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The International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy is proposing a 19 Point Peace Plan for Gaza and Palestine and Israel, which has arisen out of the ongoing tragedy of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, especially Gaza, and the need to solve this situation once and for all, to the benefit of everyone involved. The proposal is fair and just to all sides in this conflict and would provide a long term solution to redress the struggle at root source. It can be…Continue
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1. Organise a Local Event / Peace Rally / PeaceVigil
There is a need to make visible growing opposition to the war and dynamics of violence, demonisation and killing on a global scale. All demonstrations, speeches, messages, placards should be based in a deep,…Continue
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A political framework for a new approach to Israeli-Palestinian coexistence provides for a joint country called Israel-Palestine having equal rights for all, separate geographical areas for the two peoples, the ability by individuals to live anywhere in the entire country (within practical limits) either as a citizen or as a legal resident, firm security guarantees for both peoples and substantial autonomy for both peoples.…Continue
The news out of Gaza has been horrendous, overwhelming, tragic, heart-breaking. Death upon death. Destruction after destruction. Loss of life; losses for families, communities, the human race. It is easy to feel rage and horror, depression and defeat. Will the violence ever end?
Although the outlook for peace and reconciliation may seem at a discouraging low, there are also some hope-inspiring stories that should not be ignored and buried in these deadly times:
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 28, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments
From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.
By Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen
While in Israel two weeks ago, as sirens sounded, rockets and missiles flew, and…
Added by Viola Gienger on July 25, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
All of us who are members of PCDN are by nature working for peace and cooperative development (PCD) one way or the other. That should go without saying. My question is: What are you as an individual and the PCD organizations or institutions with which you are affiliated doing specifically about (1) the current armed conflict in Ukraine and (2) the armed conflict between Gaza and Israel?
Looking forward to your sharing of information.Thank you very…Continue
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People have asked, “Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?” One response has been Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who created the documentary, Five Broken Cameras.
Another good example is the young woman in this video (…Continue
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Today, November 29, 2012, is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (sometimes known simply as Solidarity Day). This day of observance has been celebrated on or around November 29 since a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 2, 1977. (See…Continue
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Gaza: A fundamentalist’s guide to Gravity
By: Firouzeh Afsharnia
A few years ago I was traveling through Africa and found my self in a rickety cab. As I bounced up and down in the lumpy back seat, shifting spots to avoid the broken springs and whatever was festering in the exposed paddings, another passenger got in and sat in the front seat. He was in a jovial mood and had just passed some sort of certification exam. “I passed! I passed!” He declared.
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by Ruth Sirman, CanMediate International
16 November 2012
I have watched with concern and despair the way things are escalating between Israelis and Palestinians over the past few days, weeks and even months. And I am worried about where you are choosing to go - both individually and collectively.
There is an old African proverb that says “When 2…
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By guest author Dr. Dahlia Wasfi
On August 27, 2012, the US Marine Corps announced “non-judicial administrative punishments” for several Marines videotaped urinating on three dead bodies in Afghanistan.…Continue
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