All Blog Posts Tagged 'Israel' (132)

Gaza: A Fundamentalist's Guide to Gravity

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.



Added by Firouzeh Afsharnia on November 20, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

The Escalating Conflict Between Israelis and Palestinians

The Conflict Resolution Workout!

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…


Added by Ruth Sirman on November 17, 2012 at 6:28pm — No Comments

TransConflict - October Review

Dear All,


Please find below a selection of articles published by TransConflict during October. To read all TransConflict's analysis from throughout the month, please click here.


Kosovo – time for reconciliation - TransConflict is pleased to present a…


Added by TransConflict on November 1, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments

Travesties of Justice

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.…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on September 18, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Why not enter our Film Competition: Superheroes for Peace?!

Are you a budding filmmaker, or simply somebody who is passionate about bringing about positive change in the world? Then why not enter the Encompass Trust “Superheroes for Peace” competition?!

Here at Encompass we believe that it is the little things that we do in life that make the difference. Whether it’s giving someone a smile or helping a neighbour with their shopping, it’s the little acts that make us all heroes in the global battle to bring world peace!…


Added by The Encompass Trust on August 29, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

Greece and Our Current Awakening: We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

Yvette Nahmia-Messinas


“A new socioeconomic system could potentially emerge out of this crisis: a model of mutual responsibility and cooperation, stemming from the consciousness that unless we all succeed we have failed.”


Greece has over the last year been in crisis mode. The old balance has been lost and the…


Added by Caroline Anderson on June 11, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

TransConflict - May Review

Dear All,

Please find below a selection of articles published by TransConflict during May. To read all TransConflict's analysis from throughout the month, please click here.

Added by TransConflict on June 1, 2012 at 6:46am — No Comments

MEJDI Summer Dual Narrative Tour: Israel & Palestine: Contested Histories, Shared Future July 27-August 6, 2012

July 27: U.S. Departure

Fly to Tel Aviv.

July 28: Arrival in Jerusalem

Arrival and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem. Introduction by Israeli and Palestinian tour guides followed by a welcome dinner.

Hotel in Jerusalem…


Added by Scott Cooper on May 13, 2012 at 6:33am — 1 Comment


Dear friends

Here is 19 constructive proposals in the direction of war-prevention and long-term peace.

It contrasts sharply the present discourse which is dominated by intellectually lazy and anachronistic talk about war as an option. War on Iran is not an option!

It's been published by IPS - the Inte Press Service. You are welcome to use it but you must print the © of IPS and myself as author.

I look forward to your comments here on…


Added by Jan Oberg on April 23, 2012 at 6:53am — 2 Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... March 2nd-March 9th, 2012.


Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 11, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

US Giving a "Yellow Light" to an Israeli Strike

Sometimes there are no alternatives to confrontation”

(then - 2008 - candidate Obama)…


Added by Ari Rusila on March 6, 2012 at 1:44am — No Comments

Tonight I lost the last bit of sympathy for President Obama

This is President Obama's most nasty, bellicose, one-sided and perversely power-arrogant speech ever. The Nobel Committee ought to revoke its Prize to him, but of course it won't.

This cynical man speaks about the goodness of even more "crippling" sanctions on a country of 75 million people of which 25 % are children under 14.

At every single aspect he touches upon, he takes the wrong path: towards making war irreversible. There is no excuse that it was for AIPAC. In contrast to…


Added by Jan Oberg on March 5, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 24th-March 2nd, 2012.

  • At least 28 people were reportedly killed in clashes on Saturday between government troops and opposition forces in Syria as the Red Cross continued efforts to evacuate civilians from the city of Homs; while at least 89 people were reportedly killed nationwide. On Sunday, the ICRC said that…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 2, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Palestinians, Israelis Shape New Reality through Dialogue


Laura Shaz


“In general, people here consider meeting Israelis as kind of betrayal. I believed that any kind of contact or talking with Israelis was like betraying my country and ignoring the long history of suffering of my people,” said Faras, a Palestinian.


Every moment is an opportunity for change. What can…


Added by Caroline Anderson on February 28, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 17th-24th, 2012.

  • China announced on Friday that it had yet to receive a formal invitation to a meeting of international powers in Tunis next week to discuss the crisis in Syria; the government reportedly blocked a premiere live stream website, Bambuser, that has been used by dissidents to…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 26, 2012 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 10th-17th, 2012.

  • A new report in the Atlantic this week suggests that a barely perceptible shift occurred in recent months that make the possibility of Israel attacking Iran’s nuclear sites more possible, as the benefits outweigh the costs. NBC reported last week…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 18, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 2nd-10th, 2012.

  • Human Rights Watch alleged that authorities in Iran are intimidating and arresting relatives and friends of Persian-language journalists working abroad on Friday; while American spy chiefs told Congress that they believed Iran’s leaders are now more willing to attack the US in…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 12, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Palestinian & Israelis Peace Plan

There are three main reasons why the Israelis do not want to go back to negotiate at the peace table with the Palestinians. First, time is on the Israeli side. They have total control of what is happening on the ground in their region. While over time the so called “realities on the ground” are changing in the Israelis favor. Secondly the Israeli government receives many billions of dollars for military aid from the United States government and many hundreds of millions of…

Added by David Crier on February 9, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... January 25th-February 3rd, 2012.

  • The Guardian ran a special report on the mistreatment of Palestinian children locked in Israel’s military justice system; allegations that many vehemently denied. Last Wednesday, an Israeli military court ordered Hamas MP Aziz Dweik, the speaker of…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 4, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments

The State of Israel is in Bed with the Military Industrial Complex

If you want to know why we are not heading down the road to peace. Just read this Congressional Research Service report U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel of September 16, 2010

 The United States government has pledged over three billion dollars a year in military aid to the State of Israel until the year 2018. This is on top of,…


Added by David Crier on January 26, 2012 at 5:45am — No Comments

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