Palestine Network

Walls of Shame: West Bank

Posted by shuraka on November 19, 2007

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Amnesty International-Wall of injustice

Posted by shuraka on November 10, 2007

The Amnesty International has handed a letter with some 130,000 signatures to the Israeli embassy in Madrid demanding the Jewish state halt construction of its West Bank separation barrier.

“On November 9, 1989, there was the fall of the Berlin wall, known as the “wall of shame”,” Amnesty International said in a statement. “Eighteen years later, another wall, the wall of “injustice”, follows. This one is Israeli and divides the Occupied Territories, isolating towns and villages.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Truth Matters

Posted by shuraka on November 8, 2007

By: Charles Sullivan

“Journalists who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo or advancing their careers do not operate in the public interest. Their purpose is not to inform but to deceive.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The Arab and Western Media

Posted by shuraka on November 2, 2007

Hussein Shobokshi for Asharq alawsat

The huge discrepancy between the Arab and Western media is indeed a very strange one; that, and the perception each has of itself and of the other. A few days ago I attended a lovely dinner that was held in honor of one of the of prominent media moguls in the West, BBC’s World Affairs Editor John Simpson, a veteran who has been in media for over 41 years. Naturally, the conversation mainly revolved around the media coverage of the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq war in both the East and West. Read the rest of this entry »

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Galloway: BBC Bias Israel/Palestine Conflict

Posted by shuraka on October 18, 2007

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Two Knights and a Dragon

Posted by shuraka on October 6, 2007

By Gush Shalom

There are books that change people’s consciousness and change history. Some tell a story, like Harriet Beech Stowe’s 1851 “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, which gave a huge impetus to the campaign for the abolition of slavery. Others take the form of a political treatise, like Theodor Herzl’s “Der Judenstaat”, which gave birth to the Zionist movement. Or they can be scientific in nature, like Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species”, which changed the way humanity sees itself. And perhaps political satire, too, can shake the world, like “1984” by George Orwell. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ha’aretz: Democracy is more than going to the polls

Posted by shuraka on October 2, 2007

 By: Amira Hass

“The protest wave has calmed down,” some Israeli journalists said Friday of the Burmese military junta’s success in driving thousands of demonstrators off the streets, using excessive violence.

Despite the natural sympathy for the uprisers, several editors chose the word “calm,” which embodies the rulers’ point of view: The norm is “calm,” even if it means constant government violence. The mass protest against the oppression is a disruption of order and calm. Read the rest of this entry »

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