Omar Khadr – in Guantanamo since age of 15 – is "full of rage"

According to a report by AP, Dr. Michael Welner, a forensic psychiatrist who has analyzed Omar Khadr, the now-24-year-old Canadian citizen who has been imprisoned in extreme conditions at Guantanamo Bay prison since he was captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15, “Khadr was an extremist when he was taken to Guantanamo, where he […]

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Israelis protesting at OECD Tourism Conference

Via Mondoweiss, who thanks Max Blumenthal, and via jkdamours’s Channel on Youtube, an enormously witty and spot-on protest of the Israeli occupation at the OECD Tourism Conference in Jerusalem last week: As delegates turn up in a bus for a dinner at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, cool Israeli protestors have blindfolded, bound people with [&...

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Jimmy Carter does Sheikh Jarrah

Here’s former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, wading right into the middle of the weekly Friday demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah on 22 October, accompanied by two other members of The Elders visiting the region, including delegation leader Mary Robinson and Ela Bhatt — and a whole squad of nervous U.S. security agents, some in suits, and [&h...

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Qalandia – you have to see it to believe it…

…but you still won’t really feel the oppressive heat pounding down under the sun’s rays … Machsom Watch  [Checkpoint Watch] – a group of Israeli women against the occupation and for human rights, who monitor the situation at Israeli military checkpoints and Israeli military courts in the occupied Palestinian West Bank ...

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Wikileaks Iraq file – "the biggest military leak in history"

Asked by the U.S. government to refrain from publishing the anticipated WikiLeaks documents on Iraq, the American and international media is doing exactly the opposite. The media coverage is extensive, and impressive work has already gone into analyzing the data – described as being mainly “secret field reports”. An Al-Jazeera fea...

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My unanswered questions – by Said Ghazali

At the conference on Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations – from Camp David to the present day, held at the Ambassador Hotel in East Jerusalem last Tuesday, my two questions were left unanswered. Anybody could guess what they were? Of course not, has anybody got possessed by any supernatural intellect power to read what’s in my mind? But [&hellip...

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The Elders visit Sheikh Jarrah

The Elders delegation visiting the region visited the weekly Friday demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah today, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said, according to a report in Hazaretz, that “the eviction of Palestinians from their homes might be in accordance with Israeli law, but is against international law”.

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The Elders…almost a wrap

As a delegation of The Elders wrap up their current Middle East visit, delegation leader Mary Robinson said in Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon, according to their press release, that “Jerusalem lies at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and agreement on its future must also be at the heart of any solution. The changing ethnic […]

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The Elders … in Silwan

A delegation of The Elders, headed by Mary Robinson and including Jimmy Carter [see our previous posts here] visited Silwan, a hotspot in East Jerusalem just outside of the walls of the Old City of East Jerusalem, and downwind of two major Islamic sites — Al Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Rock — […]

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