The isolation + demonization of Gaza

Here are some young men surfing — in Gaza. The photo is the 9th in a photo album on daily life in Gaza published by The Guardian newspaper here And here is another photo, the 15th and last,¬† in the same Guardian photo album: The Guardian writes in what newspapers used to call a “special […]

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Recommended Reading – Amira Hass: Palestinians are heroes

Amira Hass has written this, or things like this, in Haaretz before. But, it’s like Picasso’s Blue period — she keeps trying to explain what she sees, over and over again, until she finally captures its essence. [I have sometimes explained what I’m doing in the same way…] It isn’t that this time she finally [&hel...

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Amira Hass describes experience on Dignity

Speaking from Ramallah on a radio interview with the Democracy Now radio program, Amira Hass gave one of the few accounts publicly¬†available about what happened during the Israeli Navy’s interception and commandeering of the yacht, Dignity, that was tring to sail to Gaza. NOTE: Amira Hass usually refuses to give interviews. UPDATE: Her own ac...

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Why no progress in investigation of murder in Jenin of Juliano Mer-Khamis?

Amira Hass has written a new article reporting that Jenin Camp residents — and PA care not to antagonize some of them — are partly responsible for blocking the investigation in the assassination of Juliano Mer-Khamis in Jenin Refugee Camp two months ago. Her reportage, in Haaretz, is posted here. But, she wrote, there appear […]

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Discussion in Jerusalem: We are now in a period of unknown change

There was a “book discussion” Thursday evening at the American Colony Hotel in East Jerusalem. The book is almost unimportant, by comparison with the discussion. In addition to the author [a young German], there were two panelists: Dr. Mahdi Abdel Hadi [PASSIA] and Amira Hass [journalist for Haaretz]. Abdel Hadi said, at the end of [&he...

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Meanwhile, Gaza's agony sharpens and deepens – UPDATED

What is the worth, the value, of assigning blame here? It doesn’t change anything. It doesn’t stop anything. This weekend, Hamas went crazy, and Israel too. There. Now, what? It’s simply no longer possible to say who went crazy first, or who went crazy more. This discussion is sickening. Israel attacked and killed people in [&hell...

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