Palestinian Full Circle

Laila El-Haddad wrote yesterday on her blog, in a post entitled “I was born Palestinian”, that “Last year, my parents were visiting us from Gaza City when Rafah was sealed hermetically. They attempted to fly back to Egypt to wait for the border to open — but were not allowed to board the plane in […]

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U.S. wants change in Durban anti-racism document

The U.S. has announced that it will not participate in further preparations for a follow-up conference against racism — UNLESS there are changes in the document being prepared for the conference. You can bet that there will now be more feverish activity around the world to try to change the document in a way that […]

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USA blocks UN Security Council call for cease-fire in Gaza – UPDATED

Relying on the Associated Press’ indefatigueable Edith Lederer at UNHQ/NY, we learn that “French U.N. Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert, the council president, said the 15 council members could not agree on a statement in closed discussions held after Israel launched a ground invasion into the Gaza Strip on Saturday. But he said there were...

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