Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse to Surrender 116 Times

Al-Araqeeb Village: Palestinian Bedouins Refuse to Surrender 116 Times

On August 1, the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqeeb was destroyed for the 116th time. As soon as Israeli bulldozers finished their ugly deed and soldiers began evacuating the premises, the village resident immediately began rebuilding their homes. 22 families, or about 101 residents, are estimated to live here. By now, they are all familiar […]

Power to the People: Why Palestinian Victory in Jerusalem is a Pivotal Moment

Power to the People: Why Palestinian Victory in Jerusalem is a Pivotal Moment

Neither Fatah nor Hamas have been of much relevance to the mass protests staged around Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Neither have American pressure, half-hearted European ‘concern about the situation’ or cliché Arab declarations made one iota of difference. United Nations officials warned of the grim scenarios of escalation, but their statements were mere words. […]

Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine

Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel. When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive nor tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion. Rather, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a clear plan of action. Along […]

Kashmir and Palestine: Sailing in the Same Sinking Boat

Kashmir and Palestine: Sailing in the Same Sinking Boat

By Sajad Ahmad Dar Beauty and conflict have been two most important things that come to one’s mind when a discussion on Kashmir comes up. Both of these things have contributed immensely in creating a strong urge among its people for a distinctive identity. However, in recent times, Kashmir has been in news not for […]

Palestinian, Jewish Voices Must Jointly Challenge Israel’s Past

Palestinian, Jewish Voices Must Jointly Challenge Israel’s Past

Israel has resorted to three main strategies to suppress Palestinian calls for justice and human rights, including the Right of Return for refugees.One is dedicated to rewriting history; another attempts to distract from present realities altogether and a third aims at reclaiming the Palestinian narrative as essentially an Israeli one. The rewriting of history happened […]

Modi’s Israel Visit: Power Politics trumps Justice!

Modi’s Israel Visit: Power Politics trumps Justice!

Narendra Modi is slated to visit Israel in June or July, 2017. The visit follows Israel’s gradual recognition by India and multi- level co-operation in different spheres. In a way the impending is inevitable given the ineluctable drift of relations over a period of time between India and Israel and the overall tenor of world […]

END OF A WESTERN-DOMINATED ERA?

END OF A WESTERN-DOMINATED ERA?

No, it was not just ‘another Middle East peace conference,’ as a columnist in Israeli ‘Jerusalem Post’ attempted to depict the Paris Peace Conference held on January 15, with top official representations from 70 countries attending. If it were, indeed, just ‘another peace conference’, representatives from the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority (PA) would […]