There is a light …
28 December 2008
The world must turn the light of conscience into activism, says Ewa Jasiewicz
28 December 2008
Ewa Jasiewicz reports from Gaza on the devastation wreaked by the Israeli air strikes
A walk in the hills
1 December 2008
Once Raja Shehadeh would lose himself in long walks across the open countryside around his home in Ramallah on the West Bank. Israeli settlement in the Palestinian occupied territories has put a stop to that, with paths closed and the relaxing rambles turned into a challenge often marred by shootings, unpleasant encounters and threats of arrest for daring to walk in a land that has been claimed by strangers
The legacy of the Nakba
5 July 2008
Academic institutions pride themselves on fostering freedom of expression and thought. But Israeli universities are accused of complicity in the silencing of Arab voices by British academics. Jaimie Kaffash reports
Anti-semitism and the Israel lobby
3 April 2008
In this extract from his book, If I Am Not for Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew, Mike Marqusee says that no one should be deterred from criticising the Israel lobby by charges of anti-semitism
Talking with the enemy
10 February 2008
Peace requires negotiating with your enemies, says Gerald Kaufman MP, Labour's shadow foreign secretary in the 1980s and 1990s. The Annapolis summit was a complete waste of time, he argues, and so will be any other attempt at a solution that does not involve negotiations with Hamas
27 December 2007
The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy by John Mearsheimer and Stephen M Walt (Allen Lane 2007), reviewed by Richard Kuper
Pluto threatened over Israel book
16 October 2007
The publication of Joel Kovel's Overcoming Zionism has once again stoked controversy in the United States over academic criticism of Israel. David Castle, from the book's British publisher Pluto Press, argues that lobbying to silence criticism weakens the very academic debate the book's opponents claim to be defending.
Stop the Wall
1 June 2007
In the first in a series on the networks and organisations that make up the global justice movement, Nadia Idle looks at the grassroots campaign against Israel's 'apartheid wall'
Globalisers with guns
1 October 2006
The heady, optimistic days of the 1990s, when the end of the cold war seemed to usher in a new era of peaceful transformation across the globe seem a long way off now. Sergio Yahni looks at the rise of 'armed globalisation', before and since 9/11, and the special role of Israel in the so-called 'clash of civilisations'
Stop arming Israel!
1 September 2006
A new campaign is focusing on the arms trade with Israel, targeting both the government and arms manufacturers. James O’Nions reports
1 August 2006
As Israeli jets blast Beirut and other targets in Lebanon, the continuing siege of Gaza has turned into a wholesale onslaught on Palestinian democracy, says Mustafa Bhaghouti. Here he reports from Gaza and calls for international action in support of the Palestinian people [article written in August 2006]
1 May 2006
Issues such as boycott require some introductory remarks that are on the verge of the obvious, but nonetheless worth repeating. They can be summed up as a recognition of the uneasiness which accompany, and should accompany, any citizen who would call upon the outside world to boycott his or her own country. This means that any call for such a drastic action, should be thought over again and again and not taken easily off hand.
The new (and old) Hamas
1 March 2006
What lay behind the sweeping victory of Hamas in the Palestinian elections – and what will it do with its new-found power?
What can you do?
1 January 2006
Convinced by the arguments on the Palestinian issue? Want to do something about it? Here's some suggestions.
Elections without a state
1 January 2006
Palestinians will be going to the polls in January not to prepare for an independent state but to steel themselves against a crushing defeat
Singling out Israel
1 January 2006
Its supporters constantly laud Israel as the only democratic country in the Middle East with the most moral army in the world. Why single it out for criticism, they ask
Stopping the Wall
1 January 2006
‘Through our hands, the wall will fall!’ Under this slogan, the third ‘Week Against the Apartheid Wall’ (held during 9-16 November 2005) saw a fresh upsurge of popular resistance to Israel’s so-called ‘security wall’ in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Wherever Israeli bulldozers are destroying and isolating Palestinian homes, lands and water resources through the wall’s construction, people are standing up against the ghettoisation of their communities and the destruction of their livelihoods. From Jerusalem to the Jordan Valley, in Eizarya, Aboud and Anata and throughout Palestine, grassroots campaigners are mobilising in continuous protests against the wall and the occupation.
Palestine at the polls
1 February 2005
Caroline Lucas draws inspiration from the recent Palestinian presidential election, but warns that US and Israeli policies still stand in the way of progress.
Yasser Arafat, 1929-2004
1 December 2004
To have seen Yasser Arafat's last days in Ramallah is to understand why dozens rather than thousands on 28 October saw off his helicopter from his compound in what turned out to be his last flight from Palestine.
Notes from the West Bank: July 2004
1 August 2004
The impact of the proposed 650 km "security wall" being constructed by Israel inside the occupied West Bank has finally captured international attention. In late June the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that certain sections of the wall should be rerouted; and by mid-July, the International Court of Justice's opinion that the wall contravenes international and humanitarian law was overwhelmingly endorsed by a UN General Assembly vote. But less is known about the ongoing grass-roots Palestinian campaign against the wall - and the role that village women play.
Notes from the West Bank: 1 April 2004
1 May 2004
Adah Kay has been keeping a diary on the Palestine/Israel frontline. Over the coming months in our print magazine, she will be offering a personal insight into life in the West Bank. Here is the first entry.
Friendless in Gaza
1 April 2004
As long as the trade and investment opportunities in Palestine remain negligible, Britain will always support Israel.
Choosing independence over apartheid
1 December 2003
After decades of struggling to get Palestinian national rights recognised at the international level, any new initiative to abandon what has been achieved should be viewed with scepticism.