Obama’s Israel visit is an insult to the Palestinians: Obama’s visit to Israel endorsed their narrative and was a slap in the face to Palestinians


by Ghada Karmi                                                                                                                                                                            March 24, 2013


President Obama has made some impressive speeches during his brief visit to Israel. He has spoken about the need for a “viable Palestinian state” and shown some empathy with the feelings of a people under occupation. We understand his secretary of state is due to work through the practicalities with both sides after his departure. But no amount of rhetoric can disguise the fact that the visit was an insult to the Palestinian people on every count. [read more]

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Reuniting for the Right of Return


by Terri Ginsberg                                                                                                                                                                         February 13, 2013


Longtime Palestine solidarity activists Ghada Karmi and Ellen Siegel take third photo commemorating UN Resolution 194.
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Back to Israel: Immigration Backlash


by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                        January 16, 2013

[in Arabic] http://www.amgadalarab.com/index.php?todo=view&cat=9&id=00016524

This article discusses how Israel tries to deny the fact that many Israeli Jews seek “alternative homelands,” and that Israel has not been successful in stemming the tide of Jewish emigration from Israel to the US, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. [read more]

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Gaza Message


by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                 November 19, 2012

[in Arabic] http://www.alfikralarabi.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=9866

How are we to interpret Palestinian Ambassador Maen Areikat attending a cocktail party in the U.S. capital while a demonstration was taking place in front of the U.S. State Department against the U.S. position and the ongoing war in Gaza? Is it sufficient that Areikat asked his audience to stand in silence for a few minutes in honor of the martyrs of Israeli barbarity, rather than himself actually leading the demonstration? [read more]

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Ammunition Factories


by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                      November 4, 2012

[in Arabic] http://www.amgadalarab.com/index.php?todo=view&cat=9&id=00015790

Israel denied, as usual, that it was the aggressor against an ammunition factory near the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on the morning of 25 October 2012. Israel says this for many reasons. First, Israel has always tried to have an upper hand in the region, demonstrate its military superiority and intelligence, and prevent any military evolution of the Arab states. Second, Israel wanted to send a message to Iran that it is still able to monitor resistance movements and destroy them if necessary. [read more]

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Continuing the Palestinian Struggle – Part 2


by Terri Ginsberg                                                                                                                                                                            October 8, 2012


This interview with distinguished Palestinian author, activist, poet, and journalist Fouzi El-Asmar is a follow-up to one this author published in Arabisto in February 2012. [read more] [see excerpt in Your Middle East] [see excerpt in Mondoweiss]

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Palestinians Need a One-State Solution


by Ghada Karmi                                                                                                                                                                      September 20, 2012


Palestinian autonomy is an illusion. A plan B involving a struggle for equal rights would expose the reality of occupation by Israel. [read more]

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The German-Israeli Love Affair Must End


by Ghada Karmi                                                                                                                                                                      September 14, 2012


[W]hy should [German] friendliness towards Israel be coupled with an equal antipathy for Palestinians, the very people who were sacrificed to compensate for the crimes of Nazism, whose country became Israel while they became stateless refugees? I saw this conundrum in action in Germany recently. [read more]

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How Feasible Is the One-State Solution?


by Ghada Karmi                                                                                                                                                                            August 28, 2012


This article, published in After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine, a collection co-edited by Antony Loewenstein ad Ahmed Moor, proposes strategies for ensuring that the one-state solution becomes reality. This includes dissolving the Palestinian Authority and campaigning for equal rights in an expanded Israeli state. [read more]

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Obama and Netanyahu’s Arrogance


by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                       August 9, 2012

[in Arabic] http://www.amgadalarab.com/index.php?todo=view&cat=9&id=00014804

Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent method in dealing with U.S President Barack Obama reflects a new Zionist strategy of moving away from U.S. influence into a position in which Israel drives the U.S. leadership. [read more]

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