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Israel’s laws of persecution

Nimer Sultany | The Guardian 8 September 2009 Two cases brought before Israeli courts last week revealed the attitude of the establishment towards Palestinian Arab citizens of the state. One shows how Palestinian citizens are treated as victims of police ...

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Quiet slicing of the West Bank makes abstract prayers for peace obscene

Slavoj Zizek | The Guardian 18 August 2009 On 2 August 2009, after cordoning off part of the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem, Israeli police evicted two Palestinian families (more than 50 people) from their homes; Jewish ...

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Taking over Jerusalem

Matt Kennard | The Guardian 5 August 2009 A couple of months ago I spent a fortnight in Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement – activists who help Palestinians non-violently resist Israeli oppression. The most pressing of many issues during ...

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The blue velvet hills of my youth have been destroyed

Raja Shehadeh | The Guardian 5 July 2009 I can remember the appearance of the hills around Ramallah in 1979, before any Jewish settlement came to be established there. In the spring of that year I walked north from Ramallah, ...

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Israel pushes out its own people

Dimi Reider | The Guardian 10 June 2009 Whenever Barack Obama speaks of the Middle East these days, there’s one thing that worries “senior Israeli officials” most. “He didn’t say ‘Jewish state’,” they mutter to reporters. “He had all the ...

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A recipe for resentment

Ahmad Samih Khalidi | The Guardian 26 May 2009 The Obama administration is gearing up for its impending and ­possibly decisive moves ­towards relaunching the Middle East peace process, with a series of consultations with Arab leaders, including the Palestinian ...

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1967: Abandoned and rejected

By Ahmad Shaheen | Guardian: Comment Is Free I was born in a tent and I’m living in a tent, but I hope I won’t die in a tent. I’m a middle-aged journalist and a human rights advocate. My children ...

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