Al-Shabaka in the Media

"Gaza is a Bantustan": author Samah Sabawi interviewed

Joe Catron
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Joe Catron at ElectronicIntifada.net interviews Samah Sabawi following the publication of her AlJazeera.com op-ed about Israel's total control of the Gaza population.

Israel and Palestine: One State or Two?

Rebecca Burns
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An interview about the meaning of the UN resolution to recognize Palestine, with Al-Shabaka advisor Ali Abunimah, as well as J Street board member Marilyn Katz, and Atalia Omer, a researcher at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Hagel and Brennan picks are out of step

Nadia Hijab
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What signals do Obama’s new foreign policy picks send about the kind of America the Middle East can expect?

What Palestinians Need

Nadia Hijab
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"Palestinians don’t need more aid. They need American political clout to end the occupation as the first step to a just and lasting peace."

Can the PA govern occupied Palestine?

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
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"The Palestinian Authority has been undermined; it has [become] a nuisance… The only just solution that some Palestinian activists have started discussing is a secular, democratic state on the historic lands of the state of Palestine, which means the end of the Palestinian Authority and the end of the façade of the peace process doctrine."

Israel's Gaza Bantustan

Samah Sabawi
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Israel controls the Palestinian population registry and all important cards required to enter Gaza and the West Bank.

Roots of Resistance: The first intifada and international solidarity

Nadia Hijab
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This post is part of the series "Roots of Resistance: 25 year retrospective on the first intifada." Read the entire series 

Gaza 2012: Palestine’s Long Walk to Freedom

Haidar Eid
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Injustice is human; but more human still is the war against injustice. --Bertolt Brecht

The long walk to South Africa’s freedom is marked by two immensely tragic events: the Sharpeville massacre in 1960 and the Soweto Uprising in 1976, both of which led to the galvanizing of internal and international resistance against the apartheid regime.

"Israel não perde o sono com pressão da Europa", diz analista

Luís Eduardo Gomes
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Após a ONU elevar a Palestina ao status de Estado-observador, Israel decidiu aumentar o assentamento de Maaleh Adumin, o que praticamente dividiria o território palestino na Cisjordânia em dois. Com os Estados Unidos passivos, é provável que a pressão contra o movimento ilegal de Israel venha da Europa, provavelmente via boicote econômico. Apesar disso, o governo Netanyahu não parece se importar muito em manter uma relação melhor com o Velho Continente.

La ONU vota, Israel bombardea

Thalif Deen
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Las potencias occidentales no han tenido problemas con la CPI porque la hasta el momento solo busca a criminales de guerra africanos, dijo Rabbani, también asesor político de la Red Política Palestina (Al- Shabaka). "Están mortificados por la posibilidad de que esto cambie. No solo deben afrontar esa disyuntiva, sino que además se ven forzados a hacerlo públicamente. Necesitamos un tribunal real, y la prueba decisiva es que tenga voluntad para juzgar a criminales de guerra israelíes", afirmó.