(Sunday also at my back -yard in Beit Sahour :-))
Viva Palestina convoy enters Gaza
The story of Adeeb Abu Rahma
Video of Adeeb at one of the demonstrations challenging Israeli soldiers
(all societies include some bigots and racists but only in Israel do they get state funding and official support and laws to advance racism)
Safed Rabbis urge Jews to refrain from renting apartments to Arabs
'Jews Brought About the Existence of the ENTIRE Creation' says Rebbe Meachem Schneerson!
Sephardi chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Non-Jews exist to serve Jews (Rabbi Yousef is also a spiritual head of a major official political party in Israel)
Settlers attack and vandalize Palestinian girls' school
Bill in Knesset to ban non-Jews (Christian and Muslim Palestinians) frombeing tour guides in Jerusalem
Proposal sponsored by Gideon Ezra and seven other MKs, says tourists should get Israeli viewpoint.
(Israel has long reduced the number of permits for operating as tour guidesto native Palestinians to miniscule numbers compared to those give toIsraeli Jews (most new immigrants), something like 1 to 50 or 100 when the two parent populations are now each 5.5 million even without the ethnically cleansed refugees)
Israeli settler sewage water dumped on Beit Ummar land
To understand some of the background, I recommend these books: Jesus in the Talmud by Peter Schafer, Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years by Israel Shahak, The Invention of the Jewish People by Shlomo Sand. Ofcourse one could have criticim of other religions (e.g. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism) especiallty when they are used to justify wars and conquests instead of being about personal relationship between humans and their God (crusades foe example). That is why I am convinced that any society that aspires to be modern and avoid conflict should start by insisting on separating state from religion.
Our Man in Palestine:
"This cooperation (between Israeli and Palestinian security forces) has reached unprecedented levels under the quiet direction of a three-star US Army General, Keith Dayton, who has been commanding a little-publicized American mission to build up Palestinian security forces in the West Bank."
Al Nakba, documentary (200 min) -produced by Al Jazeera- was first broadcasted in Arabic on the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian catastrophe. It was translated into English in 2009 and then into four different languages: French, German, Spanish and Italian. Al Nakba won the prize for the best long documentary about Palestine in Al Jazeera Fifth International Film Festival (Doha/Qatar) and the audience award in Amal Ninth Euro-Arab Film Festival (Santiago/Spain). It participated in other film festivals in Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine.
Karma Nabulsi- Diary (of the Palestinian situation)
A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home