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Leonard Cohen’s ‘Concert for Reconciliation’

Leonard Cohen Sings The Anthem Words to this song are below. Cohen defies critics with Israeli gig…Veteran plays to 47,000 in Tel Aviv despite accusations of ‘immorality’ By Donald Macintyre / September 26, 2009 It was vintage Leonard Cohen. “We … finish reading Leonard Cohen’s ‘Concert for Reconciliation’

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Yom Kippur and the Middle East : Our Misdeeds and Theirs

Rabbi Rebecca Alpert blows Shofar at Fast for Gaza event at Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. At right is Rabbi Arthur Waskow.We are called to reexamine our actions Jews — and all others who care for peace — must act in … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Yom Kippur and the Middle East : Our Misdeeds and Theirs

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Jonah Raskin : Revisiting Edward Said’s Palestine

Edward Said: “A scholar, an intellectual and an activist who tried to create a bridge between Arabs and Jews…”Thirty years later:Revisiting Edward Said’s Palestine By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / September 9, 2009 It’s called The Holy Land … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Revisiting Edward Said’s Palestine

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For the First Time: A Two-State Israel/Palestine Solution with a Specific Time Line

Prime Minister Salam Fayyad announced the plan, the first of its kind from the Palestinian Authority, in his Ramallah office. Photo: Abbas Momani/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images.Palestinians Plan State, but Will Netanyahu Block it?By Juan Cole / August 26, 2009 … finish reading For the First Time: A Two-State Israel/Palestine Solution with a Specific Time Line

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Occupied Palestine: How the West Was Lost (Photo Essay by Bob Simmons)

Damascus Gate, Jerusalem. The West Bank or Judea has always tried to solve things with walls… but somehow they always fail. Photo by Bob Simmons / The Rag Blog. Occupied Palestine:How the West Was Lost (A photo essay) Words and … finish reading Occupied Palestine: How the West Was Lost (Photo Essay by Bob Simmons)

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The Spirit of Humanity: An Interview with Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney is a former US Representative who served from 1993-2003 and from 2005-2008 . She was the 2008 Green Party presidential nominee and has been an active member of the Free Gaza Movement. In 2004, The Backbone Campaign awarded … finish reading The Spirit of Humanity: An Interview with Cynthia McKinney

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Mairead Maguire Interviewed by Al Jazeera

Mairead Corrigan-Maguire talks to Al Jazeera from Israeli jail – July 4, 2009 Mary Maguire Speaks from Israeli JailBy Juan Cole / July 5, 2009 Aljazeera English reports on the activists abducted by Israel as they attempted to deliver food … finish reading Mairead Maguire Interviewed by Al Jazeera

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The Amnesty International Report on the Gaza War: Where Is World Outrage?

Gaza report video. © Amnesty International.Impunity for war crimes in Gaza and southern Israel a recipe for further civilian sufferingJuly 2, 2009 Israeli forces killed hundreds of unarmed Palestinian civilians and destroyed thousands of homes in Gaza in attacks which … finish reading The Amnesty International Report on the Gaza War: Where Is World Outrage?

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Israel: Going Out of Their Way to Maintain Their Pariah Status

The Spirit of Humanity shortly before leaving Cyprus. Photo: Free Gaza.Pirates of the MediterraneanBy Yvonne Ridley / July 1, 2009 The arrogance of Israel is nothing short of breath-taking. On the eve of one of the most damning reports ever … finish reading Israel: Going Out of Their Way to Maintain Their Pariah Status

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Drone Attacks ‘Violated International Humanitarian Law’ in Gaza War

Israeli drones fly over the Gaza Strip in January 2009, as seen from Gaza City. According to the US-based Human Rights Watch, Israeli armed drones killed scores of Palestinian civilians during the Gaza war despite their cutting-edge targeting technology. Photo: … finish reading Drone Attacks ‘Violated International Humanitarian Law’ in Gaza War

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Steve Weissman : Netanyahu Offers a State and a Half

Binyamin Netanyahu speaks on Palestine. Could he become the Nixon of the Middle East? Photo by AP.Israel Offers a State and a Half To bring the Palestinians and their Arab supporters back to the table, [Obama] will have to find … finish reading Steve Weissman : Netanyahu Offers a State and a Half

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Stopping Israeli Settlements : Can Obama Deliver?

Can Barack Obama succeed in pressuring Israeli’s Netanyahu to stop the expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land?Can Obama Stop Israeli Settlements? As Obama and his advisors see the issue, American interests in reigning in nuclear proliferation, reducing terrorism, and … finish reading Stopping Israeli Settlements : Can Obama Deliver?

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