• Israel/Palestine and the Apartheid Analogy: Critics, Apologists and Strategic lessons (Parts 1 & 2)

    by Ran Greenstein I. Introduction In the last decade, the notion that the Israeli system of political and military control bears strong resemblance to the apartheid system in South Africa has gained ground. It is invoked regularly by movements and activists opposed to the 1967 occupation and to various other aspects of Israeli policies vis-í -vis […]

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  • Why Americans should oppose Zionism

    Steven Salaita, The Electronic Intifada, 26 August 2010 Israel has been subject to some bad publicity recently. In 2008-09, it launched a brutal military campaign in the Gaza Strip that killed more than 400 Palestinian children. In May 2010, bumbling Israeli commandos murdered nine nonviolence activists on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla’s Mavi Marmara. It only […]

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  • Israel: A Failing Colonial Project

    by M. Shahid Alam Increasingly, despite its early military and political successes, Israel cannot for long endure as a colonial project. It must choose between wars – and destruction – or transition to a state for all its peoples. In order to firmly secure its existence – as firmly as that is possible for any […]

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  • Jesse Rosenfeld: The Palestinian struggle, BDS and Canadian aid

    By rabbleTV | June 25, 2010 June 21, 2010 at the Beit Zatoun House, Toronto While the three-year-old siege of Gaza has been brought into dramatic focus of late, the 12-year embargo of Iraq that crippled the economy and wrought havoc on civil society continues in another form, post-invasion. At the same time, the ongoing […]

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  • World must deny legitimacy to Israel

    KADER ASMAL: COMMENT – Jun 25 2010 13:45 The world worked together to help bring apartheid to an end, writes Kader Asmal. So why allow it to live on in Israel/Palestine? In 1980, I served on a commission of enquiry into reported violations of international law by Israel following its invasion of Lebanon. We spent […]

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  • Academic freedom in Israel and Palestine

    Steven Rose, professor of biology and neurobiology at the Open University, UK. EMBO reports 10:1184 (2009) doi:10.1038/embor.2009.229 Many readers of this journal will, like me, have Israeli colleagues whose research we respect, with whom we have collaborated, and among whom we have friends. Yet, these relationships have been overshadowed by the human rights abuses inflicted […]

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  • Why Boycotting Apartheid Israel Matters

    Owen Holland makes the case for the boycott of Israel Back at the beginning of the year, over thirty UK universities went into occupation in response to Israel”s brutal, unremitting assault on Gaza. At some of these universities, the movement is now beginning to crystallise and gather enough strength – as well as political will […]

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  • Militarization of Tel Aviv University

    Urgent Briefing Paper (to download pdf file click here: palsocontau_jan_2009_draft3) Tel Aviv University – A Leading Israeli Military Research Centre Prepared By SOAS Palestine Society, February 2009 In the rough and tumble reality of the Middle East, Tel Aviv University is at the front line of the critical work to maintain Israel”s military and technological […]

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  • WHY I’M JOINING THE ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL

    2 June 2009 By Jake Lynch Nearly two-thirds of Israelis in favour of direct, substantive negotiations between their own government and the leadership of Hamas. Some mistake, surely? Actually no – this was the finding of an opinion survey in February 2008 by Tel Aviv University. Barely ten months later, as “Operation Cast Lead” got […]

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  • BDS: Thinking Outside the PLO Box

    ‘The tragedy of Gaza was not enough to wake the PLO up from its slumber.’ By Samah Sabawi Three months ago, the world stood still for one rare moment of absolute clarity as it grasped the implication of Israel’s imprisonment of a civilian population and its use of aid and medicine as a political bargaining […]

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