Thursday October 23rd 2014

‘Peace’ Archives

Shiekh Jaabri Hosts Jewish Leaders in Hebron

Shiekh Jaabri Hosts Jewish Leaders in Hebron

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh SheikhAbu Hader Jaabri of Hebron hosted a gathering of local Jews, Palestinian and European parliamentarians on Thursday afternoon in his large tent in the southern Hebron Hills. “I come from a generation that lived with the Jews peacefully in a brotherly relationship,”  said Jaabri, adorned in a white robe and [...]

Jews & Palestinians Hold Alternative Conference in Ariel

Jews & Palestinians Hold Alternative Conference in Ariel

by Naama Ben-Yaakov The Ariel University Center hosted a revolutionary conference on “Best Plans for a Peaceful Israel/Palestine” Monday afternoon. The event featured three Israeli and three Palestinian speakers, each of whom made his case for an alternative formula to the Western-imposed Oslo Accords that has led to nearly two decades [...]

Fatah Bans Dialogue with Jews

Fatah Bans Dialogue with Jews

by Avi Yellin The Western-backed Palestinian Authority has declared war on all informal meetings between Israelis and Palestinians, Hatem Abdel Kader, a senior official from the ruling Fatah faction, said over the weekend. Fatah's decision came came following a series of meetings between Jewish and Palestinian peace activists and academics [...]

Israeli & Palestinian Activists Meet in Hizme

Israeli & Palestinian Activists Meet in Hizme

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian and Israeli resistance activists met late Sunday night in the Arab community of Hizme to discuss cooperation and the creation of a new peace initiative. The gathering, organized by the Semitic Action movement, was unique in that it brought together Jewish and Arab residents from what some participants called [...]

Abdullah Condemns ‘Jordan is Palestine’ Unrest

Abdullah Condemns ‘Jordan is Palestine’ Unrest

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Jordan's King Abdullah II has once again expressed his rejection of the Hashemite Kingdom's historic policy that "Jordan is Palestine" long championed by his father and grandfather. "The so-called 'substitute homeland' exists only in the minds of the weak,"Abdullah told reporters on Monday, stressing that "the [...]

Hebron Mukhtar Speaks Out Against Oslo

Hebron Mukhtar Speaks Out Against Oslo

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The Mukhtar of Hebron, Sheikh Abu Hader Jaabri, told Indy News Israel this week that Israel made a terrible mistake when it chose dialogue with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority instead of the local tribal leadership. The Mukhtar criticized successive Israeli governments for negotiating with the Fatah-led PA, [...]

Barkat Defends United Jerusalem on BBC

Barkat Defends United Jerusalem on BBC

by Eitam Abadi Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat spoke out forcefully during an interview with the BBC on Friday, stating that submitting to foreign pressure to divide Israel's capital as part of an agreement with the Western-backed Palestinian Authority would simply not work. Speaking on the program “Hardtalk with Tim Franks,” Barkat said [...]

Arab-Jewish Unity Against Shortened Workweek

Arab-Jewish Unity Against Shortened Workweek

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh A proposal by Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud) to put Israel on a shortened workweek, with Sunday a vacation day, may be buried before it gets off the ground. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) agreed this week to form a Knesset committee to investigate the idea but the proposal quickly ran into [...]

Independence Key Issue at Student Zionist Conference

Independence Key Issue at Student Zionist Conference

by Avi Yellin The 25th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat, falling on Saturday night and Sunday, was marked by events throughout Israel honoring the memory of slain Jewish underground leader Avraham “Yair” Stern. Stern, who founded and led the Fighters for the Freedom of Israel (known in Hebrew as Lehi and labeled the 'Stern Gang' by the [...]

‘Orange’ Activists Receive Amnesty for 2005 Resistance

‘Orange’ Activists Receive Amnesty for 2005 Resistance

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Israelis who had received criminal records by virtue of participating in the "Orange" resistance of 2005 were recently informed by mail that their criminal records have been canceled. The "Orange" resistance had waged a mass campaign of non-violent civil disobedience against the government's forced expulsion of nearly [...]

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