Browsing All posts tagged under »Palestine«

Flotilla Eyewitness: ‘I Think They Went Out to Murder’

June 4, 2010


During the 3 days Israel held most of those detained in the attack on the Freedom Flotilla — including 60 journalists, according to Reporters Without Borders –Israel shaped the narrative of what occurred 70 miles off the coast of Gaza in the predawn hours of May 30. Over the past few days, many of the […]

The Heart of Jenin

July 27, 2009


‘Do you think the Israelis liked what I did? Some would have preferred it if I’d blown myself up’ The remarkable story of Ismail Khatib, a Palestinian father from the West Bank city of Jenin, continues. After his son Ahmed was shot by israeli soldiers in November 2005, the Khatib’s courageously donated their beloved 12 year-old’s […]

Holocaust survivor assaulted because of her work for Palestinians

July 24, 2009


At 85 Hedy Epstein, a survivor of the 2nd WW has never stopped in her fight for Peace and Human Rights for all people – as she says in this interview – “not only for jewish people”. “The Free Gaza video is an interview with a great woman, Hedy Epstein, just turned 85. She has […]

The death of Bassem Abu Rahme

April 21, 2009


or: How Israel kills at will and in total impunity while the world asks the Palestinians for non-violent resistance. On April the 17th, like any Fridays afternoon for the last 4 years, the small village of Bil’in, north of Ramallah, was preparing for the usual demonstration against Israel’s annexation wall (some people call it apartheid […]

Erased: Wiped off the Map

March 7, 2009


This is a trailer for a documentary about the bombing of Gaza shot by a Spanish film Crew who were there at the time. If, like me, you were angry with western media coverage of the  war on Gaza; you will find this a searing indictment of not only the media and it’s lack of […]

“The Only Thing That Connected Us to the World Was a Small Radio”

February 13, 2009


Radio Broadcasts Provide Vital Humanitarian Information to Gazans Mohammad Abu Shahmeh/Internews Gazans listen to the radio while taking shelter at the house of Abu Ali. (February 9, 2009) “It was darkness, no electricity, and the only thing that connected us to the world was a small radio. We were more than forty people, men, […]

Irish Citizens call for a boycott of Israel

February 6, 2009


The following letter was published in a full-page advertisement in The Irish Times on 31 January 2009: The original ad, including signatures may be downloaded here. [PDF] Israel’s bombardment of Gaza killed over 1,300 Palestinians, a third of them children. Thousands have been wounded. Many victims had been taking refuge in clearly marked UN facilities. […]