Meanwhile, there were large demonstrations demanding the Palestinian dueling authorities (in Ramallah and Gaza) stop political arrests. And while our people are busy with local municipal elections, the Zionists intensify their assault on common decency. Avigdor Lieberman and over 100 settlers came to my town of Beit Sahour Thursday wanting to build a new colonial settlement in the area of Ush Ghrab to be called Shdema. So now the local committee is re-emerging to try to deal with this new challenge. And today (Saturday) Israeli authorities discovered a fairly sophisticated unmanned drone that apparently was hovering in the Neqeb (Negev) area and shot it down. That shook the Israeli public and showed that all the sophisticated military gear in the world will not protect you from such efforts. The world is changing and only justice to the native Palestinians can bring security and peace here.
In this week's compilation of links below: evaluation of Zionism versus Judaism, BDS as key to just peace, Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Lutherans look at Israeli military, 5 broken cameras, why I dislike Israel, and why Oslo must go.
Very good analysis: A Basic History of Zionism and Its Relation to Judaism By Hanna Braun.
BDS key to a "just peace," says Palestinian Christian boycott activist . Joe Catron
Russell Tribunal on Palestine: Live proceedings from New York
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and other churches call for investigation of military aid to Israel
The documentary that should make every decent Israeli ashamed: No moments of reprieve in the probing documentary by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, "5 Broken Cameras," which chronicles the struggle in the West Bank Palestinian village of Bil'in. By Gideon Levy
Giraldi: Why I Dislike Israel
Why Oslo Must Go
Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
Chair, Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People
Professor, occupied Palestine
World Social Forum Free Palestine http://www.wsfpalestine.net