Following the historical recognition by the Swedish government, British legislators voted overwhelmingly on a non-binding resolution urging their government to recognise the state of Palestine.
Negotiations to end all peace...
- Jamal Kanj
- 22 November 2014
Israel's attack on Gaza was murder, not war
- Zaakir Ahmed Mayet
- 18 November 2014
The South African media has been ablaze this year with the most publicised trial in recent history. Every news report, print media, family conversations and office discussions has carried the name of Oscar Pistorius. The backlash from the public was palpable when respected Judge Masipa found the athlete not guilty of "dolus eventualis" (having an awareness of the likely outcome) but guilty of culpable homicide (killing without intention). Justice Musi and Justice Murray in the case of S v Radebe said: "Intent in the form of dolus eventualis or legal intention, which is present when the perpetrator objectively foresees the possibility of his act causing death and persists regardless of the consequences, suffices to find someone guilty of murder." Pistorius may not have been guilty of murder, but events elsewhere at the same time suggest that the state of Israel should be on trial for the same charge.
Theft and Creativity - Archives of a Fragmented Nation
- Rich Wiles
- 15 November 2014
Palestine's story is one of displacement and dispossession - a people who have been dispersed to all corners of the world, and a homeland that has been methodically carved up by settler-colonialism. Today's fragmented geography - of people as well as places - sees pieces of the collective national jigsaw scattered far from their true homes. The archiving of the Palestinian story in all its intricacies thus presents a huge challenge.
- Yvonne Ridley
- 01 November 2014
It's that time of year when British citizens get a chance to come together to mourn the country's human losses and remember those who sacrificed their lives in time of war. Some of those remembered were volunteers but the majority were probably conscripts.
Could FIFA Suspend Israel?
- Jonathan Kuttab & Mariabruna Jennings
- 20 June 2014
Now in the Washington, D.C. area, Kuttab is founder of the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq and also a co-founder of Nonviolence International, which just put out a 45-page report "Report: Israel Hinders Football in Occupied Palestine" with the Palestine Football Association. Kuttab edited the report.
- An Appeal to Parliamentarians Worldwide
- Israeli spokesman Mark Regev: punitive home demolitions are 'price to be paid'
- Souad Massi on rock music, terrorism and bringing people together with music
- New figures show Egyptian economy is collapsing
- The illusive peace: the legacy of Oslo 20 years on
- Israel and a Sports Boycott: Lessons from South Africa
- Flotilla Update: Ismail Patel: 31st May 2010
- Israel's need to reinvent its illegal existence
- Sombre amongst the Litterati
- Development Visions from the Impoverished