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Oxford Brookes Scholar fighting for his life in Gaza

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The third recipient of the annual Gaza Oxford Brookes Scholarship founded in the aftermath of Israel's Operation Cast Lead in 2009 is fighting for his life in Al-Shifa Hospital after his home was bombed by Israeli forces in the latest assault on the Gaza Strip. Hassan Alhallaq's 8 months pregnant wife, his 2 young children, his mother and his sister were all killed in the explosion.

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Netanyahu's misplaced quest for legitimacy

Benjamin NetanyahuDuring a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ensured the continuation of twisted rhetoric by evoking the deaths of Israeli soldiers as an ultimate expression of misplaced patriotism. Speaking at the Kirya Military Headquarters, the massacres committed during the operation it has called "Protective Edge" were described as the settler-colonial state's efforts in fighting "the battle against terror, which is part of the historic campaign to harm us since the foundation of the state".

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Could FIFA Suspend Israel?

File photo of Palestinian footballers in GazaNow 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.

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An Appeal to Parliamentarians Worldwide

ACTION ALERT:Haneen Zoubi

MK Haneen Zoubi (BALAD) faces death threats as the Israeli Knesset House Committee votes to revoke her Parliamentary privileges for participating in the Gaza-bound humanitarian aid Flotilla and protesting against the blockade.

An Appeal to Parliamentarians Worldwide

June 9, 2010

On June 7, 2010, the Knesset House Committee of the Israeli parliament voted by a majority of seven-to-one to recommend that the parliamentary privileges of MK Haneen Zoubi (NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC ASSEMBLY-BALAD) be revoked. In accordance with the committee's decision, MK Zoubi will be stripped of three rights usually enjoyed by members of the Israeli parliament. First, her diplomatic passport will be rescinded. Second, her privileges regarding travel abroad will be curtailed. Third, her legal costs incurred while in service will no longer be covered by the Knesset. Before taking effect, the revocation of these privileges must be approved by the Knesset plenum. A vote on these matters may take place as early as next week.

The House Committee decision followed several stormy days in the Knesset, during which MK Zoubi was accused by fellow parliamentarians of being a "terrorist" and a "traitor," and subjected to racist and sexist remarks so offensive and abusive, that some were ordered stricken from the public record. In light of this hateful atmosphere, it is likely that the Knesset plenum will approve the House Committee's recommendations.

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The nightmare of Israeli massacres in Gaza

Palestinians fleeing bombed areaSaturday night in Gaza was nightmarish. Israel's ferocious assault on the civilians of the Gaza Strip increased in intensity to an unprecedented degree, so much so that people are comparing it to the massacres in Sabra and Shatila and Qana.

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