- by Stephen Lendman
Ilan Pappe is an Israeli historian and senior lecturer at Haifa University. He's also Academic Director of the Research Institute for Peace at Givat Haviva and Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies. Pappe is an expert on Israel and Zionism and the Palestinians' Right of Return to their homeland, is considered "an honourable academic with integrity and conscience," and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Council for Palestinian Restitution and Repatriation (CPRR), an organization declaring that "every Palestinian has a legitimate, individual right to return to his or her original home and to absolute restitution of his or her property."
Pappe is also one of Israel's "new historians" whose scholarship and writings are based on access to material now available from British Mandate period and Israeli archives that provide the most accurate and authentic documented history of Israel before and after it became a state and which now serve to debunk the myths about the years leading up to the Jewish State's founding and those following it to this day.
- by Stephen Lendman
Longtime and now recently deceased confidant to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Uri Dan, published a book in France that may have been his 2006 one titled Ariel Sharon: An Intimate Portrait in which he accused the former prime minister of assassinating Palestinian Authority (PA) President Yasser Arafat by poisoning him. Dan claimed Sharon got approval from George Bush by phone early in 2004 to proceed with his plan after he told the US president he was no longer committed to "not" liquidating the Palestinian leader who then was under siege and practically incarcerated in what remained of his Ramallah compound, most of which had already been destroyed by the Israelis in a lawless act of retribution against him.
- by Anti-imperialist Camp
In last summer two hearings of a Israeli military court took place at the Ofer prison facility in the West Bank to try the secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmed Saadat, the biggest left wing faction.
Saadat refused to participate in the proceedings and to recognise the legitimacy of the tribunal as part of the Zionist occupation. The next hearing was announced for Mid January 2007.
Observers of the hearings reported that Saadat was brought to the court at early morning and had to wait in a metal container for hours. One could see the signs of the shackles on his arms. In both hearings he was almost beaten by the soldiers who tried to prevent him from speaking with the press. In one of the hearings they dragged the Al Jazeera journalist out of the room. The Ofer camp is known for cruel treatment and torture.
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A foiled suicide bombing brings out three media myths on Palestinian terror
Attempted suicide bomber Wafa al-Bas
Yesterday (June 20), a Palestinian woman took advantage of a humanitarian medical clearance to attempt a suicide bombing of an Israeli hospital. Israeli security caught Wafa al-Bas at a Gaza checkpoint and safely detonated the explosives that had been tied to her undergarments.
1) SUICIDE TERROR: ASPIRATION, NOT DESPERATION
2) IMPORTANCE OF ISRAELI CHECKPOINTS
3) PA EMBRACING, NOT STOPPING TERRORISTS
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Parental Alienation Syndrome is starting to find footing in the Courts.
Custodial Parents are often the culprits of this disasterous mental abuse to the children of a broken relationship.
Research by dedicated Doctors globally have shown that the damage left by the use of PAS against another parent are lifelong and can end in the child being tormented to the point of committing crime.
The Boards will be loaded with articles and original stories in the next few days â€“ all it needs now is parents prepared to talk about their ongoing or prior problems with exspouses/partners, Departments, Police or other entities associated with Children and You â€“ the Parent.
1) Free Elections? - Gush ad on Sharon rhetoric and practice
2) "Give Me Some Credit!" - Avnery on Abu Mazen and the Palestinian elections
3) "In the end, it is the violin which wins" by Meir Shalev
--Yesh Gvul scoring a point in court
--B'Tselem: IDF destroys homes of innocent Palestinians
--Future leaders - Gush Shalom advocating prisoners release
--The ongoing Palestinian olive harvest
--Nearly forgotten, but also ongoing: the building of and struggle against the Wall
--Vanunu released from house arrest
--Democracy - the new excuse
--Farewell Arafat - by Mahmoud Darwish
--Reshaping history - by Noam Chomsky
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Here follow excerpts from & links to:
* articles of Israeli and Palestinian peace seekers
* international experts.
This week no chronicle of actions.
1) Rejoice not..
2) The vitality of the source eyewitness report from the funeral
3) Missing Arafat Avnery interviewed by Ari Shavit
4) Gush ad in Ha'aretz