Palestinian Prisoners on Open-Ended Hunger Strike – and what are we doing about it?

So, I’m certainly not an authority on this, but I’ve heard from many sources, including people I know over there, and many Palestinian prisoners are on open-ended hunger strike at present to protest the use of solitary confinement, administrative detention, and poor visitation conditions. Hunger strikes were used very effectively by the Irish republican movement […]

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Amira Hass in Toronto

Tonight’s lecture by Amira Hass was remarkable in that it wasn’t remarkable. The title, “Fear of the Future”, suggested a talk analyzing the current situation in a way that highlights the fear of change that motivates the actions of many powerful actors. This would have been an obvious, and yet pertinent analysis – all the […]

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The “is Jordan Palestine?” question

I’ve heard it variously asserted that “Jordan is Palestine, and therefore the Palestinians already have a state”. And, I knew a little about the PLO in Jordan, the PLO’s various plans to overthrown Jordan (including the one hatched in Lebanon and proposed to the U.S. for aid and cooperation). And, I knew about Jabotinsky’s revisionist […]

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