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One- or two-state solution? The answer is both (or neither)

http://972mag.com The two-state solution is not a progressive cause and neither is a single-state solution — they are just possible means to an end. The only possible goal for progressive politics in Israel/Palestine can be full human, civil and political rights for everyone living on this land. Every now and then a comment on this blog attributes a position to me — one I thought I had been very careful to ...

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ISIS: Negotiation, Not Bombing

  Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Galtung*, 13 Oct 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service —  More senseless bombing of Muslims, more defeats for USA-West, more ISIS-type movements, more West-Islam polarization. Any way out?.   “ISIS, Islamic State in Iraq-Syria, appeals to a Longing for the Caliphate” writes Farhang Johanpour in an IPS column. For the Ottoman Caliphate with the Sultan as Caliph–the Shadow of ...

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Is there still hope for peace in Ukraine?

Berlin 1961 (photomontage – NoWar-Roma) The Ukrainian government, like Israel in Gaza, relentlessly goes on bombing residential areas in the eastern regions “to kill the terrorists hiding out there” (but also the civilians living there). The separatists, called “terrorists”, are in a siege; to break it, they have launched a bloody counteroffensive to the South, with civilian casualties there, too. Tension h ...

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Jews & Arabs Refuse To Be Enemies

New York, 08/11/2014 The social group #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies got together today outside of the United Nations for a silent protest to hold the leaders of the world, the professionals who promised peace and security, accountable for their failures and in the memory of those who have lost their lives in the recent war in Gaza. ...

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Israel: Preparing the next war before the weapons have cooled down

By Meir Margalit The headline of an article in the Jerusalem Post on August 3rd, days before the agreed ceasefire, signed by Eric Mandel, has left me stunned, shocked. Its title reads: "Lessons to learn before the next war." The war continued, the tanks were still raging, people on both sides were still dying and killing each other, but the author of this note, a certainly precocious and clairvoyant man, is ...

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It’s Enough, We Want Peace! – A campaign and an interview

I met Elhachemi Sabi, 24 years old, Algerian blogger and citizen journalist, volunteer with the Algerian Food bank and other NGOs, peace activist in the chat forum of the Global Media Forum. He lives in a small village called El Mouafkia in the Algerian province Chlef. He started an initiative of a global campaign against war inspired by the non-profit organization MasterPeace. The goal of the campaign is t ...

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To the Humanist people – Palestine and Israel, the day after Gaza

By Aaron Elberg, from Jerusalem At some point, the fire will cease. Maybe in a couple of days, maybe a couple of weeks, but at some point the uproar of the cannons and the missiles will quiet. Until that time comes, many deaths will sum up to the scene on one faction, many tens of injured people will be added on the other faction, each side trying to inflict more damage to the other until the last moment, t ...

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Third Peacecast 2014 Celebrating United Nations International Day of Peace Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Weinberg, 214.282.3924, weinbergd@aol.com ACTOR MICHAEL NOURI HOSTS THIRD PEACECAST 2014 CELEBRATING UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE DAY SEPTEMBER 21 PEACECAST ISSUES CALL FOR PEACE VIDEOS MIAMI.  On September 21st the world celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace. From Peace Day’s first minute in Auckland, New Zealand until its last minute in ...

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The under-reported ray of hope in the Palestine/Israel violent saga

The News could not be more discouraging: "Israel has carried out deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip amidst continued violence following the killings of a Palestinian teenager and three teenage Israeli settlers. At least nine Hamas members were killed Sunday when the Israeli military bombed two parts of Gaza. It was Israel’s deadliest strike on Gaza since an eight-day assault in late 2012. Hamas has called the ...

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Finally the Comiso Airport will be renamed after Pio La Torre

by Francesca Piatti “I am overwhelmed with emotion on learning that the Airport of Comiso will be given the name of Pio La Torre once again, that of the mafia-killed Union Leader and Italian Parlamentarian, whose strong and brave contribution didn't just start off the struggle against nuclear Missiles in Comiso, but has also been of moral example to all those who believe in peace and Justice, like ourselves ...

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