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Medical neutrality and modern war

I expect most readers know how the International Committee of the Red Cross had its origins in Henry Dunant‘s horror at the unrelieved suffering he witnessed in the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in 1859 (see my earlier post… 779 more words

Late Modern War

At least South Africa didn't bomb the townships into the Stone Age

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Thousands of Palestinians enter Israel for work each day from the West Bank and often return home in buses alongside Jewish settlers. The Palestinian laborers all have security clearance and special permits, but the proposed change would have forced them to return home through the same checkpoint they entered and prevented them from riding West Bank buses alongside Israelis.

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D. Politics

A real Reflection on Reality : Facts and Figures on East Jerusalem 2015

This is what makes a real reflection on Reality : A new report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) provides a concerning overview of the human rights situation for Palestinians in Jerusalem. 494 more words

Reflections On Reality

Obama Admin Shrugs at Netanyahu’s Appointment of Peace Process Opponent

The State Department on Monday shrugged off a decision by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to appoint Silvan Shalom, a politician who has publicly opposed the creation of a Palestinian state, as his chief negotiator for the long-stalled peace talks. 451 more words

Obama Administration

Imagining a Binational State of Palestine (Israeland)

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You can visit it here. I hope this opens up for everyone who isn’t on Facebook; please let me know if it doesn’t. 13 more words


Why are anti-Israeli boycott amendments in this garbage trade deal?

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On March 2nd, the Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously to insert an amendment into the TPA legislation. According to its principal sponsor, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), the amendment would “include among the principal negotiating objectives of the United States regarding commercial partnerships…

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D. Politics

Report of Eye-Witness Stories from the West Bank & Israel event

On Wednesday, Nakba Day, I attended the Eye-Witness Stories from the West Bank & Israel event held at the Friends Meeting House and heard first-hand from Andy Walton who has returned from Jerusalem. 363 more words