Category: The Middle East
Why We Are on Hunger Strike in Israel’s Prisons
By Marwan_Barghouti, April 16, 2017
HADARIM PRISON, Israel — Having spent the last 15 years in an Israeli prison, I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel’s illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners. After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike.
Some 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/04/19/rights-are-not-bestowed-by-an-oppressor/
Deir Yassin Today
Although virtually all six million Palestinians in the world know of Deir Yassin, few have ever been there. The site is not identified on post-1948 maps of Israel. But it is not difficult to find.
The central part of Deir Yassin is a cluster of buildings now used as a mental hospital. To the east lies the industrial area of Givat Shaul; to the north lies Har Hamenuchot (the Jewish cemetery), to the west, … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/04/11/the-irony-is-breath-taking/
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March 29, 2017
The cult of atheist Zionism posing as Judaism
By Rich Siegel, January 1, 2012
This essay was first published in Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists, edited by Avigail Abarbanel (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), used with permission.
I consider myself a cult survivor. I was raised in the cult of Atheist-Zionism-Posing-as-Judaism. I stated this to a few select friends several years ago, and they thought it was funny. The statement brought with it a … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/03/29/peace-will-come-with-justice/
Martin McGuinness dies: The ‘super-terrorist who became a super-statesman – like so many others
By Robert Fisk, Tuesday 21 March 2017 07:45 GMT
Martin McGuinness followed along the familiar trail of so many enemies of Britain’s weary colonial history. A “super-terrorist” becomes a super-statesman. Jomo Kenyatta comes to mind. And Archbishop Makarios. And of course, Menachem Begin. With blood on their hands, they pass through that mist of nobility bestowed by colonial power and former rulers – and re-emerge … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/03/21/how-many-shades-of-gray/
Leola Lee Ragland, of Allen, Texas died February 28, 2017 at the age of 91. She was born near Gatlin, Oklahoma in 1926 to James Odus Kelley and Mattie Alabama Kelley. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Truman, Alvin, Guardie, and Thurman Kelley, and sister Ruby Siever.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Dr. Jim Ragland, son James Ragland of Pearland, Texas, daughter Rebecca Cherry of Springfield, Missouri, son John Ragland of Hot … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/02/25/an-obituary/
How Trump Finally Made This Israeli Arab Feel at Home in America
By Sayed Kashua, Feb 04, 2017 4:23 PM
At long last, after two-and-a-half years, I’m finally starting to feel at home here. Of course, it’s not the real deal yet, far from it, but it’s definitely a good start, and gradually, with God’s help, amateur racism will morph into professional racism and our acclimatization process here will be complete.
I was really afraid of losing the … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/02/10/underlying-essence-of-the-united-states/
Well, I’ve gotten myself into some weird situations, but today’s was the first time I ever felt the implied threat of physical intimidation. There was the time Cliff Jackson and I infiltrated a Christianist Glenn Beck telecast from Jerusalem, sponsored mostly by our local Tea Party types. There was the time Sherry (my beloved) and I went to the Glory Barn (yes, that’s really its name) to see the wannabe televangelist and most assuredly reverend Dwain Miller of … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/02/08/banned-muslims-are-welcomed-in-hot-springs/