PERSBERICHT: Genieten van Israëlische kunst? Kunt u dat?

Op dinsdag 15 mei zal in het Luxor Theater de Israëlische Hanoch Rosenn zijn theaterstuk opvoeren. Kunst is goed voor de mensen, goed voor het volk, echter op het moment dat kunst gebruikt worden voor andere zaken, hangt er een verschrikkelijke geur aan. Zo ook hier. De Israëlische kunst wordt momenteel algemeen mondiaal ingezet: de Israëlische regering zet  toneelgezelschappen, dansgroepen, kunstenaars, bands en orkesten uit Israël in om het besmette imago van de staat Israël als bezetter van Palestina en schender van mensenrechten te verbergen en liefst te laten verwijderen. Naast het feit dat de regering van Israël dit gedrag … Continue reading PERSBERICHT: Genieten van Israëlische kunst? Kunt u dat?

Justice ministry: We will prosecute Israeli leaders at international courts

GAZA, (PIC)– The justice ministry in Gaza has said that Israeli occupation crimes against the Palestinian people were not subject to a time limit. The ministry said in a statement on Monday on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of Nakba that the Palestinian people were adamant on their rights and lands from where they were cruelly and forcibly evicted by illegal means that inflicted thousands of casualties and displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes. The ministry stressed that it would not spare any effort and would trek all means to bring the Israeli occupation leaders to trial. It … Continue reading Justice ministry: We will prosecute Israeli leaders at international courts

Israeli minister: Cut power supply to Gaza this summer

Faced with a power shortage for Israelis, the environment minister offers to cut the life-saving power Israel is selling to Gaza strip. Israel’s minister of environmental protection, Gilad Erdan (Likud), has demanded that the government stop supplying power to the Gaza Strip in order to prevent power failure in Israeli cities this summer. In an official letter addressed to all government ministers ,Erdan notes that 4.5 percent of Israel’s power supply is sold to Gaza. Erdan writes (emphasis in the original): The State of Israel is preparing itself for a power shortage during the summer of 2012. In order to … Continue reading Israeli minister: Cut power supply to Gaza this summer

Third intifada is the only alternative left for Palestinians

Palestinians pass a burnt out truck as they flee some five months after the creation of the state of Israel. As Israel celebrates its anniversary, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians around the world will remember the ‘Nakba’ or ‘Catastrophe’ of 1948. For 64 years the Palestinians have patiently and steadfastly continued their struggle for justice, enduring the longest occupation in modern history. Recently, however, other events throughout the region have dominated the world’s press. First, the ‘war on terror’, then the invasion of Iraq, apprehension about a nuclear Iran, and now the turmoil of the Arab revolutions. Has the Palestinian … Continue reading Third intifada is the only alternative left for Palestinians

Remembering Is Now 64 Years Old

Author : Pierre Klochendler  Date : 2012-05-14 LIFTA, Jerusalem (IPS) – “There is the beginning of my life. My father would call for prayer, ‘Allahu Akbar’,” says 72-year old Yacoub Odeh, pointing to a collapsed house perched high on the hill. “The whole village would hear him.” Odeh was then eight years old: “I’m the son of yesterday.” Sixty-four years on, Lifta conjures up the Naqba – the “great catastrophe” that befell the Palestinian people during the war that led to Israel’s inception. Hundreds of thousands fled their homes or were forcibly expelled by the nascent state’s forces and, like … Continue reading Remembering Is Now 64 Years Old