She twisted facts, she twisted words, and then she shouted her distortions from the podium of the United Nations to the mainstage of AIPAC. The world – with a few notable exceptions – knew better than to believe her.
CONTEXT is often missing from conversations about the history of Palestine-Israel. Winston Churchill famously said, "History is written by the victors." But the defeated still keep records of their past.
Mahmoud was shot in the face by an Israeli sharpshooter; the bullet entered through his eye and exited out the back of his head. His parents were not allowed to leave Gaza to be with him in the hospital in the West Bank for the first 2 weeks after he was shot. Mahmoud will need longterm rehabilitation, as he likely has severe brain damage.
After effective occupation of territory, members of the territory’s armed forces who have not surrendered, organized resistance movements and genuine national liberation movements may resist the occupation.
This is an important discussion of suicide bombing by Palestinian priest the Reverend Dr. Naim Ateek. Ateek is director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem and an active leader in the shaping of the Palestinian liberation theology. His analysis is long but compelling.