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Mistaken Perception

"To accept suffering is to accept defeat. The weak cannot afford that."

The Politics of Peace Prize: Israel and Hannan Ashrawi

"In the Sydney Morning Herald, dated October 23, 2003, Mr. Peter Wertheim, a past president of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, was quite upset about Premier Bob Carr’s decision to present this year’s ‘Sydney Peace Prize’ to the Palestinian activist and founder of the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH) - Professor Hannan Ashrawi. (http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/10/22/1066631499913.html?from=storyrhs). He applauds Sydney’s lord Mayor Lucy Turnbull’s decision to withdraw the city’s support for the prize."

Memo: Washington to Bush

The American people deserve to have a president who will always put the national interest first. If you’re honest with yourself, (and I hope that you will be), there is no way to justify this Iraq madness as being in “our” national interest. You have been conned by slick operatives from “Big Oil,” the “Military Industrial Complex,” and, particularly, by the “Israel First Brigade.”

A Sad Anniversary :: 56th Year of occupation of the Sovereign Nation of Jammu...

"Events of the past fifty-six years have demonstrated that any peace process that lacks the support of the international community is likely to fail, as both India and Pakistan can all too easily walk away from the negotiating table in bilateral talks. Therefore, any third-party involvement in promoting peace between the adversaries is indispensable."

Arab News helps Canada inch toward a free press

"Between the time that the Partition Plan was signed (Nov. 29, 1947) and Israel was proclaimed (May 15, 1948) zionist forces had dispossessed more than 300,000 Palestinians. By December, they had seized 78 percent of Palestine and more than 400 Arab villages. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine put the total figure of Palestinian refugees at 726,000."