FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ali Abunimah, The Battle for Justice in Palestine

By: Sunday May 18, 2014 1:59 pm

I’ve been predicting since late 2013 that 2014 would turn out to be a watershed year for the advancement of Palestinian rights, and for a deeper understanding of the reality of the inevitability of the single-state solution to the Palestine-Israel dilemma. This book, more than any other yet published, puts a humane and achievable face on that goal.

 

Firedoglake Book Salon Preview: The Battle for Justice in Palestine by Ali Abunimah

By: Sunday May 18, 2014 9:45 am

2014 is a year seeing rapid changes in how the world views and reacts to relations between Israel and Israelis, and their co-inhabitants, in the so-called “Land Between the River and the Sea.” Terms used to describe Israeli policies and laws, words such as “racist” or “apartheid,” for instance, are quickly gaining more currency, more acceptance. Pushback against use of such terms by ardent Zionists seems to get less traction in the public at large by the day.

An Endless “Peace Process” for Palestine

By: Monday May 27, 2013 6:30 pm

The United States balances its endless war of terrorism with the institution of an endless “peace process” for Palestine, a process valuable for its peaceyness and interminability.

Targeting Peacemakers in Afghanistan: What’s the Taliban’s Motive?

By: Sunday May 13, 2012 5:00 pm

The New York Times reported today on the killing of Mullah Arsala Rahmani, a former Taliban minister and member of the Afghan High Peace Council. Though the Taliban denied involvement, they have allegedly threatened to assassinate members of the Peace Council and have done so in the past.

If the Taliban are behind this killing, their motive may have nothing to do with preventing peace, but rather positioning themselves for it – or at least for the inevitable departure of NATO.

Afghanistan: Has Hamid Karzai Already Joined the Taliban?

By: Friday June 18, 2010 4:30 pm

The real endgame Karzai is working toward is that of a nominal, Pashtun-nationalist government in Kabul overlaying a Taliban-dominated countryside. Together they function not only as a crime family capable of exploiting Afghanistan’s resources but also as a highly effective proxy for Pakistan’s interminable battle against Indian influence.

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