Posts Tagged ‘village of Najd’

An open letter to President Barack Obama

November 22, 2009

Haidar Eid, Socialist Worker , November 19, 2009

A young boy in Kahn Yunis, Gaza

Dear Mr. President:

You will probably not read this letter due to your busy schedule and the huge number of messages you receive from presidents, kings, princes, sheiks and prime ministers. Who is a Palestinian academic from Gaza, after all, to have the guts to write an open letter to the president of the United States of America?

What has triggered this letter is a picture of your Excellency sitting with the late Palestinian intellectual Edward Said. That, of course, happened before 2004–i.e., before you underwent a process of metamorphosis which I personally think is unprecedented in history.

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A state born in sin

October 8, 2009
Morning Star Online, October 7,  2009

John Wight

Gaza was a war crime, and those responsible must be prosecuted. These are facts which the millions who came out in unprecedented mass demonstrations from Buenos Aires to Birmingham, from Montreal to Madrid, in response to Israel’s 22-day assault on Gaza back in January already knew.

Now they’ve been confirmed by an official UN investigation led by Richard Goldstone in a 574-page report.

A UN statement accompanying the report “concluded there is evidence indicating serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law were committed by Israel during the Gaza conflict, and that Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity.”

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