I apologize for not updating as much about Gaza as I’ve previously been doing. I’ve been busy over the last few days - and I’m moving in a week, so I’m about to get busier. I’ll try to update when I can, but it might be a little infrequent for the next couple weeks.
In the meantime, check up on the Electronic Intifada regularly, it’s the best english-language news site about Palestine. Democracy Now’s coverage has been incredible, so watch Amy every day. Check out the Resources page I put together for other great sources too.
Twitter is probably the best place to keep up with this conflict in real time. The people you should be following are:
- Ali Abunimah
- Max Blumenthal
- Rania Khalek
- Sharif Koudous
- Mohammed Omer
- Hossam Alfarra
- Jehan Alfarra
- Chris Gunness
- Murtaza Hussain
- Harry Fear
- Remi Kanazi
- David Sheen
Again, I apologize, I get so many messages from people thanking me for putting all this news together in one spot. But almost everything I’ve ever posted about Palestine has come from these sources, so check ‘em out!
Slide naming NSA corporate partners (including Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Oracle) published by Greenwald (via @moltke) http://t.co/IOGimzE0oZ
Nazareth, Israel: The main commercial street in this majority-Palestinian city was shuttered on Monday, as residents joined a general strike and staged protests against the two-week-old Israeli offensive in Gaza.
Thousands of workers across Israel and the West Bank joined the strike, organised after a day of intense Israeli shelling in Gaza killed more than 100 people.
How would you feel if you woke up to this message? (Picture by Anas F)
"Being disabled in America is like living in a third world country."
[A]ll nationalism is not inherently bad (see ethnic nationalism), but when connected to the State, as it was in Nazi Germany and is in Zionist Israel, it propagates an irrational sense of superiority over other peoples and ways of life insofar that it is willing to use war and genocide — and all the dehumanization therein — to gain hegemony. [Zionism]… falls victim to the same pitfalls of any other nationalist tendencies which root themselves in the hierarchy of the State, that is, the willingness to use war and genocide — and all the dehumanization therein — to maintain hegemony. This is because it is the transformation of ethnic nationalism into nation-state nationalism, or the inseparability of the two.
We see the ramifications of this in Israel’s deliberate, systematized, state-sanctioned murder of Palestinians.