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Team Trump add insult to injury for the Palestinians

It is tempting to interpret the announcement this week of a delay until the new year in US vice-president Mike Pence's visit to the...

Independence is Our Only Salvation

"We are now faced with a situation where the international community expects us to act like a government and holds us accountable just like a sovereign state, all without the actual perks of being sovereign. If we cannot even hold our own conference in our own country than maybe we should rethink our political status. We are a people under occupation – an occupation that is thriving even as we plan events and vote for our parliament and presidents (who by the way could be arrested or killed by Israel by any given moment). It is building more and more settlements, it is taking great handfuls of Palestinian land and it is zeroing in on Jerusalem, the place we hold dearest to our hearts."

Also broken in Ramallah

"The Arab Spring might have taken some time to reach Palestine, but as one Arab leader said, spring is a season that comes back every year....For a long time Palestinians were willing to put aside differences because of the need to unite against the Israeli occupier, which does not differentiate between Palestinians. However, more and more Palestinians are becoming convinced that their acquiescence to and support for the current Palestinian leadership should not be taken for granted....The bones that were broken in Ramallah this week will take long to heal. The political hurt is likely to be felt much after the physical injury heals. The faster this issue is taken seriously the better for all."

Worse than the ‘invented’ comment

"Speaking in front of Republican voters, the statements made by Gingrich and the other nominees brought warm applause from the audience....While one may label Republican nominee statements as political pandering paid for by AIPAC lobbyists, the applause by a totally gullible and easily swayed American voting crowd is probably the scariest part of this sad incident."

Palestine needs new political parties

"Young Palestinians constitute the majority of the population. Even though only those over 18 can vote, this segment of society still represents a major voting block that can make a huge difference if, in fact, it is energised and if its members take the responsibility of voting seriously....The question that begs to be answered is who will all those thousands of active young people vote for? Will they vote for the traditional movements/parties or create or follow a new movement/party?"

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