Category March of Return

THE POWER OF MASS NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN PALESTINE – PART 3

Prior to the First Intifada, Palestinians in the Occupied Territories (OPT) seemed, in the eyes of foreign observers, “too intimidated, divided, and politically suppressed to ever develop a coherent alternative leadership”[1] while the international resonance of the Palestinian cause was at a historic low. The “focus of attention in the Middle East is shifting,” reported […]

THE POWER OF MASS NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN PALESTINE – PART 2

Part 2 of 3. The previous instalment of this article traced the impact of the First Intifada—a mass nonviolent Palestinian civil revolt that erupted in December 1987—at the United Nations. This section examines the impact of the Intifada on a second component of the international consensus which today prevails on Palestine: international human rights organisations. […]

THE POWER OF MASS NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN PALESTINE

Part 1 of 3. The renowned novelist and political activist Arundhati Roy relates how, in the forests of central India, “1,000 paramilitaries will go to a village, an indigenous peoples village, four days walk from the main road—surround it, burn it, rape the women, steal the cattle and go.” As Roy points out, nonviolent resistance […]

LIEBERMAN PRAISES THE HEROES OF THE GAZA RESISTANCE

Heroism was the very will to fight—with or without improvised arms—against the vicious and well-oiled Nazi extermination machine. Heroism was the ability to maintain humanity when the enemy opposite has lost all human and moral virtues and was brainwashed by racist . . . propaganda. – Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman (12.4.18)