1: Al-Ahram Weekly 2: BBCi (BBC Online) 3: CounterPunch 4: Daily Mirror 5: Ha'aretz 6: RTE online 7: The Guardian 8: The Independent 9: The Nation 10: The Times Argus
#3547 Gaza's sweatshops
by Annika Hampson in Al-Ahram Weekly, 17 July 2003
Palestinian workers have little choice but to work for Israeli settlers in Gaza. ...
#3549 Childhood disrupted
by Lesley Whiting in Al-Ahram Weekly, 17 July 2003
Since the beginning of the second Intifada, over 400 Palestinian children have been killed, around 7,000 wounded, and 500 of those permanently disabled. Defence for Children International (DCI) figures indicate that there are about 350 children curre ...
#3551 The embers smoulder
by Khalid Amayreh in Al-Ahram Weekly, 17 July 2003
Israel remains determined to exacerbate, rather than redress, Palestinian grievances. ... "We will not allow ourselves to be deceived again. We learned many lessons from the bitter experience of the Oslo years. We shall not fall in the same trap tw ...
#58585 Genet in Palestine
by Ahdaf Soueif in Al-Ahram Weekly, 17 July 2003
Inspired by the plight of the Palestinian people and shocked by the massacres carried out at the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Beirut, Jean Genet began work on his final book Un Captif Amoureux. It wa ...
#84775 Collecting the footnotes
by Al-Ahram Weekly staff in Al-Ahram Weekly, 17 July 2003
Paintings, books, photographs, maps, manuscripts: each is included in separate sections in what is, in effect, an abbreviated -- if heavily illustrated -- catalogue of the collection of printed and painted materials relating to Egypt and the Holy Lan ...
#3543 'I'm no terrorist' - Israel detainee
by BBC staff in BBCi (BBC Online), 17 July 2003
A Northern Ireland man who was held for questioning by authorities in Israel has arrived home to Belfast. On his arrival at Belfast City Airport, Sean O Muireagáin, 42, said he was delighted to be home. Speaking at a news conference in Belfast ...
#3540 Criminalizing the Palestinian Solidarity Movement: The Bigotry of NJ Governor McGreevey
by Pankaj Mehta in CounterPunch, 17 July 2003
Rutgers University will be hosting the Third National Student Conference on the Palestinian Solidarity Movement October 10-12 in New Brunswick, NJ. While the University has recognized the conference as an example of student free speech and freedom of ...
#30071 Man Held as 'IRA Bomber' Tells of Ordeal
by Naveed Raja in Daily Mirror, 17 July 2003
An Northern Irishman wrongly arrested by Israel on false charges of training Palestinian militants today told of his humiliating ordeal at the hands of security services. Sean O Muireagain was stripped naked and blindfolded in the middle of a ro ...
#3531 UN gives Palestinians official refugee status in Iraq
by Reuters in Ha'aretz, 17 July 2003
The United Nations yesterday started giving Palestinians refugee status in Iraq, including hundreds who have been crammed into tents since their eviction from houses after the war that ended Saddam Hussein's rule. The UN refugee agen ...
#3544 Belfast man home after Israeli release
by RTE staff in RTE online, 17 July 2003
The Irish peace campaigner, Sean Ó Muireagáin, has arrived home in Belfast, following his release from Israeli custody. He was reunited with his mother and sister, amid emotional scenes at the city's airport. He described events in Israel as a ...
#3533 We are now a client state
by David Leigh, Richard Norton-Taylor in The Guardian, 17 July 2003
Britain has by now lost its sovereignty to the United States and has become a client state. As Tony Blair flies in to Washington today to be patted on the head by the US Congress, this is the sad truth behind his visit. No surprise, therefore, that t ...
#3534 Isolated Arafat calls for help - but is anybody still listening?
by Conal Urquhart in The Guardian, 17 July 2003
He is particularly annoyed by the lack of support for Palestinians from the international community and the lack of pressure on the Israelis. ... On the proposed road map to peace, Mr Arafat makes clear that he wants the process to be internationa ...
#103058 Middle East tops Blair's US agenda
by Nicholas Watt in The Guardian, 17 July 2003
#103059 Syria 'ready for Israel talks'
by guardian.co.uk in The Guardian, 17 July 2003
#3535 Israel releases Irishman after Real IRA mix-up
by Gary Kelly in The Independent, 17 July 2003
Sean O'Muireagain, 40, from west Belfast, was arrested near Ramallah on Saturday on suspicion of being a bomb expert helping terrorist groups on the West Bank. But on Tuesday, the Israeli authorities said the Irish language activist had been a victim ...
#3592 Freedom Summer
by Adam Shapiro in The Nation, 17 July 2003
"Despite threats of violence, volunteers from around the world, of all ages, ethnicities and faiths, have now arrived in the occupied territories for Freedom Summer, even as diplomats urge cooperation with a road map that fatally accepts many aspects ...
#84447 The 'Road Map' to peace, and the roadblock it faces
by Francis R. J. Nicosia in The Times Argus, 17 July 2003
Israel's dilemma since its establishment in 1948 has been its inability to reconcile the two building blocks of Zionist ideology, namely democracy and a Jewish state. In the historical context of Europe and the Middle East since the nineteenth centur ...