Hanin Zoabi: “I Won’t Leave My Homeland”

There are only seven of 120 member of Knesset who are Palestinians, four from the Ta’al Party and the rest from the Balad Party, including Hanin Zoabi. Though from minority group, Zoabi always strongly defense the rights and the interests of Palestinians in Israel.

Therefore, it’s not surprisingly if this unmarried 42 year-old woman has been always taunted and criticized from the ultra-nationalist and religious politicians. The pressure against her came to peak in July last year. The Ethic Committee revoked Zoabi’s three rights as member of Knesset: her diplomatic passport, legal assistance, and was not allowed to visit the countries which have no diplomatic relationship with Israel. Continue reading

Usamah Hamdan: “The UN is Weak Because Can’t Pressure Israel”

Perhaps, a servant in a restaurant near the lobby of the Sultan Hotel accidentally showed the list of alcohol drinks, include wine, to the leader of Hamas in Libanon, Usamah Hamdan. He insisted to refuse them. “I couldn’t drink this because I am a muslim,” said the thick beard man.

Then, the servant opened a new page of the menu booklet that consists of the list of juices. Hamdan who headed Hamas representative in Libanon since 1999 requested orange juice because the pineapple was not available. Continue reading

Netanyahu’s Son Called Islam as A Terror Religion

Yair Netanyahu also hoped there will be no Palestinian state.

The hardline position of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has likely descended to his eldest son, Yair Netanyahu. Haaretz daily newspaper reported yesterday the 19 year-old boy wrote in his Facebook page that Islam is a terror religion.

The cynical comment against the religion embraced by more than one billion people wrote after five Jewish settlers in the West Bank had been stabbed until dead by a Palestinian man. “Terror has a religion and it is Islam,” said Yair who currently under military service. Continue reading

Ahmad Yusuf: “Reconciliation is Not a Tactic to Avoid Revolution”

The reconciliation process between Hamas and Fatah is on going. There are signs that the two biggest factions in Palestine move toward a peace deal. It was seemed from the commitment of the PA President Mahmud Abbas who is not willing to participate in the next election. He also showed a positive gesture by his willingness to visit the Gaza Strip.

Hamas and Fatah split since June 2007 when the national unity government was dismissed. That development followed with the Israeli blockade against the Strip which has 1.5 million populations. Continue reading

Abdul Aziz Dweik: “There Need a Regime Change in Palestine”

The Palsetinian people were anger after the release of the Palestine papers which is about the falseness from the chief negotiators, such as Saeb Erekat and Ahmad Qureia. They launched protests in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian leaders, included Hamas, have blamed them for the untrue story of the negotiations with Israel. Even, the chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council Abdul Aziz Dweik called for a regime change in Palestine. Continue reading

Controversy of Obama’s Nobel

By Faisal Assegaf

In fact US President Barack Hussein Obama surprised, absolutely for global society. Most likely no one in this universe has previously predicted on October 9 he will receive the Nobel Prize for Peace at his nine months in power. Nobel committee in Oslo, Norway, argued that he has done great efforts to create a world free of nuclear weapons and a better situation of international relations, especially in term of relationship between his country and the Muslim world.

It is a hasty assessment to conclude that Obama’s policy on world peace will be successful. There’s no one of those two great ideas has been emerged. Five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council added with India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, and North Korea still have nuclear power. The relationship between the US and Islam is not harmonic yet. So, definitely he also upset and the controversy of his Nobel sparked. Continue reading

Gambled Cash Goes to the Jewish Settlement

A US citizen funded the Jewish settlement project from gambled money.

Casino owned by Irving Moskowitz

The gamblers in Hawaiian Gardens perhaps never expect win or lost is not belong to themselves. Their destiny also has impact towards people in East Jerusalem, West Bank, which is thousand kilometers away from the town in southern of California, United States of America.

The Jewish settlers get the advantage from the gamblers, but unfortunately Palestinians face unlucky situation even they have stayed in the holy city for Islam, Christian, and Jew for a long time. Until the present time, Irving Moskowitz who own the casino in Hawaiian Gardens has donated US$ 100 millions to build Jewish settlement. Continue reading