Monthly Archives: March 2012

First, she will visit her parents’ graves


With the help of Gisha, a human rights organization based in what is now Israel, my mother got a permit to visit her family in the West Bank, 12 years after being locked in Gaza. “Your permit has been issued”, … Continue reading

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Islamophobia Network Sees Israel Front Line


The Gaza Center for Political and Development Studies, Tuesday, March 27, hosted the Norwegian activist Magne Hagesæter from Palestinakomiteen (Palestine Committee). The lecturer shed light on the attacks on July 22 last year, when a man planted a bomb in … Continue reading

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Webb-Pullman to CPDS: Cuba, Gaza besieged


Webb-Pullman to CPDS: Cuba, Gaza besieged The Gaza Center for Political and Development Studies held a lecture on Tuesday entitled “Resistance in Latin America”, delivered by Julie Webb-Pullman, an activist from New Zealand and an election observer in Latin America, … Continue reading

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On the 9th anniversary of Rachel Corrie: Global Justice


Today, I look for words to describe her without finding. Rachel Corrie sacrificed her soul for not adding a new family to the homeless people in Palestine, certainly Rafah. She acted as a human shield. I didn’t. In appreciation of … Continue reading

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Motherhood celebrated in Irish and Palestinian War Literature


  Gaza Center for Political and Development Studies (CPDS) held  Tuesday, March 13 a lecture on Palestinian and Irish Women in War  Literature, delivered by Dima T. Tahboub, comparative literature professor, with the presence of Palestinian activists and students. The lecture began with … Continue reading

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Talking to CPDS: Captain Derek on Captain Boycott


Talking to CPDS: Captain Derek on Captain Boycott                            Captain Derek addressing the audience (Photo: Samah Migdad)    It is Ireland. It is the century long struggle for freedom. It is the … Continue reading

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Bailey to CPDS: US Media changing, 63% don’t hold passports


The Centre for Political and Development Studies (CPDS), Gaza, held a lecture on Tuesday on How to Talk to the West: Language to Use and Not to Use. Pam Bailey, a pro-Palestinian American journalist who started her career working with … Continue reading

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