[Marxism] UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

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Mon Aug 13 21:18:28 MDT 2007


UPDATE FROM THE
ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

_http://electronicIntifada.net_ (http://electronicIntifada.net)  


Palestine  : Opinion/Editorial:

DECONSTRUCTING THE JORDAN OPTION
By Osamah  Khalil, The Electronic Intifada, Aug 13, 2007

Last month the Israeli  newspaper Haaretz reported that the
US and Israel were considering a revival  of the "Jordan
option." In spite of the fervent denials emanating  from
Amman, the report caused a rash of speculation and concern
among  Palestinians. Many fear that if implemented it would
mark the end of hopes  for an independent Palestinian
state. Resurrecting the Jordan option, in  which the West
Bank and possibly Gaza would be united in a political  and
economic confederation with Jordan, demonstrates not just
the poverty  of ideas in Washington and Israel, but their
desperation as well. Osamah  Khalil comments for EI.

_http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7155.shtml_ 
(http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7155.shtml)   

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Palestine  : Activism News:

PALESTINIAN DOCTOR PAINTS PICTURE OF GAZA UNDER  SIEGE
By Mark Almberg, The Electronic Intifada, Aug 13, 2007

Sometimes  it's the little things that reveal the horror of
oppression most vividly. Dr.  Mona El-Farra, speaking in
Chicago as part of a 17-city US tour, related how  recently
a Palestinian woman in the Occupied Territories had gone
into  labor and was heading to a hospital. "She was about
to give birth, but she  was detained at an Israeli
checkpoint for three hours," El-Farra said.  "Amazingly,
she eventually got through and was able to deliver her
child."  Mark Almberg reports on El-Farra's description of
the current situation in  occupied Palestine, particularly
Gaza.

_http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7159.shtml_ 
(http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7159.shtml)   

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Palestine  : Art, Music & Culture:

BOOK REVIEW: THE FANTASY OF HERMETIC  CLOSURE
By Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, Aug 13, 2007

The  image of the separation wall that Israel began
building in the occupied West  Bank in 2002 has emerged as
a trope in literature about Palestine. Its  concrete slabs
are found on covers of recent books, including  Jimmy
Carter's Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, Norman
Finkelstein's Beyond  Chutzpah, Rashid Khalidi's The Iron
Wall, Joseph Massad's The Persistence of  the Palestinian
Question, and Tanya Reinhart's The Roadmap to Nowhere.  Ali
Abunimah reviews two recent books that take the wall
itself as their  central subject.

_http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7157.shtml_ 
(http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7157.shtml)   

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Lebanon  : Action & Activism:

RADIO TADAMON! REFLECTS ON LEBANON  WAR
Podcast, Radio Tadamon!, Aug 12, 2007

This special edition of  Radio Tadamon!, a monthly
hour-long radio program broadcasted in Montreal  and
uploaded to the Internet, focuses on commemorating the
July 2006  Israeli military assault on Lebanon. The 34-day
war left over 1,300 Lebanese  civilians dead, large parts
of the national infrastructure destroyed and  southern
Lebanon littered with over a million unexploded cluster
bombs.  The program features multiple testimonies and
reflections on the 2006 war on  Lebanon recorded at a
Montreal community commemoration event that  attracted
hundreds of participants from the Montreal  region.

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article7154.shtml

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