In Focus/Moatasem hamadeh

The official leadership has begun a new chapter of free concessions in a futile bet that the solution is coming from Trump's administration.

The costs of Israeli- Palestinian conflict pdf

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Trump's return to the previous administration's files, confirms the extension of the US track on the settlement.

The 66 anniversary of Nakba

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Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled new tools intended to democratize artificial intelligence by enabling machine smarts to be built into software from smartphone games to factory floors.

With Trump the game and the negotiation rules changed

  • 2017-02-05
  • Written by : Moatasem Hamada , translated by : Ibrahim Motlaq & Rawan Albash

Jerusalem , the settlement, the two-state solution , the direct bilateral negotiations: are old titles for new concepts .

The human plight and tragedy that has befallen on the Palestinian people in 1948, a devastating tragedy was expelled and displaced from land seized by Israel as about 957 thousand Palestinian Arabs, representing 66.0% of the total Palestinians who were living in historic Palestine on the eve of the war of 1948, according to estimates in 1950.

Israels military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) is the most persistent military occupation on earth. But this 35-year-old occupation is only the second stage in the colonization of the land of Canaan. The first stage, between 1947-1949, generated the largest population of refugees still unsettled since World War Two, with the longest displacement in modern history. Until recently, two competing accounts of this catastrophic event existed. The first version, advocated by Israeli leaders, holds that the native Palestinians left present day Israel of their own free will or through the encouragement of their leaders. This version even indicates that Israeli leaders desired the Palestinian people to stay within Israels borders. The second version, reported by the Palestinian refugees themselves, is that they were ethnically cleansed before, during and after the 1948 war. In their lexicon, the expulsion became known as Al-Naqba (the Catastrophe) and is the most traumatic event in Palestinian recorded history. More recently, Israeli historians, such as Ilan Papp, Benny Morris, Zeev Sternhall, Avi Shlaim, Simha Flapan, and Tom Segev, have debunked the established Israeli myths of Israels creation. Using Israeli archives and declassified material, they were able to discover much of the hidden history of Zionism and they reveal a factual account of the establishment of Israel.

Over the course of any given day, the average person sees plenty of odd behavior. A bizarre outfit or a strange conversation, an unfamiliar gesture or anything, really, that doesn't fit into the realm of acceptable behavior.

Making Sense of the Nakba: Ari Shavit, Baruch Marzel, and Zionist Claims to Territory

  • 2015-05-26
  • Institute for Palestine studies - Ian S. Lustick

In 2014, I attended a book launch at Tel Aviv University where authors Daniel Bar-Tal and Izhak Schnell introduced the Hebrew edition of their book, The Impacts of Lasting Occupation: Lessons from Israeli Society. Originally published in English two years earlier, the book discusses the effects on Israeli society of the prolonged occupation of the territories conquered in 1967.

Sun safety: how to protect your child from the greatest cause of skin cancer

  • 2015-05-17
  • Adapted by MNT from original media release

It is well known that exposure to UV radiation from the sun or indoor tanning devices is a primary cause of skin cancer - the most common form of cancer in the US. What appears to be less well known is the risk UV radiation can pose to children, with a recent survey revealing that 1 in 5 parents are unaware that their children's skin is sensitive to the sun.

The news industry is struggling with a shift to mobile, getting scant revenues as more readers turn to smartphones and tablets for information, a research report showed.

IMPRISONED THINKING

  • 2015-03-22
  • Mohamed Ghlian

The most dangerous prison is the one where you cant see the bars. Dr. Tariq Ramadan

As 2014 ended many of us are thinking about resolutions for the new year. But while the majority of our goals for 2015 will incorporate improvements in physical health - such as hitting the gym and losing weight - have you thought about how you could improve your mental health?