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This Peace Activist Wants People to Know That Palestinians Are Not Hamas

Carmen Jarrah was compelled by a line of graffiti that she witnessed on the Israeli-built separation wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: "Now that I have seen, I am responsible." Smuggled Stories from the Holy Land her non-violent way of protesting the occupation and colonization of Palestine, of showing solidarity with the Palestinians, of saying, "Harper, you do not speak for me." She hoped to echo a message in a brochure produced by the Holy Land Trust that she brought back home to Canada, which says, "If a picture is worth a thousand words then an experience is worth a thousand pictures."
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Media Bites: No Worries Israel, Canadian Media's Got Your Back

As I'm sure you've heard, things have been pretty bang-bang boom-boom in the Middle East lately. A few days ago they started shooting missiles at each other hoping to settle grudges dating back to early November at best or the Old Testament at worst. The only real important question is who do the Canadian editorial pages support? Here's a hint: not Hamas.
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Deported To <em>Gaza</em>?

An Ottawa father could soon be deported to the Gaza Strip as the death toll from a six-day Israeli airstrike surpasses 100 and both sides in the fight threaten to escalate their border conflict if dip...
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The War in the Gaza Strip Goes Cyber

As military strikes between Israel and Gaza continued with the deaths of 11 Palestinian civilians on Sunday, a complicated Internet battlefront has appeared. There is an unprecedentedly transparent wave of social media propaganda by both sides.
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My Country is Under Attack. Do You Care?

I'm angry. You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel -- over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. Can you imagine if even one rocket was fired on Washington, London, Paris or Moscow? No nation on earth can, or should, tolerate such attacks on its people. I'm angry that there is someone out there who does not know me and has never met me, yet still wants to kill me -- for no other reason than being Israeli. No, I am not angry. I am outraged.

"Palestine" Should Use Water to Procure Peace, Not Perpetuate Conflict

Water is an invaluable commodity in the Middle East. Due to the region's scarcity of this vital natural resource, water can be used to perpetuate conflict, fuel wars, and even procure peace. Contrary to claims made by Dr. Shaddad Attili, the Minister of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), in his Huffington Post Canada commentary, Israel exports volumes of water to the West Bank greatly in excess of what the Oslo Accords had mandated.
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Girls (and Blogs) Can Change the World

Doa'a Mheissin, a teenager from the Gaza Strip, has been blogging since she was 11 years old. This young woman may not look like a revolutionary, but in the years to come, she and girls like her could form the vanguard in the next chapter of the Arab Spring -- a much-needed gender revolution.