7 November 2011 — UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
LATEST OPINION AND FEATURES FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA
Israel’s vandalism of Palestinian heritage
By Abe Hayeem, 7 November 2011
Amongst the fallout of Palestine’s admission as a member state, Israel’s warning that it “will now reconsider its cooperation with UNESCO” is the biggest irony.
Thomas Friedman’s bouts of hypocrisy
By Belen Fernandez, 4 November 2011
Belen Fernandez takes The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to task in this excerpt from her new book, The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work.
Book review: Fernandez skewers empire’s messenger Tom Friedman
By David Cronin, 4 November 2011
After reading The Imperial Messenger by Belen Fernandez, the thought of sharing a profession with Thomas Friedman revolts me, says EI reviewer David Cronin.
Political prisoner: Hamas deal a “great step forward”
By Ameer Makhoul, Gilboa Prison, 2 November 2011
The prisoner exchange deal was a major achievement for Hamas and a great step forward for the Palestinian people, particularly the prisoners’ movement.
UNESCO funding cut over Palestine vote may harm US economy
By Jim Lobe, Washington, DC, 1 November 2011
The administration of US President Barack Obama announced Monday that it would immediately cut US funding for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, just hours after UNESCO’s governing board voted overwhelmingly to grant Palestine full membership.
Shafiq al-Hout memoirs provide warts-and-all history of PLO
By Asa Winstanley, Tuesday, 1 November 2011
My Life in the PLO: The Inside Story of the Palestinian Struggle, the memoirs of the late Shafiq al-Hout, is
historically sweeping, politically critical and fascinating throughout.
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