Palestine Internationalist

Anti-Zionism is not Anti-Semitism

Anti-Zionist activists are often confronted with accusations of anti-Semitism. Looking at both Zionism and Judaism from general and particular perspectives, the author examines the compatibility of Zionism with Judaism and whether anti-Zionism can be equated with anti-Semitism.

The Continuing Persecution Of The Palestinian People – An Irish View

Drawing parallels between the Israeli occupation of Palestine with the British occupation of Ireland and in particular the role of religion in both conflicts, the author argues that only by holding Israel to account for its crimes can a just and lasting peace be established.

‘Li al-‘Alamin’: The Concept and Implementation of Inclusive Vision in Islamicjerusalem

This article investigates the implementation of inclusive vision in Islamicjerusalem after the first Muslims conquest of the region. This will involve historical evidences in order to introduce the new conceptual framework of inclusiveness derived from the Quranic verse in which Allah says: “We have delivered him and Lut? to the land which We have blessed for all nations” (Qur’an, 21: 71). This article will also attempt to highlight how the non-Muslims were treated in Islamicjerusalem during the early period of Islam.


While I write these lines, the elections in Israel are nearly over with the Kadima holding on to the majority of seats in the Knesset, the Bush administration has reiterated its stand of not wanting to deal with the democratically elected Palestinian party, Hamas. What

Israel Simply Has No Right To Exist

This article summarises the moral and legal contentions that undermine Israel’s claim to legitimacy. From Golda Meir’s infamous contentions that the country is the realisation of a promise from God to the current capitulation by the Palestinian leadership to notions of Israeli sovereignty, the author suggests there can be no peace without an acceptance of the concept that the existence of Israel has no normative foundation.

The Only Alternative

In this second piece written two years later, Said looks critically at the Palestinian failure to harness cultural sympathy with the struggle for self-determination and expose the true nature of Zionist exclusivism. He sees the failure rooted ultimately in the failure to provide an alternative solution that did not rely on American benevolence and which failed to address the idea of a shared and common humanity.

The One-State Solution

Surmising that: ‘Once we grant that Palestinians and Israelis are there to stay, then the decent conclusion has to be the need for peaceful coexistence and genuine reconciliation’, Said’s seminal essay on the subject of a one-state solution assesses the reality of just and sustained peace as an outcome of the two state solution and the alternative proposed by the author himself. One state that delivers the ideal of the “idea and practice of citizenship, not of ethnic or racial community, as the main vehicle for coexistence.”