Today in Palestine …

Dear All

With thanks to a fellow member of Oban Concern for Palestine, this the link to a most worthwhile blog: Today in Palestine.

The compilation of headlines and brief summaries makes for anything but comfortable reading – which is why the blogsite exists!

According to information on Shadi Fadda’s “About Us” page, he/they began to put together the ‘daily compilation of headlines “Today in Palestine!” […] back in April 2003, as soon as USA and its allies occupied Iraq. [The blog’s] main task was always to spread the information that western media insisted on avoiding.’

Fadda quotes the late and great Edward Said, 1935-2003:

Isn’t it astonishing that all the signs of popular solidarity that Palestine and the Arabs receive occur with no comparable sign of solidarity and dignity for ourselves, that others admire and respect us more than we do ourselves? Isn’t it time we caught up with our own status and made certain that our representatives here and elsewhere realize, as a first step, that they are fighting for a just and noble cause, and that they have nothing to apologize for or anything to be embarrassed about? On the contrary, they should be proud of what their people have done and proud also to represent them.

Edward W Said

http://blog.theheadlines.org/thehead/?cat=1

In Solidarity, for Justice and Peace!

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About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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