Friday, March 27, 2015

Israel/Palestine News

The Pain Doesn't Go Away - Rachel Corrie's Parents on RAI (1/3)

Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American peace activist who was crushed
to death in Gaza by an Israeli bulldozer on March 16, 2003; on Reality
Asserts Itself Craig and Cindy Corrie tell Paul Jay "we inherited from
our daughter a cause", her experiences, "completely changed our view of
the whole situation".


When a dad in Gaza wanted to bring home the perfect pet, what did he
choose? A lion, of course. Rafah Zoo was bombed in the Israeli attacks
last summer, and couldn't afford to look after its surviving animals.
That's when Saad Eldeen Al-Jamal stepped in, and offered the two cubs a
new home.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is apologizing for comments
widely seen as racist. But Palestinian citizens of Israel aren't happy.
And even the White House seems to think it's too little, too late. So
this time, has Netanyahu bitten off more than he can chew?

During the Israeli election, Benjamin Netanyahu made a promise to never
allow a Palestinian state if he was elected. That played well with a
significant portion of Israelis – but what do Palestinians think about
his bold statement?