By Everett Mendelsohn
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A blistering firsthand account of the clash in Homs via the the world over acclaimed writer of The Kindly Ones
"We struggle for our faith, for our ladies, for our land, and finally to save lots of our pores and skin. As for them, they're in simple terms battling to avoid wasting their pores and skin. "
In 2012, Jonathan Littell traveled to the center of the Syrian rebellion, smuggled in by means of the loose Syrian military to the old urban of Homs. for 3 weeks, he watched as neighborhoods have been bombed and blameless civilians murdered. His notes on what he observed at the floor communicate at once of horrors that proceed at the present time within the ongoing civil war.
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14 Israel's desire to merge West Bank electric systems is based on an overall plan to control West Bank economic activity and its infrastructure and to make electricity available to Israeli settlements. ISRAELI SETTLERS Yehuda Litani, the well-known correspondent for the Hebrew daily Ha 'aretz, opened his news story of May 11, 1979, about settlements in the West Bank with the following observation: If one adds up all the recent events in which West Bank settlers have taken the law into their own hands, the description given them by the American media-"vigilantes," with all the negative connotations of the term would appear to fit pretty well.
Many live in camps or in city districts or neighborhoods which are effectively separate, and they are often discriminated against. Like other foreign nationals they may engage in business in the Gulf or Arabian states, but a national must be either the senior partner or the business regis trant. Palestinians, aware of European history, often compare their present status to that of the Jews in the ghettos of Europe. They have come to fill the role of expatriate professionals, teachers, technicians, and skilled artisans in many societies.
But first the people. Who are and where are the Palestinians today? What elements of their lives shape the politics of their movements and the statements of their leaders? There are two recent distinct Pales tinian experiences that are critical in every Palestinian's conscious ness: occupation and dispersion. 5 million people. 5 million live in Israel and have become Israeli citizens since the 1949 truce. 25 million reside in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. 1 million) living outside of their former home region of Palestine is in Jordan.
A Compassionate Peace: A Future for the Middle East: A Report Prepared for the American Friends Service Committee by Everett Mendelsohn