The Israel-Palestinian two-state solution is dead. Long live a solution

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2016


“We are more than the Palestinian issue,” a prominent Iraqi man who lives overseas told me the other day. “We are sick of being seen in that way.” I attempted to argue that the injustice meted out to the Palestinians and alleged western hypocrisy has resonance with Muslims everywhere – east or west; from Srinagar … Continue reading “The Israel-Palestinian two-state solution is dead. Long live a solution”

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What do Palestinians share with America’s Blacks? The question of civil rights

by Rashmee

Posted on October 17, 2015


Only the most stony-hearted (or those who believe Benjamin Netanyahu is a man of peace) could fail to be moved by this video that shows us why Black Americans might feel as dehumanized and despairing as the Palestinians under Israeli occupation. Watch it if you can, here’s the link. “When I see them, I see … Continue reading “What do Palestinians share with America’s Blacks? The question of civil rights”

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What should we make of Netanyahu’s judgement? Or lack of?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 27, 2015


Less than a week before Binyamin Netanyahu’s controversial  speech to the US Congress,  what should we make of the Israeli prime minister’s judgement? More to the point, what is Israel making of his judgement? Of his decision to visit DC next week at the invitation of the Republican speaker John Boehner and really sock it … Continue reading “What should we make of Netanyahu’s judgement? Or lack of?”

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Obama bin Laden: Anti-Americanism more ‘popular’ than ever

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2013


As John Kerry flags off new Middle East negotiations about negotiations, one has to wonder why he bothers (other than for form’s sake) considering the growing popularity of anti-Americanism. That’s an interesting idea – the popularity of a negative opinion. One might just as well have said backlash, except that it isn’t. It appears to be deeper, wider, … Continue reading “Obama bin Laden: Anti-Americanism more ‘popular’ than ever”

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Israeli PM sees both Hamas, Fatah as ‘moving away from peace’. Shame

by Rashmee

Posted on December 9, 2012


Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, at the Council on Foreign Relations, metaphorically shakes his head at the unrelenting odiousness of Hamas in his blog. Why he cries, in honest despair, would “anyone who seeks peace promote reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas and seek to bring Hamas into the governing of the PLO … Continue reading “Israeli PM sees both Hamas, Fatah as ‘moving away from peace’. Shame”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK