Palestine


Timeline: Al Jazeera

Intro to Palestine:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/palestine-a-history-rich-and-deep/2011/12/21/gIQALJ6GLP_story.html


Refugees

Documents:
http://prrn.mcgill.ca/research/research_documents.htm

Overview:
http://prrn.mcgill.ca/background/index.htm

Trying to deal with refugees since 1991 (Madrid)
http://prrn.mcgill.ca/background/background_refugees.htm

Key issues (and sticking points!): Right of Return, Palestinian Statehood, Compensation
http://prrn.mcgill.ca/background/background_resolving.htm







Palestinian National Authority, Office of Prime Minister: "Ending the Occupation, Establishing the State"
Foreword to report, also downloadable whole report into PNA's attempts and plans for Palestinian Statehood.
http://www.palestinecabinet.gov.ps/site/474/default.aspx

BBC: Israel and Palestinian territories overview:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/803257.stm


Oxfam's position on Israel in Palestinian territories:
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam_in_action/where_we_work/palterr_israel.html
(interesting that a non-political NGO takes such a political stance)

From "Palestine Facts" re 'Right of Return'. (Argument of legal vs moral interpretation. Why was Resolution 194 not

Youtube is the new battlefield (July 2011) over Palestinian statehood
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/the-battlefield-over-palestinian-statehood-moves-to-youtube-1.375188

Louis Theroux (from Adam)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLvvBLvyvxI

Shows spread of Israelis through West Bank
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ewF7AXn3dg


Daily life in Palestine: Checkpoint Bethlehem.
Palestinians waiting in line, in an iron cage, everyday, for hours on their way to work. This is the line leading to the checkpoint itself. Inside the checkpoint they will have to go through additional checks and wait once more in long lines.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gki1wjm9ChU


Palestine's application for statehood to the UN


New York Times (excellent as usual). 5 Part video series, with other extras:
[[http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/09/05/world/middleeast/challenges-in-defining-an-israeli-palestinian-border.html%2r>Key issues explained</a></p><p><a class=|The battle of the barrier]]
The settlement issue
Sharing Jerusalem
Lines in the sand

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=238624
Jerusalem Post: Encountering Peace – maybe the whole world isn’t against us?

http://theglobeandmail.com/news/world/africa-mideast/israeli-forces-on-high-alert-as-palestine-bids-for-un-membership/article2175281/
Israeli forces on high alert as Palestine bids for UN membership

http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/2909872.html

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4125683,00.html

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/09/2011919172145765295.html
What are the PLO’s options at the UN?

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/09/2011921105321715717.html
History of a double standard

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/evelyn-leopold/palestine-statehood_b_974920.html
Palestine at the UN


Other current affairs

Arab Spring moves to Israel ... abuse of Palestinian hits social media
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/02/the-arab-spring-comes-to-israel/253600/#.T0jwrn1rJj4.mailto


November 2012: Hamas firing on Israel, Israel missile raids on Gaza

NYT 19/11/12 - use links to Palestine & Hamas
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/world/middleeast/an-outgunned-hamas-tries-to-leverage-rise-of-islamists-in-region.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121119&_r=0

Hamas: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/meast/hamas-explainer/index.html?c=&page=0