The First Intifada Lives On in the Palestine Spring
Published December 8th, 2011 - 14:33 GMT
In remembrance, we look back on the First Intifada from today's protesting times; Al-Assad is not a "crazy person" in interview; The Guardian goes Arabic; Oath to Zionism is deemed unacceptable; How about a New Month resolution instead?
On the anniversary of the First Intifada, we look back on the passing of the lives of those who inspired it.
"On 08.12.1987 an Israeli settler deliberately ran over 4 Palestinians in Gaza, killing them..."
It wasn't me, says Bashar.
“We don’t kill our people, no government in the world kills its people unless it’s lead by a crazy person," says Bashar Al-Assad to Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview. One Syrian blogger quotes the highlights.
“There was no command to kill or to be brutal.”
Israel Lawmaker Wants to Force Palestinians to Swear “Zionist” Oath
Blogger Ali Abunimah is outraged as he reports on the news that the Knesset might enforce that all citizens within Israel pledge an oath of allegiance to Zionism. It is believed that such an act would be an act of indignity to the 1.4 million Palestinians living there.
"After all, what kind of 'democracy' can Israel be if it forces citizens to swear allegiance to particular political ideology – Zionism – which negates the rights of those citizens and expresses the state’s racial hatred toward them and intolerance of their very existence?"
Forget About Yearly Resolutions, Make It a Monthly Habit!
Sick of New Year's resolutions that never work? Nutrition consultant and health blogger Paty recommends to try health resolutions one month at a time. Instead of putting all the pressure onto a whole year, why not try to make small goals on a monthly basis.