[ANALYSIS] The Palestinian Cause: Between the Ideal of Liberation and the Stigma of Terror

“What about Hamas though? Isn’t Israel state violence a lesser evil when compared to the unpredictable warfare of a fundamentalist non-state group seeking power in a war-torn land? These are some of the long-standing objections which, during the last escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, came back to haunt one of the most controversial debates in international relations.
As if supporting Palestine would necessarily mean supporting Hamas, the main organization that is currently fighting on its behalf. Well, this narrative seeking to discredit the cause of Palestine is misleading because it overlooks the fact that supporting the rights of the Palestinian people means acting according to international law, as if such norms had lost adherence to reality and became de facto obsolete. But truth is, in such a complex world shouting “that is not fair” is not enough. Civil society needs to know exactly how to formulate its demands. After all, both Nelson Mandela and Gandhi used to be lawyers, didn’t they?

Iran In Power Struggle After Assassination of Top Nuclear Scientist

The assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has shaken the regional and international political arena. Despite the blow to its nuclear program, it seems that Iran has gained the upper hand in a power struggle with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US.

[Report] Israele – Palestina: Lo Stato Attuale delle Cose

Sono trascorsi ormai mesi dall’annuncio da parte del governo israeliano di voler annettere parti della Cisgiordania, ma di fatto nessuna annessione ha ancora avuto luogo. Cerchiamo di capire perché e a che punto è la situazione generale al momento.

Raid in the West Bank: Palestinian Teen Killed by Israeli Army

Zaid Fadl Qaisia, 15 years old, was killed during a raid in the West Bank that aimed at arresting him for having insulted an Israeli soldier on Facebook. The supervision of Palestinians through Facebook is one of the milder ways through which the Israeli government maintains control and surveillance over its public. Not only the West Bank, but also Gaza and East Jerusalem have been exploited as experiment fields to test and develop new tools of digital surveillance.