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Guests Sam Wainwright (Socialist Alliance councillor) and Vivienne Porzsolt (Jews Against the Occupation) discuss the 2021 ALP policy conference.

Film poster overlays photo of 2006 youth protest in Ramallah

Barry Healy reviews Mayor, a new documentary that shows the reality of life in Ramallah under Israeli ocupation.

Reading Joe Sacco is to walk, albeit briefly, in the shoes of those who suffer most from the unjust global balance of power, writes Andrew Chuter.

Mira Hamermesh was only 15 when she defied her Jewish parents in Nazi-Occupied Poland and fled for her life. That she survived is a wonder, and her dramatic account is engrossing and terrifying, writes Barry Healy.

Stuart Rees warns about governments' distain for human rights as police are deployed to harass or arrest citizens, and even parliamentarians.

The cultivation of relations between the Emiratis (and the other Gulf nations) and Israel have been disguised as the promotion of Muslim-Jewish interfaith cooperation, writes Rupen Savoulian. But this cynical ploy cannot disguise the naked and brazen economic and geopolitical interests motivating both parties.

The European Court of Human Rights struck a major blow to Israel’s efforts to silence its critics on June 11, writes Ali Abunimah, when it overturned the criminal convictions against 11 Palestinian rights activists in France.

Canadian socialist and feminist Suzanne Weiss begins her recent memoir with these words by W B Yeats: “There are no strangers here, only friends you have not yet met.” More than just an epigram, they describe a practice of solidarity that saved Weiss from the Holocaust and later shaped her more than six decades of activity as a life-long socialist, writes James Clark.

While the coronavirus sickens more people, Palestinians simultaneously face an older enemy, writes Tamara Nassar.

Israel has been internationally condemned for its deliberate policy of depriving millions of Palestinians access to regular clean water. Yet, the NSW government is stepping up collaboration with Israel by signing an agreement on water management with the apartheid regime, writes Mark Govier.

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