Tuesday, September 18, 2018

When PA TV takes the place of human companionship

Most recently, I went to my friend Fatima's house to visit her and see her new baby. It was the first time in about 3 weeks since I'd been there, the second time in...

Official Palestine Authority Radio News on the PBC’s Voice of Palestine – Dec. 17

Summary and Analysis Beginning Saturday Night, December 16, the Voice of Palestine has reported in detail on the appointment of Colin Powell as U.S. Secretary of State-Designate with a certain amount of concern. VOP has underscored...

Cover Story

Where Will They Go? Palestinian refugees say international law guarantees them a right of return to their homelands. But the law has no teeth, and the refugees fear they have no champion. Near a checkpoint...

Official PA radio news – the PBC radio Dec. 18th

Summary and Analysis Perhaps because the Palestinian Authority has some internal divisions about contacts with Israel, VOP has been largely downplaying this subject. One point was stressed however: Yasser Arafat himself was quoted as denying...

Official PA radio news – the PBC radio Dec. 16th

Summary and Analysis VOP focused again on the relatively large numbers of martyrs and wounded following Friday prayers-demonstrations-riots, charging Israeli escalations. VOP continues to pursue a low-key/skeptical line regarding talks with Israel. "Nabil Abu-Irdeineh, the spokesman of...

Official Palestinian Authority Voice of Palestine Radio Broadcast – Dec. 15

Summary and Analysis VOP is broadcasting mixed and confusing message regarding talks with Israel, suggesting that the Palestinian Authority may be going through a bit of an identity crisis or in some kind of split...

“Meddler for Hire”: Will Clinton Remain a Middle East negotiator after Jan. 20th

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright startled some of her interlocutors when, in her conference call with Jewish leaders last week, she mentioned in passing that Europeans and Russians were wondering what role Bill Clinton...

Official PA radio news – the PBC radio Dec. 14th

Summary and Analysis VOP concentrated on what it has labeled as Israel's assassination policy, but it also highlighted what it says was the heroic repulsion of an Israeli invasion of Khan Yunis. VOP continued to push...

$10,000 Per “SHAHID” from Iraq for Each Palestinian Martyr

Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein has become the darling of the Palestinians: his pictures grace the newspapers along with the those of the shahids -- Intifada casualties -- the Iraqi flag is raised at demonstrations...

Official Palestinian Authority Radio “Voice of Palestine” Dec. 13

Summary and Analysis VOP's morning news bulletins and news-round-ups focused on "criminal" Israeli military attacks, in particularly those leading to deaths of four members of Palestinian security forces in Gaza. (Note: death toll changed throughout...