Palestine

When will the US gain ‘independence’ from Israel?

Authorities in the US are eroding long-established principles and values in order to support Israel’s apartheid rule.

What does the recognition of European nations mean for Palestine?

However, the recognition, in practical terms, is only a symbolic move.

Gaza boys turn to football to forget, for a moment, the war

Shouting and screaming with glee and frustration, Gazan boys kicked footballs around with their bare feet. It could have been almost anywhere in the world, but this was a sandy soccer field surrounded by tents in war-torn Gaza.

Dua Lipa calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

While celebrities pour out their support of Palestine amidst Israel’s inhumane bombing, where at least 45 people, including children, were killed at a refugee camp in Rafah, Gaza, following an Israeli air strike.

Spain, Ireland and Norway recognise Palestinian state

The three European countries believe their initiative has strong symbolic impact that is likely to encourage others to follow suit.

ESSAY / Zadie Smith’s rhetorical tricks

Smith’s framing runs into the same blind spot in other criticisms levelled at student protests, i.e. it detaches the student’s cause from the activists, academics, and journalists, Palestinian or otherwise, who have been documenting Israel’s settler colonial project for 75 years.

AFC back Palestine bid to suspend Israel, abolishes term limits

The Asian Football Confederation gave its backing to Palestine's proposal to suspend Israel from FIFA due to the ongoing war in Gaza at its congress in Bangkok on Thursday, as the regional body also abolished term limits for its senior office bearers.

UNGA backs Palestinian bid for membership

The United Nations General Assembly yesterday backed a Palestinian bid to become a full UN member by recognising it as qualified to join and recommending the UN Security Council “reconsider the matter favourably.”

European states expected to recognise Palestine by end May: Borrell

EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said this on Monday at the sidelines of a World Economic Forum special meeting in Riyadh

April 24, 2024
April 24, 2024

The endless scream

A reflection on Mahmoud Darwish’s 'A River Dies of Thirst: Diaries' (first published by Archipelago in 2009)

April 16, 2024
April 16, 2024

World heading in a dangerous direction again

Israel, Iran must be pressured to take a step back

March 24, 2024
March 24, 2024

Can Bangladesh maintain unbeaten record at Kings Arena?

After being outplayed by Palestine in the away match of the World Cup Qualifiers, Bangladesh are seeking motivation for Tuesday’s home match against the same opposition on home ground and in front of home crowd.

March 23, 2024
March 23, 2024

Disappointed Cabrera looking for answers

Bangladesh coach Javier Cabrera was disappointed with the way his charges dropped their guard suddenly in a 5-0 thrashing by Palestine in a World Cup Qualifier in Kuwait on Thursday night, despite fighting toe to toe with the Middle East nation for a large portion of the game.

March 20, 2024
March 20, 2024

To the Newton of Gaza

Words were never my greatest strength/ But the arsonist's child will read them

March 20, 2024
March 20, 2024

Can Bangladesh stop Palestine?

Before going for a two-week training camp in Saudi Arabia ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers against Palestine, Bangladesh coach Javier Cabrera had repeatedly said that his team needed to put in more than they did against Lebanon in a 1-1 draw in November last year.

March 19, 2024
March 19, 2024

Palestinian unemployment rate seen spiking to over 50% amid Gaza conflict, ILO says

If the conflict continues until end-March then the unemployment rate will soar to 57 percent, ILO said.

March 17, 2024
March 17, 2024

Cabrera’s charges ready for Palestine challenge in Kuwait

Bangladesh football team landed in Kuwait on Sunday for their World Cup Qualifying round match against Palestine on March 21 after a two-week training camp in Saudi Arabia which included a couple of warm-up matches against higher ranked Sudan.

March 14, 2024
March 14, 2024

Taj desires to beat his brother for national team place

Left-back Taj Uddin's dream to play with his elder brother in the national team has all but come true after getting a call-up to the preliminary squad ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers against Palestine.

March 10, 2024
March 10, 2024

Bangladesh to play practice match against Sudan tonight

Bangladesh national football team will play two practice matches against Sudan -- one tonight and the other on March 14 -- as part of their preparation for this month's World Cup Qualifiers against Palestine.

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