ICJ orders Israel halt Rafah invasion, open crossings to aid – Day 230

Israeli settlers attack aid trucks again; Pope calls Gaza every night; Al Awda Hospital hangs by a thread; demand for ICC to investigate Palestinian prisoner abuse; punishing Spain for recognizing Palestine; Israeli policy to drive out pastoral communities; Colombian embassy coming to Ramallah; Netanyahu invited to speak to Congress; Nikki Haley; more.

I created the Leahy law. It should be applied to Israel.

The Leahy law has been applied to many countries. Secretaries of state and defense of both political parties have affirmed its importance as an effective tool to shield the US from involvement in horrific crimes. But since the law was passed, not a single Israeli security force unit has been deemed ineligible for U.S. aid, despite repeated, credible reports of gross violations of human rights…

Congress poised to invite accused war criminal Netanyahu to Washington – Day 229

House leader Johnson (funded by AIPAC) set to defy ICC; Israeli forces kill 12 Palestinians in Jenin; 896 settler attacks; 10 NGOs call for “media access to Gaza”; some biscuits make their way to Gazans’ mouths; 1,400 Israeli academics call for ceasefire; Gazans getting 1/4 of the water they need; much more…

Long History of Jewish Dissent Over Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians

In “Our Palestine Question,” Geoffrey Levin, assistant professor of Middle Eastern and Jewish studies at Emory University, recovers the voices of those Jews who first called for an honest reckoning of the plight of Israel’s Palestinian population.

$320 million Gaza pier has not delivered any aid to people of Gaza – Day 228

Norway, Ireland, Spain to recognize Palestinian statehood; after $320 million and over 2 months, US has not gotten any aid to Gazan families; Israel confiscates, then returns camera equipment to AP; 8 Palestinians killed in West Bank; Israeli forces telling settlers where to attack humanitarian aid trucks; Biden admin showing some hostility on Netanyahu war strategy; Arab Americans told a Palestinian state would result in world hunger

NYC deputy mayor charges Washington Post with antisemitism

NY Jewish Week reports: “A deputy of Mayor Eric Adams has charged the Washington Post with antisemitism for publishing a story about wealthy Jews organizing an advocacy campaign for Israel and pressing the mayor to take action against anti-Israel protests at Columbia University.”