Mai Afaneh had earned her doctorate in psychology in Jordan, was happily teaching at a local university, and had a good family life with her husband and 5-year-old daughter… ‘She was not politically affiliated. All she cared about was her studies and helping her family and husband…’ She was killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank; this is Palestinian territory, not Israel.
When the occupied and abused Palestinians object and fight back to the best of their ability as they did from Gaza, which they are entitled to under international law, they are massacred and described conveniently as “terrorists.” When any congressperson – eg Ilhan Omar – speaks out against Israel’s human rights violations, they are attacked.
Politicians & activists should stop ratifying the fiction that the shooter was motivated by anti-LGBT hatred. It dishonors the victims, purveys anti-Muslim misinformation, and obscures the real motive. Mateen, like so many others who committed similar acts of violence, was motivated by rage over Obama’s bombing campaigns in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan that killed multitudes of men, women, and children. He chose PULSE at random without even knowing it was a gay club — yet this media-consecrated lie continues to fester.
Friedman’s fear is that the debate is quietly shifting outside this framework – towards the recognition that Israel is a belligerent apartheid regime and the conclusion that one democratic state for Palestinians and Jews is now the only viable solution.
Alison Weir’s best-selling book has been published in Spain and was recently featured in a major Madrid newspaper, the most-read Spanish-language newspaper on the Internet…
Since 2013, Israeli forces and settlers have killed at least 168 Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory with live ammunition and crowd-control weapons, according to documentation collected by Defense for Children International. Israeli forces shot Mohammad Said Mohammad Hamayel, 16, with live ammunition during a protest in the village of Beita in the occupied West Bank.
A Jewish American exposes the often-used tactic of deflecting criticism of Israel by viewing it falsely through a lens of antisemitism. Even some supporters of Palestinian rights miss the sleight-of-hand that casts this negative light on their own movement and have mistakenly attacked longtime activists…
Multiple sworn affidavits from the past few weeks testify to rampant, systemic Israeli police attacks and brutal beatings of Palestinian citizens of Israel – protesters, minors, innocent bystanders, and even attorneys – inside the city’s police station; floor of ‘torture room’ was covered in blood from violent police beatings.
Ultra-racist Kahanists, partners of Netanyahu and now members of the Knesset, push their maximalist agenda – including ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.
Biden’s grotesque pro-Israel career in a nutshell by Jeremy Scahill & Paul Abowd. Beginning in 1973, Biden has a long track record of supporting some of Israel’s worst atrocities… Its killing of women and children in Lebanon, its bombings of Gaza… He’s boasted about his relationship with Netanyahu, and for decades has worked to funnel money to Israel. This is a must-view exposé.