Analyst Jack Dresser discusses the Israel connection to Mideast wars, the injustice of a “two-state solution,” Israel’s loss of full control, the role of Jewish organizations in the Palestine rights movement, JVP President Vilkomerson’s husband’s employment at Israeli security company Check Point, and to what degree such groups will embrace a “transformative vision”…
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Israeli bomb hoaxer charged with trying to extort US Senator, threatening to kill ex-Pentagon official’s kids
Israel is refusing to extradite the man, who made threats to 2,000 different institutions around the world, schools, malls, police stations, hospitals and airlines… JVP’s Alissa Wise had earlier said that Trump’s suggestion that the JCC bomb threats could have been made by a Jew was “a truly disgusting form of victim-blaming…” Kaydar reported to have earned $240,000 from his threats…
Palestinian prisoners launch hunger strike; Israel places leader in solitary confinement
Over 1,500 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on April 17. Israel responded by placing Marwan Barghouti, the movement’s leader, in solitary confinement, and said it will not negotiate with the prisoners.
An Israeli Soldier Shot a Palestinian in Front of Her Kids. Where’s Her Compensation?
Ha’aretz: A mother of 10 has been incapacitated since Israeli soldiers shot her 13 years ago, as she stood in her living room. Neither she nor any of thousands of other noncombatants hurt by the army is eligible for compensation…
Report: 1 million Palestinians detained by Israel since 1948
Israeli authorities have detained approximately one million Palestinians since the establishment of Israel, according to a statement by the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)…
Israel to demolish homes of anti-occupation activists’ families
Israel is threatening to demolish the home of Abbas Qar’an, his wife, and their four children, which was built in 1960. Two other anti-occupation activists’ families have received similar demolition notices.
Today marks the 69th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre
Over 100 men, women and children were murdered by members of the Zionist terror groups Irgun and Stern Gang at Deir Yassin. The massacre was part of “Plan Dalet,” an ethnic cleansing operation designed to remove non-Jewish inhabitants from historic Palestine in order to create a Jewish state.
Book review of Alison Weir’s “Against Our Better Judgment” – by Ziad Hafez
By Ziad Hafez, Contemporary Arab Affairs — This short book is quite powerful and displays historical accounts and analyses supported by a solid documentation showing scholarly knowledge and objective reporting. It is an indispensable tool for any researcher on the root cause of Middle Eastern turmoil, and contains explosive, meticulously documented information about the Zionist movement in the United States, Europe, and Palestine…
Israeli sniper shot photographer Tom Hurndall in the head 17 years ago
Fourteen years ago this month, Tom Hurndall, a 22-year old student and photographer, was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper in Gaza as he tried to rescue small Palestinian girls from Israeli gunfire.
B’Tselem: Soldiers drag 8-year-old from house to house in Hebron for over an hour in search of stone-throwers [Video]
Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem reports: On 19 March 2017, around midday, eight-year-old Sufian Abu Hitah was wandering barefoot outside his house in Hebron looking for a toy he had lost, when a group of at least 15 soldiers seized him. Two soldiers grabbed the boy by the arms and dragged him to the al-Harika…