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Israel’s ongoing “Water War” against Palestinians

Israel controls water resources from the river to the sea, illegally pilfering water from Palestinian aquifers and selling it back at exorbitant prices to Palestinians. Israel’s “water war” is just a facet of its ongoing settler-colonial project to make life unbearable for Palestinians, and ultimately replace them with Israeli Jews.

Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism ignores Palestinian rights, narrative

A new, “improved” definition of antisemitism still fails to acknowledge the history of Palestinian dispossession, preferring to focus on Israeli Jews’ desire to just live their lives, liberated from any obligation to provide Palestinians with actual equality or dignity.

The Olympics: Do Only Israeli Victims Matter?

The Olympics opening ceremony featured a moving commemoration for Israeli athletes who tragically and needlessly died half a century ago (when the Israeli prime minister refused a prisoner exchange), but failed to highlight a tragedy going on now that the world could stop: the desperate plight of Palestinian athletes who have been shot, maimed, & sometimes killed by Israeli forces… The ceremony also ignored the hundreds of men, women, and children killed by Israeli forces in the lead up to the tragic 1972 event, and the hundreds more killed by Israeli forces the following day…

A Jewish Reflection on Israel’s Crimes and Israeli Hubris

Jewish author Michael Lesher – who blogs for the Times of Israel, among other outlets – muses on many Jewish leaders’ responses to the recent attack on Gaza: “trust in God and believe in Jewish infallibility.” Lesher suggests that instead, they should “devote their efforts toward restraining the Israeli war machine,” and consider the consequences of “[building a] future on a foundation of stolen property and murdered children.”

Israel’s years-long recruitment of African American Christians: A case study 

How Israel and its partisans recruited Christian TV entrepreneur Glenn Plummer, a prominent evangelical pastor, to embrace Israel – and raise money for it from Black Christians – despite Israel’s deep ethnic and religious discrimination against Christians and others…

Israeli war planes vs Palestinian balloons, kites & rockets

Much essential information is frequently omitted from US news coverage, including the vast difference in weaponry used in the “Israel-Hamas wars” – see this detailed report and videos of the weapons used by Israeli military forces and Palestinian resistance groups.

Thomas Friedman’s Last Gasp: The failure of liberal zionism

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.