On December 22, 2017 an Israeli sniper in a guard tower overlooking Gaza shot dead Mohamed Moheisen. This is a short video about him.
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During the First Intifada a new Israeli stratagem was devised: the “broken bones” policy. Once captured, youth had their hands and legs broken by soldiers in a systematic manner. In my neighborhood, children with casts and crutches seemed to outnumber those without…. Kamal was perhaps the last martyr in an uprising that was not meant to liberate land, but liberate people from the idea that they were meant to exist as perpetual victims; and it did…
Is Russiagate actually Israelgate? The media’s misdirection in blaming the Russians for influence peddling ignores Israel’s central role in Flynn’s fall. An article by Phil Weiss reports on the Israeli connection and a report by Philip Girald describes Jared Kushner’s apparent role as an Israeli government agent of influence…
An Israeli army commander has been threatening to intentionally disable Palestinians in Dheisheh Refugee Camp: “I will make half of you disabled and let the other half push the wheelchairs.” It’s already happening.
The Intercept: Jared Kushner’s Pursuit of Middle East Peace Looks a Lot Like Total Surrender to Israel
While the young woman’s killing was the latest in a long series of tragedies, the description of the attack as terrorism overlooks the fact that she was in East Jerusalem as an armed officer responsible for enforcing Israel’s control over the captive population of an occupied territory. The use of that language by American officials also clashes with U.S. law, which clearly defines terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.”
The Taylor Force Act, a bill to limit aid to the Palestinian Authority, is being peddled on both sides of the aisle by a nationwide grassroots network of pro-Israel activists—including Sheldon Adelson, Shawn Evenhaim, Haim Saban and Adam Milstein—as well as several powerful pro-Israel lobbying groups.
As promised in our previous post, here are more of the messages composing our tribute to Alison Weir in honor of her birthday. We were waiting to post some of the birthday messages until we could deliver them the old-fashioned way, in person. We’d like to share these now, along with her heartfelt thanks for all the messages and support of peace and justice!
Over the past six decades, Israeli leaders have refined their strategies for taking advantage of their staunchest ally, the United States. Israeli leaders have frequently manipulated and misled American presidents out of a confidence that U.S. politicians deeply fear the political fallout from any public battle with Israel…