Pro-Israel congress members argue that returning to the pre-Pompeo policy, labelling settlement-made products “Made in West Bank,” would empower those who seek to boycott the Jewish state. In reality, the products are made in the West Bank – on land stolen from Palestinians.
Republican Congress members flip out over the removal of an extra $1 billion gift to Israel on a budget bill (that they weren’t going to vote for anyway). Activists for justice for Palestinians hail the event as “an unprecedented moment for Palestinian rights.”
Israel exercises brutal control over the Palestinians of Gaza, denying seriously ill or injured patients permission to travel the few miles to the West Bank for life-saving medical procedures – often for no reason.
Gaza children describe their experiences during and after Israel’s bombing of Gaza May 10 to May 21, 2021 in this 8-minute film.
Israeli military shot Palestinian Raed Jadallah with live fire and allowed him to bleed to death. Israel will “investigate” the unexplained killing.
Israeli military arrested, handcuffed, and interrogated Palestinian journalists who had just covered a peaceful protest inside a “closed military zone.” According to the Israeli military’s own regulations, journalists are allowed in such areas.
In the past week, three Palestinians (two of them children) have died at the hands of Israeli soldiers. An Israeli soldier was also killed. See reports from International Middle East Media Center and Al Jazeera.
As Israel – recipient of billions of US taxpayer dollars a year – kills, wounds, and abducts Palestinians of all ages, the Associated Press continues its practice of downplaying or omitting news about Israeli violence. Articles highlighted in AP’s Morning Wire newsletter confirm the outlet’s ongoing bias.
Though the midterms are still far off, the bipartisan advocacy group Pro-Israel America has been aggressively promoting candidates ahead of the 2022 midterms – see list. PIA claims that it raised more than $3 million for pro-Israel candidates in the 2020 elections.
Defense for Children International declares that Israel regularly commits “extrajudicial or willful killings” of Palestinian children… Children in a village were regularly targeted; some of this targeting was to punish their parents for political activism… 85 children from the village had been arrested over the years, 10 of them under 15. “More than 500 villagers had also been wounded, and five people were killed.”