A Palestinian man on a hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel in late July is “on the verge of death”, Israeli rights group B’Tselem said on Monday. Israel has neither charged him with a crime or given him a trial….
Category: Israeli governmental policies
We are now witnessing the highest levels of forced displacement on record, and it’s happening at an alarmingly increasing rate, putting pressure on countries like ours to absorb refugees. There’s no question immigration is a divisive topic. Yet, almost no one discusses what’s driving this crisis. This 3-minute video describes a major factor…
Israel has worked behind the scenes for years to erase Palestinians from their own Population Registry, creating an artificial Jewish majority in “Judea and Samaria” (the West Bank), and robbing Palestinians of basic human rights.
The United Nations has passed an inordinate number of resolutions critical of Israel (at least seven hundred), but very few critical of Palestine. Is there a good reason for this high number, or is this a case of anti-Israel bias? – or worse yet, anti-Semitism? This analysis breaks it down.
Documents obtained from the Israeli government show U.S. pro-Israel organizations secretly used Israeli money to influence US policies. Such behavior is illegal under US law. Yet, mainstream US media so far are ignoring the information, and Congress shows no interest in investigating this evidence of foreign tampering. A bipartisan Congressional caucus with 80 members is connected to one of the groups…
In 2018 The Forward reported on repeated efforts by the Israeli government money to push money into American Jewish institutions to use in advocating for Israel. The efforts come from an Israeli ministry whose actions, even within Israel, are veiled in secrecy….. American groups using this secret money to influence American discourse would be violating US law…
Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper reports that the Israeli government set up a company called “Concert” so that individuals and groups around the world could conceal the funding they received from Israel to promote projects aimed at improving Israel’s image. Americans not declaring this funding would likely be violating US law…. Will US media report this to Americans? Will the U.S. Department of Justice investigate them?
A 7-year-old Palestinian boy discovered a box full of stun grenades planted in his village by Israeli soldiers the night before, one of 3 such boxes set to explode when touched, camouflaged with stones and scraps of cloth…The boy narrowly escaped injury by that particular IDF action (his relative was not so lucky – neither was a 15-year-old who was shot in the head on Thursday, or a 9-year-old shot in the head last year).
UN expert says Israel’s strategy to control the Palestinian population violates a foundational rule of virtually every modern legal system: Only the guilty can be punished for their acts, and only after a fair process. The innocent can never be made to be punished for the deeds of others.
“Operation Brothers Keeper” has a nice ring to it, but the name represents months of duplicity by Israeli leaders, not only to their own people, but to the world, in order to perpetrate injustices on the people of Palestine.