An ultra-nationalist Israeli lawmaker’s behavior on Tuesday is a microcosm of the conduct and attitude of Israel as a whole: bullying, self-absorbed, faux-victimized, evasive.
Category: Israeli governmental policies
A video from the scene shows an Israeli officer forcefully hitting a Palestinian man with a bat. The Palestinian’s crime: ID’ing another officer who had assaulted him. Israeli officials promise an “investigation.”
15-yr-old Mohammed & 13-yr-old Mustafa were arrested for playing games boys play; their parents weren’t informed. The next 29 hours were traumatizing.
With documentation from 150 sources, If Americans Knew presents over 70 pieces of legislation now under consideration in Congress, which seek to guarantee Israel, not just $10 million a day in military aid, but also an additional $10 million per day expended on items because they benefit Israel, as well as protection from criticism, condemnation of its adversaries, and support for new allies – with nothing in return, and in spite of Israel’s bad behavior. Justice for Palestinians is the subject of one bill.
Facebook’s faulty content moderation, plus Israel’s “requests” to the social media company to take down online content, results in unfair restriction on free speech about Israeli human rights violations against Palestinians. HRW calls for widespread investigation.
Israeli women with breast cancer receive medical and social support; Palestinian women regularly experience medical negligence when fighting the same disease.
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.
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.