Book review of Alison Weir’s “Against Our Better Judgment” – by Ziad Hafez

By Ziad Hafez, Contemporary Arab Affairs — This short book is quite powerful and displays historical accounts and analyses supported by a solid documentation showing scholarly knowledge and objective reporting. It is an indispensable tool for any researcher on the root cause of Middle Eastern turmoil, and contains explosive, meticulously documented information about the Zionist movement in the United States, Europe, and Palestine…

Israel prevents Gazans from traveling for medical treatment, including children with cancer

Just 42% of Gazans were allowed to travel to Israel for medical treatment last December. Cancer rates among Palestinian children have increased by 40% since 2008, but their parents are sometimes told by Israel to become informants if they want their children to cross the border for treatment. Appointment delays for Palestinian patients are the highest they’ve ever been recorded.

Ha’aretz: Visiting West Bank, Richard Gere Compares Hebron to Segregated U.S. South

Ha’aretz reports: American actor Richard Gere, who visited Israel earlier this month to promote his new film, “Norman,” had one analogy to make after touring the West Bank city of Hebron… “It’s exactly what the Old South was in America. Blacks knew where they could go, they could drink from that fountain, they couldn’t go…

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem reports: On 19 March 2017, around midday, eight-year-old Sufian Abu Hitah was wandering barefoot outside his house in Hebron looking for a toy he had lost, when a group of at least 15 soldiers seized him. Two soldiers grabbed the boy by the arms and dragged him to the al-Harika…

Support Palestine and oppose AIPAC in Washington DC, March 25-26! [Video]

AIPAC is having its national convention to flaunt its power. Three groups have organized events to demonstrate that we want our elected representatives to support justice, not oppression; human rights, not militarism; equality not racism! Join one or all three of these – or demonstrate independently – the main thing is to be there and show your support for justice, peace, and Palestine!