Israel protests after Michael Higgins shakes hands with Omar Barghouti at trade union conference and praises organizers for inviting him
AIPAC helped craft a bill making BDS a felony, subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250K and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison; many of its cosponsors have no idea what the bill contains.
Israeli officials have cut off electricity to almost 2 million Gazans for all but three or four hours a day, and the U.N. issued a report warning of a “looming humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza, but you wouldn’t know it from reading U.S. news.
Israeli companies offer tourist training camps in which families, even with small children, practice shooting live ammunition at targets resembling Palestinians. Such courses are also being offered in the US.
Richard Silverstein reports that an ordinary Israeli wouldn’t have learned the name of the base until today. Even then, they wouldn’t know that Sdot Micha was Israel’s nuclear base, since that information was censored from the Haaretz report…
Robert Parry reports: “Russia-gate is empowering Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to strong-arm President Trump into escalating the Syrian war by abandoning a recent cease-fire and challenging Iran and Russia,”
Minority leader Chuck Schumer, who earlier told an AIPAC audience that God had made him ‘guardian of Israel,’ claimed in a recent Senate speech that anti-Zionism is antisemitism – see videos…
Israel is imprisoning a UN official from Gaza, yet again; UN Director-General Guterres says nothing. Earlier Guterres condemned the killing of two Israeli policemen, while saying nothing about the Israeli killing of two young Palestinians two days earlier when Israeli forces invaded the West Bank…
Five years ago, the U.N. warned that Gaza is expected to be unlivable by 2020. A new report now says conditions are deteriorating there even faster than it forecast. But the U.N. report is somewhat lacking in its portrayal of who is at fault for the crisis.
The Palestine Photography Project has published over 200 high quality photos of pre-1948 Palestine both online and in a book. The Project reproduces these historic images for exhibition in galleries, museums, universities, libraries and other venues worldwide. The images are also available for purchase in a variety of formats.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill giving Israel $705 million for Israeli rocket defense systems, representing a $558 million increase above President Trump’s budget request for these programs and $105 million over last year’s adopted funding level…
Israel’s 24-7 ‘War’ on Palestine Rights Movement Advances Anti-boycott Legislation, Torpedoes Events
An office in Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs is waging a ‘war’ against the Palestinian rights movement, placing agents in embassies around the world and working to advance anti-boycott legislation, close bank accounts, torpedo events, thwart donations, organize counter-protests. The Director says: ‘In order to win, we must use tricks and craftiness.’
“Palestinians were, by far, the nicest people I have met anywhere.” by Steve Feldman, guest columnist Being an American Jew, someone who lost family in the Holocaust, and who has a lot of beautiful loving family members in Israel, the Holy Land is especially important to me. As an academic dermatologist, a scientist who…
On the 3rd anniversary of the 2014 assault on Gaza, no justice has been attained for victims or survivors. Over the next 50 days, Visualizing Palestine will release a series of visuals on the crime and impunity of Operation Protective Edge.
Israeli documents on USS Liberty: ‘Americans have findings showing our pilots were aware the ship was American’
Recently discovered documents from Israeli archives show Israeli leaders were worried that evidence would come out that Israel’s 1967 attack on the USS Liberty was intentional. The documents show Israeli leaders working on a coverup….