Had President Obama prosecuted Gina Haspel and other CIA torturers, she would have gone to prison. But Obama said he wanted to look forward, not back. Now the past returns. The past has that tendency.
Mike Pompeo, who Trump nominated to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, has a record as a strong Israel supporter and a fierce critic of the Iran nuclear deal
Some tombstone in an East Jerusalem cemetery contained the words “graves of martyrs of the Intifada of Jerusalem.” This was objectionable to Israeli forces, so they raided the cemetery in the middle of the night an broke the tombstones to pieces. That’s how it works under occupation.
President Trump’s “ultimate deal” is said to be nearly ready for unveiling, but will Palestinians even look at it? The climate is not conducive to success, with Palestinians in boycott mode, Netanyahu looking at fraud charges, Kushner on shaky ground, and Trump himself already busy with North Korea.
Palestinian Authority says Gaza attack on Rami Hamdallah was an assassination bid and blames Hamas for security breach.
Israel’s army has reached a level at which it can do no wrong. The “most moral army in the world,” worshiped and exceptional, is in a place in which anti-Arab racism is so normal that it has become invisible (at least to itself), and this has put the IDF in a very precarious position indeed.
Palestinian officials say Amir Omar Shahada, 19, was shot in the chest and later succumbed to his wounds in a West Bank hospital.
Palestinians say Muhammed Zain al-Jabri, 24, was severely handicapped. Israeli army: He was holding firebomb, soldiers responded to immediate threat.
The Champions of Jewish Values Awards Gala must have been the event of the year, from Davis Richardson’s description. Any shindig that features conversation praising Nikki Haley and Donald Trump, and includes photo ops with Sean Spicer is only for those who have reached the pinnacle of the social ladder.
It’s tough enough to be a little girl in renal failure, but then to travel alone in a hostile environment – this is what Israel put young Inaam al-Attar through on her way to get a kidney transplant. After human rights orgs called attention to her plight, her mother was granted a visa to join her very sick daughter.
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is thrilled to share today’s news from the Center of Constitutional Rights regarding the lawsuit against former Olympia Food Co-op board members and the decision to boycott Israeli goods. Please read this press release and share this important victory with others!
Al Jazeera’s upcoming undercover documentary reportedly shows that neoconservative think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies is working as a spy for the Israeli government. The organization is not registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The film is also said to reveal deepening ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Qatar.
Surveillance footage shows that Yasin al-Saradih ran toward soldiers with an iron bar, soldiers shot, beat and dragged him by his limbs. It was nearly half-hour before he received medical care, eventually succumbing to his wounds. This is contrary to earlier IDF reports that al-Saradih died of smoke inhalation.
Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential contender Kamala Harris is getting cozy with AIPAC and Netanyahu, letting them know she favors an eternal, strong, bipartisan US-Israel relationship – this in a climate in which Democrats are beginning to care about Palestinian human rights.
Arizona State University requires speakers and other entities to sign a “No BDS” agreement before participating in events on campus. This didn’t set well with Hatem Bazian, who was invited to speak about Palestine and BDS. He filed a lawsuit against ASU for gross violation of free speech rights.
In January 2017 the Anti-Defamation League and Israel’s Reut Institute co-published a strategy paper that analyzed the movement for Palestinian rights and detailed diverse strategies to defeat it. The paper said that despite a “robust coordinated global effort” on behalf of Israel, increasing numbers of people were supporting Palestinian rights. Read the paper here…