Israeli forces target Palestinian schools, youth activists

Israel, that “beacon of democracy,” is repressing free speech as it imprisons – and re-imprisons – young Palestinian activists. (Since the beginning of Israel’s occupation of Gaza & the West Bank, it has arrested more than 800,000 Palestinians, almost 20% of the total and about 40% of male Palestinians in the occupied territories.)

At UN Hearing, South African Delegate Decries Israel as “Apartheid State”

South Africans – who should know apartheid when they see it – called out Israel as “the world’s last functioning apartheid state” during a UN hearing this week. They no doubt recalled the words of South African hero, the late Nelson Mandela, who famously said, “We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”

Demolition Order Hits Man in Uruguay for Refusing to Serve Israeli Tourists, Booking.com removes hostel’s listing

When two IDF soldiers on vacation in Uruguay were turned away from a private bed and breakfast because of Israel’s policies and the aggressive behavior of Israeli soldiers – and a full refund was issued – the business owner found himself served with Palestinian-style demolition orders and Booking.com removed his listing.

Has Israel Effectively Colonized the United States?

Israel doesn’t need to control everything in the US, just the important things: the Israel lobby controls Middle East policy and aid money by controlling all branches of government; the label “anti-Semite” is used as a weapon; media is kept from any meaningful criticism of Israel; and “exceptionalism” allows the Jewish State to waive rules that every other country must obey.