Granddaughter of former VP candidate Joe Lieberman moves to Israel

Lieberman, who attended Jewish day schools, has regularly visited Israel with her family. “I’ve wanted to make Aliyah ever since my 8th grade school trip, and am overjoyed to have finally accomplished that goal! ….. Jews have been praying for a return to Israel for millennia, and I’m fortunate enough to live in a time when such a return is possible. Why would I live anywhere else? Israel is my home.”

The heads of Jerusalem’s Christian churches decided on Sunday to close the Church of the Holy Sepulcher until further notice, in a protest against Israeli government legislation that would allow the state to tax churches, and to seize assets and property. Church leaders see the move as a flagrant attempt to “weaken the Christian presence in Jerusalem.” Many church bank accounts have already been frozen.

US Embassy move to Jerusalem is being fast-tracked, Adelson offers funding

Trump has now put Operation Jerusalem Embassy into hyperdrive: it should open May 15, 2018 – the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel (known to Palestinians as “Nakba Day” – The Catastrophe). Billionaire Sheldon Adelson appears ready to help bankroll the project (although this may be illegal). JTA’s editor satirizes the “The Sheldon & Miriam Adelson Embassy,” featuring on-site catering…

Study: At least 78% of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israeli coffers

Israel has been outsmarting the West, says Israeli economist Shir Hever, making a profit on the occupation instead of paying its bills. The international community has so incentivized the occupation, that Israelis – not Palestinians – have become “the most aid-dependent people in the world.” 

Former president of Modern Language Association resigns following decision to ban debate on BDS

In her letter of resignation from the presidency of the Modern Language Association, Dr. Margaret Ferguson eloquently reprimands her colleagues for allowing the passage of a resolution that prohibits academic boycott of Israeli scholars. Ferguson points to firsthand experience in Israel-Palestine, echoes the words of another former MLA president, Edward Said, and scarcely restrains herself from naming names of those who tipped the vote, as she declares her membership “a burden” that she chooses to “relinquish.”

Jim Fitzpatrick, the artist behind the iconic image of Che Guevara, has done it again. The new symbol of resistance and anti-oppression is 17-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi from the occupied West Bank. He hopes to call attention to her plight and wants to see her safe and released from prison.

Israeli Forces Kill Two Palestinian Boys in Gaza Who Posed No Threat

As Israel’s blockade of Gaza enters its 11th year, the economic and humanitarian situation has become so dire that youth are beginning to take the risk of crossing into Israel to find work. When 6 boys tried this on Saturday, they were shot at by Israeli forces, although they posed no threat. 2 of the boys made it back home, 2 were injured, and 2 didn’t make it out alive.

One of the most dangerous places in the world for children is the occupied Palestinian territories where, in the last year, at least 20 Palestinian children have been killed and over 1,000 others injured by Israeli forces. Gaza’s 1 million children are especially at risk, as food, medicine, and electricity are in short supply, and 97% of drinking water contaminated. The world has Israel to thank for this man-made humanitarian crisis.