The Israeli military abducted a boy they had shot in the face in December and who still requires more surgery. While they had the frightened and traumatized boy in their custody, Israeli soldiers then coerced him into agreeing that he had simply “fallen off his bike.” These three articles give the details.
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.”
Christian leaders close Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against potential Israeli confiscation
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.
The slogan “BDS – now also against motorsports” seems to be gaining traction, as a motorcycle race slated to take place in a West Bank settlement was cancelled. “Hosting a race in an illegal Israeli settlement…constitutes complicity in a war crime, no less.”
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…
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.”
19 year old Ahmad Mohammad Abed-Rabbo Abu Hilo, after being shot by Israeli soldiers in Gaza IMEMC Medical sources have confirmed that a Palestinian teen, 19 years of age, died on Wednesday morning, from serious wounds he suffered last Friday, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinian protesters east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in…
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.”
Israeli soldiers invaded the Palestinian village of Al-Janiya and shot a boy who was standing in the balcony of his home.
A Palestinian American reminisces about growing up under occupation, learning to treasure land, home, and family above all else. The olive tree is a sacred part of the land, and it has come to represent the Palestinian struggle for dignity. Ahed Tamimi’s struggle too, is the struggle of all Palestinians.
Ahed Tamimi, the real Wonder Woman? Artist behind historic Che Guevara poster turns his brush to Palestinian teen jailed by Israel
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.
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.
Netanyahu is poised to deport 38,000 African refugees, claiming they are merely “infiltrators.” Some agree; others want a more compassionate approach – one that says, “never again means never again.” And what is the next logical step?
Ahed Tamimi is on trial to show that Israel is tough; but what they don’t want to show is the cruelty of the occupation – especially toward children – and the wild disproportion of punishment to “crime.”