A student at Hebrew University released a recording from a classroom lecture, in which Dr. Ofer Cassif compared new Israeli legislation to that of 1930s Nazi Germany. The Israeli Right is fighting back, but Cassif maintains, “I will not give in to the attempt to silence me.”
Pundits and politicians billed the special election race between two strong supporters of Israel, Jon Ossoff (D) and Karen Handel (R), as a major referendum on the first few months of the Trump administration. Tens of millions of Democratic dollars could not buy back Georgia’s 6th District in the most expensive US House race in history. Democrats have now lost all four special elections to fill vacancies left by Trump cabinet appointees.
Newly appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been hailed by some as a “modernizer” in the benighted, monarchy-plagued region. Rumors swirl that he is among a significant faction of Saudi royals who support the creation of a nominal, Israeli-dominated “Palestinian state.”
Grant Smith of IRMEP reports that a poll reveals the disconnect between the American public and Congress on the issue of Israel. Both major US political parties are overwhelmingly Zionist, while their constituents, according to the poll, are only 24.9% Zionist.
The Intercept: Jared Kushner’s Pursuit of Middle East Peace Looks a Lot Like Total Surrender to Israel
While the young woman’s killing was the latest in a long series of tragedies, the description of the attack as terrorism overlooks the fact that she was in East Jerusalem as an armed officer responsible for enforcing Israel’s control over the captive population of an occupied territory. The use of that language by American officials also clashes with U.S. law, which clearly defines terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.”
1951: David Ben-Gurion fought for the death penalty because some Israelis “think it’s a mitzvah [good deed] to kill Arabs…As long as they think that, the murders won’t stop.”
The Taylor Force Act, a bill to limit aid to the Palestinian Authority, is being peddled on both sides of the aisle by a nationwide grassroots network of pro-Israel activists—including Sheldon Adelson, Shawn Evenhaim, Haim Saban and Adam Milstein—as well as several powerful pro-Israel lobbying groups.
Richard Silverstein: Knesset Inquiry Reveals Yemenite Babies Abducted, Exploited, Murdered in Medical Experiments
Richard Silverstein reports: Within months of their arrival, reports circulated of Yemenite babies disappearing from hospitals – hundreds, perhaps thousands of babies purportedly kidnapped or even killed…. After 60 years of cover up, Israel is now revealing some of the facts…
UC Irvine’s Students for Justice in Palestine group were harassed and intimidated during their anti-Zionism week events by Israel supporters. The campus has been a focal point for Israel advocacy groups seeking to conflate Palestinian rights with anti-Semitism.
Israel has been secretly providing aid to Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights for years with the goal of maintaining a buffer zone of friendly forces to keep ISIS and forces aligned with Iran at bay, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, creating a reality in which several armed groups and much of the civilian population in the area are reliant on Israeli aid.
American lawmakers and Israeli leaders fail to grasp the need for a fund to compensate families of Palestinians killed, injured, or imprisoned—or the real reason for the violence coming out of the occupied West Bank and Gaza.
Electronic Intifada reports: Labour Friends of Israel chair Joan Ryan demanded that Corbyn cut ties with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Ryan threatened to revive the anti-Semitism witch hunt that engulfed Labour last year; Ryan herself had been caught personally engaging in concocting false anti-Semitism charges against a member of her own party…
Thomas Suarez’s “State of Terror” is a meticulously documented history of Zionism. Israel owes its existence to its wholesale theft of Palestinians’ worldly possessions. It is painful to read through Suarez’s listing of atrocities: rape, torture, murder, robbery. Arab villages, Christian and Muslim, friendly and not, were destroyed…
The internet is buzzing with reports that Oliver Stone had things to say about Israel which the network chose not to broadcast, showing how reluctant mainstream media is to portray Israel in anything but a positive light. Here is just one of many reports.
The new Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, is an avowed Zionist and cheerleader of war crimes, having supported Israeli soldiers in 2014 as they slaughtered more than 2,100 human beings. What does it mean to cast a Zionist in the role of an iconic feminist character?
American taxpayers give Israel $10 million per day, so it’s important to be well-informed about its spending habits. For example, Israel’s Interior Minister, Aryeh Deri, was indicted for graft, fraud, and breach of trust in 1993, but returned to politics and was again appointed Minister of the Interior in January 2016.