A video from the scene shows an Israeli officer forcefully hitting a Palestinian man with a bat. The Palestinian’s crime: ID’ing another officer who had assaulted him. Israeli officials promise an “investigation.”
Palestinians are routinely prosecuted in an Israeli military court system that lacks basic and fundamental guarantees of due process.
A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is in its sixth day. Will it hold? That may depend on Israel (and it doesn’t look promising).
Operation Law and Order: Israeli police launch a wave of arrests targeting Palestinian citizens of Israel who rallied in support of Sheikh Jarrah, Al-Aqsa, and Gaza.
Over the past five decades, the United States has vetoed at least 53 UN Security Council resolutions critical of Israel – 3 in just the last week.
NY Times report: A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several incidents that led to the current crisis in which Israel is using violence against Palestinians in Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank.
As Israeli mobs roam the streets attacking Palestinians, and Israeli war planes drop bombs on Gaza, it’s essential to understand how we arrived at this moment – and to recognize the opportunity at hand.
The Zionist movement, until relatively recently, never regarded Jerusalem as the Jewish people’s ‘eternal, unified’ capital. Now, Israel’s nationalists are willing to set the Middle East ablaze for the sake of Greater Jerusalem
Ha’aretz’s correspondent covered the story of the city’s unification after the Six-Day War. Fifty years later he revisits the dramatic decision that changed the face of the Middle East. He reports that this critical act, which for 50 years has prevented peace, was not a result of strategic planning or motivated by existential national need…
The history & context of the current escalation in the conflict – Israel might be able to kill, maim, and suppress Palestinians, but it can’t sustain apartheid forever.