Friedman’s fear is that the debate is quietly shifting outside this framework – towards the recognition that Israel is a belligerent apartheid regime and the conclusion that one democratic state for Palestinians and Jews is now the only viable solution.
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
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.
Israel Shamir: There is no real choice for Israeli voters; the potential candidates for the prime minister’s office aren’t all that different… we should not worry too much about who will rule Israel – it’ll either be Netanyahu or one of his second-rate clones… Most politicians are Right or Far-Right –somewhere between the John Birch Society and the KKK – they won’t accept Palestinians even as junior partners in their government. And without Palestinians, none can achieve a parliamentary majority…
It is time for both Israeli society and the international community to speak up against Israel’s continued use of torture against Palestinians and others, along with the impunity given to perpetrators of this heinous crime… This has been documented since at least the 1970s
In essence, the latest decision opens the door to a full investigation into war crimes in Palestine without further internal legal discussions within the ICC itself, as the Court’s Prosecutor and Pre-Trial Chamber are now in agreement.
News reports about Israeli actions in the Palestinian Territories January 4-6, 2021… Israeli forces shoot teenagers, abduct civilians, destroy property, etc
These are their stories: eight short videos about eight short lives…
News reports about Israeli actions in the Palestinian Territories December 14-17, 2020… Israeli forces shoot teenagers, abduct civilians, destroy property, etc