Jewish author Michael Lesher – who blogs for the Times of Israel, among other outlets – muses on many Jewish leaders’ responses to the recent attack on Gaza: “trust in God and believe in Jewish infallibility.” Lesher suggests that instead, they should “devote their efforts toward restraining the Israeli war machine,” and consider the consequences of “[building a] future on a foundation of stolen property and murdered children.”
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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.
While the world focuses on Gaza, the Occupied West Bank has seen a surge in violence, with Israeli forces using live fire against Palestinians, rubber coated steel bullets and tear gas on protesters…
Israel is not exercising “the right to defend itself” in the occupied Palestinian territories. It is carrying out mass murder, aided and abetted by the U.S.
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
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.
Tensions have been running especially high in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, as Israel violently clamps down on Palestinian protests against occupation and land confiscation and other human rights violations. Read these short reports, all from Friday, May 6th.