Largely ignored by critics have been Israel’s increasing theocratic tendencies – the growth of Israel’s extremist religious population and the emergence of a class of influential rabbis who endorse the killing of non-Jews and preach genocide…
Katherine Franke writes in the New York Review of Books that while Palestinian rights are getting more attention than ever, advocates of justice still face accusations of “anti-Semitism,” harassment, and most of all, censorship on college campuses….
Every day that Netanyahu chooses Trump and fundamentalism over the pro-democracy, pro-equality, pro-pluralism views of diaspora Jews, is a great day for the Palestinian cause.
No Israeli prime minister, no Israeli government and no consortium of allies has done nearly as much – inadvertently, to be sure – to bring the cause and the grievances of the Palestinians front and center.
Troves of looted Palestinian books, documents, photographs and films from as early as the 1930s are sealed in Israel’s archives and libraries. Palestinians see the censorship as part of a wider trend of physical and cultural erasure continues to this day. Concealing the archival record denies Palestinians the tools to communicate their own history.
Last weekend saw an escalation of violence that started when Israeli military infiltrated Gaza, initiated a firefight, and retreated under cover of shelling. One Israeli and 7 Palestinians were killed, and Hamas responded with rockets. Today, factions in the besieged Gaza Strip say they have agreed to an Egypt-brokered ceasefire. “The resistance will respect this declaration as long as the Zionist enemy respects it.”
Uri Avnery, a Jewish immigrant from Germany to Israel, worked alone most of his life – not by choice, but because of his insistence on reconciliation with a people that no one else cared to reconcile with.
Palestinian reaction to Israel’s new Nation-State Law is hostile: words like “racism,” “ethnic cleansing,” “declaration of war,” “legitimization of hate,” and more.
Zionist terrorism has existed since before the founding of Israel – and tolerated, empowered, even glorified. All the while, Palestinians have been condemned for resistance.
Saree Makdisi writes boldly and succinctly about Israel’s program of ethnic cleansing, most recently in Gaza: it’s all about Jewish identity and Jewish majority.
Kairos Palestine, a Christian Palestinian movement, calls on Christians around the world “to be the conscience of humanity and hear the cry of the oppressed in the Holy Land,” to call for the end of oppression, occupation, and violence.
British journalist Alan Hart has passed away. Engaged on the Middle East for almost 40 years, his books and articles are a monumental contribution toward justice for Palestinians…
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.
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…