Israeli groups are asking that Russian-Israeli billionaire Roman Abramovich be spared sanction because he has been generous in funding Zionist causes – causes that dispossess Palestinians.
The Palestinians have every right to ask why Western leaders, led by Biden, are imposing crippling sanctions on Moscow and threatening more retaliatory action if it continues with its invasion of Ukraine, but don’t take similar action against Israeli colonialism.
Plenty of Israel partisans deny or explain away the Nakba – the ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians c.1948 – but Israeli political leader Bezalel Smotrich openly admits it, and wishes it had gone further.
When the African Union chairperson unilaterally granted observer status to Israel, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called the move “appalling,” citing Israel’s recent bombardment of Gaza and attacks in Jerusalem. Other AU members also objected.
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.
Alison Weir’s best-selling book has been published in Spain and was recently featured in a major Madrid newspaper, the most-read Spanish-language newspaper on the Internet…
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 “two-state solution” is no longer a viable option – if it ever was. Meet the campaign for a more just, long lasting solution: One Democratic State for Palestine and Israel.
Israel is telling Facebook to add the word ‘Zionist’ to its ‘hate speech’ policy. This would censor discussion of the ideology that underlies Israeli oppression of Palestinians…
The Anti-Defamation League wants to train our children to treat all people equally and with respect. They refuse to take their own advice when it comes to Palestinians, preferring instead to silence their calls for justice and turn a blind eye to Israel’s human rights abuses. A discriminatory organization that bullies others should not be in our schools.