A new report from 22 European NGOs titled “Trading Away Peace: How Europe Helps Sustain Illegal Israeli Settlements” calls for a ban on settlement products in the European Union.
Monthly Archives: October 2012
Carter Center press release: “The Carter Center commends the 15 Christian leaders who recently urged Congress to investigate human rights violations by Israelis against Palestinians that are obviously in violation of U.S. law.”
Palestine is in pieces. It won’t be put together again, at least as it was. The view of Palestine before the fall is romanticized. Like Eastern European Jewish life before the Holocaust, communities see what they want to see. Nostalgia is part of the storm’s aftermath but it doesn’t go very far. It may even take our eyes off a future that is achievable.
The poem “I am you” by Refaat Alareer
Video of Remi Kanazi performing his new poem, “Normalize This!”
The adjective ‘Israeli’ is a magician’s trick. but whereas the common magician makes coins and pigeons vanish and reappear, ‘Israeli’ can disappear a whole people, only to pull it back from the ear of an assistant when the show requires it. Let’s see how it’s done.
Seven Palestinians including three children, a woman and her son were arrested in Al Khalil Israeli authorities arrested seven Palestinians on Tuesday in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, including three children, a woman and her son. Said Raba, a Palestinian from the South Hebron Hills village of al-Mufaqarah, was arrested because he refused to […]
Medea Benjamin has been awarded the 2012 Peace Prize by The US Peace Memorial Foundation in recognition of “Creative Leadership on the Front Lines of the Antiwar Movement”.
While Qalandia is the main passageway out of the West Bank for Palestinians, Hizma, another checkpoint a few kilometers to the south, is the entry point into “Judea and Samaria” for settlers. Once part of the landscape of what would have been the capital of a Palestinian state, Hizma now represents a forgotten era of geographical continuity in the West Bank.
Left to itself, justice is a non-starter. It isn’t only the Israel/Palestine situation that makes justice alone problematic. Look at our world and the conflicts around the globe. Justice is part of their solution. It isn’t the only part.
180 new units in East Jerusalem [map] Settlement Watch EJ 29 Oct — The Israeli Land Administration announced last week the allocation of 180 new housing units in East Jerusalem for families of people from the Israeli security forces (the army and police). The decision was made in accordance with the Israeli Government’s decision from […]
The Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) brought together 44 high school teachers from around the country for “a professional development conference on ‘Understanding Iran and the Geopolitics of the Middle East.’” Two of the scholars giving presentations on Iran are proponents for overthrowing the Iranian government.
It’s always cool to bash WASPs. Harvard Magazine article about documentary about superrich Jewish couple refers to WASPs not Jews….
The Supreme Court has denied the Holy Land Five appeal and will not be issuing a decision in the case. This almost definitely marks the end of the legal appeal process. Above, a rally for the Holy Land Five in New York City last week.
The Nakba never happened, and the occupation is caricatured — says op-ed by Colin Shindler in the Times
The Times op-ed page held up Sarah Schulman’s piece criticizing Israel for months, demanding 300 pages of documentation. Yesterday it ran a pro-Israel piece by a British academic that contains what is in all likelihood a fabricated quote
Old ideas would be mutual recognition, with each side recognizing the tragedy that has befallen the other. There’s no harm in mutual recognition of past suffering. I wonder, though, if at this point it’s better for Jews and Palestinians to agree to drop the past suffering of both and concentrate on suffering and justice in the present.
Today the Supreme Court will announce its decision to hear whether to hear the last remaining legal appeal of the Holy Land Five. The crusade against the Holy Land Foundation has been a political prosecution that targeted five Palestinian-Americans, with the close collaboration of Israeli intelligence sources and an anonymous witness.
The Netanyahu-Lieberman alliance will accelerate isolationism and discrimination When I interviewed Professor Avi Shlaim last month, he said that the current Israeli government was “is the most right-wing, the most hawkish, the most uncompromising … in Israel’s entire history”. That could be about to get worse. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has announced that he is […]
Israel’s acceptance of Jim Crow and America’s acceptance of permanent war are each fostered by intolerant segments in the respective societies
The two state solution is dead. The NYT won’t tell you this. But Dror Moreh who directed The Gatekeepers will.
We were taught Chomsky in school, but never thought we shared the same stage. Now he has brought that stage to Gaza, and reunified Gaza with the world. Gaza celebrates
Apartheid in Israel? Parents of Jewish children in Natzrat Ilit are threatening to make a strike and shut down the playground, if the kindergarten will integrate in a project that will bring Arab children and Jewish ones together.
On Monday the Supreme Court is expected to decide if it will hear an appeal that could overturn the conviction of the co-founders and chief staff of the Holy Land Foundation, a Texas-based humanitarian organization and once was the largest Muslim charity in the United States.