The day after Mondoweiss exposed Stand4Facts.org, StandWithUs, the right-wing pro-Israel group, took the website down. But activists have downloaded the entire website for your viewing pleasure.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
It seems the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is starting to lose its iron-clad grip on our policymakers, but it’s certainly not time to sound the death knell. AIPAC still has a lot of muscle and will keep trying to flex it. Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin runs down what we have to look forward to coming out of the 2014 AIPAC policy conference.
Photos of Israeli police threatening journalists at gunpoint in Jerusalem.
The New York Times accuses Russia of playing a role in the tumult in Crimea as part of a global power game. But can’t the same claim be made about the US role in the Ukraine tumult?
In the U.S. and the American Jewish community, the story of the Nakba is often disregarded, focusing, instead, on the creation of Israel as a safe haven for Jews, without acknowledging the dispossession of the Palestinian people that began with the founding of the state. — Donna Nevel on the Nakba Education Project
Jodi Rudoren tells Hadassah magazine that she said Gazans were ‘ho-hum’ about Israeli attacks. Actually she said that Gazans who had just lost family members to attacks were “a bit ho-hum.”
Maybe the NY Times should modify its famous slogan: “All the News That’s Fit to Hide,” after the paper buries Amnesty International’s report saying Israel is trigger-happy and killed 22 Palestinian civilians at protests in the last year
The excellent Rashid Khalidi spoke at a UN high school in 2011. But Ramaz School’s principal has said that Khalidi is too advanced for Jewish students to be able to hear him without being overwhelmed
Ari Shavit says Leon Wieseltier was one of four American “menschen” in the media who helped his Zionist book, which is aimed at getting young American Jews to believe in Israel and disbelieve the anti-Israel propaganda
On January 28, Naftali Bennett gave a spellbinder of a speech (see video above) at The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) annual conference. The speech positioned Bennett as the standard bearer for a type of hardline Zionism which unlike its mainstream political opposition, does not even pretend that it is willing to make peace with the Palestinians.
For months, in response to recent BDS successes, people have asked, “How will Zionists react?” The inevitable backlash has arrived and we have enough examples to answer the question. Specific tactics differ, but the overall strategy has been an intensive appeal to authority.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be there. Secretary of State John Kerry. And 14,000 delegates and a lot of Congresspeople. But AIPAC doesn’t want Mondoweiss.net covering its policy conference. We got shot down for credentials
The Israel lobby group CAMERA has taken credit for a New York Times correction removing “occupied” from a description of an East Jerusalem neighborhood.
Israel has killed dozens of Palestinian civilians at peaceful demonstrations against occupation in the last three years and done so with impunity, says Amnesty International. The USA, the EU, and other should suspend all transfers of munitions, weapons and other equipment to Israel. “Too much civilian blood has been spilled. This long-standing pattern of abuse must be broken.”
Leon Wieseltier misrepresents the New Republic’s record of supporting Israel through the Lebanon war and the Gaza massacre, in a letter attacking colleague John Judis that has done for Judis’s book what Eric Alterman’s friendly fire did for Max Blumenthal’s — gotten it tons of attention
A statement signed by 31 University of Hawai’i faculty members in response to the University administration’s condemnation of the ASA resolution in support of the academic boycott of Israel
Paul Shaviv head of Ramaz School likens Rashid Khalid to the tennis star Andre Agassi, and says that his students could not handle his level of game. That’s why he barred him from the school. What does that make Peter Beinart, who was invited?
On February 25th, an AIPAC member called a CODEPINK staffer threatening legal action in response to a controversial video clip that he alleges was made by the peace group CODEPINK.
Leehee Rothschild is a rarity in Israel. She’s one of the few Israeli Jews to fully support the campaign to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel–the country she lives in and calls home. Two weeks ago, Rothschild was in New York, and Mondoweiss’ Alex Kane met up with her in Brooklyn. They discussed BDS, the role of Israelis in the Palestinian movement for freedom and how Israeli society reacts to the radical left.
On Monday, the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) launched a testimony campaign, similar to last year’s mock eviction notices, to kick off international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW).
Boston University has recently become the headquarters for a new reactionary movement called “Safe Hillel,” which seeks to push back against the growing Open Hillel movement. Their stated goal is to “ensure that Hillel remains a safe place for Jews of all backgrounds to practice Judaism and a safe place for those that support Israel.”
Why is Sean Penn accepting an honor from neoconservatives, including Sheldon Adelson and Michael Steinhardt?
Israelis have grown content living in a large bubble of denial. Netanyahu and his ministers are making every effort to reinforce that bubble, just as they have tried to shield Israelis from the fact that they live in the Middle East, not Europe, by building walls on every side – both physical and bureaucratic – to exclude Palestinians, Arab neighbours, foreign workers and asylum seekers.
Leon Wieseltier has written an ad hominem attack on his colleague at The New Republic, John Judis, saying he has no place in his heart for Jews and has discovered his Jewish identity in criticizing Jews
David Wilder says that for there to be peace in Israel and Palestine, millions of American Jews must move there so that Arabs take Israel more seriously