Ahmad Gharabli photo of Jewish and Palestinian youths being taken away from Al Aqsa mosque shows starkly different treatment. The Palestinian is being manhandled by two soldiers, the Jewish boy is escorted by a soldier with a hand on his shoulder
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Israel supporters in Canada have countered an ad calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel (BDS) because of apartheid practices with an “I Love Israel” billboard. Is that really an answer?
Mike Huckabee invokes the Holocaust re Iran Deal: “This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history… he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”
Four months before he died, President John Kennedy told Israel’s PM that American support of Israel ‘could be seriously jeopardized’ if Israel did not let the United States obtain ‘reliable information’ about Israel’s efforts in the nuclear field. Israel defied the U.S., and President Johnson was far more accepting.
Israeli forces broke into Al-Aqsa mosque compound Sunday morning firing stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at Muslim worshipers as they cleared the way for right-wing Jews who were visiting the compound to mark a Jewish fast day, witnesses said.
By 54 percent to 38 percent, Americans are for the Iran deal, Public Policy Polling reports. Though among those who strongly support it and strongly oppose it, the numbers tighten up, 35 to 32 percent.
“I need symbols,” Maj. General (ret’d) Gershon Hacohen says, in likening Israeli attack on three landmark Gaza residential towers a year ago to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001
Haaretz is reporting demolition plans for the Palestinian village of Susiya may be halted based on an internal Israeli Civil Administration (ICA) report the paper has obtained confirming the village of Susiya is sitting on Palestinian land privately owned by Susiya’s Jabor and Nawaja families.
American Jews either do not know or refuse to acknowledge that Israel is a settler colonial project. When Israel supporters call on them to attest that Israel has a “moral” army, that should be a wakeup call, to give up the intellectual dishonesty
Israeli forces shot and killed Falah Hammad Abu Maria, 53, during a night raid in occupied Hebron Thursday. The 17th Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces this year, Abu Maria was trying to help his sons, Muhammad, 22, and Ahmad, 25, who also had gunshot wounds.
“Schumer is no Shomer” — guardian of Israel — is among the Jewish calls on politicians to demonstrate loyalty to Israel on the Iran deal. The battle is making Obama’s deal “the ultimate dual loyalty test,” in the words of Rabbi Melissa Weintraub
Novelist Jennifer Weiner makes fun of Amish people in the NYT, for using outhouses and not having TV. Casual prejudice– would it be tolerated toward any other minority group?
For Palestinian-Bedouins living in the south Hebron hills under the threat of demolition and expulsion, victories are rare. Yet residents from the tin and tarp village of Susiya are uncharacteristically optimistic that they will receive a reprieve from the impending demolition of their village that is scheduled to take place before August 3rd.
The Republican leadership, and many Democrats, are ready to elevate the conflicting interest of two foreign countries (Israel and Saudi Arabia) over America’s interest in knee-jerk fashion, and that’s disturbing.
Shrouq El-Eila from the We Are Not Numbers project writes about Gaza musicians Ghada Shoman, 20, and her brother Mohammed, 16. “Now my voice and my brother’s guitar are our ‘weapons,’” Ghada says. “During the last offensive on Gaza (in the summer of 2014), the resistance was inspired by national songs of bravery and a vision of future freedom. And now, so are we.”
American Jews support the Iran deal by 49 to 31 percent, while overall Americans are only in favor, 28-24 percent, according to an LA Jewish Journal poll– another sign of divorce of American and Israeli Jewish communities
Due to years of activist support for the threatened village of Susiya in the occupied Hebron Hills, the New York Times, the State Department, and the European Union have told Israel to leave the Palestinians alone. Will demolition plans move forward?
Greece’s ruling ostensibly left-wing Syriza party signed a “status of forces” accord with Israel on July 19. The Jerusalem Post explains that the agreement “offers legal defense to both militaries while training in the other’s country.” Only one other country in the world has signed such an accord with Israel; that country is the US, which calls its uncritical support of Israel the “special relationship.”
Washington Post says that Israeli leaders oppose the Iran deal. But the Joint List of Arab parties wants weapons of mass destruction out of the Middle East altogether, including from Israel, Dr. Ahmad Tibi writes
A guerrilla-style documentary video produced by Al Jazeera offers viewers a candid glimpse into the topsy-turvy world of American right-wing Christian Zionists.
Israeli bank stocks plunged on the heels of a policy brief from the European Council on Foreign Relations saying that European trade agreements should differentiate between Israel and the occupied territories
Robert Fantina dissects Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s initial response to the Iran deal and asks, ” has a more astoundingly dishonest and hypocritical set of words has ever been uttered?”
Curtis Sliwa of Guardian Angels was not permitted to speak at rally opposing Iran deal. He says organizers need more gentiles to speak out. “You got plenty of Jews.”
Steve Emerson to Times Square rally: “If we don’t take out Iran, they will take out us… your children will never forgive you for not protecting this country from a holocaust. For not protecting Israel from a holocaust that will occur assuredly just as it did 70 years ago.”
The global arms race has never been more lucrative. America and China are engaged in unprecedented levels of spending around the world to influence and shape global affairs. The effects are devastating on civilians but Washington and Beijing insists they’re “stabilizing” nations. It’s one of the deadliest myths of the 21st century.