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Author Archives: Ira Glunts
Kerry threatens delay of prisoner release, Palestinians angered by Kerry’s security proposal. Netanyahu rejects Lapid/Livni call for a new pro two-state coalition.
The Americans have moved significantly toward the Israeli view in regard to security arrangements in any future Palestinian state. According to an unnamed Israeli diplomat, the American view of a post-settlement Israeli presence in a future Palestinian state, as presented this week by John Kerry, is very close to that of the Israelis. In fact, Kerry has explicitly agreed to a long-term Israeli military presence in the Jordan Valley, according to an unconfirmed report in the Israeli daily Ma’ariv on Friday.
Yair Lapid forcefully acknowledges Israeli culpability but expresses no regret for Palestinian inequality. Lapid, speaking directly to the Palestinians in the audience, admits that Israeli society does not confront the issue of Palestinian inequality, but rather uses platitudes to avoid facing reality. He tells his audience that this is a problem that has a solution because they live in a Jewish state.
Avi Shavit illiberal attack on Gideon Levy shows that he is far from the sensitive, liberal Zionist who is being portrayed in the US media.
The increasing number of right-wing Jews who are praying at the Haram al Sharif or the Temple Mount, as it is known to Jews and the politicians who support them, are creating tensions that could ignite a third intifada.
Israel will attack Iran unless you block nuclear agreement — French Israel fixer warned Foreign Minister
Meyer Habib, a member of the French assembly, told French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that Netanyahu would attack Iran if the deal between the P5+1 and Iran was not scuttled — per Israeli media
In a recent lecture at lecture at Austin Community College on October 23, 2013, Joseph Massad details the history of Zionism, which he sees as a racist, colonial-settler movement that has always intended to subdue the indigenous Palestinian population, despite its public pronouncements that Israel desires peace. He argues that in the early 1970s, the United States joined Israel’s war against the Palestinians by initiating talks which led to the Camp David peace treaty and to Egypt’s complete capitulation to Israeli demands of its acceptance of Palestinian defeat.
Chuck Hagel tells Jeffrey Goldberg “I think that Iran is responding to the constant pressure from Israel, knowing that Israel believes them to be an existential threat,” which may be considered a surprising compliment for Netanyahu, who seems intent on subverting any détente between Washington and Teheran.
Benjamin Netanyahu once bragged that he had advised the government to carry out mass expulsions of Palestinians
Goliath is not reflexive anti-Zionism, and Eric Alterman is part of the reason the book is not getting mainstream attention
If you’re going to push a two-state solution, it should be a just solution not forced on the Palestinians. But Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street supports the Netanyahu version
Would you support an agreement which includes giving up the occupation and withdrawal from the West Bank in exchange for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and [Palestinians] giving up the right of return? Jewish Israelis say no.
Thomas Friedman incorrectly credits Eric Burdon with joining cultural boycott of Israel while extolling Kerry’s folly
On August 1 Eric Burdon appeared at the Zappa Shuni Amphitheater as scheduled. Apparently, Friedman and The New York Times were not aware that the British rock legend had performed in Israel despite the statement of cancellation from his manager. Neither Burdon nor his management team ever indicated that Burdon supported a boycott.
Israeli musician Izhar Ashdot confirms that Eric Burdon will be performing in Israel despite reports that he had cancelled his scheduled appearance.
Israeli foreign ministry officials: No chance for final agreement but maybe an interim solution…
How did a committed Zionist’s propaganda about the Pollard case get into the Oneida Daily Dispatch?
A revolting July 4 story from Israel: a Palestinian cameraman is forced by Israeli security to remove his pants before entering US ambassador’s July 4th party to cover it.
Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon now says what most already know but are afraid to state outright: The current Israeli government will never implement a two-state solution. And there has never been any discussion within the government about the two-state solution: “There was never a government discussion, resolution or vote about the two-state solution,’ Danon said. ‘If you will bring it to a vote in the government — nobody will bring it to a vote, it’s not smart to do it — but if you bring it to a vote, you will see the majority of Likud ministers, along with the Jewish Home [party], will be against it.” And Netanyahu may claim to support it but “the prime minister tied the creation of a Palestinian state to conditions he is certain the Palestinians will not agree to.”
Mark Braverman (above) is a retired clinical psychologist, who in 2006 decided to devote himself full-time to working on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. His book, “Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land”, was quoted prominently in the recent controversial Church of Scotland report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This document was widely criticized by the Israeli government and Jewish establishment in Great Britain and as a result many of Braverman’s thoughts were removed from the final document. Ira Glunts and Phil Weiss talk with Braverman about the Church of Scotland’s report, the biblical promise of the holy land to the Jewish people, Jesus’ radical critique of Judaism and why he believes all of these are important in the pursuit of peace and justice in the Middle East.
Nathan Blanc, the young imprisoned Israeli conscientious objector, was informed this morning (Thursday) that he will be freed and that the IDF will declare him “unsuitable for military service.”
The first Palestinian and first Arab woman to make it to climb Everest was the Yaffa-born Suzanne al Houby, in 2011. Now Raed Zidan has joined her, the first Palestinian man
Today the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland accepted the controversial Church and Society Council report on Israel/Palestine titled “The Inheritance of Abraham? A Report on the ‘Promised Land,’”which has been widely and angrily condemned by Jewish groups and the Israeli government as anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
Another ‘NYT’ piece buys Israel’s al-Dura report– which PA spox calls ‘fantastical’ racist propaganda
Shmuel Rosner is (sort of) convinced by bizarre Israeli al-Dura report
Palestinian-American Raed Zidan plants flag on top of Everest, dedicates climb to political prisoners
Palestinian-American Raed Zidan became the first Palestinian to reach the summit of the earth’s highest mountain last Saturday, dedicating his climb to Palestinians – especially political prisoners.
The Church of Scotland yesterday issued a revised version of the report titled “The Inheritance of Abraham? A Report on the Promised Land,” after it was harshly, and in my opinion, unfairly criticized by Jewish groups; Ira Glunts says. The debate on the report has been postponed by the church one week