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Author Archives: Josh Ruebner
Welcome to the post-peace process era: A review of Ali Abunimah’s ‘The Battle for Justice in Palestine’
As Secretary of State John Kerry’s April 29 deadline looms for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, it is clear the peace process is at a dead end. Ali Abunimah’s new book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine, has arrived at the most opportune time, offering readers compelling deconstructions of Israel’s claims to a “right” to maintain itself as an exclusivist, discriminatory state, in-depth reportage of the Israel lobby’s desperate, and often risible, efforts to prop up the country’s eroding image, and a reframing of the debate away from Palestinian sovereignty toward self-determination as the post-“peace process” paradigm to be embraced.
Israel and its apologists can no longer defend the country on its merits, instead they must try to suppress debate
Josh Ruebner responds to an attack from Tammi Rossman-Benjamin in the New York Daily News against Brooklyn College President Karen Gould and the university’s Political Science Department for encouraging an open debate on campus about Israel’s apartheid policies toward Palestinians. Ruebner writes, “Israel and its apologists can no longer defend on its merits Israel and its apartheid policies toward Palestinians. Instead, they must try to suppress any such discussion from occurring in the first place because they are backing a losing argument.”
Today marks twenty years since Israel and the PLO signed the Oslo Accord on the White House lawn, triggering a “peace process” that was supposed to conclude by May 1999 resolving all outstanding issues and signing a peace treaty. After two decades of fruitless talks —a period in which Israel more than doubled its settler population on Palestinian land—will more U.S.-mediated talks succeed in achieving a just and lasting resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or will the current round of negotiations merely validate Einstein’s definition of insanity as doing the same thing and expecting a different result?
On Monday, the House of Representatives released a draft of the 2013 budget bill, which includes an eye-popping $1.5 billion in weapons earmarked for Israel.
As the U.S. makes tough choices on budget cuts for 2013, Obama has pledged to kept aid to Israel at unprecedented levels, climbing over $3 billion next year.
Josh Ruebner calls on Freedom Rider, Rep. John Lewis to redirect the $110 million his district is sending Israel in military aid.
Assistant Secretary of State Esther Brimmer, who heads the department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs, delivered a humdinger of a speech yesterday to the AIPAC derivative “think tank” Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). During her speech, Brimmer recounted the … Continue reading
Gliding down the aisle of the House of Representatives like a popular president about to deliver the State of the Union address, escorted by a phalanx of dozens of ebullient Members of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered a … Continue reading
Last week, Congress finally got around to finalizing the 2011 budget, which included a record-breaking appropriation of $3 billion in military aid to Israel (not including an additional $415 million in Pentagon funding for joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense projects).This money … Continue reading
The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote, possibly this month, on a resolution reaffirming that Israel’s 150 settlements in the Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem “are illegal and constitute a major obstacle to the achievement of a … Continue reading
Yesterday the House of Representatives passed a resolution, H.Res.1765, “condemning unilateral measures to declare or recognize a Palestinian state.” At first glance, this vote appears to be yet another in a long string of resolutions shoring up unconditional Congressional support … Continue reading
On August 20, the Obama Administration announced that it will reconvene under its auspices direct Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations beginning on September 2. While a just and lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace is in everyone’s interest, there are profound reasons to be skeptical … Continue reading
In October 1985, four Palestinian gunmen from the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) stormed an Italian cruise ship on the Mediterranean, holding its approximately 700 vacationers hostage while demanding the release of their comrades-in-arms from Israeli prison. The hijacking of the … Continue reading