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Category Archives: Israel/Palestine
Israel cut off the water supply to 45,000 Palestinians this week while Prime Minister Netanyahu was traipsing across the globe signing historic legislation with the governor of my very own state, California, on — you guessed it — water conservation!
More than any other boycott campaign, the one against the Israeli company SodaStream crystallized the growing momentum and challenges for critics of Israel’s policies, especially the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The main obstacle that BDS supporters encountered was pro-SodaStream Palestinian testimonies. Writer Benjamin Katz-Nussbaum critically dissects how those testimonies were used.
Tufts University Students for Justice in Palestine organized a very creative campus-wide action to introduce the concept of occupation to the often-insulated Tufts student body.
Last Sunday over 300,000 protesters shut down central Jerusalem to protest a Knesset bill to draft Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community into the military. Allison Deger talks to some of the protesters who compare Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid, the main backer of the compulsorily conscription legislation, to the assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, suggesting he would meet a similar fate.
Activist Sarah Wellington encountered New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a Brooklyn restaurant. She told him that he should visit Palestine and civil society groups there.
Israeli reporter Chico Menashe was standing next to John Kerry during the recent Obama press conference with PM Benjamin Netanyahu when he heard Kerry react derisively to Obama’s claim that Kerry’s meetings with Prime Minister Netanyahu were productive.
A report from a New York City Community Board 4 meeting where protests against the Cornell-Technion partnership were called anti-semites by a board member.
Tuesday evening The New York Times posted a new article by Landler and Rudoren covering Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech that day at the AIPAC convention, entitled Netanyahu Promotes Efforts Toward a Peace Deal. While the title of the article and the portrayal of Netanyahu as a possible peacemaker are disingenuous given his record and the vitriolic content of his speech, the article’s content related to BDS represents a marked improvement over the two previous, very poor BDS-focused articles by Landler and Rudoren.
An excerpt from Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman’s book The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans which shows that Zionism is relatively new to Hebrew school programs. Its explicit inclusion into curricular materials was principally a post-1967 development.
John Judis says that the Israel lobby compelled Truman to decide on partition in Palestine. Joseph Dorman in the New York Times says that the incompatibility of Arabs and Jews produced the measure. An important argument, and one the Times handles fairly for once.
Calls grow for FIFA to end Israel’s participation in international soccer competition after a vicious attack on two Palestinian athletes, in which soldiers repeatedly shot the men in their feet, ending their sporting lives.
The House of Representatives passed the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act by a 410-1 vote today. The legislation, a major priority for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), designates Israel as a “major strategic partner”–a first for any U.S. ally. AIPAC members lobbied Congress to approve the bill on Tuesday, in addition to asking elected officials to sign letters stressing that Congress should be informed of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. Only Thomas Massie of Kentucky voted against the bill.
Nine women wait in a holding cell at the Cairo airport awaiting their deportation, after they tried to join a women’s delegation to Gaza. What do we have in common? writes Felice Gelman, above left. An interest in calling attention to the terrible plight the women of Gaza face particularly in the face of the tightening siege. The UN has cautioned an humanitarian disaster is imminent. And Israel, Egypt and the US all have their reasons for blockading the strip.
Vassar faculty say president’s statement against boycott sidesteps US responsibility to speak out against ‘gross injustice’
Vassar faculty issue a strongly moral statement in favor of the instrument of boycott, pushing back against the college president and faculty dean’s letter strongly rejecting boycott of Israel as an infringement on academic freedom.
Conservative donors maintain the hegemony of the rightwing Israel lobby, Bruce Warshal explains in the Florida Sun Sentinel. Organizations are afraid of losing conservative donors if they accept liberal Zionist donations!
The conventional wisdom has solidified on Netanyahu’s speech at AIPAC yesterday. He’s a man of peace. The New York Times and Politico and Wolf Blitzer all reflect this, though there’s been no substantive shift.
On Monday, February 23, 2014, the Israeli Knesset enacted a new law that recognizes Muslim and Christian Arab communities as separate identities, giving them their own representation in an employment commission. The new law passed by the Knesset favoring Christians is, to say the least, a deceitful political stunt by Likud-Beiteinu members aimed at sowing seeds of division among Christians and between Christians and Muslims.
Judith Butler, Rashid Khalidi and over 150 other scholars condemn censorship, intimidation of Israel critics
An open letter calling on “cultural and educational institutions to have the courage and the principle to stand for, and safeguard, the very principles of free expression and the free exchange of ideas that make those institutions possible.”
Life here is hell on earth, a Gaza man says of the constant fire near the border with Israel
The Anti-Defamation League’s latest dance with Islamophobia emerged in Arizona in the midst of a debate on a bill enshrining the rights of business owners to deny service to gays and lesbians. The ADL used specter of Muslims using the legislation to discriminate against non-Muslims to help kill the legislation.
Nessma Eman Bashi reflects on her recent trip to the West Bank.
The underlying connection for acts of violence and murder against African Americans and African migrants in Arizona, Florida, Israel, and occupied Palestine is the notion that certain bodies carry certain value. The value of Palestinians apparently is not equal to the feelings of Zionist white University of California citizens attending UCLA.
When did it become an article of faith that Zionism was an inherently noble idea, and anyone who argued for Palestinian rights had to be an anti-Semite? When did a movement against bigotry, anti-anti-Semitism, begin to cover for bigotry against Palestinians?
John Kerry says Am Yisrael Chai– the state of Israel lives, the people of Israel live — in a speech to AIPAC. And iconic Israeli performer David Broza, who is supposed to be in the peace camp, also showed up at the rightwing Israel lobby’s conference.
Benjamin Netanyahu couldn’t stop talking about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement at AIPAC today. He has elevated the boycott movement to a new level of importance, and compelled US media to discuss its goals and methods, which he sought to characterize as anti-Semitic.