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Category Archives: Israel/Palestine
Residents of two neighborhoods in East Jerusalem are bracing for the largest wave of home demolitions ever proposed by Israel. On October 31, Jerusalem municipal officials affixed legal documents to residential buildings in the Ras Khamis and Ras Shahada neighborhoods. The exact number of homes that would be affected is unclear, but Jeff Halper, the head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, estimates that 15,000 homes could be demolished.
Michelle Cohen Corasanti’s response to Susan Abulhawa’s critique of The Almond Tree proves Abulhawa’s point about the book coming off as informed by white privilege and the white savior complex.
As the Prawer plan comes closer to implementation, Israel announces plans for a new town in the Negev ‘for secular and religious Jews’
Robert Gottlieb and the editors of the New York Review of Books are very interested in Leonard Bernstein’s sex life and not at all in his love of Israel, though that was a primary motivation
The Jewish Community Relations Council in San Francisco is hiring a Counter-BDS Grassroots Organizer.
Zionists – a musty 19th century archetype – remain committed to Jewish supremacy and the inferiority of gentiles, particularly Africans and Arabs. That hasn’t been a problem for American politicians until recently. Bill de Blasio and Deval Patrick – men with non-traditional racial backgrounds – have been forced into strained contortions over the issue.
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The struggle for a just peace in Palestine/Israel, we find ourselves at a precarious crossroads. It is clear that the two-state solution is dead and gone, the victim of deliberate Israeli policies of settlement, territorial confiscation and Israel’s refusal to relinquish control over Palestinians’ lives. Yet the Palestinians, whose lead we must follow, have only just begun formulating alternatives, mainly around the notion of a single democratic state. Finding ourselves locked in a political struggle with no end-game for which to advocate is dangerous and self-defeating; it only invites other forces to step into the breach and impose their own agendas. This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
Shany Mor wants you to know that the American Jewish community is wide open to critics of Israel. The ‘New Republic’ published a piece by Mor criticizing Peter Beinart for claiming that American Jews live in a closed intellectual space. Trouble is, anyone searching for examples of how the organized Jewish community shuts down dissent on Israel don’t need to look far at all.
Netanyahu doesn’t want Pope Francis restaging Pope Benedict’s photo-opp at the wall if he comes to Bethlehem. So he gave him a passive-aggressive gift yesterday
Gobsmacked in Gotham: A lot of people have been passing a New York Times piece on the return of Avigdor Lieberman to the post of Israeli Foreign Minister. Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Jodi Rudoren gushes about how much kinder and gentler he is since his suspension, but media from around the world continues to rake him over the coals for his provocative and racist statements against Arabs. Most recently Lieberman defended the Prawer Plan by saying Israel is “fighting for the lands of the Jewish people and there are those [ie Palestinians and Bedouin] who intentionally try to rob and seize them.”
Max Blumenthal’s reply to Eric Alterman’s latest piece attacking him and his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. The Nation declined to publish Blumenthal’s response.
Ari Shavit wants to end the occupation, and is an archetype for what is referred to as “the Left” in Israel, a dwindling breed of earnest defectors from the occupation machine. The Ha’aretz senior columnist and author of “The Promised Land” is a well-positioned and influential political commentator, but he has an abysmal record of reading Palestinian politics. As much as he may reflect the assumptions, and anxieties, of the liberal establishment, it’s clear from his writing that he doesn’t know Palestinians.
Interview with Dr. Haidar Eid: ‘The Palestinian struggle is not about independence — it is about liberation’
David Letwin (Jews for Palestinian Right of Return) interviews Dr. Haidar Eid, Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza Strip, Palestine. Dr. Eid is also a one-state activist and a member of Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). This post is part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.”
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Exclusive || WZO pushing new Jewish towns to ‘balance’ Arab population in Israel’s north Haaretz 1 Dec by Zafrir Rinat — Group plans to settle 100,000 Jews in central Galilee by establishing … Continue reading
Corasanti responds to Abulhawa: My purpose in writing ‘The Almond Tree’ was to shine a light on Palestinian suffering and help bring about peace
Michelle Cohen Corasanti responds to Susan Abulhawa’s review The Almond Tree: When novels distort legacies of struggle.
Edward Said showed us how fiction has sometimes been used to perpetuate oppression. This is particularly apparent when white privilege narrates marginalised lives without navigating ethical considerations inherent to the task of representing historic wounds and enduring struggles of another people. Some want to “expose injustice” through fiction. While such impulse is admirable, when coupled with racist assumptions or lack of emotional comprehension of a people’s culture, the result is often muting of already marginalised voices, theft of their narrative, stripping of their agency, and caricaturising of their humanity.
Jewish Voice for Peace has an appeal up against the Prawer Plan in Israel that reminds us of President Andrew Jackson’s removal of the ‘wandering savage’ in the US in the 1830s
No one takes the masquerade of the peace process seriously except one American, John Kerry, says Gideon Levy in calling for int’l sanctions against the Israeli occupation
Allison Deger can’t get to sleep, thinking about her father’s turkey-hunt, the Susquehannock who lived in Maryland before it was Maryland, and Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and the American tradition of the minstrel show.
Gary Rudoren, husband to the NYTimes correspondent in Jerusalem, does a Thanksgivikkuh movie that is filled with old gentile shtik
Eric Alterman smears Max Blumenthal by saying that David Duke has praised his book. But David Duke has also praised Eric Alterman!
Protests erupted across the Palestinian territories today as a show of force against the Prawer Plan, the Israeli government’s initiative to uproot tens of thousands of Bedouin Arabs, demolish their villages and build new Jewish towns on top of their ruins. One of the biggest protests was in the village of Hura, a Bedouin area in the Negev desert. Police officers fired tear gas and “skunk water” at activists there, and arrested at least 10 people. Above, watch video of a protest against the Prawer Plan outside the settlement of Beit El.
Not just the Prawer Plan: Villages across the West Bank face ‘unrelenting assault’ from Israeli military
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Restriction of movement Israeli army demolish a house in the Salfit village of Deir Ballut [includes map, photo] DEIR BALLUT, Occupied Palestine (ISM Nablus Team) 29 Nov — On Thursday morning … Continue reading
On November 19 and 20 the New York Times website published a two-part interview with Josef Koudelka about his new book of photos called “Wall: Israeli and Palestinian Landscapes.” The article contained an important error about the path of the Wall that Henry Norr set out to fix.