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Netanyahu seeks war with Iran so he can ethnically cleanse the West Bank — Machover

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Our fundraiser just ended (thank you!), but you can still get a copy of Moshe Machover’s exciting and challenging new book, “Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution”, by donating $60 by the end of July. Phil interviews Machover on the book, reflections on his 40 years as a socialist intellectual and activist, and what he sees for the future of the Middle East.

38 and counting: Al Araqib asks Guinness for record of most demolitions carried out by Israel

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Palestinian villagers demand Guinness entry for demolition record  Residents of an Arab village in Israel demanded entry into Guinness World Records for breaking a record in the number of demolitions carried out by Israeli authorities.  The Bedouin village of al-Araqeeb, whose population is estimated at 500, is located in the Negev in southern Israel and […]

Between 1967 and 1994, Israel revoked the residency rights of 250,000 Palestinians

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Ethnic Cleansing / Land and Resource Theft & Destruction / Refugees & Occupation Israel admits it revoked residency rights of quarter million Palestinians since 1967 Many of those prevented from returning were students or young professionals, working aboard to support their families. http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-admits-it-revoked-residency-rights-of-quarter-million-palestinians-since-1967-1.435778 Israeli MK, AIPAC behind Senate bid to cut total number of Palestinian […]

Palestinian families forced to demolish their own homes

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WAFA: The Israeli authorities Tuesday forced four Palestinian families to demolish with their own hands their homes in Wadi al-Maleh area in the northern part of the occupied Jordan Valley as a prelude to evacuate the area from its Palestinian residents, according to a local activist.

Weekend in Palestine: Gaza airstrikes and attacks on peaceful protesters in the West Bank

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Land Theft & Destruction / Restriction of Movement / Refugees Settlers burn down ancient tree in Hebron HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers set fire to a 1,000-year-old olive tree in central Hebron overnight Friday, witnesses said. Local activist Issa Amro said the group then hurled stones at a community center in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood on […]

A flurry of attacks against Palestinian women, students and children

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Land / Property and Resource Theft / Ethnic Cleansing / Restriction of Movement Israeli gov’t funds new settlement project  Ramallah, May 29 (Petra) — Israel’s municipality of Jerusalem and the Ministry of Tourism will jointly earmark more than $4 million to fund a new settlement project in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East […]

The antiwar thinktank: West Point

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Why are no establishment liberal institutions taking strong antiwar positions, as they did during the Vietnam era?

UN Committee: Israeli system ‘tantamount to apartheid’

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Ethnic Cleansing / Land Theft & Destruction / Occupation & Apartheid / Exile & Restriction of Movement / Refugees Report: Israel issued 13,000 demolition orders against Palestinian real estate Haaretz newspaper said the Israeli civil administration issued 13,000 demolition warnings against Palestinians accused of unlicensed construction in Area C of the West Bank. http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/En/default.aspx?xyz=U6Qq7k%2bcOd87MDI46m9rUxJEpMO%2bi1s7Eu43rMUAJ3H7r%2fcmgdFdFbbgAifQJznSvjjvVsnML115T%2bs7Sp5i3RVHhPHgERo3HZJQfIzIxCe3EhXa4SQEGymhqNGhIqTMVA7VtqSzwCY%3d In […]

Senate fight today over the number of Palestinian refugees

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Senate fight today over Palestinian ‘refugees’ Thirty U.S. senators will vote today over whether there really are 5 million Palestinian “refugees” or just around 30,000 — a hot-button issue that has already become the subject of a vigorous international debate involving Israel and its Arab neighbors. When the Senate Appropriations Committee takes up the fiscal 2013 State […]

Palestinian Authority and Israel on an arresting spree, children and activists detained

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Detainees and Other Prisoner News Palestinians arrest 10 Islamic Jihad members Palestinian security forces arrested 10 members of the Islamic Jihad in the Jenin refugee camp on Monday, a local leader of the radical movement said. http://news.yahoo.com/palestinians-arrest-10-islamic-jihad-members-072842106.html Islamic Jihad holds PA security responsible for assaults on its cadres The Islamic Jihad said that the PA […]

The left lacks an analysis of the neocon rise

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Rachel Maddow’s foreign policy speech and Ari Berman’s piece on Romney’s neocons both fail to mention the Israel lobby as a source of American foreign policy ideas