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The Interior Minister’s call to expel African immigrants, in context

Eli Yishai, Israel’s Interior Minister, has a strong track record of racist anti-refugee remarks, and is representative of the “demographic threat” obsession that dominates Israeli politics.

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UN report debunks Israel’s Naksa propaganda

Immediately after the Israeli military reportedly killed a number of unarmed demonstrators in the occupied-Golan Heights on June 5, Israel’s propaganda machine went into high gear. Newly-released details from a United Nations report authored by the Secretary General clearly show … Continue reading

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U.S. media buys Israel’s Naksa spin that protesters were orchestrated

Variations on the line the Israeli government fed to Israeli media yesterday about the killings of demonstrators in the Golan Heights Sunday have made their way to the U.S. media, despite there being little evidence produced to support their claims. … Continue reading

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Bucking Obama and Netanyahu, Palestinian refugees assert their centrality

When President Barack Obama delivered his much awaited speech on the “Arab Spring” last Thursday, outlining his administration’s policy on the Arab revolts and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he proposed a negotiations process that would delay discussions on Palestinian refugees. “These … Continue reading

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Palestine Papers: Why there will never be a State of Palestine

One core lesson from the “Palestine Papers,” Al Jazeera‘s leak of secret documents on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations from 1999 to 2010, is that there will never be a State of Palestine, living side by side with Israel.  This was known before, … Continue reading

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The crisis of the liberal Zionist

I often write here that Israel is in crisis; and my belief is confirmed by the growing desperation of liberal Zionists who glimpse the end of the two-state solution and with that the possible end of the Jewish state. I … Continue reading

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‘We wouldn’t eat their sandwiches!’ –an interview with Lillian Rosengarten

Lillian Rosengarten, the only American on the Jewish boat to Gaza, lives near me in the Hudson Valley, and the other day I visited her to interview her about her experience on the British-flagged catamaran that the Israelis had intercepted … Continue reading

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‘Jewish state’ demand is Israeli code for refugees, Jerusalem

Chris Keeler, at Notes from a Medinah, writes about the Israeli demand that Palestinian negotiators offer to recognize Israel as a Jewish state: There is a distinct and important difference between recognizing Israel as a home for the Jewish people … Continue reading

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Brooklyn-Jenin: On the banality of good and evil

Abraham went up from Beer-sheva to Moriah three days binding and unbinding his son in his mind three days butchering and weeping we are still bound and unbound who are they weeping and butchering who are they laughing and butchering … Continue reading

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Notes on international law and the right of return

My thanks to Ahmed Moor for his continuing efforts to advance the search for political solutions in Israel-Palestine, and I offer my apologies for my extended absence from the discussion. I hope to respond to his latest proposals in the … Continue reading

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Omar Barghouti in Rome

Last night I went to hear Omar Barghouti at an event titled “Palestine today. Nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation: academic and cultural boycott,” organised by the Roman network for solidarity with the Palestinian people. There were about 80 people … Continue reading

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