Blatantly bigoted Islamophobic comments follow a Newsweek piece about a Palestinian’s efforts to protect the Haram Al Sharif from Jewish religious incursion. “Towel head camel humpers,” says Dana Klein of Trumbull, CT
Category Archives: US Politics
Israel’s proposed law to declare it the nation state of the Jewish people has dropped the mask from an ethnocracy, and the American media are at last reflecting Palestinian criticisms of the country
On a 2013 visit, possible Def Sec’y nominee Ashton Carter lauded the Israel-US bond and called Israeli army dogs “the fun part” of military life. Israel used dogs to quell Palestinian stone-throwers in protests against the occupation. Shades of Birmingham.
Omar Barghouti and Shlomo Sand both argue that Israel’s discrimination against its Palestinian citizens is toxic and offensive — long before it even considered the latest legislation, to declare the country the nation state of the Jewish people.
A Thanksgiving cartoon from Katie Miranda.
Rightwing Texas Senator Ted Cruz is trying to raise money from Sheldon Adelson, Mort Zuckerman, Michael Steinhardt, and other big pro-Israel Jewish donors in New York. You thought he was the Tea Party? Guess again.
Peter Beinart says the left ignores nationalism in supporting a one state solution. Rebecca Vilkomerson says it is one state, and we have to imagine a future of coexistence and equal rights. A highlight of the Open Hillel conference in October.
As Dima Khalidi of Palestine Solidarity Legal Support made clear at a forum in DC last week, Palestinian activism in the US is on the ascent; and efforts to suppress it go against the American commitment to the First Amendment and will only hurt Israel in the end.
On 11/24/2008 a Texas Jury found Shukri Abu Baker and his comrades in the HLF case guilty of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Shukri Abu Baker shares his “sarcastically serious” thoughts on our sixth anniversary of the decision.
Mondoweiss’ Alex Kane spoke with scholar Steven Salaita last week at the end of his three-week speaking tour. Salaita was set to join the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign’s American Indian Studies program when a pro-Israel pressure campaign targeted him. Salaita’s contract with the university was terminated, and he has become a cause celebre for academic freedom advocates and Palestine solidarity activists. Now, Salaita and his lawyers have sued the university for not releasing emails that would shed light on how the decision to fire him was made.
Banksy’s iconic image of Joseph and Mary trying to get into Bethlehem past the high Israeli wall is featured in Christmas cards and an Atlanta billboard from If Americans Knew
Christian Zionist comedian George Lopez celebrated the Israeli colonization of Silwan, East Jerusalem, in which Palestinians are thrown out of their homes, during recent trip
Steven Salaita says that he was double trouble for a neoliberal corporation, the University of Illinois, because he studies not just Palestine but American native dispossession. He gave two speeches to overflow crowds in New York schools.
Stewart Copeland, CIA brat and former Police drummer, says Israelis and Palestinians are inseparable so Israelis have to give up Zionist dream of a Jewish state, and practice Kumbaya
Shmuley Boteach was joined by Elie Wiesel, Samantha Power, and Noah Feldman at the Cooper Union on Monday night for a discussion called “Genocide and the Jews: A Never-Ending Problem” — a title that evoked Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning history, “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide. It was an evening characterized by uneasy contradictions, as the panelists differed on the basis for criticizing Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians, the significance of accusing the Jewish state of genocide, and the prospect of a Shoah-like catastrophe in the age of Zionism.
US media bloodbath for Palestinians: Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer says that Palestinians are like Nazis, who also complained of grievances before murdering people; and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer merely nods his head
President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and UN ambassador Samantha Power all condemned the Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that killed four; but none of them mentioned Jewish incitement against Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the killing of a Palestinian bus driver that preceded the attack
Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark and Donna Nevel write: “As the discourse changes and unquestioning Jewish support for Israel continues to erode – both for its policies and for its status as an ethnocratic state– there’s reason for optimism. But the ongoing work of Jewish groups standing with, and participating in the growing call for BDS and other efforts to achieve justice, equality, and human rights for the Palestinian people, as well as for a US foreign policy committed to these principles, remains more important and more challenging than ever.”
The NYT’s account of the killing of four Jews in a Jerusalem synagogue in a Palestinian terror attack leaves the death of a Palestinian bus driver, said by Palestinians to have been lynched, to the 13th paragraph. Jews count more than Palestinians to the newspaper of record
41 percent of the American opinion elite look on Zionism as an unfavorable term, compared to just 29 percent of that group who regard it favorably, Israel-lovin pollster Frank Luntz concedes in leaked PowerPoint
A professor of physics at Caltech says that an Israeli scientist at the school shared secrets from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, with Israeli government rocket scientists in violation of federal law, but that when she reported the matter to Caltech authorities, she was punished for the disclosure.