How did a member of the Israeli parliament work with a former AIPAC official to craft legislation on Palestinian refugees that our Senate dutifully OK’d?
Monthly Archives: June 2012
In the 80s, South Africa wondered why Israel got away with what it was doing. It did so because of a “countervailing force” in the U.S.
Phyllis Bennis presents a primer of the violence in Syria: “Only with an end to the war, will the original unarmed opposition forces have a chance to remobilize public support for the internal, non-violent protest movement for real change, reclaiming social movements for Syria’s own freedom and democracy, and reasserting Syria’s place in the Arab Spring.”
Non-Jews should be allowed to participate in the argument over US foreign policy. Beinart suggests otherwise
My name is Dooler Campbell, and I am a U.S. citizen. I was arrested recently from a non-violent demonstration in the West Bank, and was held in an Israeli prison, where I was shackled hand and feet, strip-searched, given a pregnancy test without consent, held overnight with sleep-deprivation tactics, and given only a few pieces of stale white bread to eat over a period of over 24 hours. This is my full account of what happened.
The Holocaust has given the Jewish community a false understanding of the Palestine conflict and caused Christians to defer to Jews so as to atone for earlier complicity, rather than speak out for Palestine
The Electronic Intifada’s Ben Doherty, Richard Silvertein expose Iran 180 as an astroturfing organization backed by a PR firm, Thunder 11, and the Jewish Community Relations Council.
Israeli troops entered al-Aqaba village in the Jordan Valley last night and conducted live-fire training exercises adjacent to the mosque, Al Aqaba Guesthouse, and the mayor’s home.
Financial Times dares to question Israel’s influence over US policy
Anti-Zionist blogs have no sense of humor when it comes to ‘IDF porn’
A random picture tells a story: the occupation is an iron fist
Vibe Israel takes world opinion leaders on all-expenses paid trips to Israel. Foodblogger David Lebovitz is there, gorging on ‘Arabic food’ — no mention of Palestinians
UNESCO grants world heritage status to Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. US and Israel oppose
Britain’s Foreign Office is preparing to challenge Israel over its arrest and treatment of Palestinian children. And The Independent and Channel 4 have documented the abuses, aimed at crippling nonviolent resistance to the occupation. Will this story cross the pond?
There’s been on Egyptian revolution, Aaron David Miller says, holding tight to peace treaty. That’s wishful thinking
This summer a group of extremist followers of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, claiming English-speaking heritage from “advanced democratic cultures,” are organizing a day-trip to a West Bank settlement backed by Israel’s minister of education, Gideon Sa’ar.
American group Artists4Israel does colorful graffiti in occupied territories to promote Jewish settlement and cover up racist graffiti from settlers
A Presbyterian minister’s antislavery writings were a landmark in the abolitionist movement, and Elijah Lovejoy paid with his life. Will Presbyterians be inspired by him re Israel/Palestine?
Excellent piece in the Economist from Balata Camp in Nablus states what anyone who visits the occupation knows, this can’t last. The political efforts to end the occupation have failed, the likelihood of violence is high. And, implicitly, the Palestinian Authority is a stooge government like the Bantustan governments the South Africans sought to install […]
Ethan Bronner, who is almost certainly a liberal Zionist, is off the Israel beat. At last
Idealistic writer Rachel Corrie, 23, was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza 9 years ago. Her example lives on in Wall Street firm’s divestment recommendation
Tribalism is a good Jewish value
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has compiled a timeline of the divestment process within the church to this point.
As several Palestinians detainees continue the Karameh (“Dignity”) hunger strike, which began April 17 and officially ended with a May 14 agreement, the family of one hunger-striking prisoner, Akram Rikhawi, has appealed for public support, while thousands more plan to launch another mass action inside Israel’s prisons and detention centers.
Israel demolishes Bedouin village for 39th time NEGEV (Ma‘an) 25 June — Israeli bulldozers demolished Bedouin village al-Araqib for the 39th time on Monday, a lawyer said. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=498678 Israeli forces ‘demolish tents in Tubas’ TUBAS (Ma‘an) 25 June — Israeli forces on Monday demolished Palestinian tents and structures in al-Malih near Tubas, the local council […]