The neoconservative pressure group Emergency Committee For Israel (ECI) is pulling out all the stops ahead of Mitt Romney’s jaunt to Israel. Their latest salvo: television ads that criticize President Obama for not visiting Israel while in office (see above). On their website, ECI states: President Obama is quite a world traveler. But not to […]
Monthly Archives: July 2012
The maps showing loss of Palestinian land that went up in railroad stations in the New York suburbs are getting some competition.
African Americans for Justice in the Middle East & North Africa conclude that silence in the face of injustice and oppression is unacceptable.
150 Australian protesters returned to QV Square to protest the Max Brenner chocolate shop.
President Obama and Mitt Romney are trying to upstage each other prior to Romney’s trip to Israel early next week. Obama is set to authorize an additional $70 million in military assistance to Israel today at a high-profile signing ceremony at the White House.
The news from Palestine for July 26, 2012.
Commentary magazine is up in arms over yesterdays New York Times op-ed where Dani Dayan, head of the Settlers Council of Judea and Samaria, announced Israel’s “unassailable” right to takeover Palestinian land.
The Romney campaign attacks Obama’s commitment to Israel, despite the president’s staunchly pro-Israel platform.
The following article is a press release from a Canadian music group. Ottawa musical group Three Little Birds sings “Apartheid” on CTV Morning Live, and is subsequently attacked by pro-Israel media watchdog HonestReporting Canada. The band’s segment on CTV promotes their self-titled debut album, Three Little Birds, and their performance at the Ottawa Jazz Festival. […]
Victoria Nuland, State Department spokeswoman, responds to the Russian claim that the US is justifying terrorism in Syria.
Last week, top Assad regime officials were assassinated in a brazen bomb attack. Journalist Diane Rehm asks an intriguing question: ‘how were those assassinations carried out? Was it the Israelis? Was it the Americans? How was it done?’
Launched in May 2012, Gaza’s Ark (GazaArk.org) is a new campaign in cooperation with organizations and individuals in Palestine, Canada, Australia and the U.S. which aims to build hope on the ground in Gaza in order to sail from Palestine against the blockade.
When the prophetic gives way to empire Jews may be like the chief’s analysis of the British. In the prophet mode, our tails wag. When we defend empire, we can’t breathe.
Dani Dayan should be taken seriously in his plea for continuation of the status quo in Israel/Palestine.
The spokesperson for Israeli settlement communities authors an Op-Ed in the New York Times that reveals the ugly face of Israeli colonialism for all to see.
The news from Palestine for July 24 and 25.
Jewish Voice for Peace has criticized a report on Jewish campus life at the University of California for its ‘poor methodology and bias.’
The Sheldon Adelson-backed Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has launched a campaign to peel away Jewish voters in swing states unhappy with the Obama administration’s Israel policy.
Wherever I travel, I find it fascinating to see who is revered and who is reviled. Or how the once reviled are now revered.
Oded Na’aman’s “The Checkpoint: Terror, Power, and Cruelty,” in the latest Boston Review, explains how Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians rests on the whims of teenagers trained to wash away their sense of empathy with anti-septic.
Mahmoud al-Sarsak’s historic hunger strike made him ‘the prisoner who imprisoned his jailer.’
Blogger Fidaa Abuassi describes the tortured path of traveling in and out of the blockaded Gaza Strip, and the humorous conversations that occur along the way.
For the next few days Adam Horowitz will be moving and Phil Weiss will be traveling, so the site will be in a bit of a lull. Read a good book. We should catch up some by the weekend. In the meantime the A Team of Alex Kane, Allison Deger and Annie Robbins will be […]
Susie Abulhawa demolishes Nakba denier Itamar Marcus on RT’s Cross Talk. Host Peter Lavelle opens the show, Israel: What occupation?, discussing the Levy Commission report. Marcus starts out denying the occupation but at the finale concludes the land was desolate when the Zionists arrived. “No one was displaced…..the land was empty” Classic, a must see. […]
NYT acknowledges “a broader government effort to reduce the number of Palestinians living in parts of the West Bank”