As Turkey is now conducting trials of four high level Israeli officials for the attack on the Mavi Marmara on May 31, 2010, the question of who started the violence and who was acting to defend themselves when Israeli forces stormed the flotilla is not in doubt. The trial in Turkey could be the beginning of the end of impunity for those responsible.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
Moshe Feiglin was the star last night in Queens, New York. The far-right Israeli activist, West Bank settler and newly minted Member of Knesset spoke to about 100 of his most ardent supporters in Fresh Meadows’ Chateau Steakhouse to raise money for his Manhigut Yehudit movement. The dinner honored a politician who advocates for paying Palestinians to leave the occupied territories as well as establishing exclusive Jewish control over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Above, Feiglin (center) speaks with a supporter at last night’s dinner.
Even JJ Goldberg at the Forward asserts that Jewish numbers among executives in Hollywood are overwhelming
In a signal of contempt for critics, AIPAC’s policy conference next week will feature an executive of Caterpillar, the company that manufactured the bulldozer that killed American activist Rachel Corrie in 2003
The speech Emad Burnat was planning on giving if ‘5 Broken Cameras’ won the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary.
Notorious anti-Arab racist and Jewish Defense League alumnus Assemblyman Dov Hikind is now making headlines for attending his family Purim party in blackface.
On Saturday, February 23rd activists in London staged a multiple boycott action and protest at the Israeli Embassy, in support of the Palestinians in Al-Khalil (Hebron).
Argo’s Academy Award shows that we have yet again been blinded by the heavy dust of politics and our American mantra of hostility and resentment will continue to inform our decisions, dragging us closer and closer to the abyss.
James Elliott reports from Hassan Karajah’s trial before a military court in Israel on Sunday, February 24th. Karajah, a Youth Organiser for the Stop the Wall campaign, was arrested over a month ago when the Israeli military raided his house in the middle of the night and is yet to be charged with any criminal offense. Elliott writes: “Hassan’s story is one of many, in fact one of thousands. Israel’s violation of Hassan Karajah’s fundamental human rights in its system of unjustifiable military courts is one of the many ways the Israeli occupation attempts to break the will of the Palestinian people.”
Israeli and Palestinian officials have been in Washington laying the ground for President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel and the West Bank next month. Obama apparently intends to start his second term with an effort to engage with Israel and the Palestinians that is almost as certain to prove an exercise in futility.
For once Israel isn’t leading the security conversation: Hollywood’s red carpet is waking Israel up to the “ugly occupation,” a Haaretz columnist says
Daphne Leef of the Israeli social protest group J14 attended an Israel lobby group conference in Europe over objections from activists– and reportedly failed to address Israeli apartheid in her remarks
In Israeli consul’s eyes, Martin Luther King Jr was some kind of revolutionary, till he won the Nobel Prize in 1964
Israel’s demand that Palestinian authorities crack down on resistance ahead of Obama’s visit has made international headlines. But will Obama pressure Israel on the occupation?
Land, property, resources theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Colonization Israel announces confiscating land in Jerusalem OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (PIC) 24 Feb — Civic Coalition for Defending the Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem warned of the occupation authorities’ intention to confiscate lands and expand settlements, within the policies of judaizing Jerusalem. According to a statement issued […]
A Jewish mob chants racist slogans in Jerusalem last night, February 24
5 Broken Cameras loses out to Searching for Sugar Man for the Best Documentary Academy Award.
Ma’an News reports that the PA Minister of Detainee Affairs Issa Qaraqe said Sunday that an autopsy has revealed Arafat Jaradat died of extreme torture in Israeli custody. Above, Jaradat’s father after identifying his son’s tortured body at the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute. (Photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
Richard Blumenthal is the most liberal Senator, according to National Journal. Except on Israel, that is!
Chris Matthews says that even when Israelis have a “good government,” i.e., not Netanyahu, they can’t find a “bargaining party” among the Palestinians to make a deal with
Following the death of a young Palestinian father in an Israeli prison, four days after he was arrested, there have been widespread Palestinian protests, including one in Gaza, demanding that “the international community pressure the occupation to release all of our detainees in Israeli prisons’
Palestinian officials are demanding an international investigation over the untimely death of Arafat Jaradat, a 30 year old Palestinian from a village near Hebron who died today in an Israeli prison.
Hundreds of Palestinians protested the closure of Shuhada Street in Hebron yesterday on the 19th anniversary of the Ibrahimi mosque massacre
Michael Steinhardt doesn’t believe there’s an occupation. And he’s an investor in an energy company that is exploring for oil in the occupied Golan Heights
Could Guy Davidi’s call for boycott of Israel heighten the possibility of his film, ‘5 Broken Cameras’ winning an Oscar? The Israeli consul says so