As many of you know Alex Kane is a frequent contributor to Mondoweiss. His work on Islamophobia, media analysis, the Freedom Flotilla, and general news from Israel/Palestine has been invaluable. Alex is now raising money to travel to Israel/Palestine as part of a delegation organized by American Jews for a Just Peace. Please help him […]
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Close to 1,000 New Yorkers came out in the cold earlier tonight to denounce Israel’s escalation against the Gaza Strip. The emergency rally, organized in one day, was put together by a host of Palestine solidarity groups including Adalah-NY, Al-Awda NY, American Muslims for Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine chapters and more.
Non Jews get to register their opinions on what is anti-Semitic and what isn’t. It’s about time
Exciting news, Mondoweiss staff reporter extraordinaire Alex Kane will now be working on the site as an Assistant Editor.
Announcing Mondoweiss’s first staffers: Allison Deger is joining us as assistant editor, and Alex Kane will be our first staff reporter.
Over 1,000 New Yorkers took to the streets on Thursday in a protest meant to call attention to U.S. complicity in Israel’s attack on Gaza. Organized by a wide coalition of Palestine solidarity groups, it was the latest action in New York City to call attention to the Israeli assault on Gaza. Here’s a collection of photos from the rally.
We left this out of Alex Kane’s report from the Leviev demo on Saturday, the Single BDS Ladies. Alex wanted you to see it. As they say at Barney Greenglass, Enjoy:
Armin Rosen’s attack on Mondoweiss on the Atlantic website is about nothing more than policing the discourse on Israel. Rosen’s article on alleged anti-Semitism is a shoddy attempt at smearing Alex Kane, Mondoweiss and Peter Beinart. It was sparked by the fact that a mainstream publication, The Daily Beast (on Beinart’s Open Zion blog), had the audacity to publish two articles by Alex that speak in favor of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
The Israeli army, the New York Times and Ynet all said or suggested yesterday that the Israeli army was teargassing demonstrators, including Jawaher Abu Rahmah, 36, who was killed, because of demonstrator violence; and the outlets were all quickly discredited by people on the scene on twitter–and in this wrapup by Alex Kane. What follows […]
(Photo: Alex Kane) Lyd, Israel–For the past year and a half, Israelis, Palestinians and international activists have held weekly demonstrations in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, protesting against the evictions of Palestinian families there and the move by settlers to take over their homes. The solidarity movement, which has garnered international attention, is […]
Max Blumenthal reports from the September 29th event featuring Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Elie Wiesel, Shmuely Boteach and Sheldon Adelson discussing the “strong protecting the weak” from genocide. After Boteach delivered a lengthy treatise on shared Israeli-Rwandan values, and a human rights protester was removed by Kagame’s personal security detail for raising Kagame’s role in genocide in the Congo, Blumenthal and Mondoweiss’s Alex Kane attempt to ask the panelists what can be done to protect Palestinians from the Israeli occupation. Watch the video to see what happens next.
Sure better than my recording– the New School debate on American Jewish relationship with Israel
Gaza’s coast and the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: Alex Kane) Occupied Palestinian Territory, Gaza City, Gaza Strip–Had it not been in Palestine, the scene would have been unsuspecting. People laughed and smiled. The Mediterranean Sea sparkled, and waves set the rhythm of the boat. Yet only mentioning that would be a mirage. The boat had set off […]
The remains of the American International School in Gaza (Photo: Alex Kane) The question was like an electric shock to the six or so Palestine solidarity activists, including myself, as we were standing inside a classroom at a school in Gaza City. “Why the Palestinians? Why are we the only ones suffering?” asked a Palestinian […]
Protesters honored Land Day in New York by picketing Ricky’s NYC, a cosmetics store that sells Ahava products that purport to be from Israel. Ahava makes its ointments and creams in the West Bank, home to the future Palestinian state and other visions/chimeras/delusions of the realm of religion and politics. Report from Alex Kane.
Collective punishment is sometimes too nice. Because the Gazans voted for Hamas, says NY Senator Schumer, "to strangle them economically until they see that’s not the way to go makes sense." (I wonder what he would do to Helen Thomas to get her to change her mind?) Also calls for "regime change" in Iran, and […]
I hear this is very good, I haven’t had time to listen: Bloggingheads has Robert Wright discussing Gaza blockade with Bassam Nasser of Catholic Relief Services. I see the one-state answer comes up. I’d note that Wright was raised Christian and Nasser works for a Christian org. About time that other faiths come to bear […]
Even the ‘NYT’ crossword serves the occupation. Yesterday’s crossword puzzle puts Golan Heights, occupied territory, in Israel.
Alex Kane reports (full post at his site): Three memorial events for the racist, far-right ultra-nationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane are to be held throughout New York City this Sunday in ceremonies marking twenty years since the killing of Kahane. The events are to be held at the Ocean Avenue Jewish Center in Brooklyn, at the […]
At Alex Kane’s blog, more on Ambassador Michael Oren’s Op-Ed in the Washington Post. Oren writes: Recent events have revealed the dimensions of this divide. On the same day last month that the Arab League authorized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to move from proximity talks to direct negotiations with the Israeli government, Hamas terrorists […]
AN activist with americans for a safe israel (photo: alex kane) Israel may be increasingly isolated globally, but you wouldn’t know it from the scene in New York today. A right-wing crowd of thousands rallied earlier today at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza against the ongoing Durban III conference and the Palestinian Authority bid for United Nations […]
Caterpillar and Volvo bulldozers demolish a part of a historic hotel in occupied East Jerusalem. (Photo: Alex Kane) [UPDATE: Hillary Clinton condemns the destruction: [We are very concerned about the initiation of demolition of the Shepherd’s Hotel in East Jerusalem. This disturbing development undermines peace efforts to achieve the two state-solution. In particular, this move […]
Sami Abushhadeh discusses Jaffa. (Video: Alex Kane) Ramallah, West Bank–The Palestinian catastrophe, the Nakba of 1948, never really ended. What has happened since then, as Yehouda Shenhav, an Israeli sociologist and the author of Bounded by the Green Line, puts it, is a “continuation of the  war by other means.” There are continuous effort […]
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Israeli authorities are plainly persecuting the Abu Khdeir family of East Jerusalem in the wake of the murder of a 16-year-old boy in the family by Jewish settlers and the beating of a 15-year-old by Israeli police. Even the State Department expresses concern that the family has been singled out.