Ishmael Khaldi’s success as an Israel diplomat, as well as his experience as a Palestinian of abuse at the hands of the security services, exemplifies Israel’s hybrid version of apartheid.
The US and Israel are stepping up their attacks on the International Criminal Court as its chief prosecutor finally looks poised finally to give the court some teeth. Fatou Bensouda is threatening to investigate the two states whose actions have been particularly damaging to international law in the modern era.
Gaza is entirely dependent on Israel and an international community preoccupied with its own troubles. But if the coronavirus does overwhelm Gaza, the truth about who is really responsible will be hard to conceal.
Renowned for his ability to pull off political miracles, Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have gradually worn down Benny Gantz’s resistance over the past 12 months. The coronavirus epidemic proved the final straw.
If there is one issue that denotes the terminal decline of Labour as a force for change – desperately needed social, economic and environmental change – it is not Brexit. It is the constant furore over an “antisemitism crisis” supposedly plaguing the party for the past five years.
The Trump plan kills the charade that the 26-year-old Oslo process aimed for anything other than Palestinian capitulation. It fully aligns the US with Israeli efforts – pursued by all its main political parties over many decades – to lay the groundwork for permanent apartheid in the occupied territories.
Jonathan Cook on the UK elections: “We on the left didn’t lose this election. We lost our last illusions.”
Chief Rabbi Efraim Mirvis has no lessons to teach Corbyn or the Labour party about racism. In fact, it is his own, small-minded prejudice that blinds him to the anti-racist politics of the left. His ugly message is now being loudly amplified by a corporate media keen to use any weapon it can, antisemitism included, to keep Corbyn and the left out of power – and preserve a status quo that benefits the few at the expense of the many.
The Netanyahu government is working hard to shut down human rights groups who are the only chance of holding it accountable for the appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers.