Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has called Florida the most Israel-friendly state in the country and…
Painter Katie Miranda is having a show October at the Jerusalem Fund’s Gallery Al-Quds in Washington. It will feature her image of “Palestinian Salvator Mundi,” a revision of the da Vinci painting that imagines Washington as the key to Palestinian freedom.
When it comes to the profession of liberal values in Hollywood, Israel is still the exception. Pharrell Williams and Gerard Butler support the Israeli army– and dis Trump and Saudi Arabia. Producer Jason Blum appears at a Sheldon Adelson-sponsored event, but trashes Trump.
After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted a photograph of himself with a smiling Senator Kamala Harris, a progressive looks into her record on the Muslim ban, immigration reform, and Medicare for all and finds it stellar. Then discovers her unabashed support for Israel and is shocked.
Artist Katie Miranda shares more images from her visit to the West Bank. They highlight surveillance and the indignities of daily life for Palestinians. She writes: “No blood or high drama, so it’s nothing ‘newsworthy.’ It’s just everyday life.”
Artist Katie Miranda visits the West Bank and renders indelible images of the heaviness of occupation for ordinary Palestinians. She writes: “Everything seemed heavier, particularly in Hebron where I spent most of my time. The air was heavy, the mood was heavy, and the gravity of occupation seemed responsible for the drooping faces. Much of the media coverage misses the details because it’s not interesting enough or attention-grabbing enough to rope people in.”
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has turned himself into a knot on the Israel Anti Boycott Act. He wants to defend your right to picnic for BDS, but the ACLU says you could go to jail if you tweet support for a UN boycott, under the bill. Katie Miranda reports from senator’s latest town hall, in Tualatin, Oregon.
Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro faces a possible lengthy prison sentence for a laughable set of charges Israel has lodged against him. Efforts to ethnically cleanse Hebron do not change the essentially Palestinian nature of the city, he says.
The U.S. is fighting ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Nusra and the Taliban around the Middle East while continuing to water their roots.