The international community forgets the Palestinians: The Trump peace plan left out that there was an illegal Israeli occupation, and the UAE/Bahrain normalization agreement leaves it an Israeli domestic issue.
Laura Whitehorn writes that San Francisco State University President Lynn Mahoney’s championing of Zionism is shocking and runs directly counter to embracing a “diversity of opinions”—something the university claims to uphold.
Rabbi Michael Davis: “If you support the call for equality under the law in Israel-Palestine granting equal rights to Jews and Palestinians, as I do, there is no place for you in the rabbinic community.”
Emgage USA says that it “seeks to empower Muslim Americans through political literacy and civic engagement.” But former Emgage employee Olivia Cantu says that, “instead of being a vehicle for empowerment and change, it has become a tool to undermine and suffocate American Muslim political power.”
There are certain profound events in a nation’s history that leave an indelible mark on all its people. The massacre in two Palestinian refugee camps outside of Beirut, Sabra and Shatila, on September 16, 1982 stands as one of those events.
At a time when grassroots activists and organizers everywhere are denouncing normalization with Israel, one Palestinian with a very large global social media following is actively promoting it, pandering to the liberal Zionist line of “both sides” being to blame for the violence and loss of life in Palestine.
Robert Draper’s ‘To Start A War: How the Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq’ is a stunning, thorough account that is not only historically indispensable, but is also an up-to-date warning that the U.S. could be tricked into a war with Iran, with some of the same culprits responsible.
The deals with the UAE and Bahrain show Israel’s economic power and favor in Washington–and expose its persecution of Palestinians in the name of “the one and only Jewish state,” as Netanyahu describes his country.
Rev. Alex Awad writes, if Israelis wish to live in peace, they would be better served to call on Israeli leaders to practice justice than blame Palestinians.