Asaf Ronel of Haaretz said it is “unlikely” that Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar was deliberately killed last Friday, although he confirms that deliberate targeting of medics with live ammunition occur. Having targeted her is a war-crime in itself, kill or no kill. On top of that, the possibility of a deliberate killing – murder – is completely relevant.
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Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy has opined that Israeli Justice Minister Shaked’s words about Zionism being in opposition to individual rights, are true. His colleague Rogel Alpher opines she is a fascist comparable to Mussolini. The combined logic of these two assertions is, Zionism is a fascist ideology.
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s words about Hitler’s brief engagement with Zionism are being twisted for Zionist political agendas – and Haaretz is part of the twisting.
“What sane Israeli would choose to live in a state with an Arab majority?” Labor Party Leader Isaac Herzog challenges Gideon Levy in an argument over Zionism that would never appear in the U.S. press
Haaretz’s self-serving Israel Conference on Peace on July 8 in Jerusalem, should focus on Equality, not Liberal Zionist efforts to salvage a two-state solution with a few rightwing Revisionist adversaries. “Peace” is a hasbara homerun. Even AIPAC says it wants peace.
Peter Beinart says young J Streeters will focus on issues like immigration while ignoring the question of whether to confront Israeli apartheid.
Now that the Two State Solution has finally received its autopsy results, what will liberal Zionists do: move left to support equality, or move right to support a state of permanent apartheid? For self-identified liberal Zionists, like Peter Beinart pictured above, that’s the obvious existential question.
U.S. officials blamed Israel’s land theft to build colonies on the territory meant for a Palestinian state as the reason for the talks’ failure. And one told Ynet, “I guess we need another intifada,” to change the power dynamics that allow Israel to get away with expropriating land
Peter Beinart fails to learn South Africa Apartheid Lessons, Gideon Levy Points Path to Equality
Beinart’s new book to be brave, important, and blinkered all at once. The biggest problem is Beinart’s false, idealized image of pre-1967 Israel as a “flawed, but genuine democracy.” This doesn’t work because even within the green line Israel has always been a non-democratic apartheid state.
When has the Times ever filed a serious report on Israeli apartheid policies, and will it ever? Meanwhile, Haaretz today runs an editorial page broadside against the colony/settlement Ariel’s University expansion plans.
A Haaretz investigation reveals that Kenneth Abramowitz (center), an American millionaire with close ties to the Likud Party, founded a group linked to recent attacks on the IDF.
The IDF’s spin doctors are at it again. They claim Mustafa Tamimi’s death was an “exceptional” incident, but this doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.
Ha’aretz’s Barak Ravid fabricates story to induce Jewish fears against BDS.
Usually Gideon Levy’s razor-sharp commentaries in Haaretz get to the heart of the matter, but I think he blew a gasket with his latest, comparing the P.A.’s bid for statehood to early Zionist politics. Sure, there are a few tenuous comparisons to be made and it’s an intriguing thought experiment… The Palestinians are the new […]
Thanks to Bradley Burston for calling the fascist spade a spade. It’s better when Israeli Jewish journalists say this stuff about Israeli society, and we American Jews can quote them, thus making it harder to call us self-haters. Burston: The Boycott Law is the litmus test for Israeli democracy, the threshold test for Israeli fascism… […]
WikiLeaks has partnered up with the Israeli newspapers Haaretz and Yedioth Ahronoth and the Lebanese outlet Al Akhbar to release over 6,000 State Department cables on Israel. A series of posts on the new cables will be published in Mondoweiss in the coming days as part of the “Palestine Cables” feature. Read the whole series […]
General David Petraeus backed away from uttering similar words, but it’s clearly a view that holds wide currency in the U.S. military establishment: ending the Israel/Palestine conflict is a core U.S. interest that affects the safety of U.S. soldiers. Haaretz picks up (though they bury it) that U.S. Admiral Michael Mullen echoes the “linkage” argument […]
Ziad Jilani, killed by Israeli police last summer, with his daughters. Emily Henochowicz, Tristan Anderson, Furkan Dogan, Brian Avery, Rachel Corrie and more–all American citizens killed or severely injured by Israel with no justice served and barely a peep heard from U.S. authorities. Now, add Ziad Jilani, who was a permanent resident of the U.S. […]
Haaretz notes a recent survey, revealing the hollowness of Israel’s claim to be a democracy: A comprehensive survey compiled by the Israel Democracy Institute and reported in yesterday’s Haaretz paints a gloomy, worrisome picture… …Only 17% of the public believes the state’s self-definition as a democracy should take precedence over its self-definition as Jewish; an […]
My oped in Haaretz dropped today on the Netanyahu speech disruption. Check it out: Netanyahu had sharp words for the protesters. “Attempts by our enemies and their misguided fellow travelers to delegitimize the Jewish state must be countered,” he said to thunderous applause. I’m one of the five who was dragged out, clutching a sign […]
Last summer Donna Shalala got humiliated by Israeli airport security because of her Arab name. And Shalala, a university president (i.e., fundraiser), smiled and waved. Now Haaretz is reporting that an Indiana University scientist, Heather Bradshaw, had to run the gauntlet at Luton, an English airport, when she sought to board an El Al flight […]
Check out Carlo Strenger’s hilarious ditty today in Haaretz on Israel’s “glorious government by chaos”: It is my great honor to explain [Israel’s contradictory foreign policy positions] in the tradition of my master teacher, and one of the greatest specialists in explaining the complex dynamics of special countries and revolutionary policies: Borat Sagdiyeff….
Much has been said about the withering of liberal Zionism, as the mainstream becomes ever more dominated by the military extremist and ultra-religious strains. Yossi Sarid says it poetically: In the beginning, he was a gazelle whose neck the hunters were seeking. With time, he tried to become a seagull in the hope that if […]