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.
With calls to defund the police growing and the BDS movement on the rise, it’s time to challenge the annual $3.8 billion in U.S. aid to Israel. It’s time to defund the IDF.
Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu are maneuvering for political advantage inside Israel by trying to outdo one another on an Israeli activity that sadly always wins support: bombing Gaza.
Corey Levine welcomes Seth Rogen to the community of Jews who have challenged Israel. “I have traveled from the belief in the righteousness of the promised land to a belief in the righteousness of the Palestinian solidarity movement,” Levine writes. “It’s a one-way trip.”
Phil Weiss tracks the fallout from Seth Rogen’s comments about Israel on the Marc Maron show, tracing how the conversation has veered away from the serious issues Rogen first raised.
Sheen Arackal argues “Israel was established as a binational state by the UN in 1947 and remains a binational state to this day because all refugees have an inalienable right to return home.”
The new complaint, filed on behalf of four Palestinians from the West Bank, names President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law who was placed in charge of brokering the deal despite having no experience in foreign policy or the Middle East.
Permits for Gaza’s sickest patients to receive treatment in Israel and the West Bank ended abruptly on May 19 when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced an end to coordination with Israel. Since then two infants have died in the Gaza Strip awaiting permits for medical treatment in Israel, a tragedy that Palestinians anxiously fear could expand in the coming weeks.