Labor has always been the great legitimizer of the... →
Full article here. “…Barak will be remembered - among other things - for his unique contribution to degrading higher education in Israel. Thanks to him, we will have the only university in the free world whose founders and owners are uniformed officers. Now those boycotting Israeli universities have a case - proof of the tightening knot between the occupation, military administration...
NY Gaza Freedom March - Report Back Video in 5 parts - Abdeen Jabarra’s intro, Fida Qishta on life in Gaza, Michael Ratner on his experiences in the West Bank and the architecture of apartheid, Jenna Bitar on her experiences as the youngest member of the march, and Ali Abunimah on Gaza, Cairo, and the growing international movement standing up to Israeli apartheid.
GritTV: Boycotting Israel Phyllis Bennis, Diana Buttu, and the inimitable Neve Gordon.
GritTV: A Look Inside Gaza
Juan Cole on Palestine: “Juan Cole, author...
“For us, olive trees are a matter of...
Henry Siegman - Imposing Middle East Peace →
Olmert was mistaken in one respect, for he said Israel would turn into an apartheid state when the Arab population in Greater Israel outnumbers the Jewish population. But the relative size of the populations is not the decisive factor in such a transition. Rather, the turning point comes when a state denies national self-determination to a part of its population—even one that is in the...
Israel’s treatment of Ethiopians ‘racist' →
“Health officials in Israel are subjecting many female Ethiopian immigrants to a controversial long-term birth control drug in what Israeli women’s groups allege is a racist policy to reduce the number of black babies. Ethiopians are reported to face widespread discrimination in jobs, housing and education and it recently emerged that their blood donations were routinely discarded. “This is...
EXCAVATING MEMORY IN JERUSALEM Saree Makdisi on the “Museum of Tolerance” in Jerusalem.
Hebrew University: If One Wall is Good, Two Are... →
“Seriously though, not content with the Separation Wall which appropriates 15-20% of Palestinian land beyond the Green Line, the Hebrew University, under pressure from its right-wing student body president is actually contemplating building a new and improved wall within a wall. I would like those Hebrew University administrators who squawk about the international BDS movement and the...
Udi Aloni - Why I back Israel sanctions →
“Following bewildered reports published by Yedioth Ahronoth journalist Sever Plocker, who noticed that BDS has moved from the circles of the radical western Left to the circles of the bourgeois centre, I can add that this is now true for Israel-loving Jews as well. Obviously, this shift is taking place against the backdrop of Israel’s war on Gaza, waged one year ago, the publication of...
Italy-based group accuses Israel of poisoning Gaza... →
“Our study indicates an anomalous presence of toxic elements in the soil,” she stated. This included metals that “can cause tumors and problems with fertility, and they can have serious effects on newborns, like deformities and genetic pathologies.”
Gaza & the Israeli Peace Movement: One Year Later →
“In general the Gaza story now fits the regnant Israeli paradigm: They attacked us, we patiently put up with it for a very long time, then we let them have it, and things have now been quiet for X months (until we have to do it again). Though nothing could be farther from the truth or more self-serving, most Israelis believe this. For the hard-core right, the paradigm is even simpler: We...
Rights group slams planned 'Israelis only' highway... →
Last week the Israeli high court finally demanded that a highway be made open for Palestinian access. Today comes news that a new segregated road is already in the works. read on for details: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1140043.html
Ma’ale Adumim: Annexation and the Architecture of... →
“…nothing and I mean nothing prepared me for today and our trip through East Jerusalem and to Ma’ale Adumim, a city a few kilometers away. It was not the Palestinians we met, although each had heart breaking stories. Rather it was our seeing first hand the deliberateness of the Israeli annexation project and its seeming inevitability. If you want to be made almost speechless stand at...
Akiva Eldar / Is there really a difference between... →
“One of the myths among whites in South Africa was that “blacks want to throw us into the sea.” Many of apartheid’s practices were formally based on security, mostly those involving restrictions on movement. Thus, for example, at a fairly early stage, black citizens needed permits to move around the country. During the final years of apartheid, when the blacks’...
Larry Derfner asks fellow Israelis, "If anybody... →
“We have to dare to put ourselves in those people’s place. And we have to stop doing to them what we would never allow anyone to do to us. Otherwise, we Israelis have no conscience, and little by little we become capable of anything.”
BDS is working: Settlers in uproar over withdrawal... →
Dexia Israel Bank, which gives loans to Israeli local councils in cooperation with the treasury, informed the Judea and Samaria authorities it was cutting off relations with them. The reason for the decision by the French-Belgian bank is pressure from pro-Palestinian organizations, parties, professional unions and others to stop the funding. Reports say that Dexia’s management decided following...
Palestinian Journalist Remembers Israel’s Assault on Gaza
Ali Abunimah: Israel resembles a failed state →
“Against this flowering of activism, Zionism is struggling to rejuvenate its dwindling base of support. Multi-million dollar programs aimed at recruiting and Zionizing young American Jews are struggling to compete against organizations like the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, which run not on money but principled commitment to human equality. Increasingly, we see that...